According to the Lusaka City Council’s burial permit office at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, the council has recorded at least 980 deaths in the last one month alone. Brenda Katongola, the council’s assistant Public Relations Manager said in an interview that of the 980 deaths, 164 were transferred outside Lusaka, while 549 burials were conducted within the Council’s established cemeteries, that is, both the new and old Leopard’s Hill cemeteries and Chingwere cemetery in Lusaka. The remaining 296 burials were conducted in other cemeteries within Lusaka not managed by the Council. This data was recorded between April 18th and 8th May 2017.
In a speech given at the handover ceremony for the blankets donated by ZASA, the president of the association made a firm commitment to skills, technology and knowledge transfer as a way of Diaspora Zambians doing their bit to push the agenda of national development back home.
The ceremony took place at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka on Thursday 23 March 2017. Below is the speech by ZASA President, Ferdinand Simaanya:
Provides a concise, informative and leisurely digest for Zambians in the Diaspora (well, anyone interested in Zambia really) that you can peruse on a Sunday afternoon while sipping on whatever it is that makes you smile :-)