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Minister Chilufya – Commercial s.e.x workers helping in COVID-19 contact tracing

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Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya disclosed that commercial s.e.x workers have been very cooperative in giving details of all their clients in order to aid contact tracing. This was disclosed during a question and answer session at a press briefing this morning.

Source: Lusaka Times

In other news – Instead of 18 years, Henry Kapoko will serve 9 years in jail

The Lusaka High Court has upheld the conviction slapped on former Ministry of Health Chief Human Resource Development Officer, Henry Kapoko, and two others for theft by public servant and money laundering involving K6.8 million.

Henry Kapoko

However, the convicts will only serve nine years on both counts instead of the initial 18 years. This follows the High Court’s decision to quash the Magistrate’s mode of sentencing from consecutively to concurrently. continue reading

More news – JCTR – Lockdown has triggered rise in food prices

The Jesuits Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has attributed the rising food prices to a reduction in the supply of certain foods owing to lockdowns introduced to halt the spread of Covid-19.

Lusaka Market veggies

This comes at the backdrop of current income challenges due to job losses and reduced income in the wake of Covid-19, says JCTR Programme Manager for Social and Economic Development, Chama Bowa. continue reading

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