Man arrested for having sex with a cow

Police in Petauke District have arrested a man of Kalopu village in Chief Nyamphande’s area in Petauke District, for the offence of bestiality.

Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya says, William Zulu aged 30 years, had carnal knowledge of one of Andifello Lungu’s cows, contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Mr. Chilufya says the incident occurred on 8th August 2017, in Chizindilo village, when his grandson was trekking animals in the nearby bush.

He says it was at that point that they found William half naked in the act.

Mr. Chilufya says the suspect was apprehended, with the help of the police, and taken to Petauke Police Station.

The police commissioner says the suspect, who is expected to appear in court soon, said he did not know why, he acted in such a manner.

Chipata Council starts patching damaged roads

Chipata City Council has started patching damaged township roads, as part of works, conducted during the local government week.

Chipata City Council Director of Engineering, Andrew Zulu says the repairing of the roads will be done on all the roads that have defects.

Mr. Zulu says the local authority is working in partnership with RDA, the Road Development Agency.

And speaking during the tour of the road works ,on lower church road yesterday, Chipata City Mayor, Sinoya Mwale says the local authority ,will make sure that the status of the roads are improved in the district.

Meanwhile, residents in Chipata have commended the local authority for repairing the roads.

The residents however, say that the council should construct new roads, because the works being done are temporary.

JCTR calls for further reduction in fuel prices

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, JCTR has implored government to reduce fuel prices further.

The center says the price reductions announced by ERB, the Energy Regulation Board, were too minimal for those in the transport sector to consider reducing transport costs.

This is contained in a statement availed to Breeze News on Friday morning.

JCTR observes that as stated by ERB, the cause of the reduction is the appreciation of the Kwacha, but that it is not clear on how sustainable the appreciation will be.

The Centre says it hopes the Zambian government will ensure the trickle down benefit of low oil prices reach its citizens.

The Center says it is happy with the reduction in the fuel prices, as this may translate to a lower cost of living in the long run for Zambians.

JCTR adds that it is hopeful that the appreciation of the Kwacha will translate into fall of import prices, which can in turn reduce production costs for companies.

The Center says reduced production costs will make the market competitive, resulting into employment creation for many Zambians.

Over 2,000 people treated for different ailments at Mwami hospital

Over 2,500 patients with different ailments have been treated by medical experts from the United States of America, who were carrying out an outreach programme at Mwami Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Chipata district.

The 74 volunteers from the White Memorial Adventist Mission of
California also provided medical care to 75 patients with major surgeries and to 80 with minor surgeries.

Medical Mission Coordinator Esther Ong said 200 people had tooth extraction and 100 had cataract removal.

She also noted that a number of women in sexual active age groups underwent cervical and breast cancer screening, adding that education on hygiene and nutrition was also conducted among girls and mothers in the area.

She further disclosed that three boreholes were drilled by the volunteers in three villages surrounding Mwami Mission Hospital.

Dr. Ong noted that inadequate access to health services, poor
nutrition and hygiene are contributing to ill health among people in Zambia.

She noted that poor access to safe and clean water is a major
concern in the villages that were visited by her team.

She said in some places, people share water drinking points with animals.