The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Monday.

— Zambian President Edgar Lungu has warned of stern action against local contractors engaging in shoddy works on public infrastructure.

Lungu said the government will closely monitor all contractors working on public infrastructure to ensure they do quality work. (Zambia Daily Mail)

— Three-two health facilities in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, have been shut down for stocking and dispensing expired drugs and other medical supplies.

The move follows compliance monitoring inspections on 120 health facilities by the Health Professions Council of Zambia where rampant non-compliance was found. (Daily Nation)

— The Zambian government intends to open a one-stop investment center in the northern part of the country aimed at providing investors with the necessary investment opportunities in the province.

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga said the one-stop center will be opened next month following the overwhelming response from potential investors wishing to invest in the area after the hosting of an investment expo recently. (Times of Zambia)

— The Zambian government says it will next year abolish meal allowances at public universities so that the money is allocated to “bigger” issues in the education sector.

Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo said the responsibility to provide meal allowances will now be left to parents as the government intends to abolish the allowances. (The Mast) Enditem


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