— Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called for the scaling up of efforts to improve gender equality so that Zambia can attain the 50-50 target of males and females assuming decision making roles at various levels.
Lungu said when he swore in his newly appointed Minister of Gender and Child Development Victoria Kalima that while other countries have managed to achieve the threshold, Zambia was still lagging behind in that area. (Times of Zambia)
— The European Union (EU) has procured and handed over mineral production and monitoring equipment worth 400,000 Euros to the Zambian government.
EU Head of Delegation to Zambia Allessandro Mariani said the equipment will help ensure the collection and appropriate analysis of accurate mining production information. (Zambia Daily Mail)
— Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) says it will hold its national convention next year to elect new leaders.
Davies Mwila, the ruling party’s secretary general said the party will hold the convention to elect new leaders in preparation for the 2021 general elections. The party, he said, would start by holding elections at lower organs in readiness for the convention. (Daily Nation) Enditem