2)–Chitambo man, 35, commits suicide

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Chitambo man, 35, commits suicide

Chitambo , 11 Sept , 2014, ZANIS…….. A 35 year-old  man of Kamuchanga area in Chitambo district has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in a nearby bush.

The man who has been identified as Mulenga Spider Kunda went missing on Monday and was found by the Neighborhood watch on Tuesday night hanging on a tree.

The reasons why Mr. Kunda committed suicide are unknown to both family and friends.

And Commenting on the matter, Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu confirmed receiving a report on the matter in a telephone interview with ZANIS in Chitambo district today.

Mr Lungu described the incident as unfortunate and not the best way of solving problems.

He said when people are faced with problems they should resolve them amicably other than taking Gods life.

“When people have financial, marital or any other problems they should just resolve the matter other than killing themselves,” he said.

Mr. Lungu said police will investigate the matter further until they are satisfied that it was suicide but that there were currently no indications that the deceased was murdered.

Mr. Kunda whose body has since been buried leaves behind a wife and five children. ZAMIS/SM/CSB/ENDS————————-DRY


DMMU hands over boreholes to Mandevu residents

Lusaka, 11 September 2014, ZANIS……………The Lusaka Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit DMMU in collaboration with various partners have embarked on the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities in the district .

This is meant to minimize the negative impact of anticipated water borne diseases such as cholera, Typhoid and Dysentery.

DMMU National Coordinator Patrick Kangwa said this today when he handed over two boreholes worth K32,000 to the residents of Chipata and Kabanana compounds of Mandevu Constituency in Lusaka.

The boreholes were drilled by the Muslim Social and Welfare Trust.

Mr. Kangwa said that the provision of safe and clean drinking water to Mandevu residents is part of the DRR activities in Lusaka district.

Mr. Kangwa also thanked the Muslim Social and Welfare Trust for supplementing government’s efforts in providing social services to the community through the donation of boreholes in needy areas which he said is proof of their commitment to assisting the less privileged in society.

The DMMU National Coordinator also took advantage of the gathering to sensitize Mandevu residents on the Ebola Virus.

Mr. Kangwa called for partnership from all stakeholders and individuals to work  with government in the prevention of Ebola.

And Lusaka District Commissioner Ashell Kampengele re-affirmed government’s commitment to  addressing the suffering of the people.

Mr. Kampengele also called on residents of Mandevu to have a sense of ownership by taking responsibility and good care of the water point.

Mr. Kampengele who is also Lusaka district DMMU chairperson said that his office would continue partnering with other stakeholders in alleviating people’s sufferings.

Meanwhile,  Muslim Social and Welfare Trust trustee Yusuf Gangat said his association will continue to render assistance to the locals through relevant authorities such as the district commissioner’s office, DMMU, ministries and many others.

Mr. Gangat pledged his association’s  commitment to sink more boreholes in Kamanga, Chawama and Jack compounds including others in Mumbwa, Mkushi , Serenje and Chongwe districts.