NACZ calls for more content on digital television

The National Arts Council of Zambia (NACZ) has called for more television content now that Zambia has migrated from analogue to digital broadcasting system.
NACZ Assistant Director for Literary and Performing Arts Mwiche Chikungu said there was need for the country to come up with creative arts that will be aired on the new digital satellite broadcasting system.
In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Chikungu stated that film was a fantastic vehicle for the merging of the creative arts and digital economy.
And Chikungu has disclosed that NACZ, in partnership with the National Association for Media Art (NAMA), will soon conduct a free course to train film producers in the country.
He said the course, dubbed ‘Exploring Film-making: From Script to screen”, will be conducted at the National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) in Lusaka.
Chikungu, who however did not disclose the date for the course, explained that the training will explore the telling of stories, script writing and directing, cinematography and composing.

Two typhoid cases recorded in Shiwang`andu
Shiwang`andu, June 24, 2015, ZANIS… Two typhoid cases have been recorded in Mutolo village of Shiwang’andu district in Muchinga province.
ZANIS reports that Shiwang’andu District Medical Officer Webster Kambinga has confirmed the development in an interview today.
Dr. Kambinga said that the two infected people are from the same family
and that both have since received treatment after they tested positive to typhoid.
Dr Kambinga further said that three more people of another named village have
shown typhoid symptoms and samples have been taken to Chinsali
District Community Hospital for testing and results are still being awaited.
He noted that his office has embarked on preventive measures
to stop the widespread of typhoid in the district.

He added that 120 water points in the area had been treated as a preventive measure against the further spreading of typhoid while his office has also embarked on health
education in schools, markets and the community.

Dr. Kambinga has meanwhile encouraged people in the area to maintain hygiene in
their homes by keeping their surroundings clean, chlorinating or
boiling drinking water.

Dr. Kambinga said that no one is expected to die of typhoid in the
district as measures have been put in place to control the spread of the disease.