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LUSAKA, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) - The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Thursday.
-- Treatment of children affected by lead poisoning due to mining activities in central Zambia's Kabwe town is scheduled to begin next month with drugs procured in partnership with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Mines and Minerals Development Minister Richard Musukwa said personnel from public health facilities have already been trained in lead-level testing and treatment ahead of the campaign. (Times of Zambia)
-- The Zambian government has granted the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), which supplies power to the mining industry, approval to import about 200 megawatts of power from the Southern Africa Power Pool to mitigate the supply deficit in the wake of a power shortfall being experienced in the country.
Owen Silavwe, the firm's managing director said the ministerial consent has been granted and that the power utility will go ahead to import power once all the procedures are finalized. (Zambia Daily Mail)
-- The Zambian government says it has never underplayed the seriousness of corruption and its effect on the country.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo said government's seriousness in fighting corruption could be seen in the various measures it has continued to undertake to fight the scourge. (The Mast)