Top news items in major Zambia media outlets

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LUSAKA, March 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Monday.

-- Zambia's central bank is this June expected to implement the second phase of the national financial switch project to lower transaction costs and interconnect all mobile money service providers.

Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Director of Banking, Currency and Payments Systems Lazarus Kamanga said the implementation of the system will play an important role in ensuring that digital financial services providers are connected with each other. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- The Zambian government says it was aware of the 2018 Global Hunger Index results where Zambia ranked fifth as the hungriest country in the world and is making frantic efforts to improve in the ratings this year and in future.

Sylvia Chalikosa Minister in the Vice-President's Office said the government was implementing measures to address undernourishment, acute malnutrition, chronic malnutrition and child mortality to help improve the country's standing on the Global Hunger index. (Times of Zambia)

-- Zambian President Edgar Lungu has assured that there will be no violence in the country when the country goes for general elections in 2021 because he will not allow anarchy to continue.

Lungu has since urged the police to arrest people calling for civil unrest because they do not mean well for the country. (Daily Nation)

-- The Zambian government says limited awareness about Tuberculosis (TB) and stigma associated with the disease are hampering government efforts in finding and treating all patients countrywide.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said during commemoration of this year's World TB Day on March 24 that although the disease was preventive, it has remained one of the major causes of ill-health and deaths in Zambia, with 18,000 dying every year. (The Mast). Enditem

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