Top news items in major Zambia media outlets

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LUSAKA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Sunday.

-- The Zambian government says it has come up with long-term measures to address the water crisis in the country.

Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Dennis Wanchinga said the ministry has devised a long-term strategic plan which will involve scaling up water harvesting programs to ensure that rain water was not allowed to go to waste. (Times of Zambia)

-- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals have uprooted a perimeter wall at a border entry with Zambia, making the border porous.

The Zambian government erected the perimeter wall at Kasumbalesa border entry to control the movement of people and Copperbelt Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says the two governments have held talks to mend the wall. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- Lack of a presidential advisor on planning has left a huge gap in planning for development for the whole nation, the Zambia Institute of Planners has said.

Cooper Chibomba, president of the institute has since appealed to President Edgar Lungu to consider creating the position under his office to help in planning for development. (Daily Nation)

-- Catholic Bishops in Zambia have urged the South African leadership to take responsibility for the xenophobic attacks in that country.

Zambia Conference for Catholic Bishops president George Lungu said xenophobic and its resultant chaos were not just criminal but cruel, barbaric and abominable and the South African leadership need to own up and stop the vice. (The Mast) Enditem

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