State make implementation of e-voucher smarter

  …As the system help government to save K1. 2 billion from theft. By Francis Maingaila Lusaka (17-07-18) The Zambian government has put in place measures to ensure a smooth distribution of farming input to farmers this coming farming season using the e-voucher system. Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo told journalists at the PF Interactive Forum

Local Scribe Gets Namibia Invite

Local journalist Mike Sichula has scored a minor first for his solo efforts in trying to provide balanced reportage on political events in the country. Sichula whose brand name is Speech Analyst has been invited at a continental Conflict and … Continued

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Koffi Olomide is coming to perform; promoters have invested over K 1 million, says Lawyers

LAWYERS representing promoters for Koffi Olomide, Makebi Zulu Advocates, say that the Koffi Olomide function has reached advanced stages in terms of organising and any attempt to stop the same will be a direct assault on their clients’ quest to earn a ...

Political Violence: Who is the Villain and Victim?

Could this be a classic case of the villain playing victim to political violence and attacks? A Patriotic Front campaign vehicle found itself on the end of an attack after the political rally addressed by President Edgar Lungu on Monday … Continued

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Longacres Vegas Annex Gutted by Fire

Popular night spot Vegas Annex Longacres has been gutted by fire. The fire broke out around 11:15 hours with the cause of the fire not yet known. Vegas Annex is the most popular of a chain of night spots spread … Continued

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DRC University Want Kabila To Step Down …Head Of State Expected To Address Nation

University professors and staff signed the document calling Kabila’s candidacy in the December polls “an unacceptable offence of high treason against the nation and the state” following months of heavily repressed protests calling for the long-time leader to stand aside. … Continued

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Chawama Switches On for Pres. Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has taken the front role in campaigning for Patriotic Front mayoral candidate Miles Sampa. Chawama which is where President Lungu cut his political teeth having been Member of Parliament for Chawama Constituency. President Lungu was counting on … Continued

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Govt saves over K1 billion from e-voucher

Smart Zambia National Coordinator, Dr. Martin Mtonga has disclosed that government has saved about K1.28 billion after removing about 761,000 replicated farmers from the E-Voucher system. Speaking during a PF Media Interactive Forum in Lusaka, Dr. Mtonga says the Zambia Integrated Agriculture Management Information system recorded a total of 1.6 million farmers when it was

CSPR urges govt to adhere to 2019 budget

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has called on the government ensure total adherence to the 2019 national budget. CSPR Executive Director, Patrick Nshindano notes that in the recent past government has continued ignoring its own budget pronouncements which he says is retrogressive to the country’s social and economic development. Mr Nshindano says there

Decision to send ministers to China perturbs UPND

The United Party for National Development (UPND) says it’s perturbed by the decision of President Edgar Lungu to send five cabinet Ministers to China to hold discussions with Chinese authorities and financiers on Zambia’s debt. UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says this is not a wise decision to on one hand try to save the little

Club Vegas Annex gutted

Club Vegas Annex in Lusaka’s Longacres area has gone up in flames. The cause of the fire has not yet been established. The fire started at 11:30hrs. By broadcast time, fire fighters from the Lusaka City Council and Zambia Air Force were still trying to put out the fire. Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja is also

Breaking: Vegas Night Club In Longacres Lusaka Under Fire.

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Cameras To Replace Traffic Officers

THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police have strengthened relations to curb road traffic accidents through the use of roadside cameras. This will greatly reduce the physical presence of police officers on highways. The two institutions entered into a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to promote a safer road transport system through

Man killed at ZESCO Flyover Bridge along Great East Road, Police say

POLICE in Lusaka have instituted investigations into a case of murder where a 37 year old man identified as Brian Mulenga was found dead at ZESCO Flyover Bridge along Great East road. The incident is reported to have happened between Saturday around 20...

MHSRIP: Namwala Road Traffic Accident Leaves One Dead

A road traffic accident on Namwala road in Choma has left one person dead early Monday morning. Southern Province Commissioner of Police Bonny Kapeso has identified the deceased as 26 year old Christian Silomba of Chandamali in Choma. Kapeso tells Byta FM News that the accident happened around 02:00 Hours when Silomba lost control of

MHSRIP: Namwala Road Traffic Accident Leaves One Dead

A road traffic accident on Namwala road in Choma has left one person dead early Monday morning. Southern Province Commissioner of Police Bonny Kapeso has identified the deceased as 26 year old Christian Silomba of Chandamali in Choma. Kapeso tells Byta FM News that the accident happened around 02:00 Hours when Silomba lost control of

RTSA and ZP strengthen the working relationship to reduce road crashes in Zambia

THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police (ZP) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to further strengthen the co-operation between the two institutions. The partnership is anchored on enhancing efforts to promote a s...

We Are Under Pressure as Champions – U17 Coach

UNDER-17 national team assistant coach Tenant Chilumba says it is inevitable for Zambia as defending Council of Southern African Football Association (COSAFA) champions to have pressure. The team arrived in Mauritius on Saturday ahead of the competition scheduled to kick off on Thursday. Chilumba said Zambia as defending champions will feel the pressure but that

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the country’s A-League competition. Club officials said “if all goes well”, Bolt could be signed for a season.

Ministers Confusing People With Contradicting Lusaka Ndola Rd Figures – KBF

Kelvin Bwalya Fube (KBF) says Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe’s position that US$1.2 billion is not the actual cost for the construction of the Lusaka – Ndola Dual carriageway makes logical sense. And KBF has expressed concern that President Edgar Lungu was given inaccurate figures when launched the Lusaka-Ndola Road project. Speaking to News Diggers in

American Soldier In Court Fofr Importing Firearms Without A Permit

A retired American soldier has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrate Court for allegedly importing a firearm into Zambia without permit. This is in a case in which Larry Sherad Hilmon, 43, is charged with one count of import of firearm and ammunition and prohibition against possession of firearm and ammunition. It is alleged that Hilmon

Kabwe PF MP Tutwa Challenges Kampyongo To Address Corruption In Police Recruitment

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says the recruitment exercise of police constables into the Zambia Police Service will be corruption-free. And Kampyongo has warned applicants in the ongoing recruitment exercise of police constables against using fake qualifications, saying anyone found wanting will be prosecuted. Kampyongo told Parliament, Thursday, that corruption would not be allowed

US president under fire over poll meddling comments

There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle. The top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul

Losing Chipili Seat Doesn’t Make Me a Rotten Politician – Mwila

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila says losing his Chipili parliamentary seat to independent MP Jewis Chabi doesn’t make him a rotten politician who cannot deliver victory for the ruling party in other elections. And Mwila has charged that Chabi is a little ignorant man who will only represent Chibili for one term because the

Social protection key to poverty alleviation-CSPR

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) says Social Protection is key to poverty alleviation, hence the need for stakeholders to promote such interventions. CSPR Advocacy and Communications Officer, Maxson Nkhoma notes that despite robust annual growth in the recent past, poverty levels in the country remain stubbornly high. Mr. Nkhoma has told QTV News

Now Home Affairs Minister Summons Nkana, ZESCO Over Fans Unruly Behaviour

Government has condemned the unruly behavior exhibited by Nkana and Zesco soccer fans during the week 24 fixture played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo says government will not allow any form of hooliganism to dent the image of the country as a beacon of peace. Mr. Kampyongo disclosed to

Koffi Will Be Arrested If Set Foot In Zambia

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili has said that the rhumba sensational singer Koffi Olomide would not be allowed to enter the country as he was facing a number of allegations in France. French ambassador to Zambia Sylvain Berger advised authorities in the country to take note that Koffi was still facing

India Eyes Third Position In World Economy By 2030

THE economy is on a stage of take off where Indians can legitimately hold their heads high, India’s economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra said on Saturday of the world’s sixth largest economy. The country is now targeting the third position with a $10 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030. “Good days are ahead and

Zambia’s delegation to China huge-CTPD

Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) Executive Director, Isaac Mwaipopo says while The decision to send a delegation of ministers to China to discuss the restructuring program of Zambia’s debt is welcome, the delegation is too much. Mr Mwaipopo has reminded the government of the need to be mindful of the numbers of ministers

2 PF Councillors In Serenje Attempt To Stop Kalaba’s Radio Programme

TWO PF councillors of Muchinga Constituency in Serenje district and the ruling party’s Serenje Central Constituency chairman on Saturday evening tried to block Bahati PF member of parliament Harry Kalaba from speaking on a programme at a community radio station. And Kalaba says the PF should be ‘voted for’ by the Chinese in 2021 because