PF disowns tissue bearing president Lungus portrait

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has disowned images of toilet paper bearing President Edgar Lungu’s portrait circulating on social media. PF media director Sunday Chanda says the images are malicious aimed at bringing the name of the President into disrepute. He says party will not hesitate to report people circulating the images to the relevant

K64 million used in cholera fight

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government disbursed over K64 million to fight the cholera epidemic which broke out in October year. Dr Chilufya says the K64 million so far used to fight the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 85 lives countrywide was drawn from the treasury. Dr Chilufya said this in Parliament in

2021 ballot papers to be prepared locally- WINA

Vice President Inonge Wina says Government remains committed to ensuring ballot papers for the 2021 general election are printed locally. Ms Wina says once the Government Printing Department meets the specific technical security requirements for undertaking the assignment as well as adherence to the Zambia Public Procurement Authority regulations; it will be able to print

All six bodies of drowned pupils in Serenje retrieved

Zambia Army Commandos from Mushili Unit in Ndola have today managed to retrieve all the six bodies of pupils who drowned in Poosa dam at Kachipapa farm in Serenje District of Central Province. Last Friday, six pupils, among them 2 girls, drowned, after a boat they were in capsized. The children, 12 in number from

The race is on to save Disney’s classic (but fading) cartoons

Original drawings from Disney cartoons like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White could soon be lost to fading and decay. The individual hand-painted sheets that were used to make the films have become distorted and cracked over time. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is working with Disney to try to save the beloved pictures that

Michelle Obama ‘loves’ Black Panther and so do the rest of us…

Michelle Obama has sent congratulations to the makers of Black Panther after a weekend that saw the superhero film rack up blockbuster box-office takings. “I loved this movie,” wrote the former First Lady on Monday. “Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen,” she said. And

Iran plane crash wreckage found on mountainside

Search teams in Iran have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed on Sunday. The Aseman Airlines flight came down in the Zagros mountains in the west of the country and all 66 people on board are feared to have died. Rescuers travelled to the wreckage on foot after a helicopter was unable

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Cases increased four-fold, with more than 20,000 people affected and 35 deaths. Fifteen European region countries, including the UK, had large outbreaks. Measles cases were highest

Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish-held border enclave of Afrin, reports say, raising the risk of clashes with Turkey. It comes a day after Syria’s state news agency said “Popular Forces” would be sent there to counter “the Turkish regime’s attack”. Turkish troops and pro-Turkish Syrian rebels have been fighting Kurdish militia in Afrin

“It is not our tissue, this is the malicious work of the opposition,” Sunday Chanda says

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says images of tissue and sweets circulating on social media bearing the portrait of President Edgar Lungu is the malicious work of the Opposition and has nothing to do with the ruling Party. Chanda in a statement said i...

15 year old child rights activist to represent Zambia on the Child Rights Connect 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) Child Advisory Team

A YOUNG Zambian Child Rights Activist has been selected as a Child Adviser on the Child Rights Connect 2018 Day of General Discussion (DGD) Child Advisory Team! Maxwell, a grade 11 pupil at Arakan Boys Secondary School and a committed member of the Med...

State to industrialise Nakonde

By BUUMBA CHIMBULU GOVERNMENT is undertaking feasibility studies aimed at identifying best locations where industries can be set up in Nakonde to promote entre- preneurs. According to the then minister of Commerce, Trade and Indus- try who has now been moved to Finance, Margaret Mwanakatwe, this was among many ways in which Government was trying

Financial market anticipates Kwacha rebound

By BUUMBA CHIMBULU THE financial market is anticipating the likelihood of the Kwacha making a comeback in the short-medium term owing to the coming local bond auction set for February 23 2018. According to the market, since the last auction in December 2017, bonds rallied on the back of flush liquidity conditions and a tame


By BUUMBA CHIMBULU GOVERNMENT should urgently make a firm decision on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) end all speculations around it as this is damaging the credit rating of the country, says economist Chibamba Kanyama. Mr. Kanyama emphasised the need for the Government and the newly appointed Minister of Fi- nance, Margarete Mwanakatwe, to make

Chief Mulungwe area gets solar mills

By PETER MALASHA GOVERNMENT has in- stalled two solar powered hammer mills in Chief Mulungwe’s chiefdom in Mkushi. The move has cheered residents in the area who have commended the government for its commitment to improve their livelihood. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Nation, Kalwa ward councillor, Gerald Man- da, said government has

It’s back to class for married girls

By PETER MALASHA THE 33 girls who were recently withdrawn from Kangili Primary School and married off have since been enrolled back to school, Mkushi District Commissioner, Luka Mwamba has revealed. Mr. Mwamba told the Daily Nation that his office would not tolerate early marriages in the area at all costs and perpetrators of the


By KALOBWE BWALYA PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy national youth chairman, Ronald Chitotela, has disbursed K75, 000 to Rufunsa constituency to enable young people venture into various vi- able business projects. Mr Chitotela, who is Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development has called for dis- cipline among young people to promote national unity in the country.

PF mocks NDC

…The party is like a headless chicken By AARON CHIYANZO THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) is like a headless chicken, with no leader and claims that it can challenge the ruling party are laughable, PF media di- rector Sunday Chanda has charged. NDC has since responded in the affirmative to PF’s challenge that the opposition

Lungu elates HRC

By CHARLES MUSONDA THE Human Rights Commission (HRC) has welcomed the pronouncement by State House that President Lungu has political will to support enactment of the Access to Information (ATI) Bill. In a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday, HRC spokesperson Mwelwa Muleya said the commitment to enact the ATI Bill was one of the 90

Over 30 civil servants occupying grass thatched houses

By KALOBWE BWALYA OVER 30 Civil servants in Rufunsa district are occupying grass thatched houses, Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama has revealed. Speaking when Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister, Ronald Chitotela, paid a courtesy call at her office over the weekend, Ms Chama said civil servants were facing chal- lenges in accessing decent housing and

Railway construction project to start next year – Mushimba

By ALFRED TEMBO CONSTRUCTION of a railway line linking Zambia and Mozambique expected to cost US$2.3 billion is to commence next year. Minister of Transport and Communication, Brian Mushimba told the Daily Nation that although government signed a contract with China for $2.3 billion whose financer is China Export-Import Bank, construction would commence upon funds being

€70 million on cards

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka THE German government has committed €70 million to Zambia’s energy sector. German Ambassador to Zambia Achim Burkart said as part of that country’s support to sustainable energy, a total of €70 million will...

Desist from reckless beer drinking – Copperbelt civil servants advised

 COPPERBELT Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe has cautioned civil servants to desist from reckless consumption of beer as this affects productivity. “Most government officials love drinking and we cannot stop people from drinking but they should at least do it moderately after working hours keeping in mind that they will be working the

Congo peace

ZAMBIA and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) share the longest border line among the neighbouring countries, stretching close to 2, 000 km. Traditions and cultural patterns are as similar as they are infinitely connected among the peoples of the two countries. The interaction is profoundly regular in trade and most importantly as blood relations.

E-voucher hiccups are history  – Katambo

By ANNIE ZULU AGRICULTURE Minister Michael Katambo says challenges faced by farmers regarding the e-voucher system will be a thing of the past. Mr Katambo told the Daily Nation yesterday that Government was aware of the challenges the system had faced, which delayed some farmers from accessing their farming inputs. Mr Katambo told the Daily


By BENNIE MUNDANDO SUSPECTED Patriotic Front cadres have defied government orders to stop harassing a Barlastone farmer by continuing to trespass on his farm. They have instead warned Mr Webster Mhango, who owns farm number 28/29 in Barlastone that they will not rest until they wrestle part of the farm because they had the backing

DEC nabs Bolivian national for trafficking in cocaine

60 Views The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka says it has arrested a Bolivian national for trafficking in 2.1 Kg of cocaine which was wrapped in condoms concealed in fifty five (55) bottles of roll-on. DEC public relations officer Theresa Kantongo said in a statement that the suspect, identified as Veizaga Arias Steven, 27, was

What was the purpose of Lungu’s cabinet reshuffle?

77 ViewsBy Sishuwa Sishuwa What explains President Edgar Lungu’s decision to reshuffle his cabinet on 14 February 2018? High-profile changes were announced, including the removal of Felix Mutati as Minister of Finance and the appointment of Margaret Mwanakatwe, previously Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, as his replacement. Another was the elevation of Dora Siliya,

Get involved in the affairs of the your country, Kalaba urges Zambians

101 ViewsFormer Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has called on Zambians to stop being passive about the affairs of the country and ensure that they get involved to protectct its future. And Kalaba has bemoaned the relegation of youths in the country to mere rubble rowsers who can only be used to harass political opponents

Police top  brass take up teacher’s hit and run accident  case

By AARON CHIYANZO THE police command has taken up the matter where officers at Lusaka’s Emmasdale Police Station are reportedly shielding suspects behind the hit and run accident in which a teacher, Paul Njovu lost a leg.  Mr Njovu, aged 27 and a teacher by profession is recovering at the University Teaching Hospital after his