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Decision to scrap subsidies in the energy and agriculture sector is final-President Lungu

President Lungu has said that that the decision to do away subsidies both in the energy and agriculture sector is final. Speaking when he met with all PF, MMD and Independent MPs at the National Assembly, President Lungu emphasized that the bold reforms he had initiated in the energy and agricultural sectors we’re here to

Suspended 46 UPND MPs take their case to the Court of Appeal

THE suspended 46 United Party for National Development (UPND) parliamentarians have taken their application to the Court of Appeal challenging Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini’s decision to suspend them for 30 days. This follows Lusaka High Court judge Petronella Ngulube’s recent decision to dismiss their application to declare their suspension by the Speaker

HH says his Life is in Danger in the latest post

MY LIFE IS IN DANGER – HH. 13/07/2017. Good evening fellow countrymen and women, It is my sincere hope that you all are doing fine out there. I wish to thank you all for your growing concern and prayers over my health and treatment during this period. May I also take this opportunity to confirm

Jean Kapata warns her ministry officials who are allocating already-occupied land

MINISTER of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata has warned of stern action against individuals within her ministry who are allocating already-occupied land to unsuspecting people. Ms Kapata said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that she is committed to ensuring that the illegal sale of land is stopped and sanity is restored. “We have

LT Update

This year marks the 10th year that this website has been serving content to the visitors, who we consider to be the main supporters the site, since re-branding in January 2007. The first post was made on the 6th of January. Tt was not until 22nd January 2007 at 11:42 AM that the first comment

Despite his incarceration, it is not automatic for HH to be next President-Kabimba

Rainbow Party (RP) General Secretary Wynter Kabimba has said it is not automatic that opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema will be the next president owing to his incarceration once he is out of jail. In an interview on Pan African Radio Peoples’ Debate Program anchored by Caesar Sindele, Mr Kabimba said that there are many

Zambians should pay attention to product labels-ZABS

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) is advising consumers in Zambia to give product labeling the attention and seriousness it deserves by ensuring that they read all product details before making the final decision to buy. ZABS Head Marketing and Public Relations Officer Hazel Zulu said this is because product labeling is in fact a

Botswana’s leading supermarket to expand operations in Zambia by opening 9 more outlets

BOTSWANA’s leading supermarket, Choppies, plans to expand its operations in Zambia by opening nine more outlets with Chipata branch to be unveiled this month-end. Group chief executive officer Ramachandran Ottapathu said Zambia’s favourable investment climate has allowed the retail chain store to rapidly broaden its business prospects to other potential markets outside Lusaka. Mr Ottapathu

The Kwacha strengthens to below K9 per US dollar

THE Kwacha, which has breached the K9 mark, has continued to appreciate against the US dollar and other convertible currencies with analysts projecting that it will remain strong. The local currency has made dramatic gains, appreciating from K14 to US$1 at the end of 2015 to K8.7 against US$1 yesterday. The gains have been attributed

FRA to buy 500,000 metric tonnes of maize and reduce satellite depots

PARLIAMENT heard yesterday that the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will buy 500,000 metric tonnes of maize for strategic reserves in this year’s crop marketing season. Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya told the House in a ministerial statement that starting from the 2017/2018 marketing season, farmers who will buy maize from FRA will be paid a

UPND takes Parliament to Court for endorsing Article 31

OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) has challenged Parliament for endorsing Government’s decision to invoke Article 31 of the republican Constitution, saying the decision was ill-conceived. In an affidavit filed in the Constitutional Court yesterday, UPND secretary-general Stephen Katuta has alleged that the decision is a scheme calculated to disenfranchise the 46 suspended members

Kanganja warns Police officers not to abuse the sweeping powers they have been given

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned Police officers across the country not to abuse the sweeping powers they have been given following the invocation of Article 31 of the Constitution. And the Police Chief has assured the business community and the people of Zambia the police will be there to protect then and

Parliament adjourns, Vice President urges MPs to explain the invocation of Article 31 to electorates

Parliament has passed a motion to suspend standing orders to enable the House complete business and adjourn sine die. The motion was moved by Vice President Inonge Wina and seconded by Minister of Home Affairs Steven Kampyongo. Speaking when she addressed the house, Mrs. Wina urged Parliamentarians to use the time when Parliament will be

ZRA “Amnesty Initiative” brings in K 384 Million

Zambia Revenue Authority “Amnesty Initiative” Scopes 384 Million in Collections and 267,707 in applications. The exceptional program aimed at helping taxpayers put their liabilities behind them has collected 384 million kwacha and received 267, 707 applications as at 30th June 2017. The Amnesty initiative gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to have 100 percent interests

HH and 5 others moved back to Mukobeko Maximum Prison-UPND Media Team

United party for National Development (UPND) has said that the party President president Hakainde Hichilema and 5 other co-accused persons have been moved to moved to Mukobeko prison with immediate effect. In a statement released to the media, the party said that Mr Hichilema and his co accused have been moved despite the fact that

Parley approves Threatened State of Emergency motion

Parliament has approved President Edgar Lungu’s declaration of Article 31 to curb the recent fires that have rocked the country. Last week, President Edgar Lungu sought parliamentary approval to the Preservation of the Public Security Act by invoking Article 31 of the Zambian Constitution. Parliament adopted a motion tabled by Vice President Inonge Wina to

Our Labour Movement is capable of handling any threats to democracy, Mwamba tells NUMSA

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has said Zambia has a fearless, vocal and active labour movement to deal with any matter regarding the governance of the country. He said the country’s labour movement had played a key role in the liberation of Southern Africa and was also instrumental in the democratization of

Vice President Inonge Wina to table motion for article 31 in parliament

Vice President Inonge Wina is on Tuesday expected to table a motion in Parliament seeking the approval and extension of President Edgar Lungu’s invocation of article 31 in the Zambian constitution addressing the security situation in the Country. Parliamentary Chief Whip Richard Musukwa has confirmed this in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka today.

Open Letter to The Republican President of Zambia from Brig Gen Godfrey Miyanda

OPEN LETTER TO THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA! [By Brig Gen Godfrey Miyanda – 9th July 2017] APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT The invoking of Article 31 by the Republican President as the cure for the fires that have occurred in some parts of the country is a rushed and misplaced option. I urge the Republican

No need to destroy Zambia’s reputation on the continent-Nakacinda

MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda says his party has been elected as Executive Member to the Council of African Political Parties Media Forum. Speaking in an interview from Niamey, Niger were he attended the consultative forum over the weekend Mr Nakacinda, said his party was honoured to have been elected and urged Zambians to guard

Botswana refuses to release Trucks carrying Fresh Fish for Cross Border Traders from Zambia

OVER K 1.8 MILLION worth of fish bought by 30 Zambian cross-border traders into Botswana went to waste in March after the four truckload were not allowed to leave Botswana. The four trucks, which were loaded with fresh fish coming from Botswana to Zambia, were not allowed to cross by the Minister of Environment, Natural

President Lungu commits himself to securing K1.5 million to construct a trading shelter for 2,000 traders in Kitwe

President Edgar Lungu has committed himself to securing K1.5 million required for the Kitwe City Council (KCC) to construct a trading shelter that can accommodate about 2,000 traders at Chisokone A market in Kitwe. During the opening of a trading shelter at Chisokone market on Saturday, President Lungu regretted the death of a female street

Investors consider Zambia as a safe haven, Bank Governor

THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) says the over-subscription o f Government securities is an indication that investors consider Zambia as a safe haven. The central bank has also allayed fears by some sectors that the country will default the Eurobonds when they mature in 2022, 2024 and 2027 as Government has been up to date

Committee resolves to rebuild Lusaka City Market in 6 weeks

THE COMMITTEE of ministers appointed by President Lungu to look into the rebuilding of Lusaka City Market has resolved that the trading place be rebuilt in six weeks. The reconstruction of the country’s biggest market will be led by Zambia National Service (ZNS) in collaboration with the Lusaka City Council (LCC), and the business community.

Engineers constitute team of experts to gage damage to gutted city market

The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has instituted a team of experts to assess the extent of the damage caused to the gutted Lusaka city market. EIZ president George Sitali said once the assessments are done EIZ will propose to government solutions that will aid in expeditiously restoring the facility to its full functionality in

It’s time for unconditional dialogue-HH

Incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has charged that its time that the UPND and the PF had unconditional dialogue. And Mr Hichilema who has today clocked 90 days in jail has called on the PF government to prepare a recovery package for all Marketeers affected by the City Market inferno. Meanwhile, Mr Hichilema says the

Bankers Association of Zambia endorsed decision to invoke article 31-Amos Chanda

THE BANKERS Association of Zambia and leaders of business in the country endorsed President Edgar Lungu’s decision to invoke article 31. Featuring on the Hot FM Breakfast show this morning Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said the Bankers Association and leaders of business had welcomed the decision to

Legal and justice sector resumes public sittings

The legal and justice sector reforms commission has resumed sittings in Zambezi district to receive oral and written submissions from members of the public. ZANIS reports that the justice Frederick Chomba led commission which is being chaired by the solicitor general Abraham Mwansa has assured Zambians of government’s political will to transform the legal sector.

Government committed to game restocking to boost the tourism industry-Banda

Government has reaffirmed its commitment to scale up wildlife conservation with its various stakeholders to ensure the growth of tourism industry. Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Charles Banda says government is committed to game restocking and conservation to boost the tourism industry. Mr. Banda says it is hence cardinal for his ministry to

Dundu-mwezi community eager to receive President Lungu

The Dundu-mwezi community in Kalomo District in Southern Province have expressed its willingness to welcome a Republican President for the second time ever in its history. Chief Chikankata of the Tonga speaking people particularly says he and his subjects look forward to President Lungu’ s visit to the area this week. The traditional leader said