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Lungu’s Press Aide Chanda appears in court for contempt

    President Edgar Lungu’s Press Aide Amos Chanda this morning briefly appeared in court for contempt of court. Chanda’s contempt charges arise from his remarks during a live Aljazeera interview “The Stream” where he commented on issues relating to the treason charge slapped on UPND President Hakainde Hichilema. During the interview, Chanda said ‘HH

Criminals kill SWASCO employee in Monze

A 50 year-old Southern Water and Sewerage Company (SWASCO) Water pump attendant, has been killed while the security guard is battling for his life in Monze District Hospital after unknown criminals attacked them in Monze last night. Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso said in a statement that criminals attacked the duo around 02:00 hours

522 jailed for drug abuse

Five hundred and Twenty-Two people have been arrested and sentenced to jail in Muchinga province since January this year for drug related offenses.   And Isoka District Commissioner Evenwell Mutambo has bemoaned the rising number of drug abuse related cases in the District.   Mr Mutambo was speaking during the World Anti-drug Day commemorations held

Non-permining Directors face Govt axe

  Minister of Water Development, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection, Lloyd Kaziya Government has threatened to fire non-performing directors of utility companies. Minister of Water Development, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection, Lloyd Kaziya sounded the warning in Mbala when he met Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company Management and other company staff at Chila Lodge. Mr. Kaziya said

President Lungu must stop barbaric conduct of PF cadres NGOCC

There is an urgent need for the President Edgar Lungu to put a stop to the Patriotic Front (PF)  Party cadres’  barbaric behavior and to acknowledge the growing political tension in the country says the Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) NGOCC Chairperson Sara Longwe has urged President Lungu to show leadership and immediately initiate

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo to jet into Zambia

Ghananian Nana Addo Akufo-Addo Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo is expected in Zambia for a Four day State Visit. President Akufo Addo’s tour of duty will see him officially open the Zambia International Trade Fair in Ndola. According to a programme released by Cabinet Office, President Akufo-Addo will be received by his host, President Edgfar

Release HH first before asking for prayers, East Rainbow Party tells Edgar Lungu

    Eastern Province Rainbow Party youth chairperson Emmanuel Nyau says President Edgar Lungu should first release UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and pray hard before others can pray for him. Nyau has also advised President Lungu not to distance himself from the case of Hichilema. He said President Lungu should learn to forgive others and

Agriculture vital for sustainable economic growth — Maloza

Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone says sustainable economic growth in the Province and the Country can be boosted through Agriculture. Mr. Sichone  says there  is need for more resources to be drown towards the Agriculture Sector to enhance production capacity and productivity of small scale Farmers. ZANIS reports that the Provincial Minister said at the

Its unacceptable for North Western province to remain poor JCTR

The Jesuit Center for Theological reflection (JCTR)  has bemoaned that  its unacceptable for  North Western province to  remain underdeveloped when it it is the largest contributor to   national treasury. In Press Statement, The JCT pointed that the poor state of township roads has been a major hindrance to the economic growth, with increasing population

PF Govt is concealing foreign loans-Simumba

International trade expert Trevor Simumba has charged that Government is not being sincere over the extent of Zambia’s foreign debt stock. Finance Minister Felix Mutati on Wednesday announced that Zambia’s total external debt stands at US$7.2 billion as at end of May 2017 from the US$6.9 billion recorded in December 2016. But Mr Simumba says

Man 56 commits suicide in maiya fishing camp in sinazongwe

POlICE in Sinazongwe District  in Southern Province have  picked a body of a fifty six years old man suspected of committing suicide at Maiya Fishing camp. A ZANIS reporter who rushed to the scene found Patson Mpundu 56 hanging on a rope tied to a tree believed to have hanged himself for unknown reasons. According

Outbreak of water borne diseases looms at Milenge Boarding Secondary School  

  More than 400 pupils  at Milenge Boarding Secondary School in Milenge District in  Luapula Province are at risk of suffering from water borne disease owing to poor sanitary conditions at the learning  institution.   ZANIS reports that Milenge Secondary School head master Matula Sichone confirmed the development in an interview adding that an outbreak

SAVE the Children Zambia ends cash transfer scheme in Sinazongwe District

SAVE the Children Zambia has finally closed out the Direct Response Through Emergency Cash Transfer project in Sinazongwe District in Southern province. The Direct Response Through Emergency Cash Transfer (DiRECT) project was a humanitarian project that targeted drought affected Districts in Zambia including Sinazongwe. ZANIS reports that this came to light when Save the children

Itezhitezhi Police Officer in Court for possessing illegal Ivory Tusks

A- 40-year-old police officer based at Itezhi Tezhi police station in Itezhi Tezhi district in central province is in court for unlawful possession of serval skin and four pieces of  Ivory.   Bradley Muswema of Kataba Township in Itezhi Tezhi district is facing two charges of possessing wildlife trophies without any permit from Department of National

Lusaka woman Strangled

A 38-year-old woman has been strangled in Lusaka, by suspected criminals. The criminals attacked the woman and her 19-year-old son, before getting away with an undisclosed amount of money. In a statement availed to ZNBC News, Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo confirmed the incident, which happened last evening. She has identified the deceased as Mailess Maunda.

MMD Die hard Youth wing caution William against attacking RB

The MMD Die Hard Youth Wing has told former Lusaka Province MMD Chairperson William Banda to stop commenting on the political situation of the country because he has shown that he is a bad political advisor. William Banda is quoted in some sections of the media as having said that former Republican President Rupiah Banda

Newly recruited nurses leap to six months without salaries

The Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has expressed disappointment with the Government ’s failure to the place all the recruited nurses on government payroll for six months now . ZUNO President Mr. Liseli Sitali noted that the  delayed salaries are demotivating the workers. Mr Sitali said the having a motivated workforce is fundamental to efficiency

Lusaka police shot dead

A 32-year -old Police Officer at Lusaka’s Bennie Mwiinga Police Post has died after he was shot by unknown people. Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo identified the deceased as Sergeant Ludovic Bwalya. Ms Katongo said sergent Bwalya died in the early hours of yesterday She says the incident happened around 04 hours in Lusaka ‘s Presidential

Kagame lands into Zambia

President Edgar Lungu welcoming Rwandan President Paul Kagame at Lusaka’s International Airport   President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has arrived in Zambia for a two-day state visit. President Kagame was received by his counterpart President Edgar Lungu at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Monday morning. President Kagame was accorded a 12-gun salute and he inspected

Get your hands off the FQM fraud case, JCTR tells State House

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has demanded that State House take its hands off the case US$1.4 billion ZCCM-IH and First Quantum Minerals fraud. In a statement, JCTR believes that the case needs to be heard, and if need be, the mining giant pay the due sum to ZCCM-IH. JCTR says this will

Cops fail to take HH to hear his contempt case against Sumaili

The Zambia police have failed to take United Party for National Development’s (UPND) Incarcerated leader Hakainde Hichilema to hear the case before Lusaka Magistrate Ireen Wimashanga in which she sued Minister of Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili for contempt Magistrate Wishimanga last week ordered the prison authorities and police to transfer HH to Lusaka but the

PF law maker pours scorn on three Church mother body’s advice to release HH

Patriotic Front (PF) Chasefu Member of Parliament  has castigated the three Church Mother bodies for demanding that the Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should be released immediately. Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) and the Evangelical Fellowship in Zambia (EFZ) held a joint media briefing at Lusaka’s kapingila

NUMSA to hold protests outside Zambian High Commission on Monday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has announced that it will pocket the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria on Monday over the transfer of Hakainde Hichilema to Mukobeko Maximum Prison. In a statement, NUMSA said it will stage a picket outside the Zambian Embassy on Monday, the 19th of June 2017. NUMSA has

466 Mukula laden trucks impounded

Lands Minister Jean Kapata has disclosed that 466 trucks carrying Mukula logs suspected to have been illegally harvest have been intercepted and impounded from February to May this year. Delivering a ministerial statement to parliament today on the pro...

SEIZURE OF LAKE PETROLEUM OIL FUEL TANKERS

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General, Kingsley Chanda has dispelled assertions by the Transporters Association of Zambia that Hundred (100) fuel tankers have gone missing. Mr. Chanda said in March, 2017 the Authority seized Twelve (1...

Embrace unity, peace – Oasis Forum

The Oasis Forum has called on all political parties in the country to embrace unity and peace. Chairperson Linda Kasonde says Zambia is bigger than any individual, further stating that politicians should dwell above party lines, tribe or race and embra...

Lungu tight-lipped over suspension of UPND MPs

President Edgar Lungu has declined to give his position on the suspension of 48 UPND Members of Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini, saying it is a matter for Parliament and not for the executive. The Head of State said this...

ACC urges public workers to be tough on corruption

  The Anti Corruption Commission has called on public service workers to actively participate in the fight against corruption as opposed to being perpetrators of the vice in their line of duty. Speaking during a sensitization meeting held at Sinazongwe Town Council Chamber for Government heads of departments yesterday, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Community Education

Police institute investigations on HH after Matibini’s order

  Police have instituted investigations in a matter in which UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is alleged to have issued disparaging and contemptuous remarks against speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the police launched the investigation after receiving the matter from Matibini. Katongo said police will inform the nation once

Zambia does not belong to any tribe or region – Siavonga MP

Siavonga Constituency UPND Member of Parliament Darius Mulunda has urged people in leadership to realize that Zambia does not belong to any particular tribe or region. Mr. Mulunda says the current happenings in the country suggest that Zambia belongs to few individuals who are able to do injustices against other people they differ on political