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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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
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