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Body of drowned Namwala girl retrieved

A joint team of Zambia Police officers and Namwala district Council Fire Brigade has managed to retrieve the body of a girl who drowned on Sunday afternoon at about 12:30 hours in Namwala river. Council public relations officer Bupe Kabuswe says the girl has been identified as Soneni Muchindu aged 14 years of Namwala’s Copper

ZICTA issues GoTV Zambia with license for signal distribution

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority(ZICTA) has issued GOtv Zambia limited with a notification of award for a network license of a private signal distributor which authorizes the company to install and operate a digital terrestrial television distribution network. GOtv has pledged to invest 95 million United States dollars in 5 years and a

ZRA uncovers mining scam worth K76.5 billion

The Zambia Revenue (ZRA) has uncovered a mining tax scam worth K76.5 billion. And ZRA has announced that it has started the process of comprehensively auditing mining companies in all applicable tax types. Last year, the amnesty on interest and penalties was announced by the authority to allow tax payers to clean up their tax

Speaker suspends Bowman Lusambo for 30 days

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has suspended Lusaka province Minister Bowman Lusambo from Parliament for 30 days for assaulting Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili. This relates to an incident which happened on 3rd October,2017 at Parliament where Mr Lusambo slapped the Roan MP while Lands Minister Jean Kapata poured a bottle of

‘Terry helped me through slump’

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has thanked former club captain John Terry for his advice which helped the 21-year-old overcome his recent poor form. The Denmark international has imposed himself in the centre of Chelsea’s defence this campaign, making 36 appearances across all competitions, but made costly errors in recent matches. Christensen has been culpable for

Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg asked to appear before MPs

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by a parliamentary committee to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analytica. The UK-based political consulting firm is accused of using the data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Damian Collins, the chairman of the Commons inquiry

Time ripe for Zambia to diversify through tourism – Sikwela

Ministry of Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary Reverend Dr. Howard Sikwela says the time is ripe for Zambia to diversify the economy through tourism. Speaking when US Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote paid a courtesy call on him at his office, Dr. Sikwela said tourism comes under Pillar Number One of the Seventh National Development

Zambians perish in SA accident

Two Zambian Nationals have died in a fatal road traffic accident in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two identified as Jerome Mulenga aged 33,holder of passport number ZN226638 and Musonda Mwanza holder of passport number ZN434215 died on the spot when the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and overturned several times. According to information

Xi Jinping tells parliament China must not be complacent

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the National People’s Congress (NPC) that China must not become complacent about its development. Speaking at the closing session of the annual parliament, Mr Xi said China was at a critical stage in its history and only socialism could save it. He also warned against Taiwanese separatism or attempts

Sale of Indeni long overdue – Energy Expert

Energy Expert Chiko Mudenda says the selling of Indeni Oil Refinery Company in Ndola has been long overdue. He says government should be concentrating on reducing the high cost of the fuel supply chain. Mr. Mudenda tells QTV Business News that he has noted that some stakeholders are concentrating on who buys the refinery company

Sale of Indeni long overdue – Energy Expert

Energy Expert Chiko Mudenda says the selling of Indeni Oil Refinery Company in Ndola has been long overdue. He says government should be concentrating on reducing the high cost of the fuel supply chain. Mr. Mudenda tells QTV Business News that he has noted that some stakeholders are concentrating on who buys the refinery company

GEARS remind ECZ of its mandate on voter registration

Governance, Elections, Advocacy, Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Zambia has reminded the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) of its mandate to conduct continuous voter registration as provided by the Electoral Process ACT. GEARS Initiative Zambia Executive Director MacDonald tells QTV News that under section 7 of the Electoral Process Act, the ECZ is expected to conduct

CSPR calls for review of tax burden

Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) says there is need to review the current tax burden placed on the people of Zambia. The organization has also observed that the high taxes being imposed on the people of Zambia have a significant bearing on efforts to reduce poverty in the country. CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano

Zambia’s 4th Mobile network provider gets license

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has issued UZI Zambia Limited with a notification of award of licenses to provide similar services to what the three existing mobile network operators are currently offering. ZICTA Manager Corporate Communications Ngabo Nankonde says the authority received two investment proposals at the time of closing for receipt

‘Salah gives confidence like Suarez did’

Mohamed Salah’s goalscoring exploits this season are having a similarly positive impact at Liverpool to that of Luis Suarez had when the Uruguayan was at Anfield, according to club captain Jordan Henderson. Manager Juergen Klopp said Salah was close to the same level as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after the Egyptian scored four goals in Saturday’s

Wildlife conservation efforts need to be stepped up – Banda

Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda says wildlife conservation efforts need to be stepped up for posterity. He says there is need to do more conservation, coupled with aggressive marketing to achieve the tourism dream of government. Mr. Banda says government could not achieve everything on itself, hence the need for Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

Borrowing space in Africa shrinking rapidly – ZIPAR

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Executive Director Dr. Pamela Kabaso has observed that it is evident that the borrowing space in African countries is shrinking rapidly. Dr Kabaso said this in Lusaka when ZIPAR hosted a policy consultative meeting with a delegation from China who are in the country to collect recommendations

Reopening of Kwame Nkrumah University moved to August

The reopening of Kwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe has been moved from April to August 2018. This is in order to allow for the recruitment of more lecturers and to sort out all the audit queries which the institution is currently undertaking. Kwame Nkrumah University Vice Chancellor Hellicy Ngambi, who is also Mulungushi University Vice

Zimbabwe stolen funds amnesty: Millions still to be returned

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has released the names of hundreds of companies and individuals who failed to return $827m (£590m) illegally stashed abroad despite an amnesty. After taking office last year Mr Mnangagwa gave individuals and companies 90 days to give up the funds. He said on Monday it had resulted in $591m being returned,

Russia election: Putin ready for ‘constructive’ dialogue

Vladimir Putin has said he is open to “constructive” dialogue with other states after being re-elected president of Russia with an increased majority. “But of course that doesn’t depend on us alone,” he added. “Just as in love, both sides must show an interest or there will be no love.” Saying there would be no

Nothing wrong with EL’s health – Chanda

By JAMES KUNDA - PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is in good health and fit enough to carry on discharging the duties of his office, State House has said. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said in an exclusive interview in Lusaka yesterday that Mr Lungu was fine and merely undertook

LCC trashed for garbage pile-up …Mwale refuses to accept excuses for council’s failure to collect rubbish

By STEVEN ZANDE  - LOCAL Government Minister Vincent Mwale has lashed out at the Lusaka City Council (LCC) for not allocating enough garbage trucks to deal with the mounds of rubbish beginning to build in the city centre and markets. Mr Mwale was not best pleased when he conducted a tour of the markets in

Lungu’s parliament address disappoints UPND youth

The opposition UPND Youths in Lusaka have charged that President Edgar Lungu missed a golden opportunity in parliament last Friday to highlight how his administration intends to deal with the unemployment crisis in the country. UPND Lusaka Province Youth Spokesperson Otis Bwalya tells Q News in a statement that the Zambian youths were expecting the

Sinkamba writes to Govt to place a waiver on income withholding tax on rent

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has written to the Minister of Finance Margret Mwanakatwe demanding immediate issue of a waiver to formally exempt individuals who own residential properties from paying withholding tax on rental income. The Green Party leader says the waiver should hold until an equitable system is put in place to ensure poor and

Stop borehole taxes immediately, HH tells Govt

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has demanded for the immediate cancellation of the newly introduced tax on boreholes and ground water saying it will not in any way benefit the poor Zambians. The opposition leader notes with displeasure the levels of what he terms more punitive taxes being imposed on

Media harassment: NDC’s Charles Kabwita suspended

  National Democratic Congress (NDC) National youth Chairman Charles Kabwita has been suspended for 30 days for alleged harassment of journalist’s from public media institutions. And three NDC youth’s from Lusaka have also been suspended for their alleged involvement in the victimization of journalist’s. NDC consultant Dr. Chishimba Kambwili announced the suspension of the vibrant

Zambians must reject emerging of sponsored hate agenda – PF

The ruling Patriotic Front has expressed concern over the amount of hate speech being peddled by known media houses and sponsored by known Opposition political parties targeted at President Edgar Lungu. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda has told Journalists in Lusaka that these people have moved from ridiculing the Head of State to insulting his

We can conquer HIV/AIDS – Veep

Vice President Inonge Wina says it is possible for the world to fight and conquer the HIV/AIDS pandemic if nations worked together with a single voice to combat the scourge. Mrs. Wina has observed that the world has recorded tremendous progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS with 21 million people living with HIV across the

Thirty four year old Lusaka woman ‘abducted’

A thirty four year old woman of Lusaka’s Chilenje area was allegedly abducted by three men and later throwing her out of a moving vehicle leaving her unconscious. The police have since launched investigations in the matter that happened on 15th March, 2018 at 20:00 hours. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to

Forty year old Zambian found dead in his House in SA

A forty year old Zambian national has been found dead at his house in Germinston, Johannesburg, South Africa. Bornface Kuyokwa, holder of passport number ZN 155052 was found dead by paramedics who were called to his house by his neighbours following some suspicions. It is alleged that Mr. Kuyokwa was heard screaming shortly before paramedics