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Just make your money because you will need it in prison, Kambwili warns a PF Minister

Roan PF Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has laughed a scathing attack at unnamed Minister serving in the PF government accusing the Minister of grand corruption. And PF insiders have indicated that the Minister that Mr Kambwili is referring to is Infrastructure and Housing Minister Ronald Chitotela. Mr Kambwili has accused the Minister of buying

Savior Chishimba links President Lungu to luxury villas in Lusaka

Outspoken opposition politician Savior Chishimba has alleged that President Edgar Lungu is behind the construction of a block of ultra-modern luxury villas in Lusaka. Mr Chishimba who is UPP President has since given President Lungu a seven-day ultimatum to confirm or deny his connection to the properties located in State Lodge – Mikango area. In

Small-scale gold miners should be regulated to curb environmental and health hazards

THE EXTRACTIVE Industry Alliance (EITA) in Eastern Province has called on Government to regulate small-scale gold miners to curb environmental and health hazards to communities. EITA representative in Petauke Ledger Tembo urged Government to enforce stringent laws on small-scale gold miners in Eastern Province. Speaking at the sixth Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI), held under

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Under-age pregnancies on the rise in Zambia

The parents of Lizzy Banda (on the picture) from Chipata rural in Zambia are looking for Mr Spineless Phiri who impregnated their daughter. Lizzy was born on 25th February 2005. She was impregnated by Mr Phiri early this year while in Grade 5. Mr Phiri who is 22 years according to his parent is on

We are alive and still in good spirits, there is no President who can release-HH

Incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has sent a passionate update from prison assuring his supporters that he is alive and still in good spirit despite numerous measures aimed at killing his spirit. And Mr Hichilema has condemned the increasing cases of violence in the country which he said has reached sacrosanct places such as the

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo arrives in Zambia

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has arrived in the country on a four-day state visit. President Akufo-Addo’s plane touched down at 18:15 hours at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The Ghanaian leader was welcomed by President Edgar Lungu and the First Lady Esther. President Akufo-Addo’s tour of duty will see him officially open the Zambia International

Former Mines Minister Maxwell Mwale set free on charges of abuse of office

The Lusaka High Court has acquitted former Minister of Mines Maxwell Mwale on the charges of abuse of authority of office. Mr Mwale was sentenced to two years in prison with hard labour by the Magistrate Court but appealed to the High court. It was alleged that Mr Mwale gave a mining license to Zongi

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I’m a people’s person, Kambwili tells Lungu’s Minister

Roan PF Member of Parliament (PF) Chishimba Kambwili says those in Edgar Lungu’s government should know that he is the people’s person. Dismissing a Minster he could not name who alleged that he (Kambwili) paid the women that cheered him, Kambwili says he has done his work. He has accused the Minister of being jealous

Government pays gratitude to the civil society

Government says it appreciates the civil society’s contributions to supplement its efforts in the fight against early marriages and child abuse. Luangwa District Commissioner, Ngoni Moyo says government is grateful to the various civil society organizations in fighting vices that are deterrent to the girl-child’s growth and national development in general. Mr. Moyo said government

Now state wants to take HH back to Mukobeko for his own safety

The State through the Zambia Correctional Services has applied to the Lusaka Magistrate Court to transfer opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and his five co-accused back to Mukobeko Maximum Prison. The state says transferring Mr Hichilema and the five back to Mukobeko is for their own safety. According to an application filed before the Lusaka Magistrates

Israeli firm CyGov selected to establish National Cybersecurity Agency

CyGov, an Israeli cybersecurity company offering world-class expertise and strategic advice to governments across the globe, has been selected to advise on the design of Zambia’s first National Cybersecurity Agency. Following a competitive tender process, CyGov was chosen to construct an action plan for establishing an effective and sustainable National Cybersecurity Agency in Zambia. The

All Councilors in Zambia to take a two year Diploma Course in Local government administration

The Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ) President Christopher Kang’ombe says his association plans to train all civic leaders throughout the country in Local government administration at the Zambia Open University from January next year. Mr Kang’ombe says the introduction of the two year Diploma Course was aimed at equipping councilors with management skills and

How shall we get to the Promised Land ?

By Davies Mwila BUILDING ON THE PROMISE THROUGH THE 7NDP On 21st June 2017, His Excellency President Edgar Lungu launched the 7th National Development Plan running from 2017 to 2021, with a pledge to build a resilient and diversified economy. President Lungu said that the plan indicates government’s commitment to planning, as the gateway to

Seductive dances in church condemned

OPEN LETTER TO ZAMBIA UNION CONFERENCE OF SEVETH-DAY ADVENTISTS. To: Zambia Union Conference SDA’s Leadership Reference: Rusangu University Cultural Night I write to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I address you in the spirit of brotherhood. The right thing to do was for me to address the Zambia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

President Lungu comdemns graveyard fracas between UPND and PF cadres

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has challenged youths in the country against engaging themselves in acts of violence instead of emulating his leadership centred on promoting peace and unity. The Head of State said that he and other political leaders had set a good example of promoting peace and unity, which was a fundamental ‘ingredient’ in fostering

Lessons from Rwanda and President Paul Kagame

By Anthony Mukwita. Someone once said the absence of darkness is light while the absence of war is peace, peace is the most cherished ingredient a nation can ever have. Zambia has enjoyed doses of it since independence in 1964. It is a priceless commodity that is often in short supply in some countries on

Attack of mourners at Lusaka’s Memorial Park condemned

Human Rights Commission (HRC) has condemned the attack of mourners at Lusaka’s Memorial Park yesterday and calls for political leadership to end the escalating violation of human rights and freedoms through organised political violence. “It is a great national shame that bereaved families and individuals are not only deprived of their right to mourn and

Small Scale Farmers Development welcomes Government’s agriculture tax

Small Scale Farmers Development Agency Director Boyd Moobwe says his organisation has welcomed the introduction of 10 percent tax on agricultural produce by government. Mr. Moobwe says the introduction of the development was in the right direction as it would ensure various benefits to both government and famers, respectively. Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya on Friday

Farmers advised to wait for Government’s floor price

Chilanga District Commissioner Edith Muwana has urged farmers in the district not sale their maize to briefcase businessmen but wait for government’s announcement of the floor price. Speaking at the district show in Chilanga yesterday, Mrs Muwana said some briefcase businessmen are offering a price as low as K50.00 for a 50kg bag of maize

German government allocates €31 million to help Zambia’s Renewable Energy Program

THE German government has allocated €31 million to its development bank, KfW, to help Zambia implement the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFiT) Strategy, which will accelerate the development of renewable energy. The funding to be provided to the GET FiT programme, a project that is designed to assist the Zambian government promote diversification of the

$2 million grant from EU to be distributed to small-scale miners countrywide

GOVERNMENT will in August start disbursing the US$2 million grant acquired from the European Union (EU) for small-scale miners countrywide to enhance their operations to enable them make meaningful contribution to economic growth. And Minister of Mines and Mineral Development permanent secretary Paul Chanda said Government is working on measures aimed at formalising the market

Zambia will be a major exporter of timber -Mulusa

GOVERNMENT through the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) will secure 50,000 hectares of land in each of the 10 provinces for the establishment of plantantions to transform Zambia into a major timber exporter. Minister of National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa says the forestry industry can significantly contribute to employment and wealth creation if

I’ll soon announce dismissals and suspensions on the Copperbelt-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has said that he will soon take action on some PF officials on the Copperbelt province so as to instill discipline in the ruling party. President Lungu said that he will consequently announce dismissals and suspensions on the Copperbelt province following squabbles that have rocked the party in the province , recently.

128 solar powered hammer mills to North Western Province as part of the Presidential Empowerment Initiative

Government has allocated 128 solar powered hammer mills to North Western Province as part of the Presidential Empowerment Initiative to local farmers. ZANIS reports that North western province minister Richard KAPITA says this initiative is expected to propel increased production, create jobs and reduce the price of mealie meal. Mr. Kapita disclosed this during the

Government warns Kafue residents after they vandalized ZESCO pylons

Government has condemned the spate of vandalism that has recently taken place in in Kafue District in Lusaka province recently. Lusaka province Minister, Ambassador Japhen Mwakalombe wondered how the economy of the district can grow if residents continue vandalizing infrastructure essential for national development. Mr. Mwakalombe says the infrastructure damage in the area will consequently

Government to commence consultations for the 2018 National Budget this week

Government says it will this week commence full-scale consultations for the 2018 National Budget and the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, respectively. The consultations will be in form of public forums with all stakeholders, economic actors, and members of the general public. The exercise will focus on the key areas of the Seventh National Development

President Edgar Lungu commissions construction works for the $397 million Copperbelt International Airport

President Edgar Lungu has officially commissioned construction works for the 3-Hundred and 97 Million US dollar Copperbelt International Airport in Ndola. The project will take three years to complete. President Lungu says the airport will bring economic benefits to the Copperbelt as three thousand jobs will be created during the construction period. The head of

NAREP wants to know where the tolls fees collected are going

THE National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) must explain the deplorable state of all major roads on the Copperbelt despite revelations that Government has collected up to K236.9 million since January 2017 to date. National Restoration Party (NAREP) secretary general Ezra Ngulube said most roads in Copperbelt towns were in a deplorable state, with huge clouds