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Lungu welcomes UPND

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is encouraged that the space of disagreement over the national dialogue process is now narrowing following the United Party for National Development’s (UPND) agreement that the process be locally driven.The h...

PF youth murdered

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Siavonga district youth chairman Panodti Chisinze has been stabbed to death by unknown people.According to PF national youth executive committee member Brave Mweetwa, Mr Chisinze, 48, was murdered by unknown...

Ex-mayor jailed over fake plots deals

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe FORMER Kitwe mayor Kelvin Sinyangwe has been convicted of two counts of obtaining over K100,000 by false pretences and has been sentenced to a combined nine months imprisonment with hard labour.In the first count of obtaining K11,00...

Chance to turn corner

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka IDEALLY, it would have been interesting to have Beston Chambeshi and Mumamba Numba on opposite ends in today’s Super Division rescheduled Week Seven encounter between Nkana and Zanaco.However, only Zanaco coach Numba will be avail...

Road tolls changing landscape

FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka ‘SUSTAINABLE road maintenance, improved life span of a motor vehicle, reduced maintenance cost of motor vehicles, improved traffic flow, and promotion of trade,” these are some of the benefits accruing from toll gates collections,...

Prepare for Plate category, Chipolopolo told

ALEX NJOVU and CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka LUSAKA Dynamos Namibian defender Teberius Lombard says Zambia should forget about winning the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Senior Challenge Cup because the Brave Warriors will be victorio...

How vulnerable is Zambia to DRC’s Ebola?

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka THE outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed over 25 lives, raising the concern of the Zambian Government. Measures have been taken to stop the disease from spreading to Zambia.The DRC, which shares a long ...

Wina launches Honours, Awards Policy

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina says Government has formulated a national policy to improve the administration of honours and awards to promote equity, patriotism and hard work among Zambians.Mrs Wina said the national policy on honours...

Prices of milk, cheese too high

Dear editor, WE HAVE observed that some dairy products are becoming more and more expensive.If you go to Shoprite Checkers or Pick N pay you may find that some products are above the poor. Cheese is too expensive that only the rich are affording to buy...

Lwandamina, ref incident

Soccer Review with STEPHEN PHIRI THE incident on Sunday at Edwin Imboela Stadium in Lusaka where Zesco United coach George Lwandamina and referee Derrick Kafuli exchanged words is unfortunate.Kafuli sent Lwandamina to the terraces in the 21st minute fo...

Zambia woos investors with relaxed visa conditions

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka MINISTER of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says Zambia has relaxed visa requirements for some African countries in an effort to open up the country for foreign investments.And Mr Kampyongo has urged traditional leaders in Nchele...

‘Domestic’ economic diplomacy

Analysis: OLIVER NZALA ON MAY 15, 2018, the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and Copperbelt University (CBU) signed a memorandum of understanding in order for the two institutions to co-operate in the area of developing innovative home-grown solutions th...

Kudos to Inspector General of Police

Dear editor THE Zambia Police Service traffic section has been labelled as the most corrupt section and its officers are viewed by many motorists, especially minibus drivers, as corrupt.However, one distinguished Charity Nanyangwe, a woman constable po...

Woman jailed for stealing baby

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has convicted and sentenced a 28-year-old woman of Matero to three years imprisonment for stealing a one-week-old baby.With intent to permanently deprive Sarah Sachayoya of her baby, Mwiche Nakamb...

Kamanga won’t travel – FAZ

ALEX NJOVU, Lusaka THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says president Andrew Kamanga has no role to play in the programme that national team coach Wedson Nyirenda will undertake in Spain.Last Saturday, FAZ vice-president Rix Mweemba told the Sport...

Empowered dialogue can bring wisdom to democracy

Analysis: BOB MUBANGA DEMOCRACY is an infinitely-including spirit. We have an instinct for democracy because we have an instinct for wholeness.Democracy is the self-creating process of life, projecting itself into the visible world so that its essentia...

5 Hundreds gang members appear in court

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe FIVE suspected members of the ‘Hundreds’ gang appeared in the Kitwe Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged with unlawful wounding and assault.And relatives and parents of the five suspected gang members wailed outside the court immed...

The mayor Lusaka wants

THERE is a lot of interest in the vacant seat for the mayor of the greater city of Lusaka – from contestants and voters.The by-election for the mayoral position is therefore likely to be keenly contested, going by the growing interest. There are variou...

Corporate taxes and job creation

Dear editor, IN THIS budget cycle, I strongly believe we need to critically look at industries that should and could be contributing immensely to the gross domestic product (GDP) but are not due to taxes levied on them, industries such as textiles and ...

Woman jailed for killing husband

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone THE Livingstone High Court has sentenced a 28-year-old woman to 25 years simple imprisonment for causing the death of her husband whom she later buried in the backyard garden. This is a case in which Mary Milambo was charged ...

Zambia face Burundi test

DIANA CHIPEPO, CECILIA ZULU Lusaka ZAMBIA will face Burundi in the Niger 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations final round and coach Charles Bwale has predicted a tough round. Burundi beat Sudan 2-0 in Khartoum on Sunday evening to advance 3-1 on aggrega...

Mayoral race starts

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, STEVEN MVULA Lusaka TWO citizens have petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking an interpretation on whether or not a councillor can contest a mayoral election without resigning as a civic leader. Mandevu’s Mpulungu Ward 23 council...

Lives upended by floods

VIOLET MENGO, Chama RHODA Lungu speaks in a broken whisper as she explains how her two -bedroom house in Chawaka village of chief Chizimba’s area in Lundazi District was washed away by massive floods in February this year. Ms Lungu together, with her h...

Inspiring life of Prof Chibale

NAOMI NYAWALI Pretoria, South Africa FROM the village of Muwele in Chief Chiundaponde in Mpika district to the edge of Table Mountain at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa leading a team of world-class researchers, is the inspiring life ...

Isoka farmers worry about rice prices

KELLY NJOMBO, Isoka LACK of price stabilisation and mechanisation along the rice value chain is among the major challenges affecting the growth of the sub-sector in Isoka district. Some rice farmers in the area have now resorted to selling unshelled ri...

Zambia should revamp manufacturing

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka ECONOMIC Commission for Africa (ECA) deputy executive secretary Giovanie Biha says Zambia should revamp its manufacturing sector if structural transformation is to succeed. Last Friday, the ECA launched a new generation of reports...

Govt securities increase by 17 percent

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka THE demand for government securities increased in the first quarter of this year to K50.9 billion from K48.4 billion as at December 31, 2017 because of higher participation of non-resident investors. Bank of Zambia (BoZ) governor ...

USAID to reduce poverty

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is renewing its commitment to reduce poverty and hunger in Zambia and other African countries through inclusive agricultural growth. The agency through Feed the Future ...

FAZ awaits Lwandamina scuffle report

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) deputy general secretary Adrian Kashala says the verbal altercation between Zesco United coach George Lwandamina and referee Derrick Kafuli paints a bad picture of the image of the local game....

DMMU urged to send relief food

MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe THE Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has been urged to send relief to 377 households in Chama district that were affected by floods. Chama district commissioner Leonard Ngoma said the area experienced a heavy downpour...