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UPND rally in cholera fix

STEVEN MVULA, Parliament GOVERNMENT has cautioned residents of Kanyama township in Lusaka against attending public meetings because of the threat of cholera, which broke out on October 6. Vice-President Inonge Wina says public gatherings are not allowed in the cholera-prone and densely-populated Kanyama Township at the moment to prevent the further spread of cholera in

‘Lungu biggest fighter against corruption’

STEVEN MVULA, Parliament VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina told Parliament yesterday that President Lungu is in the forefront of fighting corruption in the country. Mrs Wina said President Lungu is “the biggest fighter” of corruption and so no-one should trivialise his efforts. She was speaking this during the Vice-President’s question time.

Chief Chizela faces possession charge over mukula logs

BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi POLICE in Mufumbwe are investigating a matter in which 400 logs of mukula were found on five trucks parked at Chief Chizela’s palace of the Kaonde people to establish who the owners could be. North-Western Province commissioner of police Auxensio Daka said yesterday that police have since opened a docket of illegal

Power, Nkana target bragging rights

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe ZAMBIA’S most famous derby will be on display today when Power Dynamos welcome bitter rivals Nkana as the Super Division enters round 31. This fixture, set for Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, does not need introduction. When the two foes lock horns, stakes are higher than the three points as it is

Cancer disease curable

ZIO MWALE, Lusaka THOUGH Cancer may be dimmed incurable in the eyes of many Zambians due to lack of quality treatment in the country, a few who have undergone treatment at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) had a chance of surviving the ailment. Ruth Lungu, 39, of Lusaka’s Bauleni compound, is

Wezi goes back in studio

THELMA BWALYA, Lusaka AFTER releasing her EP [extended play] last year titled “Uhai”, which had songs like “Nyimbo Zako”, “Tiwepo” and “Nikukonda’, singer and songwriter Wezi is in the studio recording her LP [long play]. “I did an EP because I didn’t have the inspiration to do an album and I compiled it not really

Lungu to probe delayed payments to farmers

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka PRESIDENT Lungu says he will follow up with the ministers of Agriculture and Finance to find out why some farmers have not yet been paid money for the maize they sold to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). The President says he had directed Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya and her Finance counterpart,

When mom is a prisoner

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka WHEN Blessing Zulu went to prison, she went with her two-months-old breastfeeding son, Owen. This was because there was no close relative to look after her baby while she served her five-year sentence. “Being in prison with a child is the most difficult part of anyone’s life, this is because you are

Mulusa faces ministerial code of conduct

STEVEN MVULA, Parliament REPORTS of Minister of Development Planning Lucky Mulusa ridiculing Government’s purchase of 42 fire tenders will be dealt with under the ministerial code of conduct, Vice-President Inonge Wina has said. A video has gone viral on social media showing Mr Mulusa likening the 42 fire tenders bought by Government to wheelbarrows. The

Napsa too strong for Eagles

DIANA CHIPEPO, Sunset Stadium, Lusaka NAPSA 2 EAGLES 1 NAPSA Stars yesterday overcame Green Eagles to climb to eighth position on the Super Division log with interim coach Linos Makwaza saying the victory is a morale booster ahead of next Saturday’s Barclays Cup final against Zanaco. “It was a tough game and we wasted a

Shoes suitable for summer

Fashion Trends with ANGELA CHISHIMBA GETTING dressed in summer starts from the feet up. Whether you are exploring the city streets, or dancing till dawn, the season’s best activities require shoes to match. There are so many options for shoes to wear in summer. You can choose to wear gladiators, skimmers, wedges, mules, sneakers, and

Stop blatant lies, PF tells UPND

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Davies Mwila says the United Party for National Development (UPND) should stop deceiving people in Western Province that its president Hakainde Hichilema will be inaugurated as head of State. Mr Mwila said in Kalabo yesterday that UPND’s alleged deceit exposes the extent of the party’s desperation for

‘Fuel prices have to be cost-reflective’

STEVEN MVULA, Parliament MINISTER of Energy David Mabumba has told Parliament that Government reviews fuel prices every 60 days to respond to trends on the international market. In a ministerial statement yesterday, Mr Mabumba said a policy decision was made to review fuel prices every 60 days to respond to both changes in domestic and

You boycott prayers at your own peril

Dear editor, ALLOW me to express my views on comments I have ready about some self-proclaimed clergymen suggesting that these prayers conducted during the National Day of Prayer could be more of a curse than a blessing to Zambia. I do believe that God is no respecter of a person and can therefore use anyone

B’flow offers Kwacha for P-Jay’s headstone

ZIO MWALE, Lusaka IT IS hard to know where to start from with B’FLOW’s-1,200 word press release. Like sports writer Sid Low said in his blog following the Valencia and Real Betis La Liga game last weekend, which witnessed nine goals, most of them towards the end of the match, it is not an easy

How 10-month death secret was unveiled

DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka CHARITY Banda, the Chisamba woman suspected of killing her eight-year-old step-daughter, allegedly lied about where the victim was for about 10 months. She allegedly gave conflicting statements to her husband, the father of the child, leading to the suspicions and a quarrel. Her husband, Kennedy Chansa, who is currently nursing 20 percent

Is timber sector still viable?

Analysis: KUMBUKILANI PHIRI OF LATE we have seen a lot of drama in the timber sector and one would wonder what is going on in a sector where most Zambians have little information about. As far as most of us can remember, the timber sector is one of the most troubled and messed-up sectors. Recently,

Power to appeal Shamujompa verdict

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka and MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola POWER Dynamos will appeal against the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) player status and transfer committee ruling over defender Isaac Shamujompa and that the player will feature in today’s Super Division Week 31 match against Nkana. The Steven Lungu-chaired player status and transfer committee ruled that Shamujompa belongs

Let us maintain Wedson Nyirenda

Dear editor, KINDLY allow me space to talk about our painful loss to the so called Super Eagles. It was very clear that [Augustine] Mulenga was standing an inch behind a [Nigerian] defender on the far right angle and the ball was on the left where the young man Fashion Sakala was. It is also

Tourist capital applauds Daily Mail

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone GOVERNMENT has described the Zambia Daily Mail as the most reliable media institution in the country. Acting Livingstone district commissioner James Zimba says the newspaper always arrives on time in the tourist city and gives good coverage to developmental matters. “Zambia Daily Mail is the most reliable newspaper, you are always on

Vubwi DC warns politicians

CATHERINE MUMBA, Vubwi VUBWI district commissioner Margaret Miti says those still aggrieved about the outcome of last year’s general elections should stop complaining on social media but use platforms like the commission of inquiry into Voting patterns and electoral violence. She said complaining on social media and other wrong platforms makes the country look so

FIFA says Bondo call was final

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola WORLD soccer governing body FIFA has endorsed Nigeria’s victory over Zambia in the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B match. Nigeria beat Zambia 1-0 at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo to clinch qualification to next year’s finals. FAZ asked FIFA to review Augustine Mulenga’s goal, which was disallowed by Botswana referee

Establishing community trusts key to developing communities

Analysis: EVANS KAZONGA NGOMA BY AND large we need developed, empowered, self-sustaining communities as a way of reducing the burden on our already stretched fiscus that has a lot of national developmental agenda at hand. This is worth noting so that as communities especially in areas with abundant natural resources, we need and must benefit

VJ urges political parties to unite

HONE SIAME, Lusaka VETERAN politician Vernon Mwaanga has called for peaceful collaborations among Zambian political parties for the benefit of the country. And Dr Mwaanga has described as progressive the speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 19th Communist Party of China’s national congress on Wednesday that reassured the sound co-operation between China and

RDA should patch road to KKI Airport

Dear editor, THE road leading to our biggest airport, the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is in a bad shape. It is has potholes on several sections. In the event that the Road Development Agency (RDA) does not have a budget for upgrading the road to our country’s biggest airport into a dual carriage-way, at least

Let’s tap energy potential

THE demand for power in Zambia has increased tremendously due to accelerated economic activities and a growing population. The country’s current power generating capacity is 1,573 megawatts but has a deficit of 327 MW given the national peak demand of 1,900 MW. The deficit stems from several years of chronic under-investment and sometimes by the

Kambwili, Kapata reconcile

KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka and CHISHALA MUSONDA, Ndola ROAN member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata have reconciled over a recent altercation during which Ms Kapata poured water on Mr Kambwili. Mr Kambwili said in an interview yesterday that he has accepted an apology from Ms Kapata whom he

Renewable energy developers challenged

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka MINISTER of Energy David Mabumba has urged renewable energy developers to actively participate in improving Zambia’s power generation capacity following the launch of a Renewable Energy Feed-In- Tariff (REFiT) strategy yesterday. The strategy seeks to promote small and medium-sized renewable energy projects of up to 20 megawatts (MW) through quick deployment of

Curb road accidents, Lungu directs RTSA

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka PRESIDENT Lungu has directed the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and other road safety stakeholders to develop an integrated national programme to safeguard the lives of all road users. The President says Government is committed to investing in road safety to reduce the number of accidents and enhance the country’s socio-economic

Iron will drives Chamukwapulo

NDANGWA MWITTAH, Sinazongwe EUSTACE Hamatowe is a student at Chalimbana University in Chongwe where he is pursuing a degree in teaching. Today, he is teaching – on teaching practice at Chamukwapulo Community School, a school situated in the heart and within Sinazongwe’s Collum Coal mine fields. This is one school where the local community is