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LUSAKA’S MISISI RESIDENTS USING PLASTIC BAGS AS TOILETS

By Annie Zulu RESIDENTS of Lusaka’s Misisi Compound have bemoaned the use of plastic bags as latrines by some residents in the area. They lamented that negligence to construct pit latrines by some residents had made them resort to open defecation with most of them using plastic bags to relieve themselves. The residents complained the...

ZAMBIAN 2016 ELECTIONS WERE FREE, FAIR, TRANSPARENT – SADC

By Simon Muntemba ZAMBIAN 2016 elections were free, fair, and transparent and the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is a credible institution that conducted the election in a peaceful and competent manner, the SADC Heads of State have said. And the SADC Heads of State have congratulated President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF)...

CEC WARNED

By Aaron Chiyanzo THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has been warned against rushing into drastic actions with potential to cripple the national economy and put the livelihoods of people at risk, People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) president Andyford Banda has advised. Last week, CEC cut off power supply to Mopani Copper Mines following a dispute...

UNZA IN THE DARK

….on restructuring and allowing students to write exams By Aaron Chiyanzo THE University of Zambia (UNZA) management is still in the dark about the proposed restructuring of the University and how over 8,000 students who have been allowed to write the examination will be financed, vice chancellor Luke Mumba has said. Professor Mumba said that...

CHITIMUKULU SPEAKS OUT

By Chikumbi Katebe CHISHIMBA Kambwili shocked the Bemba Royal Establishment when he desperately wanted attend the ukusefya pa ng’wena, a traditional ceremony that he had never shown interest before. Paramount Chief Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga ll says he is convinced former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili had ill intentions for the Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena Traditional Ceremony, which...

KAMBWILI KNELT, BEGGED

…Gary Nkombo to accompany him to meet with South chiefs By Aaron Chiyanzo CHISHIMBA Kambwili knelt down before UPND Mazabuka constituency lawmaker, Gary Nkombo and begged him to accompany him as he went to apologise to the traditional leaders in Southern Province. According to impeccable sources, the Roan constituency lawmaker went to Mr Nkombo’s house...

VUSI AND THE TOKOLOSHE

Batuke Mwanza NELISIWE Dlamini Khumalo was getting concerned with her son Vusi. The boy’s attitude, social and academic lifestyle was changing for the worst. His school teachers and his head master had called Mrs. Khumalo to their offices on three occasions in a space of two weeks, complaining to her about her son’s behavior at...

We should love peace

By Pastor Jasper Mutale Like i said we should love peace. Yes we may have different Political standing and when hardship times come , we must choose to embrace Peace and love for one another. When others are preaching Tribalism , we must preach Love , Peace and unite. we have to remind ourselves daily ...

HH, sober up!

THE release of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and five others who were facing a treason charge after the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) entered a nolle prosequi in public interest presents a golden opportunity for constructive dialogue that should culminate into genuine reconciliation. It is public knowledge that a catalogue of events that characterised our...

Bishops hail Lungu, HH dialogue

By CHARLES MUSONDA THE Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has pledged to work hand-in-hand with the Commonwealth to foster dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and United Party for National Development leader (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema. ZCCB Secretary General Cleophas Lungu says the Catholic Church is always open to participate in any noble effort that promotes...

Be humble,UPND officials told

By SANDRA MACHIMA THE opposition UPND must apologize and assure the nation that they will not engage in politics of vengeance or insults if real reconciliation is to be realised, National Congress party leader Pastor Peter Chanda has said. Pastor Chanda said the release of Mr Hichilema should translate into politics of maturity and ensure...

Lions Club of Fairview gets new board

By AARON CHIYANZO A NEW Board of Directors for the Lions Club of Fairview of Lusaka has been installed to run the affairs of its Lionistic Year 2017/2018. District governor, Lion Jessica Chobe, administered the “swearing-in ceremony” of the new Board during the Installation ceremony on Friday evening at Mahak Restaurant in Lusaka. Jones Mwangala...

ERB CLARIFIES ISSUES RAISED ON THE FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENT

FOLLOWING the recent fuel price adjustment by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB), a number of issues have been raised by the public and other stakeholders. This week’s article is therefore dedicated to clarifying these issues of concern raised by the public on different platforms, including the media. The key issues captured and the ERB responses...

Nchito defends discredited Task Force

By OSCAR MALIPENGA Disgraced former Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mutembo Nchito yesterday used the occasion of late President Levy Mwanawasa anniversary to justify the infamous and totally discredited Task Force on Corruption. He claimed, “On issues to do with fighting corruption he (Mwanawasa) made it a point that we did our job without interference...

Mafinga MP warns Kambwili

By Aaron Chiyanzo CHISHIMBA Kambwili should keep himself and his foul mouth away from Muchinga Province, Patriotic Front (PF) Mafinga constituency member of Parliament, Jacob Siwale has warned. Mr Siwale warned that the Roan law maker, who seemed to have embarked on political suicide, should stay away from the Province because people there wanted peace,...

Nothing wrong with mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS

Dear Editor, Cabinet recently resolved that testing for HIV and AIDS is now mandatory unlike before when it used to be voluntary. Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS means that the person who goes to the health institution to access medical services for whatever health problem can be tested for the virus that causes the AIDS pandemic....

OPEN LETTER TO ALL POLITICIANS

Dear Editor, ALLOW me space to express my displeasure at your continuous tribal remarks that have torn the unity of the Church apart. While we appreciate that it is God who fashioned many tribes in the land of Zambia into existence, it is unfortunate that in your human wisdom you have used your tribal inclination...

Text messages to the editor

Malema is a fool Now that their pay master is out what next for the stooges in South Africa, Malema and that sell out Maimane? –Chanda     Chitimukulu is the man I say kudos to the Bemba paramount chief, Mwine Lubemba Chitimukulu for not allowing Kambwili and company make a spectacle of our rich...

SAFETY FOR FRESH GRADUATES

By Mark Kunda BEFORE you fix your boss, fix yourself. It is easier to change yourself than to change someone else. When some graduates join the industry, they only see things and people that need to be changed. When they notice that things are not changing as they want, they get frustrated. A frustrated work...

LUNGU ATTENDS KAGAME’S INAUGURATION

By Simon Muntemba PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu yesterday attended the inauguration of Rwandan President Paul Kagame at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda following his re-election. Speaking shortly after the inauguration ceremony, President Lungu congratulated his Rwandan counterpart, saying his re-election showed the confidence that the Rwandan people had in him. President Lungu said the people of...

STICK TO DIALOGUE PLAN, WINA TELLS LUNGU, HH

By Annie Zulu PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema must stick to their commitment to dialogue, freedom fighter and veteran politician, Sikota Wina has said. Mr Wina reminded the two leaders that Zambians were expectant as they had both expressed willingness to dialogue.   He said that it was only going to be...

‘GBM IS A COWARD’

By Aaron Chiyanzo GEOFFREY Bwalya Mwamba is the biggest coward ever who cannot dare the police to arrest him now, when he went into hibernation immediately UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema was arrested, former UPND deputy spokesperson, Edwin Lifwekelo has charged. Mr Mwamba is alleged to have questioned why the police did not arrest him when...

MANDATORY TESTING NOT OKAY – NGOCC

By Linda Soko Tembo IT is the responsibility of each and every individual to decide on issues of their personal health voluntarily as opposed to compulsory HIV Testing, Non-Governmental Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Executive Director, Engwase Mwale has said. Ms Mwale said Government’s announcement to make HIV Testing, Counselling and Treatment (HTCT) compulsory was infringing...

MANDATORY HIV TESTING HERE TO STAY – PRESIDENT

By Aaron Chiyanzo CONFIDENTIALITY will still remain part of the ethics for all medical practitioners even with the mandatory testing of HIV/AIDS in all health institutions, so there is no need for panic, says President Edgar Lungu. President Lungu noted that the recently pronounced mandatory testing of HIV/ AIDS had raised dust among some sections...

PACRA REGISTERS MORE COMPANIES

By Buumba Chimbulu OVER 15, 000 companies have been registered by the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) between January and July 2017 against 13,945 businesses registered during the same period in 2016. PACRA public relations officer, Vaida Njovu, said they recorded an increased number of registrations in agriculture, forestry, and fishing, followed by mining,...

STATE BIDS TO BOOST COFFEE GROWTH

By Buumba Chimbulu GOVERNMENT says it has engaged Northern Coffee (Olam Coffee) to build a processing plant and commence outgrower schemes at the company with a view of transforming it into a coffee belt for Africa. According to Finance Minister Felix Mutati, discussions had advanced with Olam to build a coffee processing plant and also...

FANS WANT ARROWS EXECUTIVE TO GO

By Bennie Mundano PREMIER league side Red Arrows Football Club executive must be replaced because it has failed to steer the team to any success apart from fighting for survival in top-flight football in Zambia, the fans have demanded. They said because of the state of affairs, it discouraged them as ardent followers of the...

What’s your comment on the mandatory HIV testing which has replaced Voluntary, Counselling and Testing?

Is it a right step in the right direction? (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Strongly Disagree (4) Disagree (5) Don’t know Mwendabai Mbonabi: I see, that’s why we have a lot of rejected ballot papers during elections. The question is very simple, but check your answers! Mutelo Katota II: HIV testing has always been...

CEC REFUSES TO OBEY COURT ORDER

By Bennie Mundando THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has remained defiant against a High Court order stopping it from restricting power supply to the mines, leaving Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) closed for a week and putting thousands of jobs on the line. This follows a stand-off between the power utility company and the mining firms...

REPENT

…STOP BEING ARROGANT AND TURN TO GOD By Prince Chibawah and Bennie Mundando STOP being arrogant, repent and turn to God for forgiveness for all the wrong things you did prior to incarceration, United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema has been advised. And former UPND special assistant to the president for special...