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WHEN THEIR GLASS HOUSES CRACK MINISTERS BEFRIEND PRIVATE MEDIA

  THERE is a growing tendency among some politicians to shift goal-posts regarding their relationship with Zambian private media once the wind is not blowing in their direction. During first president, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda’s one-party state, the only privately owned print media was the National Mirror, a tabloid newspaper that was wholly owned by three...

QUALITY EDUCATION – WHO IS AT PLAY?

IF I had a chance to address the nation on education standards I would go like this: “Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to comment on education standards in the country. I will not waste time to make a decision on whether the education standards are high or low because the words high and low are...

New farming blocs cheer Dora

By SANDRA MACHIMA THE new farming blocs consisting of one million hectares of land created by the Zambian government represent a unique investment opportunity in the agricultural sector, says Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya. Ms Siliya said the initiative would lead to the creation of new agricultural towns in which agribusiness that consist of value addition,...

CHOLERA IS NO LONGER A HEALTH ISSUE, BUT A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUE AS WELL

HIS Excellency the President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his government need to be highly commended in the manner they handled the cholera epidemic which broke out almost three weeks ago. For the first time, we saw political will in handling a situation that was threatening human live at work. Credit should also go to...

Letters to the editor

UPDATE US ON CONCOURT HOUSE CONSTRUCTION Dear Editor, What has happened to the investigation regarding an opposition party that is building a home for a concourt judge in Ibex? Whether the story is true or not must be investigated in order to put Zambian minds at rest given the importance that the Constitutional Court has...

WAKE UP CALL!

THE countrywide infrastructure development is a progressive blueprint that needs to drift into an overdrive mode for the country to start deriving inherent benefits. If such an ambitious programme goes well beyond schedule, the costs will overshoot the estimates and distort the financial outlay of the country. Some of the projects, particularly in Chinsali and...

I’m too political for LAZ – Tutwa

By AARON CHIYANZO I AM too politically inclined to be at the helm of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and would make a bad president. The association needs neutral people to run it for all of us, says Lusaka lawyer Tutwa Ngulube. The association is scheduled to hold its conference this April, at which...

UPND blasts Antonio

By AARON CHIYANZO ANTONIO Mwanza is still a toddler, he cannot handle Hakainde Hichilema because he has survived character assassination by the big guys, says UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma. Mr Kakoma said that Mr Mwanza was still a baby when Mr Hichilema ascended to the helm of the United Party for National Development. The UPND...

We know those creating problems in PF – Lungu

By ANNIE ZULU in Lavushimanda PEOPLE who wanted to take over the Patriotic Front (PF) when President Sata died are the ones now creating problems in the party, President Lungu has disclosed. He has advised politicians in the party to manage their ambitions and be patient.  “There are some people who wanted to take over...

M’membe fights court order

By NATION REPORTER FRED M’membe has run to the Constitutional Court in an attempt to overturn a High Court ruling liquidating the Post Newspaper. He is relying on a ruling by the much criticized  and reviled Judicial Complaints Commission which faulted presiding Judge  Sunday Nkhonde, but which ruling was overruled by the  Kitwe High Court....

Morroco CHAN 2018

Zambia equalises with Namibia to make it 1-all at the ingoing CHAN 2018 Tournament in Morroco   Namibia 1 : 1 Zambia

Ndola deputy mayor shields expired Chinese food?

By VIOLET TEMBO MINISTRY of Health and Ndola City Council health inspectors were on Saturday allegedly blocked by Ndola Deputy Mayor Kenny Kasaba from seizing expired food products from Chinese owned Mei Mei shopping complex located in Dola Hill. Ndola Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya confirmed that health inspectors had complained to him over Mr. Kasaba’s...

Over 14,000 Congolese refugees face relocation

By CHIKUMBI KATEBE  OVER fourteen thousand Congolese refugees are set to relocate to a permanent settlement site at Mantapala within Nchelenge district at a cost of over US$32, 279, 067, says Kelvin Shimoh from the UNHCR Zambia public information unit. And the UNHCR anticipates a swell in the number of new arrivals at Kenani as...

Cholera control measures hailed

By BENNIE MUNDANDO GOVERNMENT must be commended for the robust interventions to contain cholera, including the unprecedented immunization against the disease via Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV), the Zambian DNA has said. Zambian DNA spokesperson Spuki Mulemwa told the Daily Nation that without government’s timely intervention, the cholera situation would have deteriorated further, and could have...

Luo warns trouble makers

By CHITE MTONGA HIGHER Education Minister, Nkandu Luo has threatened stiff penalties for employees propagating indiscipline in institutions of higher learning. The caution comes barely a few days after 44 Copperbelt University-CBU- Lecturers were interrogated in Kitwe for unlawful confinement of vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma whom they accused of failing to manage the University....

Kambwili needs counselling – Musoma

  By CHITE MTONGA CHISHIMBA Kambwili has failed to accept his dismissal from government hence his ranting, says  Zambia Republican party president Wright Musoma. Mr Musoma says he is concerned that the Roan Member of Parliament who is also National Democratic Congress 2021 presidential Candidate has been issuing contradictory statements and showing signs of amnesia....

Firm targets soya bean farmers

By MAILESI BANDA GLOBAL Industries Limited  will in the 2018/2019 crop marketing  season buy 100,000 tons of soya beans from small scale farmers through an out grower scheme organised by the National Union for Small-scale Farmers of Zambia (NUSFAZ). Union director general, Frank Kayula also revealed that  the newly found market for cotton will stimulate...

Letters to the editor

  New culture of insults Dear Editor TIME has come for our politicians to eradicate the culture of insults, name calling and hatred speech and instead advance issues of development. This negative culture was introduced to this country by Fred M’membes Post newspaper. It must be stopped because there are better things we can talk...

Menacing drought

DROUGHT in any part of the world brings with it acute food shortage and a spiral effect in the production chain that relies on rain-fed agricultural products. In Zambia and other parts of Africa, maize remains the staple food and is grown mainly by emerging farmers to feed the majority of citizens while the surplus...

NDC copying UPND

…tribal cliques dominate By BENNIE MUNDANDO National Democratic Congress (NDC) has modelled itself on the UPND, whose members are held hostage by a few people who make decisions that can not be questioned and have distinct tribal leanings, former UPND presidential spokesperson Edward Mumbi has charged. “In its current form, the NDC is a true...

Calamity hits vendors

By KALOBWE BWALYA CALAMITY has hit street vendors who were allocated stands at the gutted City market following unexpected rains on Saturday which soaked their goods as a result of an open roof. The traders have since appealed to Lusaka City Council to come to their aid. One of the affected traders, Solomon Chaswe told...

PF Govt still pro-poor – Mwakalombe

By PRINCE CHIBAWAH THE Patriotic Front Government is still a pro-poor government and those suggesting otherwise are simply politicking, Lusaka Province Minister, Japhen Mwakalombe has charged. And Mr Mwakalombe revealed that President Edgar Lungu’s administration has made huge investment in the heath sector because economic development can only flourish in a healthy nation. Mr Mwakalombe,...

Southern minister survives RTA

By KALOBWE BWALYA SOUTHERN Province minister Edify Hamukale yesterday sustained minor injuries, when his ministerial vehicle was involved in a road traffic accident after hitting  a boy, 7 as he crossed the Great North road. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo   said the pedestrian, a seven year old boy, Godbless Siachisamu of bridge park in Kalomo,  sustained...

DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL

No sooner does a crocodile or a snake hatch her young ones than she ignores and deserts them. Therefore, watching a video on how both young crocodiles and snakes survive immediately after hatching breeds grief and excitement in a person. Grief can accumulate in someone after seeing such a development on young crocodiles and snakes...

HAVE YOUR SAY

what do you make of the former FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza defecting to the ruling Patriotic Front? Davies X Mwelwa Kapungwe:  That is the beauty of democracy and he has the constitutional right to join any political party in Zambia. He has made a progressive move by joining PF. The party to unseat PF is...

BEWARE OF CONMEN, TRADERS WARNED

By CECILIA MUBAMBE  LUSAKA Mayor, Wilson Kalumba has warned newly re-allocated traders at Lusaka’s City market to be on the lookout for people purporting to have been tasked by LCC to levy them. Mr Kalumba’s caution comes in the wake of numerous complaints from traders that the Vendors Association of Zambia was allegedly asking them...

BRING BACK MY MAIZE, CHONGWE FARMER DEMANDS

By JOHN KOMBE A FARMER in Chongwe is demanding for the return of his maize by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) due to delayed payment for the commodity. Regis Nkhomeshya, an emergent farmer of Chongwe has written to the Assistant Marketing officer in the district asking the agency to return his maize. In a letter...

BULLETS AIM AT WARRIORS

By GRACE CHAILE  LESOETSA ZAMBIA will this evening aim to extend their unbeaten run at the on-going African Nations Championship (CHAN) when they clash with Namibia in the final Group B match at King Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca. The two sides are on joint six points, but Zambia lead the group on a superior goal...

MAN DRAGS UNCLE TO COURT FOR ADULTERY

By FRANK NYAMBE   There was drama in a Local Court in Lusaka when a man said that the person he has sued for adultery was his uncle. This is in a case in which Friday Chimfwembe, 24, a businessman of George compound sued, Crispin Mubanga, 24, of Chaisa compound for allegedly committing adultery with...

Two-faced ministers, MPs warned 

By BENNIE MUNDANDO   WE will not tolerate Members of Parliament and Cabinet Ministers demeaning President Lungu while embracing misguided ambitions to bring confusion in the party, PF member Julius Komaki has warned. And Mr. Komaki has challenged Harry Kalaba, Chishimba Kambwili, and Mwenya Musenge to tell Zambians exactly what they did to develop the...