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HH CONGRESS TALK IS FAKE

By Chite Mtonga  THE calls by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema for the party to go for a national congress are only motivated by concerns going round among the party membership that HH will never be Republican president, former United Party for National Development (UPND) spokesperson Edward Mumbi has said. Mr Mumbi said that Mr Hichilema’s...

EXPECT A MORE SPIRITED BARCLAYS CUP NEXT YEAR

By Grace Chaile Lesoetsa BARCLAYS Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to making the Barclays Cup tournament more competitive next year. Head of marketing and corporate relations Mato Shimabale said the bank will work together with FAZ and other stakeholders to develop the game of football in Zambia. Speaking at a media luncheon at the Hotel...

PATHOLOGIST IN COURT OVER FAKE DOLLARS

By Justina Mulenga A University Teaching Hospital pathologist yesterday appeared before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being found in possession of $83,600 counterfeit currency. In this matter, Dr. Daniel Kaonga Muswahu, a pathologist at the University Teaching Hospital, stands charged with two counts of possession of Counterfeit Currency Notes contrary to the Laws of...

OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS KILLING ECONOMIES

By Muyani Shinjabale IT is very saddening to see public officers and corporate bodies using offshore accounts to avoid paying tax in the country. National Revolution Party spokesperson Dr Cosmo Mumba said paying taxes is what takes the nation forward and avoiding paying tax only defines how little some people value their country. Dr Mumba...

ZRA EXTENDS TPIN REGISTRATION

By Buumba Chimbulu THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has extended the deadline for application for Tax Payers Identification Numbers (TPIN) to March 31, 2018 to enable more eligible people particularly for those in peri-urban and rural areas comply. The application for the TPIN, which is mandatory for all bank account holders, was scheduled to close...

PIA BOARD DISSOLVED

By MAILESI BANDA FINANCE minister, Felix Mutati has dissolved the board of directors for the Pensions and Insurance Authority, (PIA), and appointed a new board headed by Petronella Mwangala as chairperson. The minister said the board was appointed to ensure that there is strict enforcement of regulation in the insurance sector and set the Insurance...

CHINESE DEFY MINISTERS

By Kalobwe Bwalya GOVERNMENT is in the dark about the resumption of works at the controversial Kalundu Mall by Chinese constructors after the project was halted because of revelations that the company had not followed the legal channels nor obtained necessary licenses for the same. Both Lusaka minister, Japhen Mwakalombe and Water, Sanitation and Environment...

SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT COMMENDS ZAMBIA

By Annie Zulu THE South African National Assembly has moved a motion to acknowledge that Zambia’s attaining of Independence marked a turning point in the struggle to a decolonised Africa. Member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Mmabatho Mokause who moved the motion said Zambia inspired millions of people and a generation of Freedom Fighters...

SORRY HH TELS KAMBWILI

… as the two meet with Guy Scott at court By Aaron Chiyanzo UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema yesterday apologised and sympathised with  Roan Member of Parliament, Chishimba Kambwili over the recent attacks by PF cadres while in Mufulira at a National Democractic Congress (NDC) party meeting .   The two embattled leaders shook hands in...

ONE PARTY STATE TO SOLVE TRIBALISM ISSUE?

By Chite Mtonga THE challenge of tribalism can be addressed by reverting to a one party state which encourages unity among all citizens, Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) President Edwin Sakala has said. Mr Sakala said tribalism worked against the need for government to deliver social  and economic development in the country. He said tribalism...

MKUSHI LANDS US$40,000 YOUTH PROJECT

By Buumba Chimbulu THE Africa-Asia Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) has disbursed US$40, 000 to equip youths in Mkushi district with entrepreneurial skills in ventures such as livestock and poultry. AARDO is an inter-governmental autonomous organisation established in 1962 with a view to improve livelihood in rural areas of its member states such as Zambia. AARDO...

Kambwili shamed

By Annie Zulu ROAN Member of Parliament, Chishimba Kambwili was brought back to life using an ambulance he described as useless acquisition by then ruling party, MMD. This came to light in Parliament when Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya in defending the usefulness of the mobile hospitals, narrated the accident ordeal that left Mr Kambwili unconscious...

LCC VOWS TO DEMOLISH ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

… there are no sacred cows By Aaron Chiyanzo THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has insisted that it will go on with the planned demolition of illegal structures in Lusaka’s Emmasdale area as soon as the enforcement notices to be issued to the affected parties mature. Lusaka town clerk, Alex Mwansa said that LCC was...

ZIMBABWE UNREST: ECL URGES AMICABLE SOLUTION

By Oscar Malipenga PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has encouraged all parties in Zimbabwe to work towards a quick and peaceful resolution to the impasse. The Head of State has called on all the parties to uphold human rights. President Lungu, who is in Cairo, Egypt on a state visit, made a comment yesterday on the unfolding...

ZAF HOSPITAL IN LUSAKA TURNS AWAY A WOMAN IN LABOUR?

…she ends up giving birth at home By Annie Zulu A WOMAN in labour, was on Tuesday last week allegedly  turned away from Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Mount Euginia Hospital in Lusaka West for failing to provide some necessities used in delivering the baby. Fridah Banda 27, of Chikondano Township who was accompanied by her...

IT’S A COUP D’ÉTAT?

Harare – Emmerson Mnangagwa appears well-placed to return to a leading role in Zimbabwe following the army’s takeover in response to President Robert Mugabe’s sacking of the former vice president. Nicknamed “Ngwena” (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has a reputation for taking no prisoners. He appeared to have been...

I WILL TESTIFY IN MY  MURDER CHARGE- MUKATA

By Chintu Malambo MURDER accused Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata has decided to give evidence on oath in his defence in a matter in which he and his co-accused Charmaine Musonda are facing one count of murdering a security guard. In this matter, Mukata and Musonda are accused of murdering Namakabwa Kalilkwenda, a security...

KAMBWILI HAILS POLICE OVER MUFULIRA FRACAS

By Violet Tembo ROAN Member of Parliament Chishimba KwambwilI has praised police for the manner they handled the Mufulira fracas where Patriotic Front (PF) cadres reportedly attacked National Democratic Congress (NDC) members during a meeting on Sunday. Mr Kambwili said he was happy that police were not intimidated and instead acted in a professional manner...

LUNGU A SELFLESS LEADER – KAPIRI DC

By Ketra Kalunga PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is selfless and focused leader unlike other politicians that do things for their own benefit, says Kapiri Mposhi district commissioner, Peter Mwiinde. Mr Mwiinde said Zambians have been looking for a President like Mr Lungu who is able to put food on the table through sound agricultural policies and...

UTH NOT IN A HURRY TO SEPARATE SIAMESE TWINS

By Chikumbi Katebe THE University Teaching Hospital is set for a major operation to separate Siamese twins joined at the abdomen, says senior medical superintendent Clerence Chiluba. Dr Chiluba said they were however not in a hurry to do the operations which required that the children were allowed enough time grow to support the medical...

CONTRACTED COMPANIES WARNED

…don’t mistreat KCM workers By Aaron Chiyanzo IN Chingola. GOVERNMENT has threatened to outlaw outsourcing if it ever receives reports that companies involved are mistreating workers and abrogating contractual agreements. And minister of Labour and Social Services, Joyce Nonde Simukoko has implored workers unions to fight for improved conditions of service for their members and...

MINISTER EXPLAINS AMBULANCE PURCHASE

By Annie Zulu        MINISTER of Health Chitalu Chilufya has clarified that contrary to assertions in some quarters, Government is not about to procure 50 ambulances at an exorbitant price of US$288, 000 each. Dr Chilufya noted that in September 2015, Government through the Ministry of Health entered into a contract with Savenda Limited to supply...

MOSES MUTETEKA JAILED ONE YEAR

By Justina Mulenga THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court yesterday sentenced former MMD deputy minister of Local Government and Housing, Moses Muteteka to one year imprisonment with hard labour in one of the nine corruption charges he was facing. The matter came up for judgment yesterday before magistrate Faidess Hamaundu where the accused was sentenced accordingly in...

OPPOSITION BACKS KCM

…. workers should not fear out sourcing  By Chite Mtonga KCM should consider sub-contracting Zambian companies that can take up some of the workforce as it strategieses to use contractors to assist in increasing copper production to 400,000 tonnes per year, people’s party president Mike Mulongoti has said. KCM announced that it intends to engage...

SUSPECTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FISHED OUT

By Simon Muntemba A COMBINED team of Immigration and Zambia Police over the weekend pounced on unsuspecting illegal immigrants and arrested a good number, fishing some from their dwelling places and shops. Officers from the immigration department and the police swung into action last week on Friday in an effort to fish out illegal immigrants...

HH BLASTED

… it’s dishonest to hide investment in tax haven By Chite Mtonga OPPOSITION UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should on principle not attempt to contest the 2021 presidential election as he has been publicly exposed as unpatriotic citizen who is only interested in enriching himself, Zambian DNA spokesperson Spuki Mulemwa has said. Mr Mulemwa told the...

14 SPANISH FIRMS POISED FOR TALKS WITH LOCALS

By Buumba Chimbulu ABOUT 14 Spanish companies will this month hold investment meetings with their Zambian counterparts and are set to create business linkages with the local entities in different sectors of the economy. Cruz del sur investments limited, a Spanish company will facilitate the “Business to Business” (B2B) meetings between 15 Spanish business delegation...

MAPALO CHANDA MURDER CASE: SUSPECT JAILED FOR ESCAPING LAWFUL CUSTODY

By Chikumbi Katebe THE murder suspect in the brutal murder of Mapalo Chanda, an employee in the Auditor General’s office has been sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for escaping from lawful custody. This comes after suspect, Talent Nchimunya Munkombwe, 22, while in lawful custody managed to elude an armed police officer and...

CONDOMS SHORTAGE HITS EASTERN PROVINCE

By Annie Zulu A SHORTAGE of condoms has hit Eastern Province for the past three months, Provincial HIV and AIDS Coordination Adviser Emmanuel Chama has said. And Mr Chama observed that the shortage of condoms in the region was an indicator that people in the region were using the material to prevent the spread of...

24 HOURS ULTIMATUM TO KANGWA MUSENGA TO STEP ASIDE AS PROTUZ GENERAL SECRETARY

Dear Editor, I am giving  Kangwa Musenge a 24 hour ultimatum to step down as General Secretary of the Professional Teachers Union of Zambia[PROTUZ]. I give him 24hours to resign and allow his deputy to take over the leadership of the Union. I also implore Mr.Mwitumwa Vincent [0978 679333], the Union President, to take full...