News Archive

SHZ bemoans high stunting levels in Northern Province

Self Help Zambia has bemoaned the high stunting levels in children in Northern Province. Organization country Director Kolongo Chitengi has told journalists in Lusaka that this is because farmers in the province have opted to sell all their produce without leaving anything for household consumption. She says another major cause of stunting in the province

First Lady Esther Lungu wants National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage be shared across all stakeholders

First Lady Esther Lungu says the approval of the National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage should be widely shared across all stakeholders. Speaking during the Orientation and Dialogue meeting with spouses of traditional leaders in Lusaka, Mrs. Lungu says the nation is waiting anxiously for the launch of the action plan that will operationalize the

UNZALARU condemns PF MPs for voting against a motion to pay retirees

The University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has condemned Patriotic Front Members of Parliament for voting against a progressive motion to compel government to pay retirees on time. UNZALARU General Secretary Dr. Kelvin Mambwe has expressed shock that some lawmakers some of whom are retirees, can stoop so low as to vote against

Dr. Chilufya supports the nullification of exams for nurses

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says it is only right and proper that the November 20th General Nursing Council examination was nullified following gross examination malpractice and leakage, in order to preserve patient safety, aspire for quality health service delivery and maintain integrity. Dr Chilufya has told Parliament the General Nursing Council of Zambia had to

Here is your word for today: Isaiah 51:10

Good Morning Mwebantu, Here is your word for today: Verse: Isaiah 51:10 ‘Are you not the same today, the One who dried up the sea, making a path of escape through the depths so that Your people could cross over?’ – We must never forge...

Speed up inputs distribution, Lungu directs Siliya

STEVEN MVULA, NANCY MWAPE, Monze PRESIDENT Lungu has directed Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya to ensure that the farmers’ electronic voucher (e-voucher) cards are activated forthwith, to enable farmers access farm inputs. President Lungu has ...

Zesco coach upbeat despite dropping points

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Levy Mwanawasa Stadium Ndola ZESCO United acting coach Tenant Chembo yesterday put up a brave fight after battling to a goalless draw with Red Arrows in a Super Division Week 36 match saying the title is within reach. “I thought ...

‘Child Health Week response impressive’

HENRY SINYANGWE,  Kasama NORTHERN Province health director Kennedy Chibwe is happy with the number parents that have so far taken their children for various health services at health centers in the province during the on going Child Health Week. T...

Transforming drug addicts with the gospel

MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka WHEN his mother and father divorced, a heart-broken David Simfukwe turned to marijuana for comfort. Alas there was no real comfort in the drug that would later enslave him and threaten to destroy his life. With his mother out of pic...

UK charity transforms OVC in Kitwe

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe SUSAN Samakai of Kitwe’s Kwacha township recalls how life became unbearable when she lost her father, who was the only breadwinner of her family. In the turn of events, her mother who was a fulltime housewife started strugg...

Minister calls for innovations to help SME growth

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka MINISTER of Development Planning Lucky Mulusa has urged financial institutions to develop innovative solutions to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) grow their businesses. Mr Mulusa said the financial sector is critic...

Zambia has potential to grow economy

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka ZAMBIA still has potential to retain the seven percent growth rate previously posted due to improvement in macro-economic conditions, Standard Chartered Bank projects. Standard Chartered Bank chief executive officer Herman Kaseken...

State completes installing solar-powered milling plants

MELODY MUPETA, Luwingu GOVERNMENT has finished installing 16 solar-powered milling plants out of the 22 allocated to Luwingu district in Northern Province which has culminated in the creation of more than 88 jobs for the local people. Government is ins...

Kwacha stability threatened

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka BANK of Zambia governor Denny Kalyalya says stability of the Kwacha is threatened by some cautious investors who are waiting for the conclusion of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported economic recovery plan. Since last ...

‘Internet access in rural areas to promote E-commerce’

DARLINGTON MWENDABAI, Katete UNIVERSAL access to internet and mobile services in rural Zambia will promote electronic commerce in the country, Zamtel corporate communication manager Kennedy Mambwe has said. Mr Mambwe said Government is currently invest...

Dangote Cement stirs industrial revolution in Africa with the commissioning of Mfila plant in the Republic of Congo

Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc yesterday added fillip to the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally opened its 1.5mtpa capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, amid ecstasy by the government and the indigenes of the Country. The new plant estimated at $300 million has potentials for about 1000

Police summon Kambwili

The Zambia Police Service has summoned Roan PF Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili for interrogation at Lusaka Division police headquarters anti-fraud office tomorrow at 14:00. According to the callout issued by officer in-charge, Lusaka division dated November 22, Kambwili is requested to report to room A73 at 14:00 hours tomorrow. “I have to inform you

ConCourt ruling on illegal ministers may be rendered academic – FDD

The FDD says the Constitutional Court ruling that ministers and their deputies who stayed in office illegally after parliament was dissolved should pay back the money they received in salaries and other emoluments will be rendered an academic exercise if the court does not provide specifics on how and when the money should be paid

Let’s add value to our produce – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has expressed concern that country is still exporting raw commodities 53 years  after independence. Speaking when he Addressed farmers in Monze and the Zambia National Farmers Union the President noted the need to export processed  commodities saying exporting commodities in raw form was depriving the country off revenue and job creation. He

Lungu to attend Mnangagwa’s inuguration

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu will be among Heads of State attending inuguration for Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Lungu will travel to Harare on Friday to attend the inauguration of new Zimbabwe’s new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa while on November 28, 2017 he fly to Kenya to attend Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration. President Mugabe whose

AmCham Zambia Successfully Hosts it’s 5th Thanksgiving Dinner

THE American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia on November 17th 2017 hosted it’s fifth annual Thanksgiving dinner in keeping with the American Thanksgiving tradition. The signature event was graced by members of the Chamber, with the U.S. Embassy Dep...

Lusaka Businessman arrested for trafficking cannabis

The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka says it has arrested a prominent businessman for trafficking in seventeen (17) blocks of compressed cannabis weighing a total of 35.7 Kilogrammes. In a statement issued to the media the commission said Joshua Mwenya Mumpansha, 42, of Roma Township has been charged with trafficking in psychotropic susbstances and unlawful

Man dies after being struck by lightning in bed as he slept

A LIGHTNING strike has killed a man as he slept in bed, police say. North Western province police Commissioner Auxensio Daka has told Mwebantu in a statement and identified the man as Chamanya Ngambi aged 23 years of Nchanga North in Chingola. Mr. Daka...

Secretary to Cabinet challenged to state how much ex-ministers owe

Governance Activist David Kapoma has challenged the Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska to tell the nation how much each of the Ministers who remained in office illegally following the dissolution of parliament in 2016 is supposed to pay back. The Constitutional Court on Friday last week maintained that the 64 former ministers must pay

SAFADA laments delayed activation of e-voucher cards

The Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) SAYS farmers are tired of government’s continued delay in activating the e-voucher cards under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has indicated that the e-voucher cards might be activated by 30th November, 2017 once funding is received from the ministry of finance. SAFADA Executive

Lungu to attend Mnangagwa swearing-in

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has refuted media reports that former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking asylum in Zambia. And the Foreign Affairs Minister says President Edgar Lungu will attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the presidents of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Mr. Kalaba has told journalists in Lusaka that President Lungu is tomorrow 24th November

Prominent Lusaka businessman arrested by DEC for trafficking in cannabis weighing a total of 35.7 Kgs

A PROMINENT businessman of Lusaka’ Roma township identified as Joshua Mwenya Mumpansha has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for trafficking in 17 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing a total of 35.7 Kilogrammes. 42 year ol...

Delay in concluding IMF programme putting pressure on kwacha – BOZ

The delay in reaching a conclusion for an a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is putting pressure on the kwacha, says Bank of Zambia governor Denny Kalayaya. Speaking at Media Briefing, Dr Kalayaya said players were looking to a conclusion of the IMF program before the end of year. “It is more

MMD had a better and more consistent commerce, trade and industry policy-UPND MP

Mbabala UPND Member of Parliament Ephraim Belemu says the MMD had a better and consistent commerce,trade and industry policy than the PF which has led into the total collapse of the sector. Belemu attributed the continued down fall of the economy under the PF to its failure to convincingly respond to perception of Zambia’s corruption record especially in

Hakainde Hichilema should look into the mirror and learn from Zimbabwe, Sunday Chanda says

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema should be the one to take lessons from Robert Mugabe’s resignation. Reacting to Hichilema’s call for President Edgar Lungu to take a lesson from Mugabe, Chanda said Hichile...