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NDC youth leader Charles Kabwita arrested

Police in kitwe have charged National Democratic Congress NDC youth leader Charles Kabwita with conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace. Police are allegedly following orders from political elements to harass Mr Kabwita. NDC copper belt chairm...

Statement On Printing Ballot Papers Locally

  Zambian DNA welcomes the Vice-Republican President Inonge Mutukwa Wina’s recent pronouncement that Government intends to print ballot papers for 2021 elections locally so long as the earmarked Government Printers meet the specific technical and security concerns for undertaking such a massive assignment. Indeed, printing ballot papers locally would be cheaper and cost effective as

Editorial: Stop This Corrupt NRDC Land Deal

The government’s intention to transfer 304 hectares of land where the Natural Resources Development College in Lusaka sits to Avic International Project Engineering Company stinks of corruption and must be stopped. Avic International is a company this government has been awarding all sorts of construction contracts. It is also a company which leading elements in

Kambwili: PF Leadership Should Continue Lying to President Lungu

POLITICAL Animal Chishimba Kambwili says the PF leadership should continue lying to President Lungu. He said the failure to tell President Lungu the truth about how they had lost popularity was advantageous to the National Democratic Congress. “It’s to our advantage, let them be complacent. I would encourage them to continue lying to him while

Lungu Is Being Fed With Lies, Complain PF MPs During Caucus With Wina

PF members of parliament on Thursday told Vice-President Inonge Wina that President Edgar Lungu is being fed lies about the strength of the ruling party. And Roan PF member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili says President Lungu is behaving in the same way Rupiah Banda listened to lies that led to his loss in the 2011

Lusaka man murdered with private parts missing, both ears and ripped stomach, Police say

A BODY of an unidentified man in Matero’s paradise area in Lusaka was picked up by Police this morning with missing body parts. And Police have arrested one male suspect in connection with the said brutal murder. Meanwhile irate members of the pu...

ADB in talks with PRASAD seeds company of India

Africa Development Bank (ADB) says it stands ready to support private sector driven initiatives that would result in industrializing the agriculture sector in Zambia. ADB Country Manager Mary Monyau says ADB remains a key partner of the Zambian Government particularly in the diversification of the economy from copper dependency to agriculture. Ms Monyau says the

DEC nabs Chinese national

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through the Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested a 33 year-old Chinese national identified as Wei Zhenjin of Kitwe for being in possession of devices for data capturing. DEC Deputy Public Relations Officer Kamufisa Manchishi tells QFM News that the suspect was found in possession of devices for

IMF keep away from Zambia

Dear Editor, You are right Mr Wynter Kabimba.We have already got our own  IMF  ( Local Monetary Fund) i.e the tollgates which can finance the shortfall in the budget and with the introduction of withholding taxes on rentals etc, we should be ok. Sure IMF should know that we are not desperate for their money.

Lower rates on loans

Dear Editor, Hopefully commercial banks will follow suit by reducing interest rates on loans because the Bank of Zambia has lowered the monetary policy rate by 50 basis points to 9.75 percent from 10.25 percent while the statutory reserve ratio has bee...

Shame on you Pastor

Dear Editor, Why should a Pastor borrow K80, 000 and refuse to pay back?  Do we serve a poor God? Shame on you pastor, you are making God to whom all silver and gold belong to be a beggar. You must go to jail and learn to trust Him. Reagan C Ships

Wynter Kabimba spot on

Dear Editor, Wynter Kabimba says: “Upholding radical philosophy that encouraged productivity were the best approaches for developing a country as it encouraged development to be initiated internally. My view: “Right mind of a true patriot with big brains in the head above the neck!!! You are right my big man; local solution and avoiding enslaving

Chilenje Hospital death trap

Dear Editor, It is good that they are being sued for negligence because the midwives or nurses are so incompetent. They will wait until the situation gets out of hand and then ati transfer to UTH. Rhoda Bulaz Chansa

Forget public labour wards

Dear Editor, The nurse neglected me as well.  The ward wasn’t even busy. I kept calling for help. When I lost so much blood and started gasping for air that’s when she came and started to resuscitate me with a drink while shouting at me saying, “imwa, pema, imwa, pema, kukonda kubala naunkote pema, pema.”

Kampyongo cautions ‘cyber bullies’

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has cautioned cyber-criminals, that the Zambia police service will not condone such kind of criminality this year. And the Home Affairs Minister has further more cautioned corrupt police officers across the country of stern action, saying no one will be protected when involved in corrupt activities. He says he will

That is total madness

Dear Editor, IS it sensible for a person of honourable status to waste time in Parliament on something he little understands or even fails to pronounce. We would like to advise those time wasters to leave Parliament now. Bemba Chiefs put it clearly that the idiom in its natural sense ‘uubomba mwibala alya mwibala’ does

Repair Lusaka roads

Dear Editor, IT’S good that this week the cabinet had officially approved the budget meant to develop and maintain Lusaka roads. I hope and believe this programme will take off soon this year. Kamfwa Abraham Kapindula

Zambia should learn from Rwanda

Dear Editor, WHAT Rwanda has done with its economy and keeping the nation clean and orderly should be a lesson to all Africans. It’s sad that we a nation that has been stable for so many years and has more natural resources than Rwanda is learning from a small brother. It’s the same as a

Only few churches in Zambia are capable of fighting adultery

Dear Editor, I strongly support you Hon Minister of Religious affairs Rev Godfridah Sumaili on your call to fight rising cases of adultery in Zambia, but very few churches are capable of fighting adultery. This is because most Pastors and Prophets are the ones committing adultery. We are all aware about what is happening in

SENIOR SHIPOLOPOLO TEAM STEP UP PREPS FOR TANZANIA

The Zambia Women National Team have continued shaping for the 2018 Total Women Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania next month. Coach Albert Kachinga has 29 lasses in camp with the team having trained from Sunset Stadium this morning. Kachinga has...

THE 50-YEAR-OLD LEGEND

EVEN without looking at official statistics, one can reasonably deduce that the Toyota Hilux is one of the best-selling vehicles in the country. You would be hard pressed to avoid one. If you are not driving one, your neighbour is, if not, the police are, if not, some construction works has it. It is everywhere

MEET BIG BIZZY: A BUDDING MUSIC PRODUCER

By TERENCE MISELO THE success of every Zambian musician is never complete with the mention of a music producer. This is usually a person behind the making and arranging of beats that supplement the artist’s lyrical creation. Zambia has to date seen a number of producers who have played a huge role in building and

J-ROX TALKS ANGELS, DEMONS

J-Rox Talks Angels, Demons By TERENCE MISELO IN his effort to push for the release of his new album ‘Outside the Rocks 2’, musician Jay ROX formerly of Zone FAM has released a new single called ‘Angels and Demons’. This is one of the many singles the singer has released to prepare his fans for

OZZY, 2WICE LINK UP ON NEW SONG

By TERENCE MISELO ONE is known for controversy, social commentary and grievances while the other is known for dance hall and love- related anthems. That only is enough to suggest they cannot really combine on a song but music being the common language of communication, local artistes David Banda aka Ozzy and Callen Chisha famously

SIAVONGA YOUTHS PLAN PROTEST

By OLIVER SAMBOKO YOUTHS mostly from the United Party for National Development in (UPND)Siavonga have vowed to camp at District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama’s office from Monday next week if Government does not intervene in the standoff between them and Razel-bec, the company working on the Kariba Dam wall. The youth have accused Mr. Kanyama of

‘Dembele as good as Maradona’

Tottenham make the short journey across London to take on Crystal Palace on Sunday with manager Mauricio Pochettino comparing midfielder Mousa Dembele to Diego Maradona. “I have said before that he is a genius of football,” said the Spurs boss of the Belgium international. “I put him next to Ronaldinho, Maradona, (Jay-Jay) Okocha -– players

Zambia stands to lose out on donor support – OYV

Operation Young Vote Executive Director Guess Nyirenda says Zambia stands to lose out on donor support and investments should it continue dropping on the corruption index. The recent publication of Transparency International annual corruption perception index has ranked Zambia 96th out of 180 countries. Mr. Nyirenda says the drop in ranking on the corruption index

Govt disappoints SACCORD over POA

The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is disappointed that Justice Minister Given Lubinda has ruled out the presentation of the Access to information Bill and the Public Order ACT in Parliament for enactment and amendment respectively during the current sitting. SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says the Public Order Act

PROTUZ Copperbelt Reject Union President

COPPERBELT PROVINCE SPEAKS OUT -20th FEBRUARY,2018 On behalf of the entire PROTUZ leadership on the Copperbelt Province , I now pass a vote of no confidence in the Union President, Mr.Vincent Mwitumwa .This is due to his gross incompetence,condoning ilegalities and lack of accountability and transparency in his dealings. The man has totally lost direction

Chinese national arrested for being in possession of devices used for data capturing

THE Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested a 33 year-old Chinese national for being in possession of devices used for data capturing. The Chinese national identified as Wei Zhenjin of Kitwe was found in possession of devices such as an ATM ...