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Chipimo Confers With Hichilema

National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo has conferred with his UPND counterpart Hakainde Hichilema at his residence in New Kasama. The meeting is a rare show of solidarity between the two leaders that provide a sense of promise but … Continued

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Chipimo Confers With Hichilema

National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo has conferred with his UPND counterpart Hakainde Hichilema at his residence in New Kasama. The meeting is a rare show of solidarity between the two leaders that provide a sense of promise but … Continued

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UPPZ plans big for agriculture

Chikankata (19-06-18) – United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) has disclosed intention to start a fertilizer manufacturing company to supplement the smooth supply of fertilizer in the country. UPPZ president Charles Chanda told farmers when he went to exhibit their farm produce at Chikankata agriculture show. He said that the delay in the supply of

FAZ Congratulates Sikazwe for FIFA Feat

Press Statement (For Immediate Release) Football Association of Zambia Football House, Lusaka 19th June, 2018 FAZ salutes Sikazwe On behalf of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Executive and the entire football family, I would like to take this opportunity … Continued

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EAZ calls full reconciliation of public debt, public guarantee debt.

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has called for the full reconcili ation of government’s public debt and public guarantee debt. EAZ president Chrispin Mphuka says it is high time the government made public the exact amounts in public debt and public guarantee debt. Dr. Mphuka says this will clear speculations on Zambia’s public debt

England celebrate Kane’s dramatic winner

Harry Kane’s stoppage-time winner ensured England started their World Cup campaign with victory after Tunisia threatened to snatch a point in Volgograd. Kane scored his second goal of the game with a clever header as Gareth Southgate’s side recorded England’s first win in the opening game of a major tournament since they beat Paraguay in

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

US rapper XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20. He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday when an armed suspect shot him. Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced

Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China

US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China “refuses to change its practices”. The move would be a major escalation of the dispute, which threatens to take the US

ZACCI notes need to improve railway infrastructure

The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has noted the need for the government to improve railway infrastructure for the Statutory Instrument which compels transporters of heavy cargo to move 30 percent of bulk cargo from the road to railway to be effective. ZACCI president Michael Nyirenda has told Q-news that while the directive

Zambia sitting on waste time bomb – HIVOS SA

HIVOS Southern Africa says Zambia is sitting on a time bomb in the area of waste management. HIVOS regional advocacy manager, William Chilufya says it is for this reason his organization intends to use the dump sites in the country to make compost manure as a way of helping address the challenge of waste management

JCTR adds voice to calls for referendum roadmap

The Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has added its voice in calling on government to provide a roadmap for the holding of another referendum to expand the Bill of Rights. JCTR Executive Director, Emmanuel Mumba says it is not enough for government to simply tell the nation that a referendum will be held when

EAZ calls for reconciliation of public debt, public debt guarantee

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has called for the full reconciliation of government’s public debt and public debt guarantee. EAZ president Chrispin Mphuka says it is high time the government made public the exact amounts in public debt and public guarantee debt. Dr. Mphuka says this will clear speculations on Zambia’s public debt given

Kwacha Constituency 2021 Hopefuls Draw Battle lines

The battle for the heart and soul of Kwacha Constituency in 2021 is taking shape with incumbent Joe Malanji cementing his hold while prospective challenger Chritsopher Kang’ombe is waging a subtle campaign. Malanji hosted a 10 member team of Ministers … Continued

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Kwacha Constituency 2021 Hopefuls Draw Battle lines

The battle for the heart and soul of Kwacha Constituency in 2021 is taking shape with incumbent Joe Malanji cementing his hold while prospective challenger Chritsopher Kang’ombe is waging a subtle campaign. Malanji hosted a 10 member team of Ministers … Continued

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Kambwili is Still PF-Chitotela

It is nonsensical for Chishimba Kambwili to ask people to leave the Patriotic Front Party and join the NDC while he remains a PF Member of Parliament, Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has charged. Speaking at a public … Continued

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PF SG Urges MPs to Visit their Constituencies

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has told Members of Parliament in Kitwe to go back to constituencies and appreciate challenges their electorates are going through. Mwila said Members of Parliament needed to be consistent in interacting with people that … Continued

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Nyirenda Speaks for Expelled Riotous UNZA Students

Operation Young Vote has spoken for the expelled University of Zambia students over riotous behaviour. OYV executive director Guess Nyirenda said that the expelled students were not given a hearing before being chucked out of campus. Nyirenda said that the … Continued

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Chipata to get a Thermal Power Station

Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo says government has intervened in the alleged problems between Paramount Chief Mpezeni and the institution that wants to put up a thermal plant in Chipata. Addressing journalists recently,  Kasolo said he was very happy … Continued

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DC urges farmers to diversify

BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Manyinga MANYINGA District Commissioner Queen Manela has urged farmers to embrace the agriculture diversification programme Government is promoting by growing a variety of crops other than maize. Ms Manela said agricultural diversifi...

Savory experience of spice island

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka AFTER two days of intensive training on climate change reporting, it was time to unwind with a tour of one of Zanzibar’s spice farms. Zanzibar, also known as The Spice Island, has a spice trade history dating back to the 16th centu...

Victims of Kitwe gangs relive attacks

CHARLES CHISALA, Lusaka FROM the accounts of victims, friends and parents of victims it is clear that had President Edgar Lungu not directed the Zambia Police Service high command to step in, Kitwe would have been totally under the control of teenage g...

Hero Munkombwe heads ‘home’

JIMMY CHIBUYE, Choma THE Southern Province administration has opened a book of condolences for late veteran politician Daniel Munkombwe at his farm in Choma. And the body of Mr Munkombwe, 86, who died on Friday last week, will be transported from Livin...

You must die

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka A MASS murderer’s hope of avoiding the hangman’s noose turned into a nightmare yesterday when the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence the High Court had imposed on him for killing five members of one family in a single atta...

Govt to spend K3.7m to drill 84 boreholes

MELODY MUPETA GOVERNMENT will this year spend over K3.7 million to drill 84 boreholes in Muchinga Province. Ministry of Local Government provincial engineer Alex Nonde said in an interview that the boreholes will be drilled in the rural parts of the di...

Accept best candidate, PF counsels faithful

CATHERINE MUMBA, STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Davies Mwila has urged aspiring candidates for the mayoral and council chairperson positions in the forthcoming by-elections to appreciate that there can only be one candidate...

Alcohol abuse worries mayor

DARLINGTON MWENDABAI ALCOHOL abuse retards personal and national development, Chipata Mayor Sinoya Mwale has warned. About 3.3 million people die every year globally because of alcohol abuse. Mr Mwale said no meaningful development can take place at pe...

Reduce smuggling of scrap metal – Chulu

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka A LOCAL manufacturing company, Zalco Limited has called on Government to come up with stiffer measures to reduce smuggling of scrap metal to neighbouring countries which is negatively effecting the growth of local industries. The c...

FIFA backs Kazala

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka THE world soccer governing body FIFA has ruled that expelled Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) vice-president Richard Kazala (left) was in order to take the national governing body to court for the reinforcement of the Court o...

ZACL embarks on upgrading 4 airports

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka IT IS anticipated that the expansion of the airports in the country will strongly drive the economic growth of Zambia. It is projected that modernisation of the airports will facilitate an increase in arrivals. In the past few yea...

Let’s learn from Kenya

THAT Zambia and Kenya have agreed to partner in promoting tourism is indeed good news and a recipe for boosting Zambia’s sector, which has struggled to realise its potential. It is good that Kenya comes into the partnership with vast experience and an ...