Electoral results should be reflective of people’s free will, says judge Lisimba

(By Isaac Zulu in Kapiri Mposhi) COMMISSION of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence chairperson Munalula Lisimba says electoral results should be reflective of the free will of the people. Speaking during a sitting to receive submissions from people in Kapiri Mposhi at the council lodge, Lisimba said in a democratic dispensation like Zambia,…

LUNGU PLEASED WITH PEACEFUL LUPOSOSHI

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (centre) introduces Patriotic Front (PF) Lupososhi Council Chairman candidate Clement John Kaputula Kwandangala (second from left) in Chungu Chiefdom of Northern Province on Friday,November 16,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018 President Edgar Lungu is pleased with the peaceful atmosphere in Lupososhi District, Northern Province ahead of the local government by…

MANGANGO VOTES:POLICE READY TO DEAL WITH VIOLENCE

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says there is enough police man power to deal with possible perpetrators of violence in the campaigns ahead of the Mangango Parliamentary by-election. Mr. Kampyongo says police have been deployed to Mangango to ensure security ahead of the polls. He was speaking in an interview with journalists at City…

HARRY MILANZI STRUGGLES IN RETIREMENT

Former Zambia Senior National Football Team striker Harry Milanzi has called for fair treatment of retired sportsmen and women in the country. Milanzi who is also former NAPSA Stars Striker and Assistant Coach says most retired sports persons become impoverished after retiring and that this must change. He says he decided to open a business…

Police arrest three Lusaka pastors for theft

Police in Lusaka have arrested three Pastors for the theft of money. Deputy Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says Bishop John Nundwe popularly known as Bishop John General, his wife Pastor Maureen Kakwende and Pastor Paul Kambazo commonly known as Pastor Paul Fire have been arrested in connection with the theft of money belonging 43 year…

MAYOR URGES CLEANLINESS AMONG BUS DRIVERS

By MUYANI SHINJABALE BUS drivers should always maintain cleanliness at the town centre station in Chingola, Mayor Titus Tembo has advised. Speaking during the opening of the public buses route at town centre station in the central business district, Mr Tembo told bus drivers to buy and put bins in buses for passengers to throw…

FAZ TIPS CAF CHAMPIONS TO PREPARE

The Football Association of Zambia FAZ says clubs representing the country in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup should adequately prepare for their upcoming games. FAZ-General Secretary Adrian Kashala says teams should not give excuses for failure to perform well, when they have been given enough time to prepare for their upcoming fixtures. Kashala…

KUFAKWANDI’S BURIAL SET FOR SATURDAY

The body of Sesheke Member of Parliament Frank Kufakwandi, who died on Monday in South Africa,has been flown back home. Southern Province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba, who received the body at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport, in Livingstone on Friday, said government is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Kufakwandi. Mr. Liomba said it…

ZAMBIA EASE OF DOING BUSINESS DROPS BY 2 POINTS

The Ministry of Commerce says there is need to come up with a framework aimed at supporting business reforms. Ministry of Commerce Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame says the framework should bring together ministries involved in reforms with a view of reducing the cost of doing business. Mrs. Siame told ZNBC News in an interview that…

Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary

Stephen Barclay has been confirmed as the new Brexit Secretary as Theresa May seeks to fill posts in her cabinet. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire and Leave supporter had been serving as a minister at the department for health and social care. He replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over Mrs May’s withdrawal…

Concourt’s decisions, lesson to future petitioners- Chipenzi

GEARS Initiative Executive Director, McDonald Chipenzi says the Constitutional Court’s decisions to overturn High Court rulings  nullifying the elections of some Members of Parliament are lessons to future petitioners. Mr Chipenzi notes that valuable interpretation of the constitution and pronouncements by the Court has been made which would require serious reflections from citizens and electoral…

TIZ calls for practical solutions to reduce corruption risks in the mining sector

Transparency International Zambia has called for practical solutions that will be able to reduce corruption risks in the mining sector. TIZ has also noted the need for stronger monitoring and enforcement measures that will enhance accountability and transparency in the mining sector. Speaking during the orientation workshop on mining for sustainable development combating corruption in…

‘LET DISTRICTS PICK CANDIDATES’

By AARON CHIYANZO THE Teaching Service Commission (TSC) should stick to the recruitment lists generated in particular districts to avoid situations where teachers shun rural areas, Zambia National Union of Teachers(ZNUT) director public relations and international affairs, Joe Kasaka has advised. Mr Kasaka observed that many teachers were shunning rural areas because the service was…

EAZ CALLS FOR WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN ECONOMY

By BUSINESS REPORTER WOMEN and institutions that support their plight through entrepreneurship skills should be strengthened if they are to meaningfully contribute to the growth of the economy, says Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) president Lubinda Habaazoka. Dr. Habaazoka said women participation in Zambia’s economy was vital as it would help reduce poverty levels in…

It’s like our colleagues in the PF leadership tricked us, cries Mutati supporter

THE opposition MMD leadership in Kapiri Mposhi has described as betrayal President Edgar Lungu’s decision to revoke Felix Mutati’s appointment as a cabinet minister. Making submissions to the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Pattern and Electoral Violence that was sitting in Kapiri Mposhi, district chairman John Zulu explained that in the run up to the…

Zambians, let’s be vigilant – Chaile

THE protest against imaginary xenophobia on Chinese by PF cadres on the Copperbelt is a sign of desperation, says Radical Revolutionary Party president Vincent Chaile. He alleged that there was mining exploration going in ZAFFICO plantations and urged Zambians to be vigilant over their natural resources. Chaile, the former University of Zambia Students Union leader, said…

KBF’s timely counsel

In a lengthy op-ed last Sunday, PF member Kelvin Bwalya Fube stated that it would be folly for Zambians to ignore the current social and economic distress sweeping across the nation.   “There is a strong perception that our President has been held hostage by a small group of self-serving individuals,â€� he stated. “Citizens believe…

“ZAMBIA MUST BENEFIT FROM ITS MINERALS”

Minister of Mines Richard Musukwa says there is need for the country to benefit from its mineral resources. Mr. Musukwa observes that Cobalt prices on the London Metal Exchange have increased in the last few months due to high demand for the commodity. He has advised the mines to take advantage of the good prices…

MATIBINI CONSOLES THE KUFAKWANDI’S

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has expressed his condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of the late Member of Parliament for Sesheke, Frank Kufakwandi on his untimely death. Dr. Matibini says Mr. Kufakwand will be remembered as a mature and focused parliamentarian whose debates and contributions in Parliament ensured the voice of…

“DELAYED ELECTION RESULT FUEL VIOLENCE”

Chief Musungwa of the Ila people of Itezhi Tezhi District says delays in releasing election results has contributed to political violence. Chief Musungwa says the delays have caused anxiety with some political parties engaging in premature celebrations before the Electoral Commission of Zambia announces the winner. Chief Musungwa has also observed that mobile telecommunication services…

FIRE CORRUPT COPS

TRAFFIC officers in the Zambia Police Services have continued to post negative scores at the heels of a stern warning against impropriety from Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo. Corruption has permeated the moral fibre of many officers in this section to the extent that they elect to ignore the Minster’s guidance which was also made…

GAMBIA TURNS TO ZAMBIA OVER ITS JUDICIAL REFORMS

By NATION REPORTER GAMBIA has requested the Zambian government for support in its judicial reforms by seconding judges to its judiciary. Gambian minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Mamadou Tangara said the recommendation for Zambian judges was made by Gambian Chief Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow who acclaimed Zambia’s calibre of judges. Dr Tangara…

KAMIMBYA COUNCILLOR APPEALS FOR MATERNITY WINGS

By PETER MALASHA GOVERNMENT has been urged to construct maternity wards at Mpale and Kanyenshya health posts in Kamimbya ward in Mkushi to improve maternal services.  Kamimbya ward Councillor Isaac Tembo said lack of maternity wings at the two health facilities was affecting deliveries and this posed a challenge to health personnel. Mr Tembo said…

MINISTER SLAMS ABUSE OF ‘CHEATING’ WIFE

By NATION REPORTER GENDER Based Violence (GBV) is a violation of human rights which should not be condoned irrespective of the offence committed, Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri has said. Ms Phiri has condemned a video circulating on social media depicting a man harassing his wife for allegedly committing adultery. She has also condemned people who…