Author: Charles Sakala

MAMBILIMA MP SUSPENDED FOR CALLING PRESIDENT HICHILEMA A LIAR

Patriotic Front Mambilima Member of Parliament Jean Chisenga has been suspended from Parliament for 30 days for calling President Hakainde Hichilema a liar. This comes barely 48 hours after the suspension of Mporokoso Member of Parliament Brian Mundubile for 30days for breach of Parliamentary privileges and contempt of Parliament. Ms Chisenga`s suspension follows a complaint

REVISION OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ACT KEY TO MAKING PARASTATALS COMPETITIVE

Economist Lubinda Haabazoka has called for the revision of the financial management act to enhance the performance of parastatal bodies in Zambia. Dr. Haabazoka observes that various financial laws like the financial management act are imposed on the mainstream civil service and parastatal bodies, thereby reducing their performance. He says these regulations hinder the competitiveness

FINANCING AGREEMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LUSAKA/NDOLA DUAL CARRIAGE WAY SIGNED

The National Pensions Scheme Authority-NAPSA-, the Workers Compensation Control Fund Board and Macro Ocean Investment Consortium Limited have signed the common terms and financing agreements for the upgrading of the Lusaka/Ndola road to a dual carriage way. The project to be undertaken by macro-ocean investment consortium will cost US$650 million and will involve the upgrading

MILLERS FACING DIFFICULTIES SELLING THEIR MEALIE-MEAL DUE TO INTENSE COMPETITION FROM ZNS EAGLES BRAND

The Millers’ Association of Zambia-MAZ- says its members are facing difficulties to sell their mealie-meal due to intense competition from the cheap Zambia National Service Eagles’ mealie-meal brand. MAZ President Andrew Chintala however says millers cannot reduce the price of their mealie-meal owing to the fluctuating production costs. Mr. Chintala has clarified that the pricing

INFORMAL SECTOR WORKERS ON THE VERGE OF HUNGER DUE TO ECONOMIC WOES

The Association for Venders and Marketeers-AVEMA -Zambia has warned that hunger is looming for informal sector workers whose hand-to-mouth businesses have been impacted negatively by the ongoing social and economic challenges. Association President Abel Chikwa says the lack of liquidity in the economy, the effects of the drought and load shedding among other challenges, are

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONFIRMS SUSPENSION OF ITS DIRECTOR

The Human Rights Commission has confirmed the suspension of its Director Sindiso Sichone following disciplinary charges against her. According to a statement issued by the Commission Board of Commissioners, the decision to suspend Mrs. Sichone, was unanimously resolved during their statutory meeting held on 8th November 2023 in order to facilitate an independent disciplinary process

ZNS FLAGS OFF WINTER MAIZE PLANTING

The Zambia National Service -ZNS- has today flagged off the winter maize planting season at Kafue’s Chanyanya ZNS, as part of the set responses to the drought situation currently being experienced in most parts of the country. Speaking at a planting ceremony witnessed by Zambia Air Force-ZAF- Commander Oscar Nyoni and Zambia Correctional Service Commissioner
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