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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…

‘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…

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…

JUDICIARY SEEKS SPEEDY DISPOSAL OF CASES

By NATION REPORTER CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima has set up a seven member committee of judges to dispose of out standing cases initiated before 2015. Justice Mambilima also said the Judiciary has embarked on plans to fulfil its Constitutional mandate of ensuring speedy and affordable dispensation of justice to all. Ms. Justice Mambilima said in…

ZAMBIA SUGAR LOCAL SALES UP BY 12PC

By BUSINESS REPORTER DOMESTIC sugar sales by Zambia Sugar Plc went up by 12 percent during the financial year ended August 2018, says company finance director Faith Mukutu. Ms. Mukutu said that was a significant improvement in the wake of highly subsidised and smuggled sugar from competitive firms into Zambia from other regions. She said…

ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SUED

By NATION REPORTER AN Italian national has sued the Zambia Institute of Architects (ZIA) in the Lusaka High Court claiming an order of injunction to restrain it from invalidating his candidature to contest as president of the institute. Michael Scarantino says in his origination notice of motion that he served a two year term as…

MWANAKATWE ASKS FOR INCREASED DONOR FUNDING

By ANDREW MUKOMA FINANCE Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has asked cooperating partners to consider releasing more resources through the International Development Association  (IDA) to enhance it’s support to poor countries. And Ms Mwanakatwe has assured the World Bank that Zambia as one of the recipient of financial resources from IDA, will do everything possible to ensure…

BUS DRIVERS REJECT K500 LOGISTICS FEE

By PRISCA LUMINGU-BANDA THE Bus and Taxi Drivers Association of Zambia has strongly objected to  the K500 fee  being demanded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) from public service vehicle drivers before renewing the 2019 Road Service License. Association president Tresford Mwila has questioned what law the Chartered Institute of Logistics and…

EX-BOZ GOVERNOR WARNS AGAINST NEGATIVE TALK

By SENIYA BANDA NEGATIVE sentiments will worsen the country’s debt situation if left unchecked, former Bank of Zambia Governor Caleb Fundanga has warned. Speaking at the Public Debt “Indaba” dubbed “Addressing Zambia’s Economic Challenges for a stronger Future” Dr. Fundanga attributed speculations on the current debt situation to lack of effective communication from government officials.…

CBU REMAINS CLOSED

THE Copperbelt University school of Medicine which was recently closed will be reinstated only when the set standards are met. This is according to a joint communique released by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and Higher Education Authority (HEA) following intensive consultation with the university. The CBU has been advised to address the…

MPIKA ‘COMMANDO’ FINED K5,000

By NATION REPORTER THE Mpika businessman found with an array of fire arms has been fined K5, 000 after being found guilty on three  counts of failing to renew firearm licenses and two counts of possession of ammunition in excess of the authorised quantities contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Principal Resident Magistrate Chilingala Chinkashi…

BREAKING NEWS: NKANDU LUO WINS SEAT

The Constitutional Court has reversed the decision of the lusaka high Court to nullify minsiter of Higher Education Nkandu Luo’s seat as munali member of parliament. This is in a matter were Prof Luo challenged high court judge Edward Musona’s decision to declare her election as MP null and void after UPND’s losing candidate Doreen…

WE’LL CREATE CONDUCIVE CONDITIONS FOR AGRO GROWTH – LUNGU

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI in Mwinilunga PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says his government is committed to putting in place infrastructure such as feeder roads, irrigation facilities and storage sheds to achieve a flourishing agricultural sector. President Lungu said he was keen to accelerate agriculture development in the country and particularly North Western Province as that was one…

PROBE UPND ‘DRAFT’, SAYS CLERGYMAN

By NATION REPORTER A CLERGYMAN has called on relevant authorities to investigate allegations that the United Party for National Development (UPND) is mobilising ex-servicemen to counter State police and other security wings ahead of the 2021 elections. But a police source has revealed that some of the allegedly targeted ex-servicemen are not willing to be…

CYBER CRACK SQUAD SET UP

By AARON CHIYANZO A CRACK squad consisting of the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) and other  investigative wings has been commissioned to tackle cybercrime and fake news, minister of Transport and Communication, Brian Mushimba has announced. Mr Mushimba said that following the formation of the crack squad, the nation was going to witness…

MKUSHI COUNCIL WARNS SHEBEEN OWNERS

By NATION REPORTER ILLEGAL liquor traders in Mkushi risk prosecution if they do not heed advice to stop trading, council chairman Evans Bwalya has warned. Mr Bwalya sounded the warning in interview with the Daily Nation following mushrooming of Shebeens especially in Itala compound. Mr Bwalya said all illegal traders found wanting will be arrested…

‘LET’S HARMONISE FISHING ON LAKE KARIBA’

By OLIVER SAMBOKO SIAVONGA PF district chairperson, Ephraim Mwanjabanthu has called for a joint fishing Licence on lake Kariba between Zambia and Zimbabwe. He said this is the only way the two countries can resolve the long-time boundary misunderstanding on the north and southern part of the man-made lake. Mr. Mwanjabanthu said Lake Kariba should…

CHIEFS ACT TO END CHILD MARRIAGES

CONGRATULATIONS should go to Her Majesty, Chiefainess Shimukunami of the Lamba people for fighting under-age marriages in her rural domain of Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt Province. Look, last week, Chieftainess Shimukunami dissolved a marriage between a 14-year-old Grade Five girl and a man aged 22 years old. Undoubtedly, the girl was forced to enter into…

RALLY BEHIND OUR CANDIDATE – KAPATA URGES VOTERS

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI  LANDS Minister Jean Kapata has implored the people of Tunvwanganai ward in Solwezi to vote for the PF candidate Emmanuel Mupampanya in the local government by-election slated for November 20. Speaking when she addressed two public rallies at Kyawama and Kazomba markets yesterday, Ms Kapata who is also chairperson for women and…

DRUG, HUMAN TRAFFICKERS UNDER CHECK – PS

By KALOBWE BWALYA PERPETRATORS of drug and human trafficking as well as terrorists are being closely monitored at the borders to safeguard citizens and victims of forced migration, Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Pamela Kabamba has said. Ms Kabamba said perpetrators of such crimes endangered the lives of citizens of host countries and victims of forced…

ZAMBIA DATES GEORGIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has called for a structured framework for implementing the signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) to promote business and trade between the private sectors of the two countries. GCCI president Nino Chikovani said it…

MOBILE MONEY SCAMS

MONEY mobile services have undoubtedly made life easy for many because people now have luxury of transferring and receiving money quickly and easily from anywhere without being bogged down by bureaucratic holdups.  In the past, sending money or indeed doing some financial transactions, demanded that one either goes to a bank or post office to…

KWACHA HOLDS FIRM AGAINST THE US DOLLAR

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE Zambian Kwacha was largely unchanged against the U.S dollar on Tuesday having opened at K11.900 / K11.95 compared to its closing level of K11.87 / K11.92 on Monday and going on to close at K11.93 / K11.98. Market activity from most corporates was still flat though most interbank players were protective…