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1 month ago

HH LIES, TO DENIGRATE LUNGU

By NATION REPORTER UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, yesterday lied on radio in an attempt to pour scorn on President Edgar Lungu. He told his radio Phoenix audience that Tanzanian President,  John Magufuli, travelled to New York by
1 month ago

EDUCATION BUDGET ELATES FORMER COBUSU LEADER

By NATION REPORTER FORMER Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) leader says it is good that government has paid special attention to the education sector in the 2019 budget. Commenting on the 2019 budget which was presented on
1 month ago

FUEL PRICES GO UP

By SIMON MUNTEMBA THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has adjusted the pump price of fuel upwards effective last midnight citing changes in exchange rate of the Kwacha and crude oil prices in international markets, two main variables
1 month ago

DRC STATUS WORRIES UN, LUNGU

By AARON CHIYANZO PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and the United Nations fear that confusion will erupt after the upcoming Presidential elections this December in the Democratic Republic of Congo if issues surrounding the electoral process are not resolved.
1 month ago

FISH FARMING VIABLE INITIATIVE FOR YOUTHS – NGO

By NATION REPORTER YOUTHS in Luapula province have been urged to invest in fish farming in an effort to increase productivity in the region. Alliance for Luapula Youths (ALY), Executive Director Edwin Nyirongo said youths in the
1 month ago

NAME FINAL CHIPOLOPOLO SQUAD, SVEN TOLD

By MICHAEL MIYOBA NATIONAL team coach Sven Vandenbroek should now name a strong final Chipolopolo squad which will take on Guinea Bissau in next week’s back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON) qualifier, says Damiano Academy proprietor, Damiano
1 month ago

KWACHA WILL REBOUND

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE Kwacha is expected to make a rebound in the short term as exporters convert to Kwacha to settle their monthly as well as quarterly statutory obligations. However, the local unit was largely unchanged
1 month ago

LEAKAGES DISRUPT WATER SUPPLY TO NDOLA’S MUSHILI COMPOUND

By NATION REPORTER THE unending leakages in the water reticulation system in Ndola’s Mushili compound is a matter of concern and should be looked into urgently, says ward councillor Emelia Chiwaya. Ms Chiwaya said the situation was
1 month ago

‘DUTY ON NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES JUSTIFIABLE’

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE proposed excise duty of 30 ngwee per litre on non-alcoholic beverages in the 2019 Budget is justifiable, Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe has maintained. Ms Mwanakatwe insisted that the development would not negatively affect the
1 month ago

KANSAI PLASCON LAUNCHES ANTI-MOSQUITO PAINT IN LUSAKA TO HELP ZAMBIA REACH ITS GOAL OF BEING MALARIA-FREE BY 2021

By NATION REPORTER KANSAI Plascon has officially launched the world’s first anti-mosquito paint in Lusaka to help fight malaria epidemic in Zambia. The revolutionary new paint is being offered as a value-for-money alternative vector control, and aims
1 month ago

IDC UPBEAT ABOUT PARASTATAL TURN-AROUND

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is working hard to ensure that all State-owned enterprises (SOEs) maximise their contribution towards poverty reduction and wealth creation for Zambia. IDC board member Geoffrey Sakulanda said there was
1 month ago

‘DON’T MISTREAT DOMESTIC WORKERS OVER MINIMUM WAGE’

By INNOCENT SIACHITOBA DOMESTIC workers should not be mistreated by their bosses in the wake of Government’s announcement of the revised minimum wage, a Lusaka-based entrepreneur Branden Mbofwana has said. Addressing hundreds of youths on Saturday at
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LUNGU CALLS FOR DIALOGUE WITH DIPLOMATS AS SWISS PRESIDENT PLANS VISIT TO ZAMBIA

By Nation reporter LET us dialogue with each other whenever there are issues to iron out because it is key, President Edgar Lungu has urged the diplomatic community. And Swiss ambassador to Zambia Arthur Mattli, yesterday today
1 month ago

PERSONAL INTEGRITY

The Zambia Revenue Authority must be commended for abolishing the iniquitous 15 percent tax holiday accorded to the Sun International Hotel. This incentive was time specific and could have been enjoyed in perpetuity. It is incredible that
1 month ago

BE INNOVATIVE TO RAISE REVENUE, MWALE PRODS COUNCILS

By Andrew Mukoma LOCAL council in the country should be innovative and creative by coming up with business ventures which can raise revenue for them instead of depending entirely on the central Government, Local Government Minister Vincent
1 month ago

GIVE POLICE OFFICERS PROTECTIVE GEAR – HRC

By NATION REPORTER GOVERNMENT should consider buying more protective equipment for police officers, says Human Rights Commission (HRC) spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya Mr Muleya said police officers needed protective wear such as hard hats, shields and especially bullet
1 month ago

BAKULIS TOAST KALENDELE LWIINDI CEREMONY

By NATION REPORTER THE Bakuli Royal Establishment of Sinadambwe chiefdom in Siavonga last weekend held its 25th Kalendele Lwiindi traditional ceremony to thank the gods for the harvest, peace and unity in the chiefdom. The ceremony is
1 month ago

MARGARET CONFOUNDING DETRACTORS

By CANISIUS BANDA Margaret Mwanakatwe is a sober Minister of Finance after all. Her dubious detractors that, for years have peddled the misleading argument doubting her performance, have now been put to shame. Margaret Mwanakatwe’s budget is
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SCHOOL ANGERS PARENTS OVER NEW FEES

By NATION REPORTER PARENTS at Siavonga Secondary School have complained against the school administration for imposing new school fees without submitting them to a Parent Teachers Association (PTA) annual general meeting (AGM) for debate and voting for
1 month ago

VILLAGE HEADMAN MURDERED FOR ALLEGEDLY PRACTICING WITCHCRAFT

By NATION REPORTER A Village headman, suspected of practising witchcraft has been hacked to pieces in Mafinga District by unknown people who way laid him at his second wife’s place. Muchinga Province Assistant Police Commissioner Lucky Munkondya
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NAKONDE BORDER TO USE KWACHA, SHILLING

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE intended introduction of payments to be effected in both the Kwacha and Tanzanian Shillings at the Nakonde-Tunduma border posts will make it easier for people to do business, says Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA)
1 month ago

WORLD BANK POSITIVE ABOUT ZAMBIA’S PROSPECTS

By BUSINESS REPORTER THE World Bank (WB) has assured Zambia that it will help the country come out of the current economic challenges. WB Senior Economist Dr Ziv Chinzara said Zambia’s economic challenges could be resolved if
1 month ago

‘CANCEL HH HOTEL DEAL’ – SALE OF INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL DID NOT BENEFIT NATION BUT INDIVIDUALS

By SIMON MUNTEMBA GOVERNMENT should cancel the sale of Intercontinental Hotels to Sun International because the deal was done in bad faith, Economic Equity Party leader, Chilufya Tayali has demanded. Mr Tayali observed that since information emerging
1 month ago

K-LINE FC COMMAND WILDCAT ZAMBIA FUTSAL LEAGUE

By Sports Reporter K-LINE FC has taken command of the 2018 Wildcat Zambia Futsal league table after humiliating Saints Gomes FC 15-2 in the first round of matches played at the weekend at Automotive Futsal Arena in
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NKOMBO DENIES PLANS TO CONTEST 2021 PRESIDENCY

By NATION REPORTER “I HAVE no ambition to contest the presidency in 2021 and nothing is broken in the UPND hence party president Hakainde Hichilema stays,” Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo has said. Mr Nkombo
1 month ago

‘MIGHTY’ EXPLAINS LOSS

By SPORTS REPORTER ‘‘MIGHTY’’ Mufulira Wanderers have admitted missing many scoring chances before losing to Power Dynamos 4-5 in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals of the 2018 Barclays Cup played at Kitwe’s Arthur Davies stadium on
1 month ago

MAGISTRATE, COURT OFFICERS CHARGED FOR DRUGS THEFT

By NATION REPORTER LUSAKA Magistrate Maggie Kunda Tantameni has been charged together with three court officers for allegedly stealing 34 kilograms of ephedrine valued at K1, 870,000. Tantameni, 39, of house number 9 Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Road
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‘I STEAL FOR MY SURVIVAL’

By NATION REPORTER A KITWE resident has told a Magistrate’s Court that he steals from houses to realise money for his livelihood. Arnold Ng’ona, 35, of New Ndeke Compound said this when he appeared  before Kitwe Chief
1 month ago

‘I STEAL FOR MY SURVIVAL’

By NATION REPORTER A KITWE resident has told a Magistrate’s Court that he steals from houses to realise money for his livelihood. Arnold Ng’ona, 35, of New Ndeke Compound said this when he appeared  before Kitwe Chief
1 month ago

171 COMPANIES REGISTER FOR CENTRAL EXPO AS CEC DONATES K250,000

By Nation Reporter About 171 local and foreign companies have registered to exhibit at the forth coming Central Province Investment Forum and Expo to be held this month from the 8th to 13th. Provincial permanent secretary, Chanda