By MELBOURNE MUSHITU - THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has promised to give more opportunities to local traders and contractors in the country as a way of empowering them once elected into office in August. UPND vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba said local contractors and traders were important in helping boost the country’s economy.
By ETAMBUYU SANGÁNDU - THE Women for Change (WfC) has pledged to support women vying for elective office in the August general elections. The organisation has pledged to provide them with necessary campaign materials. WfC executive director Lumba Siyanga said in an interview yesterday that her orgainsaton was doing everything possible to ensure women candidates
By MUSONDA MANGILASHI - THE Association for Vendors and Marketeers in Zambia (AVEMA) has urged marketeers to support President Edgar Lungu’s re-election bid in the August 11 polls. AVEMA president Able Chikwa said President Lungu had incorporated street vendors and marketeers into the national development agenda. He said street vendors should reciprocate the gesture by
By MILDRED KATONGO - POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a man and his fiancée after he attempted to write an examination on her behalf at Information and Communication University (ICU). Both Police deputy spokesperson Rae Hamoonga and ICU registrar Davies Chengo confirmed that George Mbewe of Kabanana Township and his fiancé Ndingile Musumali were arrested
By CHILA NAMAIKO - A CROSS-SECTION of society has condemned a group of men who were filmed beating and sexually molesting a woman in a video clip which has gone viral on social media. In the video, a man alleged to be the boyfriend is seen beating the unknown woman who seems unconscious and later
AS this year’s Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) which opened on Wednesday this week continues, we want to reflect on the history and importance of this event. It is interesting to note that what is now known as Zambia International Trade Fair started in 1956 as an annual Northern Rhodesia Show. The show became a
By AUSTIN KALUBA - THE English dictum ‘mother is the best cook’ is found in many African languages and describes the limited perception of a person who remains at home without travelling to other places. I feel this best describes the acceptance of the sub-standards of bodies representing our institutions in Zambia. The mediocrity pertaining