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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…

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…

“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…

Three pastors have arrested in Lusaka for theft

POLICE in Lusaka have arrested three pastors for theft namely: Bishop John Nundwe popularly known as Bishop John General aged 46 of Miracle Impact Ministries International Church located at plot number 178 Chishimba road off Commonwealth Road in Matero, his wife Pastor Maureen Kakwende aged 35 also an Accountant of the same Church and Paul

TOURISM AGENCY HOSTS GERMAN JOURNALISTS

Zambia Tourism Agency Senior Marketing Manager Doris Koffi says there is need for Zambia to have Travel and Tourism journalists to further market the tourism industry. Ms. Koffi says specializing in travel tourism will allow journalists have an in-depth understanding of the sector thereby promoting tourism in Zambia. She said this last evening when Zambia…

KALAMO MINERS ‘CRY’ FOR EQUIPMENT

The Kalomo Gemstone Miners Association says lack of equipment to process Amethyst has affected production. Association Chairperson Gordons Nyasulu says his members are failing to add value to their Amethyst mined in the area because the machines once installed at the Mapatizya Gemstone Centre about 10 years ago have become obsolete. He says despite many…

70% OF BABY DEATHS AT UTH ARE PREMATURES

Seventy percent of babies that die in the UTH Women and Newborn Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are born prematurely. National Coordinator for Neonatal Services Kunda Kapembwa says this is because of limited facilities to take care of the premature babies. Dr. Kapembwa who is a Neonatologist says the Unit only has four incubators, which…

LUO WINS MUNALI ELECTION PETITION

The Constitutional Court has declared Nkandu Luo was dully elected Member of Parliament for Munali constituency. The Court has set aside the earlier judgement by the Lusaka High Court that nullified Professor Luo’s election victory. Constitutional Court Judge Enock Mulembe has upheld Professor Luo’s grounds of appeal against the High Court judgement. Judge Mulembe noted…

LUNGU THANKS CHIEFS FOR ACKNOWLEDGING DEVELOPMENT

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (right) being bestowed with the title of Senior Headman Kanyanda by Chief Chibwika (centre) at Chibwika Royal Establishment in Mwinilunga,North Western Province on Thursday,November 15,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018 President Edgar Lungu has thanked Chieftainess Chungu and Chief Tungati of Lupososhi district in Northern Province for acknowledging the development…

“CORPORATE SECTOR KEY TO HEALTH SECTOR”

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the involvement of the corporate world in the health sector is key in attaining universal health coverage. He was speaking when he commissioned the newly refurbished maternity ward B01 at the Women and Newborn Hospital at the University teaching hospital -UTH- which was adopted by Zamtel. Dr. Chilufya thanked the…

PF TO DECIDE FATE OF KAMBWILI,KALABA,FUBE

President Edgar Lungu says the ruling party will soon decide the fate of PF members who are holding positions in other political parties but still claim to be PF. President Lungu has challenged such members to decide where they want to belong. He says it is politically wrong for anyone particularly in Bahati to hold…

AG RULES ON CBU HEALTH PROGRAMMES

The Attorney General’s chambers has guided that the reinstatement of health programmes that were withdrawn at the Copperbelt University (CBU) will follow the due process of the Health Professions Act. The Attorney General has also guided that CBU must develop an improvement plan that will address the deficiencies observed in the three programmes. The programmes…

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BILL COMING

Cabinet on Thursday approved the introduction before Parliament the Solid Waste Regulation and Management Bill of 2018. The objectives of this Bill are to provide for the sustainable regulation and management of solid waste, general and self-service solid waste services among others. Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has told ZNBC News in a statement that…

TEACHING COMMISSION UNCOVERS 31 FAKE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Thirty one fake academic and professional qualifications have been uncovered in the ongoing Copperbelt teacher recruitment exercise. Teaching Service Commission Chairperson, Stanley Mhango says the Commission is disappointed that fake qualifications are being presented by applicants in the ongoing teacher recruitment exercise. He told ZNBC News in Kitwe that the Commission will not relent in…

KANGANJA WARNS COPS AGAINST CORRUPTION

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has called on police officers in the country to stay away from corruption. The Inspector General says his command will not tolerate corrupt officers in the service and those who engage in such activities will be flashed out. Mr. Kanganja says government through the ministry of home affairs is…

CHONGWE GETS INPUTS

foto’s geneem op die pad tusse Leeudiringstad en Bothaville in die Noordwes: toediening van kunsmis. Chongwe Member of Parliament Japhen Mwakalombe is delighted with the early distribution of farming inputs in Chongwe district saying the move will promote food security in the area. Speaking when he inspected fertilizer depots in Chongwe district today, Mr. Mwakalombe…

TB FIGHT EARNS JAPAN KUDOS

Government has commended Japanese Anti-Tuberculosis Association-JATA- for helping in the fight against TB. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kennedy Malama says JATA has successfully implemented its anti TB programme in Chongwe and is helping government to achieve its vision of ending the disease by the year 2030. He was speaking in Lusaka at the occasion…

MANGANGO: DNA COMMENDS POLITICAL PARTIES

The Zambian DNA has commended all political parties taking part in the Mangango By-election for conduction peaceful campaigns. DNA Spokesperson Spuki Mulemwa is pleased that NO reports of political violence have been recorded during the campaigns. Mr. Mulemwa told ZNBC News in a Telephone interview that all the political parties have been campaigning peacefully without…

LUNGU CALLS FOR CONSERVATION FARMING

President Edgar Lungu has urged farmers to adopt good agricultural practices in the wake of erratic rainfall patterns. President Lungu says farmers should take up conservation farming and other modern forms of farming to help mitigate the effects of climate change. The Head of state has observed that shifting rainfall patterns have seen the northern…

Denmark halts aid to Tanzania after anti-gay comments

Denmark is withholding 65m krone (£7.5m; $9.8m) in aid to Tanzania after “unacceptable homophobic comments” from a senior politician, a minister says. Development minister Ulla Tornaes did not name the official but said she was “very concerned” by the comments. Last month, Paul Makonda, commissioner for the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, called on the…

Gabon amends constitution for ill president

Gabon’s constitutional court has intervened to avert a political crisis brought about by the ill health of President Ali Bongo. There have been no government meetings since he was taken to hospital in Saudi Arabia last month. The court has amended the constitution to allow the vice-president or prime minister to run cabinet meetings if…

South Africa’s land reform plans gain ground

A review committee of South Africa’s parliament has adopted a resolution to pave the way for land to be expropriated without compensation. It follows a lengthy process of public consultations, including a report which recommends a section of the constitution be amended. In a sitting of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee (JCRC), three political parties…

“NEGATIVE SENTIMENTS AFFECTS DEBT PRICING”

Former Bank of Zambia Governor, Caleb Fundanga says negative sentiments about the country’s debt situation can have an impact on the pricing of debt. Dr. Fundanga says negative comments through various channels of communication should be avoided at all cost. The Former Central Bank Chief has pointed out that the country has witnessed a lot…