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ZAMBIA READY FOR PEACEKEEPING

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia is ready to play an increasingly prominent role in UN peacekeeping operations. President Lungu also says Zambia fully supports reforms being undertaken by the UN secretariat to improve capacity of peacekeeping missions for them to be more effective. Speaking today when he addressed the high-level meeting action on peacekeeping at…

BETUZ APPEALS TO DONORS

Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia -BETUZ General Secretary Jeffrey Simuntala has called on the donor community to consider rescinding their decision to suspend the funding of the social cash transfer. Mr. Simuntala says suspending support will negatively affect the rural children whose parents are able to pay their school fees from the social cash…

AIR TRANSPORT LACKING

Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Buleti Nsemukila says lack of air transport in the area hinders both local and foreign investments. The Permanent Secretary says travelling to Luapula Province from Lusaka by road takes time thereby posing a challenge to would-be investors. Speaking when a team from Civil Aviation Authority and Lands and Survey paid a…

ZESCO BAGS seventh LEAGUE TITLE

ZESCO United football club has successfully defended the MTN/FAZ Super league title with two games left to play. This is ZESCO’S seventh tittle in fourteen years. ZESCO beat relegation side Nchanga Rangers four goals to nil played at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium. The Ndola giants are leading the log on 80 points while Rangers are…

DISASTER LOOMING AT LCM

A disaster is looming at the Luanshya Copper Mines where hundreds of illegal miners armed with picks and steel rods are risking their lives by digging for copper and chrome at one of the mine’s two Black Mountains. The illegal miners, who are mostly youths, have over the past months dug several underground caves in…

COMMISSION OF INQUIRY EXTENDED

The mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence has been extended to 31st December 2018. Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence, Munalula Lisimba announced this during a media briefing in Lusaka. Justice Lisimba said following the extension of its mandate, the Commission will resume…

INTANGIBLES TO BOOST TOURISM

Government says the study of intangible cultural heritage will boost the tourism sector. Minister of tourism and arts Charles Banda says this is because tourism is about attracting people to unique indigenous practices, festivals and beliefs. Mr. Banda says intangible cultural heritage will enrich the tourism package while upholding national identity and culture. He was…