Author: Editor

CHITOTELA ACQUITTED

By Hector Simfukwe:The Lusaka Magistrate Court has acquitted Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela and three others in a case where they were accused of concealing property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of Crime.Lusaka Magistrate David Simusamba says this is because the state has failed to establish a prime face case against the accused…

8,000 DIE FROM TOBACCO-RELATED ILLNESSES

By Ruth Chayinda:The World Health Organization -WHO- says more than 8-thousand Zambians die annually due to tobacco-related illnesses.WHO Country Representative Nathan Bakyaita also disclosed that tobacco costs government in excess of 2.8 billion Kwacha loss in revenue accounting for 1 point 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product-GDP.WHO has further urged government to increase tobacco taxation…

ZRA CLEARS AIR ON KCM

By Ruth Chayinda:The Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- has dispelled a story indicating that the Authority paid Konkola Copper Mine -KCM- about 95 Million Kwacha in tax refunds to pay legal fees.ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says the Authority did not make such a payment to KCM.Mr. Chanda says the story in one of the daily…

HELP TO STOP EARLY MARRIAGES-GOVT

By Wilson Mulinda:Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri has challenged government and private institutions to prioritise activities that sensitise against child marriage and its consequences.Mrs. Phiri says investing in such programs will curb the vice and also deter those that are considering sending their children into early marriage.Speaking during a cocktail reception in Lusaka, Mrs. Phiri said…

ABSENTEE TEACHERS WARNED

By Gift Inambao:General Education Minister David Mabumba has warned teachers who do not report for work to refrain from such conduct.Mr. Mabumba said this when he inspected schools in Chibombo district.The Minister said absenteeism from work by teachers reduces disadvantages pupils. Post Views: 4

CANDIDATES FILE IN NOMINATIONS

By Masauso Mkwayaya:Three candidates have successfully filed in their nominations for the Katuba by-election.UPND’s Bampi Kapalasa was the first candidate to file in his nomination at 11:28 hours.And Mr. Kapalasa says once elected, he will work hard to ensure that the people of Katuba receive farming inputs on time.PF’s Zax Mwachilele was the second to…

CBU TO REMAIN CLOSED

Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo says the Copperbelt University – CBU will not be re-opened until security measures are put in place.Professor Luo says the security features that include CCTV cameras and access cards will ensure government no longer spends colossal sums of money in repeated repairs to public and private infrastructure.She has expressed confidence…
WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com