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CAMPAIGNS STILL ON UNTIL NOV. 19-ECZ

The Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ -says the campaigns in Mangango Constituency in Kaoma District – Western Province have continued to take place as planned. ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse says campaigns will end on Monday November
15 hours ago

LUSAKA PF ELECTIONS: CANDIDATES MAKE PROMISES

Aspiring candidate for the PF Lusaka Province Chairperson seat, Kennedy Kamba has urged councillors across the country to heed President Edgar Lungu’s call for unity. Mr. Kamba says it is unity and hard work that will help
1 month ago

UNIVERSITY GRADUATES CHALLENGED

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela has challenged University graduates to offer practical solutions to challenges affecting the country. Mr. Chitotela says graduates should not only aim at getting white collar jobs and titles but
1 month ago

KKIA ENCROACHED

Some unknown people in Lusaka have started encroaching on land at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and are allocating plots to unsuspecting people. And Chongwe Member of parliament Japhen Mwakalombe has warned of stern action against anyone
1 month ago

ZAMBIA ASSURES UNCHR

The Zambian government has assured the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) of its commitment to fulfil its international obligation to refugees and persons of concern. Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said Zambia will continue
1 month ago

“DON’T POLITICIZE PRAYERS”

The Livingstone National Day of Prayer and Fasting organizing committee has urged residents not to politicize the day but turn out in numbers to pray for the nation. Committee Member Reverend Bostone Simumba says prayer is a
1 month ago

WINA EXPECTED HOME

Lesotho’s minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Temeki Ts’olo says policy makers must allocate more resources to the problem of malnutrition. Mr. Ts’olo says policy makers must also come up with decisions that will lead
1 month ago

MUBUKWANU COMMENDS PSPF

North-Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu has commended the Public Service Pensions Fund Board (PSPF) for coming up with a home ownership scheme initiative for its members aimed at preventing old age destitution. Mr. Mubukwanu says the scheme
1 month ago

2019 BUDGET CAN REDUCE POVERTY- CCZ

The Council of Churches in Zambia -CCZ- says the 2019 national budget has capacity to attain the projected economic objectives and reduce poverty if it is effectively implemented. CCZ General Secretary Emmanuel Chikoya says it is only
1 month ago

ZRA NEEDS K800M TO PAY VAT REFUNDS

Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- Commissioner General, Kingsley Chanda says the Authority needs about 800 million Kwacha every month for VAT refunds. Mr. Chanda says the VAT system overtime became negative as Government started refunding more than it
1 month ago

MISSING COCAINE: ACCUSED REFUSE TO OPEN DEFENCE

The suspects involved in trafficking of 24.19 kilograms of the now missing cocaine at the Lusaka magistrate court have refused to open their defence after being found with the case to answer. The suspects have demanded to
1 month ago

HUNGARY CALLS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The President of Hungary has appealed to Zambians to take up scholarships offered by his country since 2015. Janos Ader has urged Zambia to take up the scholarship slots at its universities before other African countries seize
1 month ago

TUTWA WELCOMES TUKOMBE SUSPENSION

Lawyer Tutwa Ngulube has commended President Edgar Lungu for sending Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe on forced leave to pave the way for investigation into the alleged miss use of donor funds. TUTWA NGULUBE Mr.
1 month ago

S.A COPS AFTER ZAMBIAN FOR KIDNAPPING ZAMBIAN

Police in South Africa have issued an arrest warrant for a Zambian living in South Africa, who is suspected to have kidnapped another Zambian. Aissata Mwila, 26, is being investigated for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping
1 month ago

RUSSIA ACCUSED OF CYBER ATTACKS

The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks, the BBC reports. The National Cyber Security Centre says targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine; the US Democratic Party; and
1 month ago

POA TO BE REVIEWED

Minister of Justice Given Lubinda says government will in the third week of October begin to review the Public Order act in all ten provinces. Mr. Lubinda says this follows a comprehensive report submitted to the Ministry
1 month ago

GOVT HAS NO CONTROL-DORA

Government says it has no control over the rising International fuel prices. Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya says government has been monitoring the international trends and anticipated that the country will be affected by the rising United
1 month ago

GOVT HOPES KWACHA WILL STABILISE

Minister of Finance, Margaret Mwanakatwe is hopeful that measures by Government and the Central Bank will help stabilise the Kwacha. Mrs Mwanakatwe says the Bank of Zambia is dealing with matters of Supply and demand. Speaking to
1 month ago

GOVT VALUES PPP

Health Permanent Secretary, Kennedy Malama says government values Public-Private Partnerships, which enhance government’s effort in improving health care services. Dr Malama said this when he received a donation of medical equipment, worth 5-hundred and 30-thousand kwacha, from
1 month ago

LONGACRES LODGE REHAB SET

Feasibility studies for redevelopment of Lusaka’s Longacres Lodge at a cost of 2-hundred and 12 Million United States Dollars have been completed. The report for the project feasibility studies, which will see a mixed development of a
1 month ago

KAPUTA WATER PROJECT ON

The Ministry of Water Development Sanitation and Environmental Protection says the water reticulation and sanitation project in Kaputa district will be completed by December this year. Acting Minister of Water Development Sanitation and Environmental Protection Charles Banda
1 month ago

RHINO HORN RECOVERED

The horn from one of the two White Rhinos that were killed in the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park in Livingstone last week has been recovered. Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Senior Wildlife Warden, Southern Region, Lewis Daka
1 month ago

RESOURCE CENTRES TO BE SPREAD

Minister of Youth Sports and Child Development, Moses Mawere says Youth Resource Centres will be constructed in all districts in the country. Mr. Mawere says it is in government’s plan to construct these centres. He says the
1 month ago

SPEAKER CAUTION MPS

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has advised Members of Parliament to avoid speculation. Dr. Matibini says it is wrong for Members of Parliament to suggest that the delay in issuing the yellow book is due
1 month ago

INSURANCE FIRMS TOLD TO UP GAME

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma has urged insurance companies in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa -COMESA- region to achieve excellence in claims handling. Mr. Yaluma says delays in the payment and
1 month ago

CLIMATE CHANGE A THREAT-KATAMBO

Government says climate change has become a major threat to sustainable development in Zambia. Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo says the country is experiencing climate induced hazards, droughts and flash floods that are impacting negatively on the
1 month ago

COURT CLEARS CEPHAS CHABU

The Ndola High Court Industrial Division has ruled in favour of Former National Savings and Credit Bank Managing Director Cephas Chabu in a case where he sued the Bank for unlawful dismissal among others. In his complaint,
1 month ago

NAPSA TOLD TO IMPROVE WORK CULTURE

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has called for improved work culture at National Pension Scheme Authority-NAPSA. Mr Lusambo says there is a need for workers to be punctual when reporting for work. And Mr Lusambo says NAPSA
1 month ago

ZNUT WORRIED OVER EDUCATION ALLOCATION

The Zambia National Union of Teachers -ZNUT- has expressed concern on the reduced budgetary allocation to the education sector in the 2019 proposed budget. ZNUT General Secretary Newman Bubala said if the allocation is to satisfy the
1 month ago

LUAPULA CALLS FOR MANGANESE MINING AUDIT

The Luapula Province Administration has called for an audit of manganese mining licenses in the province. Provincial Permanent Secretary Buleti Nsemukila says the move is aimed at ascertaining people who hold licenses so that it can be