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1 month ago

WINA CHALLENGES REGION ON NUTRITION

Vice President, Inonge Wina has called for timely intervention by leaders in the Southern Africa region to address early childhood nutrition. Ms Wina says governments stand to lose, if they do not invest in children’s early years
1 month ago

“INFRASTRUCTURE SPURS GROWTH”

Minister of Local Government, Vincent Mwale has reaffirmed government’s commitment to infrastructure development in the country to spur economic growth. And Mr. Mwale has stressed government’s pledge to empower local contractors in the country’s infrastructure expansion. Mr.
1 month ago

MWILA PRAISED OVER SUSPENSIONS

The Patriotic Front -PF – in Nakonde District have praised PF Secretary General Davies Mwila for lifting the suspensions of members in the District. PF Nakonde District Chairman, Manfred Sinkala says the way the Party Secretary General
1 month ago

CLEMENT TEMBO BACK TO PF

Presidential Empowerment Initiative National Coordinator Clement Tembo has re-joined the Patriotic Front -PF. Mr. Tembo was one of the PF Aspiring candidates who stood as an Independent, when they were not adopted to stand on the party
1 month ago

MILLERS EXPECT PRICE HIKES

Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says it is anticipating price movements in mealie-meal and bread due to spiral effects of the fuel increase. MAZ Chairman Andrew Chintala says the movements in the price of mealie meal will
1 month ago

RIO-AID SEEKS TO UPGRADE SLUMS

A Romanian Company, Rio- Aid is expected to carry out pre and actual feasibility studies in Lusaka, for the slum upgrade or Urban Renewal programme by the end of this year. Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development
1 month ago

Ninety NIGGERS GET 1 YEAR JAIL TIME

Thirteen members of the infamous notorious teenage gang in Kitwe on the Copperbelt, have been sentenced to one year probation. This is after the group was convicted by the Kitwe Magistrate Court for conduct likely to cause
1 month ago

YALI SUPPORTS EXPANSION OF YOUTH PROGRAM

Young African Leaders Initiative -YALI- has welcomed government’s decision to increase the number of youths to be trained under the vocational and life skills centres under the 2019 Budget. YALI President Andrew Nthewewe says the move will
1 month ago

BASKETBALLERS ASKED TO MARKET SPORT

Minister of Youth and Sports Moses Mawere has advised young Basketball players  to work hard and market the sport. Mawere says Zambia is a sporting nation with players of great potential to become global basketball Icons. He
1 month ago

GOVT SEEKS TO STEADY KWACHA

Minister of Finance, Margaret Mwanakatwe says Government is engaging key market players to stabilize the Kwacha. Mrs. Mwanakatwe also says Government is committed to addressing sentiments on the depreciation of the kwacha through fiscal consolidation as well
1 month ago

Eleven CHARGED UNDER STATE SECURITY ACT

Two Chinese nationals and nine Zambians who were picked up in Livingstone have been formerly arrested and charged with various offences under the State Security Act, Penal Code and Firearms Act. Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso
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FUEL PRICE UP

The Energy Regulation Board -ERB- has adjusted upwards the fuel pump price effective midnight tonight. Petrol has been increased by K2.31 to K16.06 from K13.75, diesel has been adjusted by K2.64 to cost K14.65 per litre. ERB
1 month ago

$600MN NOT USED-WORLD BANK

The World Bank is concerned that despite committing almost one billion United States dollars to Girls Education and Women Empowerment and Livelihood -GEWEL- project, 60 percent of the funds have not yet been disbursed. World Bank Country
1 month ago

2019 BUDGET CATALYST FOR DEVELOPMENT-UPND

The UPND has described the 2019 National Budget as a catalyst for nation development. UPND- Munali Constituency Chairman Moses Chiiza says the allocation of 5.4 billion Kwacha to the Agricultural sector, will bridge the gap between the
1 month ago

“KAMBWILI’S LAWYERS DELAYING CASE”

The State has accused lawyers representing Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili of delaying the case in which their client is charged with forgery and altering a false document. When the matter came up Lusaka Magistrate David
1 month ago

LUNGU DONATES K150,000 TO CHURCH

Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu has thanked President Edgar Lungu for donating 150,000 Kwacha towards the Malambo Constituency Church Revolving Fund. Mr. Zulu says President Lungu made the donation after learning of the empowerment program that was
1 month ago

PRIVATE SECTOR TOLD TO TAX COMPLIANT

Government has called on the private sector and other stakeholders to ensure that they are tax compliant to help it meet revenue targets set out in the 2019 budget. Minister of Works and Supply Felix Mutati says
1 month ago

“DRC ELECTION COULD SPARK CHAOS”

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu(right) talks to Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Head of Delegation of the Catholic Bishops after a meeting at State House in Lusaka on Monday,September 10,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018 President Edgar Lungu
1 month ago

EDUCATION UNION WELCOMES BUDGET

National Union of Public and Private Educators Executive Director, Victor Muyumba says the increase in the allocation of funds for education and skills development in the 2019 budget is a huge milestone. Mr Muyumba says the increment
1 month ago

SILIYA THANKS CHINA

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya has thanked China for its continued support toward the development of the country’s television industry. Ms Siliya says China has continued to play a significant role in the implementation
1 month ago

“PROGRESS MADE IN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS”

Minister of Justice Given Lubinda says government has made progress regarding several constitutional amendments. Mr Lubinda says among the constitution amendment is the Public Order Act and Electoral Reforms. He says the process has not stalled. Mr
1 month ago

LUNGU, EAZ CONFER

President Edgar Lungu has called for increased stakeholder consultations with key economic partners. President Lungu says the Economics Association of Zambia -EAZ- is a key stakeholder in the governance system. The President was speaking when the EAZ
1 month ago

GOVT TARGETS SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

Minister of Commerce Christopher Yaluma says government is vigorously working on promoting small and medium businesses to boost economic growth. Mr Yaluma says SMEs are the future on which the country’s economic wheels will rely. He says
1 month ago

PENSIONS BOARD STARTS HOME SCHEME

North-Western Province Minister, Nathaniel Mubukwanu has applauded the Public Service Pensions Fund Board for coming up with a home ownership scheme initiative. The initiative is for its members, and is aimed at preventing old age destitution. Mr
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“ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER TO IMPROVE”

Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister, Dennis Wachinga says government is committed towards improving access to clean and safe water and adequate sanitation. This is through the implementation of policies and programmes that are anchored on
1 month ago

AGRO-DEALERS START GETTING INPUTS

Agro-dealers in Nakonde District have started receiving farming inputs for the 2018 farming Season. Nakonde District Agriculture Coordinator (DACO) Mwale Kasase confirmed this to ZANIS. Mr Kasase said the dealers have started receiving D compound fertilizer, seed
1 month ago

MALARIA DEATHS DOWN BY 50%

Government says Malaria deaths in Zambia have reduced by 50 percent. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says despite the country recording a reduction, there is need for more interventions for disease to be completely eradicate. He said
1 month ago

ZNBC SIGNS DEAL WITH KAICHE

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation -ZNBC- has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with PMK Associates for the provision of audio and visual music content. Speaking during the signing ceremony, ZNBC Director General, Richard Mwanza praised Pontiano Kaiche for
1 month ago

PARLY COMMITTEE TO FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME

The Zambian Parliamentary Conservation Caucus -ZPCC- has reiterated its commitment to fighting wildlife crime and illegal timber trade. ZPCC Secretary Nickson Chilangwa says Zambia is determined to meet aspiration of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation -ICCF- group
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ISOKA ROBBERS STEAL K20,000

Armed criminals have stolen 20,000 Kwacha cash and mobile phones worth 3,290 Kwacha from a ZANACO Express agent’s shop in Isoka district. The criminals pounced on one of the workers at the shop last Thursday around 20.30