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HRC urges voters to turn up & vote on Thursday

Commission Chief of Information, Education and Training, Mweelwa Muleya The Human Rights Commission is urging all registered voters in areas where local government by-elections are taking place tomorrow to turn up in large numbers to exercise their democratic right to vote. And the Commission has commended the Patriotic Front and the United Party for National…

K1.3 billion mobilized to pay contractors

The ministerial committee on infrastructure development has mobilized a total of K1.3 billion towards payment of contractors undertaking government projects. The Committee which comprises the Ministers of Finance, Housing and Infrastructure Development, Higher Education, General Education, Tourism and Arts, Home Affairs, Water and Sanitation, Transport and Communication, Agriculture, Local Government, Youth and Sport and Health,…

ZBPI survey ranks Zambia Police as most corrupt

The Zambia Bribe Payers Index (ZBPI) survey has ranked the Zambia Police Service particularly the traffic department as the most corrupt among public institutions in the country. According to the report of the survey which is jointly conducted by the Anti Corruption Commission and Transparency International Zambia, between 2014 and 2017, the likelihood of one…

FAZ appeal to CAF over age cheating

THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has formerly written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the Burundi Football Federations decision to use overage players in the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Burundi and Zambia played on 22nd July 2018 in Ngozi, Burundi. FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo said in a statement…

The importance of empowering local firms; the cholera fight case

On 6 October, 2017 Zambia declared one of the worst cholera outbreaks in the country’s recent past. Public gatherings including church services were banned and schools closed, while street vending was outlawed. Soldiers were deployed on the streets to help curb the epidemic and to ensure adherence to the necessary curfew. By the time the outbreak was largely contained and the ban