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Bowman Lusambo: Bulldozer at work

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka WHEN Bowman Lusambo landed in the capital as provincial minister in February, he hit the ground running, promising to transform a city reeling from one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years. But in his quest to bring sanity to the city, President Edgar Lungu’s Valentine’s Day appointment has created not just…

Nude pictures result in divorce

MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka A TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD woman of Garden House Township has lost her marriage after her husband came across photos of her with her lover posing nude in her phone. Martha Lungu admitted being in possession of the photos but denied that the man in the picture was her lover. She had a tough time…

Kitwe hospital in coma

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe KITWE Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Kitwe on the Copperbelt is in dire need of rehabilitation and expansion to save the infrastructure from dilapidation. The health institution, which was built in 1956, is failing to meet the demand in health services because of limited space and dilapidated infrastructure. Initially, KTH was built to…

Why I decided to lose my foreskin

KAPALA CHISUNKA, Lusaka IN 2012, Alex Njovu decided to go for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), a public health by the Ministry of Health programme. There were many reasons that prompted Mr Njovu to get circumcised. Besides opting to undergo the operation as a challenge to himself, he said the massive campaign encouraging men to…

Singer Christine sees ‘Grace’

THELMA BWALYA, Lusaka GOSPEL singer Christine is working on her third album titled Grace to be released and officially launched on November 2 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka. Christine says the album is a product of patience as it has taken her over three years to work on. “The album Grace is a…

COSAFA wants Kalu replaced at CAF

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka DESPITE his name still appearing as Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee member, the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) has resolved to replace football legend Kalusha Bwalya with Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Phillip Chiyangwa. Kalusha was last month banned for two years by FIFA following an investigation into…

EAZ hopes 2019 income tax to remain same

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka ECONOMICS Association of Zambia (EAZ) president Lubinda Haabazoka does not expect Government to increase income tax in the 2019 budget to be presented next month by Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe. Mr Haabazoka, however, expects Government to introduce new taxes on goods and services in order to increase its revenue base. “I…

11,800 graduates traced for loan recovery

KAPALA CHISUNKA, Lusaka OVER 11,800 university graduates out of 19,000 that have been targeted for this year to pay back loans have been traced by government. Ministry of Higher Education public relations officer Chiselwa Kawanda said 11,876 student loans scheme beneficiaries have been traced through the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA). Ms Kawanda said in…

Mumbi Phiri takes UPPZ to task over stab claims

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka PATRIOTIC Front deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has demanded that the United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) substantiates its claims that its member was stabbed by the ruling party’s cadres during campaigns in the Kasenengwa parliamentary by-election. But UPPZ president Charles Chanda says he has evidence of the incident. The PF won…

Joan Musonda, queen of radio drama

Sunday Profile: MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe HAVING starred for the once popular Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Ifyabukaya for over a decade, Joan Musonda is a queen of radio drama in her own right. A ZNBC Radio One production, Ifyabukaya arguably ranked highly on the table of one of the most listened to radio dramas in…

Kitwe derby tops Sunday fixtures

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe AFTER returning to winning ways last Wednesday, leaders Zesco United will today seek closing in on the seventh Super Division title when they face Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy (KYSA) in a Week 32 encounter at Godfrey Chitalu Stadium. As the 2018 season nears the end, it will be an action-packed Sunday boasting…

Hubby blames charms

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe A MAN of Kitwe has asked the Buchi Local Court to dissolve his marriage after he allegedly found his wife adding charms to his food. Samuel Ngwenyama, 34, told Buchi senior local court magistrate Elita Bwalya that he found his wife Cynthia Muma, 26, adding the charms to his food. The couple…

Sven first test

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka ONLY perhaps coach Sven Vandenbroeck knows what to expect when the Chipolopolo take on Namibia at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek today in the 2019 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Named as coach only in July after the resignation of Wedson Nyirenda, the nation is yet to see Vandenbroeck’s team in…

Maids pay doubled

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has increased minimum salaries for various categories of employees, with the gross pay for domestic workers upped from K522.40 to K993.60. The revised minimum wages, which are effective Monday September 10, 2018, have been signed into law through Statutory Instruments (SIs). SI number 71 of 2018, general order, provides for a…

LAZ bans Mushipe

PRISCILLA CHIPULU, Lusaka THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) has suspended lawyer Martha Mushipe from practising law for alleged professional misconduct. In a notice by LAZ legal practitioners committee secretary Samuel Wumasi, Ms Mushipe is not expected to appear in any court of law and should not file court processes of whatever nature until further…

Younger brother wins by-election

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka, BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi and MAYENGO NYIRENDA, Chipata THE political battle between two blood brothers in the Nkenyauna ward by-election has been settled with the younger sibling Killan Matolokoshi of the Patriotic Front (PF) emerging victorious. And in the Kasenengwa Parliamentary by-election, the PF has retained the seat with a landslide victory on…

Celebrities jump in Luangwa River

ZIO MWALE and SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka WHAT have celebrities got to do with the Luangwa River? It is a question you should pose to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). No, the question should also be asked to the likes of television stars Cleo Ice Queen, Christopher Katongo, Petita Mwanza, Mwaka Mugala, Petersen, Wezi,…

Mwila warns social media zealots

JIMMY CHIBUYE, Choma PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary-general Davies Mwila has warned of stern action against party members who are scandalising their competitors on social media during the ongoing intraparty elections. Mr Mwila said those vying for positions should tell eligible voters what they intend to do if elected instead of waging smear campaigns on social…

Mbulakulima counsels FAZ on Janny hiring

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) life member Mwansa Mbulakulima says the appointment of FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe as the organisation’s technical director has been done at a wrong time. Mbulakulima, who is also Milenge Member of Parliament, said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that every Zambian is eager to see Sikazwe…

My own Masaai warrior

Travelogue: MARGARET CHISANGA, Nairobi IF YOU ever plan to walk from the entrance of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Kenya to the main conference hall several metres away, do not wear heels, specifically six inch stilettoes. For a brief moment, I envy a masaai woman draped in full traditional gear as she begins…

China deals to bear fruit soon – Malanji

KASUBA MULENGA, Beijing PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu’s visit to China was successful because it has attracted investment pledges following the signing of agreements between Zambia and Chinese business entities of international repute. Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji told a wrap-up media briefing here yesterday that President Lungu’s participation in the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation…

She-polopolo coach unveils squad

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka NATIONAL women team coach Beauty Mwamba has named 20 players for the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Championship kicking off next Wednesday in South Africa. Mwamba, who was elevated after Enala Simbeya was dismissed on Tuesday, believes the team has the capacity to win the regional competition. “This is the…

DC abandoned on Lunga island

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe CIVIL servants have deserted the island district of Lunga in Luapula Province, leaving District Commissioner Elias Pengele virtually alone to attend to all administrative duties. Mr Pengele said in an interview yesterday that all the civil servants, including heads of Government departments, have left the island, leaving only him and the buildings…

Mupopo treatment unfair – coach

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka THE Zambia Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) says it will strongly contest runner Kabange Mupopo’s four-year ban. Last week, the International Association for Athletics Federation (IAAF) Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) banned Mupopo for doping violations. But Mupopo’s coach, Douglas Kalembo, said in Lusaka yesterday that the athlete was unfairly treated because she never…

Ease taxes – Wina

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka ACTING President Inonge Wina says while it is an obligation for Zambians to pay taxes, they should not be burdened. “My Government wants to see to it that while Zambians should pay taxes, the tax burden should not stifle their livelihoods. I am hopeful that the Minister of Finance will consider this…

State sets economic targets

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT wants an average annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of at least four percent with the austerity measures in place, acting Secretary to the Treasury Dick Sichembe has said. “In view of the austerity measures and in an effort to maintain a stable and resilient economy, Government’s macroeconomic objectives in…