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MAYOR URGES CLEANLINESS AMONG BUS DRIVERS

By MUYANI SHINJABALE BUS drivers should always maintain cleanliness at the town centre station in Chingola, Mayor Titus Tembo has advised. Speaking during the opening of the public buses route at town centre station in the central business district, Mr Tembo told bus drivers to buy and put bins in buses for passengers to throw…

CBU REMAINS CLOSED

THE Copperbelt University school of Medicine which was recently closed will be reinstated only when the set standards are met. This is according to a joint communique released by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and Higher Education Authority (HEA) following intensive consultation with the university. The CBU has been advised to address the…

WE’LL CREATE CONDUCIVE CONDITIONS FOR AGRO GROWTH – LUNGU

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI in Mwinilunga PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says his government is committed to putting in place infrastructure such as feeder roads, irrigation facilities and storage sheds to achieve a flourishing agricultural sector. President Lungu said he was keen to accelerate agriculture development in the country and particularly North Western Province as that was one…

PROBE UPND ‘DRAFT’, SAYS CLERGYMAN

By NATION REPORTER A CLERGYMAN has called on relevant authorities to investigate allegations that the United Party for National Development (UPND) is mobilising ex-servicemen to counter State police and other security wings ahead of the 2021 elections. But a police source has revealed that some of the allegedly targeted ex-servicemen are not willing to be…

CYBER CRACK SQUAD SET UP

By AARON CHIYANZO A CRACK squad consisting of the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) and other  investigative wings has been commissioned to tackle cybercrime and fake news, minister of Transport and Communication, Brian Mushimba has announced. Mr Mushimba said that following the formation of the crack squad, the nation was going to witness…

‘LET’S HARMONISE FISHING ON LAKE KARIBA’

By OLIVER SAMBOKO SIAVONGA PF district chairperson, Ephraim Mwanjabanthu has called for a joint fishing Licence on lake Kariba between Zambia and Zimbabwe. He said this is the only way the two countries can resolve the long-time boundary misunderstanding on the north and southern part of the man-made lake. Mr. Mwanjabanthu said Lake Kariba should…

DRUG, HUMAN TRAFFICKERS UNDER CHECK – PS

By KALOBWE BWALYA PERPETRATORS of drug and human trafficking as well as terrorists are being closely monitored at the borders to safeguard citizens and victims of forced migration, Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Pamela Kabamba has said. Ms Kabamba said perpetrators of such crimes endangered the lives of citizens of host countries and victims of forced…

‘ONLY 517 UNZA STUDENTS MIGHT MISS EXAMS’

By AARON CHIYANZO ONLY 517 students are likely to miss their examinations because they have failed to meet the minimum requirements for registration, University of Zambia (UNZA) vice chancellor Luke Mumba has clarified. Professor Mumba said that students with outstanding fees but who had registered with the university would be allowed to write examinations while…

8 ZAMBIANS ARRESTED

…for straying into Zimbabwean territory on Lake Kariba By OLIVER SAMBOKO EIGHT Zambian fishermen have been arrested in Zimbabwe after they strayed into foreign waters on Lake Kariba. The eight, all of Kanyelele compound in Siavonga were nabbed by the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Rangers during an operation. According to a source in Zimbabwe,…

MOPANI PONDERS VOLUNTARY SEPARATION

By NATION REPORTER MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) is engaging labour unions in the mining industry on its intentions of placing some of its workers on voluntary separation. MCM Employee Relations Manager George Mayeya said the idea to place some workers on voluntary separation was aimed at reducing the rising unit costs, the mining company has…

PROPAGANDA ON ZAFFICO IRRITATES KAPATA

By Jackson Mapapayi THE on-going propaganda suggesting that Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has been sold to the Chinese,  is being peddled by people who are bitter and do not want to see progress in the country, Lands Minister, Jean Kapata has charged. The minister clarified that contrary to lies that were peddled…

SEX WORKERS REHAB ON CARDS

By KETRA KALUNGA A FAITH-BASED organisation has embarked on rehabilitating sex workers in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi in a bid to remove them from the sex industry. All Grace Foundation director administration Japheth Kangwa said the project, aimed at empowering sex workers,   is expected to start next month. Mr Kangwa said in an interview at…

SAW MILLERS AGAINST LISTING ZAFFICO SHARES

By BENNIE MUNDANDO SAWMILLERS are opposed to the listing of Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) shares on the stock exchange because it will allegedly not only cause loss of business to local saw millers but will also result in huge job losses. Zambian National Association of Saw millers (ZNAS) president William Bwalya said…

CHINESE FIRM SUMMONED FOR VIOLATING LABOUR LAWS

By SIMON MUNTEMBA GOVERNMENT has summoned management of a Chinese construction firm, Sunshare, which is contracted to build Bangweulu General hospital in Luposhoshi district to exculpate itself for allegedly violating labour laws and exploitating local workers. It is alleged that Sunshare Construction Company has not been complying with labour laws and basic conditions of employment.…

‘RIOTERS DOCKED’

…as relatives wail at court By JOSSY CHAIMA THERE were emotional scenes in Kitwe yesterday as heavily armed police led to court over 100 people suspected to have taken part in rioting and damaging of buildings, which occurred last week. The city centre came to a standstill when police vehicles, full of suspects, meandered through…

CLINICAL OFFICER SUSPENDED OVER FACEBOOK POSTS

By NATION REPORTER THE clinical officer who photographed and circulated pictures of people living with HIV attending Anti-Retro Viral Treatment (ART) session on his Facebook page, has been suspended by the  Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ). Two weeks ago, Mwansa Chalwe,  caused an uproar with some sections of society demanding that he must be…

PRIVATE SECTOR PRODDED

BY NATION REPORTER THE private sector has been urged to partner with Government to provide sustainable, alternative and innovative financing for the implementation of the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary (Development Planning and Administration) Chola Chabala made the call during a recent meeting where he received submissions on…

MINISTER WARNS SGBV CULPRITS

By ANNIE ZULU GENDER Minister Elizabeth Phiri has warned of stern action against women who shield their husbands and partners in Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Cases (SGBV)involving children. Ms Phiri said it was saddening that some women opted to protect marriages at the expense of their children being defiled and abused by either their husbands…

TIMBER TRADERS TO PAY 10 PERCENT FROM PROCEEDS

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI  LANDS Minister, Jean Kapata has disclosed that her ministry will soon come up with a regulation that will compel timber concession license holders to pay 10 percent out of the profits made from forest products to communities were they are operating from. The minister has also warned concession license holders to desist…

LET COPS OPERATE FREELY – MP

By NATION REPORTER BWANA Mkubwa Member of Parliament Dr Jonas Chanda has advised opposition political leaders to respect the Zambia Police. He said opposition leaders should give space to law enforcement officers to do their work professionally. Dr Chanda said opposition political leaders must stop insulting and dragging the police into petty partisan politics. The…

CHIEF DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM UNIVERSITY SHARES

By NATION REPORTER CHIEF Bundabunda has denied assertions that he was demanding to have shares in the proposed Lusaka Apex Medical University to be constructed in his chiefdom in Rufunsa, Chief Bundabunda’s spokesperson, Felix Kandolo has said. The traditional ruler has instead called on investors such as Lusaka Apex Medical University to follow the right…

MANYINGA FORESTRY OFFICE RAKES IN OVER K3M

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI  THE Department of Forestry at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has collected over K3, 280, 785.11 between January and October this year from various forestry products. This came to light when Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata visited the district officer over the week end. District senior extension Officer…

LAMBA COUNCIL PROPOSES UNITARY TRADITIONAL CEREMONY

By NATION REPORTER THE Lamba Lima Royal Council of Zambia (LLRCZ) has urged the Lamba-speaking people to form a unitary traditional cultural ceremony on the Copperbelt Province. LLRCZ executive chairperson Josphat Nsundwe said Lamba traditional leaders should form one unitary provincial ceremony system that would emerge to unify all traditional leaders in Lambaland. Mr Nsundwe…

MKUSHI IN WATER CRISIS AS PUMPS BREAKDOWN

By PETER MALASHA TWELVE monowater pumps have broken down thereby creating a critical water shortage in Munshibemba ward in Mkushi. Chief Chitina’s advisor, Davison Chibendabashike, who confirmed the water crisis, described the situation as pathetic. Mr Chibendabashike said in an interview that the local authority had pledged to repair the monopumps but nothing had been…