ZCID PULLS OUT OF NATIONAL DIALOGUE

The Zambia Center for Inter Party Dialogue ZCID and its political parties will not attend the launch of the National Dialogue Process organized by the three church mother bodies. ZCID Board chairperson Nathen Mulonga says this is because of the unresolved impasse between ZCID and the three church mother bodies. Mr Mulonga said the three…

WORLD BANK GIVES ZAMBIA $26.5M FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

The World Bank has approved a credit facility of 26.5 million United States Dollars for the Electricity Services Access Project ESAP. Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa says the funds will be used to scale up the Rural Electrification program in various Provinces. Mr. Nkhuwa said the ESAP’s objective is to increase electricity access in targeted rural…

CHIEF NSAMBA WARNS AGAINST DIALOGUE FAILURE

Chief Nsamba of Lunga district in Luapula Province says failure to iron out differences through platforms like the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue -ZCID- is a potential cause of conflict, which the country can avoid at all costs. Chief Nsamba says it is important that the national dialogue process produces tangible results that can lead…

SADC TROIKA CONVENES OVER CONGO DR

The special Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC called to discuss matters related to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The summit that takes place today will review and assess the political situation in the DRC following the recently held elections. The meeting…

SOCIAL CASH TRANFER FUND SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT

Community Development and Social Services Minister,Olipa Phiri has called for transparency in the distribution of Social Cash Transfer Funds. Ms Phiri said officers in her ministry must ensure that the funds and food security packs are used for the right purpose. She noted that Government has continued to release huge sums of money under the…

TUTWA BACKS GOVT ON NEW TAX REGIME

A Lawyer has urged government to stand firm and not succumb to mining companies’ threats of job cuts as a result of the new tax system. Tutwa Ngulube says mining firms should pay their fair share of taxes just like any other entity. Mr. Ngulube said it is immoral for some mining firms to use…