CONSULT WIDELY ON SALES TAX GOVT URGED

By BUSINESS REPORTER GOVERNMENT should extensively consult on the issue of sales tax as tax regimes are being implemented, Livingstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) president, Namakau Siyanga has said. Ms Siyanga noted that the Government must be commended for tirelessly working hard to engage cooperating partners for economic recovery. She said the State…

Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts. Addressing a group of 120 Chinese investors on Wednesday, Mr Museveni announced increased patrols and CCTV installation in industrial parks. China has significant investments in Uganda but businesses have lost large sums of money in robberies. The government…

Negative sentiments likely to worsen debt situation- Fundanga

Former Bank of Zambia Governor, Caleb Fundanga has warned that negative sentiments have a likelihood of worsening the country’s debt situation if left unattended to. Speaking at a public debt indaba under the theme addressing Zambia’s economic challenges for a stronger future, Dr Fundanga says the speculation on the country’s current debt situation is as…

NO BAIL FOR FORGERY, SAYS STATE

By CHARLES MUSONDA THE State has opposed a bail application by a Lusaka businessman who has been jailed six years for forging a title deed he attempted to use to sell another person’s farm. Morgan Phiri, 64, has been jointly sentenced with a Mary Moyo for forgery and uttering a false document but Phiri is…

COP, TWO OTHERS DENY HAVING IVORY

By NATION REPORTER A POLICE officer and two others have pleaded not guilty to one count of possessing 19 kilograms of ivory without a certificate. In this case, Amon Longwe, 45, a police officer of Chilenje, Donald Chikonde, 27, a businessman of Olympia, and Donald Phiri, 26, a taxi driver of Mtendere Township are charged…

UPND MP REPORTS MINISTER OVER DEATH THREATS

CHOMA Central UPND member of parliament Cornelius Mweetwa yesterday stood on a point of order in Parliament complaining that infrastructure development and housing minister Ronald Chitotela has consistently threatened him with death on account of his parliamentary debates. Mweetwa, the UPND deputy spokesperson, says threats of death will not deter him from speaking fearlessly and…

We all deserve a dignified life

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is of a strong view that human beings should live a dignified life due to the fact that they are created in the image and likeness of God. Government is urged to thus fulfill its obligation to ensure that dignity of lives is upheld by promoting pro-poor policies that…

“NEGATIVE SENTIMENTS AFFECTS DEBT PRICING”

Former Bank of Zambia Governor, Caleb Fundanga says negative sentiments about the country’s debt situation can have an impact on the pricing of debt. Dr. Fundanga says negative comments through various channels of communication should be avoided at all cost. The Former Central Bank Chief has pointed out that the country has witnessed a lot…

GAMBIA REQUESTS ZAMBIA FOR ASSISTANCE IN ITS JURDICIAL REFORMS

The Republic of Gambia has requested the Zambian government for support in its judicial reforms by seconding judges to their judiciary. Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, made the request during a bilateral meeting with his Zambian counterpart, Joseph Malanji. The Gambian Minister said that the recommendation for Zambian judges…

Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts. Addressing a group of 120 Chinese investors on Wednesday, Mr Museveni announced increased patrols and CCTV installation in industrial parks. China has significant investments in Uganda but businesses have lost large sums of money in robberies. The government…

CASTRATE DEFILERS

By NATION REPORTER WE strongly feel that castration is the only solution to stop sexual violence against innocent girls, says Zambian National Men’s Network (ZNMN) national coordinator, Nelson Banda. This follows the recent defilement of two girls aged 13 in Lusaka in separate incidents. In a statement released to the Daily Nation, Mr Banda feels…

CDF ALLOCATION IS FAIR – MINISTER

By SIMON MUNTEMBA THERE is no biasness in the allocation of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF), says Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale. And Mr Mwale disclosed that a total of 30 town clerks and council secretaries would be charged with various offences in trying to ensure that they adhere to financial regulations. Mr Mwale said…

2020 CENSUS TO BE CONDUCTED ELECTRONICALLY

Zambia is for the first time poised to  conduct the 2020 Census of Population and Housing electronically. This came to light during the Stakeholders’ and Cooperating Partners’ meeting on the 2020 Census. And Vice President Inonge Wina says the 2020 Census will be useful in the evaluation of the country’s Seventh National Development Plan and…

“ARREST MAN HARASSING WIFE IN VIRAL VIDEO”

Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri has called on the police to take necessary action against a man captured in a video harassing his wife. The man was harassing the wife for allegedly committing adultery. Mrs. Phiri says there are better ways of airing grievances than resorting to violence and breaking the law with impunity. Mrs. Phiri…

“OUR JUDICIAL IS OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE”

Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji says Zambia has an independent judicial system that has gained international recognition. Mr. Malanji however says Zambia is still looking at selected judicial reforms. He was speaking during the bilateral talks he held with his Gambian Counterpart Mamadou Tangara. This was on the sidelines of the 20th extra ordinary session…

Govt advised to strengthen the health sector

Japan has advised the Zambian government to strengthen the health sector if it is to continue achieving development in a sustainable manner. Japanese Ambassador to Zambia, Hidenobu Sobashima says this is why his Country intends to contribute to this process in cooperation with the Japanese private sector. Mr. Sobashima says this contribution includes the funding…

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima notes the need for speedy dispensation of cases

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has noted the need for speedy dispensation of cases and affordable justice for all. Justice Mambilima says a predictable legal system contributes immensely to the development of the country as recent trends have shown that investors are more inclined to invest their money in jurisdictions where litigation is predictable. She has…

‘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,…

JUDICIARY CONSIDERING IMPROVEMENTS

Chief Justice Irene Mambilima says the judiciary will continue to come up with innovations that improve the justice delivery system. Justice Mambilima says the judiciary in partnership with the Law Association of Zambia is currently formulating policy to acquire an electronic case management system. Chief Justice Irene Mambilima She says judges and magistrates will be…

CZECH ASKS ZAMBIA TO OPEN EMBASSY IN PRAGUE

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman has asked the Zambian government to consider opening an embassy in Prague. President Zeman says the physical presence of an embassy will facilitate deepened relations between Zambia and the Czech Republic. He was speaking at the Presidential palace shortly after receiving credentials from Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany Anthony…

LUBINDA DEFENDS CYBER SECURITY LAWS

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says cyber security laws are not meant to curb freedom of expression. Mr. Lubinda says the internet is meant to improve the lives of the people. He is however saddened that some people are using the internet to harm others. Mr Lubinda was speaking at the Inter- Ministerial Conference on Cyber…

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW – PF

…No quashing summons by police By AARON CHIYANZO IT IS irresponsible and retrogressive for Kelvin Bwalya Fube and his proxies to ask President Edgar Lungu to order the police not to summon UPND leader  Hakainde Hichilema over his careless remarks when he did so willingly, because he is not a sacred cow,  Patriotic Front (PF)…