Sweden gives Zambia about K3 billion

The Swedish government has committed 2.25 billion Swedish Kronor about K3 billion in its 2018-2022 development cooperation strategy for Zambia. Swedish State Secretary for International Development Per Olsson Fridh and Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe have since signed a bilateral agreement for the cooperation strategy. The new strategy which is aligned to Zambia’s 7th National…

Govt withdraws Chinese drug from health facilities

Ministry of Health through Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority has withdrawn Gentamicine drugs from all Public health facilities. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says ZAMRA received 32 suspected adverse drug reaction reports from January 2019 and Gentamicine injection was found among the suspected batches. Giving a ministerial statement in parliament, Dr Chilufya says a precautionary measure,…

Minister Chilangwa banned from Parliament for disrespect

Luapula province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has been suspended from the National Assembly for seven days without pay for disrespecting First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala. This was after the house unanimously resolved to have the Kawambwa Member of Parliament suspended effective 20th March,2019. Mr Chilangwa disrespected the deputy Speaker by pointing a…

ESTHER LUNGU FOUNDATION TRUST OPEN TO PARTNERSHIPS

First Lady Esther Lungu says the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust remains open to partner with the corporate world in uplifting the lives of Zambians. Mrs. Lungu says several people are benefiting from the goodwill gesture the trust is receiving from various stakeholders. She said this when she received a donation of assorted food stuffs and…

MWAKALOMBE CALLS FOR CALM AMID MINE MISHAPS

Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe has appealed for calm as the Mine Safety department carries out investigations into the accident that happened yesterday at the South Ore Body shaft in Kitwe. Speaking in an interview with ZNBC News, Mr. Mwakalombe said it is regrettable that miners died in the accident. He observes that though accidents…

Harden sets new NBA scoring record

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has become the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season. The reigning NBA MVP scored 31 points in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks – the 48th time in 67 games this season that he has managed…