President Lungu hailed for recognising FTJ democratic role

JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka INDEPENDENT Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) board chairperson David Masupa has praised President Lungu for acknowledging the contribution of former President Frederick Chiluba to democracy. On Thursday, President Lungu, who just completed his campaign tour of Luapula Province, announced at a rally that the yet-to-be-constructed Luapula University will now be called FJT University.

Documentary on Nkumbula to premiere

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka A DOCUMENTARY on Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, leader of the African National Congress (ANC), which fought for the country’s independence from Britain, is set to premiere tomorrow at Ster Kinekor, Arcades Shopping Mall in Lusaka. The documentary, titled ‘Nkumbula: Liberating a Nation’ by Chris Mukkuli, is a celebration of the life of Nkumbula

Lungu to commission Maamba power plant

YANDE SYAMPEYO, Lusaka CONSTRUCTION of the country’s first-ever 600 megawatts (MW) thermal power plant at Maamba Coal Mine in Sinazongwe in Southern Province is complete and scheduled to be commissioned this month by President Lungu. Sinanzongwe district commissioner Protashio Mulenga said the plant, which will be managed by Maamba Collieries Limited, is currently on test

State to extend loan facility to private institutions

YANDE SYAMPEYO, Lusaka GOVERNMENT says it will extend the student loan facility to private universities once appropriate policies are put in place. And the Ministry of Higher Education spokesperson Chiselwa Kawanda has implored students studying or wishing to study in public universities to apply for students loans from the higher education loans and scholarship board

Woman jailed 4 years

THE Chingola Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 35-year-old woman to four years imprisonment for battering her husband and leaving him with one eye. Magistrate Shadreck Chanda on Friday convicted Mwape Mumba of MC2 Mushota Street, Nchanga North in Chingola, after she pleaded guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm. Mr Chanda bemoaned the increase