‘Policy reforms crucial for Zambia’

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka AS ZAMBIA and the rest of Africa witness rapid urbanisation, policy reforms will be necessary for the trend (urbanisation) to advance economic development through agricultural productivity, industrialisation and services stimulated by the growth of the middle class, the latest African Economic Outlook report has revealed. The report says while urbanisation has potential

MMD seeks withdrawal of nomination fee

KELVIN MBEWE, KELVIN CHONGO, CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Lusaka THE opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) says it wishes to withdraw the part payment of the presidential election nomination fee made to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). But the ECZ says the payment is non-refundable. Newly-elected MMD president Felix Mutati has said the party will not

Chongo, Sinkala to miss Togo tie

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola ZAMBIA defender Kabaso Chongo and midfielder Nathan Sinkala are doubtful for Friday’s international friendly against Togo due to club commitments. Democratic Republic of Congo side TP Mazembe have a cup engagement on May 30. Team manager Stanley Kaseko said in an interview in Ndola yesterday that TP Mazembe are likely to release

UPND cadres beat cop

SUSPECTED United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres yesterday beat up a police officer who was manning a roadblock near Moba Hotel in Kitwe. The incident happened immediately after UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba was granted bail in a court case in which he faces four charges (see page three). Copperbelt Police chief Charity

‘Compensate accident victims’

CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka GOVERNMENT has demanded that the owners of the bus that was involved in an accident on the Pedicle road, which traverses the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), compensate the families of all the 31 victims. Government has said a total of 31 people were burnt to ashes in the accident. But Senior

GBM pleads innocent

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba yesterday pleaded not guilty to four charges in connection with a fracas that erupted when he visited Chisokone Market in Kitwe recently. Mwamba has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, conduct likely to cause breach of the peace and

Former Inspector General sues The Post

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka FORMER Inspector General of Police Francis Kabonde has taken the Post Newspapers to court over an article the tabloid published alleging that he owed Lusaka businessman Joshua Kamiki K40,000. According to a statement of claim filed in the High Court, Mr Kabonde contends that the said defamatory words were published country-wide and