Union welcomes Ndongwe’s sack

KELVIN MBEWE, Lusaka THE Zambia Water and Sanitation Engineering and Allied Workers Union (ZAWSEAWU) has welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to relieve Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company Limited managing director George Ndongwe of his duties. Permanent secretary Amos Malupenga cited continuous failure by Mr Ndongwe to recognise the current

Francis Chigunta dies

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka FORMER President Rupiah Banda’s economic advisor, Francis Chigunta, has died. Professor Chigunta was until his death a lecturer in development studies and political economy at the University of Zambia (UNZA) and University of Lusaka. Representative of the faculty at UNZA, Nawa Mwale, confirmed Prof Chigunta’s death in a statement issued yesterday.READ MORE

Kudos to Lunda Royal Establishment

Dear editor, ALLOW me space in your newspaper to commend the Lunda Royal Establishment for banning the wearing of political party regalia at Mutomboko ceremony slated for July 30. Traditional ceremonies are national events which should bring people together. Wearing political regalia has potential to turn such events into political campaigns. And considering the violence

Mwinilunga substation nears completion

NKWETO MFULA, Mwinulunga THE construction of a substation in Mwinilunga in North-Western Province to link the district to the national electricity grid has advanced with 95 percent works done. The substation being constructed by Eltel Company Limited is expected to be completed next month. Mwinilunga acting district commissioner Shayama Mangalilo said in an interview that

Train locals in bee-keeping, State told

NKWETO MFULA, Mwinulunga APICULTURISTS in Mwinilunga have appealed to Government to train local people in modern bee-keeping to increase honey production to increase income generation. One of the small-scale farmers in Kamapanda area, Joseph Sakaji, said bee-keepers are generating income to support their families through bee farming, but need training to increase production. “We are

‘PF has built roads in Mwinilunga’

NKWETO MFULA, Mwinulunga THE Patriotic Front (PF) says it has made inroads in Mwinilunga with a number of people joining the political party to associate themselves with the unprecedented development, the party’s parliamentary candidate Jonathan Kapaipi has said. But the UPND says it is still strong in the distict. Mr Kapaipi said Mwinilunga is no