CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe THE Rainbow Party has suffered a major setback in Kapiri Mposhi after its parliamentary candidate Frederick Manyanina ditched the opposition party at the last minute to stand on the United Progressive Party (UPP) ticket. Mr Manyanina said in an interview yesterday that he decided to file his nomination papers on the UPP
CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka THE 92 former British Petroleum (BP) Zambia employees who are demanding to be paid K457 million in pension benefits by United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema have stepped up preparations for the transportation of over 200 affected families who will be camped at Mr Hichilema’s house. Over a week
Dear editor, LET me ask…what do our council officials do in their offices? Looking at the environment, especially the Lusaka central business district, it is so disheartening at the sight of litter. I passed through the CBD on a Sunday afternoon when the place was deserted, I could not believe the mess I found. What
SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, Lusaka THE National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) says the Zambia Hockey Association (ZHA) elections will be held when the organisation pays affiliation fees. In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, NSCZ acting general secretary Emmanuel Phiri said ZHA is among 13 sports associations that have not paid affiliation fees. Phiri said the council
CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka THE Prisons Care and Counselling Association (PRISCCA) has appealed to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to allow remandees to vote in the August 11 elections. PRISCCA executive director Godfrey Malembeka said the Constitution declares remandees innocent until proven guilty, hence the need for them to be allowed to exercise their right
ALVIN CHIINGA, Lusaka SEVERAL Lusaka residents have commended President Lungu and the Patriotic Front (PF) for accelerating the implementation of the Lusaka 400 (L400) at a cost of US$348.8 million. The residents said in separate interviews yesterday after that the death of President Sata, some people thought that works on the project would be abandoned.
Dear editor, THE manner in which political parties are handling the nominations is worrying. The confusion which marred most constituencies should have been avoided had the political parties done their homework by ensuring lists of adopted candidates are released and published well in good time. The confusion experienced during nominations in some constituencies where two