Rainbow dims

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

Ex-BP employees insist HH refund

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

NSCZ gives ZHA conditions

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

Prisons body wants prisoners to vote

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

Lungu wins kudos over roads

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.

Violent nominations worrying

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