Archive | August, 2012

Police raid UPND HQ

POLICE in Lusaka yesterday stormed opposition UPND secretariat in Lusaka’s Rhodespark area to search the office for any seditious materials. Both police and UPND deputy spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa confirmed the raid to the Daily Nation in an interview which took place around 16:00hours. Mr. Mweetwa who did not give further details said police had a […]

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PF cannot beat MMD’s development track record

It is difficult for the Patriotic Front (PF) government to beat the MMD developmental track record initiated under former President Rupiah Banda, says Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) president Charles Milupi. And Mr. Milupi has said that any reasonable government must consider addressing the high cost of agricultural inputs and increasing the Farmer Input […]

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UPND refutes Sakeni’s claims over its MPS

The United National Development Party (UPND) has reacted sharply to Information Minister Kennedy Sakeni claims that some of its MPs are secretly courting the PF government for jobs. The party spokesperson Charles Kakoma refuted the allegations and said Mr Sakeni’s statement was unfounded. Mr Kakoma challenged the PF government to desist from issuing statements that […]

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Govt told to stay clear of Lozi/Nkoya land wrangles

 The Lozis have maintained that the land dispute between them and the Nkoyas has got nothing to do with the government because it is an internal issue that can be resolved between the two parties. The Lozi Induna Yutanga, a representative from Naliele Kuta in Kaoma district said land disputes should be handled Kuta and […]

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Nyimba faces water crisis

NYIMBA district in Eastern Province is facing a serious water crisis as the only dam that provides water for both animals and humans has dried up. The water shortage was forcing people to travel long distances to either Luangwa or Petauke districts to fetch the commodity. Eastern Water and Sewerage Company Managing Director Wamuwi Changani […]

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Quality politics

Zambia deserves quality politics devoid of scare tactic which are intended to intimidate and sully the atmosphere with innuendo, suspicion and fear. The ballot and not the bullet was, is and will forever be the benchmark on which regime change will be effected.  Zambians are sane and mature people who will resist and subvert any […]

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DBZ under Pressure (as its new managing director Jacob Lushinga joins M’membe and the Nchitos to oppose public scrutiny)

The Development Bank of Zambia has opposed public scrutiny in the K14 billion DBZ appeal case. The new managing director, Jacob Lushinga, has joined the appellants Fred Mmembe Post Editor and Mutembo Nchito DPP in opposing Chilufya Tayali of Zambian Voice joining as an interested party to represent public interest. A submission by DBZ lawyers […]

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‘Idle’ Judge Chikopa angers NGO, East MP

The continued stay of Malwian judge Lovemore Chikopa in Zambia has angered Non Governmental Organisation and East MP who have described it as a waste of public funds. Kasenegwa Member of Parliament Victoria Kalima has accused government of having failed to explain to Zambians why judge Chikopa continued to be in Zambia for doing nothing. […]

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Zambia kisses Attan Shansonga goodbye

The government has confirmed that the Danish government will not extradite former Zambia’s ambassador to the Untied States Attan Shansonga. The extradition application which was argued by Mutembo Nchito, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) was dismissed in Danish courts for lacking merit. A confidential letter has since been written to the Zambian government over […]

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Corruption, theft of public funds worry Yamba

Frauds, outright theft of public funds and corruption have become permanent features in the Auditor General’s reports, Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba has said. Mr Yamba has since challenged permanent secretaries to adopt a culture of zero tolerance to the vices. Speaking when he officially opened the controlling officers workshop yesterday at New Government […]

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