Archive | October, 2012

MMD to defend dignity of Parliament

The opposition MMD will continue to defend democracy and reject any efforts by President Sata to dilute the dignity of Parliament, says its president Nevers Mumba. And the former ruling party will boycott this year’s independence celebrations at State House because of the continued police brutalization of citizens who hold divergent views. Dr Mumba said […]

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An enabling environment

The majority of Zambians living today were not born when Zambia gained independence on 24th October 1964. It is pointless talking to them about colour bar and buying meat through pigeon holes. Equally a good third of Zambians were not there when Zambia transitioned from the one-party to the multi-party system. Therefore it is pointless […]

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Graft and the ruling cartel

We are surprised that the Anti-corruption Commission has suddenly sprung into action to probe Minister of Defense Geoffrey Mwamba after a newspaper report alleging corruption. We have been reporting cases of clear corruption revealed by official institutions including the Bank of Zambia and no such prompt action has resulted. We have published reports of billions […]

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Tribunal for Mutembo Nchito

President Sata has always insisted that in the quest for good governance, transparency and campaign against corruption, he would institute a tribunal against Mutembo Nchito or any other person if requested formally. Such a request has now been made and the reasons for it tabulated. We therefore hope that the President will accord the request […]

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The case for prudence

We have never questioned the case for resource mobilization. We are appreciative and are fully cognizant of the resource dilemma that Zambia, like many other developing countries faces. This dilemma however does not constitute licence for gratuitous borrowing which will drive the country into another debt crisis. We have recently emerged from the Heavily Indebted […]

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Issues of integrity

Leadership and morality are indivisible. That is why retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused to share a platform with British Prime Minister Tony Blair who orchestrated the war against Iraq on account of non existent weapons of mass destruction. The good Archbishop says that Mr. Blair’s support for the Iraq war was “morally […]

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Bemba insults

Our K14billion “thieves” are cunning foxes. They know how to divert attention, from their crime by diverting national attention to trivial matters that have no consequence whatsoever. They have specialized in this subterfuge. The chimbwi-no plan saga being an example. Our editorial team received the press statement containing this “insult” from HH. We had a […]

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Kaoma detainees tortured

Security officers in Kaoma have been accused of publicly stripping and torturing up to 17 detainees who tore up copies of the draft Constitution to extract information from them. The suspects who are incarcerated at Kaoma Prison were at the weekend subjected to torture in unexplained circumstances. Sources told the Daily Nation that the detainees […]

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Moreba petitions UK govt

The Movement for Restoration of Barotseland (MOREBA) says it is in full support of the Barotse National Council (BNC) that has resolved that Barotselandestablish itself as a sovereign state in line with the consequences of terminating the Barotseland Agreement of 1964. In their submissions to the British High Commissioner James Thornton on  October 16 in […]

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Corruption charges against GBM suspicious

Corruption charges leveled against Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)are destructive and lack impartiality, says the Young Leaders Alliance (YOLA). YOLA spokesperson Inyambo Akakandelwa said that the investigations by ACC raised a lot of suspicions especially in the manner they were communicated in the preliminary findings. Mr. Akakandelwa observed that […]

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