Archive | November, 2013

Debt increase divides Parliament

The decision by Government to increase the debt threshold from K20 to K35 billion yesterday divided Parliament resulting in a division in which Government won by a 74 to 50 votes. Opposition members protested that the increase in debt would burden the country with unsustainable borrowing for which future generations would be held accountable. They […]

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Kansanshi miners in 25 percent pay rise

Kansanshi Mining Plc has awarded its employees a 25 percent salary increase spread across three years with government reasserting its commitment to maintain an attractive investment climate that would require more investment in the country. Kansanshi Mining Plc general manager Sean Whittome said Zambia’s largest copper producing company would continue striving to improve the working […]

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Save the nation Parliament asked

The Government has circulated a motion to increase its borrowing from K20 to K35 billion. The budget for this year is K42 billion while  borrowing if approved will be K35billion or US$7billion. If approved the increase will bring the borrowing levels to the amount that the  Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) inherited from the  […]

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Join the legal battle against Nchito, M’membe – Tayali

Petitioners seeking repayement of the K38billion DBZ loan owed by Director of public prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito and Post newspapers owner Fred M’membe should join litigation in courts of law, says Zambian Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali. Tayali told the Daily Nation in an interview that the procedure they have taken to petition parliament was […]

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Defying logic

Albert Einstein has described insanity as doing the same thing, over again and hoping for a different outcome. But what is even worse is the sheer lack of a conscience or moral fiber, where a person continues to repeat a mistake regardless and in spite of the knowledge of universal disaproval. It is true that […]

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UNZA filth shocks Council

Filthy and overflowing toilets at the University of Zambia have shocked Lusaka City Council. An inspection team that visited the university following the death of a student from suspected typhoid, a water borne disease found that hostels were overcrowded beyond capacity and without working toilets, showers and other sanitary facilities. The team also found that […]

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Chibesakunda blasts low performing staff

Lack of commitment in the performance of official duties by Judiciary staff is a big challenge which needs to be quickly addressed, says Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda. Justice Chibesakunda said the problem has been compounded by the absence of effective supervision. “In this regard, we may need to do some extensive restructuring that would […]

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Chinese survives Victoria Falls fall

A CHINESE national has survived death after he fell in the gorge at the Victoria Falls in Livingstone, heritage site.Wang Shun Xue, 45, fell in the gorge on Monday morning as he was trying to get some photographs of the edge of the Victoria Falls. Southern Province police commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the incidence to […]

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We shall not succumb on Constitution

Civil society organisations will not succumb to pressure from the government in their bid to have a constitution that will stand the test of time, Forum for Democratic Process (FODEP) executive director McDonald Chipenzi has charged. Chipenzi said the CSOs would not sit idle and allow the manipulation of the Constitution where a lot of […]

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Wynter has lost legitimacy

Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has lost legitimacy, and lacks respect befitting the  Patriotic Front secretary general, says PF Lusaka District acting vice chairman Julius Komaki. Addressing scores of PF members who gathered for the reopening of the district office, Komaki warned that the continued stay of Kabimba in the PF was a security concern in […]

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