Archive | February, 2014

Bravo

  Finally Parliament has shown some backbone. Wynter Kabimba should have known better than go to Parliament unprepared.  It is folly to take Parliament and the people of Zambia for granted. Wynter’s vacuous Parliamentary statement was an insult to   Parliament, the Nation and more specifically to our church leaders and the civil society organisations (CSOs), […]

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Dissolve Parliament, MPs dare Sata

There was drama at Parliament yesterday when the session was abruptly adjourned because Opposition members disrupted proceedings to protest Government failure to provide a clear roadmap towards the constitution making process. The Members have now vowed to continue pressuring the Speaker as Head of the legislature to prevail of the Executive to provide a roadmap, […]

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Zambians have rejected PF-HH

The United Party for National Development has scooped the Katuba Parliamentary by-elections with landslide victory of over 2000 votes. UPND’s Jonas Shakafuswa polled 4, 787, votes followed by PF’s Moses Chilando with 2, 747 votes, MMD’s  Cecil Homes 734, NAREP’s Joseph Mushilika 566, ABZ’s Patricia Mwashingwele 393, UNIP’s Allan Malawo 124 and NRP’S Shakespeare Mwakumui […]

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RB flies to SA for medical review

Former president Rupiah Bwezani Banda yesterday left for South Africa for a medical review. According to Banda’s deputy administrative assistant Kennedy Limwanya said in a statement that the former head of State was expected in Zambia at the completion of the medical review. Limwanya said that former president last travelled to South Africa for treatment […]

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Doctors protest nurses dismissals

The Zambia Medical Association says flamboyant buildings cannot treat patients in the absence of about 500 experienced nurses recently fired by government. ZMA president Aaron Mujajati said the dismissal of experienced nurses from major hospitals has affected operations and the quality of healthcare service for the patients. Dr Mujajati said the health sector thrived on […]

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Scott, Kabimba implicated in ZAWA hunting concession scandal

Kabwata member of Parliament Given Lubinda has  named Vice-President Guy Scott and Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba as being behind the unilateral dismissal of former Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) director general Edwin Matokwani along with his four subordinate directors. And former zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) director General Matokwani has revealed that Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia […]

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Irrelevant politicians

Is our Parliament as useless as the Ukrainian one which cheered on as the rot deepened and important institutions of governance were undermined and finally rendered useless and impotent? Should Zambians really invest their effort and emotions in politicians who more often than not will change allegiance from the electorate to the “appointing” authority because […]

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UPND grabs Katuba seat?

The United Party for National Development (UPND) was by last night leading by more than 2000 votes as counting was coming to close with no more than seven poling stations remaining for the count. By press time, the UPND had polled 4,095 votes with the Patriotic Front (PF) trailing with 2058 votes from all the […]

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New education curriculum runs into materials hitch

into materials hitch The newly introduced curriculum in government schools is a non-starter because there are no materials to use and should immediately be done away with. Some teachers that sought anonymity for fear of victimization said it was not fair for government to impose the use of the new curriculum on schools when the […]

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Masebo formed cartel over ZAWA hunting tender

Glaring irregularities are surfacing in the manner the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA)’s 19 hunting Safari concessions were cancelled by Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo with the latest revelations showing that Masebo formed a cartel of individuals who were among the bidders as her advisory committee that had irregularly amended the tender document to […]

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