Archive | March, 2014

Governance with morality

We fully support the decision by President Michael Sata to dismiss Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo. Undoubtedly   the decision shamed members of the cartel whose sense of jaundice and impaired morality culminated in their announcement that the Ministers had been cleared by the Tribunal appointed to investigate her conduct. By his action the President […]

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ZAWA fires ‘whistle blowers’

Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has embarked on a vengeance programme of purging employees perceived to be leaking damaging corruption related information to the Judge Rhoyda Kaoma led Tribunal that was investigating former Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo and has so far fired three officials without giving reasons. One of the three fired officers is […]

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Mulenga Sata boycott planned

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) councilors in Lusaka have resolved to boycott the mayoral elections slated for Friday this week if the party goes ahead with sanctions against those challenging President Michael Sata’s son Mulenga for the position. So far, Mulenga Sata is the only aspiring candidate who has applied to contest for the position […]

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Constitution not priority-Lungu

The enactment of the new constitution being demanded by Zambians is not a priority for the Patriotic Front (PF)  and government is not  going to be stampeded into releasing the draft constitution until after it had been thoroughly studied, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu has said. Lungu said the Zambia had a functioning constitution and that […]

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Constitution contradictions

The Government has a duty and responsibility to give the electorate a meaningful and reasoned response to the demand for a new constitution. In this regard the Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba has been totally unhelpful. At least we know that the President is not interested, however it is a fact that public funds have […]

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Bemba Queen defends Sosala

Queen mother of the Bemba Royal Establishment, Chieftainess Mukuka Mfumu has defended the appointment of Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu and has castigated Chief Chewe Kamponge of Chinsali whom she has accused of misleading the nation and causing acrimony in the Bemba Kingdom. Speaking when she made a rare appearance on Kasama’s Mano […]

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Scott is a bully-HH

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has accused Vice President Guy Scott of practicing vulgar politics, replete with bullying Hichilema said that Dr. Scott ‘s only descriptions for other people were derogatory names to disrespect them. In an interview, Hichilema said that Dr. Scott’s likening of Patriotic Front Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda to a dog […]

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Masebo’s ‘clearance’ meant to avoid by-election-Fr Bwalya

Former Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo  has been saved from losing her Parliamentary seat because the Patriotic Front (PF) has realized that it would be politically suicidal to cause a by-election in Lusaka after suffering a  humiliating defeat at the hands of the opposition in Katuba constituency, Alliance for a Better Zambia (ABZ) president […]

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ECZ condemn police over POA application

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has condemned the selective application of the Public Order Act (POA) by the Zambia Police and has demanded impartial and non-partisan implementation of the act. The application of the Public Order Act has in the last two and half years of the Patriotic Front (PF) rule become a serious […]

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Police lock up 20 PF cadres

Over 20 out of 80 Patriotic Front cadres who illegally grabbed land and assaulted a police officer in Lusaka West last week have been arrested and detained at Matero Police Station. Police said that 11 panga wielding cadres who clashed with the police for encroaching on Siisii Lisulo’s farm on Sunday were apprehended on the […]

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