Archive | April, 2014

Eradicating poverty

The delay in enacting a new constitution is seriously impeding a policy paradigm shift that would have placed the people before political leaders. Until now development plans have been the function of political leaders who determine the nature and manner in which the development agenda will be implemented. They decided the quantum of resources applied […]

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GBM ready for arrest

Former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) says he is ready to be arrested and will soon speak out on his impending arrest as it is a scheme coined to finish him politically by his enemies who are also determined to take over the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership. Mr. Mwamba said that he was not […]

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Zambian Airways case back in court

The controversial K14billion Zambian Airways case file which disappeared from the Lusaka High Court registry has finally been found and the matter is scheduled for hearing this morning before Judge Justin Chashi. Officers at the registry could not explain the sudden re-appearance of the case file which had gone missing for many months thereby raising […]

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Zambia’s diplomatic relations with SADC worrying

Zambia  has been diplomaticaly isolated in region and international community, former foreign affairs minister Kabinga Pande has observed. As a result there is growing concern that Zambia’s diplomatic relations with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the international community have been fractured.  Mr Pande stated that it was worrying that no president from SADC […]

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Muhabi dismisses Kaingu’s accusations over injunction

MMD national secretary Muhabi Lungu has described as frivolous assertions that Dr Nevers Mumba was served with a court order before the NEC meeting could start on Sunday. But Mr Michael Kaingu vice president for political affairs has obtained leave of Lusaka High court to comence contempt proceedings agaist Dr Mumba and all the other […]

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Economyin doldrums says Hamududu

The depreciation of the kwacha is a sign of a mismanaged economy by the Patriotic Front government, says Bweengwa Member of Parliament Mr Highvie Hamududu. Mr Hamududu, an economist, said there were many unplanned moves by PF that had grave implications in the financial standing of the country. He said the currency depreciation would have […]

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SACCORD constitution Indaba to go ahead despite boycott

The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) says it is disappointed with the decision by the opposition political parties along with the Grand Coalition on the Constitution to boycott the constitution Indaba meant the address the impasse on the constitution making process. SACCORD executive director Boniface Chembe said that despite some […]

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A question of numbers

Democracy is about numbers. That is why the current standoff in the Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) is taking away from the major premise of democracy. Clearly the ruling party (PF) is quite satisfied with the current feud as it has reduced the cohesion that would have eaten into the final tally when the […]

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RB sues M’membe for contempt

Former President Rupiah Banda has filed 19 criminal contempt charges against  Post Newspaper owner Fred M’membe who has been accused of slandering and convicting the former president through his editorials. President Banda has complained that the editorials were intended to influence and thereby prejudice the current procedings. In a complaint submitted to court on 25th […]

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Heed Bishop Mpundu’s advice, Sata told

Lusaka archbishop Telesphor Mpundu must be applauded for directly coming out clear on the stalled constitution making process, former Siavonga Member of Parliament Douglas Syakalima has said. Mr Syakalima said Bishop Mpundu’s advice was timely and that President Michael Sata should heed to what the Catholic clergy have been saying about the stalled constitution making […]

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