Archive | June, 2014

Zambians demand bold answers

Unless Government gathers enough courage to publicly address the concerns of Zambians over President Michael Sata’s abrupt departure for Israel, it seems members of the public will keep on asking questions about his health and procedures which preceded his departure. So far no one, including the acting President Wynter Kabimba and the Vice President Guy […]

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Sata ‘power’ handover questioned

Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska must clearly state whether he prepared the letter of transfer of the instruments of power for President Michael Sata to formerly hand over power to Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba. But Dr Msiska has refused to comment charging that although it was his responsibility to perform such constitutional functions, he […]

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Green Party to abolish floor price of maize

OPPOSITION Green Party president Peter Sinkamba has said once voted into government, his party will abolish the floor price of maize to allow farmers themselves to determine the price of maize. He said farmers would be allowed to determine the expenditure incurred to grow the crop and market forces at play. Mr Sinkamba said the […]

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NAREP ticks off ‘ignorant’ PF ministers

The people of Zambia have lost confidence in some Patriotic Front (PF) cabinet ministers because they have failed to articulate national issues, says National Restoration Party (NAREP) secretary general Jevan Kamanga. Mr Kamanga said a good number of cabinet ministers had failed to handle their ministries in a manner expected of them. “We now fully […]

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Mumbwa farmers sell maize cheaply to private buyers

Some farmers in Mumbwa have started selling their maize to private buyers at K55 per 50 kg bag of the produce. Mumbwa District Commissioner Sunday Shamabanse confirmed this yesterday. He said he had received reports of some local farmers who were selling their maize at K55.00 per 50Kg bag. Mr Shamabanese advised the farmers against […]

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ZEA wins Kudos

A consortium of all civil society networks and alliances involved in elections in the 15 member Southern African Development Community (SADC) has urged the newly constituted Zambia Electoral Alliance (ZEA) to emulate the successful regional bodies that monitor and support elections in other countries. The Southern African Development Community Electoral Support Network (SADC-ESN) said it […]

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We’ve no problems with salaries-Lusaka Deputy Mayor

We have no problems with paying our worker’s salaries at the council, says Lusaka Deputy Mayor Potipher Tembo. He said workers at Lusaka City Council have been paid contrary to reports that the council had not been paying workers for over three months. “There is no problem at the council with regards to salaries of […]

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3 former RTSA senior officials challenge their early retirement

Three former Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RTSA) employees have applied for  judicial review in the Lusaka High Court challenging the decision by the Minister of Transport, Works ,Supply and Communications Christopher Yaluma to retire them early. The trio is Mr. Martin Mbangu, former RTSA Deputy Director of house No.7 Mwapona Road, Woodlands in Lusaka, […]

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Modernisation of Chibolya underway

Government says plans to modernise the infamous Chibolya compound in Lusaka have reached an advanced stage. Kanyama member of Parliament Gerry Chanda said the government was in discussions with various stakeholders on the roadmap to upgrade the township. “We are going back to the people to table the upgrading of the area as a modern […]

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Abolish defamation laws-SAEF

Government has been urged to abolish as a matter of urgency criminal defamation laws which have led to the harassment, arrest and imprisonment of editors and journalist. The Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) has also called on President Michael Sata to sign the Table Mountain Declaration as it would immediately set Zambia on a good […]

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