Archive | October, 2014

Dr. Scott and the Presidency

OUR current Constitution is truly ambiguous and confusing, hence the need for change. It will be very difficult to convince Zambians that Dr. Guy Scott who could not be entrusted with instruments of power by President Michael Sata when he was alive should now be trusted with such power. It is of course true that […]

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Scott acting questioned

THE courts should interpret the law whether Vice President Guy Scott who President Michael Sata found incapable of acting as Head of State can take over after his death, says Zambian Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali. And Heritage Party (HP) president Godfrey Miyanda has said Dr Scott did not qualify to act as President nor […]

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Copper price slumps on international markets

THE price of copper on the international markets has fallen  by US$3.00 to trade atUS$6,857.50 a tonne. According to Cavmont Bank Zambia daily market report,  similarly the price of crude oil fell by about US$0.05 to end up trading at US$81.45 a barrel while that of gold dropped by US$7.26 to sell at US$1,223.30 an […]

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LWSC announces whopping US$4bn water investment

LUSAKA Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has announced a U$ 4 billion Master Plan for improving water and sanitation services, says the public relations officer Topsy Sikalinda. Mr Sikalinda said the water utility company developed the plan to improve the supply of water in the city. He said the Government had already sourced US$355 million […]

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Zambia’s increased property transfer tax rate worries WB

Zambia’s increased property transfer tax rate has made transferring property more difficult in the country, says a World Bank “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency” report just released. Zambia is now ranked 111th globally in the ease of doing business ranking. “This year’s Doing Business report captures the steps Zambia has taken to ease the […]

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ZCTU postpone wage freeze mass demo

THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has postponed its planned demonstration today against the wage freeze imposed on public service workers by Government. ZCTU secretary general Roy Mwaba told a press briefing in Lusaka that the union could not go ahead with the demonstration when the country was mourning the death of President Michael […]

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Nurses, midwives mourn Sata

Nurses and midwives in the country have joined the nation in mourning the untimely death of the Republican President Michael Sata. Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) president Thom Yung’ana said his organization had learnt of the Republican President’s death with deep shock, sorrow and regret. Mr Yung’ana said President Sata’s death had come at […]

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Games postponed

THE National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) has suspended all sports activities during the period of national mourning.   The Football Association of Zambia also announced that all football matches scheduled for this weekend have been  called off as the nation mourns President Michael Sata. The council has postponed the Chinama Hills Golf Club and […]

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RB counsels acting President

ACTING President Guy Scott should seek God’s hand as he leads Zambia following the demise of President Michael Sata, former President Rupiah Banda has advised. Mr Banda said leading a country at such a time calls for patience and wisdom, which was why divine guidance was always important. He said he understood the challenges of […]

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It’s November 11

PRESIDENT Michael Sata will be buried on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 after the body arrives tomorrow, Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska has announced. Government has since declared a 12-day national mourning for  President Sata who died on Tuesday at King Edward VII hospital in London. He will be buried at Embassy Park in Lusaka […]

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