Archive | November, 2014

Arrest GBV perpetrators – Scott

Acting President, Guy Scott, has urged the people in the country to institute a citizen’s arrest on perpetrators of GBV. He was speaking at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross when Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the  16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign. This year’s adapted theme is “From […]

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DEC arrests two

Lusaka women TWO women of  Lusaka have been arrested  for trafficking in 602 bundles of miraa weighing 212.4 kg, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Eastern Province has revealed. Joyce Nakanyika, 49, a peasant farmer of Mandevu Compound in Lusaka has been arrested for trafficking in 317 bundles of miraa weighing 106kg while Mayies Ofwa, 51, […]

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HIV testing critical to prevention of the disease, says Kabanshi

HIV testing and counselling is a critical entry point to the disease prevention and treatment, says Community Development minister Emerine Kabanshi Ms Kabanshi said HIV testing and counselling was a prevention strategy that enabled more people to know their HIV status and therefore make informed choices and prevent behaviours that promoted reduction in HIV transmission. […]

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PF using K500 million

to buy farmers’ votes GOVERNMENT should explain how it has sourced the K500 million to pay the farmers during this period leading to the presidential election because there are fears that the ruling party could have received the money from questionable sources in a bid to win the January presidential election, Edward Mumbi has said. Mr […]

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Zambian farmers in mechanization scheme

A Zambian company NWK Agri Service has launched a mechanization scheme in the country to enable farmers acquire farming equipment to better crop output. NWK representative Lauren Watson said the company’s aim was to be  at the forefront of agricultural development, a pinnacle and driver for one of the country’s largest industries driving the Zambian […]

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Mass affordable housing for Zambia coming

Government stands with the rest of the world in looking at increasing the rate of housing construction for the benefit of the Zambian people, says Local Government Minister Emmanuel Chenda Mr Chenda, in a message read for him, said that Government would ensure that it considered opportunities for more people to own decent houses because […]

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Mulongoti angers VJ over HH endorsement

VETERAN politician Vernon Mwaanga has said that the political chaos in the country has compelled him to continue propagating for a leadership generational change and that he has endorsed United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema because the opposition leader had demonstrated that he could unite the country. Dr Mwaanga said it was […]

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Mulenga Sata exits presidential race

LUSAKA Mayor Mulenga Sata has withdrawn his candidature for the Patriotic Front (PF) presidency, leaving the race to nine other contenders who include his mother, former first lady, Christine Kaseba. The PF presidency fell vacant following the death of President Michael Sata on October 28 in London and was buried in Lusaka on November 11. […]

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…as indaba faces water crisis

THREE days before the extra-ordinary Patriotic Front convention the Mulungushi Rock of Authority is still without water. Government, through the Ministry of Education has given Mulungushi University in Kabwe K12.5 million to hastily build a waterline to connect the university to the Kohima Barracks water system about 10km away to provide water to the Patriotic […]

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Mwenye wants top secrets out of court

DETAILS of the terse Cabinet meeting in which then acting President Edgar Lungu was forced to hand over power to Vice-President Guy Scott may be struck off the record if Attorney General Musa Mwenye has his way. Mr Mwenye has requested the Lusaka High Court to amend an affidavit filed by former deputy minister of […]

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