Archive | February, 2015

Shameful conduct

IT is totally unZambian to treat a dead body in the manner that Grayzer Mutapa’s body was handled yesterday. We hope Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani will remonstrate with officers responsible just as we expect UPND President Hakainde Hichilema will equally admonish his cadres from provocative conduct which could easily get out of hand […]

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Nchito goes for Sakala

EMBATLED Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito has decided to continue prosecuting his perceived arch enemy, Daily Nation proprietor Richard Sakala on a matter on which he has entered a nolle prosequi in respect of United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema. Yesterday, the National Prosecution Authority in a statement said that […]

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Agriculture university set for Mufulira

THE setting up of an agriculture training centre in Mufulira by Jacaranda Agriculture Training Centre is a welcome development which will propel agriculture in the district, says district commissioner Chanda Kabwe. Mr Kabwe said it was encouraging to note that the centre has a 10-year long term investment plan which will include the construction an […]

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Copper price soars on international

markets THE price of copper on international markets  has risen by $147.75  and is now trading at $5,804.75 a tonne, according to Cavmont Bank Zambia daily market report. But metal market analysts elsewhere have predicted that copper prices may rise to $10,000 a tonne by year-end. However, after a brief boom there are fears that copper […]

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Zambia’s mining industry promising-KCM

THE prospects of Zambia’s mining industry remain promising in the long term, says Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) commercial and marketing general manager Somnath Ghosh. Mr Ghosh said despite current challenges affecting the copper mining industry, prospects for the sector remained promising in the long term. He was speaking in Brussels on Thursday when KCM, Zambia’s […]

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Mambilima ratification cheers Mulongoti

JUSTICE Irene Mambilima deserves the position of Chief Justice because she is sober, credible and has the capacity to deal with the challenges that come with her new position, People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti has said. Commenting on the ratification of Justice Mambilima by Parliament on Thursday, Mr. Mulongoti said her appointment and the subsequent […]

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Ex-minister jailed

FORMER Minister of Mines Maxwell Mwale has been jailed 12 months by the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court following his conviction for abuse of office. In a parked courtroom filled with Mwale’s relatives, Magistrate Lameck Mwale said the former minister’s imprisonment was with effect from the date of his conviction last Wednesday. Magistrate Mwale said he would […]

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‘State won’t interfere in councils’

GOVERNMENT will not interfere with the operations of councils concerning their approved levies as a way of gaining political mileage, President Edgar Lungu has said. He observed that government’s interference in council levies had been affecting the revenue base for local authorities hence they have not been operating efficiently. Mr. Lungu cited the abolition of […]

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Disgraceful complicity

Fighting the cartel is not for the faint hearted. It is an arduous and bruising undertaking that requires principled men and women with courage, determination and indeed selflessness, because the cartel will use every indecency and subterfuge in their vain effort to retain their power and privilege. We feel for lawyers Lewis Mosho and Keith […]

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Compromised LAZ exposed

SOME Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) officials have been accused of conniving to influence the outcome of a case before Lusaka Magistrate Lameck Mwale in which disgraced Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito has been accused of forging court documents and obtaining a bank loan by fraudulent misrepresentation among others. Former MMD Solwezi Central […]

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