Archive | March, 2015

More corruption exposed

  The US$4 million procurement of educational materials at the Ministry of Education was signed with foreign companies even before the ruling on the application for stay of execution of the High Court judgment pending appeal by Zambian publishers was made, the Daily Nation has learnt. This is a matter in which the Zambian educational […]

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Nsanda Interred

  Road Development Agency (RDA) board chairman and PF stalwart Willie Nsanda who died last Tuesday in South Africa was yesterday buried at Nkana East cemetery in Kitwe. And former Chawama member of Parliament Reverend  Violet Sampa-Bredt died in Germany on Sunday. Acting President Inonge Wina led thousands of mourners at the burial of the […]

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Foreign investment

THE plight of Zambian publishers who are about to lose over US$4million in a textbook publishing deal to foreign publishers is quite distressing. Details are not clear but it would appear that, following the introduction of vernacular as a language of instruction, there was need for new text books. These are the books that the […]

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66 year old woman jailed 9 months for assault

  A-66-YEAR-OLD woman who used a pot to hit her neighbour in the head has been jailed for nine months by the Kabwe Magistrate’s Court for assault after she admitted the charge. Esther Nkhoma, who appeared before  Magistrate Chimuka Mutafela is alleged to have assaulted John Mutesi who bled profusely after  sustaining a deep cut […]

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ZCTU praises Govt for maintaining labour harmony

  THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has praised Government for the peace and harmony that has continued to prevail in the labour movement in the country. ZCTU president Nkole Chishimba said the development has led to the harmonious labour relations between Government and trade unions. But Mr Chishimba has called on Zambia Federation […]

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Rwanda Air urges Zambia to start own airline

ZAMBIA should seriously consider setting up her own airline, says, Rwanda Airline director of flight operations Captain Santos Pinto. Cpt Pinto said there was need for Government to start flying outside Zambia using its own national airline not only for business but to promote tourism. And Transport, Communication, Works and Supply minister Yamfwa Mukunga said […]

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No Maize exports, CSPR urges State

  GOVERNMENT should not export excess maize grain as there is a threat to national security following poor rainfall during This year’s farming season, says Civil Society for Poverty Reduction board chairperson John Lijimu. Mr. Lijimu said the Ministry of Agriculture must not be too quick to export maize when there was looming food shortage […]

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First Lady lauds Chinese culture, hard work

    FIRST Lady Esther Lungu on Saturday was a surprise guest of a small Chinese village, Bei Reng on the outskirts of Boao city where she was treated to a variety of Chinese culture and traditions in the form of dance, food and artefacts. Mrs Lungu, in the company of Chinese First Lady, Peng […]

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Govt withholds retirees’ benefits

GOVERNMENT has withheld the more K7 million that was supposed to be remitted to Lusaka lawyer Nelly Mutti’s firm Lukona Chambers for onward payment of retirees until her differences with the beneficiaries are resolved. On Friday last week, the Solicitor General Abraham Mwansa ruled that the money be channeled through Lukona Chambers but this prompted […]

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US$4m textbook scandal erupts

 ZAMBIAN publishers stand to lose more than US$4 million to foreign companies should the Ministry of Education proceed to award a textbook tender to foreign companies. This follows the failure of a last-ditch court challenge, which was dismissed by the Lusaka High Court last Friday. The publishers had taken the matter to court to compel  […]

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