Archive | April, 2015

Constitution impasse

IT HAS become important to determine the dominant social and political force behind the current constitution-making process. Somehow there is a mistaken belief that a constitutional draft presented to a referendum is the magic wand that will assure the nation of a people-driven and time-tested Constitution. This is not true.  There is no guarantee that […]

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Trafigura in oil scandal again!

TRAFIGURA was irregularly single-sourced to supply oil worth $28 million in a contract that was rejected by late President Michael Sata. The contract was hastily executed during the period of national mourning on 12th November 2014, apparently “at a very high price” before the normal consultative procedures had been completed. The oil was invoiced at […]

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Bring gold medals, Mwale tells Judokas

ZAMBIAN judokas should reap 16 gold medals at the 2015 11th edition of the Congo –Brazzaville All-Africa Games (AAG) scheduled to run from September 4 to 19, says sports minister Vincent Mwale Mwale said the brilliant performance by the Zambian Judokas at the Southern Africa Judo Confederation Championship in Swaziland last month was the assurance […]

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Kalusha not for life presidency

FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya will never advocate for life presidency, because he has other ambitions outside soccer, says communications manager Nkweto Tembwe Tembwe said FAZ were not happy with the alarming falsities being labelled against the association and its leadership. At a press briefing held yesterday at Football House in Lusaka, Tembwe said that some […]

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Suraju a hired gun against RB-Kampyongo

THE Nigerian Civil Society Network Against Corruption chairman Olanrewaju Suraju is a hired gun who has been imported to undermine the country’s judiciary and fracture the warm diplomatic relations Zambia has been enjoying with Nigeria, Shiwang’andu member of Parliament Stephen Kampyongo has charged.  Mr Suraju has said his ngo was considering approaching the african court […]

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Kabwe woman stripped naked

AN UNIDENTIFIED middle aged woman of Kabwe was yesterday completely stripped naked by a horde of youths who accused her of indecent dressing but the Young Women Christian Association has condemned the act. The incident which attracted the attention of many onlookers occurred in the morning near Zambeef store as the woman who was dressed […]

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Teaching of Luvale in Chief Ishindi’s area stays

THE teaching of Luvale in Chief Ishindi’s area in North Western-Province will continue and it is not correct for traditional leaders to gag school authorities from implementing Government policies, Education Minister Michael Kaingu has said. Dr Kaingu has maintained that his ministry would go ahead and implement the teaching of Luvale in North-Western Province because […]

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Sondashi loses case against Daily Nation

THE Daily Nation was merely exercising its freedom of expression and the press and did not in any way violate the freedom and reputation of Forum for Democratic Alternatives  (FDA)  president Ludwig Sondashi when it published a story headlined “Sondashi angers MMD” Lusaka High Court Judge Betty Mungómba has ruled. In her judgment in a […]

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‘Safe working environment coming’

THE Ministry of Labour and Social Security has partnered with the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) to ensure that employers in the country adhered to provision of safety working conditions for their employees. And Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda has called for the development of a national Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) system in the country […]

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3 KCM employees trapped, rescued

THREE Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) employees who were trapped in a shaft at the Konkola Deep in Chililabombwe following a power outage that affected most parts of the country on Monday night were successfully rescued. And Zesco Limited has revealed that the near-national blackout that engulfed the country was as a result of a suspected […]

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