Archive | May, 2015

Land reform

  There is very urgent need for major land reforms to protect millions of Zambians who may be deprived of land because they are ignorant of procedures for land acquisition. Most peasants tilling the land in many parts of the country have no clue that they require title to lay any meaningful claim to the […]

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Managing the mines

President Edgar Lungu’s appeals to the mines to partner with the Government to stop malpractices that deprives Zambia of revenues, could not have come at a better time. He is echoing the words of late President Michael Sata, who told a meeting of London businessmen that the country was being seriously shortchanged from copper, “We […]

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Too late for new coach-fans

    It is too late to engage an expatriate coach, FAZ should beef up the technical bench with experienced local coaches soccer fans have advised. Chipolopolo Soccer Fans Association (CSFA) chairperson Yotham Mwanza says with only 13 days left before Zambia takes on Guinea Bissau for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers it […]

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Nakachinda defends MMD

  MMD spokesperson Raphael Nakachinda has defended the party’s decision to withdraw from the three by-elections saying it was aimed at strengthening the party ahead of the 2016 general elections. The former ruling party decided not to participate in the Petauke Central, Malambo and Mulobezi by-elections at the last minute after it issued certificates of […]

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Nchito must embrace tribunal

  SUSPENDED Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito should have been happy that President Edgar Lungu had given him a chance to clear his name from a range of allegations he is facing by establishing a tribunal currently probing him, Paul Moonga has said. And Mr Moonga said it was disheartening that UPND leader […]

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Lozis fume over Nkoya province

  The demand that Western Province should be delimited into two provinces to provide for the Lozis and the Nkoyas is a non-starter because the two tribes are one under the Litunga, says the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE). But   Nkoya Royal Council (NRC) chairperson David Tamboka has maintained that creating an eleventh province by dividing […]

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Doctors

THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) management has a duty to address the negative attitude of some of their doctors who are turning away patients on the flimsy excuse that they are late for their review appointments. The patients frequenting UTH are not doing so because they want to trouble the doctors and other staff. It […]

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Doctors chase away patients

SOME doctors at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) are allegedly chasing away patients who come late for their review appointments. And UTH management has accused some junior doctors of practising such unprofessional conduct. The practice has forced some patients to sleep in queues to avoid being sent away. Apparently due to a shortage of personnel, […]

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Tayali leave RB alone

NOW that  Chilufya Tayali has been acquitted of his rape charge,  could he please leave RB alone so that his cases  too can be considered on their  merits  rather than on the guilt verdict pronounced by Tayali. We know that Tayali’s paymasters are not happy with RB because they believe he is responsible for their […]

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Chama blasts Sondashi

IT IS shameful and disappointing for Forum for Democratic Alternatives (FDA) president Dr Ludwig Sondashi to suggest that President Edgar Lungu must be voted out office next year, Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Davies Chama has said. And Mr Chama has described as “hypocritical” Dr Sondashi’s claims that President Lungu was governing the nation dangerously. […]

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