Archive | May, 2015

UPND in Constitution march

THE Grand Coalition, a consortium of church mother bodies, trade unions, political parties, NGOs and students,  yesterday joined the United Party for National Development (UPND) in a peaceful march past demanding for the enactment of a new Constitution. The procession, which started from the Main Post Office in cairo road proceeded to the Freedom Statue […]

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Lungu warns mines over …..tax havens

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has warned mining houses that have a tendency of engaging in transfer-pricing schemes with their subsidiaries based in countries perceived as tax havens to stop the tendency or else, the relevant authorities will catch up with them And President Lungu has said the participation of Zambians in the entire mining value chain […]

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Pacifying the West

  THERE is urgent need to pacify the restive Western Province, which bears all the hallmarks of enduring tension as a result of historical and contemporary circumstances. Two clear issues of concern have arisen that require Government attention.  The first concerns the Barotse Agreement of 1964 which must receive some attention to establish a lasting […]

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West condoning corruption in FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s inability to fight corruption in the world soccer governing body which has culminated in the arrest of 13 officials in Zurich on corruption charges is a scandal, says football administrator Simataa Simataa. Simaata said he was however sure that if Blatter was an African the entire Western world could have called […]

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PF, UPND in battle of odds

THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) have drawn their battle lines as the two major political parties have both managed to file their nominations in Malambo, Petauke Central and Mulobezi constituencies. The MMD, the immediate past ruling party, would again be missing on the ballot papers as it […]

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UPND Constitution protest on today

  THE United Party for National Development (UPND) is today scheduled to conduct its political procession to protest against phased enactment of the new Constitution which would see the non-contentious clauses go through an amendment Bill in Parliament. But the Zambia Police have cautioned UPND that while it had allowed the opposition political party to […]

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Eritrea complains to Lungu over sanctions

  THE Government of Eritrea has complained to President Edgar Lungu over the sanctions imposed against that country by the United Nations (UN) Security Council, describing the penalty as harsh, drastic and dangerous which would only fan flames of conflict in the Horn of Africa and beyond. The Eritrean government has told President Lungu that […]

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Tayali sued for K400m

    ZAMBIAN Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali has been dragged to court for  failure to settle K407,000 legal fees  he owes Lusaka lawyer Hobday Kabwe. This is a matter in which Mr Tayali had appealed a High Court ruling in which he was denied chance to join the Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) case […]

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Nkoyas demand 11th province

…We do not want to be under Lozi domination PRESSURE is mounting on the Government to create a new province for the Nkoya Royal Establishment to pacify on-going rivalry with the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE). The Nkoyas feel marginalized and unnecessarily embroiled in the current Barotseland Agreement (BA) with which they disagree with and have […]

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Stop the rot

  IT IS a mark of great confidence in Zambia that the Swedish Government has decided to reinstate aid to the health sector. The wanton theft of foreign health aid which happened six years ago in the Ministry of Health should never be repeated now that financial support has been unblocked. In 2009, Zambia’s health […]

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