Archive | August, 2015

72 illegal medical outlets shut

  SEVENTY-TWO medical outlets including pharmacies, chemists and drug stores have so far been shut down for operating  illegally and not meeting required medical standards since July this this year, Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has revealed. ZAMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape said that with the escalating number of medical outlets in the country, […]

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Fixing the grain floor price In good time

  Maize is now confirmed and would now sell at K75 per 50kg weight or K1.50 per kg of grain. It is actually important if this important crop which is our staple food has its floor price fixed during or before the planting season begins. This would give enough time to our maize growing farmers […]

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YWCA helping 10,500 young women and girls

The Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) has revealed that it has been undertaking projects in Lusaka aimed at preventing women and girls from indulging in negative vices such as drug abuse and sexual activities. YWCA programmes manager Mirriam Mwiinga disclosed that the association was working on two separate projects involving 10, 500 females. She said  […]

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Gender imbalances worry VJ

  WOMEN have made significant progress in the still male dominated public and private sector yet gender equality and pay parity at work places has remained a daunting and discriminatory spectre across the globe, veteran politician Vernon Mwaanga has observed. Dr Mwaanga said the equal pay for equal work campaign was borne out of the […]

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LCC annoys street vendors

  Street vendors on Lusaka’s Katondo street have expressed displeasure over Lusaka City Council (LCC)’s decision to make the unfinished building at the junction of Freedom Way and Katondo Street a collection point for garbage. The vendors observed that making the central business area a collection point for garbage was posing a health risk to […]

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LCC annoys street vendors

Street vendors on Lusaka’s Katondo street have expressed displeasure over Lusaka City Council (LCC)’s decision to make the unfinished building at the junction of Freedom Way and Katondo Street a collection point for garbage. The vendors observed that making the central business area a collection point for garbage was posing a health risk to the […]

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STANDOFF

The standoff between university lecturers and administration over outstanding payments is a very sad development which should not have been allowed to occur. Both sides stand to blame because the current impasse will affect innocent people who have no hand to play in the matter and yet their studies and future occupational prospects will be […]

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Kabimba betrayed Sata – PF

  WYNTER Kabimba betrayed late president Michael Sata after proclaiming himself a true disciple of the head of state and Zambians must not be duped that he (Kabimba) could be a decent political leader, the Patriotic Front (PF) has said. PF media and publicity committee vice-chairman Sunday Chanda said Zambians had not forgotten that Mr […]

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UPND refuses to abandon berettes

  THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has decided to ignore a presidential directive to ban the wearing of berettes by political party cadres and has directed its cadres to continue using their barrettes which are often associated with political violence. But the Patriotic Front (PF) has described the UPND as a political party […]

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Lungu talks tough on violence

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he will not tolerate acts of sectionalism and violence particularly those which are ethnically or politically dividing the nation. Speaking during the 2015 Likumbi Lyamize traditional ceremony of the Luvale speaking people of Zambezi in North Western Province yesterday, President Lungu said he would fight any vices that promote disunity in […]

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