Archive | September, 2015

Masebo costs Govt K3.5m

  GOVERNMENT may lose about K3.5 million in compensation to four senior Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) officials who were illegally fired by former Tourism and Arts minister Sylvia Masebo in 2012. Edwin Matokwani, the  former ZAWA director general and three directors – Melody  Zeko, Andrew Sampa and Taulino Banda – are now demanding to be […]

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Commodity Risk

It started with crude oil which dropped from a high of about $120 per barrel to nearly $38 per barrel in the last few days, and prospects of ever reaching above $100 per barrel are very slim if not non-existent. Countryies like Ghana which expected a great economic boost from the discovery of oil must […]

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FAZ gets tough on ‘rebels’

THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has warned its affiliates not to associate with 2016 aspiring candidates for the March 2016 executive elections or face stern disciplinary action. And one of the renegades named by FAZ, football administrator Simataa Simataa, has insisted that the forthcoming reconvened FAZ  executive meeting scheduled for October 10 is illegal […]

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Support creation of districts in Kalumbila, Mushindano chiefs told

  Home Affairs deputy minister Col Panji Kaunda has implored traditional leaders in Kalumbila and Mushindamo districts to support the transition of Kalumbila and Mushindamo into districts by sensitizing the people in the districts  on the process. And Col Kaunda says Government stands committed towards delivering the much needed development in the two created districts […]

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Nkoyas demand removal of Kuta in Kaoma

IT will be misleading to impute that Senior Chief Amukena of Naliele royal village in Kaoma district is above Chiefs Mutondo and Kahare, the Nkoya Royal Council has said. Nkoya Royal Council chairperson David Tamboka has told the people of Kaoma to be careful during the ongoing National Registration Card mobile exercise to recognise their […]

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Mulusa castigates Zambia’s Doomsayers

  SPECIAL Assistant to the President for Project Implementation and Monitoring, Lucky Mulusa has castigated Zambians who are in the habit of tarnishing the image of the country for their selfish benefit. Mr. Mulusa said it was unfortunate that some Zambians, including the educated, were on a crusade to speak ill of their own country […]

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It’s not Hapunda, says Shakafuswa

  EPHRAIM Shakafuswa, the man who is at the centre of the leaked voice recording of Patriotic Front (PF) media and publicity committee member Brian Hapunda, has exonerated him claiming that the voice in the recording that has gone viral was in fact not that of Mr Hapunda. Mr. Shakafuswa, who is young brother to […]

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ACC probes sale of Looters land

  THE Anti-Corruption Commission has started investigations into the matter in which the Lusaka City Council secretly and illegally disposed of the Libala Looters tennis and basketball courts land to a Chinese investor. According to officials at ACC, the commission instituted investigations on the illegal sale of the Looters tennis and basketball Court land a […]

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Lungu invites private sector

  THE private sector should participate in the construction, rehabilitation, maintenance and financing of public infrastructure under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements because leaving it to Government alone cannot bring about desired results in good time, President Edgar Lungu has said. President Lungu said this following a decision by Government to prioritize infrastructure development […]

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IMF warns commodity exporters of economic slump

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned commodity exporters including Zambia which depends on Copper  of slower economic growth because of sustained decline in commodity prices. The IMF has warned that prices will remain supressed between 2015 – 2017 during which time the countries must diversify and find altenative revenue sources. In an analytical chapter […]

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