Archive | March, 2016

Donor funding cuts hit civil society

A SERIOUS reduction in donor funding has had a major impact on the operations of civil society organizations in Zambia which were working to uplift the lives of the vulnerable in society, says Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) executive director Patrick Nshindano. Mr Nshindano told the Daily Nation in an interview that non-governmental organizations […]

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Mbunda activists write to Lungu over ‘intimidation’

THE Mbunda Royal Establishment has written to President Edgar Lungu asking him to remove civil servants alleged to have been abusing their authority in Western Province. Mbunda Royal Establishment (MRE) spokesperson Kennedy Liale claimed in the letter that the civil servants were intimidating and threatening their chiefs with arrests. He claims Article 165 of the […]

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Criminals invade estate agency business

The high levels of criminal syndicates at the ministry of lands where officers accept bribes from those seeking services has become a source of worry, says Zambia Institute of Estate Agency(ZIEA) president Saul Kiwempindi. Mr Kiwempindi said that there was need to regulate the estate agents business in the country hence the reason why the […]

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Mutati hopes for MMD revival

 LUNTE member of Parliament (MP) Felix Mutati says his mission is to contribute to the revival of the political fortunes of MMD to enable it play a significant role in the general elections on August 11. Mr Mutati said the MMD had been a formidable force in the political landscape of Zambia and so it […]

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2 UPND Livingstone councillors escape jail

TWO suspended councillors at the Livingstone City Council have escaped a jail sentence after the Livingstone Magistrate Court acquitted them after the complainant withdrew the matter . This is a case in which the two UPND councillors Ziwa Ziwa 39 and Milford Maambo, 46, were facing one count of obtaining money by false pretence contrary […]

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Ripped pipes cause serious water shortage

SEVERAL townships in Lusaka have been hit by a water crisis following some damaged water pipes which were ripped off by Avic road contractors who are currently constructing roads in the city. Residents are now forced to walk long distances to neighbouring areas to access water and those who cannot manage have resorted to fetching […]

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Residents hail LCC for unblocking drainages

 THE decision by the Lusaka City Council to clean up drainages at City Market bus station has cheered traders who commended the local authority, stating that it will help ease the flow of water when it rains.   The traders said that the move was a sign that the council has listened to the cries […]

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CBU probe committee set

THE Ministry of Higher Education has appointed a committee to assess the fulfilment of the pre-conditions for re-opening the Copperbelt University (CBU). The five man committee has been given up to April 7, 2016 to complete its assignment. Government closed the CBU on February 3, 2016 following days of violent demonstrations and arson attacks among […]

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Kitwe council pounces on rotten flour, mealie meal

A TEAM of health inspectors from Kitwe City Council on Tuesday confiscated eight bags of rotten baking flour and a one 10 kg bag of roller meal from Mpongwe Milling depot in second class trading area valued at K522. The health inspectors swung into action after a tip-off and confiscated 4 by 50kg bags of […]

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Mopani spends US$3 bn on infrastructure upgrade

MOPANI Copper Mines has from the year 2000 invested US$3.04 billion in the upgrading of infrastructure and in major capital programmes, company chief executive officer, Johan Jansen said yesterday. He said a further US$1.1 billion had been earmarked to complete the construction of the new Synclinorium, Mindola Deeps and Mufulira Deeps mine shafts “We are […]

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