Archive | May, 2016

MMD unconditionally backing Lungu, says Nakachinda

  By Nation Reporter THE working alliance between the Patriotic Front (PF) and the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) is meant to support the presidency of Edgar Lungu, says MMD national secretary Raphael Nakachinda. And Mr Nakachinda has clarified that there was no difference between those who have been adopted to stand on PF tickets […]

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TODAY’S TEXT MESSAGES

When is UPND running mate being named? Editor, I am sure I am not the only one waiting anxiously to know who will be HH’s running mate. I know he is having problems but we warned him about accepting discarded elements into UPND. Those MoUs he quickly signed with whoever turned up at the UPND […]

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UPND should quickly declare running mate- GYZ

  By Nation Reporter THE opposition UPND is likely to have more problems over the adoption of a running mate if the party continues to keep its membership in the dark over the matter, says the Gallant Youth in Zambia (GYZ) executive director Henry Mulenga. Mr Mulenga told the Daily Nation yesterday that the reluctance […]

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Court warns State over Trafigura case delay

  LUSAKA Chief Resident Magistrate Kenneth Mulife has warned the State over the delay to prosecute former permanent secretary in the Ministry Energy and Water Development Charity Mwansa who is charged with two counts of theft and abuse of authority when she allegedly procured 24,626 cubic litres of petrol and 26, 500 litres of diesel […]

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HH won’t get away, ex-BP workers vow

  FORMER BP Zambia (now Puma Zambia Plc) pensioners across the country have started making arrangements to match and camp at UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s residence for allegedly refusing to pay them their benefits amounting to about K22.7 million. The former BP Zambia pensioners have started mobilising themselves and have vowed that within the next […]

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PF, UPND students in near punch up at UNZA

  UNIVERSITY of Zambia students claiming to be members of the Patriotic Front (PF) and others belonging to the United Party for National Development (UPND) yesterday almost exchanged blows over the wearing of party regalia during the institution’s Golden Jubilee cerebrations. This happened at the university’s Monk Square where some students wrapped in PF chitenge […]

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Maureen, 7 others for Lusaka mayor

  EIGHT candidates yesterday successfully filed their nomination to contest the position of the Executive Mayor of Lusaka, in what looks set to be a bitter battle for the seat which is now considered more powerful than that of a Member of Parliament. Those who have applied to contest the position include Wilson Kalumba (PF), […]

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Govt promises quality tertiary education

  By Nation Reporter Government is committed to ensuring improved tertiary education through infrastructural development across the country, says President Edgar Lungu. President Lungu said he was aware of the challenges that UNZA  and other higher institutions of learning were facing. In a speech read for him by the Minister of Gender Professor Nkandu Luo […]

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7 top firms bid for solar projects in Zambia

  By Nation Reporter BIDS from seven leading renewable energy developers seeking to build large-scale solar power plants in Zambia have been opened by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Developers bidding for tariffs ranging from US¢6.02 per kilowatts to US¢ 10.6 per kilowatt are: Access / Eren Zambia 1, EDF Energies Nouvelles, Enel Green Power […]

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GBM, HH friends

THERE has never been any differences between UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his vice-president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba over the issue of running mate and no amount of propaganda will make the former Defence minister abandon the party that is preparing to form the next government, Edward Mumbi has said. Mr Mumbi who is […]

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