Archive | July, 2016

Poor state of Lusaka roads worries residents

THE poor state of some roads in Lusaka has raised concern among the residents who have since called on the Lusaka City Council to ensure that they work on improving the roads. The residents have complained that some roads do not have speed humps which have contributed to an increase in the number of road […]

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Fast track courts bring sanity on Lusaka roads

THE introduction of fast track courts by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to prosecute careless drivers is yielding fruit and slowly bringing sanity on the road, says Zambia Police national road safety coordinator Yotum Phiri. Mr Phiri said police in Lusaka, being the largest city, have tried to apply the law to curb […]

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Drugs, alcohol wreak havoc on Lusaka youths

ALCOHOL and drug abuse has contributed to the high number of mental illnesses  and admissions among the youths in Lusaka. Chainama Hills Hospital public relations officer, George Tafuna, said most of the cases the institution was recording were due to alcohol abuse, drugs and HIV-related illnesses. Mr Tafuna said Chainama hospital was now operating as […]

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RTSA plans crackdown on lawlessness

THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has warned against lawlessness on the road during the Farmer’s Day holiday in Lusaka which is hosting the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show which ends next week. Public relations manager Frederick Mubanga said research on the cause of accidents conducted by the RTSA has revealed that road crashes […]

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ECZ captures more than 6 million voters

OVER six million registered voters are poised to participate in this year’s general election according to the final 2016 voters’ register with more female voters captured than their male counterparts. Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre yesterday, Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson Justice Esau Chulu  revealed that the final 2016 […]

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Woman jailed 10 years in GBV killing

A 37-YEAR-OLD woman has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for manslaughter in a case of gender-based violence. And the High Court judge who sentenced her observed that although a lot of women endured abusive relationships, the use of violence was unjustified. This was in a matter in which Florence Chanda, 37, pleaded guilty to […]

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Post wins pyrrhic victory

THE Tax Appeals Tribunal has passed a highly contentious and confusing ruling over The Post Newspapers debt to the Zambia Revenue Authority. Tax Appeals Tribunal Registrar Chola Shapi-Mutambo insists that ZRA should handover control of The Post Newspapers’ Bwinjimfumu property, industrial area plant and the instruments necessary for the running of the newspaper company. At […]

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Exchange rate to remain stable-BoZ

BANK of Zambia (BoZ) governor Denny Kalyalya says the Central Bank is confident with the current exchange rate which is around K10 per dollar considering that the country is only 12 days away from the elections. Dr Kalyalya told the media after touring the BoZ stand at the ongoing Agriculture and Commercial Show that the […]

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Lungu commissions K15.5million ZAF hospital

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the journey which the Patriotic Front (PF) government embarked on in 2011 of infrastructure development has yielded incredible results. Speaking when he commissioned the K15.5 million Zambia Air Force (ZAF) hospital outpatient department and Lusaka base new hangar, President Lungu said in 2011, when the PF government came into power, it […]

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Hypocritical NGOs

THE boldness exhibited by the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show Society to cancel a contract of performance of the Congolese rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is justified and commendable. This follows his violent conduct at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he was captured on video physically attacking one of his female dancers. Moreover, the Congolese […]

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