Archive | September, 2016

Chongwe water crisis

  THE announcement by Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company yesterday that it has shut down the Chongwe water treatment plant because there is no water to pump into the town after the nearby Chongwe River dried up, should be treated with the seriousness it deserves. Chongwe, a satellite town 45 km north-east of Lusaka, is […]

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Allow prisoners to vote, PRISCCA submits

  By Nation Reporter PRISONERS in Zambia do not forfeit their fundamental rights when they walk into the gates of a jail, and so must be allowed to exercise their rights to vote in any given election, says Prisons Care and Counseling Association president Godfrey Malembeka. Before Constitutional Court Justice Anne Sitali sitting with Ms […]

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HH, GBM face arrest

  By Nation Reporter POLICE on the Copperbelt have summoned opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema and his vice-president Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for allegedly holding an illegal meeting in Mpongwe district on Saturday. And Mpongwe District Commissioner Keith Maila yesterday lodged a complaint against Mr. Hichilema in Luanshya for allegedly inciting […]

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CSPR calls for fiscal discipline in 2017 Budget

  By Nation Reporter THE Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has called for fiscal discipline in the 2017 national Budget if the country is to address the current economic shocks caused by low copper prices on the international market, power deficit and volatility of the Kwacha. CSPR Luapula Province coordinator Hope Mwelaisha said the […]

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Kambwili counsels partisan journalists

  By Nation Reporter MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili says most journalists in Zambia have failed to live up to the dictates of their professional and have embarked on partisan reporting meant to destroy others. Mr. Kambwili said it was not the wish of Government to close any media institution but said […]

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Govt jobs can’t divide PF, says Mwila

  By Nation Reporter THE Patriotic Front (PF) has rubbished reports that a scramble for government jobs has left the governing party divided emphasising that the party is the most politically organised and stable organisation in the country. PF secretary general Davis Mwila said the governing party could not be divided over government appointments because […]

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Ex Barcelona star tips Zambia

  … Ronaldinho will lead the Barcelona team to face Zambia in December By Sports Reporter FORMER Barcelona attacking midfielder Rayco Garcia says Zambia can qualify for the 2018 World Cup provided they win the home games and record draws in away ties. Garcia and former Barcelona winger Ludovic Guily arrived yesterday at Kenneth Kaunda […]

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UPND petition to ICC waste of time – Chanda

  By Nation Reporter “IT IS indeed a laughable matter for the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to attempt to take the presidential petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) because  taking the matter to the ICC is not tenable under international law,’’ Democratic Front (DF) president David Chanda has said. Mr Chanda, who is also […]

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Constitution shortcomings will be rectified – Lubinda

  By Nation Reporter MINISTER of Justice Given Lubinda has admitted that he faces a daunting challenge in his new portfolio but says he will consult widely from stakeholders. Mr. Lubinda said he had to immediately sit down with experts in the ministry and other stakeholders to clear the contradictions that existed in the Constitution […]

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Mutati predicts hard economic times unless….

  By Nation Reporter THE Ministry of Finance says its basic principle in the next five years will be towards ensuring that it does not spend more than what is generated and also reduce on borrowing. And Finance Minister Felix Mutati said the country’s economy would remain difficult unless arrears owed to various suppliers and […]

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