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State wants to promote use of railways to decongest roads – minister

GOVERNMENT intends to push rail transport bulky and heavy goods in order to decongest the roads, according to Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba. Speaking during the United Nations Global Sustainable transport conference in Turkmenistan, Mr Mushimba stated that Zambia needs to build a resilient and modern transport system to ensure sustainable networks in […]

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Zambians urged to mitigate climate change effects

  COMBATTING climate change is a collective responsibility that all Zambians should support, Action Africa Help International country director Lameck Simwanza has said. Mr. Simwanza called on Zambians to step up and mitigate the impact that had already been created as a result of climate change especially in the agricultural sector. “We need to stop […]

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Govt ready to meet Saudi goats challenge

GOVERNMENT will broker partnerships with financial institutions to provide funding to the livestock sector for facilities such as animal laboratories and screening centres for goats and sheep, Livestock and Fisheries minister Michael Katambo has said. Mr. Katambo told the Daily Nation yesterday that following the stakeholders’ meeting aimed at enlightening the farmers on the business […]

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Oxfam promotes Africa-China development dialogue

  THE Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP) will help facilitate a constructive engagement and dialogue of citizens, policy-makers, researchers and think tanks on the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs), says Oxfam country director Dailes Judge. The platform would seek to generate knowledge in order to influence policies and practices that relate to the Africa-China partnership […]

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PF warns ‘youth league’ renegades

A GROUP of disgruntled youths have created a Facebook page which they are allegedly using to malign, insult and defame President Edgar Lungu, but Patriotic Front die hard Julius Komaki has warned of “ghastly consequences” should the group continue attacking the Head of State. A Facebook page called PF Youth League has allegedly been created […]

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SERENJE COUPLE NAMES TWINS AFTER LUNGU, ESTHER

  A COUPLE in Serenje district has named their twins after the Head of State and First Lady Esther Lungu. The twins, Edgar and Esther, were born on August 17, a few days after President Lungu was declared winner in the August general elections and a few weeks before his inauguration on September 13. Little […]

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PF cracks whip on dissenting members

  THE Patriotic Front, as the ruling party, will not tolerate indiscipline among its members because it is a party of order just like its leader President Edgar Lungu, says PF secretary general Davies Mwila. Mr Mwila said there was no intimidation in any decision made in the party as claimed by some members and […]

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EU gives Zambia 40M Euros for power generation

  THE European Union (EU) and the Government have signed a 40 million euro grant aimed at unlocking the country’s power generating potential and addressing the current power shortage as well as to enhance private sector investment. Ambassador of the EU to Zambia and COMESA Alessandro Mariani said that the energy sector was important for […]

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Judiciary compromised says UPND

  THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has accused the Patriotic Front (PF) and President Edgar Lungu of controlling the judiciary by speaking against the decisions of some of the judges in the nullification of some parliamentary seats. UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka claimed that there had been an invisible hand that had been […]

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Parley probes 40 missing dredgers

  THE scam involving over 40 missing dredgers which were procured by the Ministry of Works and Supply in 2014 but not delivered has now been tabled before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee to ascertain the whereabouts of the machinery, says Minister of Works and Supply Mathew Nkhuwa. Mr Nkhuwa said in an interview with Daily […]

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