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Govt plans to raise health spending

Finance Minister Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu says the Zambian Government has committed itself to progressively increase the budget allocation for health care services. Dr. Ng’andu said this year, 13.43 per cent of the budget allocation for health care services is for primary health care needs. He said this at a signing ceremony between Zambia and Japan […]

Anglo American faces class action lawsuit over Kabwe lead poisoning

Anglo American is facing a huge class lawsuit for its past corporate practices over lead poisoning in Zambia’s Kabwe town. Johannesburg-based attorneys Mbuyisa Moleele and London-based human rights law firm Leigh Day are preparing the case and an application to certify a class action will be filed in the Johannesburg High Court. This is seen […]

PF committed to fight against corruption

The Patriotic Front says it has put in place a number of mechanisms that have seen an enhanced fight against corruption in the country. Speaking during Radio Phoenix’s Let the People Talk programme yesterday, PF media director Sunday Chanda said the creation of the Financial Intelligence Centre was a very clear example of the PF’s […]

SERENJE COUPLE NAMES TWINS AFTER LUNGU, ESTHER

29 November 2016

  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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TODAY’S LETTERS

29 November 2016

Nullification reasons are very flimsy Dear Editor Having read the judgment by Judge Siavwapa, I can understand why the  Patriotic Front is fuming over the nullification of  Margaret Mwanakatwe’s seat. Firstly the Judge seems to suggest that he did not recognize the status of Ms Mwanakatwe as Minister of Commerce. Where did the judge get […]

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PF cracks whip on dissenting members

29 November 2016

  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

29 November 2016

  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

29 November 2016

  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

29 November 2016

  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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Lusambo, CB Councillors bury hatchet

29 November 2016

  COPPERBELT Minister Bowman Lusambo has rubbished rumours that he has been creating parallel structures in the Patriotic Front (PF) in the region and that there is a stand-off between him and Ndola mayor Amon Chisenga. Speaking when he met mayors and council chairpersons from across the Copperbelt Province at the provincial administration in Ndola […]

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UNIP WARNS PF

29 November 2016

  AMENDMENTS to the Constitution are welcome provided there is no manipulation and doctoring of the document, the United National Independence Party has said. UNIP secretary general Alfred Banda told the Daily Nation that while he was yet to receive communication from the Ministry of Justice over the proposed amendments to the amended Constitution, the […]

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State starts Constitution amendments

28 November 2016

  A process to amend the 2016 Constitution of Zambia has started to deal with lacunas following a resolution by Parliament to have some articles amended. Justice Minister Given Lubinda told the Daily Nation on Saturday that he has written to all the ministries, government departments and agencies, and political parties with parliamentary representation for […]

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East PF warns party renegades

28 November 2016

  THE Patriotic Front in Eastern Province has come to the defence of its provincial chairman Andrew Lubusha and has branded a faction demonising him a bunch of hired cohorts whose aim is to undermine the leadership of the governing party at all levels. All PF district chairmen in Eastern Province have charged that a […]

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