Daily Archives: October 15, 2015

Phiri urges concentration on adolescent reproductive health

Ministry of Community Development Director, Caroline Phiri says there is need to increase efforts and concentrate on adolescents’ reproductive health and women and children’s health and nutrition in the country. Dr. Phiri is hopeful that with adequate youth involvement in reproductive, maternal and adolescent health, Zambia will attain most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She says the ministry will ...

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Lungu commended for treating Chiefs better

President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has been commended for the manner he is handling affairs of traditional leaders in the country. PF youths in Lusaka are happy that Chiefs in the country are now regaining the respect and dignity they deserve. PF Lusaka Province Information and Publicity Secretary Stanley Chiumya, says youths in the ruling party have taken note that allowances for ...

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Govt calls for coordinated investments in sanitation programs

Local Government and Housing Deputy, Minister Nicolas Banda

Government has called for more coordinated investment in sanitation programs in order to achieve the target for universal access to improved sanitation. Local Government and Housing Deputy, Minister Nicolas Banda says over 2.5 million people in 68 districts in Zambia have access to improved sanitation through the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Program. Mr. Banda says there is need for ...

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Mukanga clears air on $492M for C-400 road project

Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Minister Yamfwa Mukanga

Works and Supply Minister Yamfwa Mukanga has explained that the procurement process for the $492 million C-400 road project between the Road Development Agency and China Henan commenced before the Bank of Zambia issued the Statutory Instrument on the use of local currency for all signed government contracts. In a ministerial statement, following a supplementary question asked by Lunte Member ...

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There will be no sacred cows – Kampyongo


Local Government and Housing Minister Steven Kampyongo has warned that there will be no sacred cows when it comes to bringing to book perpetrators of illegal land allocation regardless of one’s position. Mr Kampyongo has told Parliament today in a ministerial statement on the illegal land allocation by Council officials that all cases of illegal land allocation will be referred ...

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Oscar Pistorius to be moved to house arrest


Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, jailed for killing his girlfriend, is to be freed from prison to house arrest next Tuesday, a South African parole board says. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter. He shot Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door but said he thought ...

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Artists write ‘Homeland is racist’ graffiti on set


Artists hired by the makers of the US show Homeland to write graffiti on one of its sets in Berlin say they wrote messages criticising the show’s alleged stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims. The artists wrote graffiti reading “Homeland is racist” and “Homeland is rubbish”, among others. They say they were asked to write the graffiti in June to “lend ...

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US troops in Afghanistan: Taliban resurgence sees rethink


The United States is to extend its military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, administration officials say. President Barack Obama will outline the plans later. They are expected to include keeping 5,500 troops in the country when he leaves office in 2017. Originally all but a small embassy-based force were due to leave by the end of next year. But the ...

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Kafue Steel Plant lays off 200 workers

Kafue steel

Kafue Steel Plant has laid off more than 200 workers as a result of increased load shedding which has affected its production. Speaking when Special Assistant to the President for Project Monitoring and Implementation Lucky Mulusa toured the plant yesterday, Company Technical Executive Director Julius Kaoma says this is from a workforce of 1,000 workers. He says the company’s production ...

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Bailiffs pounce on Football house


Bailiffs on Wednesday morning pounced on the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) seizing office equipment from Football House. The bailiffs were acting on behalf of Cresta hotel to recover a hotel bill that has been pending since 2011 arising from the Chipolopolo’s camping bill which the ministry of Sport was supposed to settle. The action by the bailiffs prompted the ...

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