Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

CCZ sees need for Church to take keen interest in social protection agenda

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) says there is need for the church to take keen interest in the social protection agenda with an emphasis on the design and implementation of new policies and programmes. CCZ accountable, governance program officer, Nsama Chikwanka says the package of social protection programs in Zambia, broadly categorized as contributory and non-contributory reach only ...

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PROTUZ accuses MoF officials of altering salary register

The Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) has accused some senior officials at the Ministry of Finance of conniving with some of its members to change their union membership on the salaries register. PROTUZ Director for Mobilization and Recruitment Misween Phiri has told QFM News that the register obtained from the Ministry of Finance for October salaries has shown that ...

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Zambians urged to introspect need to attain economic independence as Zambia reaches 51

Zambians have been urged to introspect on the need to attain economic independence as they reflect on the country’s 51st Independence anniversary which falls tomorrow 24th October. UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has particularly implored the Zambian people to reflect on a political party they know will enable them attain their much needed economic independence. In an interview with Qfm News ...

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BETUZ president Cosmas Mukuka accused of sexual harassment

Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) Finance and Business Deputy General Secretary Beatrice Mwila has accused union President Cosmas Mukuka of sexual harassment. Ms Mwila has narrated to QFM News in a walk-in-interview that she has decided to come out in the open because the alleged sexual advances by Mr. Mukuka have persisted. She says her refusal to give ...

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Accident reveals bizarre incident

Kabwata Police

A bizarre incident in Lusaka today, where a man involved in an accident with another car driven by a woman was found with a snake strapped to his waist left onlookers stunned. The accident happened along Burma Road near Jacaranda. The car man was driving is said to have disappeared from the accident scene in unclear circumstances. The QFM News ...

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FISP impact on rural poverty reduction questioned

Fertilizer distribution

The Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) has observed that though the Farmer Inputs Support Programme (FISP) and the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) get a big share of the allocations in the national budgets, their contribution to sustained growth and rural poverty reduction is unclear. In a presentation during a stakeholders’ breakfast meeting to discuss the 2016 national budget pertaining ...

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Mourinho picture incident monitored


Chelsea legal representatives are “closely monitoring” an incident in which manager Jose Mourinho allegedly shoved a teenager in the back. Another person filmed the incident as he tried to take a selfie with the Portuguese boss but appeared to be stopped in doing so. “I am going to treat your [media] bosses the way they treat me; no respect, no ...

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Adele premieres ‘intimate’ new song


A nervous Adele has premiered her “intimate” new single, Hello, on BBC Radio 1. The singer said she was “going to belch” as breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw cued the song up. “My hips just started hurting, as I’m getting so nervous,” she laughed. “There’s a heartbeat in my hips for some reason.” “I obviously want people to like it,” ...

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Hurricane Patricia: Mexico awaits ‘strongest ever’ storm


The strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Americas is bearing down on Mexico’s Pacific coast, threatening a “potentially catastrophic” landfall. Mexican authorities have begun evacuating residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Patricia. The storm is comparable to Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 people in the Philippines in 2013, the World Meteorological Organization says. A state of emergency has been ...

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Lungu’s Copperbelt visit relieving – GBM


UPND Vice President for Administration Geoffrey Mwamba says it is relieving to hear that President Edgar Lungu intends to work from the Copperbelt for a period of 5 days starting next week. Mr Mwamba in a statement says this is considering that President Lungu has in the past spent a lot of time visiting other countries when the country has ...

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