Daily Archives: October 27, 2015

Professional Insurance launches ‘Muende Bwino’ micro product

Professional Insurance Managing Director Geoffrey Chirwa

Professional Insurance Corporation Zambia Plc has today launched a new micro insurance product known as “Muende Bwino” aimed at providing the travelling public with a safety net against some of the losses that come about as a result of accidents. Speaking at the launch, Professional Insurance Managing Director Geoffrey Chirwa says micro insurance coverage is an important safety net for ...

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Govt concerned with use of agrochemicals by farmers

Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa

Government has noted the increase in the use of agrochemicals by farmers in Zambia. Speaking in Lusaka today during the official opening of an Expert Dialogue on the agrochemical sector in Zambia, Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa says there is thus need to put up mitigation measures to ensure safety use of the agrochemicals by smallholder farmers. Mr. Shawa says ...

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CBU Vice Chancellor Naison Ngoma reinstated

Prof Naison Ngoma

Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu has directed Copperbelt University Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma who was on forced leave to pave way for investigation into allegations leveled against him by the CBU Academic Union to return to work with immediate effect. Dr. Kaingu has told Parliament in a ministerial statement today that the report of the CBU Caretaker Committee presented ...

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Livingston woman drowns in Zambezi River

A 28 year-old woman drowned in the Zambezi River at Dry Manzi Picnic site in Livingstone on Saturday, 24th October. The body of Marian Nyendwa has not yet been recovered. Zambia Wildlife Authority Public Relations Officer Sakabilo Kalembwe says preliminary investigations have revealed that the deceased ignored ZAWA officers’ advice not to the water frontage and found herself up to ...

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State House dismisses HH’s claims

Amos Chanda 1

State House has dismissed claims by UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema that President Lungu has invited witch-doctors from Malawi to help him win next year’s elections. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has told journalists in Lusaka today that the President will be going for an extended tour in Kitwe not because has he invited ...

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Sinkamba appeals to President Lungu to help resolve CBU impasse

Sinkamba Greens

President Edgar Lungu has been called upon to ensure issues affecting high learning institutions are addressed before the situation gets out of control. Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says the Head of State should intervene in the impasse at the Copperbelt University by removing the University management before the situation gets out of hand. Mr Sinkamba says he is disappointed ...

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TIZ welcomes Kapoko conviction


Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has welcomed the sentencing of Former Ministry of Health Human Resources Officer Henry Kapoko to two years imprisonment by the Lusaka Magistrate court for abuse of authority of office. TIZ Information Charles Chulu says the sentencing of Mr. Kapoko will send strong self-control signals to would-be offenders. He says TIZ does not rejoice in seeing people ...

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Lungu launches housing project

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Republican President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the first phase of the construction of 12,000 housing units for Police and other officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs at a total cost of US$320 million. Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 2, 350 housing units under phase 1 in Lusaka’s Chelston Police camp today, President Lungu notes ...

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