Daily Archives: February 11, 2017

Antonio Mwanza urged not to mislead Zambians on contraception programs in schools

FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza

The Center for Reproductive Health Education (CRHE) has refuted claims by FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza that the government and other stakeholders are distributing condoms and contraceptive pills in schools. Center Executive Director Amos Mwale says all stakeholders in sexual education sector and the government through Ministries of Education and Health have sat and agreed on this matter. Mr. Mwale says ...

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Lubinda’s statement on tabling ATI Bill before parley cheers OYV

OYV Executive Director Guess Nyirenda

The Operation Young Vote (OYV) says the pronouncement by the Minister of Justice Given Lubinda that the Access to Information (ATI) Bill is ready is hope rising. OYV Executive Director Guess Nyirenda says the Minister, must, on this particular announcement not only be commended and applauded but also be challenged and encouraged to ensure that his progressive statement gives life ...

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Zesco loses over 56 transformers due to vandalism

ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata

Zesco Limited has disclosed that it has lost over 56 transformers on the Copperbelt for the past ten months as a result of vandalism. And a man of Kitwe, of between 35 and 40 years old, was yesterday electrocuted to death as he attempted to vandalize 11KV cable. Zesco Spokesperson Henry Kapata tells QTV News via telephone that people should ...

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Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Mr Trump's travel ban caused chaos at US airports and sparked protests across the country

Donald Trump is considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Mr Trump told reporters on Air Force One that a “brand new order” could be issued as early as Monday or Tuesday. It comes after an appeals court in San Francisco upheld ...

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DEC nabs Arakan Barracks teacher for money laundering

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Central Province has arrested a teacher of Arakan Barracks Girls School for money laundering involving K41, 000. Scott Mulele, 26, a school teacher of House No. 1017 Libala South in Lusaka has been arrested for forgery, uttering of false documents, obtaining credit by false pretences and money laundering contrary ...

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Katambo warns contractors working on dip tanks

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Michael Katambo

Government says it will terminate construction contracts of dip tanks and office building awarded to local contractors doing shoddy works. Fisheries and Livestock Minister Michael Katambo sounded the warning in Ikelenge district when he toured the construction of an office building. Mr. Katambo says he is not happy with the works and took to task the local contractor to explain ...

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ZNFU urges MPs to support irrigation

ZNFU urges MPs to support irrigation

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has urged Members of Parliament to prioritize implementation of irrigation schemes countrywide to enable farmers expand production of major crops and reduce poverty at household level. ZNFU President Jervis Zimba has observed that previous efforts by government to expand irrigation in Zambia failed largely due to lack of proper monitoring framework and weak accountability ...

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Monze PF castigates HH

PF Monze District Chairman Gilbert Mwila

The ruling PF in Monze District has castigated UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema for insisting that the party will not go to the convention because there is no leadership vacuum in the party. PF Monze District Chairman Gilbert Mwila says that is undemocratic way of running a political party. Mr. Mwila says he agrees with other stakeholders who have questioned the ...

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Govt urged to blacklist agro dealers frustrating e-voucher system

ATPSUZ General Secretary Joe Kamutumwa Pic by Albert Mpezeni

The Agriculture Technical and Professional Staff Union of Zambia (ATPSUZ) has called on government to blacklist all agro dealers frustrating the e-voucher System under the Farmer Input Support programme (FISP). ATPSUZ General Secretary Joe Kamutumwa is also calling on government to ensure that companies contracted to deliver farming inputs and have failed to meet their contractual obligations are also blacklisted. ...

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Saki calls for sober minds in constitution review

ULP President Sakwiba Sikota

Constitutional lawyer Sakwiba Sikota says the review of the amended Constitution should be handled with sober MINDS. Mr. Sikota says verbal exchanges between opposing sides over some provisions of the Constitution that need to be looked at will not help the country move forward in any way. He tells QTV News that stakeholders should discuss a particular provision of the ...

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