Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

President Lungu urged to fire non performing ministers

President of Zambia His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during the UN Treaty Signing Event at the on-going High-Level Segment of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York USA on Tuesday 20 September 2016. PHOTO | CHIBAULA D. SILWAMBA | ZAMBIA UN MISSION

The MMD Felix Mutati led faction has called on President Edgar Lungu to fire non performing ministers even if it means disappointing his close friends. MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakachinda says President Lungu should walk the talk and be seen to be acting on those who seem not to be performing. Mr. Nakachinda says President Lungu needs a team that ...

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Govt counseled to be careful in giving road contracts

Governance Activist David Kapoma has urged government to be careful in giving out road contracts. Mr. Kapoma says it is unacceptable to see roads develop defects a few months after being constructed. He notes that roads constructed years back are still intact, wonders why recently constructed roads mostly by Chinese contractors have already started showing signs of being damaged. Mr. ...

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PF Govt constructs over 40 hospitals in 5 years

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Patriotic Front Government has in the last 5 years constructed over 40 hospitals. Dr Chilufya says some of these hospitals are already functional while others are at various stages of completion. He adds that with regards the 650 health posts being constructed across the country, significant progress has been made with close to 400 structures ...

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2,206 died in road accidents in 2016

Esther Katongo

Two thousand, two hundred and six (2,206) people died in road accidents across the country in 2016 from a total number of 32,350 road traffic accidents recorded. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says out of the 32,350 accidents, 1, 682 were fatal, 3, 262 resulting in serious injuries, 5,683 slight injuries while 21,723 were damages only. Ms Katongo says statistical data ...

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Man Utd face fixture trouble – Mourinho


Manchester United “will be in trouble” in April and May if they continue to progress in the Europa League and the FA Cup, says manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho is worried about fixture congestion towards the end of the season. United, who entertain Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Thursday, are at Championship side Blackburn in the fifth round of the ...

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Republicans seek Flynn investigation


Leading members of the US Republican Party have joined calls for a wide investigation into the former national security adviser’s links with Russia. Michael Flynn quit on Monday over claims he discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office. On Tuesday, a White House spokesman said Mr Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with the Russia phone ...

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Kampyongo urges Lilayi sexual harassment victims to come out


Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has called on victims of the alleged sexual harassment at Lilayi Police Training College to come out and help with the investigations. Mr. Kampyongo says it is difficult for relevant institutions to follow up and investigate such cases when victims do not want to come out and testify. He says it is therefore hoped that ...

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Kim Jong-nam: Killing could be sign of ‘brutal’ N Korean regime

Kim Jong-nam had largely lived outside North Korea since falling out of favour with his half-brother

South Korea has confirmed that the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia. Kim Jong-nam died after an apparent poison attack in the airport in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Monday. No motive has been confirmed and the attackers have not been identified. South Korea’s acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn said if North Korea was found ...

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UPPZ urges govt to handle Barotseland Agreement with caution

UPPZ President Charles Chanda

United, Peaceful and Prosperous Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda has advised government to address the thorny issue of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 with caution. Mr. Chanda tells QTV News that the issue has remained a thorny one because of the approach successive governments have handled it. He says government must not shy away from engaging the concerned stakeholders on ...

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