Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

ZNUT urges govt to increase teacher recruitment to 10,000

The Zambia National Teachers Union (ZNUT) has appealed to the government to consider increasing the number of teachers earmarked for recruitment from 6,000 to 10,000. ZNUT Spokesperson Joe Kasaka says this is considering the huge deficit of teachers in the country. Mr. Kasaka adds that this is also coupled with the number of schools government is constructing and upgrading. He ...

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Critically analyze advice on ICC withdrawal, Lungu advised

President Lungu thinking

Governance Activist Leslie Chikuse has advised President Edgar Lungu to critically analyze the advice from various stakeholders on whether or not the country should withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Mr. Chikuse says various stakeholders have come out and spoken out on the issue and that it is important that every opinion is scrutinized and respected. He says at the ...

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ZRA to start imposing taxes imported goods at borders


Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General, Kingsley Chanda says ZRA will start collecting tax from foreigners selling imported goods at all borders using an open market. Mr. Chanda notes traders mainly from the neighboring countries are not registered for local taxes but generate income in Zambia, change it in dollars and drive back into their countries. Mr. Chanda says it ...

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M’membe condemns arrest of his wife


Post Newspapers Limited in liquidation Proprietor Fred M’membe has described as inhuman, unacceptable and in bad faith the arrest of his wife Mutinta and the alleged harassment of his lawyer Nchima Nchito. In a statement, Mr. M’membe says the warrant to arrest him was a farce meant to intimidate, harass and humiliate his family. He has since advised his wife ...

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Govt happy with submissions on Constitution review

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Justice Minister Given Lubinda says government is happy so far with the submissions received on constitution provisions that need to be changed. Mr. Lubinda says the majority of institutions his ministry wrote to have made submissions to the process. He says this process is important for the country especially with the challenges in interpreting the constitution. Mr. Lubinda has since ...

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I will manage next season – Wenger


Arsene Wenger says he will definitely be managing next season, whether at Arsenal “or somewhere else”. Wenger, 67, was speaking at the end of one of the most turbulent weeks of his two-decade tenure as Gunners boss. After Wednesday’s 5-1 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich, several ex-players said they believed his time in charge was coming to an end. ...

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Danny Dyer taking ‘short break’ from EastEnders


Danny Dyer is taking a short break from EastEnders, the BBC has confirmed. The corporation was responding to a report in The Sun which suggested bosses were concerned about the actor looking “exhausted”. A BBC spokesman said: “Danny is on a short break from EastEnders. This was not enforced by bosses nor has he quit the show.” It is not ...

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Trump pick for top adviser turns down job


US President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday. A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the sticking point was he wanted to bring in his own ...

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Mutinta M’membe granted bail

Mutinta Mmembe at court

Lusaka magistrate Faides Hamaundu has granted Post Newspapers in liquidation Editor-in-chief Fred M’membe’s wife Mutinta a K3,000 bail in her own recognizance. Mrs M’membe 39 of plot no.7345 Nangwenya road has been charged with obstructing police officers who had gone to her residence to execute a search warrant. Magistrate Hamaundu has since set 3rd March,2016 as the date for commencement ...

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IMF will have to fit into our recovery plan – Mutati


FINANCE Minister Felix Mutati says cooperating partners including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to fit into the government’s economic recovery programme or they will not be needed. Speaking during the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) Public discussion forum on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reform programme, Mr. Mutati says government will not need the IMF if it does ...

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