Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Increase in Councilors’ allowances cheers LGAZ

LGAS President Christopher Kang’ombe

The Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ) has welcomed the announced increase in Councillors’ allowances from K700 to K3,000. LGAS President Christopher Kang’ombe says the increment will go a long way in motivating councilors to work even harder. Mr. Kang’ombe says the association has been engaged in consultative meetings with the local government minister from October 2016 to champion the ...

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Man held over US Jewish centre threats

A Las Vegas area Jewish centre is searched for bombs after a suspicious phone call

A man has been arrested for allegedly making threats against Jewish institutions, the FBI said on Friday. Juan Thompson, 31, “allegedly caused havoc, expending hundreds of hours of police and law enforcement resources”, said NYPD Commissioner James P O’Neill. He allegedly made eight threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCC), while claiming to be a former girlfriend. The centres have received ...

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Govt denies planning new maternity leave policy on pay

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Government says it has no intentions, whatsoever, of coming up with a policy or legislation that will allow the withholding of salaries for women on maternity leave. In a statement, Labour Commissioner Chanda Kaziya has since dismissed the statement attributed to Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia, Northern province Secretary Wallace Kasao that government intends to introduce a ...

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UPND MPs protest Speaker’s ruling against Nkombo


Opposition UPND Members of Parliament this morning walked out of Parliament in protest against a ruling made by the Speaker Patrick Matibini against Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo. This was after the Speaker forced Mr Nkombo to withdraw a question he posed following a Ministerial statement by Housing and Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela. In his question, Mr. Nkombo wanted to dispute ...

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President Lungu creates three new districts

Edgar Signs

  President Edgar Lungu has established three new districts in Northern Province. Local government Minister Vincent Mwale has named the new districts as Lunte which has been created from Mporokoso district and Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda districts from Mpika. Mr Mwale has told Parliament that the creation of the three districts is in government’s continued effort and programme of taking services ...

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Luangwa-Feira road repairs to gobble K10 million


HOUSING and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says the full reinstatement of the  road pavement on the Luangwa-Feira road which was damaged following the earth movement last month will cost about K10 million once completed. Mr Chitotela has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the Road Development Agency has since engaged China-Geo Construction Company to work on the road. ...

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Nawakwi urged to respect FDD’s principles

FDD President Edith Nawakwi

The forum for democracy and development (FDD) in Chama district Muchinga province has appealed to party president Edith Nawakwi not to abandon the party’s democratic principles. FDD Chama district chairperson Yotam Mtayachalo says the party leadership must uphold the constitution by going to a convention. Mr. Mtayachalo says party members are ready to use the party constitution to ensure their ...

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It’s tall order for Zambia to try and help Israel – VJ


Veteran politician and diplomat Vernon Mwaanga says it will be a tall order for Zambia to try and help Israel regain its lost African Union observer status. Dr. Mwaanga says Zambia’s success in helping Israel regain its lost position in the AU will depend on the progress made in achieving peace in the Middle East. He says this is in ...

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Solwezi-Chingola Road to be ready by November- Kapita


North Western Province Minister Richard Kapita says he expects all construction works on the Solwezi-Chingola road to be completed by November this year. Mr. Kapita says this is particularly that president Edgar Lungu has directed that roads such as the Chingola- Solwezi road be prioritized when it comes to funding. In an interview with qtv news, Mr. Kapita says once ...

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ZED defends President Lungu’s foreign trips

The opposition Zambians for empowerment and development (zed) has come to the defense of president Edgar Lungu’s foreign trips saying they are beneficial to the country. ZED Spokesperson Wesley Miyanda says the foreign trips undertaken by the president are aimed at cementing Zambia’s international relations. Mr. Miyanda says besides improving international relations, foreign trips are also aimed at achieving development ...

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