Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

ZACL happy with expansion works on KKIA

ZACL Communications and Brands Manager, Mweembe Sikaulu in the fire services station

  The Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) is happy with the progress on the construction works to expand the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka. ZACL Communications and Brands Manager, Mweembe Sikaulu has told QTV News that the US$360 million project is expected to be completed by 2019. Ms Sikaulu says construction works on the rescue and fire services ...

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CCZ in Eastern Province calls for tolerance among politicians

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) in Eastern province has called for tolerance and forgiveness among political parties in Zambia. CCZ Provincial Chairperson Sonye Banda says the church is concerned with the current happenings in the political arena. Reverend Banda is urging the two major political parties the PF and UPND to help diffuse the political tension in the ...

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Govt urged to remain focused on economic recovery

Economist and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Communication Advisor, Chibamba Kanyama

Government has been urged to remain consistent with the five pillars it has set out as the thrust of the Zambia Plus economic recovery program. Economist and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Communication Advisor, Chibamba Kanyama says the five pillars are the right answers for the recovery of the economy. Speaking at media workshop organized by the Policy Monitoring and ...

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UPND ready to dialogue with PF

Mutale Nalumango with UPND Secretary General Steven Katuka

The opposition UPND says it’s open to dialogue with the ruling Patriotic Front for the sole purposes of promoting peace and unity in the country. In a statement made available to QTV News today,UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango says the party has decided to heed to the advice by various stakeholders to dialogue with the ruling PF. Ms Nalumango says ...

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Syria war: US missile strikes brings angry Russian response

Residents could be seen leaving Khan Sheikhoun on Friday, AFP reports

Russia has promised to strengthen Syria’s anti-aircraft defences after the US bombarded a Syrian air base with missiles, reportedly destroying it. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical weapons attack in north-western Syria that left dozens of civilians dead on Tuesday. Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad, condemned the US strike. It also suspended a ...

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Sanchez wants to stay at Arsenal – Wenger

Sanchez wants to stay at Arsenal - Wenger

Alexis Sanchez wants to stay at Arsenal despite speculation that he is disillusioned by the club’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Reports in British media say contract talks have been put on hold, but Wenger insists Sanchez, who has a year and a half left on his deal, will be at ...

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RTSA warns motorists ahead of Kuomboka

Kuomboko ceremony

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is urging all motorists to exercise caution and follow all road rules and regulations before, during and after this weekend’s Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people of Western province to avoid road crashes. RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga notes that being one of the major ceremonies in Zambia, the Kuomboka ceremony ...

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Health is an economic investment – Chilufya

Chitalu Chilufya in NYC 1

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government is committed to providing outstanding  Health services and facilities as they are the backbone to a healthy, motivated and productive workforce, which is also a guaranteed consumer of products to drive economic growth. Dr Chilufya observed that Health is an economic investment, which will ensure a population that is dynamic and will be the ...

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Act within the law, ZCID advises political parties

Nakachinda mic

The Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) has advised political parties to act within the law to avoid coming into confrontation with law enforcement agencies. ZCID Acting Executive Director Rosemary Phiri says her organization has learnt of the recent violence that took place in Kanyama with great sadness. Ms Phiri has since urged the Zambia Police Service to ensure that ...

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Is it time to scrap gender specific awards?

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The MTV Movie and TV Awards have scrapped gender-specific categories after Billions star Asia Kate Dillon raised the issue ahead of this year’s Emmys. Should other awards ceremonies do the same? When Emmy Award organisers asked Asia Kate Dillon from Billions which category the female-born star wanted to be considered for, it proved a struggle because the performer identifies as ...

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