Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Be tough on pupils using social media, NUPPEZ urges parents

Ngoza Malonga Sakala

The National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) has expressed concern that parents appear to be reluctant in discouraging their school going children from using social media. NUPPEZ Public Relations Officer Ngoza Sakala says research has shown that social media is one major contributor to poor results by pupils. Mrs. Sakala says this is the more reason ...

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Rashford leads United against Saints

Marcus Rashford

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is delighted to receive the backing of Jose Mourinho and says he has worked hard to get in the manager’s good books. The 19-year-old is United’s second-highest goalscorer with 11 in all competitions and Mourinho has lauded the England international’s work ethic, saying he was one of his most trusted players at the club. “It’s ...

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Bill Cosby says he will not testify at sex assault trial

Embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby

Embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby has said he will not testify at his trial next month in Pennsylvania, where he stands accused of sexual assault. Former Temple University employee Andrea Constand alleges the 79-year-old entertainer drugged and molested her. Cosby suggested to Sirius-XM radio that racism could have played a role in his treatment over the claims, in his ...

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Macron cabinet: Women are half of France’s new minsters

Macron's new sports minister is Laura Flessel, an Olympic fencing champion

French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women. Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister. Bruno Le Maire is economy minister, Gérard Collomb is interior minister and François Bayrou is justice minister. Mr Macron’s decision to pluck figures ...

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Timber producers condemn locking up of members

Charles Masange

The Timber Producers Association of Zambia (TPAZ) has condemned the alleged beating and locking up of timber producers by military personnel in Muchinga Province. TPAZ Vice President Charles Masange tells QTV News that the association has received alarming reports that some of the timber producers with valid licenses were beaten and locked up in Chief Katyetye’s chiefdom in Isoka district. ...

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ZCF’s failure to pay farmers who supplied maize worries CSPR

Maxson Nkoma

Government has been called upon to intervene and ensure that farmers in Eastern Province who supplied their maize to the Zambia Cooperation Federation last year are paid their money. CSPR Eastern Province Coordinator Maxson Nkhoma has told QTV News in an interview that it is unfair that the farmers in Chadiza, Chipata, Lundazi, Mambwe and other districts have to date ...

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BoZ lowers policy rate

Denny Kalyalya

The Bank of Zambia has lowered the policy rate by 150 basis points to 12.5% from 14.0%. The central bank has also reduced the statutory reserve ratio by 300 basis points to 12.5% from 15.5%. Speaking during a media briefing on the decision of the monetary policy committee, Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya said arriving at the decision, the ...

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Govt optimistic of sealing deal with IMF

Mukuli Chikuba

Government has maintained that there is no conditionality attached to its engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary for Economic Management and Finance, Mukuli Chikuba says the current IMF programs no longer have conditionality on employment and wages. Mr. Chikuba says the IMF program focuses on social protection and therefore government has undertaken to protect ...

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EFZ backs Govt stance on ‘false’ prophets

Pukuta M

The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia has backed government’s stance to ensure that prophets that do not have clearance or credible testimony from their own countries of origin should not be allowed into the country to perform spiritual or religious activities. In a statement, EFZ Executive Director Reverend Pukuta Mwanza says this would only pave way for the unscrupulous people to ...

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