Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

Lungu extends mandate of Voting Patterns Commission

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

President Edgar Lungu has extended the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Political Violence to 30th November, 2017. Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska has told QTV News that this is in exercise of the powers in Section 3 of the Inquiries Act. Dr. Msiska explains that the extension is contained in Statutory Instrument No ...

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ACU urges ratification of protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

The African Consumer Unit (ACU) has observed the need for Zambia to consider ratifying protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. ACU First Vice President Muyunda Ililonga says over years the country has reported cases of smuggling of tobacco products at its various border points claiming significant loss in revenue to the treasury. Mr. Ililonga says in order to ...

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UPND concerned HH’s treason case is dragging

Nalumango

The opposition UPND has expressed concern that the Court case in which its leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing one count of treason is unnecessarily dragging on. UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango says her party finds it unfortunate that on Monday when the matter came up for ruling, the case had to be adjourned without the Court’s decision being read. Ms. ...

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Govt challenged over savings from removed subsidies on electricity

The opposition Party for National Unity (PNU) has challenged government to avail the nation with a figure of how much is being saved from the removed subsidies on electricity. PNU president Highvie Hamududu says government should also tell the nation where the monies being saved are going. Mr. Hamududu has told QTV News that there is a need to hold ...

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Govt working hard to diversify agric sector – Mutati

Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says Government is working hard to ensure that the agricultural sector starts creating jobs and reducing poverty. Mr. Mutati says President Edgar Lungu has made the agricultural sector a priority for this year adding that Government is doing everything possible to achieve this goal. The Finance Minister says Government is further diversifying the agricultural sector to ...

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UNAIDS confident Zambia will meet HIV/AIDS targets

Dr. Medhin Tsehaiu

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Country Director Dr. Medhin Tsehaiu is optimistic that Zambia will meet the 90-90-90 UNAIDS /WHO target to eventually end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the sustainable development time frame. Dr. Tsehaiu says Zambia has developed the national AIDS strategy framework 2017/2021 which has over ambitious targets. She says in order to achieve this ...

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Daka fit for Iran selection – Dr. Lupasha

Patson Daka

Under 20 top marksman Patson Daka shook off his injury scare to join his teammates in training at the on-going FIFA World Cup. Daka was stretchered off the pitch on Sunday in Zambia’s 2-1 win over Portugal after 42 minutes after having suffered a lip laceration. Team Doctor Mwila Lupasha told Fazfootball.com that the UEFA U-21 Championship winner with FC ...

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Park Geun-hye: S Korea trial of impeached president begins

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has pleaded not guilty at her trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace. The ousted president faces charges including bribery, abusing state power and leaking state secrets. In her first appearance in public since her arrest in March, she arrived at court handcuffed in a prison van. The maximum ...

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