Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

FRA no different from briefcase buyers – ZNFU

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Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) President Jervis Zimba says farmers will be unable to pay back loans they acquired during the last farming season for maize production with the K60 maize price announced by the Food Reserve Agency. Mr Zimba has described the FRA as unscrupulous and not different from briefcase buyers. He says the K60 being offered by the ...

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Govt signs $40 million Luapula water deal

Government has signed a 40 million united states dollars on-lending and grant agreement with the Luapula Water and Sewerage Company for water and sanitation programs in Kawambwa, Mansa, Mwense, and Samfya districts. According to a statement issued by ministry of finance public relations officer Chileshe Kandeta,the agreement was signed by Finance Minister Felix Mutati on behalf of the Central Government, ...

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Indian contractor ready construct flyover bridges in Lusaka


The construction of fly over bridges by an Indian contractor aimed at decongesting Lusaka is expected to commence in September this year. Shapoorji Pallonji Africa Business Center Deputy General Manager Ranjit Gajare has disclosed that his company is ready to commence the works, and are only waiting for 15 percent counterpart funding from the Zambian Government towards the project. Mr. ...

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DEC arrest Lusaka couple for drug trafficking


The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a Lusaka based couple for trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances. Commission Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo says Marvin Fungai Kamambo, 31, of Lilayi area in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with his wife Twambo Chona, 25, of the same abode for trafficking in cocaine, heroin and cannabis. Ms Katongo says also ...

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HRC advises Police against abuse of human rights


The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has appealed to Law Enforcement Officers not to abuse human rights of suspects during the declared threatened state of emergency period, but adhere to the provisions of the Preservation of the Public Security Act and the regulations made there under. In a statement, Commission Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga calls upon Law Enforcement Officers to refrain from ...

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Zambia to face Mauritius in COSAFA U-17 final

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Zambia will face Mauritius in the final of the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup U-17 championship after the host nation defeated South Africa 2-0 in the semi final played at Francois Xavier Stadium. Goals from Louis Mitraille in the 45th and 65th minutes booked the host nation a ticket in the finals where they will face Zambia who battered Malawi 2-0 ...

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Lusaka man shoots dead wife,lover

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Police in Lusaka have arrested a 33-year-old man for shooting dead his wife and lover in front of his children last evening. In a statement, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Peter Siwale, a clearing agent of Nakonde in Muchinga Province also of Lusaka’s Meanwood Phase 2 allegedly shot dead his wife identified as Charity Namuko aged 30 together with the ...

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Lacazette in spotlight as Arsenal host Emirates Cup

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Alexandre Lacazette will make his first appearance in front of Arsenal’s home crowd this weekend as the Gunners step up their pre-season preparations in the Emirates Cup. Arsene Wenger splashed out a club record £52 million ($68 million, 58 million euros) to sign Lacazette from Lyon this month and the France striker is expected to get his first taste of ...

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Don’t be discouraged, Govt tells farmers

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Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa says government is enhancing interventions aimed at providing a market for soya beans and rice at local, regional and international level. Mr. Shawa tells Q-News in an interview that government is aware of the challenges that farmers who grow crops such as soya beans and rice face in accessing the market to sell ...

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Give Catholic Bishops time to initiate dialogue – Bishop Kakuwa

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Every Home for Christ National Coordinator Bishop Richard Kakuwa has advised Zambians not pressurize the Catholic Bishops in their efforts to facilitate dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Bishop Kakuwa says Zambians should exercise patience and give the Catholic Bishops more time considering the critical nature of the matter at hand. He says if the Bishops ...

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