Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Lusambo vows to monitor developmental projects

MMD National Youth Secretary Bowman Lusambo

Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has vowed to closely monitor all developmental projects on the Copperbelt and ensure that the major beneficiaries are the local people. Mr. Lusambo notes that there are many developmental projects on the Copperbelt, adding that he is going to ensure that there is a win-win situation between investors and the local people. He says government will ...

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Kapata urged to de-gazette part of the forest reserve for industrialization in Kalulushi

The Kalulushi Municipal Council has appealed to the Minister of Lands to de-gazette part of the forest reserve for industrialization and agriculture. Kalulushi Mayor Rashida Mulenga tells QTV News that in government’s quest to divert from its dependency on mining, there is need for the ministry to reserve land for industrialization and agriculture in Kalulushi. She says Kalulushi has in ...

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Farmers urged not to abandon maize production

Shawa PS

Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa has appealed to farmers not to abandon maize production due to the reduction of the purchasing price by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). Recently some farmers had threatened to abandon maize production in the next farming season suggesting that the purchasing price by the food reserve was too small to cover costs incurred during the ...

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ZCID calls for a meeting on the draft Political Parties Bill

Enock Tembo - PeP President

The Zambia Center for Inter party Dialogue (ZCID) has organized a stakeholders meeting to look at the draft Political Parties Bill before it is taken to parliament. And Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Enock Tembo has welcomed this initiative saying this is the only way to address the many retrogressive issues in the draft. Mr. Tembo says it is ...

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UPND ready to dialogue- Kakoma

Charles Kakoma

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is set to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all political players. UPND Spokesperson Charles Kakoma in an interview with QTV News says there are a lot of things that need to be ironed out. Mr. Kakoma points out that the Public Order Act, the need to have a new ...

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Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

Sir Bruce and Lady Forsyth married in 1983

Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection. His long career in showbusiness began when he was aged just 14. He became Britain’s best-paid TV star, famous ...

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Mourinho believes Martial will come good

HAP

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed Anthony Martial to make a positive impact this season after the French forward failed to earn his trust last term. United’s top scorer in his first season, Martial was used only sparingly in Mourinho’s maiden campaign, but came off the bench to score in last weekend’s 4-0 win over West Ham United. United’s ...

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Reds reject third Barca bid for Coutinho

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  of Liverpool during the Audi Cup 2017 match between Bayern Muenchen and Liverpool FC at Allianz Arena on August 1, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, a source from the Premier League club confirmed to AFP on Friday. British media reports said Barcelona’s latest bid was worth around £114 million ($146.5 million, 124.7 million euros), a significant increase on their previous offer of £90 million. Liverpool have publicly stated that Coutinho is not ...

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Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday was his last day. His exit follows a review of his position by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Mr Bannon, who helped shape Mr Trump’s “America First” campaign message, is returning ...

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Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

Abouyaaqoub, 22, is believed to be on the run

The driver in Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say. They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, named by Spanish media as the suspected driver. A man previously reported as the key suspect, Moussa Oukabir, 17, was one of five men killed by ...

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