Daily Archives: September 15, 2017

PF toasts victory in by-elections

Davies Mwila - Patriotic Front Secretary General

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila hailed the ruling party’s victory in the by-elections for Council Chairpersons and wards held yesterday in some parts of the country. The PF has won the by-elections for Council Chairpersons in the newly created districts of Kanchibiya, Luvushimanda and Lunte, while the UPND has retained the Itezhi Tezhi Council Chairperson. The PF has also ...

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Govt receives overwhelming response on constitution submissions

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda says government has received an overwhelming response with regards to proposals towards the amendment of the constitution. Mr. Lubinda says in line with this, a ministerial technical working group was constituted to compile and analyze all the submissions from stakeholders. He has told Journalists in Lusaka that the Ministerial technical working group has analyzed the submissions ...

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President Lungu’s speech to parley lack inspiration – UPND MPs

Monze central Jack Mwiimbu

UPND Parliamentary Whip Garry Nkombo has described President Edgar Lungu’s address to parliament as ‘trivial’. Mr Nkombo says the speech lacked the taste that addresses the many challenges in the country. He says the President was merely echoing the things that he or his ministers have talked about in the recent past. And Monze central Jack Mwiimbu says the President’s ...

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Govt on course on social economic transformational journey – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says government is on course in its social economic transformational journey aimed at achieving prosperity for all, enhancing national unity and anchored on the national motto One Zambia, One Nation. In a wide ranging speech during the ceremonial opening of the 2nd Session of the 12th National Assembly, President Lungu says it therefore remains for the nation ...

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Lungu sets ambitious poverty reduction target

President Lungu in Parliament

  President Edgar Lungu says government is resolved to reduce poverty by 20% by the end of the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP). The country’s poverty levels currently stand at 54.4%. Speaking during the ceremonial opening of the second session of the 12th National Assembly, President Edgar Lungu says poverty levels in the country have remained unacceptably high. President Lungu ...

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President Lungu asked to make reshuffles to cabinet

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has been called upon to consider making reshuffles to his Cabinet. Peoples Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Banda is calling on the Head of State to consider making changes to his cabinet saying some ministers have proved to be liabilities to the development of the nation. Mr. Banda says for the past one year, some of ...

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President Lungu to open parley today

President Lungu with First Lady Esther in parliament... Picture by State House

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has advised President Edgar Lungu to use his address to parliament to tell the nation how he intends to reunite the nation. FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe says people need to know what government is doing to ensure the nation is reunited. He says FODEP is also anxious to hear the practical steps the ...

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