Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Zambia has enough water to generate power up to next rain season

Victor Mundende

ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende says the country has enough water to generate power up to next rain season. Mr. Mundende says Kafue Gorge Power Station has been operating at full capacity since the first quarter of 2017. He has told journalists at a press briefing in Lusaka that the average generation at Kariba Power Station is generating about 500 ...

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Speaker reprimands Antonio Mwanza

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini (Picture by Albert Mpezeni)

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini has reprimanded Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza for giving false information to the media. Dr. Matibini reprimanded Mr. Mwanza on the floor of the House after finding him guilty of committing contempt of Parliament through a Facebook posting on emoluments of Members of Parliament. The FDD Spokesperson was ...

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Action Aid Zambia challenges govt on poverty alleviation

ActionAid Zambia Country Director Nalucha Ziba

Action Aid Zambia has challenged government to tell the nation how it intends to reduce poverty from 54 percent to 20 percent before the end of the implementation of the 7th National Development Plan. Action aid Country Director Nalucha Ziba says government should tell the nation how it arrived at a statement suggesting that it would reduce the high poverty ...

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ZUFIAW asks govt to reduce PAYE in 2018 national budget


Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW) President Ackim Mweemba has called on the Minister of Finance to seriously consider the plight of workers in the country especially on the high Pay As You Earn (PAYE). Mr. Mweemba says as the minister prepares to present the 2018 budget on 29th September2017, the union is calling for among other ...

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Investigate Fire Trucks Tender – President Lungu

Fire Trucks Tender

President Edgar Lungu has called for a thorough investigation regarding the acquisition of the 42 fire tenders that were procured at a total cost of for US$42 million. Speaking to Zambians living in USA on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, President Lungu has said that he is not corrupt and will not be intimidated to do ...

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SAFADA procures 10, 000mt of fertilizer from India

Boyd Moobwe

The Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) says it has managed to procure 10,000 metric tons of fertilizer from India, to cushion government’s pressure in delivering farming inputs to farmers during the forthcoming farming season. SAFADA Executive Director Boyd Moobwe tells Q-News that the fertilizer is expected in the country next and will be sold to small scale farmers especially ...

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UPND challenges govt on FISP

Moono Mapani

Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, has been challenged to tell the nation how many farmers under the Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP) have been graduated since the programme was introduced in 2002. UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani says it is important that the government updates the nation on this aspect because the initial plan is ...

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Constitution amendment should not be rushed – CiSCA

Bishop John Mambo

Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) Chairperson Bishop John Mambo says amendments to the constitution should not be rushed. Bishop Mambo says he agrees with Justice Minister Given Lubinda that this process needs time following the overwhelming response from stakeholders who have made submissions towards the Constitution amendment. He says if the process is rushed, the nation may end up with ...

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Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would ‘never’ be made today

Mel Brooks was awarded the prestigious Bafta Fellowship in 2017

Mel Brooks, one of Hollywood’s funniest film-makers, has told the BBC political correctness is “the death of comedy”. He said Blazing Saddles, his Western spoof about a black sheriff in a racist town, could “never” be made today. “It’s OK not to hurt the feelings of various tribes and groups,” he said. “However it’s not good for comedy. “Comedy has ...

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