Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

Labour Laws in Zambia diluted – ZCTU

Chishimba Nkole

Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) President Chishimba Nkole has charged that Labour laws have been weakened and diluted by the power of capitalists. Mr. Nkole says this has resulted in investors ignoring the dictates of the country’s Labour laws with impunity. He says workers must seriously find ways and strategies of reversing this trend before it gets worse. Mr. ...

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HH calls for arrest of perpetrators of violence

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has called for the arrest of known perpetrators of violence in the country. Mr. Hichilema says if the Police fail to arrest the perpetrators of violence, citizens may resort to act in self-defence, a situation that would bring anarchy in the country. He says it has become impossible for other political ...

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‘I will not act based on rumors’ – President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says he will not hesitate to discipline any erring government official provided he is furnished with facts. And the Head of State has expressed concern that the Pull-Him-Down syndrome in Zambia is very rife. Speaking to Journalists shortly after returning from the USA where he had gone to attend the UN General Assembly, President Lungu says he ...

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North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are trading insults after the US president's UN speech

Kim Jong-un has said remarks by “deranged” US President Donald Trump have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for North Korea. In an unprecedented personal statement, Mr Kim said Mr Trump would “pay dearly” for a UN speech where he threatened to “totally destroy” the North if the US was forced to defend itself. Mr Trump responded that ...

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Reduce interest rates, Mutati tells banks


Finance Minister Felix Mutati has challenged both commercial banks and financial service providers to further reduce interest rates so as to make credit affordable to Zambians. The Minister said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Finance Deputy Accountant General Joe Ukwimi during the official opening of the 3rd International Banking and Finance Conference organized by ...

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Zambia’s new HIV infections still high – UNFPA


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says new HIV infections remain high among young people and key populations in Zambia despite the large strides the country has made towards controlling the HIV epidemic. UNFPA Country Director Dr. Mary Otieno says the good news is that Zambia has set ambitious targets to end the HIV epidemic, and aim to reduce the ...

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Youths encouraged to take up farming


Young Emerging Farmers Initiative (YEFI) has encouraged young people in the country to seriously consider taking up farming as a source of livelihood. YEFI head of human resource Nawa Lishebo has noted with concern how most young people opt to queue up for formal employment as opposed to taking up farming. Mr. Lishebo says farming can help in bridging the ...

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Probe procurement of fire tenders, ACC urged

ACC offices

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has been called upon to investigate allegations of corruption in the awarding of the tender for procurement of 42 fire tenders by government at a total cost of US$42 million. The ACC is also being called upon to probe the awarding of the tender for construction of the US$1.2 billion Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway tender. UPND ...

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YALI urges govt to enact ATI Bill

Andrew Ntewewe - YALI President

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) says if President Edgar Lungu is committed about eradicating corruption in the country he should consider directing the Minister of Justice to take to parliament Access to Information Bill. And the organization has called on President Lungu to consider suspending all the officials involved in the procurement of the 42 fire tenders that were ...

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