Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

Four health training institutions closed in past six months

Dr Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has directed the General Nursing Council of Zambia to close down any nursing or midwifery college or university that is failing to abide by the set regulations and standards of operation. This directive comes in the wake of revelations by the GNC that it has closedown three universities and one college of nursing and midwifery ...

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Police pick up protestors at parliament

Police pick up protestors at parliament

Police in Lusaka has picked up a number of people who defied the directive not to go ahead with the protest at Parliament against government’s procurement of 42 fire tenders at a total cost of US$42 million. Those arrested include Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) leader Sean Tembo, Alliance for Community Action Executive Director Laura Mitti, and Zambia Council for ...

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President Lungu defends his international trips

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has defended his international trips saying they are used to explore new avenues for trade between countries. President Lungu says people who are attacking him over his trips don’t know what it takes to be president. Speaking to journalists before departure for Botswana at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, President Lungu says there is nothing wrong with ...

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Mutati unveils a K71.6 billion 2018 budget

Finance Minister Felix Mutati at parliament with wife and daughter

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has unveiled the 2018 national budget proposing to spend K71.6 billion or 25.9% of GDP. In his Budget speech to Parliament, Mr Mutati said of this amount,K49 billion or 68.5 percent of the total budget will be financed by domestic revenues and K2.4 billion or 3.4 percent by grants from various co-operating partners. He says the ...

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Mutati ready to unveil 2018 budget


 Finance Minister Felix Mutati says he is ready deliver the 2018 Budget speech to Parliament this afternoon. Mr Mutati says he’s inspired by yesterday’s Cabinet proceedings without disclosing what was discussed. He has also thanked God for the good weather in Lusaka today which he says is a sign of good fortunes for the country. Mr Mutati who was speaking ...

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Nyirenda names final squad to face Nigeria

Wedson Nyirenda

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has named his final 23 man squad to face Nigeria in a crucial 2018 Russia world cup qualifier. Nyirenda has maintained most of the team that beat Algeria over two legs, with the only inclusion to the team being Sweden based under-20 midfielder Edward Chilufya. Fashion Sakala who was red carded in the first leg of ...

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Zambia faces eminent disaster – GIZ

Chaiwa Mushauko

The Germany Development Corporation says Zambia’s faces an eminent disaster as a result of ground water pollution due to uncontrolled digging of pit latrines by people in peri-urban areas. GIZ Junior Advisor Chaiwa Mushauko tells Q-News that unregulated digging of pit latrines has continued polluting ground water. She says with the high number of pit latrines, there is a possibility ...

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PeP asks Lungu to conduct forensic audit for fire trucks tender

PeP President Enock Tembo

The opposition Patriots for Economic Progress (PEP) President Sean Tembo has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to direct relevant government departments to provide him with information to enable him conduct a forensic audit of the procurement process for the 42 fire trucks at a total cost US$42 million. Mr Tembo says this is in view of President Lungu’s challenge to ...

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11 great authors who wrote for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy

Playboy magazine: More than just naked women, apparently

No-one ever really believed any man who used the old excuse for buying Playboy magazine – “for the articles”, as opposed to for the photos of nude women. The nude women were the main attraction. Yet the magazine does have a long and proud literary tradition, publishing stories by authors like John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Arthur C Clarke, Margaret Atwood ...

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2018 Budget should be responsive to 7NDP – PMRC

PMRC Researcher Miselo Bwalya

Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) says the 2018 national budget should be responsive to the 7th National Development Plan. PMRC Researcher Miselo Bwalya says this is in order to attain economic development. Mr. Bwalya says the 7th National Development Plan should guide the implementation of the national budget. Meanwhile Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) Executive Director Wesley Chibamba has called ...

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