Daily Archives: October 1, 2017

2018 National Budget a punishment to Zambians – Tayali

EEP leader Chilufya Tayali

Economic, Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali has described the 2018 National Budget as a punishment to the poor. Mr. Tayali says this is because government has increased tax on a lot of items in the 2018 national budget. He says in as much as the taxing may appear to be microscopic, they are going to have a huge negative ...

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Increase in budgetary allocation to health sector cheers Chilufya

Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says the increase in the budgetary allocation to the health sector which has increased to about 9.5 percent of the total budget will result in the quality provision of health care. Dr. Chilufya says through the 2018 National Budget, the government will see the introduction of the innovative health care financing which will also result ...

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Germany gay marriage: Couple are first to marry under new law

Karl Kreile (left) and Bodo Mende, from Berlin, have been together for 38 years

Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin. Registry offices in several German cities were opening, unusually, on Sunday to allow couples to wed on the first day ...

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No one will be evicted, Bwana Mukubwa MP reassures residents

Dr. Jonas Chanda

Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament Dr. Jonas Chanda says the pro-poor Patriotic Front (PF) government will not allow any investor or rich urban elite to evict the over 5,000 residents of Old Regiment settlement in Ndola without following the due process of the Law. Speaking yesterday when he addressed hundreds of residents at Old Regiment settlement in Bwana Mkubwa Constituency ...

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PF distances itself from police action on protesters

Sunday Chanda - PF media Director

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has distanced itself from police action that led to the arresting of six people who wanted to protest against the procurement of the 42 fire trucks. Speaking during the PF Media Interactive Forum in Lusaka, PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says the party never instructed the police to arrest the protesting citizens. Mr. Chanda says ...

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Govt allocates K87 million to set up an infrastructure Fund

Mukuli Chikuba

Government has allocated about 87million Kwacha to set up an infrastructure Fund. Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary Mukuli Chikuba says the Infrastructure fund will be used to finance projects with financing from the infrastructure bonds, development banks and private funds such as shares. Mr. Chikuba was speaking at the Zambia Mission in Pretoria South Africa when he paid a courtesy ...

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UPND still studying 2018 budget

Garry Nkombo

The United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is still studying the 2018 national budget. UPND Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo tells Q News that his party is still studying the budget and will give its reaction to it when it fully understands the contents of the document. Mr. Nkombo however states that the budget may trigger ...

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