Daily Archives: November 4, 2017

Sinazongwe MP skeptical about e-voucher system

Sinazongwe UPND Member of Parliament Gift Sialubalo

Sinazongwe UPND Member of Parliament Gift Sialubalo has called on government to consider undertaking more sensitization programs regarding the implementation of the e-voucher system. Mr. Sialubalo has told QTV News that most farmers in his constituency do not fully understand how the system works. Mr. Sialubalo has also expressed concern that the farmers in his constituency will be made to ...

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Judiciary like any other arm of govt is susceptible to criticism – NUPPEZ

NUPPEZ President Victor Muyumba

The National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) says the judiciary like any other arm of government is susceptible to criticism. NUPPEZ President Victor Muyumba says the judiciary like all other arms of government is prone to criticism and all the three arms of government should be criticized. In reference to President Lungu’s remarks on the judiciary, ...

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Govt to consider term limits for all elective positions

Isaac Mwanza

Attorney General Likando Kalaluka has assured the 22 petitioners who seek to have the Constitution amended to provide for term limits for all elective offices that Government will consider their proposals in the usual manner. In a letter dated November 1, 2017 to lead petitioner, Isaac Mwanza, Mr. Kalaluka says the proposals towards amendment of the Republican Constitution as regards ...

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NDC calls for impeachment of President Lungu

NDC Secretary General Mwenya Musenga

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Secretary General Mwenya Musenga has called on Members of Parliament to consider impeaching President Edgar Lungu for breaching the constitution. Mr. Mwenya says President Lungu should be impeached over remarks against the Judiciary over his eligibility to contest in 2021. Mr. Musenga has appealed to members of parliament to seriously look into this matter with the ...

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DEC nabs SA national for having in-door cannabis lab

in-door cannabis lab

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested a South African national of Indian origin following an operation conducted in Lusaka’s Woodlands area on Wednesday in which an in-door cannabis lab was discovered. Kabir Magan, 33, of House Number 35, Buluwe Road, Woodlands in Lusaka has been charged with trafficking in psychotropic drugs, unlawful cultivation of cannabis, possession of ...

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ZRA disown recruitment adverts

Topsy Sikalinda

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has warned members of the general public not to be swayed or duped by unscrupulous people forging and coming up with fake ZRA documents in order to swindle unsuspecting people. ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda has told QTV News in a statement that the Authority is in receipt of a fake ZRA Recruitment Document ...

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PeP engage UPND Mps to impeach President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu

The Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) has written to the opposition UPND asking for their support in Parliament to invoke the provisions of Article 108 of the republican constitution and lay in the House the motion of impeachment of the Republican president Edgar Lungu. In a statement issued to QTV News, PeP President Sean Tembo says the impeachment is based ...

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2016 Auditor General’s report annoys TIZ

Wesley Chibamba

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has called for the arrest of the people responsible for the misappropriation of public funds highlighted in the 2016 Auditor General’s report. TIZ Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says it’s appalling to see the impunity with which public institutions are pilfering public resources every year. Mr. Chibamba states that public resources are being lost due to bad ...

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Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

Kevin Spacey is facing a number of sexual assault allegations

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault. The Sun newspaper said a man, aged 23 at the time, made a complaint on Tuesday about the alleged incident in the London borough of Lambeth. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault on a man from 2008. They would not confirm the ...

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Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

Mr Puigdemont has called for his colleagues to be released

A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium. The five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday when nine other ex-members of the regional government were taken into custody. One of those detained has been freed on bail of €50,000 ...

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