Daily Archives: November 23, 2017

Secretary to Cabinet challenged to state how much ex-ministers owe

Governance Activist David Kapoma has challenged the Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska to tell the nation how much each of the Ministers who remained in office illegally following the dissolution of parliament in 2016 is supposed to pay back. The Constitutional Court on Friday last week maintained that the 64 former ministers must pay back the money they received ...

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SAFADA laments delayed activation of e-voucher cards

The Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) SAYS farmers are tired of government’s continued delay in activating the e-voucher cards under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has indicated that the e-voucher cards might be activated by 30th November, 2017 once funding is received from the ministry of finance. SAFADA Executive Director Boyd Moobwe tells Q ...

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Lungu to attend Mnangagwa swearing-in

Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has refuted media reports that former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking asylum in Zambia. And the Foreign Affairs Minister says President Edgar Lungu will attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the presidents of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Mr. Kalaba has told journalists in Lusaka that President Lungu is tomorrow 24th November expected to attend the swearing-in ...

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Barca, Chelsea advance; United lose

Barcelona 0 - 0 Juventus

Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Argentina star Lionel Messi in Turin, later introducing him as a second-half substitute as a 0-0 draw against Juventus sent the five-time European champions through ...

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Addressing housing deficit needs an integrated plan – ZIP

ZIP President Cooper Chibomba

The Zambia Institute of Planners (ZIP) has observed the need for the nation to come up with an integrated plan in addressing the housing deficit in the country which is projected at 3 million by 2030. ZIP President Cooper Chibomba tells QTV News that the ministries of Lands, Local Government and Housing and Infrastructure should secure land across the country ...

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Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre

PNG authorities have given asylum seekers a deadline to leave, the former detainees say

Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre since it was shut down on 31 October, citing fears for their safety. On Thursday, men inside the camp said that PNG police had ...

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‘Sex Party Teachers’ should be expelled – Chola

Bellion Chola

Advocacy against Child Abuse and Gender based Violence has called for the sacking of the four teachers engaged in a sex party with pupils believed to be minors in Mkushi district. The organization feels transferring the teachers or suspending them is not enough punishment for what they have done. Advocacy Executive Director Bellion Chola tells Q-News via telephone that this ...

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Chikuse urges politicians not to ‘rape’ constitution

RPP Secretary General Leslie Chikuse

Governance Activist Leslie Chikuse has cautioned politicians against what he has termed as ‘raping’ the republican constitution considering the consequences of such acts. Mr. Chikuse is concerned that some politicians are developing the tendency of violating the constitution. He says leaders should be in the forefront of respecting the supreme law of the land. Mr. Chikuse notes that the recent ...

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Ministers should pay back with interest – Zimba

ISCZ President Suzyo Zimba

Islamic Supreme Council of Zambia (ISCZ) President Suzyo Zimba says there is need for the 64 former Ministers to pay the money they received during their illegal stay in office with interest. Mr. Zimba says the former Minister remained in office with the full knowledge of what the Constitutional Court judges said after the dissolution of Parliament. He says in ...

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Ng’oma urges politicians to learn lessons from Zim

Dr. Alex Ng'oma

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma says the political development in Zimbabwe has demonstrated that political power belongs to the people. Dr. Ng’oma says people have the power to withdraw the powers that have vested in their leaders. Dr Ng’oma has commended the Zimbabwean people for the manner they conducted themselves. He says the rest of Africa should emulate the Zimbabweans ...

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