Daily Archives: November 25, 2017

CIZ observes the need to sensitize children on their rights

Sikamena Siyumbwa

Children International Zambia says there is need to sensitize children on their rights to help them in their development. Country Director Sikamena Siyumbwa has told Q-News that his organization is on the ground to sensitize and educate children on their rights as citizens. Mr. Siyumbwa says it is for this reason that Children International is upgrading a Police post in ...

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Zambia makes progress in terms of food security- FAO


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has described 2017 as challenging, but progressive in terms of food security. FAO country representative George Okechi tells Q-news that the organization helped government in implementing the farmers input support program during the 2016/2017 which saw a lot of famers benefit across the country. Mr Okechi says FAO helped the ministry of agriculture in ...

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Govt not serious towards the agriculture sector

Daniel Shimunza - MNT President

The Movement for National Transformation (MNT) says the delay in distributing farming inputs by government is an indication of lack of seriousness towards the agriculture sector. Party president Daniel Shimunza says the late delivery of inputs is likely to affect the maize harvest next year. Mr. Shimunza told Q-News that with the good rainfall pattern the country is receiving, it ...

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Kalomo’s farmers running out of patience


Chief Chikanta of the Tonga speaking people in Kalomo district says people in his chiefdom have run out of patience and has since started planting recycled maize and other seeds following the delay in activating the e-voucher cards. Chief Chikanta tells Q-news that farmers cannot wait any longer for the activation of the e-voucher cards. He says this is considering ...

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FODEP urges African Leaders to reform SADC

FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has noted the need to reform regional bodies such as the African Union and Southern African Development Community (SADC). FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe says this will help the regional bodies compel any member state that appears to be suppressing the political rights of the people. Mr. Chimfwembe says it is saddening to see ...

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Unleash bailiffs on ex-ministers who fail to pay back – Action Aid

ActionAid Country Director Nalucha Ziba

ActionAid Zambia says the Constitutional Court’s ruling on former ministers who remained in office illegally is a clear case of violation of the constitution which can warrant the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu. Country Director Nalucha Ziba tells Q-News that the ConCourt’s ruling is a clear indication that the head of state defied the constitution by allowing ministers to remain ...

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