Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

PF govt has liberalized Airwaves – Kampamba Mulenga

Kampamba Mulenga

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga says the ruling Patriotic Front has liberalized the airwaves as can be seen from the many radio and TV licenses issued across the country. Speaking during the PF Media Interactive Forum in Lusaka, Ms Mulenga says since 2011, the PF Government has issued over 115 radio licenses as opposed to the four radio ...

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ZRA smashes another organized fuel smuggling syndicate

Topsy Sikalinda - ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has unearthed a fuel smuggling scam at the Chirundu border post where 13 trucks falsely declared their consignment and avoided paying K2.8 million duty. ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says in the latest scam, the importer falsely declared the consignment as Jet A1 fuel, which is duty free, when in fact it was petrol ...

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ZCTU differs with Civil Service Commission Chair

CosmasMukuka ZCTU

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has differed with Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya on how to recover public funds misapplied and misappropriated by civil servants cited in the Auditor General’s report. ZCTU Secretary General Cosmas Mukuka says deducting money from personal emoluments of officers found guilty of misapplying and misappropriating public funds is not the best solution ...

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ZANACO launches mobile App

Zanaco

ZANACO has launched a mobile application that will enable its customers conduct cardless transactions on the bank’s automated teller machines (ATMs), pay utility bills and transfer money. Speaking during the launch, ZANACO Board Chairperson Charity Lumpa says it is essential for the bank to become a strong digital bank for the ultimate benefit of its customers, now that businesses is ...

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ACC re-open probe into fire tenders procurement

Fire tenders

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) says it has referred the matter pertaining to corruption allegations against former information and broadcasting service Minister Chishimba Kambwili to the Director of Public of Prosecutions for guidance. And the Commission says it is studying the 2016 Auditor General’s Report and has since taken up 20 cases that relate to its mandate. ACC Public Relations ...

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Govt cautions newly recruited teachers

Dr. Dennis Wanchinga

Government has warned newly recruited teachers against involving themselves in illicit activities. General Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga has advised teachers to keep away from activities that are likely to tarnish the image of the teaching profession such as examination malpractices, abuse of pupils among others. Dr. Wanchinga is urging the new teachers to exhibit professional behavior as they are ...

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Chola calls for concerted efforts in fight against GBV

Bellion Chola

The Advocacy against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence has called on stakeholders to intensify sensitization efforts on ending Gender Based Violence as the country observes the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The 2017 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is celebrated under the theme “Leave no one behind, end gender based violence now”. Advocacy ...

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YALI guides on holding political dialogue

YALI President Andrew Nthewewe

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) President Andrew Nthewewe says the current environment is not conducive for holding a successful political dialogue meeting. Mr. Nthewewe has since recommended that the UPND withdraws its case in the High Court relating to the presidential petition as it may not work well as far as reconciliation is concerned. He has also called on the ...

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Govt investigating unregistered contractors

Housing and Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota

Government says it is investigating reports that some unregistered contractors were awarded contracts which is against the set guidelines. Housing and Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota tells QTV News that government will fully pursue reports suggesting that some institutions awarded construction contracts to unregistered contractors. Mr. Mushota says the National Council for Construction (NCC) Inspection Department is actively following ...

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UPND challenges President Lungu to call for early elections

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The opposition UPND has challenged President Edgar Lungu to call for early elections following his statement that opposition parties are scared of meeting him in the 2021 elections. While featuring on a special program on ZNBC where he went to check on rehabilitation works to the studios, President Lungu said some people are scared of facing him in the next ...

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