Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

World bank hails Govt

World Bank Country Manager for Zambia Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg

World Bank Country Manager for Zambia Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg has noted with gratitude the significant progress the Zambian government has made in the economic reforms outlined in the Economic Stabilization and Growth Programme. Ms Ruthenberg believes even cases of misappropriation cited in the Auditor General’s report will be reduced when these reforms are fully implemented. She adds that the announcement by ...

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CBU lecturers down tools

CBU

The Copperbelt University academic members of staff have resolved to down tools over delayed November salaries. Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) General Secretary Willie Ngosa the workers have resolved to withdraw labour effective today,6th December until such a time when they have been paid their delayed salaries. Mr Ngosa says the measure is meant to enable their members go out ...

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DEC arrests five farmers for cannabis cultivation

The Drug Enforcement Commission through the Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) in Lusaka has arrested an export controller of a named transport company for money laundering and being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime, contrary to the laws of Zambia. Commission deputy public relations officer Kamufisa Manchishi says particulars of the offences are that on dates ...

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Mutati acknowledges debt nearing unsustainability levels

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government acknowledges and accepts that the levels of the country’s debt are approaching unsustainability levels. Mr. Mutati says this is the more reason why the government is slowing down on borrowing in order to reach sustainability. He says Zambia’s external debt currently stands at 32% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while internal debt is at ...

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Yorum Phiri welcomes revised SI 76 of 2017

Zambia Police Road Traffic Division Superintendent Yorum Phiri

Zambia Police Road Traffic Division Superintendent Yorum Phiri has urged truck drivers to use their lights at night properly following the revision of the Statutory Instrument (SI) 76 of 2017 which has allowed only trucks and goods vehicles to operate 24/7. Mr. Phiri has told QTV News in an interview that truckers should be mindful and use the lights properly ...

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Corruption in traffic sector worries former minister

William Harrington Former Transport and Communications Minister

Former Transport and Communications Minister William Harrington says plans to ensure that erring motorists who violate traffic rules are made to pay through the banks is not a solution to ending corruption on the roads. Mr. Harrington says there is still room for the motorist and a traffic officer to engage in corruption but not issuing out a receipt for ...

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UPPZ oppose extension of presidential term

Charles Chanda

United, Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda has opposed suggestions by President Edgar Lungu of increasing the term of office from five to ten years saying the Head of State maybe to drunk with power. President Lungu is quoted saying a Presidential tenure must be increased to 10 years so that a Head of State does not worry ...

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Mutati lying about IMF deal – FDD

Antonio Mwanza

The opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) says Finance Minister Felix Mutati should stop misleading the nation with regards the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza has accused the Finance Minister of not been honest with regards to the debt situation Zambia is currently in. He tells QTV News that, contrary to the lies ...

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John Oliver tackles Dustin Hoffman over harassment allegations

Dustin Hoffman has said he has "the utmost respect for women"

John Oliver has confronted Dustin Hoffman in a tense public discussion about allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against the actor. Hoffman defended himself after Anna Graham Hunter alleged he groped her on a film set when she was 17, in 1985. The actor questioned Ms Graham Hunter’s claims, asking Oliver: “Do you believe this stuff that you’re ...

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Malta blogger murder: Three charged with Caruana Galizia killing

Caruana Galizia was an investigative journalist

Three men have been charged with the murder of Maltese investigative journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. Brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio, aged 55 and 53, and Vincent Muscat, 55, all pleaded not guilty. They were also accused of possession of bomb-making material and weapons. Caruana Galizia died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near ...

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