Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

Mushimba warns social media abusers

Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has cautioned individuals abusing social media of stern action. Engineer Mushimba says ZICTA has the capacity to monitor what people are doing on social media and that one by one they will be cramped down and prosecuted. He says social media is a good platform and that people should stop abusing it. Engineer Mushimba ...

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Govt captures 846, 000 farmers under e-voucher system

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has disclosed that government has so far captured 846, 000 farmers under the e-voucher system out of the targeted one million farmers. Addressing journalists in Lusaka, Ms Siliya states that this represents an 84 percent catch rate. Ms Siliya says these farmers have already paid their K400 contributions so that they can start accessing the farming ...

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Corruption in Govt irks ZCCB

ZCCB President Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu

Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) President Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has expressed concern over the increasing incidence of corruption, and embezzlement of public funds in the country. Archbishop Mpundu has noted that corruption has become a troubling national issue. He is worried that corruption has become so pervasive in the country, with no solutions in sight. Speaking during a joint press ...

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Two Siavonga Cholera patients escape from Hospital

Lovemore Kanyama - Siavonga District Commissioner

Two Cholera Patients in Siavonga District of Southern Province last evening escaped from the hospital where they were receiving treatment. And Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has confirmed the development to QTV News via telephone that the two patients were later apprehended by Siavonga police last night at around 23hrs. Mr. Kanyama says this happened in full view of Siavonga ...

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Govt clarifies that churches have only been banned from congregating


Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has clarified that churches have only been banned from congregating but that people are free to pray from their homes or anywhere else they feel comfortable as individuals. And Mr. Mwale says bars have been allowed to operate from 11:00 to 19:00 just to keep the wheels of the economy running as government intensify the ...

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Chiteme replaces Mulusa as Malanji goes to Foreign Affairs


President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana PF Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning Development. President Lungu has also appointed Kwacha PF Member of Parliament Joseph Malanji as Minister of Foreign Affairs. President Lungu on December 27th, 2017 fired Minister of National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa. President Lungu also revoked the nomination of Mr. Mulusa as a ...

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Golden Globes 2018: Sexual harassment scandal dominates ceremony

Oprah Winfrey's speech was a memorable highlight for many

Powerful speeches and statements of unity have dominated the 75th Golden Globe awards. It was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment scandals, with stars wearing black to honour victims. Oprah Winfrey summed up the mood, saying “a new day is on the horizon” as she collected an honorary award. The big ...

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PF’s developmental agenda cheers Tayali

EEP President Chilufya Tayali

Economic and Equity Party leader Chilufya Tayali says he appreciates the patriotic front’s efforts in infrastructure development, but says it should focus on empowering local contractors. Mr. Tayali however say local contractors should change their mindsets and start working hard whenever they are given contracts. He says some local contractors are lazy and have a tendency of misusing resources whenever ...

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Messi on target for Barca, Real held

Lionel Messi is confronted by Levante keeper Ruben

Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over struggling Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday as the Catalans prepare to unveil Philippe Coutinho. Messi’s 365th goal in Spain’s top flight was followed by strikes from Luis Suarez and Paulinho as Barcelona stretched their lead at the top of the ...

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Kitwe records 2 cases of Cholera, Siavonga records 1

Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama

Kitwe district has recorded its first two cases of cholera involving children below the age of two. Kitwe mayor Christopher Kang’ombe says the epidemic has hit the mining town breaking out from two rural compounds, Zambia and Buchi. He says both young children are from unplanned settlements with poor sanitation conditions. Mr. Kang’ombe says Kitwe has 21 unplanned settlements which ...

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