Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

Sumaili calls for change of mindset in implementing 7NDP

National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili

National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili has called for a mindset and fundamental shift in the implementation of the 7th National Development Plan which is anchored on an integrated multi-sectorial approach. Speaking when she officiated at the launch of the a Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) publication titled “The importance of Mindset Shift in the implementation of ...

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Police record warn & caution statement from Kambwili

Chishimba Kambwili arriving at Lusaka Central Police

Police in Ndola have recorded a ‘warn and caution statement’ from National Democratic Congress (NDC) Consultant Chishimba Kambwili. This was after the police summoned the Roan Member of Parliament with four others for proposing violence. The charge slapped on Mr. Kambwili and four miners is based on a secret recording passed on to police. The NDC consultant was accompanied to ...

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ERB introduces ‘fuel marking’

ERB Chief Executive Officer, Langiwe Lungu

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) will from 15th February introduce a programme called fuel marking aimed at safeguarding the interest of all stakeholders in the petroleum industry. Fuel marking is a process of adding an invisible biochemical substance to all legitimately sold fuel in the country, and the subsequent monitoring of the marker concentration levels using appropriate proprietary detection equipment. ...

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Zambia to host Africa fiscal forum

Mutati explains

Zambia, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission, will this week on Thursday and Friday host the Africa Fiscal Forum. The Forum is an international event that brings together fiscal authorities from Ministries of Finance and Customs Organisations in Africa. A delegation from the IMF led by Roger Nord, IMF-African Department, arrives in the country ...

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Asia markets join global stock plunge

Asia markets join global stock plunge

Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as investors dumped stocks following heavy falls in the US in anticipation of higher interest rates. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index ended the morning session down 5.3% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 4.7%. It comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst drop in more than six years on Monday. A strengthening global ...

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YALI challenges ECZ

Isaac Mwanza

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has challenged the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to tell the nation why it’s not registering voters. YALI Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza tells QTV News that the ECZ must start taking its work seriously in preparation for the 2021 elections. Mr. Mwanza has wondered what the commission is doing to mobilise support from Zambia’s cooperating ...

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Zimba asks Lungu to end corruption

Political Scientist Zumani Zimba

Political Scientist Zumani Zimba says the recent resignation of Harry Kalaba as Foreign Affairs Minister citing corruption in government should prompt President Edgar Lungu to put an end to all alleged practices of embezzlement as well as the looting of the national resources by civil servants. In an interview with Q-News, Mr. Zimba says it is worrying that the Head ...

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Political parties oppose limiting presidency attempts

UPPZ President Charles Chanda

Some political parties have opposed plans by the Patriotic Front to move a motion in parliament limiting the number of attempts a presidential candidate make at the presidency. UPPZ President Charles Chanda says this should be left to the respective political parties to decide how many times a candidate can stand. Mr. Chanda tells Q-News that such a law would ...

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ZCSD demands removal of Presidential Immunity

ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) has called on Zambians to demand for the removal of Presidential Immunity from the Republican Constitution. ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape says his organization has acknowledged that modern democracy and politics may demand that leaders become more accountable and citizens hold them accountable at all times. Mr. Mwape is of the view that ...

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