Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Aqua Savanna Mineral water test negative Vibrio cholerae

Fairy Bottling Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Muhamad Sahili

Aqua Savanna Mineral water has tested negative to Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes Cholera,contrary to rumors that the water was contaminated with fecal matter. This was after the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) tested the mineral water following the rumor of the water being contaminated. Briefing journalists in Lusaka, Fairy Bottling Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Muhamad Sahili says after ...

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Luanshya Mayor cautions contractor working on sewerage installations

Luanshya Mayor cautions contractor working on sewerage installations

Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda has warned contractors engaged to undertake the multi-million Kwacha water and sewerage installations project to in the district to make sure the works are completed on time. Mr. Chanda says the contractors risk being surcharged or having their contracts terminated if they do not complete the works on time. He has told Q-news that though he is ...

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Chief Madzimawe advocates for more teachers in his chiefdom

Senior Chief Madzimawe

Senior Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni speaking people in Eastern province has appealed to the ministry of general education to help address the challenge of inadequate teachers in primary schools in his chiefdom. The traditional leader has to Q-news that the chiefdom has about 13 primary schools most of which only have two teachers. Chief Madzimawe has wondered how two ...

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Mulenga refuse to meet ZNBC workers in presence of private media

Mulenga refuse to meet ZNBC workers in presence of private media

A scheduled meeting between Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga and aggrieved ZNBC workers failed to take-off today after the minister insisted that the private media should not cover the deliberations. The workers had sought an audience with the minister to engage her on several challenges they have been facing over the years which include poor conditions of service ...

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Separated Siamese twins responding well – UTH

Doctors separating Siamese twins (Picture by Dr. Kachinga Sichizya)

One of the separated Siamese twins who has been connected to oxygen is said to be responding well and showing steady improvement. Giving an update on the condition of the twins who are still admitted to the University Teaching Hospitals intensive care unit, UTH Public Relations Officer Natalie Mashikolo said Bupe who is still being assisted with her breathing is ...

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Germany coalition talks: Merkel’s conservatives and SPD clinch deal

Angela Merkel's party suffered heavy losses in Germany's election last year

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have reached an agreement on a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU). A deal on the division of the key ministries was seen as the last major hurdle towards forming a coalition. The agreement looks set to end more than four months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September. Negotiators have been in ...

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Govt walking talk in fighting corruption – Msiska

Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska

Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska says government is walking the talk in the fight against corruption. Dr. Msiska says government is doing this by institutionalizing the fight against corruption through the formation of integrity committees in both public and private sector institutions. Speaking in Lusaka when he officially opened a workshop on the establishment of the construction sector Anti- ...

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Zambia recorded 30, 163 road accidents in 2017

Eng Brian Mushimba - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has disclosed that Zambia recorded a total of 30, 163 road accidents in which 1,989 lives were lost in 2017. Speaking during the official launch of the Road Safety Management System at RTSA Mimosa in Chilanga, Mr Mushimba says six lives are lost on Zambian roads daily, while 20 people are seriously injured with ...

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President Lungu takes a swipe at Law Enforcement Agencies

President Edgar Lungu (Pic by Albert Mpezeni)

President Edgar Lungu has taken a swipe at law enforcement agencies for their slow pace in investigating and prosecuting individuals cited in the Auditor General’s report. The Head of State is also hoping that the courts of law will expedite the process of hearing cases relating to misuse of public funds to deter would be offenders. Speaking in Lusaka during ...

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