Daily Archives: February 10, 2018

Tayali happy UNZA, CBU will reopen

EEP President Chilufya Tayali

Economic and Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali says Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo has shown leadership in reopening the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Copperbelt University (CBU) before month end. The EEP leader on Thursday staged a lone protest demanding that Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo re-opens the two public universities closed following the outbreak of Cholera. ...

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Zambia in flash floods

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba (Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says in the last seven days most parts of Zambia have experienced continuous rainfall resulting in flash floods and floods in selected areas of the country. Mr. Mushimba says the western half of Zambia that includes Lusaka, Central, North Western, Western, and Southern Provinces have been mostly affected by rainy conditions. He says this ...

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MMRP Manganese Mine invests US$15m in Mansa Mine

Manganese Mining

MMRP Manganese Mine Limited intends to invest US$15 million in the establishment of the mine, processing plant and Biomas Energy plant in Chief Chisunka’s Chiefdom in Mansa District of Luapula Province. Speaking at the ground breaking event for works to commerce at the mine in Mansa today, MMRP mining Chairman Raj Pousapaii says the manganese mine which is expected to ...

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Govt intends to engage volunteers to teach in rural areas

General Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe

General Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe says the ministry is considering engaging volunteers to help out in teaching in rural schools while the ministry considers employing more teachers. Mr. Tukombe has acknowledged that schools in rural areas have inadequate teachers, a situation that compromises the quality of education for pupils. He says the ministry is considering engaging school leavers with ...

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Finnish envoy speaks out on corruption in Zambia

Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen

Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen has observed there is a lot of talk on the fight against corruption in Zambia which is not accompanied by action. Mr Olkkonen says there is lack of action against those cited in the Auditor General’s report for misappropriation of public funds. He has told Q-news that government should consider giving the Anti-Corruption Commission ...

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