Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

ANC decides Zuma must go ‘urgently’

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South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country. But despite the ANC’s top leadership deciding to “recall” him “urgently”, the scandal-hit Mr Zuma was still in power on Tuesday. He is expected to respond to the request on Wednesday, an official said. He had already told them ...

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UPPZ bewail street vending ban

Charles Chanda

United, Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda says the decision by the Government to completely ban street vending will lead to an increase in criminality in the country. Mr. Chanda has told Journalists in Lusaka that this is because most of the people who were surviving on street vending will have nothing to do apart from engaging in ...

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Teachers’ code of Ethics launched

Teaching Council of Zambia Registrar, Dr. Ebby Mubanga

The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) has developed a code of ethics for teachers in the country. Speaking during the launch, General Education Minister Dennis Wanchinga, says the code of ethics should be able to redeem the teaching fraternity from embarrassing vices it has been entangled in. Dr Wanchinga says it is unfortunate that some teachers have lost their jobs ...

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ZFE resist National Health Insurance Bill

Wesley Chibamba

The Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) and Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) have opposed the Ministry of Health’s decision to present the National Health Insurance Bill to Parliament without meaningful consultations with key stakeholders. The National Health Insurance Bill once passed will create an institution to be called National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) that will be given legal mandate ...

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FAZ announces super league kick off

Zambia Vs. Guinea game

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has announced that the 2018 Super League season will kickoff on FAZ Communications Manager Desmond Katongo says as per tradition, the season opening will be preceded by the Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield semi-final clashes that will kick off on 3rd March, 2018 with the final slated for 10th March 2018 at Nkoloma stadium. ...

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Kim Jong-un calls for further reconciliation

This handout photo by KCNA shows Kim Jong-un, who appears to be supported by Ms Kim Yo-jong on his left and Mr Kim Yong-nam on his right

North Korea’s leader has called for a “further livening up” of the “warm climate of reconciliation” with the South created by the Winter Olympics. Kim Jong-un, whose nuclear bomb and missile tests have stoked international tension, praised the South for hosting his state at the games in Pyeongchang. Kim’s apparent Games charm offensive was led by his sister Kim Yo-jong. ...

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‘breathalyzers, remedy to end drunkenness in schools’- NUPPEZ

NUPPEZ President Victor Muyumba

National Union of Public and Private Educators of Zambia (NUPPEZ) Executive Director Victor Muyumba says it is strange to see some teacher organizations being against the introduction of breathalyzers in schools. Mr. Muyumba says there is need to support the Teaching Service Commission in its quest to curb drunkenness among teachers. He says if some teacher organizations are against the ...

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Govt urged to stick to it’s commitment on debt accumulation

Business and Financial Analyst Blessings Kafwanka

Business and financial analyst Blessings Kafwanka has reminded government of the need to stick to the commitment it has made not to accumulate unnecessary debt this year in order to avoid creating more stress on the national treasury. Mr. Kafwanka tells Q news that the 1.8 billion kwacha allocated towards debt servicing in January 2018 was a bit on the ...

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UNZA vows to improve sanitary conditions before reopening

University of Zambia

The University of Zambia is optimistic of meeting the standards set by health inspectors for the reopening of the institution by the end of February 2018. UNZA Registrar Sitali Wamundila told journalists during a conducted tour of the Great East road campus that K1 million has been spent on the rehabilitation works in readiness of the re-opening of the institution. ...

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Kampyongo says Zambia won’t be turned into a totalitarian state

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo says the PF Government has no intentions of turning Zambia into a totalitarian state. Mr. Kampyongo says his ministry will however, continue to implement and enforce the Public Order Act in its current form. He has told QTV News that people should not complain about the Act, but rather follow its provision to avoid being ...

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