Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

PF accuse liberal parties of wanting to promote gay rights in Africa

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda

The ruling Patriotic Front says Liberal parties, including the United Party for National Development (UPND), met in Ghana to adopt a common constitution that will support and promote gay rights in Africa. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says the UPND delegation included their Chairman for international relations Mulondwe Muzungu and Party spokesperson Charles Kakoma. UPND, with its partners appended their ...

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Plane crash kills pilot in Mwinilunga

Plane crash kills pilot

Three people have died on the spot after a Fuso Truck collided with a stationery truck along Great North Road early this morning. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says two others sustained injuries in the accident which happened at about 05:50 hours this morning along the Great North road, about one kilometre north of landless corner police post. She says involved ...

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Treasury releases K5.63 billion for Govt operations

Aerial view of Ministry of Finance

The Treasury released a total of K5.63 billion for developmental programmes and government operations in February, 2018 . Ministry of Finance Public Relations Officer Chileshe Kandeta says of this amount, a total of K2.14 billion was for personal emoluments for public service workers,K1.5 billion went towards debt service, and K799 million was released for grants while the remainder of K1.22 ...

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Tayali cautions govt to be sensitive when applying taxes

EEP leader Chilufya Tayali

Economic and Equity party (EEP) president Chilufya Tayali has called on the government to apply taxes while being sensitive to the economic status of the majority Zambians. Mr Tayali notes that despite raising the tax free income threshold from K1, 000 to K3, 000 in 2014, the ruling party has come up with other strategies to tax the common Zambian ...

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Cases of abandoned patients at UTH on the rise


The University Teaching Hospital (UTH says it has been recording an increase in cases of patients being abandoned by the relatives. UTH public relations officer Natalie Mashikolo says the hospital has been having cases of both babies and adults being abandoned by their relatives upon being admitted. She says the hospital has recently had cases of abandoned patients of which ...

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Recall Cold Meats – Mwamba orders South African retail chain stores in Zambia

Emmanuel Mwamba

Zambia’a High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba has called on South African retail chain stores operating in Zambia to recall ready-to-eat meat products imported from that country following expert confirmation that the products were a source of Listeria bacteria. Mr Mwamba says the withdrawal and recall of all ready to eat meat products from retail stores would help contain ...

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Italy election: Projections point to hung parliament

No single party has won a majority, early figures suggest

Italy is on course for a hung parliament after voters backed right-wing and populist parties, vote projections based on partial results suggest. Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi’s right-wing coalition looks set to win the most seats in the lower house of parliament. It is tipped to get 248-268 seats – below the 316 needed for a majority. Forming a government may now ...

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Matero residents bemoan poor sanitary condition


Residents of Lusaka’s Matero Township have turned their anger on Member of Parliament Lloyd Kaziya, accusing him of neglecting the community, and pointedly told him to resign. The residents accused Mr. Kaziya of continuing to take them for granted. The residents told q-news that they are unimpressed by the performance of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), whom they believe ...

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Planned impeachment motion will flop – Musukwa


Former government Chief Whip Richard Musukwa has charged that the planned impeachment process by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) and National Democratic Congress will be a flop and an exercise in futility. Mr. Musukwa says this is because Zambians expressed their confidence by voting for president lungu through the ballot box during the 2016 general election. And Mr. Musukwa has ...

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NCP dissapointed with UPND for boycotting NHB debate

NCP President Pastor Peter Chanda

The new congress party (NCP) has condemned united party for national development (UPND) members of parliament who walked out of parliament during the presentation of national health insurance bill. Party leader Peter Chanda has described the move as irresponsible. He says the move signified that the UPND do not understand their role in parliament. Mr. Chanda has expressed displeasure with ...

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