Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

Russian spy: Police seek to identify nerve agent source

Counter-terrorism officers are working to uncover the origin of the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury. The pair are still critically ill after being found on a bench in Salisbury. A police officer, who was in intensive care, is now “engaging and talking with people” but the situation ...

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Sinkamba opposes Nuclear power plant

Peter Sinkamba

The opposition green party has opposed government’s intentions to develop a nuclear power plant with a capacity to generate about 2,000 megawatts of electricity. Party president peter sinkamba says the insistence by government to go ahead to set up a nuclear power plant is extremely distressing. Mr. Sinkamba says government should not think that managing nuclear waste is like managing ...

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Govt urged to carry out a survey to ascertain how many mining entities are dormant

ESMAZ President Victor Kalesha

Government has been urged to carry out a quick survey in order to ascertain why some mining entities have remained that have held on to titles have remained dormant before they are threatened with cancellation of licenses. Association President Victor Kalesha has revealed that the association engaged the ministry of mines several times and unfortunately no one had taken interest ...

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Govt commissions three newly re-manufactured Zambia railways locomotives

Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communication Minister Brian Mushimba has commissioned three newly re-manufactured Zambia railways locomotives which are part of a us$7.5 million. Eng. Mushimba says the three remanufactured locomotives are the first to be delivered out of the 10 locomotives under a us$25 million contract between Zambia railways limited and SMH rail of Malaysia. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the ...

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Madzimawe Foundation records 92 cases of GBV

Senior Chief Madzimawe

The Madzimawe Foundation anti gender based violence office has recorded 92 cases of gender based violence in the first quarter of 2018. And the GBV office recorded a total of 300 gender based violence cases in the year 2017. Senior Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni speaking people explained that of the 92 cases recorded,32 are emotional cases, 21 child marriage ...

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TALC advises govt to maintain Free Medical Programme

Felix Mwanza

Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) has advised government to maintain its commitment to the Free Medical Programme (FMP). TALC National Coordinator Felix Mwanza has observed that any future plans to merge the FMP with an National Health Scheme should not compromise the existing entitlements to free health care or involve the re-introduction of user fees. Mr. Mwanza has however ...

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Govt urged to consider reducing toll fees charged on motorists

Maxson Nkhoma  - CSPR Eastern Provincial Coordinator

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Eastern province has urged the government to consider reducing toll fees charged on motorists when passing through toll gates. CSPR Eastern Province Coordinator Maxson Nkhoma tells QFM News via telephone that while CSPR fully supports government policy to introduce toll gates on all major roads as a way of increasing domestic tax ...

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Mwanza calls for the deregistration of political parties

Isaac Mwanza

Governance activist Isaac Mwanza has called for the deregistration of political parties that have failed to comply with the Constitution requirement to hold intraparty elections forthwith. And Mr. Mwanza has called on the government to begin tabling Bills in Parliament meant to give effect to certain provisions in the Constitution that have not yet been effected. Mr Mwanza, who is ...

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Mwaanga questions credibility of printing ballot papers locally


Veteran Politician Vernon Mwaanga has questioned the credibility of printing ballot papers locally considering the lack of confidence by stakeholders in the electoral process. Mr. Mwanga tells Q-news that the skepticism on the printing of ballot papers locally has been due to lack of confidence in Zambia’s electoral system by various stakeholders. He says it’s not an issue of the ...

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