Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Teenage pregnancy statistics stand at 29 percent

Victoria Kalima - Gender Minister

Gender Minister Victoria Kalima has disclosed that teenage pregnancy statistics stand at 29 percent. Ms Kalima says the Child marriage prevalence rate is at 31 percent, while HIV prevalence is at 8 percent for girls and 6 percent for boys compared to the adult population. She says the figures are high and need serious attention by all stakeholders. Speaking when ...

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CTPD commends ZRA for exposing the tax evasion scam

CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has commended the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) for exposing the tax evasion scam worth K76.5 billion in the extractive sector. The center has also welcomed intentions by the authority to undertake an extensive audit of mining companies. CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo says Zambia is a country rich in mineral wealth, but ...

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ZCID unveils dialogue roadmap

ZCID Chairperson Nathan Mulonga

The Zambia Center for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) has released a road map towards the holding of the Political Parties Dialogue meeting. ZCID Chairperson Nathan Mulonga had told journalists in Lusaka that the dialogue process will start with the holding of a National Democratic Stakeholders Summit from 14th May, 2018 which will facilitate for an inclusive dialogue process. Mr. Mulonga says ...

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Zambia’s reconciled debt stock stands at US$8.7 billion

Margret Mwanakatwe

Zambia’s reconciled debt stock has increased to US$8.7 billion, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has disclosed. Briefing journalists on the state of the economy in the first quarter of 2018, Mrs Mwanakatwe says the larger part of the increase is due to the reclassification of the US$500 million fuel debt that was reconsolidated in the external debt. She says domestic debt ...

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HH accuse Janet Rogan of helping PF to steal his votes

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema

The United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has accused United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Zambia Janet Rogan of helping the Patriotic Front (PF) steal its 2016 election. Mr. Hichilema alleges that Ms. Rogan assisted the ruling party manipulate elections. Mr. Hichilema has told journalists at a media briefing that he wants to meet ...

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Schools will close on 20th April, reopens on 14th May, 2018

Ministry Spokesperson Nondo Chilonga

The Ministry of General Education has announced that schools will close on 20th April, 2018 and reopen on May 14th, 2018. This is in order to catch up with the lost time as a result of the delayed reopening for the first term following the outbreak of Cholera. Ministry of General Education Spokesperson Nondo Chilonga tells Q-News in a statement ...

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Over 1 million suffer from food borne diseases in Zambia annually – FAO

FAO food and safety officer, Masani Tekeuchi

One Million, six hundred and thirty nine thousand people suffer from food borne diseases in Zambia annually, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has disclosed. FAO food and safety officer, Masani Tekeuchi has told Q-News that four hundred and twenty thousand (420,000) people die from the same diseases, out of six hundred million people affected globally. Ms.Tekeuchi says the figures ...

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SACCORD speaks against discouraging external players

Boniface Cheembe - SACCORD Executive Director

The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has advised stakeholders to desist from discouraging the international community who are trying to help the nation in national dialogue. SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says the nation still needs the assistance and support of the international community such as the Commonwealth in the dialogue process. Mr. Cheembe says ...

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AC Milan coach to stay until 2021

during the serie A match between AC Milan and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 18, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

AC Milan have extended coach Gennaro Gattuso’s contract for another three seasons to 2021 after their fiery former midfielder produced a dramatic change in fortune at the seven-time European champions. Gattuso had never coached a Serie A team before he was promoted from the youth side in November to replace Vincenzo Montella, who was sacked after a poor run of ...

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