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Secretary to Cabinet challenged to state how much ex-ministers owe

Governance Activist David Kapoma has challenged the Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska to tell the nation how much each of the Ministers who remained in office illegally following the dissolution of parliament in 2016 is supposed to pay back. The Constitutional Court on Friday last week maintained that the 64 former ministers must pay back the money they received ...

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SAFADA laments delayed activation of e-voucher cards

The Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) SAYS farmers are tired of government’s continued delay in activating the e-voucher cards under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has indicated that the e-voucher cards might be activated by 30th November, 2017 once funding is received from the ministry of finance. SAFADA Executive Director Boyd Moobwe tells Q ...

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Lungu to attend Mnangagwa swearing-in

Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has refuted media reports that former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking asylum in Zambia. And the Foreign Affairs Minister says President Edgar Lungu will attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the presidents of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Mr. Kalaba has told journalists in Lusaka that President Lungu is tomorrow 24th November expected to attend the swearing-in ...

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Chief Justice Mambilima is well

CJ covoy accident

The Judiciary has dispelled reports circulating on social media platforms suggesting that Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has been involved in a car accident. In a statement, Judiciary Public Relations Officer Kalumba Chisambisha says the accident in question, which happened yesterday around 16:00 hours about 8 Kilometers North of Prospect Police station on the Great North road involved one of the ...

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DEC,Police not in receipt of NGO embezzlement report

Esther katongo ZP

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) and the Zambia Police Service have refuted media reports suggesting that the Department for International Development (DFID) has reported three Non-governmental Organisations for embezzling US$3.5 million. The Zambia Accountability Project (ZAP) comprising NGOs among them; Zambia National Women’s Lobby, the Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD), Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP), ...

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Chief Chitanda calls for teachers’ support towards re-entry policy

Chief Chitanda of Chibombo district has called for increased support from teachers towards the school re-entry policy. Speaking through his advisor Yuka Kaputula, Chief Chitanda says teachers especially in his chiefdom offer little support to pupils who get back in school after getting pregnancy or being withdrawn from marriages. The traditional leader has notes that teachers are the major source ...

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Nothing illegal about ‘Paradise papers’ link – HH

HH broke

ND leader Hakainde Hichilema says there is nothing illegal about his links to AfNat Resources Limited, a Bermuda company named in the latest leak dubbed “the Paradise papers” where he served as a Director. The papers are a huge batch of leaked documents mostly from offshore law firm Appleby, along with corporate registries in 19 tax jurisdictions, which reveal the ...

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World Bank nods Zambia’s doing business strides


Government has pledged to continue with reforms aimed at making it easier for the private sector to conduct business, despite Zambia being one of the ten economies showing the most notable improvement in doing business. Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame said this during a joint press briefing with visiting World Bank Group Manager-Doing Business Unit ...

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COMESA calls for increased investment in the region

Sindiso Comesa

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has noted the need for more and increased investment amongst member countries in the region. Mr Ngwenya notes that despite countries in the COMESA region having an annual growth rate of 5.4 percent, it is a jobless growth rate as there is lack of investment and therefore jobs ...

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Dr Chilufya calls for harnessing of nuclear science

Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says significant strides have been made in reviewing the ionizing radiation protection Act in order to protect the public from harmful radiation effects. Dr Chilufya says this has been backed by the Russian Radiation Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Speaking when he officiated at the mid-term project coordination meeting of the regional project ...

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