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Lungu extends mandate of Voting Patterns Commission

President of Zambia His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during the UN Treaty Signing Event at the on-going High-Level Segment of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York USA on Tuesday 20 September 2016. PHOTO | CHIBAULA D. SILWAMBA | ZAMBIA UN MISSION

President Edgar Lungu has extended the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Political Violence to 30th November, 2017. Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Rowland Msiska has told QTV News that this is in exercise of the powers in Section 3 of the Inquiries Act. Dr. Msiska explains that the extension is contained in Statutory Instrument No ...

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ACU urges ratification of protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

The African Consumer Unit (ACU) has observed the need for Zambia to consider ratifying protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. ACU First Vice President Muyunda Ililonga says over years the country has reported cases of smuggling of tobacco products at its various border points claiming significant loss in revenue to the treasury. Mr. Ililonga says in order to ...

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UPND concerned HH’s treason case is dragging

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The opposition UPND has expressed concern that the Court case in which its leader Hakainde Hichilema is facing one count of treason is unnecessarily dragging on. UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango says her party finds it unfortunate that on Monday when the matter came up for ruling, the case had to be adjourned without the Court’s decision being read. Ms. ...

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Govt challenged over savings from removed subsidies on electricity

The opposition Party for National Unity (PNU) has challenged government to avail the nation with a figure of how much is being saved from the removed subsidies on electricity. PNU president Highvie Hamududu says government should also tell the nation where the monies being saved are going. Mr. Hamududu has told QTV News that there is a need to hold ...

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Titanium motors launches US$10M Volvo factory

Titanium motors Zambia limited has launched its first ever in Africa, US$10 million Volvo and UV trucks factory. Speaking during the launch of the facility last night Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe said the establishment of titanium motors in the transport sector is very beneficial in terms of providing their customers with an opportunity to participate in the ...

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There is no substitute to dialogue between PF and UPND – CISCA

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The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) says it still believes there is no substitute to sincere dialogue between the ruling PF and the opposition UPND. CiSCA further believes that the pre- condition of recognition of the presidency by the UPND being suggested by the PF leadership should essentially be the outcome of a dialogue process and not the basis for ...

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Govt rules out reintroduction of subsidies on electricity

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Government has ruled out the reintroduction of subsidies on electricity being produced and supplied within Zambia. Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government’s position still remains the same that no customer whether domestic or commercial will be subsidized on account of power. Mr. Mutati says this position includes mines notwithstanding the fact that they are the biggest consumers. He states that ...

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Govt has not done enough fiscal consolidation – Hamududu

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The opposition Party of National Unity (PNU) has expressed concern that Zambia has not done enough fiscal consolidation to engagement the International Monetary Fund (IMF). PNU president Highvie Hamududu says his party thinks that government should have done enough fiscal consolidation before engaging the IMF in its set out economic recovery program. Mr. Hamududu states that this is if the ...

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Lumwana on 4M tons of Uranium elevated ore

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Barrick Gold Lumwana Copper Mine is currently sitting on 4 million tons of unprocessed copper ore with elevated levels of Uranium. Head of Corporate Affairs Nathan Chishimba says the 4 million tons of the copper ore has accumulated since 2011. Mr. Chishimba says the copper ore which occurred with elevated levels of Uranium was mined from its Malundwe pit and ...

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Journalists urged to be sensitive

General Malimba Masheke

Journalists in the country have been urged to be sensitive when reporting especially on issues relating to conflict. Universal Peace Federation Chairman, General Malimba Masheke says the Media has a duty to preach a message of peace and reconciliation, as development without peace is not sustainable. Speaking during a conference on the role of the media in peace building in ...

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