Kampyongo cautions ‘cyber bullies’

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo has cautioned cyber-criminals, that the Zambia police service will not condone such kind of criminality this year. And the Home Affairs Minister has further more cautioned corrupt police officers across the country of stern action, saying no one will be protected when involved in corrupt activities. He says he will not condone lawlessness in the ...

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Govt disappoints SACCORD over POA

Boniface Cheembe - SACCORD Executive Director

The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is disappointed that Justice Minister Given Lubinda has ruled out the presentation of the Access to information Bill and the Public Order ACT in Parliament for enactment and amendment respectively during the current sitting. SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says the Public Order Act in its current form is ...

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PeP calls on govt to consider revising section 13 of NHI bill

PeP President Sean Tembo

Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) president Sean Tembo has called upon Government to consider revising Section 13 of the National Health Insurance Bill so that membership and contribution to the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme should be made optional rather than mandatory. He says this is because Section 13 of the draft Bill makes it mandatory for every Zambian of ...

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ATI bill and POA will not be presented-Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda

Justice Minister Given Lubinda has ruled out the presentation of the Access to information bill and the Public Order ACT in Parliament for enactment and amendment respectively during the current sitting. Mr. Lubinda says the current sitting is overloaded with other bill presentations and it will not be possible to table the two legislations. He says with regards the Public ...

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“Ubomba mwibala alya mwibala” stays

President Edgar Lungu (Pic by Albert Mpezeni)

  Acting leader of Government business in Parliament and Chief Whip Steven Chungu says President Edgar Lungu will not retract his recent use of a Bemba idiom “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala”. Responding to Mazabuka central member of parliament Garry Nkombo on what the president meant by such remarks and whether he would retract his statement, Mr. Chungu who was standing ...

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All six bodies of drowned pupils in Serenje retrieved

Kitwe District Commissioner Chanda Kabwe

Zambia Army Commandos from Mushili Unit in Ndola have today managed to retrieve all the six bodies of pupils who drowned in Poosa dam at Kachipapa farm in Serenje District of Central Province. Last Friday, six pupils, among them 2 girls, drowned, after a boat they were in capsized. The children, 12 in number from Poosa Primary School, were invited ...

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Govt considers 2022 as seat belt deadline

Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says government is considering moving the deadline for public service buses to have seat belts from January 2019 to January 2022. Mr. Mushimba says this is because discussions on having all buses fitted with seat belts have been very slow and are being met with challenges. He explains that one of the challenges is ...

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PF has departed from pro-poor policy-ZCTU

MUZ president Chishimba Nkole

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says the recent hike in fuel prices by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) clearly shows that the PF government has departed from its pro-poor policy. ZCTU President Nkole Chishimba says the fuel price hike will have a spiral effect on the workers across the country. He adds that the decision to hike the ...

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FODEP urges political parties to submit financial statements to registrar

FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe

The Foundation For Democratic Process (FODEP) has as urged all political parties to submit their financial statements of their accounts to the registrar of societies. This follows after Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo gave organizations such as political parties, churches and Civil Society organizations an amnesty to settle outstanding annual returns or Facede-registration. The amnesty, which runs through April ...

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Kabila’s Motorcade involved in an accident, 1 dies


Visiting Democratic Republican of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s motorcade has been involved in another accident along leopard’s hill road opposite Saudi Arabia and France Embassies. Zambia Police Service Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to q-news. Involved was Andrew Phiri aged 35 of Twikatane compound in Lusaka who was driving a Toyota Dyna a Mazda motor vehicle belonging to ...

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