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Govt sets aside K4m to empower street vendors

Moses Mawere

Government through the ministry of youth, sport and child development has set aside a K4 million as additional funds for the rolling out of the youth street vendors empowerment scheme to benefit 2,667 vendors. Delivering a ministerial statement in parliament today, youth, sport and child development minister Moses Mawere said government had disbursed K5 million to 2,225 youths in three ...

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Africa becoming increasingly frustrated, Lungu tells UN

EL UN

President Edgar Lungu says Africa is increasingly becoming frustrated with the lack of progress in the negotiations for a permanent United Nations Security Council seat. Addressing the plenary of the high level segment of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Lungu says for the UN to be effective and efficient there is need to ...

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Govt refutes corruption claims on Lusaka – Ndola dual carriageway

NCC Executive Director Charles Mushota

Government has dismissed assertions that there was corruption in the awarding of the contract for the construction of the 1.2 billion United States Dollars Ndola-Lusaka dual carriage way. Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota says there was no corruption in awarding of the contract to China Jiangxi International Corporation. He has told Q-news that China Jiangxi ...

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Govt defends procurement of 42 fire tenders

Vincent Mwale Local Government Minister

Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has defended the decision to procure 42 fire tenders at a total cost of US$42 million. Mr Mwale has told parliament in a ministerial statement in response to concerns raised by some members of the public on the cost of the fire engines that the fire trucks are custom made specifically designed to respond to ...

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Fourth mobile phone service provider coming

Brian-Mushimba

GOVERNMENT has given the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) the go-ahead to start the process of inviting bids for a fourth or fifth mobile-network provider. This follows Cabinet’s approval of the new licensing regime. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has encouraged ZICTA to do this in a transparent and open environment. He says the new mobile-network providers ...

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Govt to conduct a test print of ballot papers

Works and Supply Minister Matthew Nkhuwa

Works and Supply Minister Matthew Nkhuwa says government will conduct a test print of ballot papers using Government Printers in 2019 in readiness for 2021 general election. And Mr. Nkhuwa has assured the nation that the government will come up with security features for the ballot papers to address fears of rigging if ballot papers are printed locally. Mr. Nkhuwa ...

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PF supporter attacked by UPND supporters in Chilanga still alive – Police

Esther katongo ZP

Police have dispelled reports published in some quarters of the media suggesting that a Patriotic Front member who was assaulted during the just ended by-election campaigns in Kalundu area in Chilanga has died. Spokesperson Esther Katongo says during the by-election, Police received seven reports of assault from various complainants and that the Teacher only identified as Kalaluka who is said ...

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CiSCA concerned with violation of fundamental rights

Bishop J Mambo

The Civil Society Constitutional Agenda (CiSCA) is concerned with the systematic violation of fundamental human and constitutional rights by state actors in the country. CiSCA Chairperson Bishop John Mambo has told a media briefing in Lusaka that they are further concerned and troubled with the manner in which some constitutional office bearers such as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ...

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Govt to rehabilitate Parliament Motel

patrick matibini

Government has financed 10 million kwacha for the partial rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure, fixtures, and fittings at parliament motel in Lusaka. This came to light when the Minister of Finance Felix Mutati briefed the speaker of the national assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini on the measures taken by the treasury to ensure that members of parliament who do not ...

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PF maitains that it is still popular

Sunday Chanda - PF Media Director

Patriotic Front Media Director Sunday Chanda says the ruling party is grateful to Zambians that they still have confidence in the PF government. Mr. Chanda says the PF leadership under president lungu has proved that it is there to meet all the needs of the Zambian people and the party itself. He says the victory in Thursday’s bye election proves ...

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