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ATI,Political party bill 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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YALI confident of positive outcome from commonwealth dialogue

Andrew Nthewewe

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) president Andrew Nthewewe has advised political parties in the country to desist from politics of antagonism. Mr Nthewewe says this is in order to avoid jeopardizing the impending political dialogue facilitated by the Commonwealth. He tells Q-news that the delay in the commencement of the dialogue might lead to politicians engaging in politics of antagonism. ...

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MPs urged to protect Zambia’s diplomatic relations

Prof. Nkandu Luo

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Nkandu Luo has advised Members of Parliament against talking ill of heads of state of neighboring countries for the sake of protecting Zambia’s diplomatic relations. Professor Luo was responding to a question by Mazabuka central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo on what the purpose of the recent visit to Zambia by DRC president Joseph Kabila was. ...

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Alex Ng’oma against president Lungus impeachment

Dr. Alex Ng'oma

Political Analyst Alex Ng’oma says it is unnecessary for Members of Parliament to move a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu, saying he has not committed any impeachable offence. Dr Ng’oma says the people calling for the impeachment of the President should give constitutional reasons why they are eager to impeach him. He has since advised Members of Parliament to ...

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NRDC not sold- Govt

Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo

Government has maintained that the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) has not been sold. Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo has told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that government hs only signed a memorandum of understanding with AVIC International for the development of a new NRDC in Shibuyunji district. He says the intention by government to move the college to the ...

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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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Chola advises against ‘unnecessary transfers’

Bellion Chola

Advocacy Against Child Abuse and Gender Based Violence has observed that job transfers in both the public and private sectors have greatly contributed towards to divorces in the country. Organization Executive Director Bellion Chola has since advised government and private sector employers to consider the marital status of individuals before transferring them to other towns. Mr Chola says these transfers ...

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PF disowns tissue bearing president Lungus portrait

tissue

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has disowned images of toilet paper bearing President Edgar Lungu’s portrait circulating on social media. PF media director Sunday Chanda says the images are malicious aimed at bringing the name of the President into disrepute. He says party will not hesitate to report people circulating the images to the relevant investigative wings for defaming the ...

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K64 million used in cholera fight

Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya (Picture by Nakaonga Nakaonga)

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government disbursed over K64 million to fight the cholera epidemic which broke out in October year. Dr Chilufya says the K64 million so far used to fight the cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 85 lives countrywide was drawn from the treasury. Dr Chilufya said this in Parliament in response to a question by ...

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2021 ballot papers to be prepared locally- WINA

Inonge M Wina - Republican Vice President - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Vice President Inonge Wina says Government remains committed to ensuring ballot papers for the 2021 general election are printed locally. Ms Wina says once the Government Printing Department meets the specific technical security requirements for undertaking the assignment as well as adherence to the Zambia Public Procurement Authority regulations; it will be able to print the ballots. Responding to a ...

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