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It is petty to debate MMD-PF bilateral – Kunda

MMD Muchinga Member of Parliament Howard Kunda

MMD Deputy National Secretary Howard Kunda says it is petty for some people to talk ill of the MMD bilateral working relations with the ruling PF. Mr. Kunda, who is also MMD Muchinga Member of Parliament, says he has been following the escalating debates that are going on in Zambia with particular reference to the working relations between the MMD ...

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Lungu orders upholding of Forests Act provisions

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure that all timber extraction and other forestry-related activities are conducted within the provisions of the Forests Act of 2015. The Head of State says perpetrators of illegal forestry-related activities must be brought to book. Speaking during the tree planting ceremony in Lusaka today, President Lungu says ...

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Lungu challenged to clarify recent directive to Mwila

President Edgar Lungu

The Non Governmental Organizations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has challenged President Edgar Lungu to clarify the position of the party with regard to the directive by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila on running of markets and bus stations. The organization feels that the directive by Mr. Mwila is not only irresponsible but criminal and a gross disregard of the law by ...

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Zambia to continue promoting Peace, stability – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu and his Vice Inonge Wina

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia will continue to play an active role within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region and beyond to promote and maintain peace and stability. The Head of State says he will continue to reach out to his fellow leaders on the continent and all other heads of state and government in his collective efforts towards ...

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Govt rules out delinking House of Chiefs from Ministry of Chiefs

Lawrence Sichalwe

Government has ruled out delinking the House of Chiefs from the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs. This is in spite of the concern earlier raised by the House of Chiefs during its last meeting with President Edgar Lungu in December last year in which it asked government to detach it from the Ministry. Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence ...

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Zambia, EC in €65M grant financing agreement

Zambia and European Commission have signed a 65 million euros Grant financing agreement for the Lusaka Transmission Distribution Rehabilitation Project. The agreement was signed this afternoon in Brussels, Belgium, between Finance Minister Felix Mutati and European Commissioner for International Development Neven Minica. Speaking during a consultative meeting after the signing ceremony, Mr. Minica says the European Commission is delighted to ...

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35 yr old Ndola impersonator goes in for 12 months

Magistrates-Court

The Nakonde Magistrates Court has sentenced a 35 year old man of Ndola to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence. Facts are that on 3rd January, 2017 the Zambia Police apprehended Joseph Mulenga in Nakonde for impersonation. Mr. Mulenga was masquerading as a ZRA Customs Officer in charge of the scanner at ...

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Zambian transport industry RTSA Bill ready

RTSA Chief Executive Office Zindaba Soko

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says its proposed Bill meant to address all changes in the Zambian transport industry is ready for presentation to Parliament. RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko says with such legislation the agency wants to change the current situation where roads in the Country appear more for use by motorists than pedestrians. Mr. Soko ...

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CTPD eyebrows AG report revelation on mines

The Center for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) says the revelations from the Auditor General’s report citing that six mining companies had been exporting more than permitted volumes of extracted minerals are very unfortunate for country like Zambia that is desperate need of maximum revenue for local economic growth. In the report, it is stated that six mineral exporters actually ...

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PF SG annoys opposition parties

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Political Parties have reacted angrily to the statement by PF Secretary General, Davies Mwila, instructing PF cadres to forcibly take over the running of markets and bus stations saying this is a criminal statement that borders on sedition and inciting lawlessness. The opposition FDD and UPND feel that this statement is a recipe for anarchy, public nuisance and a serious ...

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