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CIZ observes the need to sensitize children on their rights

Sikamena Siyumbwa

Children International Zambia says there is need to sensitize children on their rights to help them in their development. Country Director Sikamena Siyumbwa has told Q-News that his organization is on the ground to sensitize and educate children on their rights as citizens. Mr. Siyumbwa says it is for this reason that Children International is upgrading a Police post in ...

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Zambia makes progress in terms of food security- FAO

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has described 2017 as challenging, but progressive in terms of food security. FAO country representative George Okechi tells Q-news that the organization helped government in implementing the farmers input support program during the 2016/2017 which saw a lot of famers benefit across the country. Mr Okechi says FAO helped the ministry of agriculture in ...

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Govt not serious towards the agriculture sector

Daniel Shimunza - MNT President

The Movement for National Transformation (MNT) says the delay in distributing farming inputs by government is an indication of lack of seriousness towards the agriculture sector. Party president Daniel Shimunza says the late delivery of inputs is likely to affect the maize harvest next year. Mr. Shimunza told Q-News that with the good rainfall pattern the country is receiving, it ...

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Kalomo’s farmers running out of patience

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Chief Chikanta of the Tonga speaking people in Kalomo district says people in his chiefdom have run out of patience and has since started planting recycled maize and other seeds following the delay in activating the e-voucher cards. Chief Chikanta tells Q-news that farmers cannot wait any longer for the activation of the e-voucher cards. He says this is considering ...

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FODEP urges African Leaders to reform SADC

FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has noted the need to reform regional bodies such as the African Union and Southern African Development Community (SADC). FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe says this will help the regional bodies compel any member state that appears to be suppressing the political rights of the people. Mr. Chimfwembe says it is saddening to see ...

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Unleash bailiffs on ex-ministers who fail to pay back – Action Aid

ActionAid Country Director Nalucha Ziba

ActionAid Zambia says the Constitutional Court’s ruling on former ministers who remained in office illegally is a clear case of violation of the constitution which can warrant the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu. Country Director Nalucha Ziba tells Q-News that the ConCourt’s ruling is a clear indication that the head of state defied the constitution by allowing ministers to remain ...

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Mumbwa farmers fail to contribute towards FISP

Serah Ngwenya

Some farmers in Mumbwa’s Nangoma area have failed to raise the four hundred kwacha counterpart funding towards the e-voucher for their cards to be activated. Mumbwa Women farmers’ representative Sara Ngwenya tells Q-News that some farmers mostly women in Nangoma area have failed to raise the counterpart funding for the e-voucher which is the basis for having the card activated. ...

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ZNWL calls on government to review Anti-Gender Based Violence strategies.

ZNWL Board Chairperson Beauty Katebe

  The Zambia National Women’s Lobby (ZNWL) has called on government to priotize monitoring and review of the enforcement and implementation of Anti-Gender Based Violence strategies. Board Chairperson Beauty Katebe says even though various strategies have been recommended for the prevention and reduction of GBV in Zambia, there is urgent need to monitor how these strategies are implemented. She says ...

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Nineteen new cholera cases recorded in Lusaka

Cholera breaks out in Lusaka

Nineteen new cholera cases have been recorded in lusaka with 41 patients currently under admission. In a statement, ministry of health head communications and external relations stanslous ngosa says the new cases have been recorded in chipata compound which has 10 cases, kanyama 6 and matero 3. Mr ngosa adds that the current admission cases are chipata 13, kanyama 12 ...

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Teaching Service Commission probes sex party teachers

Stanley M’hango

The Teaching Service Commission has instituted investigations into the reported case of sexual misconduct by some teachers who were caught having a sex party with pupils in Mkushi district. Commission Chairperson Stanley M’hango says those who will be found wanting will be disciplined accordingly. In a statement, Mr M’hango says the commission is deeply saddened by reports of sexual misconduct ...

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