OYV urges urgent convention on Bill of Rights referendum

Operation Young Vote Executive Director Guess Nyirenda

Operation Young Vote (OYV) has observed the need for stakeholders to urgently convene and chat the way forward with regards the referendum on the bill of rights. OYV Executive Director, Guess Nyirenda says his organization has welcomed and is in agreement with President Edgar Lungu’s stance that the country has no money at the moment to hold another referendum. Mr. ...

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Rainbow is now stable- Chikwelete

Robert Chikwelete 2

The Rainbow Party says it has now recovered from the turbulence it went through during and after the August 11, 2016 general election. National Coordinator Robert Chikwelete says his party is stable and focused on rendering credible checks and balance notwithstanding the number of members it lost last year. He has attributed his party’s ability to rise from its challenging ...

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There is no hostility between chiefs and govt – Sichalwe

Lawrence Sichalwe

Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence Sichalwe says there is no hostility between chiefs and the government as claimed in some sections of society. Mr. Sichalwe says the issue that is referred to as the source of conflict between the government and the chiefs was sorted out a long time ago. He explains that the issues that were raised by ...

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Flashing out of moral decay should start with govt – CCZ

Matale Suzanne

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) is happy with President Edgar Lungu’s acknowledgement of the extent to which moral decay has infiltrated the Zambian society. CCZ General Secretary Suzanne Matale says it is good that President Lungu has taken note of an issue her organization has been raising for a long time now. In an interview with QTV News, ...

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1.2 million people live with HIV in Zambia

Health Deputy Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in Zambia as at the end of 2016. Dr Chilufya told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that Lusaka and Western Provinces have the highest HIV prevalence rates of 16.1 percent and 16 percent respectively. Dr Chitalu says Muchinga and North Western provinces had the ...

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Kitwe man electrocuted while stealing ZESCO cables

A man of Kitwe on the Copperbelt was last night electrocuted in a botched mission to steal ZESCO power cables. ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata says Justice Mwaba of unknown address received electric shock as he attempted to steal Zesco cables from a transformer. Mr. Kapata says the victim sustained very serious chest and head burns. He says he is currently ...

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Lusaka youths petition Matibini against UPND MPs


Some Lusaka Youths have petitioned Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini demanding action be taken against UPND Members of Parliament for shunning President Edgar Lungu’s address to parliament. In their petition to the Speaker, the youths contend that the boycott by UPND MPs is an insult to the people of Zambia hence the need to take action against ...

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Sumaili announces tough measures to curb false churches


National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili has announced tough measures to curb the mushrooming of false churches and prophets in the country. In a ministerial statement to Parliament today, Reverend Sumaili says her ministry is working with the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) and the ministry of commerce to make it mandatory through a legal instrument for ...

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PF MPs bombard Speaker with Points of Order


Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini was today bombarded with points of order by Members of Parliament mostly from the ruling Patriotic Front pertaining to the boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address by UPND Members of Parliament last Friday. Dr Matibini who acknowledged that the points of order raised were unprecedented was forced to put ...

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IBA issues 153 TV and Radio licenses

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has to date issued a total of 153 broadcasting licenses Countrywide. Of these 43 are TV licenses while 110 are radio licenses. Speaking during a quarterly media briefing in Lusaka, Acting IBA Director General Eustace Nkandu said of the issued licenses, Lusaka accounts for 39 TV stations and 28 radio stations. Mr. Nkandu says the ...

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