Siavonga PF defends Siavonga DC

Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama

The ruling Patriotic Front in Siavonga District has refuted reports suggesting that Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has turned his office into a political party arena for receiving stage managed defectors to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF). PF Siavonga District Youth Chairman Parnody Chisinze has told QFM News via telephone that such reports are aimed at bringing confusion in the ...

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RTSA warns motorists ahead of U-20 Afcon

RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) says it has put in place measures to ensure safety for all road users during the Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations being hosted in Lusaka and Ndola. RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga says the agency will ensure road users follow all traffic rules and regulations during the tournament and beyond. ...

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MAZ confident of bumper harvest

MAZ National Coordinator Andrew Chintala

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says it is possible for the nation to record a bumper harvest despite many obstacles the farmers have faced during this farming season. MAZ National Coordinator Andrew Chintala says the Association was concerned about late delivery of farming inputs, the outbreak of army worms but government responded very quickly and positively. Mr. Chintala notes ...

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Lungu graces Nc’wala, calls for unity

President Edgar Lungu with paramount Chief Mpezeni - Pic by State House

President Edgar Lungu has observed the need for Zambians to live in harmony regardless of beliefs, denomination, tribe, race, political affiliation and backgrounds. The Head of State said this in Chipata District during the Nc’wala Ceremony Traditional ceremony at Mtenguleni Village. President Lungu says there is need for people to know that all citizens belong to this nation. He notes ...

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Mushimba clarifies on new SI

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Engineer Brian Mushimba has clarified that the new Statutory Instrument will see the PSV drivers only be allowed behind the wheel a total of 8 hours of continuous operation. This follows after stakeholders rejected the four hours period announced earlier which the Minister said was a miscommunication. Engineer Mushimba says the driver will be mandated to ...

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Chishimba gives govt 7 day ultimatum

Saviour Chishimba

United Progressive Peoples (UPP) Leader Dr. Savior Chishimba has given government a 7 day ultimatum to apologize to Zambians over the Malawi – Zambia maize gate scandal. The UPP Leader has also asked Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga to withdraw her earlier statement over the maize deal between Zambia and Malawi. Ms Mulenga had said the Zambian Government was not ...

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IMF Team coming next month – Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the consultative process for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported program will soon be completed and presented to Cabinet in readiness for a team from the fund which will be coming to Zambia next month. The Minister was speaking to investors and British government officials at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in ...

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Zambia has potential to reduce mealie meal prices to K30 – ZCF

James Chirwa ZCF Director General

Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF) Director General James Chirwa says it is possible to reduce mealie-meal prices from K95 to K30. Mr. Chirwa says this is possible if farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector come up with new mechanisms and strategies aimed at increasing production. He says there is an urgent need for the country to improve on the ...

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MISA Zambia urges media to unite


Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia has urged the media in the country to stand united IN defending press freedom. MISA Zambia Chairperson Helen Mwale says MISA is saddened by what has been happening to some media houses in the country. Ms. Mwale says MISA shares the view of stakeholders who have observed that press freedom in Zambia is ...

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ZIPAR welcomes reduction of policy rate

ZIPAR Senior research fellow Caesar Cheelo

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has described the move by the Bank of Zambia to reduce the policy rate from 15.5% to 14% as a step in the right direction. ZIPAR Senior research fellow Caesar Cheelo notes that the reduction policy coupled with the reduction of the overnight facility rate and the statutory ratio will make ...

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