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Lungu won’t interfere in Maize Price

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President Edgar Lungu says he will not interfere with the maize price set by the Food Reserve Agency. The Food Reserve Agency has announced that it will buy a 50kg bag of maize at K60 compared to the K85 it was the same quantity last year. President Lungu says the price is determined by the market and that no one ...

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Govt flags off NHFC for 2017

Dr. Kennedy Malama

Government has flagged-off the National Health Facility Census (NHFC) for 2017. Speaking during the flag-off ceremony, acting ministry of health permanent secretary, health services Dr Kennedy Malama said the exercise is extremely important for the health sector as data collected would be useful for policy formulation. Dr Malama says despite the achievements scored in the health sector in the recent ...

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Police arrest 12 people of arson

Kakoma Kanganja - Inspector General of Police

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has disclosed that the number of people arrested in connection with the recent cases of arson and sabotage has increased from 11 to 12. Mr. Kanganja says the police are continuing to investigate the cause of the inferno that swept through part of City market and other arson cases. The Police chief says the ...

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Expelled Kambwili goes to court

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Expelled Patriotic Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has challenged his expulsion from the ruling party in court. Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila says Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has written to the party informing them that Mr Kambwili has challenged his expulsion in Court. Mr Mwila says the party had written to the Speaker asking him ...

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Lungu challenged to fire corrupt Ministers

YALI President Andrew Nthewewe

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has called on president Edgar Lungu to fire the corrupt ministers he hinted he would fire in November last year. YALI President Andrew Nthewewe has bemoaned lack of action in the fight against corruption by the president. Mr. Nthewewe says it is high time President Lungu walked the talk in the fight against corruption ...

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Economic recovery programme on course- Mutati

Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government is on course in securing the international monetary fund (IMF) economic recovery programme. Mr. Mutati says government is doing everything possible to see to it that it continues the economic and social reforms that are so vital to sustaining Zambia’s fragile economy. he says the overall economic assessment of the IMF is quite favorable ...

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Maize price announced by FRA a mockery to farmers- Kayula

Dr. Frank Kayula

THE National Union for Small-scale Farmers of Zambia (NUSFAZ) has described as a mockery to farmers the K60 the Food Reserve Agency will pay for a 50kg bag of maize. Union Director General Dr. Frank Kayula says government should have instead maintained last year’s price of K85 per 50kg to enable farmers realize a profit. Dr. Kayula says it is ...

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Police arrest student for defaming President Lungu

Esther Katongo

Police have arrested a 35-year-old student of DMI St Eugene University in Lusaka for defaming President Edgar Lungu on facebook. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Edward Makayi created a facebook account in the name Royson Edwards M which he used to author and post defamatory remarks between April and July, 2017 targeting at President Lungu, Home Affairs Minister, Stephen Kampyongo, ...

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ZANEC guides stakeholders on SDG no 4

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The Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has challenged Government, Civil society organizations and the community at large to take full responsibility in ensuring that Zambia achieves the Sustainable Development Goal number 4. SDG number four aims at ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. ZANEC chairperson Kabika Kakunta says accessible and inclusive quality education is a ...

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