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Kambwili’s hatred for Lungu will land him in ‘Hot Soup’ – PF

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) says former Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili’s hatred for President Edgar Lungu will soon land him in very deep waters. And the ruling party says before Mr. Kambwili can point fingers at others, he should do his self-introspection by telling the nation on the Luanshya Golf Course where he built villas. PF Media ...

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Sumaili calls for translation of Bible into local languages

Rev Sumaili

National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili has expressed concern that out of Zambia’s 72 ethnic groups, only less than 20 have the entire bible translated into their own language. Rev. Sumaili has observed the need to be proud of the languages as a nation and celebrate the country’s cultural diversity by promoting the use of the local ...

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Govt to ensure Public Service Wage Bill does not exceed 45%

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government will ensure that the Public Service Wage Bill does not exceed 45 percent of domestic revenues by 2020. Mr. Mutati says the Public Service Wage Bill currently absorbs over 51 percent of domestically generated resources, thereby crowding out domestically financed operational and capital expenditures. Mr. Mutati says in this regard, government is proposing to ...

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Depreciation of Kwacha worries ZUFIAW

Ackim Mweemba

The Zambia Union of Financial Institution and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW) has expressed concern with the recent continued depreciation in the value of the kwacha. ZUFIAW President Ackim Mweemba in a statement says the labour movement is worried that the continued downward trajectory in the value of the local currency will have severe impact on the living standards of workers and ...

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DEC nabs Accountant for money laundering activities

Theresa Katongo

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested an Accountant for money laundering activities involving K30, 000. Cosmas Tembo, 42, of House No. B148 Mtendere Compound in Lusaka has been arrested for attempting to obtain credit by false pretences, forgery, uttering of false documents and personation contrary to the laws of Zambia. Particulars ...

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Four survive Ndola fuel fire

Ndola City Council

Four people in Ndola escaped death after a house habouring almost 200 liters of fuel which is a highly flammable substance caught fire. Fire fighters who were called to the scene at 03:51hrs managed to save two of the four roomed house as well as the occupants. However, it was later established that the house had 50 litres of kerosene ...

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Corruption in Zambia has increased – TIZ

Wesley Chibamba

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says corruption in Zambia has increased and is wrecking havoc on the economy. Mr. Chibamba says this is because government is allegedly protecting certain corrupt individuals as evidenced from the acquittal of certain high profile individuals who have been taken to court for corruption. He says government has failed to act on ...

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Labour Laws in Zambia diluted – ZCTU

Chishimba Nkole

Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) President Chishimba Nkole has charged that Labour laws have been weakened and diluted by the power of capitalists. Mr. Nkole says this has resulted in investors ignoring the dictates of the country’s Labour laws with impunity. He says workers must seriously find ways and strategies of reversing this trend before it gets worse. Mr. ...

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HH calls for arrest of perpetrators of violence

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has called for the arrest of known perpetrators of violence in the country. Mr. Hichilema says if the Police fail to arrest the perpetrators of violence, citizens may resort to act in self-defence, a situation that would bring anarchy in the country. He says it has become impossible for other political ...

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‘I will not act based on rumors’ – President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says he will not hesitate to discipline any erring government official provided he is furnished with facts. And the Head of State has expressed concern that the Pull-Him-Down syndrome in Zambia is very rife. Speaking to Journalists shortly after returning from the USA where he had gone to attend the UN General Assembly, President Lungu says he ...

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