LOCAL

Over 300,000 HIV positive people not on treatment

DR. ANDREW SILUMESI

The Ministry of Health says it has made progress in the provision of Antiretroviral therapy (ART) with over 900 thousand HIV patients currently on treatment countrywide. Speaking in Lusaka during the first ever HIV/AIDS Champions awards ceremony aimed at appreciating people who have largely contributed to the fight against HIV/AIDS, ministry of health’s Director of Public health Dr. Andrew Silumesi ...

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No ARVs Rationing-Dr. Chilufya

Dr Chitalu Chilufya

But Dr Chilufya has told parliament that the country has adequate stocks of Antiretroviral drugs and that there is no rationing of the drugs. And Dr Chilufya says government decided to shift the commemoration of the World AIDS Day for 2017 from 1st December to 11th December in order to allow for more participation countrywide. He says this was done ...

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Lungu is Part of Corruption-Kambwili

Roan PF Member of Parliament

First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala today curtailed Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili’s debate on the Anti Corruption Commission’s budgetary allocation after he said that President Edgar Lungu is not fighting corruption but is part of the corruption. In his debate before he was curtailed, Mr Kambwili said the amount of corruption allegedly taking place in ...

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Zambia’s Economy Subdued-Word Bank

Ina Ruthenberg

The World Bank says Zambia’s economic recovery has remained subdued in 2017 despite a bumper harvest, improved electricity generation and the easing of monetary policy, with debt being recorded at 13.3 billion United States dollars at the end of 2016. Speaking in Lusaka during the launch of the 10th Zambia Economic brief titled “How can Zambia borrow without sorrow”, World ...

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Two Women Murdered by Lovers

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo - Picture by Albert Mpezeni

Two women have been murdered by their lovers in two separate incidents in Central province. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says in one incident Police have launched a manhunt for a man only identified as Ozzy of Makululu Compound in Kabwe in connection with the murder of his lover identified as Queen Kapikanya aged 27 years also of the same Compound. ...

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Small scale emerald miners irks Yaluma

YALUMA

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma is not happy with the manner small scale emerald miners have been operating in the country. Mr. Yaluma says the miners have not been able to generate enough revenue because they have been operating on hand to mouth basis. He says wants small scale miners to generate enough revenue to contribute to the national coffers. He tells ...

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Govt urged to strengthen the medical supply chain

UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani

Government has been called upon to ensure it strengthens the medical supply chain to avoid the running out of medical stocks more especially in rural areas. UPND Chairman for Rural Reconstruction and Development Moono Mapani tells Q-News that it is unfair for the poor people in rural areas to be given mere drug prescriptions when they visit health centers. Mr. ...

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Govt lacks political will to clear debt crisis- Shimunza

Daniel Shimunza - MNT President

The Movement for National Transformation (MNT) says government lacks political will and courage to get the country out of the debt crisis. Party Leader Daniel Shimunza says the country is facing a number of potentially ruinous fiscal dangers that unless urgently tackled, threaten the already fragile public finances. Mr. Shimunza says the problem is that many influential leaders appear to underestimate, ...

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CSPR commends govt for presenting PFM Bill to Parliament

CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has commended government for presenting the Public Financial Management Bill No. 17 to Parliament, which it says will strengthen accountability, oversight, management and control of Public funds once enacted. Finance Minister Felix Mutati on Tuesday, presented to Parliament the Public Financial Management Bill No. 17 which is the first among a list of ...

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World bank hails Govt

World Bank Country Manager for Zambia Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg

World Bank Country Manager for Zambia Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg has noted with gratitude the significant progress the Zambian government has made in the economic reforms outlined in the Economic Stabilization and Growth Programme. Ms Ruthenberg believes even cases of misappropriation cited in the Auditor General’s report will be reduced when these reforms are fully implemented. She adds that the announcement by ...

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