ZAMBIA NEWS

ECZ urged to scale up sensitization campaigns on the effects of electoral violence

FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chifwembe

Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director Mweenge Chifwembe is urging the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to scale up sensitization campaigns on the effects of electoral violence in places where there are bye elections. Mr. Chifwembe has told q-news that the ECZ must sensitize political players on the dangers of engaging in electoral violence because it appears they lack ...

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A 35 Year old man dies in a road traffic accident in SA

Emmanuel Mwamba

A 35 Year Old Zambian National Has Died In A Road Traffic Accident That Happened In Rustenburg, Northwest Province South Africa. Chanda Kunda Holder Of Passport Number Zn170454 Died On The Spot When The Car He Was Driving Was Involved In A Head On Collusion With Another Car Heading To An Opposite Direction. According To Information Made Available To The ...

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‘Fake Mineral Water Manufacturers’ charged

Aquasavana-water-fraud

Police in Lusaka have charged three Chinese Nationals who were recently caught manufacturing counterfeit mineral water for various bottling companies in Zambia, among them Aquasavana and Aquarite with the offence of Copyright Infringement. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the three Directors of Guo Shun Limited of Makeni identified as Jiang Chunwu aged 79, Liu Guifen aged 68 and Liu Heling ...

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Govt spends K5.6 billion to buy ballot papers printing machine

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati has disclosed that government has so far spent K5.6 billion to buy a Web Presser Printing Machine for printing ballot papers and other Government documents. Mr. Mutati has told Journalists during a familiarization tour on the Copperbelt that the machine was bought five years ago, but could not function properly because some components were ...

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ECZ partly to blame for Political Violence

GEARS Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi

Governance, Elections, Advocacy and Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi has noted that some of the governance and political conflicts in the country are as a result of the ineffectiveness of the Electoral Code of Conduct. Mr. Chipenzi feels political parties are not entirely to blame for the political violence in the country saying the Electoral Commission of ...

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Over 60 Kaputa Houses washed away by heavy rains

Maxas Ng'onga

Over sixty (60) houses have been washed away in Kaputa District of Northern Province following heavy rains experienced in the district in the last two weeks. Kaputa Member of Parliament Maxas Ng’onga who has confirmed the development to QTV News has since appealed to the Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to come to the aid of ...

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ZIPAR urges Govt to resume IMF talks

ZIPAR Research Fellow, Caesar Cheelo

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has urged the Government to resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a possible financial support package, saying the country needs the package like yesterday. And the institute has recommended that the Government continues with fiscal consolidation steering Zambia back toward a state of “medium risk of debt distress”. ...

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Church urged to reconcile ECL, HH

Every Home for Christ Regional Director, Bishop Dr. Richard Kakuwa

Every Home for Christ Regional Director, Bishop Dr. Richard Kakuwa has noted the need for the church to reconcile President Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for the sole purpose of uniting the nation. He says the continued standoff between the two leaders is not healthy for a Christian nation like Zambia. Dr. Kakuwa tells QTV News that for ...

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Road traffic accidents claim 396 lives in first quarter

Esther katongo ZP

The Zambia Police Service has disclosed that 396 people died in 7,247 road traffic accidents recorded in the first three months of 2018. The 7,247 accidents recorded in the first quarter of 2018 represent an increase of 179 accidents compared to 7,068 road traffic accidents recorded during the same period in 2017. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says of the total ...

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Increasing prices of commodities worries JCTR

JCTR

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) says the high cost of living in the country is injurious to human dignity. And the Lusaka JCTR Basic Needs Basket for 2018 has continued to record a high cost of living for a family of five. The increase in cost of living for March 2018 is attributed to poor rainfall patterns, extension ...

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