Lungu won’t interfere in Maize Price


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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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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FRA to buy maize at K60 per 50kg bag

Maize bags

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has set K60.00 as the price at which it will buy a 50kg bag of maize during the 2017 marketing season. The agency has also set K70 as the price for a 40 kilogramme bag of rice. FRA Board Chairperson Joe Simachela says the agency will only buy three commodities for National Strategic Food Reserves namely, ...

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FODEP guides PF on convention


The Foundation For Democratic Process (FODEP) has advised the ruling Patriotic Front to allow the party’s presidency and other positions to be contested ahead of the 2021 elections. FODEP Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe says the ruling party should follow its constitution and go for a general conference to elect its presidential candidate. Mr. Chimfwembe says the decision by the PF ...

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Expelled Musenge to form party


Former Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge says his expulsion from the ruling Patriotic Front is because of the advice he gave President Edgar Lungu on the arrest of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Mr Musenga has told Q-news that his expulsion is not the end of his political career, but a blessing in disguise as he will now be able to speak ...

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Lungu hates me – Kambwili


Expelled Patriotic Front Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili claims President Edgar Lungu has always harbored hatred towards him from the time he appointed him Information and Broadcasting Services Minister. Mr Kambwili has told a media briefing in Lusaka today that this is what has led to his expulsion from the ruling party. He has complained that President Lungu has ...

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Expulsion of Chishimba Kambwili shocking-YALI

Isaac Mwanza

The young leaders initiative (YALI) says it has received the expulsion of roan member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili from the ruling patriotic front (PF) party  with shock. YALI Governance Advisor Isaac Mwanza says his organization thrives on strong and democratic practices, because internal democracy is cardinal within political parties. Mr. Mwanza has stated that for the country to maintain its ...

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Lungu directs cabinet to make submissions to Finance Minister


President Edgar Lungu has directed cabinet to ensure that all ministries present their ministerial needs to finance minister Felix Mutati. Government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga says this is because it will help the finance minister include their submissions during the preparations of the 2018 national budget. And Ms. Mulenga has disclosed that she will engage the ministry of finance to enhance ...

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PF to write to Speaker to Declare Vacant Roan Constituency seat


The ruling patriotic front (PF) says it will write to the speaker of the national assembly dr. Patrick Matibini to declare roan constituency seat vacant following  the expulsion of its member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili. The PF central committee chaired by president Edgar Lungu has resolved to expel the  former information minister for allegedly exhibiting sabotage acts aimed at destabilizing ...

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