ZAMBIA NEWS

Teaching Service Commission probes sex party teachers

Stanley M’hango

The Teaching Service Commission has instituted investigations into the reported case of sexual misconduct by some teachers who were caught having a sex party with pupils in Mkushi district. Commission Chairperson Stanley M’hango says those who will be found wanting will be disciplined accordingly. In a statement, Mr M’hango says the commission is deeply saddened by reports of sexual misconduct ...

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Govt releases K1 billion for e-voucher activation

Dora Parley

Government has released K1 billion out of the K1.7 billion for the activation of about 600,000 e-voucher cards under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) as of today 24th November,2017. Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya has told Parliament that farmers who have contributed their K400 will begin accessing their counterpart funding of K1,700 by next week. She says banks are currently ...

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Teachers, Pupils sex party irks First Lady

Esther Lungu - First Lady

First Lady Esther Lungu has called for serious punishment to be meted out on the teachers who were caught having a sex party with pupils in Mkushi district. Mrs. Lungu says there is need to ensure that perpetrators of taboos such are punished. She has noted that if perpetrators go unpunished, crimes of such nature would flourish and girls’ rights ...

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Dr. Chilufya supports the nullification of exams for nurses

Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says it is only right and proper that the November 20th General Nursing Council examination was nullified following gross examination malpractice and leakage, in order to preserve patient safety, aspire for quality health service delivery and maintain integrity. Dr Chilufya has told Parliament the General Nursing Council of Zambia had to exercise its due responsibility and ...

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Lungu to attend Mnangagwa swearing-in

Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare

Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has refuted media reports that former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking asylum in Zambia. And the Foreign Affairs Minister says President Edgar Lungu will attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the presidents of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Mr. Kalaba has told journalists in Lusaka that President Lungu is tomorrow 24th November expected to attend the swearing-in ...

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Ng’oma urges politicians to learn lessons from Zim

Dr. Alex Ng'oma

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma says the political development in Zimbabwe has demonstrated that political power belongs to the people. Dr. Ng’oma says people have the power to withdraw the powers that have vested in their leaders. Dr Ng’oma has commended the Zimbabwean people for the manner they conducted themselves. He says the rest of Africa should emulate the Zimbabweans ...

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Mutati optimism that discussions with IMF will not fail

MUTATI PARLEY

Finance Minister Felix Mutati is optimistic discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the possible programme under the extended credit facility will not fail. Mr. Mutati has told Parliament that government is very keen to accelerate the conclusion of the discussions with the IMF, stating that before the end of this year, a staff mission will come to validate ...

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RDA Board Chair defends Lusaka – Ndola dual carriage way

Samuel Mukupa

Reappointed Road Development Agency (RDA) Chairperson Samuel Mukupa says people politicizing the construction of the over US$1 billion Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriage way should wait until it is completed for them to criticize. Mr. Mukupa says he has taken note of the massive criticism of the cost of the road project, but that any road of international standard does not come ...

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Mugabe Resigns

Robert Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has resigned via a letter, speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament has said, halting the impeachment debate. Zimbabwe’s parliament had started impeachment proceedings against Mr Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, was accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his successor. The motion to remove ...

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Misapplication of funds worries Finish envoy to Zambia

Finnish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen

Finish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen says the continued reports of misapplication of funds are denting Zambia’s image internationally. Mr. Olkkonen has expressed concern that some Civil Society Organizations have been cited of misapplication of donor funds. He says the funding appetite by donors will be reduced if the vice is not addressed. Mr. Olkkonnen has told Q-news that revelations ...

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