Chief Mpuku ‘Cans’ Partisan Chiefs

A traditional ruler has observed that it is wrong for any chief to openly declare their support for any political party leader in the forthcoming general elections. Chief Mpuka of the Chikunda people of Luangwa district says traditional rulers should only give guidance to their subjects on national issues and not impose on them. Chief […]

AVAP Commends KK For Attending PF General Conference

The Anti-Voter Apathy Project (AVAP) has commended first republican president Dr Kenneth Kaunda for attending both the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) national convention and the recently held Patriotic Front general conference in Kabwe. AVAP Executive Director Bonny Tembo says the decision taken by the former head of state to attend both gatherings is a […]

State Has Set Aside Enough Funds For 2011 Polls

Finance and National Planning Minister Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane says government has set aside enough resources towards this year’s tripartite elections. Dr. Musokotwane says the government is committed to ensuring that the forthcoming general election is conducted in a free and transparent manner. He says a stable socio-political environment is a foundation for economic development adding […]

MMD Not Threatened By PF’s ‘Popularity’

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy MMD says it is not threatened by the perceived growing popularity of the Patriotic Front in the country. MMD national chairman Michael Mabenga says the ruling party is focused on the returning to power after this year’s elections. Mr. Mabenga says the MMD is the only agenda driven party capable […]

Adoptions strife splits MMD in Western Province

Divisions have emerged in the MMD in Western Province forcing President Rupiah Banda to dispatch national executive committee (NEC) members to the area to resolve the crisis. And the MMD’s campaign in the Western Province has turned problematic and violent following repeated clashes between supporters of the current Mongu Central member of parliament Joseph Mulyata […]

Rupiah’s stance on corruption unfortunate, says Kabimba

RUPIAH Banda is saying there is no corruption in Zambia in order to justify the graft practices his government is engaged in, says Lusaka lawyer Wynter Kabimba. Reacting to President Banda’s recent remarks in Ndola that there is no corruption in the country, Kabimba, who is also PF secretary general, said it was shocking that […]

Government secretly ‘compensating’ Mongu fracas victims

PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda’s government is secretly ‘compensating’ Western Province residents directly affected by January’s Mongu shootings and arrests while telling them that the Barotse Royal Establishment BRE caused their suffering. Impeccable sources within the BRE in Limulunga said on Tuesday they were very upset with President Banda’s government, which was now trying to apportion blame […]

Disparaging Remarks Against PF Leader Angers Clergy

Former Church of God overseer Bishop John Maambo has said he feels sorry for church leaders that have continued to endorse presidential candidates publicly. And Bishop Mambo has maintained that church leaders are compromised . Bishop Maambo’s comments come following the three churches that have endorsed President Rupiah Banda as the rightful candidate for the […]

Retract Statement On Corruption- R.B Told

Zambia Youths Association in the Fight against Corruption has demanded that President Rupiah Banda retracts his media statement that there is no corruption in Zambia. Executive Director Rickson Kanema says it shocking that the head of state made such a statement especially that not too long ago; a corruption scandal was unearthed at the ministry […]

Education Key To Achieving Economic Targets – KK

First Republican President and Cavendish University Chancellor Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has said education is an important key for the country to achieve its economic targets. Speaking during the 4th graduation ceremony of the Cavendish University in Lusaka today, Dr. Kaunda urged Zambians to invest in education if the country is to achieve meaningful development. He […]