ZNWL : Campaigns Have Been Commercialized

Zambia National Women’s Lobby has observed that election campaigns have been commercialized. Zambia National Women’s Lobby executive director Lauren Mukanda says most political parties have been using one’s financial strength as a qualification for adoption for parliament. Mrs. Mukanda observes that this has disadvantaged a lot of women who may wish to participate in elections […]

Clergy Welcomes PVT

Anglican priest Father Richard Luonde has expressed gratitude that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has rescinded its decision not to allow civil society organizations parallel tabulate election results. Father Luonde says the Parallel Vote Tabulation system is progressive as it ensures transparent and credible elections. He said debates over the PVT were not necessary because […]

Kangombe : 2012 National Budget Should Address Capital Projects

Immediate past Independent Riverside ward councilor in Kitwe says the 2012 National Budget should address capital projects such as the Mufuchani Bridge which the previous budget has not tackled despite being included. Submitting his budget proposals, Christopher Kangombe noted that there is a backlog of capital and micro projects which have not been implemented in […]

Church Mother Body Ready To Monitor Elections

The Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) has declared its readiness to participate in monitoring the 20th September tripartite elections. Speaking with QFM in an interview, ZEC secretary General Cleophas Lungu says the church mother body has already put in place mechanisms to conduct voter education exercise. Father Lungu says it is the desire of ZEC that […]

ZCTU : Don’t Undermine ECZ

The Zambia congress of trade unions (ZCTU) HAS urged stakeholders in the political circles to desist from issuing statements that undermine the electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ). ZCTU secretary general Roy Mwaba says statements that undermine the ECZ should not entertained as they are a recipe of anarchy. The labor leader says the commission has […]

RB : I Will File In, PF Will Not Succeed

President Rupiah Banda says he will go ahead and file in his presidential nominations on Wednesday this week at the Supreme Court. This is despite efforts by the opposition Patriotic Front Party of trying to block him on the basis that one of President Banda’s parents is not Zambian as required by the Zambian laws. […]

Court To Rule On RB Candidature Tomorrow

The Lusaka high court is tomorrow set to make ruling on in a matter, in which the Patriotic Front is trying to block the MMD’s Rupiah Banda’s candidature. High court judge-in-charge, Jane Kabuka made the decision last Friday when State advocates, the parties to the case agreed to file written submissions. One of the defence […]

HH : 2011 Polls Are Magnanimous

UPND President, Hakainde Hichilema says his party sees no reasons for the country to continue with the same leaders since independence. He has since described the 20th September polls are magnanimous because Zambians should take out all old leaders. Speaking in an exclusive interview,Mr Hichilema has said the electorate must aim for not just change […]

VJ Bounces Back As MMD Distributes Almost All Campaign Materials

Over eighty percent of the MMD campaign material has been distributed countrywide ahead of the September 20 elections. President Rupiah Banda’s campaign manager Dr Boniface Kawimbe says MMD has managed to buy campaign materials, which include bicycles and are being distributed to all parts of the country. Dr. Kawimbe says the MMD has prioritised usage […]

ZRC : Don’t Scandalise The Electoral Process

The Zambia Rainbow Coalition (ZRC) has expressed concern at the systematic attempts by some quarters of society to scandalize and undermine the country’s electoral process. Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Coalition President Cleophas Phiri says such maneuvers will threaten national security and compromise the credibility of the electoral process. Mr. Phiri has […]