Kwacha Outlook Bright

Kwacha Outlook Bright

THE local markets closed last week high against the greenback at K11.80/11.85, stronger than Thursday’s close of K11.85/11.90. According to Barclays Bank Zambia daily market update, dollar sellers dominated the trading day as they sourced for Kwacha to meet the Pay As You Earn tax obligations. However, importers stayed on the fence in the hope […]

Ex-Miss Zambia Pleads Not Guilty

Ex-Miss Zambia Pleads Not Guilty

Former Miss Zambia Cynthia Chikwanda has pleaded not guilty to possession of stolen property. In this case, the former beauty queen and Benjamin Chitunhu, a Zimbabwean, are jointly charged with possession of stolen properties. Chitunhu is facing theft charges linked to stolen vehicles at the University of Zambia (UNZA). It is alleged that on December […]

Pastors Must Pass Exam – Sumaili

Government  is working with church mother bodies to come up with a legal framework to introduce minimum qualifications for pastors to help reduce cases of misconduct by the clergy, Parliament heard yesterday. Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said it is important for pastors who provide spiritual guidance to people to possess […]

Patriotic Front To Petition Sesheke By-Election, Cites Violence And Magical Manipulation By Opposition

Patriotic Front To Petition Sesheke By-Election, Cites Violence And Magical Manipulation By Opposition

The ruling Patriotic Front has rejected the Sesheke Parliamentary By-election results and will be petitioning the outcome citing violence by the opposition and police brutality. PF Secretary General, Davis Mwila has accused the United Party for National Development of using physical, violence, magical manipulation and bloodshed to retain the seat. He adds the opposition used […]

UPND Wins Sesheke With A Landslide

UPND Wins Sesheke With A Landslide

United Party for National Development’s Romeo Kang’ombe has won the Sesheke Parliamentary By-election with results from 8 Polling Stations still uncounted. The opposition party polled 7, 768 from 35 out of 43 polling stations counted while Patriotic Front’s Dean Masule was trailing with 3, 297. Sesheke Constituency Returning Officer, Joseph Kanyemba has declared Kang’ombe winner […]

State Swindled Over US$6m

State Swindled Over US$6m

GOVERNMENT has been swindled out of US$ 6, 271, 420 for nine undelivered dredgers which were procured in 2015. Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of nine of the 12 dredgers which the government procured in 2015 through a supplier, Messer MCD Civil and Mechanical Engineering Limited, as only three have been delivered to date. Government, through […]

I’ll Deal With HH, Lusambo Warns

I’ll Deal With HH, Lusambo Warns

KABUSHI Member of Parliament, Bowman Lusambo says as an effective and time tested grassroots mobiliser with a ‘PhD in politics’, he will have no option but to send UPND president Hakainde Hichilema into political extinction if he does not quit his provocative brand of politics. And Mr Lusambo says the events of Friday in Sesheke […]

Dubai Offers 1,000 Jobs UAE, Kuwait Request For Drivers, Maids

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait have requestedhave requested Zambia to provide 1,000 citizens to work as drivers and maids in the two countries. The workers are expected to have a monthly package of about K13,000, which will be inclusive of a commission. Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe said during a Patriotic Front […]