Polls Nominations Dates Set

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set 7th to 10th August 2011 as the period for filing in of nominations for Presidential aspirants in this year’s general elections. ECZ Director, Priscilla Isaacs has announced this in a statement made available to Tumfweko.com Ms Isaacs has further set 12th August as the day for filing […]

State House Dismisses Reports On Wa Mutharika

State House has dismissed reports that Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika has been invited to open the 85th Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Dickson Jere says he is not aware of any invitation to any foreign head of state to officiate at the show. He […]

Bishop Mambo : ECZ Is Compromised

Bishop John Mambo says the decision by the Zambian government to print ballot papers outside the country is clear testimony that the Electoral Commission of Zambia is compromised. Bishop Mambo says the compromised position of the ECZ makes it doubtful whether this year’s elections will be free and fair. He says Zambia is capable of […]

Kabanda : Past Cabinet Was Selfish

The Citizens Forum has described the just dissolved parliament as the most selfish the country has ever had. Executive secretary Simon Kabanda has told QFM radio station that MPs in the dissolved parliament focused so much on personal benefits by increasing their allowances at the expense of the people they were supposed to represent. Mr. […]

ECZ Disappoints The Blind

The Zambia National Library and Cultural Centre is disappointed with the Electoral Commission of Zambia for not transcribing the Electoral Code into Braille. This is in the backdrop of the ECZ’s translation of the electoral code of conduct into selected vernacular languages. Centre Director, Joseph Mutale says the decision not to transcribe the code into […]

Cancel Printing Contract For Ballot Papers, ECZ Told

Cancel Printing Contract For Ballot Papers, ECZ Told

Anti Rigging Zambia has called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia to direct the cancellation of the contract with Universal Printing of South Africa for the printing of ballot papers for the forthcoming elections. In letter dated 29th July, 2011 the ECZ Chairperson, signed by Anti Rigging Zambia Chairman Willie Mubanga and Legal Director Kelvin […]

NGOs Petition Over Global Funds

People living with HIV have petitioned the country coordinating mechanism to intervene in the management of global funds in Zambia. Organisations, which are global funds beneficiaries, claim the withdrawal of funds to them has drastically affected their operations. Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign Country Coordinator, Felix Mwanza says a new recipient must be appointed to […]

Residents Outline Sources Of Corruption

Lusaka Chipata compound residents have identified the allocation of plots as one major source of corruption in the area. The area’s Residents Development Committee has also identified the allocation of school places as another source of corruption. These revelations were made at Wa meeting held today in area by the Zambia Youth Association in the […]

Cocaine Stolen At DEC Offices

135 pellets of cocaine have been stolen from the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) offices in Livingstone. The respective cocaine had been kept at the DEC offices as exhibit for a case, which is active before the courts of law. It was seized from Leonardo Kasapa, an Angolan national, in November 2009 at the Livingstone International […]

Nawakwi : Keeping Kunda As Vice President Is Unconstitutional

FDD leader President Edith Nawakwi has called on President Rupiah Banda to release George Kunda as maintaining as vice president when Cabinet is dissolved is illegal. “George Kunda must go as well. The laws of Zambia only recognise the President as the one man cabinet after dissolution of parliament. Rupiah should operate alone and be […]