Poor Workmanship Worries Simbao

The Ministry of Health has expressed unhappiness over the delay by a named local contractor, to complete the construction of the remaining departments of Chongwe General Hospital in Chongwe district. Health Minister Kapembwa Simbao is worried that the hospital will not be fully operational by June next year due to the delays. Some departments of […]

Zambian Journalists Challenged

A visiting American journalist has urged Zambian scribes to report more on religious issues. Dr. Arne Jelstad a veteran American journalist says the media coverage of religious matters in Zambia does not tally with the declaration of the country as a Christian Nation. Zambia was in 1991 declared a Christian nation by the late Second […]

2011 polls to be Zambia’s best ever – US envoy

United States ambassador to Zambia Mark Storella(Right) has predicted that the 2011 elections will be the best Zambia has ever held. Ambassador Storella says the American government is impressed with the transparent initiatives that Electoral Commission of Zambia has implemented so far. Mr. Storella says Zambia has made a lot of progress in enhancing transparency […]

Namulambe : MMD Is Sweeter Hence We Cant Leave

Works and Supply minister Gabriel Namulambe and Labour minister Austin Liato have dismissed QFM radio reports that they want to abandon government to join the opposition Patriotic Front. Namulambe told journalists in Lusaka Tuesday morning that there is nothing sweeter than being chairperson for elections in the MMD and being a cabinet minister. He said […]

Police Arrest Mazabuka Man, 63 For Murder

POLICE in Mazabuka have arrested a 63-year-old man of Kaleya area in connection with the brutal murder of a 27-year-old man who was killed using a knife after a quarrel over nshima. And confusion reigned at Mazabuka district hospital on Saturday after residents of Kaleya compound stormed Mazabuka hospital and descended on the murder suspect, much […]

Kazabu Accuses RB Of Corrupting Electorate

LACKSON Kazabu says President Rupiah Banda has been trying to corrupt the voters using various means such as selling houses cheaply to Zambians. In an interview, Kazabu said the voters were well aware of the MMD government’s tactics. “What he should know is that voters of 2006 are different from today’s voters. The voters we […]

Chiefs Should Be Neutral, Says chief Chanje

CHIEFS should play a neutral role in politics, according to chief Chanje of the Chewa people of Chipata. Speaking when a PF delegation led by party vice-president Guy Scott paid a courtesy call on him at his palace on Sunday, chief Chanje said all the people who were in politics belonged to the traditional leaders. […]

Activist Calls For Action On Failed constitution

IT will be a scandal if people responsible for the failed constitution in Zambia are not punished for wasting more than K200 billion on a fruitless exercise, according to an advocate of good governance. In a statement, Marilyn Celli said the government leaders who frustrated the constitution-making process and rejected important provisions that the people […]

Corruption Has Compromised Quality Of Education – UNICEF

CORRUPTION has compromised the quality of education in Zambia, says the UNICEF education chief. During a media breakfast in Lusaka, Hassan Ali Mohamed said the government had the obligation to ensure compulsory and free education for all children. He said the media had the responsibility to report on the progress towards the attainment of quality […]

NAPSA To Spend K157bn On Kalulushi Housing Project

THE National Pensions Scheme Authority says it is going to spend K157 billion on the Kalulushi housing project on the Copperbelt. NAPSA director general Stanley Phiri said in an interview that the housing project that would be fully funded by the institution would take two years to complete. Phiri said the project included low and […]