• Jan- 2023 -
    24 January
    Community

    SPETUZ calls for funding for special education needs

    THE Special Education Teachers Unions of Zambia (SPETUZ) has expressed concern and disappointment that since the launch of the free education policy, government has neglected to fund education for pupils with special education needs and disabilities. Government has not been providing grants to Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Schools which has disadvantaged pupils in schools. SPETUZ president Frank Musukwa has observed that the lack of grant was hindering the provision of quality education delivery to the leamers with special education needs and disabilities in the country. Dr Musukwa has charged that the union was disappointed as it expected special…

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  • 24 January
    Headline News

    Defend HH from malicious attacks, UPND advised

    FORMER Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has challenged the UPND district leadership and the appointees across the country to utilise local radio stations to defend the presidency. Mr Kanyama has charged that there had been a lot of talking and attacks targeted at President Hichilema by the opposition leaders with little or no defence from the UPND leadership. He said that critics of President Hichilema had gone heightened their criticism against President Hichilema and that a perception had been created that the head of State had failed to deliver on any of the campaign when the opposite was true. Mr…

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  • 24 January
    Economy

    Lusaka most expensive city to live – JCTR

    LUSAKA has remained the most expensive city to live in after registering a K415.62 increase in the cost of living for a family of 5 for month of December 2022. The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections (JCTR) basic needs and nutrition basket has indicated. According to Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB And the average cost of living in December 2022 stood at K6, 354.44 reflecting a K264.58 increase compared to November 2022. The study indicated that Solwezi was the second most expensive town to live in after Lusaka, with a basket of K8, 188.02, owing largely to the higher…

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  • 22 January
    Business

    Union commends Government for sealing UAE power deal

    The National Energy Sector and Allied Workers (NESAWU) has welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Zesco and MASDA of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to set up a 2, 000 megawatts (MW) solar plant in Zambia at a cost of US$2 billion.

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  • 21 January
    Headline News

    Buildings near military installation to be repossessed

    GOVERNMENT has threatened to repossess any structure belonging to any foreign nationals that has been built near any military installations. Lands and Natural Resources Minister Elijah Muchima has said Government does not want military installations such as ZAF base in Livingstone to be surrounded by structures belonging to foreigners. Mr Muchima said that this has potential to compromise national security. He was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Livingstone Mayor Constance Mauleabai at her office. Mr Muchima said giving land to foreigners near military installations cannot be allowed. In view of that, the minister has asked the Livingstone…

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  • 2 January
    Community

    Livingstone Hospital records triplets among New Year babies

    LIVINGSTONE University Teaching Hospital has recorded a set of triplets, all boys born of NewYear from a 30 years old mother.The District has however recorded a total of nine New Year babies including the triplets.Speaking when she presented the hampers to the babies on New Year’s Day, LivingstoneMayor Constance Muleabai described the birth of triplets as a blessing to the City as it hasnever happened for a long time.Ms Muleabai said the triplets who were born through cesarian from a 35 year old mother,Christine Zimba are magical babies who are supposed to be looked after by not only the parentsbut…

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  • Dec- 2022 -
    21 December
    Headline News

    Be innovative, Syakalima tips public universities

    EDUCATION Minister Douglas Syakalima has challenged public universities to come up with initiatives that can help them manage their institutions other than depending much on government funding. Mr Syakalima said public universities must emulate what Mulungushi University is doing. He was speaking when he launched the newly constructed infrastructure at the Mulungushi University School of Medicine and Health Science for the Livingstone Campus using the self-generated funds by the institution. He said that public universities should not always be complaining and waiting for Government to find solutions to their challenges. Mr Syakalima said that with the new infrastructure for the…

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  • 12 December
    Elections

    New dawn administration on a transformative path – Tambatamba

    By ANDREW MUKOMA LABOUR and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambatamba says the transformative agenda that the new dawn administration has embarked on inter alia makes the creation of decent jobs in the economy a top priority.   Ms Tambatamba says government has placed a high premium on the creation of decent jobs in the economy citing the recent recruitment of 45, 772 public service workers in a single year. She said that the New Dawn Administration is committed to achieving the decent work agenda by the prioritisation of macroeconomic policies that promote job creation and support demand and investment. Ms…

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  • 12 December
    Economy

    Zambia’s foreign policy, key in fostering national development

    By ANDREW MUKOMA RHOMA Foreign Relations Institute (Rhoma Institute) has described Zambia’s’ foreign policy as a key factor in the country’s economic and diplomatic development agenda. Executive director Lengwe Cornelius Bwalya has attributed the country’s positive developmental trajectory to the effectiveness of President Hakainde Hichilema’s engagement at local, regional and international levels. Mr Lengwe said President Hichilema had recognised the role played by the international community and the private sector in supporting Zambia’s development agenda. He said that Mr Hichilema had been effective and efficient in mobilising human resources, capital and technology to spur national development. Mr Bwalya noted that…

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  • Sep- 2021 -
    13 September
    Politics

    UPND MP APPLAUDS HH SPEECH

    UPND Katombora Member of Parliament Clement Andeleki has welcomed President Hakainde Hichilema’s pronouncement on the review of the Public Order Act (POA). Mr Andeleki has charged that apart from being a colonial law, the public order act is also a bad law.Commenting on President’s ceremonial opening of the first session of the 13th National Assembly on yesterday, Mr Andeleki said that the statement by the President is inspiring and will be supported by parliament as it starts sitting next Tuesday. “The President was speaking like he is a Messiah who has just come into Zambia. The Public Order Act has…

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