• Jan- 2023 -
    24 January
    Economy

    CSO Debt Alliance demand IMF debt restructuring details

    CIVIL Society Organization (CSO) and Debt Alliance Chairperson Alex Muyebe says as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Kristalina Georgieva visits Zambia, the global money lender should provide detailed information on the country’s debt restructuring. Fr Muyebe said it is cardinal that the bottlenecks in the country’s debt restructuring process were unlocked and addressed. He said disclosure of the details of the country’s debt restructuring would be an opportunity for government to provide updates on the implementation of the IMF Extended Credit Facility that was provided last year    He said this at a press briefing organized by the CSO…

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  • 24 January
    Headline News

    Gov’t being misled over shortage of drugs – Dr Chilufya

    IT is embarrassing to see senior government officials attempting to mislead the public on the availability of drugs in health facilities because the people are the ones who are getting prescriptions from the facilities, Chitalu Chilufya has said. Dr. Chilufya, the Mansa Central Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament said government officials did need to argue with the consumers who were getting prescriptions to buy medicines out or National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) supported pharmacies. Dr Chilufya has challenged the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) to explain to the public why their staff in the laboratory resigned on moral…

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  • Dec- 2022 -
    30 December
    Headline News

    Lungu ready to engage HH – Lubinda

    FORMER President Edgar Lungu is ready to engage with the President, Mr Hakainde Hichilema providedthat there is sincerity of heart and mutual respect in the invitation, PF acting president Given Lubindahas said.Mr Lubinda says Mr Lungu has always been ready to attend and engage in national events provided thatthe people who were extending an invitation to him were ready to reconcile with a pure heart.On Wednesday, President Hichilema said he recognised President Lungu as the former Head of Stateand invited him to be available on national events because Zambians needed his wisdom.President Hichilema said despite the differences between the two…

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  • 26 December
    Headline News

    Govt appetite for money forcing them to export power,  says Nawakwi

    Zambians are suffering with load shedding because of government’s appetite for money who opted to export power instead of increasing local supply, Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi has said Ms Nawakwi also said  the reason why there is load shedding is not because water levels at Lake Kariba are low but the actual sense is that they are exporting power to neighbouring countries,. Ms Nawakwi said the fact Zambia was exporting power to three countries was proof the country has enough power such that no household could be even load shedded. She said the PF invested…

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  • 23 December
    Headline News

    MoH FAILS TO EXPLAIN TFM SCANDAL

    THE US$100 million TFM Holdings contract should not have been terminated via the ‘convenience’ clause because its implication is that government is in breach of contractual obligations and would therefore lose millions of dollars in compensation to the contractor, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned. And Prof Lackson Kasonka was yesterday at pains to explain why he had terminated the TFM contract using a weak clause whose implication was that government was in breach of its contractual obligations and would therefore have to pay. The PAC has said government’s termination of the TFM contract to construct prefabricated hospitals…

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  • 23 December
    Agriculture

    Hemp cultivation could be a money spinner – Lusambo

    GOVERNMENT’S slow pace in actualising the cultivation and production of hemp is delaying the economic benefits and job creation that it will come with if implemented, former Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo has said. Mr Lusambo said growing marijuana for medicinal purposes was fetching millions of dollars in other countries and had created a lot of jobs and Zambia was not going to be the first country to implement it. He said the Patriotic Front while in government made sure that a lot of research was done by various stakeholders before the law was passed for growing of marijuana for…

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  • 23 December
    Headline News

    Milingo Lungu loses immunity

    GILBERT Phiri, the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has revoked the immunity agreement that was granted to former Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Provisional Liquidator Mr Milingo Lungu to open criminal proceedings against him. And Mr Phiri has declared that he is going to embark on an aggressive and robust asset recovery campaign and ensure that criminals do not benefit from their ill-gotten gains. Addressing the media yesterday, National Prosecution Authority (NPA) spokesperson Chali Hambayi said the lifting of immunity granted to Mr Lungu had been done in line with the power vested in the DPP by article 180 of…

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  • 16 December
    Crime

    Ex-PS Mwale nabbed over procurement of Gulfstream

    THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested former defense Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale for corrupt practices involving $574 million in relation to the procurement of the Gulfstream presidential jet. ACC head of communication Timothy Moono said in a statement that Mr Mwale, 51, of Flat 21 Eureka Park in Makeni, has been charged with three counts of Willful Failure to Comply with Applicable Law and Procedure contrary to Section 34 (2) (b) and one count of Fraudulent Facilitation of Payment from the Public Revenue Contrary to Section 34 (2) (a) (i) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012. He said investigations…

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  • 14 December
    Headline News

    UPND slowly running out of time to meet promises 

    By GIDEON NYENDWA THE ruling UPND has only 24 months remaining to change the economic dynamics and permutations of the country to impress the majority of the Zambians who voted for the change in 2021, governance activist Crawford Mukando has said. Mr Mukando said currently, there was no possibility of the economy becoming any better within the next few months, as there were very limited key performance indicators to confirm drastic turnaround of the economic malaise. He said the ruling party was on a dangerous path of being subjected to strict scrutiny by the voters and the opposition who were…

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  • 13 December
    Community

    Ethiopian found on pile of bodies unstable – Police

    THE police have said that the man who was found gasping for breath from the 27 unexplained dead Ethiopians who were dumped in Meanwood Khosi along Chaminuka road in Lusaka is still unstable. Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale said the man had not gained consciousness and the doctors from the University Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatment advised that he needed more time. On Sunday the police found 27 bodies piled along Chaminuka road after a tip from the public.

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