• May- 2024 -
    26 May
    Headline News

    ECL escapes teargassing

    By NATION REPORTER FORMER President Edgar Lungu yesterday escaped teargassing by the State police at Twin Palm Police Station where he had gone in search of Emmanuel Jay Banda, who was abducted and was only saved by his security team that whisked him away minutes before the police could explode their canisters at his motorcade. And by press time yesterday, police spokesperson Rae Haamonga said the police had not yet located or know the whereabouts of Mr Banda. Hundreds of people, including former President Lungu and the family of Mr Banda were gathered at the Twin Palm Police Station where…

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  • 26 May
    Headline News

    Constitution amendment provides for early elections, says Sinkamba

    By NATION REPORTER THE constitution amendment 2016 provides for early elections, therefore, constitutional lawyer John Sangwa was wrong to suggest that the current constitution does not allow early elections, Green Party president Peter Sinkamba has said. Mr Sinkamba argues that contrary to the assertion by Mr. Sangwa, the constitutions of Zambia have always provided for early elections. “A couple of days ago, constitutional lawyer John Sangwa, State Counsel, is quoted by various sections of the media to have said that former President Edgar Lungu’s suggestion of an early election reveals ignorance of the law, noting that the current constitution does…

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  • 26 May
    Biz & Corporate

    Probe Tazama saga, says Chanda

    By NATION REPORTER THERE is something fishy with the move by Government to only allow Agro Fuel to utilise the Tazama pipeline and blocking other oil marketing companies (OMCs), New Congress Party president Peter Chanda has said. Mr Chanda has appealed to the law enforcement agencies to probe the deal so that the truth can be revealed. He said it is shocking that the government can only hand pick one company to use the pipeline when the country has many OMCs which have the capacity to supply fuel. He said fuel has become expensive because the Agro Fuel is deciding…

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  • 25 May
    Community

    Limulunga Forestry department in urges resident to preserve trees

    ZANIS-The Forestry Department in Limulunga District has urged people to be stewards of nature in order to preserve trees that are fast depleting. Speaking during a community sensitization meeting, Limulunga Forestry Senior Extension Officer, Jennifer Mate said it is worrying that some forests are losing their cover due to indiscriminate cutting down of trees in the area. The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) and the Mbunda Royal Establishment in Nang’oko area brought together the department of forest and the community for a way forward. A resident of Limulunga, Daniel Kakama, said he is wondering why the Government discontinued the system of…

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  • 25 May
    Biz & Corporate

    KCM holds meeting with its creditors

    By NATION REPORTER  KONKOLA Copper Mines (KCM) through the Provisional Liquidator yesterday held a meeting with its creditors in Lusaka to consider a scheme of arrangement for settling of the debt owed to them. This follows an exparte order granted to KCM by the Lusaka High Court to convene a meeting of creditors to consider a scheme of arrangement. Provisional Liquidator Celine Nair during the meeting said, yesterday’s meeting is class one scheme of creditors meetings and that class two creditors meeting would take place on May 30, 2024. Ms. Nair said the scheme creditors have been grouped in class…

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  • 25 May
    Football

    ‘Have some respect’

    By MICHAEL MIYOBA CHIPOLOPOLO striker Fashion Sakala has urged his critics who have continued to criticise his poor performance at the 2024 AFCON in Ivory Coast to “have some respect.” Sakala, who has been left out of the 27-member provisional Chipolopolo squad for next month’s back to back World Cup qualifiers said it is unfortunate that people expected him to score goals at the AFCON where he was used as a left back. He said no player performed well at the AFCON where Zambia failed to go past the Group Stage. “At the same AFCON, I was playing as a…

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  • 25 May
    Community

    Lack of lecturers worry Mwense Trades Training Institute students

    ZANIS- Students at Mwense Trades Training Institute in Luapula Province, who are being sponsored using the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) Skills Bursaries component are concerned with the continued lack of Lecturers at the institute. The students disclosed that they go for months without lecturers and that they are being forced to write exams despite failure by the institution to provide them with adequate lessons. Speaking when Chifunabuli District Commissioner, Stanley Mukosa in the company of Chifunabuli Constituency Development Fund monitoring team visited students from Chifunabuli District, Annette Salangeta , a student pursuing a two year craft program in General Agriculture…

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  • 25 May
    Community

    Sesheke NGO committed to promote Malaria elimination

    A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA), focused on health promotion has announced it’s extension of services to Sesheke, Mwandi and Mulobezi Districts of Western Province. ZANIS reports that Project Coordinator, Christable Hanongo disclosed this during a stakeholder’s meeting held at Ndawana lodge in Sesheke district. Ms Hanongo disclosed that the project is set to run for three years effectively from May 1, 2024 to May 30, 2026. She highlighted the NGO’s commitment to promoting behavioural change essential for effective Malaria control and elimination of the disease. “As a youth organization, we are dedicated to empowering…

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  • 25 May
    Headline News

    Musamba fanning anarchy, disunity, says Kampyongo

    By NATION REPORTER  GRAPHAEL Musamba, the Inspector General of Police would be creating an environment for anarchy and disunity in the country should he proceed to summon and effect an arrest against former President Edgar Lungu for merely calling for early elections, Stephen Kampyongo has said. And Mr Kampyongo has said the tracking squad Mr Musamba has unleashed on former President Lungu is not for protection but to restrict the movements of the former head of State and not to protect him from harm. He fears the tracking police squad Mr Musamba has deployed to monitor the movement of former…

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  • 25 May
    Headline News

    UPND has concentrated on vengeance, not delivering – Bishops

    By NATION REPORTER FORMER President Edgar Lungu would have been a non-factor if the UPND had delivered development to the people with three years of being in power, Bishops Council of Zambia general secretary, Bishop Able Kaela has said. Bishop Kaela said it makes a sad reading that the ruling party has spent three years in power trying to avenge what they endured in the opposition, arresting former leaders at the expense of development. He said the hunger that has ravaged the country is too loud to be ignored by the government which has since shifted its focus to former…

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