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PF youth protest against poor service delivery in Kazungula

Youths in Kazungula have given a 24-hour ultimatum to top council officials to vacate their offices before being locked out for alleged incompetence. The youths have also accused the Kazungula..

Mob kills man suspected of committing arson in Mansa

Mansa/Aug 26/14, ZANIS—–A 40-year-old has been killed by a mob justice in Mwansabombwe for allegedly setting ablaze houses in which property worth over K46, 000 has been destroyed. The man,..

Transporters demand their dues from FRA in Luwingu District

Transporters engaged by Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to ferry maize bought from farmers in various depots in Luwingu district of the Northern Province have not been paid their dues. ZANIS..

Chief Katuta chases away a local court magistrate from chiefdom

A traditional ruler in Luwingu district in Northern Province has chased away Katuta local court magistrate with immediate effect due to what he called gross misconduct. Chief Katuta of the..


Another Zambian contractor abandons work in Kaputa

The District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) in Kaputa has demanded punitive action on Kawanzane Contractors who has allegedly abandoned work to construct a maternity annex at Kaputa District Hospital. The..

350 pupils share two classrooms in Mufumbwe district

Mufumbwe District Commissioner Mankishi Mukokwe has called on government to construct classroom blocks at Kabanda and Shungulu primary schools in Mufumbwe. Ms Mukokwe said this will help address the inadequate..

Witch finder given instant justice in Kalabo District

Business in Kalabo district on Friday last week came to a standstill as everyone in the main business district rushed to Mapa area to witness a witch doctor who was..

Teachers abandon school due to lack of accommodation in Western Province

Teachers of Limbotwa Basic School of Kasabi village in Western Province have abandoned the school due to lack of teachers houses. School acting head teacher Paul Kawinga says some teachers..

Mice hunt ignites forest fire in Kasama

A fire has swept through 140 hectares of a forest on the outskirts of Kasama district. Northern Province Principal Forestry Officer Catherine Nguvulu confirmed this in an interview with ZANIS..

Nchelenge woman arrested for causing death of her husband

A WOMAN in Nchelenge District has been arrested for allegedly causing the death of her husband after burning him with hot water, police have said. Nelly Musonda, 52, claimed that..

Fuel shortage in Nchelenge cripples government departments

The Ministry of Education, Science and Vocational Training and Early Education in Nchelenge says the shortage of fuel in the district has negatively impacted service delivery. Education Standards Officer for..

Two businessmen plead guilty of selling expired products in Katete district

Two Katete business men have pleaded guilty to offering for selling products without manufacturing and expiry dates contrary to section 6 of the Food and Drugs Act. This is contrary..

Feeding programme improves pupil attendance

The introduction of feeding Programmes in Primary schools by government has improved the number of pupils attending classes in Chilubi district of the Northern province. Chilubi district Education Standards Officer..

Grade six girl in court for drug trafficking

A 15 year–old grade six girl and her 49 year old aunt both of Chinsali have pleaded not guilty to trafficking in 507 grams of cannabis. The duo appeared in..

Twelve year old ‘ wife’ withdrawn from marriage in Kapiri

A twelve year-old grade two girl at Renato Basic School in chief Nkole’s area in Kapiri Mposhi district has been withdrawn from a marriage forced by her father. Central Province..