President Lungu expected in Zimbabwe today for Mugabe’s funeral

President Edgar Lungu(c) with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and first republican President Kenneth Kaunda at State House
President Edgar Lungu is today expected in Harare, Zimbabwe, to attend former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s State funeral. Zambian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Emmanuel Chenda told ZANIS in an interview in Harare yesterday afternoon that President Lungu will be among other Heads of State...

President Lungu calls for a concerted effort from all stakeholders to stamp out corruption

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu at the the official opening of Parliament on Friday, September 13, 2019-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Govt. reaffirms fight against corruption President Edgar Lungu says his government will not relent in the fight against corruption. President Lungu called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders, in stamping out corruption for the benefit of the Zambian people and the future generation. He said it is...

Businessman Valden Findlay takes legal action against NDC president Chishimba Kambwili

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu puts a Rolex wrist watch on Valden Findlay’s wrist after he pledged to but it at Fifty thousand Kwacha during a fundraising dinners for the ruling Patriotic Front held at Protea Hotel
Businessman Valden Findlay has instructed his lawyers to take necessary legal action against National Democratic Congress President Chishimba Kambwili for accusing him of dealing in drugs. Mr Findlay who has rejected accusations of State Capture and drug dealing as false said he has never engaged...

Dora Siliya accuse the Opposition of undermining the fight against corruption through baseless allegations

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya
Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has accused the opposition parties of undermining the fight against corruption through baseless allegations which they cannot substantiate. Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Ms Siliya said that Government, under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, is working...

President Lungu should use official opening of parliament speech to clearly explain the roadmap towards economic recovery

President Edgar Lungu delivering the State of Nation Address on progress made in the Application of National Values and Principles at Parliament on Friday, 15th March, 2019. Picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/State House
The Centre for Trade Policy and Development has asked President Edgar Lungu to use his official opening of Parliament speech on Friday to clearly explain the road to economic recovery. CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo said the Presidential speech during the opening of Parliament is...

Zambia Police request Video Footage from Prime TV about Kambwili’s defamation of the President

NDC Opposition leader Chishimba Kambwili
Zambia Police has written to Prime Television Zambia requesting for video footage covered by the media House and aired to the members of the public on 9 September 2019 in respect of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Opposition leader Chishimba Kambwili's allegations against the Head...

President Lungu U-turns on Appointment of Siame as FIC Chairperson

President Edgar Lungu has revoked the appointment of George Siame as Chairperson of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC). In a brief statement, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe said the appointment of Mr SIAME has been revoked with immediate...

Israel denies reports that Presidential Jet was used to smuggle “dirty cash” to Zambia(updated)

Ambassador of Israel to Zambia Gershon Kedar has “vigorously” denied allegations that the official aircraft of President Edgar Lungu was used to smuggle money from Israel. Mr Kedar said in a statement that the allegations are false and malicious. “The relations between Israel and Zambia are...

Disaster Management dismisses HH allegations of being blocked from donating relief food

Mr Hichilema speaking at a news conference at his residence.
The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has urged the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema to stop lying that he was blocked from donating 25,000 bags of mealie meal to vulnerable communities. DMMU Communications Officer Rachael Chama said at no time...

Drug trafficking claims to be investigated -State House

Special assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Mr. Isaac Chipampe
State House says law enforcement agencies will investigate drug trafficking allegations with all appropriate authorities. Commenting on allegations by NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili that Lusaka businessman Valden Findlay could be pushing drugs using the presidential jet, State House says the matter will be fully investigated. In...

Suspend all ‘Romantic’ Programmes, Resolve Electricity Crisis, Nevers Mumba tells PF Government

Nevers Mumba
MMD president Nevers Mumba has urged the PF-led government to suspend all “romantic” programmes and focus on resolving the crippling and chaotic energy crisis in the country. Zambia is undergoing an economic debilitating energy crisis blamed on drastically reduced water levels in the Kariba Dam...

BOZ objects to removal of clause requiring Parliament Approval to get Debt for the Country

Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya displays a Kwacha note to Journalists during a news briefing
The Bank of Zambia has opposed the proposed constitutional amendment to remove the National Assembly’s oversight role on the contraction of public debt. Section 13 of the constitutional amendment Bill number 10 proposes the amendment of Article 63 of the constitutional Act by the deletion...

President Edgar Lungu urges Africa Leaders to Emulate Robert Mugabe

MUGABE DECLARED NATIONAL HERO
President Edgar Lungu has urged African leaders to emulate former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who was fearless in protecting the integrity of his country. The Head of State said the current generation of leaders has a lot to learn from the late Mr. Mugabe and...

Riot Police patrol Chawama to stop HH from touring the township

Police patrolling the streets in Chawama in Sunday
Police in riot gear on Sunday patrolled the streets of Chawama Township in Lusaka in an effort to block opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema who was due to visit the area. Mr Hichilema had announced that he was going to visit Chawama on Sunday to donate...

I’ll not respond to insults from my political opponent-President Lungu

Republican President Edgar Lungu at the induction Church service of Reverend Westone Simwinga of Twapia United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Congregation.
President Edgar Lungu has said that he will not respond to insults from his political opponents, but that his focus would be on national leadership, adding that his government will continue to support the church in different ways to enable it to provide spiritual...