Government commends West farmers for high crop production

Agriculture Permanent Secretary Dr. Sam Mundia has commended farmers in Western Province for harvesting 41,353 metric tonnes of maize compared to last year's 32,487 metric tonnes. Dr. Mundia has since appealed to farmers in the province to properly secure their harvest to avoid it getting destroyed. He...

Levy meets former US President Clinton

Former United States President Bill Clinton, who is in the country, today met President Mwanawasa at State House. Mr. Clinton arrived at State House at 14.35 hours and was received by President Mwanawasa. Mr Clinton signed the State House visitors book before he went into a...

MMD in Kafue asks Oasis Forum to partner with ZCID

 The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in Kafue district has called on the Oasis Forum to join hands with the Zambia Centre for inter party Dialogue (ZCID) to ensure that the constitutional making process is successfully implemented. MMD Kafue Constituency Chairman, Samson Kabaso, told ZANIS...

Chiluba may stand trial by video link

Former president Frederick Chiluba may stand trial for corruption by video link due to ill health, a spokesman for the ex-leader said on Friday. Chiluba, who is due to travel to South Africa for medical treatment, has been told by a Zambian court to return...

OASIS Forum/CGC petitions parliament over constitution making process

The OASIS forum and the Collaborative Group on the Constitution (CGC)  today led hundreds of demonstrators to parliament to present a petition on the constitution making process. Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) Executive Director Father Joe Komakoma whose organisation is in the OASIS forum said the demonstration...

We will not participate in Constitutional demos during SADC meeting

The Newly launched  Constitution Referendum Alliance says it will not support calls by some  Non Governmental Organisations to hold protests over the Government constitutional roadmap during the forthcoming SADC Heads of state and Government summit in Lusaka next month. Constitution Referendum Alliance member Muyunda Ililonga...

Constitution bill in motion

The consultative process on the draft 2007 National Constitution conference bill has started. Justice Minister George Kunda released the draft bill to the Zambia Centre for Inter party Dialogue (ZCID), the oasis forum and the constitutional awareness network for comments on the draft document. Mr. Kunda...

Zambia seeks debt relief from Russia, Iraq, Bulgaria, Brazil and others

Zambia is seeking $600 million in debt relief from Russia, Iraq and other creditor countries that were not part of global debt relief plans agreed with the world's poorest nations in 2006, Finance Minister Ng'andu Magande said on Wednesday. Magande said Zambia had written to...

Plane carrying Djibouti leader fails to take off

THE plane carrying visiting Djibouti President, Ismail Guelleh, yesterday failed to take off at the Livingstone International Airport, causing panic among security staff. The Zambia Air force (ZAF) aircraft, which had carried the visiting leader from Lusaka, could not start as panic gripped senior military,...

Levy projects Zambia’s agro revolution

PRESIDENT Mwanawasa says Zambia will be turned into a major exporter of agricultural and food products by the year 2015. The President said to this effect, Government had embarked on the promotion of the production of a wide variety of crops so that agriculture could...

UPND disassociates itself from the ZCID constitution roadmap

Opposition United Party for National Development, UPND, has disassociated itself from the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue ZCID's roadmap as published in the post newspaper of July 16, 2007. UPND chairperson for information and publicity Charles Kakoma said the Zambia ZCID committed the UPND to a...

Zambia to export 200,000 tonnes maize to DRC, Namibia

The government will allow a farmers' group and three other associations to export a total of 200,000 tonnes of white maize to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Namibia, an industry official said on Tuesday. The Grain Traders of Zambia (GTA), the Zambia National...

Resignation of Col. Panji Kaunda won’t affect UNIP on the Copperbelt

Copperbelt Province Chairperson for United National Independence Party (UNIP) Mrs. Jermima Banda has disassociated the party from the statement issued by provincial secretary Isaac Zyambo on the resignation of Colonel Panji Kaunda from the party. Speaking to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chingola,...

Kunda speaks out

MINISTER of Justice, George Kunda, has assured the nation that the proposed constitutional conference will not depart from the Mung’omba Constitution Review Commission (CRC) recommendations.And Mr Kunda said the CRC erred when it recommended that a constituent assembly (CA) should have final and binding...

Constitution – no easy way

The Consitinuent Assembly is not an easy route to take in making a costitution.  The Chief Government Spokesperson said this is because setting up a Constituent Assembly will call for parliament to surrender some of its powers. Mike Mulongoti said it is not likely that parliamentarians...