Levy meets Catholic bishops

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PRESIDENT Mwanawasa was last night expected to meet Catholic bishops to discuss various issues with the controversy surrounding the Constitution-making process topping the agenda. Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) spokesperson, Paul Samasumo, and State House special assistant for Press and public relations, John Musukuma, confirmed separately...

PF’s behaviour over Constitution process irks UPND

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The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has expressed disappointment at what it termed as a confrontational and antagonistic behaviour by the Patriotic Front over the constitutional making process. UPND Chairperson for Information and Publicity, Charles Kakoma said today that his party was not happy...

Levy counsels Sata

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Presidient  Mwanawasa has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) to make meaningful contributions to Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue (ZCID) discussions on the Constitution review process and not cause confusion. Mr Mwanawasa said that while he welcomed the return of PF to ZCID, he hoped the...

Speaker reprimands Chimwemwe Mp

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Speaker of the National Assembly, Amusaa Mwanamwambwa has reprimanded Chimwemwe constituency member of parliament Willie Nsanda, for using disparaging language against fellow parliamentarians  his colleagues in the House. Mr. Mwanamwambwa strongly reprimanded Mr. Nsanda for allegedly calling the then Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and...

FTJ seeks S.Africa treatment

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Doctors have ordered the ailing former president Frederick Chiluba sent to South Africa for treatment after his heart condition deteriorated, a Chiluba spokesman said on Tuesday. Emmanuel Mwamba said Chiluba, who was in court on Tuesday attending a graft trial of his wife Regina in...

K700bn. Lying idle

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Secretary to the Treasury, Evans Chibiliti, has revealed that K700 billion State cash meant for development is lying idle in commercial banks because controlling officers have failed to apply the funds for development purposes. “We shall hear a perverse situation where commercial banks are lending...

508 staff retired from UNZA and CBU between 2001 – 2006

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Parliament today heard that a total of 508 lecturers and support staff retired from the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) between 2001 and December 2006. Deputy of Education minister Lucy Changwe disclosed that 416 officers retired from UNZA while 92 support...

Andre Mtine, 2 others arrested for money laundering

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NDOLA resident, Andre Mtine, has been arrested along with two senior employees at Zambia Postal Services (ZAMPOST) in Ndola for money laundering and theft involving more than K100 million. Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) spokesperson, Rosten Chulu, confirmed the arrest of Mtine, 43, a Football Association...

London High court judgment is null and void , submit Dr Chiluba’s lawyers

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Lawyers representing former president, Frederick Chiluba  have argued that the registration of the London High Court judgment in the Lusaka High Court was done outside the provisions of the law. Lawyers John Sangwa and Robert Simeza were submitting before Judge Japhet Banda today when the...

DEC nabs three for money laundering involving over K100m

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested three people of Ndola for money laundering offences involving over K100 million. Mr. Chulu named the three as Andre Jaulani Mtine 43, a Director at Riskmate Limited of house number 35 Lualaba Road in Kasenshi and Gilbert Kapambwe 42,...

‘Constitutional conference to adopt new constitution’

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Government has assured Zambians that the proposed constitutional conference will perform similar functions as a constituent assembly, such as the adoption of the new constitution. Minister of Justice George Kunda also said the drafting of the Constitutional Conference Bill had reached an advanced stage and...

Govt pledges to support Zambia Redcross Society

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Government says it will endeavour to ensure that the work of the largest humanitarian organisation in the country, Zambia Redcross Society is supported. Lusaka Province Minister Charles Shawa says Government is pleased with works of Zambia Redcross Society of improving people's living standards and urged the...

‘We are not children’, Levy

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President Mwanawasa says the West should stop treating African nations as infants who cannot make decisions on their own. Mr. Mwanawasa said African governments and Zambia in particular are capable of making decisions that are good for their people. The President also condemned the decision by...

Zambian radio stations implored to produce quality audio content

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Deutsche Welle, DW,  a German National Broadcaster has called on  radio stations in Zambia to produce quality audio sound and contents to the audience. DW Project Manager, Uwe Rob observed that in the current revolution of digital technology, most radio stations have lagged behind in giving...

Levy hails Chinese investment

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President Levy Mwanawasa has hailed Chinese investment in Zambia and called on Zambians to appreciate what China was doing in the country. Mr Mwanawasa said the Chinese have set a good example in their country and they believed in workable investments which cannot be compared...