Levy hails Celtel

President Levy Mwanawasa has hailed Celtel's developmental activities in the country. President Mwanawasa said Celtel has contributed greatly to the improvement of the tele density in the country which he said has risen from three percent in 2001 to 16 percent todate. Mr. Mwanawasa hoped the...

Our business is to provide conducive environment for business- Magande

Government says its role is not only to do business but also to provide a good and conducive environment for conducting business and investment. Speaking when the 18 member Malaysian delegation that is in the country to look at investment opportunities paid a courtesy call on...

Govt set to improve working conditions for magistrates

Government has disclosed that it will this year improve the working conditions of magistrates throughout the country. And Government says it will improve the court infrastructure to facilitate a conducive, effective and efficient administration of justice. Justice Minister George Kunda said government is aware of...

AIZ disappointed with Govt over death penalty

Amnesty International has expressed disappointment over the latest stance taken by the Zambian government to maintain and uphold the Death penalty in the law books despite President Levy Mwanawasa refusing to sign any Death warrants.  Amnesty International Zambia (AIZ) says despite the death penalty being...

Loud-mouthed politicians irk Levy

PRESIDENT Mwanawasa has denounced politicians who have adopted a culture of politicking at the expense of national development. Mr Mwanawasa said yesterday that political leaders who rarely spoke about issues that would uplift the living standards of the people should stop the practice. “It is sad...

NESAWU accuses ZESCO of failing to provide protective clothing to workers

The National Energy Sector and Allied Workers Union (NESAWU)  has accused the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) of committing a serious breach of industrial agreement by failing to provide its employees with protective clothing. Union officials in Northern Province say it is an offence for...

Police IG directs police officers to surrender guns when off duty

Inspector General of police, Ephraim Mateyo has directed that police officers should surrender the guns when off duty. Mr. Mateyo has since instructed officers in charge of police stations and police posts to ensure the directive is effected and adhered to. The police chief told...

MIBS pledges support towards the vulnerable in society

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has pledged to continue supporting the efforts of orphanages in taking care of vulnerable children in society. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Assistant Secretary for Planning Gilbert Maimbo says it is the responsibility of every Zambian to supplement...

Ministry of Lands to reopen tomorrow- Mwaanga

Government has announced that the ministry of Lands offices will be opened for business tomorrow March 6, 2007. Government spokesperson, Vernon Mwaanga said in a statement to ZANIS that the offices which were closed to both workers and the general public last Thursday will be...

Levy urges Zambians to create job opportunities for youths

President Mwanawasa has called on Zambians, regardless of their political affiliations to create opportunities for the youths in the country. Mr. Mwanawasa said political bickering among political leaders will not help but retard the development of the youths in the nation. The President was speaking at...

Kabwe MMD welcomes Nyirongo’s dismissal

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy, MMD, in Kabwe is happy with President Levy Mwanawasa's decision to dismiss Gladys Nyirongo as Lands Minister. This is according to two press statements separately released to ZANIS in Kabwe this afternoon and signed by Bwacha Constituency Chairman Gibson Kunda and...

PF Luwingu councilors condemn Sata, PF CC for suspending Nakazwe

Some opposition Patriotic Front councilors in Luwingun district have condemned party leader, Michael Sata and members of the central committee for suspending Lusaka Mayor Susan Nakazwe from the party. The councilors charged that it is wrong for the party to suspend the councilors from the party...

Doctors visit

Don't laugh!" said the patient, Titus. "Of course I won't laugh," the doctor said. "I'm a professional. In over twenty years I've never laughed at a patient." "Okay then," Titus said, and proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the tiniest 'whoo-ha' the doctor had ever...

PF MP still wants US$53, 000 car loan

Opposition Patriotic Front (PF) Mufulira Central Member of Parliament Majory Masiye has insisted that the US$ 53, 000 car loans are necessary for individual MPs. Ms. Masiye has advised public service union to stop politicising the parliamentarians' demands for the car loans because they are meant...

F.O.I bill vital for promoting democracy-MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zambia) says freedom of information (F.O.I) bill is vital in promoting democracy, transparency and good governance. Speaking during a MISA consultative workshop for Members of Parliament (MPs) on the need for a freedom of information act in Lusaka...