Search for cellular network injures woman of Mkushi

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A 35-year-old woman of Mukankamana village in Mkushi district is nursing injuries after falling from a Musuku tree she had climbed in search of a mobile communication network. Astridah Phiri climbed the tree in an effort to capture the network to enable her communicate to...

Levy wins kudos over decision to let NEC choose successor

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A Lusaka clergyman is happy that President Levy Mwanawasa has given a go ahead to the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) National Executive Committee (NEC) to choose his successor before the next general elections. Christ Impact Ministries Prophet Hastings M'zumara said Mr. Mwanawasa's decision is a...

Caltex fuel tanker burns to ashes

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A tanker truck, belonging to Caltex, has been burnt to ashes after it caught fire between Nyimba and Kacholola districts this morning. Eastern Police Commanding Officer Emlyn Mushondwa confirmed to Zambia News and Information Services this morning that the incident occurred after the truck developed...

Levy, tomorrow leaves for France

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President Levy Mwanawasa is tomorrow expected to leave for France, where he will attend the 24th France-Africa Summit slated for February 15 to 17. President Mwanawasa will attend the summit to be held in Cannes, at the personal invitation of French President Jacques Chirac. According to statement released to...

Medical humour

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Three 4th year chemical pathology students were so confident that the weekend before their final exams, they decided to go up to Kitwe and party with some friends up there. They had a great time. However, after all the partying, they slept all day...

3% Mining Royalties Not-Negotiable

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Minister of Mines and Minerals, Dr. Kalombo Mwansa, said today the ministry was updating its policies to encourage continued private investment in the country, but said increased royalties of 3% on mining sales were “not negotiable”. Mwansa said Zambia would not delay the implementation of...

State partners with World Bank, EU over mining rights

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Dr. Kalombo Mwansa has disclosed that his ministry has partnered with the World Bank and the European Union in redesigning and  modernising the existing mining rights in the licensing system in Zambia. He said the new mining system CADASPRE will position Zambia in line with international...

My experience working in the eastern cape

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I had to meet Prof A at the reception of the hospital at 7.15hrs. He was to introduce me to the people in the surgical department. As I stood there nervous wondering what the day would be like. I looked around this newly built...

Govt steps up measures to rid streets of kids

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Government has stepped up measures to rid streets of Lusaka and other big towns of street kids and has subsequently called on the members of the public to stop giving handouts to children in the streets. Community Development and Social Services Minister Catherine Namugala...

Government unveils a K12 trillion budget

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Government has unveiled a K12 trillion for the year 2007 of which, 72 percent is to be financed domestically while the remaining 28 percent will be from external financing. The K12.042.4 billion budget under the theme "from stability to improved service delivery" represents about 26.6 percent...

Come up with growth oriented, pro- poor budget, Govt told

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Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has implored government to come up with a national budget that is growth oriented and pro-poor to reduce poverty the majority Zambians are going through. UPND says the attainment of the HIPC completion point should benefit more...

Church leader calls on ACC, Taskforce to probe the K3 trillion scandal

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A Lusaka based clergyman has called on the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Taskforce on Corruption to launch investigations into the K 3 trillion reported to have been stolen by some civil servants. Christ Impact Ministries Leader, Prophet Hastings Mzumara told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka...

Bailiffs seize goods, vehicles worth million of kwacha in Kafue

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Bailiffs  from the Lusaka High Court today seized office equipment and motor vehicles from two catholic learning institutions and national housing authority in Kafue for failing to settle outstanding ground rates owed to Kafue district Council.  Kafue District Council Secretary,Ronica Miyoba confirmed the seizure of...

Delayed project annoy Chief Sinazongwe

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By Tovin Ngombe The irrigation Schemes earmarked to be belt in Sinazongwe district have been a disappointment, have taken too long, and people are fed up bemoans Chief Sinazongwe. The Chief told the Small Scale Irrigation Project (SSIP) steering committee that paid a courtesy call...

Zambia commissions electronic weighbridge.

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Zambia today commissioned the first ever-electronic weighbridge constructed at the cost of K3.4 billion, in Kapiri Mposhi, Central Province. The weighbridge has been co-financed by the European Union and the Royal Norwegian government. Speaking when he commissioned the weighbridge, Works and Supply Minister, Kapembwa Simabo said government has...