KCM commended for empowering teachers

Copper belt Province permanent secretary Mrs. Jennipher Musonda has commended Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for having continued to support the community despite the new mine tax regime. Mrs. Musonda said KCM has continued to support the community through sustainable projects especially among the widows. She was...

Zambia Tourist Board applauds the top cop

The Zambia Tourist Board (ZTB) has welcomed the dispatching of police officers to Livingstone following increased crime in the tourist capital. ZTB board chairperson Errol Hickey said increased crime in the tourist capital is threatening the tourism industry hence the need to purge out criminal...

Foreign farmers get 4,000ha for Afforestation

Government has reserved 4,000 hectares in Mufulira local forests for afforestation, which would be undertaken by a foreign consortium of agric foresters. Mufulira District Commissioner (DC), Dyford Muulwa disclosed that the foreign consortium of agric foresters was ready to invest about US$1 million in the...

Police Officers are not Enough, says Kabonde

COMMISSIONER of Police, Francis Kabonde, has reiterated that the number of regular police officers is not enough to contain the crime rate in the country. Mr Kabonde said this in Kabwe today during the official opening of the Police Reserves' workshop that is being held...

60 Zimbabwe sex workers deported

The Immigration Department has sent back 60 suspected Zimbabwean sex workers to their country of origin following a raid on some guest houses in Livingstone. Immigration public relations officer Mulako Mbagweta told ZANIS in Lusaka today that the her department in conjunction with the...

First Lady Seeks Support for Traditional Ceremonies

First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has called on the corporate world and other stakeholders to join efforts with government in supporting traditional ceremonies in the country. Mrs. Mwanawasa says there is need for stakeholders to support traditional ceremonies as they help in contributing to the growth...

Adoption Act being abused by Child Traffickers

Out going Child Care and Adoption Society President, Reverend Moses Banda, has disclosed that the child adoption procedure has been grossly abused. And Mr. Banda has said that Zambia will not be used as a front for child trafficking and other vices that violate the...

KK honored with a solidarity award

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has honored First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda with a Solidarity award for his outstanding contribution to the development of the labour movement in Zambia. Speaking at the award presentation ceremony at Holiday Inn in Lusaka last evening, ZCTU...

CBU workers bemoan the return of funds

Copperbelt University Workers Union president, Humprey Lungu, says the failure by responsible government employees to distribute the K 900 billion developmental funds to areas of need is regrettable and should not be allowed to continue. Mr Lungu said in Mazabuka when he officiated at...

K’millian to perform live in Malawi

Celebrated Zambian music sensation K'millian is this weekend expected in Blantyre, Malawi where he will join the crème of top African musicians, 2 Face of Nigeria, Nameless of Kenya and Jozi of South Africa at the Ethel Mutharika Memorial Music Festival. K'millian who arrives...

UNZA workers go-slow ends

University of Zambia unionised workers have called off their go-slow following a settlement with Management. Workers representative, Fenison Mwape confirmed the development. He said the strike action had been discontinued after the union and management reached an agreement. Dr. Mwape said management and the union had fruitful...

Fighting corruption requires enhanced whistle blowers

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) says there is need to have serious 'whistle blowing' in the country if the fight against corruption is to bear its intended results. ACC Copperbelt Region Community Education Officer, Masauso Lungu, says the fight agaisnt corruption cannot be achieved...

Government purchases 150 trucks for councils

Government has purchased 150 light trucks worth over K5.5 billion to be distributed to all local authorities in the country. Local Government and Housing Minister, Sylvia Masebo said the vehicles are meant to help the councils effectively carry out the Keep Zambia Clean and Health...

ZESCO electricity power generators restored

ZESCO has repaired its two generators which had tripped off at Kafue Gorge Power Station. ZESCO Public Relations Manager Monica Chisela has confirmed that the two machines are now back in operation. Briefing the press in Lusaka today, Mrs. Chisela said one of the generators was...

Crime gets off hand in L/stone – Munkombwe

Southern Province Minister, Daniel Munkombwe, has said that criminal activities in the region have gotten out of hand following the increase in the number of people being assaulted and beaten to death. Mr. Munkombwe said Livingstone and surrounding districts had become a breeding ground for criminals and called on...