Demo by NCZ workers enters day two

Scores of the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) workers in Kafue this morning continued their demonstration at the office of the District Commissioner for the second day demanding that government pays them their four months arrears. The workers who started assembling as early as...

Increased Levels of Pornographic Flows Worrying, Govt

Government has expressed concern at the increasing levels of pornographic materials being smuggled into the country. Information and Broadcasting Services minister Mike Mulongoti observed that such illicit materials do not only contribute to the erosion of the moral fiber of society but also...

Married, pregnant girls on increase in Sinazongwe

Sinazongwe district education office has expressed sadness at the high number of School girls getting married and being pregnant. Sinazongwe District Acting Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Sitwiinda Sikabanga revealed stunning results at a workshop held for headmen at Sinazeze that 128 girls were married...

RDA strengthens monitoring of contractors

The Road Development Agency (RDA) has strengthened the supervision of contractors who are awarded contracts to rehabilitate roads in the country. RDA Head of Public Relations Loyce Saili said all contractors who do shoddy works risk losing their contracts. Ms. Saili was reacting to...

Most teachers are in debt, SESTUZ

The Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) has observed that most teachers are borrowing from micro finance institutions in order to supplement their meagre salaries. SESTUZ Secretary General Emmanuel Zulu said this in an interview with ZANIS in Kabwe today adding that government needed...

Levy to go to London for Medical Check up

President Levy Mwanawasa will leave Ethiopia on Sunday, February 3, and proceed to London where he is to undergo a scheduled medical check up after the closure of the African Union Summit. Chief Analyst for Press and Public Relations David Kombe disclosed this to ZANIS...

Levy meets World Bank Chief

President Levy Mwanawasa today held private bilateral talks with World Bank president Robert Zoellick, which mainly focussed on the economic development of Zambia. The talks that lasted about 45 minutes starting at 11:00 hours Zambian time, were held at the United Nations Economic Commission Conference...

First Lady to address OAFLA meeting in Addis

First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa is today expected to address the Organisation of African First Ladies on HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) after the official opening ceremony of the 10th African Union heads of state and government summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The...

Government uncovers Visa fees scam

Government has uncovered a scam in which some Tourism operators are allegedly misinforming foreign tourists that the Zambian government has increased Visa fees from US$ 40 to US$ 150. Addressing the Press in Lusaka today, Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Michael Kaingu said...

Coca-Cola Company donates US$100,000

The Coca-Cola Company has donated US$100,000 to the office of the Vice President, Disaster Management and Mitation Unit (DMMU) for humanitarian support to flood victims. Chief Executive Officer, Neville Isdell said his company is aware and concerned with the torrential rains that have rocked...

MoE allocates K88 Billion towards construction of high schools

The Ministry of Education says it has allocated K88 billion in this year’s budget for the construction of high schools in the country. Ministry of Education Head of Infrastructure Joseph Nthele says the allocation would be used to construct 32 high schools across ...

ERB defers ZESCO hearing to today

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) postponed the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) hearing on the continued power outage the country if facing to today. ERB Spokesperson Kwali Mfuni told ZANIS in press statement released in Lusaka yesterday that the meeting which was scheduled...

ACC nabs officers over corruption

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a Police Officer with the Zambia Police Service and a Lusaka City Council Police Officer for corrupt practices involving K2 million. The Commission arrested and charged Sub Inspector George Kankuli, 49, of house number 24/40 in Kanyama...

Video houses to cash in on ZNBC’s failure to beam AFCON

Several proprietors of Video Show houses in Lundazi district in Eastern Province are taking advantage of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) pronouncements that it was unable to televise the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations because of its failure to secure more than K5...

Multichoice Zambia to beam AFCON matches

Multichoice Zambia Limited is to broadcast all the Ghana MTN Africa Cup of Nations games live on Digital Satelite Television (DSTV). Multichoice Zambia, Public Relations Officer, Malone Kanande said DSTV subscribers will not miss out on the action adding that they will be able...