Chinese Plant Sacks all unionised Zambian Workers

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Chambeshi Copper Smelter has dismissed all the 500 unionised employees who went on strike recently demanding improved conditions of service. Copper Smelter Company Secretary, Sun Chuanqi, confirmed the sacking of the Zambian Workers. And a check by znbc news at the construction site in chambeshi found...

AG Anne Chifungula calls for accountability of public resources

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Auditor General Anne Chifungula says there can never be gender equality if resources aimed at enhancing the lives of people are not accounted for. Ms. Chifungula says the national theme for this year’s international women’s day “financing for gender equality and accountability of public resources”...

Make defilement non-bailable offence, urges Women’s Lobby

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THE Zambia National Women’s Lobby Group (ZNWLG), men’s wing has called on the Government to stiffen the law against defilement and make the offence non-bailable. ZNWLG men network coordinator, Isaiah Munali, said this in an interview in Lusaka yesterday after a briefing over awareness campaign...

Mounting of defilement cases is a source of worry

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The National Initiative Citizens Awareness (NICA) has bemoaned the mounting defilement cases in the country. NICA President Kelvin Sampa says the vice must be frowned upon by all citizens and that the law should be firmly applied on perpetrators in a bid to put a...

ZACA happy with revocation of new motor vehicle fees

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The Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA) has commended government for revoking the exorbitant fees imposed by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) on consumers. ZACA Executive Secretary, Muyunda Illilonga disclosed in a press statement to ZANIS today that the move shows that government was...

ZAMTEL’s Lusaka Fibre Network ready in two weeks time.

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Zamtel Managing Director Simon Tembo has announced that the installation of the Lusaka Metropolitan Optic Fibre Cable would be completed in two weeks time. He said the Lusaka Metropolitan Optic Fibre will provide corporate companies, business houses, the University of Zambia, the University Teaching...

New road user fees cause havoc

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Scores of bus operators and conductors, converged at the main gate of Parliament to protest against the proposed increase in road user fees. The irate bus drivers and conductors circulated a petition addressed to Transport and Communication Minister, Dora Siliya, urging her not to implement...

Chimumbwa has case to answer

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Former Nchanga Member of Parliament, Charles Chimumbwa, who is appearing in court for obtaining money by false pretences has been found with a case to answer. Mr. Chimumbwa is accused of obtaining $35,000 from a Chinese national by false pretences. Lusaka Resident Magistrate, Arida Chuulu, ruled...

Herbalist gets 18 years for defilement

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THE Kitwe High Court yesterday sentenced a traditional healer to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an 11-year-old girl. Judge Evans Hamaundu jailed Fredrick Chinyimba, 32 of New Kawama township after he was convicted of the offence by a magistrate’s court. Chinyimba was referred...

ZESCO seeks $600 million for upgrades

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ZESCO is talking to financiers from Japan, India and western countries about a $600 million financing package needed to boost power output, a senior industry official said on Tuesday. Monica Chisela, ZESCO senior manager for marketing and public relations, said the $600 million would be...

Three miners injured at Chinese coal Mine

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Three people have been injured at the Chinese Collum coal mine when the rocks under the ground fell on them in Sinazeze in Southern Province. One of the injured workers, Jerical Siankuku told ZANIS at his bed side in Maamba Hospital that the rocks fell...

Power outages compromising security, Muntemba

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Central Province police commanding officer Brenda Muntemba has complained that ZESCO power outages are adversely affecting the operations of the police service and compromising security. Ms. Muntemba made the complaint at the meeting of provincial heads of governement departments addressed by permanent secretary Mr....

Changing people’s mindset big challenge for ACC

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The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in Zambia has said that the biggest challenge that the Commission has is changing the mindset of people in the country on corruption. ZANIS Ndola reports that ACC Community Education Officer Masauso Lungu said this when he addressed District...

Govt commends stakeholders for helping mitigate effects of floods

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Government has expressed profound gratitude at the response from cooperating partners, banks, parastatal bodies and individuals towards the mitigation of the effects of floods. Vice President Rupiah Banda said today that government was grateful at the assistance rendered by such institutions towards addressing the...

Musharraf foes triumph at polls

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The main party backing President Pervez Musharraf has admitted defeat in Pakistan's elections. The two main opposition parties, the PPP of late PM Benazir Bhutto and the PML-N, led by another former PM, Nawaz Sharif, have a clear majority. If they form a coalition...