Government says Demand on how to access Green Climate Funds has increased

PS- Chola Chabala - National Designated Authority - National Consultative Stakeholders meeting on Nat. Climate Change Fund
The government says it has received several requests from the public and private sector on how to access Green Climate Funds (GCF) finances to implement climate Resilient development projects. Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary Chola Chabala acknowledged that stakeholders are facing...

Unscrupulous civil servants deserve punishment- President Lungu

REPUBLICAN President His Excellency Dr Edgar Lungu has declared October 25th, the day after Zambia’s Independence Day, a public holiday.
President Edgar Lungu says civil servants and public officers who benefit from programmes meant for vulnerable citizens should not only removed from the payroll but arrested and prosecuted. President Lungu directed that officials from Lusaka City Council who are implicated in the selling of...

PF Lusaka Province Chair says Lawlessness in Markets & Bus Stations will not be tolerated

The Event where PF Cadres Presented a Petition against Kambwili
Lusaka Province Patriotic Front Youth Chairperson Daniel Kalembe says PF remains a pro-poor party and its leadership in the province will not tolerate lawlessness in Markets and Bus stations. And Chairman Kalembe says it is criminal behavior for any individual to usurp the mandate of...

Flash bus drivers protest extortion from PF cadres

Flash Bus drivers this morning parked their buses at Chilenje Police Station in protest over what they have termed as extortion from PF cadres. The drivers operating the Chilenje-Apex route refused to drive demanding that the PF cadres stop harassing them. They complained that they are...

Lusaka’s Mtendere township boy found dead in a pit latrine

Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo
A 15-year-old boy of Lusaka’s Mtendere township has been found dead in a pit latrine behind his parent’s house. The deceased identified as Kelpa Ndumba, a grade nine pupil at Vera Chiluba Primary School, was discovered lifeless with his belt tightly tied around his neck. Mother...

Union Disappointed with the Church for not voicing out on delayed Salaries

PRESIDENT LUNGU CALLS FOR SUPPORT TO CHURCHES
As the fire fighters continue demanding their salaries, the Fire Services Union of Zambia is disappointed that the Church has failed to voice out on the non payment of salaries to council workers for months now. Union General Secretary Clement Mulenga says it is disappointing...

Zambian wins Prince William-initiated Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2019

Benson Kanyembo
The Conservation South Luangwa wishes to announce with great pleasure and pride the good news that a Zambian national and CSL Law Enforcement Adviser, Benson Kanyembo, has been named winner of this year’s prestigious TUSK Wildlife Ranger Award. The award was initiated 4 years ago...

Transformation of the ICT sector will help meet Zambia’s development aspirations-Communications Minister

Patrick Mutimushi, Director General ZICTA, Yesa Bwalya, Director Communications - Ministry of Transport and Communication, David Kombe, Group CEO - StimuliPr, Ceaser Siwale, CEO - Pangea Securities and Brad Magrath, Chairman - Zambia Digital Summit
Minister of Transport and Communications Mutotwe Kafwaya has called for an enhanced approach towards exploring new innovations aimed at accelerating digital transformation in the country. Mr. Kafwaya said there is need for the country to strengthen the invention and use of ICTs in the transformational...

Curb Public Bus Harassment of Passengers

Kitwe Bus Station
THE Zambia Roads & Highway Safety Group (ZRHSG) has noted with dismay the continued harassment and inconveniencing of the travelling public by bus station pastors and other religious preachers and is calling on the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Bus owners...

Mumba Phiri says she has confidence in the Education System Zambia has to offer

Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Front with her son Chifuka Phiri( To her left) at the Doctors Graduation Ceremony at University of Zambia Ridgeway campus
Deputy Secretary-General of the Patriotic Front has said that she has confidence in the education system that Zambia has to offer and has urged people. Speaking at the graduating cermony of new Medical Doctors, where her 1st born son Chifuka is among the latest graduates...

Dr. Simon Miti warns Civil Servants who abuse the Payroll, FISP and Cash Transfer Schemes

Dr Simon Miti
Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Simon Miti has cautioned civil servants across the country that appropriate action will be taken against those found wanting for the irregularities in the management of the payroll, Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP) and social cash transfer. Dr. Miti urged the...

Access to Information Bil will punish those publishing false information-Siliya

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dora Siliya featuring on Hot FM’s HotSeat radio programme
Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has said that the Access to Information Bill once enacted will stiffen punishment for people who publish false information. Ms. Siliya, who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, also said that the government would proceed to put in place...

Failure rate in GCE Exams for 2019 more than doubles

General Education Minister David Mabumba
22, 734 candidates failed the General Certificate of Education Examinations in 2019 showing an increase in the failure rate to 13 percent from 6 percent last year. Of the 127, 456 candidates that sat for the exams, 96, 019 candidates obtained the GCE Certificates of...

AU calls for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

The African Union has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. In supporting the Communiqué of the Southern African Development Community-SADC- on the issue, African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the continued economic sanctions on Zimbabwe have a negative impact on...

Start them young, Zamtel wants children to be introduced to saving money at an early stage

Zamtel Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Reuben Kamanga
Zamtel says children should be introduced to a culture of saving money in order to create a financially literate Zambia. In commemoration of this year’s World Savings Day which fell on Thursday, Zamtel Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Reuben Kamanga said children should...