Loud-mouthed politicians irk Levy

PRESIDENT Mwanawasa has denounced politicians who have adopted a culture of politicking at the expense of national development. Mr Mwanawasa said yesterday that political leaders who rarely spoke about issues that would uplift the living standards of the people should stop the practice. “It is sad...

Namulabe warns erring provincial mobilizing officers

Youth ,Sports and Child Development minister Gabriel Namulambe has expressed disappointed with some provincial mobilizing officers for mobilising youths who are not vulnerable for the street youth rehabilitation programme. Mr Namulambe has since directed the permanent secretary in the ministry of...

Govt told to gazette IWD

Women in Kabompo districts have appealed to government to gazette the international womens day as a public holiday Kabompo district central ward counselor, Janet Kaputula made the call on behalf of the Kabompo women during the International womans day preparatory meeting held over the weekend Ms Kaputula...

Ministry of Lands to reopen tomorrow- Mwaanga

Government has announced that the ministry of Lands offices will be opened for business tomorrow March 6, 2007. Government spokesperson, Vernon Mwaanga said in a statement to ZANIS that the offices which were closed to both workers and the general public last Thursday will be...

Govt. urges church to be a place of solace for the poor

Government has called on the Church to be a place of solace where the afflicted and poor can take refuge. Community and Social Development Deputy Minister, Nicholas Banda said this in Lusaka today during the fundraising luncheon held at Presbyterian Church in Chilenje. Mr. Banda regretted that some...

Levy urges Zambians to create job opportunities for youths

President Mwanawasa has called on Zambians, regardless of their political affiliations to create opportunities for the youths in the country. Mr. Mwanawasa said political bickering among political leaders will not help but retard the development of the youths in the nation. The President was speaking at...

Kabwe MMD welcomes Nyirongo’s dismissal

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy, MMD, in Kabwe is happy with President Levy Mwanawasa's decision to dismiss Gladys Nyirongo as Lands Minister. This is according to two press statements separately released to ZANIS in Kabwe this afternoon and signed by Bwacha Constituency Chairman Gibson Kunda and...

Govt. scouts for K12 billion for floods disaster

Works and Supply Minister, Kapembwa Simbao, has disclosed that Government is scouting for K12 billion towards assisting flood victims in various parts of the country. Speaking in a telephone interview, Mr. Simbao told Zambia News and Information Service that the flood situation in the country is...

The Speaker orders a stop to skirmishes between MPs and the media

Speaker of the National Assembly Amussa Mwanamwambwa today ordered a stop to the continued skirmishes between Members of Parliament and the media fraternity. Mr. Mwanamwambwa charged that MPs and the media should stop provoking each other on matters of national interests. He warned that the recent continued...

PF MP still wants US$53, 000 car loan

Opposition Patriotic Front (PF) Mufulira Central Member of Parliament Majory Masiye has insisted that the US$ 53, 000 car loans are necessary for individual MPs. Ms. Masiye has advised public service union to stop politicising the parliamentarians' demands for the car loans because they are meant...

There is need for an informed leadership in church

The Reformed Church In Zambia (RCZ) says there is need for a well-informed leadership if Church matters were to be administered properly. Speaking at a one day Seminar Organized by the Synodic Committee at Buchi Congregation in Kitwe over the weekend, R C Z Rev. Isaac...

Mwanawasa says Zambia is ready to support a cartel on Copper

President Mwanawasa says Zambia stands ready to support efforts aimed at reviving a cartel for Copper producing countries in southern Africa. Mr. Mwanawasa said this is in an effort to create a fair price for the product on the international market. Mr. Mwanawasa was speaking when...

Rev. Ndhlovu urges politicians to be mature

Outgoing Secretary General for Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), Reverend Japhet Ndhlovu has called on all politicians to be mature in order to enhance democratic governance. He urged politicians to stop practicing petty politics of hatred and vindictiveness to enhance democratic governance in the country. Reverend,...

State act to address street kids issue

The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development today told Parliament that Government is still committed to addressing the growing problem of street kids. Responding to a question from Mapatizya United Party for National Development (UPND) MP Ackson Sejani who wanted to know the measures Government...

Bulaya gets five years imprisonment

The Lusaka magistrate court has convicted former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Kashiwa Bulaya of one count of abuse of office and two counts of corruption and subsequently sentenced him to five years imprisonment with hard labour. Principle Resident Magistrate (PRM), Edward Musona, convicted Bulaya...