Levy donates ambulances to two hospitals

President Levy Mwanawasa has donated two ambulances to Mkushi District hospital in Central province and Arthur Davies Children's Hospital in Ndola on the Copperbelt. The two ambulances are valued at US$50,000. Health Minister, Brian Chituwo, who received the donation on behalf of the two health...

Levy tells Prisons service to produce more food

President Levy Mwanawasa has implored the Zambia Prison Services to produce more food in order for it to reduce dependence on the national treasury for its operations. Mr. Mwanawasa wondered why the ZPS could fail to produce food for the inmates when the institution has a...

MMD begins nomination process for by-election candidates

The ruling MMD is inviting interested persons wishing to constest by elections in Kapoche constituency in Eastern Province and in six wards across the country.  MMD Elections Cahirman Mike Mulongoti announced this at a press briefing in Lusaka today. Mr. Mulongoti named the six wards...

DEC told to arrest traditional rulers involved in drugs

An opposition parliamentarian in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt Province has called on the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to arrest traditional rulers who were cultivating cannabis in their chiefdoms. Kantanshi Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Yamfwa Mukanga says cases involving chiefs growing cannabis which they...

Levy to date House of Chiefs

President Levy Mwanawasa is on Saturday expected to open the first session of the second House of Chiefs. According to a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Clerk of House of Chiefs Coillard Chibbonta, the President will on Saturday May 5, 2007 open the...

Parley nods over K28bn for C/belt

Copperbelt Province Minister Mwansa Mbulakulima has disclosed that Parliament has approved a budgetary provision of more than K28 billion to Copperbelt Province. Making the disclosure during a meeting he hosted for Provincial Members of Parliament and District Commissioners today, Mr Mbulakulima said that K28,233,855,177 had...

East Minister voted as MMD Provincial Minister

Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) in Eastern Province has elected Eastern Province Minister, Lameck Mangani as its Provincial Chairperson. Mr Mangani who is also Chipata Central Member of Parliament was elected at the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting held in Chipata last night, witnessed by MMD National...

ZADECO worries over ongoing Constitution impasse

The Zambia Development Conference, ZADECO, says it is concerned with the impassed surrounding the enactment of the new Constitution. ZADECO chairman, Langtone Sichone, the party is next month converge at a conference and would among other pertinent issues, come up with a resolution on how it...

Levy sends message of goodwill to TZ

President Levy Mwanawasa says Zambia is committed to maintaining brotherly relations with Tanzania. President Mwanawasa is hopeful that the existing cordial bilateral ties would be strengthened for the benefit of the people of the two countries. Mr. Mwanawasa said this in his message of congratulation to...

Sondashi shows interest in MMD presidency

Fomer Works and Supply minister Ludwig Sondashi has said that the herbal remedy discovery work he is currently involved in will not keep him from seeking the MMD presidency in 2011. Dr Sondashi dismissed suggestions he could be too busy with his HIV/AIDS work to...

High Court grants Mwangala stay of execution

The Lusaka High Court has granted an application to stay judgment of the court which nullified election results for Nalolo constituency in Western Province. The court last week nullified the election of Nalolo constituency member of Parliament, Mubita Mwangala of the MMD, because he was...

National Assembly approves opening of Mufulira Constituency office

The National Assembly of Zambia has approved the  decision to open a constituency office in Mufulira Central Constituency on the Copperbelt. And the decision to open the local  parliamentary constituency office has cheered both the civic authorities and parliamentarians in the district. Mufulira Town Clerk (TC)...

Corrupt MPs won’t be adopted – Teta

MMD spokesperson, Benny Tetamashimba, has warned that party members of Parliament (MPs) whose seats are nullified because of corrupt practices will not be adopted to re-contest their seats. In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Tetamashimba warned that the party would not allow anybody to...

Western province minister not happy with ZESCO

Western province minister Adons Mufalali is not happy  with ZESCO's failure to complete the street lighting project in Mongu district. Mr Mufalali says government paid the electricity company K313 million sometime ago and wondered why the project has taken long to complete. The provincial minister is demanding ...

Lundazi MP appeals for more relief food

Lundazi central constituency member of parliament ,MP, Mkondo Lungu has appealed to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, DMMU, under the office of the vice president to urgently send more relief food to Lundazi. Mr. Lungu said the 860.5 metric tonnes of relief food sent...