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...

Levy congratulates Zimbabwe/Denmark

President Mwanawasa has sent a congratulatory message to his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe on that country's national day which falls on 18 th April 2007. Mr Mwanawasa has also sent a congratulatory message to queen Margret(II) of Denmark on the occassion of her birthday. This is contained...

HH calls for combined efforts for new constitution

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to combine efforts if the fight for a new constitution has to be won. Mr. Hichilema said Zambians should have a unity of purpose, if they are to contribute positively towards the...

Levy terminates contract of Mongu DC, Muwanei

President Levy Mwanawasa has with immediate effect terminated the contract for Mongu District Commissioner, Kwalombota Muwanei. President Mwanawasa has since appointed Namakau Mubita as new District Commissioner for Mongu. Both Western Province Minister Adonis Mufalali and newly appointed DC Ms. Mubita have confirmed the development to ZANIS...

ZADECO welcomes VJ’s dismissal

The Zambia Democratic Congress, ZDC, is happy with President Levy Mwanawasa's decision to dismiss Vernon Mwaanga as information and broadcasting minister. ZDC National Chairman Langton Sichone said the dismissal of Mr. Mwaanga from government should serve as a warning to serving ministers, who are in...

Levy fires VJ

President Levy Mwanawasa has fired Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Vernon Mwaanga. President Mwanawasa has also revoked Mr. Mwaanga's nomination as ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy, MMD, Member of Parliament and parliamentary Chief Whip. Mr. Mwaanga also ceases to be chief government spokesperson. This is contained in...

UPND prepares for 2011

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hikainde Hichilema, says his party is strengthening its structures so that it can be ready for the 2011 tripartite elections. Mr Hichilema who did not state clearly whether UPND would abandon the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) if he...

PF urges Govt to revive Rice production in Kalabo

The Patriotic Front, PF, in Kalabo district want government to consider reviving rice production in the area. District PF Chairman, Joseph Muzaza, said Kalabo still has great potential for rice production that could help contribute to the enhancement of national food securityonce fully exploited. Mr. Muzaza...

Levy calls for revival and diversification of the mining sector

President Mwanawasa has called for the revival and diversification of the mining sector in a bid to enhance the growth of the national economy and employment creation in the country. Mr Mwanawasa says his administration will remain committed to creating a conducive environment which will attract...

Levy lashes out at good for nothing critics

President Mwanawasa has lashed out at politicians bent on frustrating government efforts in fostering development in the country. Speaking when he officiated at the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of the Albidon Zambia limited Nickel mine in Mazabuka today, Mr Mwanawasa said some politicians had...

Jostling for power in the ruling MMD worries Levy

President Levy Mwanawasa has expressed worry over the jostling for power that is going on among the top MMD leadership. Speaking on arrival at Ndola international airport this morning, Mr Mwanawasa said it was wrong for leaders in the ruling party to start jostling...

Recapture Lusaka, MMD members urged

Vice President Rupiah Banda has called on the ruling MMD members to work hard and win back Lusaka. Mr. Banda who is also National Excutive Committee Trustee of the MMD says the party should organise itself and recapture Lusaka. He said MMD members should walk with...

Work with the government, opposition parties urged

Kabompo West member of parliament Daniel Kalenga has urged leaders in the opposition political parties ton partner with the New Deal administration in taking develoment to the people. Mr. Kalenga says time for politicking is gone until 2011 wheen the country goes to the polls. Mr. Kalenga...

FLS worried over political party funding, leadership selection

The Forum for Leadership Search, FLS, has described as disastrous the current trend of funding and leadership selection in political parties in the country. FLS Executive Director Edwin Lifwekelo regretted most political parties have resorted to selecting leaders on the basis of wealth as apposed to...

Govt. ponders assisting towards funerals of accident victims

Government says it will consider assisting towards funerals of the victims of the CR bus road accident that claimed 14 lives and left several others injured on Friday. Luapula Province Minister, John Chinyanta, said government regretted losing several lives of people in such circumstances and would...