Masebo advises Sata not to interfere with civic affairs

Local Government and Housing Minister Sylvia Masebo has advised opposition Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata to respect the operations of the local government system. Mrs. Masebo advised Mr. Sata not to take political differences in the civic affairs of local councils. Mrs. Masebo told ZANIS...

Retrenchees demands Govt to pay them

By Tovin Ngombe Maamba Collieries Retrenches Steering Committee (MCL-RSC) has appealed to government to promptly pay their money to save them from destitution. The MCL-RSC Secretary Maunda Misebezi bemoaned that it was ‘pathetic’ and hectic that government has taken so long to pay them their retrenchment...

Irish Education Minister visits

The Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin is travelling to Zambia today as part of a mission to examine practical ways to support teacher training initiatives in the country. The Irish Government, through Ireland Aid, has supported development programmes in Zambia, with the education...

PF barred from attending Hu ceremonies

The Government has barred the main opposition party from attending ceremonies marking the visit of Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, because of its anti-China stance. Zambia has witnessed some of Africa's most public expressions of unease over China's growing power, most notably when workers at...

Criticism of China in mineral rich Zambia

Chinese President Hu Jintao faces a delicate task this week when he visits copper-rich Zambia, where anti-Chinese sentiment is riding high amid fears Beijing is moving to colonise the local economy. Zambian officials say Hu’s visit, which begins tomorrow, will spur trade and foreign...

Chinese media’s view on Zambia

 CHINA, ZAMBIA WITNESS BOOMING ECONOMIC COOPERATION By Shi Shouhe     LUSAKA, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Yan Dongyan, the middle-aged Chinese boss of a Zambian travel agency, could not help grinning as he received a report on the agency's revenue in 2006.     Located in Zambia's most bustling...

Now Magistrates Boycott ACC Cases

MAGISTRATES in Lusaka have resolved not to attend to any cases involving the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The boycott is as a result of a statement made by ACC director general Nixon Banda that magistrates were not competent to handle corruption cases. The Law Association of Zambia...

Sinazongwe Farmers cry for School..

Sinazongwe farmers from Chuunga in senior Chief Mweemba area have called on government to construct a road, School, Clinic, and boreholes to save them from difficulties they are facing. Chuunga area which has more than 400 hundred people have been having no School, clinic,...

Magistrates Not Amused by ACC

The Judiciary says it takes great exception to remarks by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)- Director General, Nixon Banda, about Magistrates' alleged incomptence in handling corruption cases.Registrar of the High Court, Mwamba Chanda, said Mr. Banda's remarks on Magistrates were most unfortunate especially that they were...

ACC Closes in On ‘Big Fish’

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is geared to rid the civil service of all forms of corruption and warned that within this year, a lot of prominent people who are suspected involvement in the cancerous vice will be prosecuted. ACC vice-chairperson Christine Mulundika and Director General,...

Amend articles of association

GOVERNMENT has directed water utility companies to amend their articles of association to incorporate new management concepts such as board composition and corporate governance. Kitwe Town Clerk, Ali Simwinga, told a special full council meeting in Kitwe that he was in receipt of a circular...

MPs seminar closed

THE five-day post election seminar for members of Parliament came to a close on Thursday. The seminar, which was officially opened by Speaker of the National Assembly, Amusaa Mwanamwamba last Sunday was closed by his deputy, Mutale Nalumango. During the official opening, Mr Mwanamwambwa urged MPs...

Jobs Will be on Merit-Mwanawasa

PRESIDENT Mwanawasa says he will only appoint people in the public service on merit and not because of their tribe. And Mr Mwanawasa said there was a lot of misuse of public funds and warned erring officers that they would be punished accordingly. He said this...

17 MPs back Barotse Royal Establishment

ABOUT 17 Western Province members of Parliament (MPs) have supported the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) that Oblate Radio Liseli in Mongu should broadcast more local programmes and songs. That, the MPs said, would help preserve the diverse Barotse cultural heritage. The MPs said the BRE acted...

HH Admits Leadership Crisis in UDA

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president, Hakainde Hichilema has admitted that there is a leadership crisis at the top hierarchy of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Speaking through his spokesperson, Charles Kakoma yesterday, Mr Hichilema said the UDA was a united front at the...