Rev. Ndhlovu urges politicians to be mature

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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

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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

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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...

Venturing into politics must be backed by the desire for public service

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Vice President Rupiah Banda says he joined politics in a bid to contribute to the national building. Mr. Banda says those that venture into politics must do so with a desire and passion for public service. He was speaking when he officiated at the Bible Gospel Church...

Politicians warned against politicising the Constituency Youth Development Fund

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An MMD councillor in Mazabuka has warned against politicising the Constituency Youth Development Fund. Munenga ward councillor Fred Malambo said in a statement to ZANIS in Mazabuka today that politicising the fund would retard development in constituencies. Mr Malambo said the political stance taken by all the...

Levy makes a stop-over in London for a scheduled medical check up

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President Mwanawasa today left Cannes for London after attending the 24th France-Africa summit which closed yesterday. Mr. Mwanawasa left aboard a British Airways plane from Nice International Airport at 14:55 hours Zambian time. He was accompanied by First Lady Maureen, Foreign Affairs minister Mundia Sikatana, his...

Masebo advises Sata not to interfere with civic affairs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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..

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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

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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...