No need to declare hunger situtation as emergency – FAO

Government through Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has started airlifting relief Maize to Luano Valley in a bid to mitigate the hunger situation in the area. In the picture, residents getting maize from the ZAF chopper
The Food and Agriculture Organisation says calls to declare the hunger situation in some parts of the country a national disaster are unfounded. FAO Country Representative Dr George Okechi says although some parts of Zambia are facing famine, the situation does not warrant the declaration...

Man appears in court for beating wife over mobile phone

The Itezhi tezhi Magistrates court has found a fisherman with a case to answer in a matter in which he is accused of assaulting his wife after she enquired the whereabouts his mobile phone. This is a matter where Lingoi Clement Musangu, 39, a fisherman...

Government releases another consignment of bags of mealie meal to the vulnerable facing hunger in Monze District

The Minister in the office of the Vice President Hon. Olipa Phiri and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Mr. Chanda Kabwe have concluded the relief food distribution exercise in some parts of Eastern Province which were affected by Droughts .
Government says it has released another consignment of 4,480 bags of mealie meal and 2,000 by 50 bags of relief food worth thousands of kwacha to the vulnerable facing hunger in Monze District, in Southern province. Monze District Commissioner, Cyprian Hamanyanga stated in a...

Construction of ZYCALA honey processing house advances

Construction of a youth-led honey processing house in Serenje District has reached an advanced stage, with 80 percent of works done. The honey processing house, which will cost over K70,000, is being constructed with support from the Scottish Government, WWF-Zambia, YEFI and Gaia Education, under...

Foot and Mouth Disease breaks out in Shamabele area in Chikankata district

President Lungu's daughter Tasila Lungu feeding the cows at Leston Mwalupanga's farm at in Mwange, Mporokoso. Miss Tasila Lungu is on an invitation of touring the UNICEF and government sponsored youth programmes in Northern Province. Leston is a benefiary of Mwange Youth Resettlement scheme funded by government and UNICEF.
Foot and Mouth Disease has broken out in Shamabele area in Chikankata district of Southern province. And the Ministry of Livestock officials in Southern province has with immediate effect closed the famous Turn Pike Bata Co-operative Society Abattoir following the outbreak of disease. This has been...

Katete residents urged to sell their maize to FRA

The Minister in the office of the Vice President Hon. Olipa Phiri
Government has urged Katete residents who had a bumper harvest during the just ended farming season to sale their produce to government through the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). Minister in the Office of the Vice President Olipa Phiri said selling their produce to government was...

Three people die on the spot in Mwinilunga in illegal gold mining activities

Three people have died on the spot while two others are nursing serious injuries at Mwinilunga District Hospital after the earth caved in during illegal gold mining. The deceased persons together with others who survived were digging soil suspected to be containing Gold powder when...

Distribution of Relief Food gets underway in Eastern Province

The Minister in the office of the Vice President Hon. Olipa Phiri and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Mr. Chanda Kabwe have concluded the relief food distribution exercise in some parts of Eastern Province which were affected by Droughts .
The Minister in the office of the Vice President Hon. Olipa Phiri says in as much as government acknowledges the effects of Climate Change on the Agriculture sector, President Edgar Lungu will never let any Zambian starve. Hon Phiri was speaking when she distributed bags...

Esther Lungu Primary School and Esther Lungu Health Post Commissioned

Esther Lungu
First Lady, Esther Lungu has commissioned the Esther Lungu Primary School and Esther Lungu health post in Ndewe Village of Senior Chief Kalindawalo area in Petauke District of Eastern Province. The newly commissioned Primary School and health post have been constructed with support from MGC...

Dundumwezi Line Project Engineer Fired

The Electricity Pole that was Cut
The Rural Electrification Authority, (REA) has fired the project engineer who was in charge of Dundumwezi power line on allegations of contradicting the Presidential statement on the location of the electric pole that was cut down in Hamonde Village in Choma’s Macha area. Sources close...

First Lady Esther Lungu commends cooperating partners

First lady Esther Lungu says she is indebted to various cooperating partners who are helping government in providing services to people. The First Lady was speaking at Chimwemwe Lodge when she met heads of government departments in Petauke, ahead of the commissioning of the newly...

President Lungu urges Church to help unite the Lunda and Luvale

President Edgar Lungu has called on the Church and other stakeholders to help unite the Lunda and Luvale people of Zambezi District in North Western Province. The President said he is saddened by the continued tribal conflict between the two ethnic groupings which he said...

Dora Siliya advocates for East development

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya
Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya has urged the people of Eastern Province to work together, in order to ensure development in the province. Ms Siliya who is Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Member of Parliament for Petauke Central says peace and unity is...

Southern Province Tourism and Investment Expo to benefit the local communities

Monze Town Council Public Relations Officer Kanchele Kanchele
Monze District Administrative Officer Gorreti Bbalo says Southern Province Tourism and Investment Expo will benefit the local communities and has called on the traditional leadership in the district to release land for developmental projects when government makes requests, so as to ensure that the...

ECZ commends Nalolo District in Western Province for holding a peaceful delimitation exercise

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has commended stakeholders in Nalolo District in Western Province for holding a peaceful delimitation exercise. ECZ Director in charge of Elections Mwanamoonga Wina praised the stakeholders for exhibiting maturity and unity throughout the deliberations. Mr Wina who was speaking at...