Teaching Service to revise conditions of service in private sector

The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) says it is in the process of revising the conditions of service for teachers employed in the private sector. TSC Chairperson, Stanley Mhango said although government is the biggest employer of teachers, many are assimilated by the private...

Residents up in arms with Investor after being denied access to the Luombwa River for fishing.

Gift Chingimbu balances a baby of one of his passengers on his back as he paddles away his canoe across the Zambezi River for the Likumbi Lyamize traditional ceremony.
Residents of Kaundu and Miseshi communities in Mpelembe ward are in a dispute with Zain Amir, the owner of Nsofu Ranch, over access to the Luombwa River for fishing. The residents who are a fishing community claim that Nsofu Ranch Manager Sandra Bwembya and...

ECZ urges stakeholders to be impartial as they submit their delimitation proposals

COMMISSION ENGAGES KITWE STAKEHOLDERS ON THE DELIMITATION EXERCISE
Chibombo District Electoral Officer (DEO) Emmanuel Sikanyika has urged stakeholders participating in the delimitation exercise of the electoral boundaries in the area to be impartial as they submit their proposals. Mr Sikanyika, who is also the Council Secretary, says the purpose of delimitation will only...

Cassava farmers not happy with the Floor Price

Cassava Farmers in Mansa District have bemoaned the low price at which they are selling their Cassava in this year's marketing season. Juliet Mwansa, a Cassava farmer from Chief Chisuka's Chiefdom, says farmers did not expect to be selling their Cassava between the ranges of...

Fish on verge of extinction in Kafue flats

Over 36 fish species are on the verge of extinction in the Kafue Flats in Monze District if the Lower Kafue Fisheries Management Plan meant to regulate fishing is not implemented soon. The Fisheries Department has since called for the promotion of aquaculture in the...

Minister Chiteme highlights Govt climate change mitigation, adaptation projects in Southern Province

Minister Chiteme inspect Climate Change effects
The Minister of National Development Planning, Honourable Alexander Chiteme, has toured Government-implemented projects that are aimed at reducing the impact of climate change on the people and their agricultural activities including domestic animals in Southern Province, which is experiencing drought. Hon. Chiteme is in Southern...

Emission of harmful chemicals irks DPS-Eastern

Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Josephat Lombe has raised concern over the use of chemicals that are harmful to the ozone layer. Mr Lombe notes that the use of man-made chemicals such as hydro-Chloro-Floro-Carbon (HFCs) has been leading to a decline in the stratospheric ozone...

Chief Chikanta offers land for investment

President Edgar Lungu exchange with their Royal Highnesses chiefs Chikankata, Sinazongwe and Mapanza in Choma on Wednesday before taking a flight to meet with Chief Macha,picture by Eddie Mwanaleza/statehouse 20-1-2016.
Chief Chikankata of the Tonga people of Dundumwezi area in Kalomo District, Southern Province, has offered some land in his Chiefdom for possible investment in the agriculture sector. Chief Chikanta said both foreign and local investors attending the ongoing Southern Province Tourism and Investment Exposition,...

Government releases funds for the washed out bridge in Mpika District

GOVERNMENT RELEASES FUNDS FOR LUFUNE AND KAMPOKO BRIDGES..
Government has released K3, 500,000 out of the estimated K4, 367, 099 towards the construction of the Lufune Bridge in Mpika district of Muchinga province. Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) Communications Officer Rachael Chama said The damage to the Bridge was triggered by the...

Monze Town Council urges residents to Turn Up in Numbers for Delimitation Meeting

Acrobatic Skills by various Schools and colleges entertained the crowds(not in picture) during the Youth Day Celebrations held yesterday in Monze under the theme, ““Youth: Champions of Dialogue, Peace, Unity and Economic Emancipation.”
Monze Town Council (MTC) Secretary Benson Bweenje has called on stakeholders and the general public to turn up in numbers for the forthcoming delimitation meeting on Saturday. Commenting on the meeting which has been slated for 7th September 2019, Bweenje said stakeholders and the public...

Consider early planting of seeds-farmers urged

Farmers in the country have been encouraged to venture into early planting of seeds in the fourth coming 2019/2020 farming season. Small Scale Farmers’ Development Agency (SAFADA) Executive Director Boyd Moobwe says that with the rain forecast released yesterday, farmers should now consider planting drought-resistant...

Stakeholders happy with timely distribution of farm inputs

Zambian Peasant Farmer standing in Front of his Maize harvest
National Union for Small-Scale farmers of Zambia President Frank Kayula has hailed government for having started early the distribution of farming inputs. Dr Kayula said the early distribution of farming inputs is commendable, adding that it will enable farmers plan and diversify from crop production...

Two small Kapiri Manganese Mines upgrade to large Scale Mines by the Environmental group

An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study to upgrade Kampumba and Kabanga manganese mines to large scale mines in Kapiri Mposhi district has been concluded. The study was conducted to upgrade the two mines to large scale which have been operating for over ten...

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...