Poor state of Sinazongwe roads makes MMD unpopular

The Movement for Mult-party Democracy (MMD) in Sinazongwe district has said the party will have difficulties in gaining support if government fails to work on the Maamba Batooka road and the bottom road. Speaking at the renewal of party cards, MMD district Chairperson Foster Syapwaya...

Chief Macha bans ox-drawn scotch carts ferrying the sick to hospital

Villagers from Chief Chikanta's area in Kalomo who transport sick people using ox-drawn scotch carts to Macha hospital will no longer be allowed to transit through chief Macha's area. This is due to the ban in the movement of cattle by the veterinary department ...

2007/2008 farming inputs to start flowing to farmers soon

Farming inputs for the 2007-2008 farming season will soon start being dispatched to various parts of the country in readiness for the coming farming season. Livingstone district commissioner Francis Chika disclosed this when he officiated at the launch of the alternative livelihood programme at Mahululo...

Sinazongwe Veterinary arrests illegal cow dealer

Sinazongwe Veterinary officers have arrest an illegal livestock dealer and burnt all the animals he was carrying. The arrested was effected following the suspension of the issuance of stock movement permits owing to a fast spreading disease called Pluro- pneumonia from Kazungula that has already...

Sinazongwe Cops arrest Head Teacher

Sinazongwe Police have arrested Makonkoto Basic School Head teacher for alleged theft of Parents Teacher’s Association (PTA) Funds. Police arrested the Head teacher last week Wednesday for allegedly stealing three million Kwacha meant for PTA funds but was later released after a named United...

Girl 14, 15 defiled in Sinazongwe

A 14 year old girl and a 15 year girl have been repeatedly defiled in Sinazongwe district. Both incidents occurred at Nangombe Basic School in Buleya Malima and the defilers have not been arrested despite the head teacher’s reporting the matter to police. Nangombe...

Sinazongwe Chief calls for toughening of royalties

Chief Sinazongwe of the Tonga people has charged that the investors exploiting the natural resources in his chiefdom will have to start paying royalties to ease the high poverty levels in the district.   The Chief said at the launch of the MALIKO Community Development Trust...

Greedy Investors urged to leave Sinazomgwe

The newly formed MALIKO Community Development Trust in Chief Sinazongwe has warned that investors failing to share their wealth with the community were at liberty to leave the district.   MALIKO Community Development Trust Chairperson Alfred Siachaluza said investors in Sinazongwe district were failing to...

Rural people fail value education says Sinazongwe DC

Sinazongwe District Commissioner (DC) Laiven Apuleni has said lack of appreciation of education among people in the village has led to some parent’s failure to take their children to School.   Speaking at the official launch of the Maliko Community Development Trust, Mr.Apuleni attributed the low...

Kuomboka’s Regatta competition on, BRE

The Barotse Royal Establishment says all is set for the Regatta paddling competition scheduled to take place next Friday. The organizing Committee chairman, Induna Imandi Kandala Muteto said the competition which is an integrated component of the famous Kuomboka ceremony will be held on the...

Nega Nega complain against Police in the area

Villagers in Nega Nega area of Mazabuka district have bitterly complained over the alleged closure of Nega Nega Police station at 18 hours every day despite an increase in criminal activities. Area ward councillor, Anne Mangunje, told ZANIS in Mazabuka that the claims by Police that...

School withdraws pupil from marriage

Chigwe Basic school in Chadiza district, Eastern Province has withdrawn a 12- year- old grade five pupil from marriage. According to the notice of withdrawal signed by School Head Teacher Robert Phiri and copied to Chief Pembamoyo, Vubwi Member of Parliament and Vubwi Police Officer Incharge, the...

Man fined for illegal possession of firearm

A Kaoma Magistrate Court has fined a 25-year-old man of Munkuye area the sum of K450,000 for unlawful possession of firearm. Before magistrate Jacob Mbolela was Mwinda Kandala who was charged with one count of unlawful possession of firearm contrary to section 10, sub section A...

Lack of assessment on damaged bridges in Mbabala worry MMD

The Ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) in Choma's Mbabala constituency has expressed worry that no assessment has been undertaken of damage caused to bridges and dams in the area by the heavy rains. MMD constituency Chairman Choolwe Mubambasu said in Choma today that he is...

Teachers threaten to abandon school due to witchcraft

Teachers at Simango Basic School in Kazungula district have threatened to abandon the school due to alleged increasing incidences of witchcraft at the school. The teachers, who declined to be named told ZANIS in an interview in Kazungula today that the problem of witchcraft has been haunting...