Youth applauds Mwanawasa administration for Youth Funds

A grade 12 pupil at St Edmunds High School in Mazabuka has commended the Mwanawasa administration for releasing K 120 million Youth Development Fund for youth empowerment projects in the district. Daniel Banda said during the Youth Day celebrations, held at the Show grounds that the...

Choma authorities respond to State Land Ward security concerns

Authorities in Choma have responded to calls for improved security in State Land ward of the district where villagers have been living in fear of increased banditry activities. Acting Choma District Commissioner Mungoni Simulilika yesterday convened an urgent meeting with the Sibanyati community to look into...

State dispatches K6bn for Youth development

Government has disclosed that it has so far dispatched a total of K6 billion to various constituencies country wide to enable youths venture into developmental projects. Speaking on tommorrow's Youth Day celebrations, Sports Youth and Child Development Permanent Secretary Bobby Samakai who confirmed that all...

Govt has abandoned me-Chief Kalunga

Chief Kalunga of the Luchazi people of Kabompo district says the district administration has abandoned him and neglected his chiefdom. The chief claims that the district administration and the District Commissioner in particular does not go to his palace even when he is sick. The chief made...

Kaputa District Council blames Fish Ban for failure to meet wage bill

The Fish Ban effected in December every year has crippled the financial base of some local authorities whose main source of revenue is fish trading leading to their failure to meet the wage. Among them, Kaputa District Council in Northern Province has for the past...

Mazabuka DC advises youths to utilize youth fund

Mazabuka District Commissioner, Misheck Chiinda, has challenged youths to take advantage of the K120 Million youth development fund released for youth empowerment projects by government. Mr. Chiinda has advised the youths to desist from engaging in illicit activities that would expose them to the risk of...

Girl 16, commits suicide in Luwingu

A 16-year-old girl grade nine pupil of Mufuli basic school in Luwingu district has committed suicide following a domestic dispute. The deceased,  Florence Mukuka Chisanga, committed suicide over the week by hanging herself in he parents' house after her mother advised her to stop having an...

Torrential rains destroy property in Samfya

Torrential rains have continued to wreck havoc in Samfya district, leaving a trail of destruction on health, education and church infrastructure. Mushili health centre collapsed last Friday night following a heavy down pour. District health director, Thomas Tembo, confirmed the disaster to ZANIS in Samfya yesterday. The rains...

Lack of school facilities forces over 500 children in Nchelenge to roam

Over 500 children of school going age at Nchelenge's Kashitu village are said to be the village due to lack of school facilities in the area. The village is on Chisenga Island which splits Lake Mweru and Luapula River has had no school following...

Nalumango happy with rehab road works in Kaputa.

Kaputa Member of Parliament, Mutale Nalumango has expressed happiness with the road works going on in her constituency. And Mrs Nalumango has paid tribute to the European Union (EU) for complimenting government efforts in enhancing good road infrastructure. Speaking to ZANIS soon after inspecting the roads in her...

Traditional leader appeals to Govt. to release funds for Kasama hospital rehabs.

A traditional leader in Kasama district has appealed to the government to consider releasing funds  for the rehabilitation of the Kasama general hospital. Mulenga Hill village head person Regina Kayula said currently the hospital was in a deplorable state due to lack of maintenance and needed...

Serenje youths may fail to access CDF

MMD youths in Chitambo constituency in Serenje may fail to benefit from the K40 million youth constituency development funds because they can not afford to raise K250,00 registration fees. Constituency youth secretary, Jameson Kunda, told ZANIS in an interview at Mpelembe yesterday that all...

Government to get involved in problems affecting farmers.- veep

Vice president Rupiah Banda has assured farmers  that government will be involved in the marketing of agriculture produce in the next marketing season. Speaking during the Nc'wala traditional ceremony, Mr Banda said government had put up measures to ensure that all problems affecting the production and...

Dry spell wilts maize, cotton fields in Sinazongwe

A long dry spell has wilted maize and cotton fields in Sinazongwe raising concern among the District Management Committee (DMC). The District Management Committee is worried that the current weather pattern would result into crop failure. Sinazongwe District Commissioner Laiven Apuleni said at the DMC meeting...

ZAWA warns poachers in South Luangwa Park

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has warned poachers around the flooded areas in South Luangwa National Park not to take advantage of the animals.  ZAWA Public Relations Officer Maureen Mwape sounded the warning in an interview with ZANIS today. Mrs Mwape explained that only small animals...