Over 20 child brides retrieved from child marriages in Monze District

Society for Gender Justice and Women Rights has retrieved 21 Girls married off in Chief Mwanza and Ufwenuka Chiefdoms. The girls were retrieved by Chiefs Mwanza and Ufwenuka during a two days Community Sensitization meeting conducted by the NGO. Gender Justice Executive Director Karen Simutelo narrated...

Austerity measures meant to stabilise the economy, Mundubile tells North Province

Government has assured people of Northern Province that the decisions made by cabinet to introduce new measures to re-stabilise the national economy will benefit of every Zambian. Provincial Minister Brian Mundubile made the assurance when he addressed stakeholders in Mporokoso district during sensitization meetings held...

Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony cancelled

The Bemba Royal Establishment also known as Bashilubemba has announced that the Ukusefya Pa Ng’wena Traditional Ceremony will not take place this year. Spokesperson for the Bashilubemba James Mulenga, who disclosed the development to ZANIS in Kasama today, said the development has been necessitated to...

Government concerned about the high number of out of School Children

Western Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Bernard Chomba (l) congratulates Mongu Mayor Akayombokwa Kusiyo (r) shortly after handing over a truck to Mongu Municipal Council for garbage collection at a total cost of k784, 200.80 in Mongu, Western Province.
Government says it is concerned about the high number of out of school children in the country. Central Province Permanent Secretary (PS), Bernard Chomba says according to the 2016 Educational Statistical Bulletin (ESB), over 800, 000 children across the country are out of...

Under-performing Council Secretaries in Luapula warned

LUAPULA Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa
Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has disclosed that no Council Secretary will be allowed to leave the province without the permission of the Provincial Permanent Secretary. The Minister says the move is aimed at ensuring that Council Secretaries who are in the habit always...

Mpezeni, Kazembe to console Buthelezi

Chief Mpezeni Dancing
The Zambian High Commission in South Africa says Paramount Chief Mpezeni IV and Paramount Chief Mwata Kazembe are expected to visit Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulu Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), in South Africa, following the death and burial of his wife. Paramount chief Mpezeni...

Grizzly Mining donates vehicle to chief Lumpuma

By Derrick Silimina Grizzly Mining Company has donated a Land Cruiser VX worth K1 million to Chief Lumpuma of the Lamba-speaking people in recognition of his fight against early marriages and poverty. Speaking during the hand-over ceremony held at the Grizzly Mine site, Pilala area in...

GBM pledges empowerment to Kasama markets

Kasama Central MP GBM after the interview
Former United Party for National Development Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba has pledged to empower marketers at Chambeshi and Chikumanino markets in Kasama with K70, 000. Mr. Mwamba said the donation is part of his empowerment programs to boost capital for marketers in the district. Speaking when...

Government considering the plight of the 30 000 people removed from Kalomo Hills

Over 30,000 people living in the Kalomo hills forest have been assured that government is seriously considering their habitation in the area following an earlier relocation from the forest. Kalomo District Commissioner, Cosmas Chiiba says a comprehensive report of massive government infrastructure and other developmental...

Crop production reduces in Kabompo owing to drought

Kabompo District Senior Agriculture Officer, Solani Mweemba says the district preliminary crop forecast figures for the 2018/2019 farming season shows a 19 percent decrease of maize production compared to the 2017/2018 season. Mr. Solani said that the decrease in maize in the final crop...

Chitotela assures Chiefs that palaces under construction will will be completed soon

Housing and Infrastructure Minister Hon. Ronald Chitotela
GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development has emphasized on the need to have decent housing for all traditional leaders across the country. Speaking on Saturday when he paid courtesy calls on Senior Chief Mushota and Chief Munkanta of the Chishinga people in...

Government to rehabilitate 2,000 kilometers of feeder roads in Northern Province

Government says it will this year work on 2,000 kilometres of feeder roads covering all chiefdoms in Northern Province. Northern Province Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje said the rehabilitation of feeder roads in the province is aimed at making the areas passable and also opening up...

BRE welcomes IDC’s cashew nut investment in Western Province

Her Royal Highness - Princes Kufuna with Mr Kaluba at her palace in Kalabo.
The Ngambela of the Baroste Royal Establishment (BRE) Mukela Manyando has welcomed the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC) large-scale investment in cashew nut in the province. Speaking when the IDC Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Mateyo Kaluba and his delegation met with the Kuta...

21,500 hectares of land in Kawambwa offered to investors

The breeding bulls the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock are offering for sale to the general public at Chishinga Breeding Centre in Kawambwa to empower the interested farmers and organisations with good breeding stocks for improving their current heads. Picture courtesy by: Aston Nyungwe - ZANIS KAWAMBWA
The Kawambwa Town Council has allocated 21,500 hectares of farms to new more large scale investors to diversify the local economy driven by agriculture, mining and tourism. Kawambwa Council Chairperson, Kalumba Chifumbe said the district has continued to attract more large scale investment in order...

Health workers desert clinic for fear of alleged ‘ghosts’

Mwinilunga District Hospital Nurses
Mayankwa Rural Health Centre in Lukulu district in Western Province has been closed after workers deserted the facility for fear of alleged ghosts that tormented them and their families. Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) Prince Sikufela Kabila told ZANIS yesterday that the health center...