Emmanuel Mwamba advises Mucheleka to leave the palace

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba Mwamba has advised Mr. Mucheleka to stop purporting to be senior chief Nkula but instead leave the palace and allow for a smooth ascension to the throne by the recognised chief. This followed reports that the Bemba royal establishment...

Bemba royal establishment warns government not to meddle in it customs

The Bemba royal establishment in Chinsali district has not welcomed government’s decision to elevate Chief Chikwanda of Mpika district to the Senior Chief Nkula throne. The establishment says it does not welcome the move to elevate the traditional as opposed to the incumbent who has...

The New Cabinet in Pictures

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RB scores in Rural Zambia

Shangombo District Commissioner Masheke Kabayo says President Rupiah Banda deserves a five year mandate in office because he has fulfilled almost all the promises he made to the people of Zambia during his campaigns in 2008. Mr. Kabayo said President Banda’s administration has in the...

Elephant kills woman

A woman believed to be in her early 40s has been killed by an elephant in Chieftainess Chiawa’s area in Kafue district.   The woman was killed when she was guarding her maize field against the jumbos which have invaded the area. Chiawa ward councilor (MMD) Boniface...

Riots breakout in Mazabuka

Riots have broken out in Mazabuka district following the death of two people in a stampede after the police allegedly tear gassed a packed tavern were they were watching the English premiership match between Manchester united and Chelsea last evening. The police have moved in...

Government allocates Billions of Kwacha for government offices in Western Province

Government has allocated about K1.1 billion for the rehabilitation and construction of office blocks and government guest houses in all the districts in Western Province. Provincial Permanent Secretary Seth Muleya disclosed the development today during the official opening of the Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC)...

Western Province fields six for NEC positions

The MMD in Western Province has disclosed that the Provincial Committee will field in six members to contest different National Executive Committee (NEC) positions during the MMD convention which is scheduled to take from the 5th -7th April 2011 in Kabwe. Provincial Chairman Simasiku Namakando said the Provincial Committee is busy campaigning for the six candidates from Western Province because there are committed and hardworking members whom once elected will help enhance development in the party and country as a whole.

Prof. Lungwangwa calls for continuous voter registration in his Constituency

Nalikwanda Member of Parliament Professor Godfrey Lungwangwa has called on people in his constituency to ensure that they are registered as voters in readiness for the forth coming general elections. Speaking at the newly reconstructed Lwatembo basic school in Nalikwanda constituency of Mongu district over the weekend, Prof. Lungwangwa told the people that voter registration was cardinal as it will help retain President Rupiah Banda in power. Prof. Lungwangwa urged those who missed the voter registration exercise last year to take advantage of the on-going voter registration currently being undertaken at Mongu Municipal Council. Professor Godfrey Lungwangwa ex

Mongu Residents march to PS’s office

Scores of Mongu residents yesterday marched to the Provincial Administration demanding for permission to visit and have bail granted for their relatives who were charged with riotous behavior following the January 14 riots. This was after a Mongu Subordinate court yesterday denied bail to a group of more than 60 men of Mongu district, who were arrested during the riot. A representative of the aggrieved residents Moses Litula said there were in pain because they have relatives and children who have been in police custody for about 3 weeks now without them know their welfare. He said it has been difficult to even provide food for their loved ones as prisons officers would not give them a chance to do so.

Landlord kills tenant while ‘Fund manager’ kills client in Livingstone

Two pronounced murder cases in Livingstone were among the felonies heard shortly after the opening of the Livingstone High Court this week. One case involved the murder of a tenant by a landlord. This was in matter in which Mate Katufi, 34 together with his...

Livingstone International Airport to expand

National Airport Corporation Limited (NACL) has sourced about US$13 Million (K64bn) for the construction of a second Terminal Building at Livingstone International Airport that is expected to enhance the capacity for the Airport to handle international flights. Livingstone International Airport Manager, Joseph Mumbi said the...

Veteran freedom fighter unimpressed with Pact and Police

United National Independent Party (UNIP), Livingstone District Vice Chairman, Martin Pelton has said the confusions in the UPND and PF Pact are a clear testimony that the opposition has failed to challenge Rupiah Banda. Mr.Pelton 65, a veteran freedom fighter, said only UNIP managed to...

Early marriages in Kazungula

Ngambela to the late Chief Musokotwane of the Tokaleya people in Kazungula District has lamented at the increasing cases of defilement and early pregnancies in the Chiefdom. Ngambela Sydney Syakalima said most of the parents are forcing their children into marriages so that they benefit.He...

The Barotseland contention

The recent protest in Western Province on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, resulting in very serious injuries and one death was something that should never have happened. But the government's reckless behavior by ignoring Western province submissions to the new constitution has outraged the people of Barotseland. This is a good example of how civil wars are born. One little spark is capable of igniting a huge and destructive fire. All this came about in August 2010, following the release of the final draft of the constitution. It was discovered then that all the submissions from western province were not included. Someone essentially thought they were not that important, and that Zambia can do just fine without them. Turned out to