Mealie meal syphoned out of Luangwa

A senior government official in Luangwa District has called on the Immigration Department and Zambia Revenue Authority to find ways of controlling the alleged illegal exportation of mealie-meal into neighboring Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Luangwa District Commissioner, Captain Stanislaus Kalunga, made the call during a meeting...

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.

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...

Traffic suspended from using strategic N.P road which has been under construction for last 7 years

Authorities in Northern Province have with immediate effect suspended heavy traffic on the Kasama-Luwingu Road following the extensive damage caused to Lunte Bridge by heavy rains. The Kasama –Luwingu Road, which is currently under construction, is one of the strategic roads in Northern Province though...

Two men jailed for 3 years for the theft of 50litres of Beer

Two men of Livingstone's Libuyu Compound almost caused a circus in the Livingstone Magistrate Court yesterday when they where sentenced to 18 month imprisonment with hard labour for stealing 50 litres of opaque beer among other items.The men were sentenced to 18 months imprisonment...

600 kg of fish confiscated in Itezhitezhi

The Department of fisheries and the police in Itezhi-tezhi district have confiscated 607kgs of fresh fish and arrested three prominent businessmen for contravening the fish ban Itezhi-tezhi district. The Itezhi-tezhi police have impounded two trucks that were carrying the fresh fish. According to police...

Serenje parents register children as orphans

Some parents in Serenje district have registered their biological children as orphans at the newly opened Hope Children Care (HCC) orphanage. HCC director, Pastor Navice Kalunga, disclosed to ZANIS today that out of the 150 registered children, ten were discovered to have their parents still...

High school girl accidentally shot in Kafue

Narrating the saga, the Councillor said while the man tried to shake the girl with his hand, he accidently pulled the trigger and shot her straight in the chest at close range. The Councillor said the girl immediately fell to the ground and died. He said after the man realised that he had shot the girl, he decided to turn himself to the councilllor and the matter was then reported to the local police post where he has since been detained pending further action from police.

The New Cabinet in Pictures

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School leavers ball banned in Kafue

Kafue District Commissioner Winford Ngoma has ordered head teachers in the district not to allow grade nine and twelve pupils to hold end of year parties. Mr. Ngoma has also warned bars and night clubs in the district not host such parties as those found...

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

First lady donates money to Petauke women’s groups

First Lady Thandiwe Banda has donated K4 million to two women groups in Kavyane and Msumbazi wards of Petauke central constituency. Speaking when she made a donation on behalf of the first lady, Petauke central Member of Parliament Dora Siliya urged the women to work...

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...

Lightning strikes three, croc kills one

Three people from different families were over the weakened killed by lightning in chief Mungaila’s area. Another man of Katengwa ward in chief Mungaila’s area was killed by a crocodile in the Kafue River as he drew water from the water source. District Commissioner, Wilson Siandunka,...

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)...