DRC thanks Zambia for hosting refugees

The Congolese Government has thanked President Banda and the Zambian community for hosting the Congolese refugees over the years. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Katanga Province Vice Governor, Yav Tshibal, however, urged the Congolese refugees in Zambia not to overstay but to consider returning home...

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...

Attendance of RB and Kikwete at Lwiindi a blessing – Chief Monze

President Rupiah Banda and his Tanzanian counterpart, Jakaya Kikwete, arrived yesterday in Livingstone for talks on Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara). President Banda is accompanied by First Lady Thandiwe Banda, Presidential Affairs Minister, Ronald Mukuma and other senior government and MMD officials, while President Kikwete...

Namwala fisherman drowns after hippo attacks

A fisherman in Namwala drowned over the weekend while another swam to safety after a hippo attacked the duo which was crossing the Kafue river. Namwala District Commissioner, Eunice Nawa named the deceased as Hobby Shankompa of Kalundu area in Namwala central. Ms. Nawa said...

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...

Compile a family tree, Luapula Chiefs urged

Chiefs in Luapula Province have been advised to sit down with their royal family members and prepare a list of their family trees as part of the solution to minimize succession wrangles. Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister Kenneth Chipungu said yesterday that Luapula has...

Councillor laments high number of deaths among pregnant mothers using dilapidated Zambezi/Chitokoloki road

A civic leader in Chitokoloki in Zambezi district has complained about the state of the Zambezi/Chitokoloki road that is dilapidated. Area Councillor, Stephen Sajolomba, complained that only small and utility vehicles can pass through the road while heavy duty trucks are unable to pass. Mr...

Nkhosikazi’s body flown to Chipata

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Chipata airport to receive the body of Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s wife Rozinyanga Mazyopa Jere, who died at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka Tuesday. The late Nkhosikazi, as she is traditionally called, is survived by a daughter and a husband,...

Over 400 people displaced by floods in Western Province

About 400 households and livestock in Naliywa ward of Senanga Central Constituency in Western Province face displacement due to heavy floods that have hit the area. Pupils at Ngundi basic school in the same area are reportedly camping at the school premises as their villages are submerged in water. Naliywa MMD ward Councilor Mutumba Mabele told ZANIS in Mongu today that the situation in the area is critical as most crops have been submerged in water.

Rural areas need the internet – AfriConnect

A local Internet service(ISP) provider says rural areas need to have sustainable internet services to stimulate and enhance their development. AfriConnect Senior Accounts Manager Andrew Kabwe told ZANIS in Mansa, yesterday, that it was time for remote areas to respond to global changes...

PS Chikwakwa warns contractors

Luapula province Permanent Secretary Jazzman Chikwakwa has threatened to prosecute contractors abandoning government works. Mr Chikwakwa said that government spent huge sums of taxpayers money to pay

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...

American Embassy donates 65Million Kwacha to a Katete Project

The American Embassy has donated over sixty five million kwacha to Chimasuko Development Project in Katete district. The money is meant for educational and material support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children ( OVCs ) under the care of the project. Chimasuko Project chairperson, Betrum Mataka, said...

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...