National Day of Prayer and Fasting: A Collaboration Between the State and Religious Leaders to Loot Zambia with Impunity

By Peter Mubanga Cheuka Over the past few days, the National Day of Prayer and Fasting has been a topical issue for Zambians both at home and abroad. We have heard the Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Godfridah Sumaili, warn political leaders against...

Woman Made me Love Zambia – Part 7

Click here for Part 6 When I was ready for breakfast Aunt a NyaZghambo had tea and a sandwich of fried eggs scrambled with fresh tomatoes at the table. Eggs were a constant as Aunt NyaZghambo had a vegetable garden and raised a few chickens...

PF General Secretary’s full address to the Media

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila
PREAMBLE The Patriotic Front, under the leadership of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is united and more determined than ever to strengthen its role as the voice of the people of Zambia, a continued expression of the aspirations of all Citizens for a...

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions: Book Review

Introduction In 2008 I got a frantic call from a close Zambian friend who lives in Chicago with his wife and two children in a typical middle class neighborhood. His 19 year old son was attending college and went to a party near campus with...

Reasons for perpetuated poverty in Zambia

By Wesley Ngwenya Here are a few reasons why we continue having poverty in Zambia. The list is not exhaustive and each item could be a dissertation on its own. Getting rid of poverty in a developing country like Zambia is critical and deserves our...

Let’s talk about Mbita Chitala…

By Daimone Siulapwa   IN the next few articles to come, I will break it down as to how our politicians are playing games with us, be it the defectors from MMD to PF or PF to MMD, including the so called Rebel MPs. On the...

Pilfering and the Work Culture

Some people have amassed wealth through stealing and plundering their places of work; in government or private firms and yet they live like heroes. It is now a common thing to see a station handy man driving an expensive car or a records clerk living in a mansion. Dr. Sondashi once said, “Workers steal from their employers; even those who make tea in offices, steal sugar and tea bags”. Are people employed to work or steal? Some people might say both! Is it true then to say behind every success story there’s a crime?

The Man Behind the Fires and Sabotage in Zambia – Professor Kasonso

I was gripped with FEAR and ANGER at the same time to learn of the wild fires that gutted the Lusaka City Market and another that left many of our people out of work. The perpetrators of these crimes should be brought to justice....

Zambian Media Must Respect the Presidency-Lusambo

ZAMBIAN MEDIA MUST RESPECT THE PRESIDENCY As MMD youths, we would like to caution some sections of the local media to exercise maximum levels of professionalism and patriotism in their work especially when covering important state functions where the President is officiating. We take great exception...

The sugar coated and upbeat election year budget for 2016

By Kalima Nkonde There is no doubt that the 2016 budget does contain some very positive policy initiatives that the government intends to pursue but at the same time it has been prepared with the 2016 election in mind and political rather than economic considerations...

PF Infrastructure Programme: The Poisoned Well of Zambian Economy

Works underway on top of the main bridge across the Zambezi River on the Mongu-Kalabo Road Project.
By Kalima Nkonde Most Zambians do not understand the main reason why our economy has deteriorated astronomically in the last four years and are unable to put a finger on one major cause. There are a myriad of reasons that have been advanced including external...

RB, Sata in a Fools Game

By Chanda Mwenya It is often said that politics are a dirty game. In Zambia it can also be described as a fool’s game. While the country is experiencing serious economical and social challenges with the recent ‘infamous’ fuel shortage worsening the situation, Rupiah and...

PF councillors: More money into their pockets

PUTTING 90 per cent of people’s money into Patriotic Front (PF) councillors’ pockets is a damning indictment on a political party that premises its election message on putting more money into people’s pockets. This is a party whose leader, Michael Sata, has, since his first Republican presidential election race in 2001, been promising that if elected into power, he would put more money into people’s pockets. Today, Zambians know that the pockets Mr Sata has been harping about are PF councillors’ pockets!

Revisit the running mate clause – Chitimukulu

By Henry Kanyanta Sosala Preamble I entirely agree with Dickson Jere that the above clause should be revisited. And I appeal to the delegates to the National Dialogue forum to seriously examine the running mate clause with a view of the deadly consequences it would have...

Zambians can’t ‘get out’ Mr. President,excessive debt will affect them all

Here are the risks and costs to the economy and country By Kalima Nkonde President Lungu lashed out at all critics of excessive government borrowing and vowed to continue borrowing during his recent visit to Garden compound on tour of cholera affected areas. “When we borrow, we...