The Oasis Forum and the Constitution-Making Process

By Henry Kyambalesa The decision by the Oasis Forum to embark on a series of nationwide efforts to put pressure on the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) and the government to conclude the constitutional review process this year is a clear reflection of its members’...

Developing our own System

By C.K. Chanda ...

Justifying the role of the Attorney General

By Dr. Chiyaba Njovu Questioning Judicial Judgements – Justifying the role of the Attorney General Over the past few months, I have been...

Expectant mother left to die,while 100 hearses await

By Chanda Mwenya I am very grieved and sadden, after seeing the disgracing pictures of an expectant mother giving birth in public and losing her life and that of her unborn child. These inhuman events should not in any way be tolerated. While the public...

A Letter of Disappointment to Rupiah

Dear Rupiah Banda, A little more than six months ago I did write a letter of encouragement to you. In that letter, I did encourage you on stepping up the game in running the country. I encouraged you to work hard to leave a...

What you need to know before coming to do business in Zambia

By Wesley Ngwenya Many Zambians and non-Zambians alike who are abroad wonder about what they need before they come to invest in Zambia. Many questions are asked such as what opportunities exist? How much money do I need? What is the business environment like? What...

ZRA – still room for improvement

By Ian K. Mwila BACKGROUND This article is written as a commentary reaction to the recent announcement by the Commissioner General of the Zambia Revenue Authority Mr. Chriticles Mwansa – Mr. Mwansa announced that trade tax collection had subsided by 27% in the first quarter of...

The high incidence of strikes in Zambia

By Henry Kyambalesa The high incidence of strikes and other forms of work stoppages in Zambia today should be a source of great concern among citizens who have the interest of the country at heart. It is rather surprising that all striking workers are on...

When secrets can not be hidden Part 3

By Indi continued from part 2 All of this time, my heart was crying out to be loved and accepted, but there was no way I was going to believe that I ever would be. I was damaged inside and I could not stand myself....

Government’s buying hearses

By Wesley Ngwenya The thinking and actions of Rupiah Banda and his buddies never seem to amaze me. It is reported that they have purchased one hundred hearses from China at a cost of about thirty thousand dollars each. Wow! Now, that is a lot...

Musings of Presidential Degrees

By Chilekwa M. Mumba It was disturbingly interesting to hear that the NCC is being encouraged to enact into law, a requirement that any Presidential Candidate have a university degree. On one hand, certain sectors of society, have dismissed this intent to be...

When secrets can not be hidden Part 2

By Indi continued from part 1 I never gave them the details of what he did to me, but when I got home, I was whipped by my aunt so badly that I swore on everything in my life never to repeat this story or even...

When secrets can not be hidden-Part 1

By Indi I was five year old when I left the southern province with my young sister to go to live on the Copperbelt. The Copperbelt (CB) was the place to be at that time, the mines were giving the best jobs and scholarships, the...

Kulibonesha, ‘Ba Some of Us’.

By Son Mumbi Before the copper boom went bust, I had made a relatively modest sum of money as a copper dealer. In two successful deals, I made such a high profit margin- a percentage too ridiculous to state, even after I had greased several...

Dual Citizenship

By Chrispin Ntungo The editorial on Dual Citizenship by The Post makes a lot of sense and it is right on. One thing that worries this contributor about Zambia is that when it comes to important decisions history does not show that Zambians...