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...

A middle class or peasant life during ZCCM?

By Son Mumbi Could the life of a person who lived "kuma yard" in the mines during the ZCCM era be seen as middle class? The reason I am interested in this question is because I think it had distinctive elements of peasantry. Let me...

Six Months of Rupiah’s Presidency—What has he done?

By Wesley Ngwenya It is now six months since Rupiah Banda was supposedly elected the President of the Republic of Zambia. Having undertaken such a huge responsibility on behalf of the Zambian people, it is only fair to give our president a review on...

ANALYSIS:Siliya tribunal reveals porosity of the Zambian Constitution

AS the past events progressed culminating in the final resignation of Communication and Transport minister Dora Siliya yesterday, serious questions have been asked about the porosity of the Republican Constitution in dealing with constitutional breaches. In particular, questions have been asked whether the legal advice...

The Case against Provincial Ministers

By Henry Kyambalesa The clause in the Mung’omba draft constitution which seeks to make provincial ministers part of the Zambian cabinet by the Commissioners to the Executive Committee of the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) chaired by Michael Mabenga can not go without comment. There...

Overcoming the financial crisis

By Pezzy Kudakwashe We are going through tough times. My heart bleeds for the many innocent Zambians who will go without food during this time of financial crisis. It aches for those who will die from the combination of disease and the lack of...

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...

Zambia is better off without Aid- Dambisa Moyo

By Milimo Moyo, New York Dr. Dambisa Moyo has revealed that she is scheduled to visit Zambia next week to speak to the government about aid-related issues raised in her popular new book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working and how there is a...