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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Columns

ZESCO’s 66% tariffs hike: Recipe for Poverty Enhancement

By Beston Chitala ZESCO, a monopolistic power utility, has consistently asserted that it does not operate profitably on account of low tariffs to justify the tariffs hike. The 66% tariff will be introduced with “approval” from the Bank Governor...

The President we will never have

I remember being at the 2008 Miss. NIPA function at Smugglers in Ridgeway, hosting a couple of American friends from California talking about Barack Obama and the US election. Through out the world, the 2008 elections of Barack Obama and John Mccain brought American politics in a whole different light. For the first time in history, a black was this close to becoming the most powerful man on earth. Think about it, the man went against all odds and truly changed the course of history and every black man, Obama’s election was an endorsement on the Black race. It meant recognition that Black people are able to do it and in no other place than a place best known for committing the worst known atrocities to the black race.

Setting Goals for our leaders

The President and his cabinet ministers are undoubtedly the most powerful men and women in our country. These people are responsible for implementing policy, driving the economy and controlling Zambia’s meager resources. The President at the helm is the overall Chief Executive Officer of the land. In Zambia, especially, he is so powerful so much so that he is literally revered and somewhat admired by friends and foes alike. How should this powerful man together with his team govern the country?

Rupiah, MMD, and the Economic Malaise in Zambia

By C.Chanda It is now common knowledge that Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia, and his MMD party have lost direction. At a defining moment in our country’s economic situation, Rupiah’s government has vigorously engaged in a fight with a private...

Zambia’s Education System – 44 years after independence

By Roger Chali Every child should have a chance to go to school (Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister). The future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens (Barack Obama, US president). Can someone explain to me why...

Demolishing Soweto market by Lusaka City Council

By Wesley Ngwenya The other morning we woke up only to find the famous Soweto market gone. All the market stalls were gone. This was received with utmost disbelief for most of the residents especially the men and women who...

The Other side of the Coin

The Zambian National Anthem- How accurate is it? By Mingeli Palata I still recall my first primary school days, the safari uniforms and shorts were the order of the day and each Monday we would go pa parade, meet the headmaster...

The Other Side of the Coin

The Opposition in Zambia- Whats the plan? By Mingeli Palata Political news in Zambia can be sickening. I choose to think most of you will agree with me. Most mornings when you buy or like me peep to see what the...

Face to face with the Zambian Justice system

A Night in a Zambian Jail By Wesley Ngwenya As the 40th birthday party of my former boss wound up, three of us decided to share a cab on our way to our homes. It was just about midnight the cab...

Why to privatise Zambia’s ZAMTEL and how

By Mjumo Mzyece On 6 February 2009, The Post newspaper of Zambia published an article about the recent award of a government contract to RP Capital Partners (Cayman Islands) Limited. The contract was to undertake a valuation of the assets...

Latest News

Sunbird Bioenergy Africa recruits 1 700 local farmers in Kawambwa, but needs more farmers to reach target of 20 000

About 1700 out of the targeted 20,000 cassava out-grower farmers for the 2019/20 farming season have been captured by...

Great East Road to be closed on Wednesday to Facilitate Emergency Repairs

The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has announced that construction works on the damaged part of the great east road at Kacholola area...

In-form Zanaco Eye 7th Unbeaten Game

Zanaco's six match unbeaten league run is in the dock again on Wednesday when they host Red Arrows in a Lusaka derby clash at...

Those accusing government of being behind the gassing of people are mad-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has accused those accusing government of orchestrating the gassing of people in several parts of the country of being mad. In a...
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