SERIES 3: IMPEACHMENT MOTION – Is The Frustrated Fire Tender Petition a Basis for Members of Parliament to impeach the President?

President Edgar Lungu delivers his speech during the State of the Nation address at Parliament Buildings
SERIES 1: IMPEACHMENT MOTION: President Lungu To Be Impeached For Debt Which Parliament Approved SERIES 2: IMPEACHMENT MOTION – Did Government break financial regulations and the law on the monies from Mukula logs? SERIES 3: IMPEACHMENT MOTION – Is The Frustrated Fire Tender...

SERIES 1: IMPEACHMENT MOTION: President Lungu To Be Impeached For Debt Which Parliament Approved

SERIES 1: IMPEACHMENT MOTION: President Lungu To Be Impeached For Debt Which Parliament Approved SERIES 2: IMPEACHMENT MOTION – Did Government break financial regulations and the law on the monies from Mukula logs? SERIES 3: IMPEACHMENT MOTION – Is The Frustrated Fire Tender...

Zambia Airways Relaunch: A Blessing or a Blunder!

Zambia Airways Boeing 737-200
2018 CENTRE FOR TRADE POLICY DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH WING PRODUCTION Zambia is moving towards the reestablishment of a national airline with the aim of boosting its tourism and export sectors. There appears to be a number of good reasons why the government and other stakeholder are...

NGOCC backs debate to limit number of times individuals can contest elections

The template of the presidential ballot paper for the August 11, 2016 elections
The call by a young politician, Prince Ndoyi for young people to 'genuinely discuss the issue of individuals over contesting presidential elections' has received backing from the NGOCC who have said the debate should include other political positions. Ndoyi, the former ZANASU Vice President last...

Dear Banks : The race for deposits continues – Who will Bank the Youth?

The Bank Monitor Zambia
By Mwatula Chiti As we draw closer to the end of the financial year 2017,it is quite intriguing to sit back as a young spectator and watch 19 financial institutions jostle for a larger piece of the proverbial cake - a modern day race for...

It is time that we rise against unjust actions and online bullies

PF Nkoloma ward one Councillor Tasila Lungu
By Tasila Lungu It has come to my attention that I have now become the victim of two troublesome and untrue stories which have circulated widely - it was reported online in July, 2017 in the Zambian Observer that I was involved in the illegal...

The Zambian Government is Obliged to Provide Answers to Issues Raised Publicly by Kambwili

Bregedier General Godfrey Miyanda
THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT IS OBLIGED TO PROVIDE ANSWERS TO ISSUES RAISED PUBLICLY BY HONOURABLE CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI, MP! I urge the Zambian Government to answer truthfully the issues raised by Honourable Chishimba Kambwili and drop the obvious scheme to divert attention and make him the villain....

Biotechnology and Poison manufacturing Corporations to target Zambia in their quest for Biosafety Policy amendments

FILE: Late President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa pictured here with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in December 2007 led the charge for opposition to Genetically Modified Food (GMO)
Biosafety Policy amendments: in who’s interest?   By Zambia Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB) Zambia has been a pillar of strength and model on biosafety in the region. Many people remember famously the firm stand taken by our government against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the...

Mumba Yachi – A victim of the Lenshina Ghost?

Mumba Yachi
By Dickson Jere I am an ardent fan of Mumba Yachi's music and have all his albums. His Afro-beat is clearly in his own class and league only comparable to the likes of the legend Fela Kuti. Not until his recent incarceration, I never thought he...

Pathfinder Number 1: Blessed are the peace makers – but who will be the peace maker for zambia?

Bregedier General Godfrey Miyanda
PATHFINDER NUMBER 1 BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS – BUT WHO WILL BE THE PEACE MAKER FOR ZAMBIA? FOUNDATION AND CONTEXT OF THE STATEMENT The current wrangle regarding the search for unity and peace in our nation, Zambia, deserves further attention. I express my opinion as to...

Farewell Sir Masire : One of Africa’s six visionary Presidents of the last 20 years for Lungu and others to emulate

The late Sir Ketumile Quett Masire
By Kalima Nkonde The recent death of Sir Kitumile Masire of Botswana at Bokamoso Hospital in Gaborone and not London or Paris or New York, prompted me to write this Opinion Editorial about some of the recent African great Presidents that can provide a benchmark...

How shall we get to the Promised Land ?

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore
By Davies Mwila BUILDING ON THE PROMISE THROUGH THE 7NDP On 21st June 2017, His Excellency President Edgar Lungu launched the 7th National Development Plan running from 2017 to 2021, with a pledge to build a resilient and diversified economy. President Lungu said that the plan indicates...

Elias Chipimo’s Open Letter to President Edgar Lungu

NAREP leader Elias Chipimo
    Dear President Lungu, Re: The Implementation of a New Development Model for Zambia – The Twenty Percent Generation Plan (TPG) I am compelled to write to you openly and transparently to convey a burden that has been on my heart relating to the acute suffering that...

UNPD, HH and Treason Charge

By Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Introduction I have been very busy with work. President Trump has been in power here in the United States for about 4 months. But many of us citizens who live with his reckless actions, poor governing, and...

My Reflections, Liberty of Mind

First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Embassy in Berlin Germany Kellys Kaunda
BY KELLYS KAUNDA When a State-owned-media covers the travels of the Head of State of their country reporting his/her arrival, meetings held, places visited, dinners or lunches attended or inspection of development projects – a section of the country and media commentators in the west...