JCTR wants priority placed on the much talked about diversification in this year budget

CURRENT RISING COST OF LIVING AND BUDGET EXPECTATIONS The Millers Association of Zambia this week announced the intention to increase maize prices for 25Kg bags for both breakfast meal and roller meal from an average of K75.00 to between K80.00 to K90.00 and from K53.00...

The 42 Fire Tenders and the full story behind it

The 42 Fire Trucks
By John Lulamile In his address to the second session of the eleventh National Assembly on September 21st 2012, President Michael Sata promised to bring and deliver development to Zambia's communities through resource allocation to all districts and all constituencies. President Sata regretted that lives and...

Present situation in Zambia worse off than during colonial era – Senior Citizen

Good morning, Allow me to speak my mind on the happenings of country Zambia.I was never there during the colonial era but what I am witnessing in our country Zambia is worse than that era. There are a few selfish individuals who think Zambia is their...

Why Zambia’s Mall Mania poses serious problems for the country’s development

Arcades Shopping Mall in the centre of Lusaka is just one of many shopping centres springing up in Zambia
Zambia is experiencing mall mania, with millions of dollars in foreign capital pouring into retail property developments. What might this hyperconsumerism mean for the country’s long term development trajectory? Muna Ngenda discusses how unfiltered inflows of foreign investment can underdevelop emerging economies. Zambia is a...

Pilato is a Prisoner of Conscience

Pilato being led away from the protest scene after being arrested
Once in a long time, there rises individuals in a nation that epitomise the fight for justice and equality. The evils they see around them every day, the corruption and rot they witness daily, and the personal experience of state sponsored or state condoned...

You are the company you keep: A tale of two mining companies

Kansanshi Mine
There is a mining licence being contested today in Zambia with, on the one side, intimidation and defamation and on the other corporate social responsibility and the promise of jobs. This is not an unusual occurrence in the highly competitive world of Copper Mining....

SERIES 6: IMPEACHMENT MOTION – a motion which alleges that Hon. Chishimba Kambwili and others are unsuitable to hold ministerial office

By Isaac Mwanza 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...

How the Principle Behind ConCourt Decision on Mwanakatwe’s Application for Stay will Shape the Future

By Peter Sinkamba On Wednesday, 28 December, 2016, the Constitutional Court dismissed Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe's application for a stay. The Constitutional Court ruled that it was not necessary to apply for a stay in the first place. “In my view, 73(4) is an automatic stay...

Tribalism and the Tonga People, A Curse or a Natural Phenomenon?

Voters waiting to cast their votes at Kalingalinga Middle Basic School, Lusaka
What does the future hold for our democracy? By Toshiki Kucheba 11th August 2016, Zambians were exercising a democratic right enshrined in our constitution, the right for the led to choose who should lead. The hallmark of any democracy is the free will an individual possess...

Insults, Politics and Law: Repeal Insult laws!

Dickson Jere
By Dickson Jere What a coincidence! I was just finalizing my thesis on seditious laws in Zambia, which also touched on the archaic law of defamation of the President. Then bang! A student has been arrested for defaming the President. In my thesis, I endeavored to...

The Christian Nation Debate at National Dialogue Forum

The official Opening of the National Dialogue by President Lungu
By Dokowe Patriot It is regrettably sad that the delegates at the ongoing National Dialogue Forum have chosen to extend and waste quality resources and time on a petty issue like the Christian Nation Clause that deserves no amendment because it’s a non contentious issue...

President Lungu’s Administration Must Focus on Investment in Higher Education

By Isaac Mwanza While the Patriotic Front administration under both late Michael Sata and President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has done a marvellous job to meet increasing demand for secondary school education by building 115 new secondary schools and upgrading 455 primary schools in needy areas...

Open Letter to President Edgar Lungu

Dear Mr. President, I actually don’t like writing these letters. However, the way you have been running my beloved country has prompted me to do so. By the way, this is free advice. I have written a similar letter to your mentor Rupiah Banda when...

This Far Has Debt Brought Us

By Obrian Ndhlovu and Sydney K. Chishimba The IMF just concluded their 2019 country consultation with Zambia, which the team leader has described as being frank and collaborative. Indeed frank talk does not break any friendship. In IMF’s words, large fiscal deficits and rising debt...

Kambwili Lied About Hacked Victim’s Death, He Must Apologise

By Sunday Chanda It has come to our attention that NDC leader Hon Chishimba Kambwili lied to the nation that the hacked victim following the violence that took place after he was summoned to the Police over his forgery cases had died. It has...