Ndhlovu welcomes civil servants’ salary increment…but

Ndhlovu welcomes civil servants’ salary increment…but

Alfred Ndhlovu  says the 7%  civil servants’ salary increment for 2018  is a welcome move but wondered where  Government will get  the money because the national coffers are dry. Ndhlovu who is former Transport and Communication Deputy Minister  said in an interview that the challenge the Zambian government has  is to find  the source of […]

GCE results are out

HAPPENING NOW:General Education Minister Dennis Washinga announcing GEC results. Details coming…

Poverty cannot be treated by handout

President Edgar Lungu’s development agenda to bring about inclusive development without leaving anyone behind is unfolding in a systematic way as the construction of the first ever Industrial Yard at the Luka-Kapasa Industrial site in Mansa, Luapula commences.   For a long time, Luapula has lagged behind in terms of development with poverty levels as […]

Cuts urges farmers to buy maize budgeted for

Cuts urges farmers to buy maize budgeted for

By Jubiel Zulu CUTS International, Centre Coordinator Chenai Mukumba  has the acknowledge positive outlook of  the agricultural sector regarding reduction in mealie-meal prices as a result of high productivity of maize. Ms. Mukumba says in the recent months, a 25kg bag of breakfast mealie-meal was selling between K96 and K106, and in some cases as […]

HIV prevention funding drops to 3%

By Jubiel Zulu HIV prevention Research and Development Investment report for 2000-2016 has recorded a decline of 3%  funds toward HIV prevention research (R & D).   AVAC executive director Mitchell Warren says vast acceleration roll out of HIV treatment & existing prevetion options are needful therefore, sustainable investment is needed to keep prevention research […]

Unplanned drainages worry Bauleni resident

By Jessie Zimba The unplanned drainage system in Bauleni compound needs to be addressed before cholera and malaria epidemics break out, says Bauleni resident Timothy Banda.   Mr. Banda said the unplanned drainage system stretches from Nazarine to Mulundu areas and needs to be worked on urgently. “In 2015, we had an epidemic of Cholera such […]

Living costs increases by K5.83 in June

Living costs increases by K5.83 in June

By Jubiel Zulu    The Jesuits Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) says  the Basic Needs Basket (BNB) in June for a family of five living in Lusaka stood at K4,958.52 which was K5.83 more than the May BNB which stood at K4,952.69.   Speaking to JCTR officer Ms. Tendai Posiana says the rise in the […]

Minister in the office of the Vice- President Sylvia Chalikosa being guided by Zambia Red Cross Society Public Relations Officer Bruce Mulenga as Journalist Misheck Nyirongo By Sibeso Nalufu Zambia Red Cross Society has launched a three year project dubbed Strengthening Emergence Response (SERP). Zambia Red Cross Society is expected to spend a total of […]

President Lungu Is Not A Dictator- Mumba

President Lungu Is Not A Dictator- Mumba

By Fulman Mukobeko How is President Edgar Chagwa Lungu a dictator, wonders Kantanshi Independent Member of Parliament Anthony Mumba, because he did not gain power through a barrel of a gun. And Mwamba has warned the European Union (EU) parliamentarians to respect the sovereignty of the nation if they are debating issues bordering Zambia. Following […]