UPND Presidential Petition must be heard period!-Leaky Kintu

United Party  for National Development(UPND) Solwezi East Member of Parliament Leaky Kintu says  the petition brought forward by party president Hakainde Hichilema and his Running Mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba must be heard before talking about the 2021 elections. Kintu says the UPND Presidential Petition is still active in court and members of the largest opposition […]

Political Parties Have Rejected Govt Funding, Says Lubinda

Political parties refuse govt. funding   By Bryan Chafwila   Political parties have objected to the 2017 Political Parties Bill,  which provides for (A) the establishment and management of a political parties’ Fund to give financial support to political parties with seats in the National Assembly, says Minister of Justice, Given Lubinda.   Commenting on […]

CSOs focus on 2018 budget

By Jubiel Zulu Zambia Civil Society for Poverty Reduction and other  Civil Society Organizations expect the 2018 budget to be pinned on the 7th National Development Plan.   Speaking after a consortium of Civil Societies gave their expectation on the 2018 National Budget, Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) Executive Director  Patrick Nshindano  disclosed that […]

Govt. upgrades 220 primary schools

Govt. upgrades 220 primary schools

  220 primary schools to be upgraded to secondary schools   By Bryan Chafwila   The Education Ministry says it has embarked on an initiative of upgrading 220 primary schools into secondary schools in order to bridge the gap of pupils failing to progress to grade 10 from grade 9 due to inadequate space in […]

COMESA ratifies free movement protocol

  By Bryan Chafwila   The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says it has ratified the Free Movement Protocol (FMP) among it’s member states through the creation of the Tripartite Free Trade Area between COMESA,  the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which comprises of 26 countries […]

Catholic approach on ECL,HH tug-of-war not effective, says Sean Tembo

PRESS STATEMENT No. 48 OF 2017 ISSUED ON 25/07/2017: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1. The Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) has noted the statement issued by the Catholics Bishops earlier today after they met with the Republican President at State House. In their Statement, the Catholic Bishops advised Zambians to be patient with the process of […]

Zambia’s Haemophilia patients hit 114

    The World Federation for Haemophilia (WFH) says it’s made tremendous strides in combating the scourge of Haemophilia through its support programme of ‘improving diagnosis and access to treatment for all people with inherited bleeding disorders’, though it agrees that more still needs to be to ensure that the right information on the disease […]

Powers of the Central Committee on displinary matters

  By Sunday Chanda   Article 37 of the Patriotic Front Party Constitution states as follows:   (a) The Central Committee shall be responsible for discipline of the Party members. It shall hear appeals from the appointments and disciplinary committee of the Central Committee;   (b) The Central Committee shall have power to review decisions […]

Uniting Zambia is key, prods Hamududu

  By Derrick Sinjela and Jessie Zimba PARTY of National Unity (PNU) Interim pqresident Highvie Hamududu insists that preaching unity in diversity will sustainably overcome Zambia’s teething poverty, income inequality and unemployment. Mr. Hamududu believes that there is literally strength in numbers as achieving inclusive political,  social and economic unity will build a problem solving […]

Pres Lungu’s 2021 bid unconstitutional-Simaata

Pres Lungu’s 2021 bid unconstitutional-Simaata

      By Brian Chafwila The Economic Liberation Association (ELA) has branded as ” unconstitutional and illegal”  pronouncement by Patriotic Front(PF) Secretary General, Davies Mwila that  President Edgar Chagwa Lungu as a sole  and preferred presidential candidate for the 2021 General Elections.   In a statement made available to the media ELA Secretary General, […]