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LUBINDA SUES TAYALI Africa’s biggest challenge Lungu lauds AfDB energy principles
 

LUBINDA SUES TAYALI

    FORMER Kabwata Member of Parliament Given Lubinda has dragged Zambian Voice executive director Chilufya Tayali for libel and defamation for alleging that he intended to be United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema’s running mate. According to a statement of claim filed in the High, Mr Lubinda contended that Mr Tayali […]

Africa’s biggest challenge

LUSAKA 2016, the African Development Bank Group annual meetings which officially opened yesterday, has come at a time the continent is faced with one of the biggest economic challenges ever experienced in the modern era, threatening to reverse the major strides the people of Africa have made over the years. A combination of the commodity […]

Lungu lauds AfDB energy principles

  PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has told the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group annual meeting that food crisis is looming in the region as most countries are likely to experience below required levels of food production. The Head of State also told the AfDB high profiled meeting that food security in the region was still expected […]

We won’t accept election results Sejani

25 May 2016

    WE WILL not accept election results if the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) fails to rectify the electoral malaise that has characterised  the preparations for this year’s elections, the United Party for National Development (UPND) has warned. And the UPND has warned Malawians who have allegedly vowed to trek into Zambia and participate […]

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Former BP workers demand payment from HH

25 May 2016

92 FORMER BP Zambia workers have issued a seven day ultimatum to UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to pay up a K 457 million pension fund or else the 236 affected families will camp at his New Kasama residence indefinitely until their dues are paid by Saturnia Regna Pension Trust Fund (SRPTF) a company owned by […]

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ECZ denies using voter verification to rig elections

25 May 2016

    THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has dispelled fears that the on-going voter verification exercise across the country is meant to influence the outcome of the August general elections results in favour of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF). ECZ public relations manager Cris Akufuna said the politically misguided misconception by the general public […]

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Lungu eulogises women

25 May 2016

    PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has eulogised women for their efforts in contributing to the economic, social and political development of Zambia but is saddened that many obstacles are still impeding the female gender to participate in the country’s elections. The President has pointed out stereotypes, inhibitive political structures, limited access to resources and political […]

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Lungu pardons 554 prisoners to mark Freedom Day

25 May 2016

  By Nation Reporter PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has released and pardoned 554 inmates through presidential amnesty to commemorate African Freedom Day today, among them 40 Ethiopian youths. Home Affairs minister Davis Mwila expressed gratitude to President Lungu for exercising the powers vested in him by Article 59 of the Constitution, adding that the gesture has […]

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Africa needs $92 billion for infrastructure a year

25 May 2016

  By Nation Reporter ABOUT US$92 billion is required to finance public infrastructure projects in Africa annually, says Barclays Bank Africa head of public sector affairs, Zienzi Musamirapamwe. Ms Musamirapamwe said the private sector was expecting private sector capital especially institutional investors, to provide significant funding for infrastructure projects. She said it was important for […]

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New mining tax too low, says NGO

25 May 2016

  By Nation Reporter THE Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) has maintained that the Chamber of Mines’ proposed mineral royalty tax bands are retrogressive and that they will compromise mineral resource revenue collection in the country if allowed. Assistant coordinator of the Publish Water You Pay Zambia, Mtwalo Msoni, whose organisation is a member of the […]

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Exempt ICT from tax, African govts urged

25 May 2016

  By Nation Reporter AFRICAN governments should exempt taxes from the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector if benefits are to be realised, says Nigeria’s chairperson for Affordable Internet, Johnson Omobola. Ms Omobola observed that government taxes were hampering the ICT investments at birth, hence the need to remove the revenue. “Government taxes are killing ICT […]

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Opposition challenged over empowerment fund

25 May 2016

RESPONSIBLE and caring politicians should not take violence into the markets but should find ways of empowering vendors and marketeers like the Patriotic Front (PF) government is doing through the Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund which aims at growing the businesses of marketeers, Association of Vendors, Traders and Marketeers of Zambia (AVTMZ) president Fredrick Tembo has […]

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We’re not dictators

25 May 2016

  THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has stated that the association did not impose the newly-appointed national team assistant coaches Elijah Chikwanda and Aggrey Chiyangi on George Lwandamina. Committee member Blackwell Siwale revealed to faz.football.com that the appointment was done in conjunction with Lwandamina as head coach. “The executive committee does not impose assistant […]

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