Archive | October, 2012

Fighting institutional corruption

Once again we have the distinct dishonour of reporting yet another incident where the people of Zambia may lose $25 million through irregular procurement and this is happening to an institution that should have been instituting water tight procedures. Very recently the entire management of the institution was overhauled on account of a pronounced desire […]

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“Govt to lose K127bn” As corruption at RTSA is exposed

GOVERNMENT may lose over K127 billion through a corruptly executed tender at the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to replace the centralized computer system that crashed  last year. The tender for the supply of a new computerized operation system, known as Zambia Transformation System is apparently in the process of being awarded to a […]

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Ngambela shocked by torture

 The undressing and torturing of 17 detainees at Kaoma Prison by security personnel is depressing and shocking, says the Ngambela of Barotseland Clement Sinyinda   And the administration has demanded that the findings of the Rodger Chongwe Commission of Inquiry be made public. Speaking on behalf of the BRE, Mr Sinyinda said it was sad […]

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Human rights activist to sue govt

A concerned human rights activist plans to sue government over the inhuman conditions obtaining in Zambia’s prisons. Foundation for Justice and Human Rights chairperson Christopher Shalwabala has accused government of having grossly neglected the welfare of prisoners in the country. Mr Shalwabala said that after visiting Lusaka Central, Mwembeshi and Kabwe‘s Mukobeko prisons, he felt […]

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Zambia’s poverty a scandal-Matale

IT is a big scandal for Zambians to continue living in abject poverty after 48 years of independence, says Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) Secretary General Reverend Suzanne Matale. Rev Matale said that time was now to  move Zambians out of poverty through a vibrant and focused political leadership. She observed that politics of […]

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Respond to Miyanda’s sentiments, PF told

Government has been challenged to answer the questions that were raised by Heritage party leader Gen Godfrey Miyanda instead of attacking him Brebner Changala has said. Mr Changala said the general raised very cardinal points but it is unfortunate that this government is naive and very arrogant and therefore refuse to answer issues that were […]

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Corruption fight disappoints ADD

The fight against corruption by the PF government’s one year in office has been a disaster, saysAlliancefor Development and Democracy (ADD) president Charles Milupi. Mr Milupi said that President Sata’s performance in the graft was and the provision of good and sustainable leadership had been highly compromised as a result of failure to respect and […]

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STATEMENT ON THE PATRIOTIC PARTY (PF) PERFORMANCE THUS FAR:  BY BRIGADIER GENERAL GODFREY MIYANDA The first twelve months of the PF in Government provide good material for assessing a regime that came in on an incredible wave of presumed popularity, because the debate comes at the advent of the independence celebrations, a time when we […]

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Food security under threat

THE wrangles in the fertilizer procurement contract awarded to Nyiombo Investment and Omnia Fertilizers if not properly handled will sabotage the agriculture sector and cause hunger in the nation, says UPND vice president for administration Richard Kapita. Commenting on the joint investigations team of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) […]

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Corruption crusade is corrupt -RB

Former republican president Rupiah Banda says the  fight against corruption inAfricaand other continents has become corrupted because authorities use it  as an instrument to pressure their political opponents, pursue personal grievances, or even use it as an instrument against investors and business competitors adding that the fight against corruption should not be selective. He urged […]

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