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Constitution: The way forward

We beg to differ with vice president Guy Scott, who feels that the way forward with the constitution making process lies with a consensus being established by the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ). We would rather a less encumbered institution drove the process. A more representative body in the character of the oasis forum or […]

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Faulty Constitution Arithmetic

Zambians must forget about the enactment of a new constitution because the Patriotic Front (PF) is aware that, in the current political atmosphere it cannot win an election under the 50+1 clause if two formidable opposition parties MMD and UPND exist.  UPND+MMD will sink PF chances under 50+1 That is why the PF will spare […]

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Judiciary: Conscience of the nation

Yesterday the Church congregated outside the Supreme Court to worship and commemorate a very solemn Christian occasion, Palm Sunday, heralding the eventural conviction of an innocent man because the judicial system failed.  The ceremony was as symbolic as it was grave.  Like the Biblical story, our very Supreme Court and the judiciary has come under […]

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Sata difficult to meet-Dr Manda

President Michael Sata has become a very difficult man to visit at State House even with an appointment, observes Urologist Francis Manda. Dr. Manda said that it was almost impossible to have access to President Sata at State House because of procedures. He said this when he featured on the Manzi Therapy radio programme on […]

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Tobacco farmers riled

  The Government should take more care of our farmers. It is not fair that farmers, especially peasants and small scale are always exposed to natural and market vagaries.  They should be protected in their noble efforts of providing for national needs. Commitment to agriculture must go beyond the perfunctory to practical support. It must […]

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Panji angers Mpezeni

A row has erupted between Paramount Chief Mpezeni and Works, Supply and Communications deputy Minister Panji Kaunda after the later impounded a vehicle belonging to the traditional leadersat a check point and deflated all its tyres. Colonel Kaunda yesterday confirmed that vehicle belonging to Paramount Chief Mpezeni was impounded at a check point in Chipata […]

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Harassment of Nawakwi

It never ceases to amaze us that Police always find it possible to mobilize transport, officers teargas canisters and indeed the requisite anger and aggravation against opposition political parties at the slightest hint of a meeting. For some reason the police have been indoctrinated into believing that any opposition meeting is an offence that must […]

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Corrupt corruption campaign

Any campaign or crusade that fails to show integrity is a corrupt  denigration of  intention. This is what is happening to Government’s anti corruption campaign. The Government has failed to show any commitment to a genuine fight against corruption, therefore the campaign is corrupt and doomed to fail. The investigation against Minister of Youth and […]

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Erosion of ethics and Morality

Zambia is in desperate need of an ethics and moral commission, answerable preferably to the Constitution court which must be established under the new constitution. As a country we must raise our ethical bar or face the deterioration and eventual collapse of our governance system, because the current oversight systems have been compromised and are […]

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Vote of no confidence

If there has ever been a provocative politician in Zambia’s modern history, Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba must rank at the very top of the list. He has the unusual knack and propensity to pick fights and arguments even where none were indicated. This entire constitution making debacle has been a total disaster because […]

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