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Constitution Indaba

The constitution Indaba being organized by Saccord has understandably received mixed reaction from opposition parties for the simple reason that Government has been less than transparent, honest and forthright in the manner it has handled the entire constitution process. It is incredible and a national scandal that to date nobody in Government seems to know […]

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Moment of epiphany

In this Easter season it is important to remember that Christianity is not a doctrine, it is a way of life. It teaches God’s redemptive love that should be reflected by our own dispensation of love, empathy and compassion for others.  A symbol of forgiveness is best exemplified by Jesus Christ who forgave the woman […]

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Increasing debt burden

The moral of the story is that you cannot spend more than you earn. Our colleagues in Zimbabwe have run up a debt of nearly US$11billion- a figure towards which we are also hurtling at tremendous speed. The reality is that for every policy decision Government makes there is an equal and perhaps greater resource […]

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Entrenching democracy

The violence that the ruling Patriotic Front party is unleashing on opposition parties is exposing an underlying and very serious failure to appreciate the value and tenets of Liberal Democracy. The PF did not come into power through violence. They won elections after campaigning through the media which operated freely on the premise of democracy […]

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Nuanced Government responses

It is a great pity that our new Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dr. Joseph Katema, who is also Chief Government Spokesman, is quickly being drawn into debating individuals rather than issues. Instead of debating the stories we publish, he chooses to warn us with legal suits that will sink us as a newspaper. […]

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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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