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New political party flops

AN inter-tribal political party that was touted as the answer to Zambia’s political troubles has flopped. The party, Genuine People’s Platform (GPP) has been hit by serious leadership disarray as former leaders in the MMD were accused of positioning themselves for top positions. Sources confirmed to the Daily Nation that both former and current senior […]

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Zambia to create 200,000 decent jobs annually – Chikwanda

GOVERNMENT has instituted measures that will result in the creation of at least 200,000 decent and productive jobs annually, says Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda. Mr Chikwanda said government had taken job creation as a top priority after realizing that as long as poverty and unemployment persisted, there could be no true peace in the world. […]

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Witness narrates how he arrested fake Kwacha suspects

A State witness has told a Lusaka Magistrates Court that he arrested and charged two men of Lusaka after he found them  with K 2,941 counterfeit  notes without any lawful authority. This is a case in which Friday Muma and Mulenga Simwinza are charged with one count of possessing K 2,941 counterfeit notes contrary to […]

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President to give Zambian new hope

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has a huge task today to give Zambians a strong renewed  hope for unity in the midst of tribal divisions perpetrated by his enemies both in government and outside, Open Society Foundation (OSF) executive director Sunday Chanda has said. He said the challenge the Head of State has as he  opens the […]

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Passengers deserve better, bus operators told

Bus operators should ensure their vehicles are fit and road-worthy for the safety and comfort of travellers, says Mazhandu Family Bus Services public relations manager Lombe Machilika. Ms Machilika said it was unfortunate that operators allowed vehicles that were unroadworthy to ferry passengers despite the dangers posed. She was commenting on the recent incident where […]

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Airtel under fire over ‘failed service’

Airtel, Zambia’s leading mobile phone service provider, has been accused of operating a “failed service” which was causing a lot of problems to its customers. Subscribers have complained about numerous inconveniences experienced on the network, citing inability to connect calls despite fulfilling all the pre-requisites for the service. Some subscribers have complained that they received […]

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Luapula PS snubs bishops

LUAPULA Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has refused to meet a delegation of Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) bishops and other clergy who wanted to have a meeting with him over illegal mining of manganese. The bishops had made prior arrangements to meet Mr Kasolo over illegal manganese mining and they even gave him […]

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State bans private media from covering Sata

GOVERNMENT has barred private media both local and international from covering President Michael Sata as he officially opens the Fourth Session of the Eleventh National Assembly. According to information obtained by the Daily Nation only eight journalists from State owned media houses had been accredited by the Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) to be […]

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Purge ‘rebel’ PF MPs- Chisala

CHILUBI Member of Parliament (MP) Obius Chisala has demanded the immediate suspension of Kankoyo Member of Parliament Levy Chabala and his Kanfinsa counterpart Moses Chishimba for openly aligning themselves to Wynter Kabimba who was until three week ago justice minister and secretary general of the Patriotic Front (PF) Mr Chisala has appealed to the party’s […]

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No-one tells us what to do – ZRA

PRESIDENT Michael Sata did not at any time instruct the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to reverse the proposal to amend the Value Added Tax (VAT) Rule 18 contrary to insiniations by a named Newspaper that it took the intervention of the Head of State to withdraw the proposed amendment. ZRA commissioner general Berlin Msiska has […]

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