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Our Democracy Is Working!

I wish to congratulate Comrade Michael C. Sata for his successful bid for the Republican President of our beloved country, and to commend Comrades Rupiah Banda, Elias Chipimo, Hakainde Hichilema, Tilyenji Kaunda, Ng’andu Magande, Charles Milupi, Godfrey Miyanda, Frederick Mtesa, and Edith Nawakwi for their express desire and willingness to serve the people as Zambia’s […]

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No Amendments to the Constitution, Please!

It is gratifying to learn that the 5th Session of the Tenth National Assembly which adjourned sine die on November 26, 2010 has just resumed sitting, ready to start debating the Constitution of Zambia Bill 2010 and the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill 2010. As I stated before the recent adjournment of the National Assembly, […]

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Trim Ministerial Positions, Please

The recent massive reshuffles of Permanent Secretaries and government Ministers are a clear indication of President Rupiah Banda’s utmost insensitivity to the expectations of the Zambian people. Instead of trimming his government to make it smaller and more efficient, he seems to be more obsessed with lining up the pockets of his friends, political supporters […]

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MMD Has Failed to Fight Crime

Current reports by some news sources around the world concerning the unprecedented incidence of crime and xenophobic sentiments in South Africa have got me pondering whether there is anything we can do in Zambia to save ourselves from experiencing a similar situation. At present, government leaders in Zambia seem to be oblivious to the spate […]

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The Solwezi Central Parliamentary By-Election

There is never a dull moment in Zambia nowadays, particularly during Parliamentary sittings, and during campaigns for Parliamentary by-elections. In campaigns leading to the Solwezi Central Parliamentary by-election, for example, Solwezi district has become another battleground for political hooligans after violent incidents during the recent Chitambo and Kasama Parliamentary by-elections. And Vice-President George Kunda has […]

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