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Posts published in “Day: October 2, 2014

Zambia – Government Size Vs. Economic Growth

[Fahamu]Zambia suffers from a bloated government. A streamlined government structure will cut wastage and is likely to yield huge savings from salaries, special allowances, and utility allowances. That money is needed for development

Rupiah Free to Contest Presidential Elections – Saccord

[Zambia Reports]The Southern Africa Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes says former Republican president Rupiah Banda is free to re-contest elections if he wishes to because he qualifies.

Bailiffs Sweep Times of Zambia Clean of Property

[Zambia Reports]Bailiffs pounced on the debt ridden Times of Zambia sweeping it clean of its furniture and cars in a bid to recover part of the oldest of the two surviving government papers.

Kambwili, Mweetwa Trade Verbal Blows Over Bursaries

[Zambia Reports]Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili and Choma Central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa traded verbal blows in parliament over the 4000 University of Zambia students denied bursary by government.

CAF Throws Out Uganda’s Protest

[Times of Zambia]THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has thrown out an appeal by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) over allegations that some Zambian players who featured for their Under-17 team are over-age.

Nation Yearns to Host Africa Hotel Forum

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA will bid for the hosting of the 2015 edition of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata has said.

Simfukwe Shines At AGC Tourney

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA'S Aaron Simfukwe jnr yesterday shot an amazing four-under-par 69 as Zimbabwe opened up a nine-stroke lead after two rounds of the inaugural Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) President's Cup in Kitwe.

Couple Busted Over 700kgs Cannabis

[Times of Zambia]The Drug Enforcement Commission in North-Western Province has arrested a couple for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing more than 700 kilogrammes.

Masumba Asks Court to Acquit Him

[Times of Zambia]FORMER deputy Youth and Sports minister Steven Masumba has asked the Supreme Court to acquit him of a charge of obtaining pecuniary advantages when he used an accounting technician diploma certificate to acquire a job for himself.

Teacher Duped

[Times of Zambia]THREE men purporting to be selling an unregistered car from Nakonde, have stolen K50,000 from a teacher of Samfya District.

Minister Among 100 Chess Veterans

[Times of Zambia]HEALTH Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya will be among the 100 veterans that will battle it out during this weekend's Zambia Chess Federation (CFZ) Golden Jubilee Veterans and Ladies Chess tournament in Lusaka.

Zawa Takes Over Mundawanga Tourist Attraction

[Zambia Reports]The Zambia Wildlife Authority has taken over the running of the tourism significant Mundawanga Botanical Gardens after the owners cancelled the lease.

Cameroun Expose Shepolopolo’s Weakness

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA'S preparations for next weekend's TN Mobile 9th Africa Women Championship Namibia 2014 suffered another setback after the Shepolopolo were wired at home by Cameroun in a preparatory match yesterday.

Mine Tax Refunds – Workers to Suffer

[Zambia Reports]The shadow boxing between government and the mines over the US$630 million Value Added Tax Refunds being withheld by government is blowing out of order with Mopani Copper Mines saying the jobs of over 20, 000 Zambians are at risk.

Zambia’s Journey to Independence

[Times of Zambia]ONE school of thought intimates that "there was absolutely nothing magical about the time when Northern Rhodesia, like a snake, shade its outer skin to become the Republic of Zambia" at the stroke of midnight on October 24, 1964.

Masumba Prays for Freedom

[Zambia Reports]With pressure mounting for him to relinquish his parliamentary seat convicted Mufumbwe Member of Parliament Stephen Masumba will be back in court after spending two nights behind bars after his bail application was denied by the High Co...

FAZ Backs Blatter’s Fifa Candidature

[Times of Zambia]THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has thrown its weight behind Sepp Blatter's controversial re-election bid as FIFA president at the general congress to be held on May 29, 2015.

Peasant Farmers Bemoan FRA Payment Delay

[Zambia Reports]The National Union of Small Scale Farmers has lamented the delay in payment of farmers by the Food Reserve Agency for maize supplied.

Tilyenji Defends His Presidency

[Zambia Reports]Under fire UNIP president Tilyenji Kaunda has come out of the blocks to defend his continued stay at the helm of the worn-out former ruling party.

Fr Bwalya Boycotts Jubilee Celebration

[Zambia Reports]Alliance for a Better Zambia President Father Frank Bwalya says his party will not celebrate the Golden jubilee on October, 24th because the Patriotic Front has failed the people of Zambia.