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Posts published in “Day: September 16, 2022

Produce music which can stand the test of time – Nyirenda

By MAPULANGA LIBINGAMAKEWANE musician Angera Nyirenda has advised upcoming artistes to always stick to producing music which can stand the test of time in order to survive for a long time in the music industry.Nyirenda says that there is need for the upcoming artistes to compose songs which will not get easily get boring to […]

Sodomy cases involving children worry Speaker

By CHUSA SICHONE-SPEAKER of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti says cases of sodomy involving children in Zambia are worrying and need immediate attention.In another development, Ms Mutti chased Mkushi South Member of Parliament (MP) Davies Chisopa for making running commentaries on anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) when Health Minister Sylvia Masebo was about to respond to a […]

Banda bemoans Kabushi, Kwacha poverty

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA-UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) deputy national chairperson Andrew Banda says high poverty levels triggered at the hands of the Patriotic Front administration during its stay in office will cost it votes when the rescheduled by-elections take place in Kabushi and Kwacha constituencies.Mr Banda said in an interview yesterday that the two […]

EU adds €30m grant

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE-THE European Union (EU) has provided a grant of €30 million under its Multinational Indicative Programme for Sub Saharan Africa to reinforce the financial envelope for the plunge pool works at the Kariba Dam in Siavonga.EU Ambassador to Zambia Jacek Jankowski, who expressed disquiet over the delayed project, announced this during yesterday’s familiarisation […]

ECZ explains Kabushi, Kwacha ballots papers

By JAMES KUNDA-THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has clarified that ballot papers for Kabushi and Kwacha constituency parliamentary by-elections were not dispatched to Ndola and Kitwe respectively.ECZ corporate affairs manager Patricia Luhanga said the ballot papers for the two constituencies could also not be verified because of the court petition.“The commission would like to […]

‘We’ve enough ARVs in stock’

By JAMES KUNDA-THE Ministry of Health says the country has adequate stocks of Anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs with optimisation of the antiretroviral therapy (ART) having started.“To this effect, 98.5 per cent of the 1,229,781 receiving ARVs are now receiving the newer, safer, easier to take and more efficacious Dolutegravir containing ARV combinations called Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/ […]

RTSA to motorists: “We’ll SMS you”

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has introduced a new channel of communication with traffic offenders through a bulk Short Messaging System (SMS).RTSA developed an automated application that would be generating messages to motor vehicle owners that had been suspended on the agency’s e-ZamTIS for various traffic violations.RTSA public relations manager Mukela […]

Livestock disease wipes out 742 cattle

By CHUSA SICHONE-FISHERIES and Livestock Minister Makozo Chikote has told Parliament that there has been an upsurge in Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) cases in Western, North-Western and Central provinces, affecting 19 districts.Mr Chikote said reports indicated that a total of 1, 466 CBPP cases had been recorded from January this year to date and that […]