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Posts published in “Day: September 17, 2022

New US ambassador in

By CHUSA SICHONE-UNITED States (US) President Joe Biden has appointed Michael Gonzales as American Ambassador to Zambia, nearly three years after his predecessor Daniel Foote was recalled.Mr Foote was recalled in December 2019 following a demarche the then Patriotic Front Government to Washington on what had been viewed as the American Ambassador’s act of interference […]

‘Exorcise ghost workers’

By CHUSA SICHONE-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed Permanent Secretaries to clean up the payroll system by removing ‘ghost workers’ as revealed by the latest Auditor General’s report.President Hichilema said before the ‘New Dawn’ administration came into power, colossal sums of State resources were being lost through payment of non-existent Government workers.Read more

Kitwe in K5m boost for roads facelift

By JANE MWANSA-THE National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has released K3.8 million to the Kitwe City Council (KCC) for maintenance works on township roads in the city.KCC public relations manager Mwaka Nakweti said rehabilitation works would include patching up potholes and road markings.Ms Nakweti said the roads that would be worked on were Jambo drive, […]

Malanji, Lusambo to know by-election fate on Tuesday

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-FORMER Kwacha Member of Parliament Joseph Malanji and his former counterpart for Kabushi, Bowman Lusambo will only know next Tuesday whether they will take part in the pending by-election or not.The Lusaka High Court has reserved to next Tuesday the judgment in a matter the two have asked it to declare that they […]

Census in 97p.c. success

By EMILY KUWEMA-ZAMBIA Statistics Agency says that it has covered 97 per cent ground in its 2022 National Census of Population and Housing countrywide but that it has not performed well in three constituencies in Lusaka.Interim statistician general Mulenga Musepa said during the weekly briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the majority of the population in […]

‘Up minimum number of people to attend public gatherings to 100’

By JOSEPH BANDA-THE National Stakeholder Validation meeting on the review of the Public Order Act (PoA) has proposed that the minimum number of people to attend a public gathering or procession should be increased to 100 from 20.The meeting felt that the excuse by the police that policing 100 people would be difficult was not […]