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Be self-reliant, HH tells ruling party

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and ESTHER NG’ANDU – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has restated his position not to abuse Government resources to sponsor United Party for National Development (UPND) programmes, saying that the party will continue to generate its own resources to fund activities.Mr Hichilema urged the UPND management team to think outside the box and find […]

Opposition in state of confusion – Kabuswe

By EMILY KUWEMA – MINES and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe says opposition leaders are in a state of confusion as the United Party for National Development (UPND) Government under President Hakainde Hichilema has delivered beyond the people’s expectations.Mr Kabuswe said the UPND Government was not averse to criticism but it should speak to pertinent […]

UPND scores big in two and half years!

By JAMES KUNDA – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) administration has in the last two and half years of being in office achieved significant reforms in the actualising the decentralisation agenda.The allocation of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the National Budget now stands at K30.6 million per constituency from a paltry K1.6 […]

‘New Dawn scored on TAZAMA’

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Oil Marketing Companies Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) says the conversion of the TAZAMA Pipeline to lower the price of petroleum products in the country was a bold decision taken by the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration.OMCAZ president Kafula Mubanga said the policy direction aimed at managing the price […]

Pray for Govt, Veep prods Church

BY SHARON KALIMBULA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale- Nalumango has called on the Church to pray for the Government and national leaders for them to effectively carryout the mandate given to them by the Zambian people.Speaking during a Lusaka thanksgiving and celebration church service yesterday, organised by the United Party for National Development (UPND)’s religious affairs […]

‘Give HH room to work’

By JAMES KUNDA – LEADER of the Opposition in Parliament Robert Chabinga has urged former president Edgar Lungu to allow President Hakainde Hichilema time and room to work for the country’s development.Mr Chabinga has also implored all opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Copperbelt to work with the United Party for National Development (UPND) […]

Unza student electrocuted while charging phone

By CHUSA SICHONE – A TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD University of Zambia (Unza) third-year female student has been electrocuted while attempting to charge her phone, sparking a spontaneous demonstration among her fellow students.And the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) said it received the death of Margaret Chibesakunda with utmost grief and demanded an explanation from the […]

‘Align yourselves to New Dawn’s development agenda’

By JAMES KUNDA – LOCAL Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo has advised council officers to align themselves to President Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPNDs) development agenda for the country.Mr Nkombo said it was unfortunate that some staff in the local authorities had chosen to frustrate the implementation of […]

‘ECL statement reckless’…it is irresponsible for Lungu to suggest people will rise against UPND

By SHARON KALIMBULA and JOSEPH BANDA – THE Government says it is irresponsible for former President Edgar Lungu to recklessly state that the people will rise against the United Party for National Development and President Hakainde Hichilema over the alleged unruly conduct of the police.And police in Lusaka are studying the implications of Mr Lungu’s […]

Beneficial mining policy needed for locals to tap into mining boom

THE pronouncements by the Government and mining companies during the just-ended Invest in Africa Mining Indaba has brought the highest optimism in the mining industry and the economy at large.Since the coming in of the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration, there is no doubt that foreign investors have been viewing Zambia as a […]


By JAMES KUNDA and SHARON KALIMBULA – ZAMBIANS must not fall prey to political hypocrisy being peddled by some opposition leaders but instead remain confident in the leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND).Chief Government Spokesperson and Information and Media Minister Cornelius Mweetwa said at a media briefing in […]

Minister, 4 others seek consent judgment for false imprisonment

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FIVE members of the ruling United Party For National Development (UPND) who sued the State for false imprisonment, have filed a notice informing the court that they intend to enter a consent judgment in the matter.The five are Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Elias Mubanga, Permanent Secretary for Special Duties Patrick […]

HH delivers on boreholes

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema’s personal pledge to provide boreholes to parts of Lusaka’s water deficient areas has come to fruition with three wards benefiting from the initiative so far..This is in fulfilment of the promise he made in August last year, as part of celebrating two years of the United Party for […]

‘Kakubo probe vindicates ACC’

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Zambia Chapter says the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) instituting investigations against former Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Stanley Kakubo will allay fears that the fight against corruption is only targeted at those in the opposition. APNAC Zambia also said that Mr Kakubo’s resignation was […]

HH counsels musicians

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema yesterday pledged to donate K400,000 towards the setting up of recording studios across the country to enable artists to grow the industry.The President also cautioned musicians from living lavish lifestyles and buying expensive cars at the expense of making tangible and meaningful investment.“Utilise opportunities big or small to invest your earnings instead […]

Nkombo speaks tough on land illegality

By CHUSA SICHONE – LOCAL Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo has restated that the New Dawn Administration will not condone the illegal allocation of land and construction of structures without following the correct procedure.Mr Nkombo warned that there would be no sacred cows in the fight against illegalities around land ownership in Zambia […]

It’s opposition members advocating Constitutional amendments – Mweetwa

By AGRIPPA CHANDA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says it is some opposition members who are pushing the agenda of amending the Constitution without seeking consensus.Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Mweetwa said that contrary to the assertions that the United Party for National development (UPND) administration was secretly planning to […]

I’m not a UPND hired gun – Miles Sampa

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) president Miles Sampa has refuted allegations that he has been hired by the United Party for National Development to destabilise the opposition party.Speaking when he appeared on Prime TV live programme, Mr Sampa said the UPND was not responsible for the vacuum created in the PF after the […]

ECL to blame for chaos in PF

THE continued leadership wrangles in Zambia’s largest opposition political party, the Patriotic Front (PF), are bad for the growth of Zambia’s democracy which has been growing steadily since the country’s return to a multiparty dispensation in 1990.After serving as Zambia’s ruling party for 10 years, the PF was supposed to have turned itself into a […]

2023 budget performance impressive

IT was a sunny Friday afternoon, but almost the entire populace was eager to listen to the 2024 National Budget presentation by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane.Despite the scorching heat, many were glued to various media channels to get first hand pronouncements in the proposed budget, while those invited to Parliament, attentively followed […]