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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 […]

ECZ rubbishes Nakachinda secret voters registration claims

By CHUSA SICHONE andBUSIKU MOOBELATHE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has described as malicious and false insinuations by Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Raphael Nakacinda that the Government is secretly registering voters and issuing National Registration Cards in the United Party for National Development (UPND)’s perceived strongholds.ECZ Electoral operations director Royd Katongo said the commission […]

Opposition’s strange form of patriotism

ZAMBIA has over the last two years witnessed a trend where some opposition political leaders have been making careless statements which, under the Patriotic Front (PF) administration, would have led to their arrest.No doubt, they are enjoying the freedom of expression brought about by the ascendancy of the United Party for National Development (UPND) to […]

Deal with traitors, MP appeals to DPP

By JAMES KUNDA – A PARLIAMENTARY backbencher has branded Patriotic Front acting president Given Lubinda, secretary general Raphael Nakacinda, spokesperson Emmanuel Mwamba, Socialist Party leader Fred M’membe and Economic and Equity Party leader Chilufya Tayali as unpatriotic citizens who should face the law.Bweengwa United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament Kasautu Michelo said […]

‘PF borrowed excessively…, money was pocketed’

By JAMES KUNDA – MWEMBESHI United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament (MP) Machila Jamba says the now opposition Patriotic Front (PF) regime borrowed excessively and pocketed the resources without investing in tangible national investments.Mr Jamba said this left the country in colossal debt and without resources to develop in income generating ventures […]

Simutowe appointed Luapula minister

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has appointed Mbala United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament (MP), Njavwa Simutowe to the position of Luapula Province Minister.The President in his brief to the new minister...

Public resources benefiting all Zambians

IT is heart-warming to hear that the government has, so far, disbursed K5.5 billion from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to deserving beneficiaries some of whom could previously not have access to the resources.What this shows is that public resources are working for the people and this is how it should have been all along.CDF […]

HH toasts presidency!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema and First Lady Mutinta yesterday led United Party for National Development (UPND) members to celebrate two years in office.The first couple, who toasted the day by engaging in charity work, also flagged off the drilling of boreholes in all the constituencies in Lusaka using their personal resources.Read more

‘UPND govt has done very well’

By CHUSA SICHONE – A CLERGYMAN says it is unfair for anyone to conclude that the United Party for National Development (UPND) Administration has underperformed in the two years it has been in power.Union of Apostles Church International pastor Joseph Malamba said the UPND had performed highly and managed to save the nearly collapsing economy […]