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UPND guides Archbishop Alick Banda

By FELIX NKINKE and CHUSA SICHONE – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has urged Archbishop Alick Banda to provide guidance and avoid making statements that have the potential to divide the nation.UPND Media Director Ruth Heaton said in a statement that as a leader and man of God, Archbishop Banda’s language had the […]

19 VXs surrendered

By CHUSA SICHONE – GOVERNMENT departments and agencies have surrendered 19 Toyota Land Cruiser VX vehicles following a presidential directive to sell luxury off-road vehicles that were bought after the United Party for National Development (UPND) came into power in August 2021. Read more

We are ready to face Lungu – UPND

By JAMES KUNDA – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) is geared for a political contest with former president Edgar Lungu in 2026, if he chooses to run for president on the Patriotic Front (PF) ticket.Speaking to journalists in Lusaka yesterday, UPND spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said the ruling party would still be comfortable if […]

Comply, put your house in order, PF urged

By FELIX NKINKE – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership to comply with the demands of the law and avoid dragging civil servants into their party registration illegalities.UPND media director Ruth Dante said the Chief Registrar of Societies Thandiwe Mhende is on firm ground and has cited […]

Tone down, Mweetwa urges Nawakwi

By FELIX NKINKE – United Party for National Development (UPND) spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has urged Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi to tone down on her political ranting and start making useful contributions towards national growth.Mr Mweetwa has also refuted reports that the Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which […]

M’membe arrested for assault, unlawful discharging of fire arm

By CHUSA SICHONE – POLICE in Serenje District have arrested Socialist Party (SP) president Fred M’membe for unlawful discharge of a firearm and assaulting nine people believed to belong to the United Party for National Development (UPND).Police deputy public relations officer Danny Mwale said in a statement yesterday that Dr M’membe, 64, of Rhodes Park […]

Free education policy in perspective

By NATASHA MUSUNSE – THE free education policy holds promise for a great future, a promise that seems to have been bestowed on the Zambian people by the United Party for National Development government.With this policy in place, Zambia has joined other countries in addressing the common obstacle to access to education.This is yet another […]

UPND strategies to rebuild the economy

IN the run up to the 2021 general elections in which the United Party for National Development (UPND) emerged victorious, beating the Patriotic Front (PF) by over one million votes, the vanquished PF were reminded time and again about the manner they were mismananging the economy.Here we go back in the archives and bring to […]

Ex-NDC SG joins UPND

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – FORMER National Democratic Congress (NDC) party secretary general Charles Kabwita has defected to the United Party for National Development (UPND) citing good policies and vision by President Hakainde Hichilema.Last week, Mr Kabwita resigned from his party on claims that he had failed to work with Saboi Imboela’s current leadership. Read more

Are opposition parties providing constructive criticism?

By POTIPHER TEMBO – DESPITE a number of campaign promises the United Party for National Development (UPND) has fulfilled since coming into power in 2021, some opposition political party leaders are concentrating more on accusing the government of having failed and that it should be voted out of power sooner than the five years mandate.According […]

State your position, Lungu told

By FELIX NKINKE – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance has challenged former President Edgar Lungu to clearly state if he wants to continue in active politics or if he has retired. Read more

Enhanced CDF transforming lives of skilful youths

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is meant for the establishment of capital investments which include road construction, upgrading of existing infrastructure with the aim of improving communal access to social services.This is by using the bottom-up approach to social planning and administration.The United Party for National Development (UPND) Government realised that the impact of the […]

Timber body salutes ‘New Dawn’ efforts in sector

By KETRA KALUNGA – ANOTHER association in the timber industry has extolled the United Party for National Development (UPND) led government for its political will to address challenges facing the sector.

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Driving towards Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway…

By PAYTHIAS MUTALE – ROAD traffic injuries are the leading cause of death in the country, according to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).Thousands of people each year die as a result of road traffic crashes, of which more than half of these involve pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.The Lusaka-Ndola Highway is the leader in […]

HH warns ECL:‘Don’t take advantage of my kindness’

By MAYA NTANDA and ESTHER NG’ANDU –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has warned former President Edgar Lungu not to take his kindness for weakness.The President, who in the most direct reference yet to Mr Lungu’s rantings, said he did not want to avenge all the misdeeds perpetuated against him when he was an opposition leader, but clearly […]

‘Stop peddling malicious lies against HH’

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has warned the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) and other hired detractors to stop peddling malicious falsehoods against President Hakainde Hichilema and the First family.


Tribal talk: PF’s obnoxious, divisive political strategy

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Patriotic Front (PF) must stop its tribalism agenda aimed at dividing Zambians on ethnic lines just for political expediency, United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy National Chairman Collins Maoma has warned.The vanquished former ruling party should instead be remorseful and apologetic to the Zambian people for all the atrocities […]

HH hitting the right chords

By KENNEDY LIMWANYA – THE year 2002 has ended just a few days after the Zambian people were informed that President Hakainde Hichilema had assented to two bills which led to the abolition of the mandatory death penalty and the law pertaining to criminal defamation of the president.The Penal Code (Amendment) Bill Number 25 of […]

‘Don’t be swayed by political propaganda’

By JOSEPH BANDA –THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has urged Zambians not to be swayed by political propaganda mounted by the opposition that the New Dawn Government has not done anything in the period it has been in office. Read more