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United Party for National Development (UPND)

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Lusaka Journalist arrested for libel

By FELIX NKINKE – POLICE in Lusaka have arrested and charged Lusaka-based Journalist Jaja Komoko for the offence of libel for allegedly publishing malicious articles about the UPND National Youth Chairperson Gilbert Liswaniso.Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said in a statement that Mr Komoko has been charged for the offence of Libel contrary to Section 191 […]

‘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 […]

UPND graft fight: Renewed vigor

ON of the most pronounced promises the United Party for National Development (UPND) throughout its 23-year campaign to form government was that, upon being elected, it would wage a relentless war against corruption which had become rife during the 10 years of the Patriotic Front (PF) administration.This ugly spectre of corruption became even worse during […]

‘Budget credible under UPND’

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) has applauded the Government under the New Dawn administration for its ability to spend within the budget and being transparent in its expenditure for the years of leadership.According to the Financial Report for the year ending December 31, 2022, preliminary estimates indicate that the total […]

‘New Dawn policies spur mining sector’

By CHATULA KANGALITHE Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) has witnessed accelerated investments in the mining sector under the United Party for National Development (UPND) Government in the past two years.

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UPND energy sector reforms excite expert

By JAMES KUNDA – LUSAKA based energy expert Johnstone Chikwanda has hailed the sector reforms that have taken place in the first two years of the New Dawn Administration’s stay in office.In a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday, Dr Chikwanda noted that the country had shifted to the use of cleaner fuels, with sulphur diesel […]

Mealie-meal prices to reduce – Mweetwa

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is aware of high mealie-meal prices but is however hopeful that the prices will eventually reduce when the measures implemented by the Government take effect.UPND Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa (below) said at a Press briefing yesterday that the ruling party was concerned […]

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 […]

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 […]

No way out of legal dragnet

AS the lid on crimes committed during the reign of the PF begins to slowly unravel, can its former leaders escape the legal dragnet sweeping like a hurricane? The latest debacle on legal woes affecting some leaders of the former PF regime cannot escape mention; “72 motor vehicles seized at a farm in Lusaka”; A […]

Tone down, UPND tells Antonio Mwanza

By FELIX NKINKE – THE UPND says it is deeply concerned about the deliberate stance by Patriotic Front media director Antonio Mwanza to continue engaging in politics of insults instead of offering credible and positive checks and balances for the benefit of peace. Read more

‘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

UPND Cautions Members On Cyber Law

[Times of Zambia] THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has cautioned its members and other citizens to be wary of the new law as they post on social media platforms.

DWF Zambia Signs MoUs With Four Political Parties PF, FDD, UPND and MMD

[Democracy Works] Southern African Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with four Zambian political parties to formalise their commitment to working with DWF to build the capacity of internal party structures ...

Lungu’s Impeachment – What Is Wrong With the Motion?

[Zambia Reports] I have keenly followed the augments regarding the impeachment motion with interest. As usual many commentators have given divergent views over the same. Most arguments are coming from numbers in parliament whether the UPND is able to g...