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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 […]

‘Lungu was brutal!’ …as Chiefs tell him to retract comment

By JAMES KUNDA, SHARON KALIMBULA and JULIUS PHIRI – FORMER President Edgar Lungu led the most brutal regime this country has ever known and is not the right person to claim alleged police brutality he alone has seen, former vice President Never a Mumba has charged.And Speaker of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has directed […]

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 […]

ECL’s accusations baseless – Imenda

By AGRIPPA CHANDA and GEORGE SINKALA – THE United National Development Party (UPND) has advised former President Edgar Lungu to stop accusing the ruling party of denying members of his former administration access to justice in the courts of law.Party deputy Secretary General Getrude Imenda, said the ruling party had already shown dedication to upholding […]

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 […]

UPND delegation in China

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Bureau of Sub-Saharan African Affairs at the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Director General Wang Heming says Zambia stands at the core of the China-Africa relationship.Mr Heming attributed the success of China’s CPC to hard work and unwavering loyalty among its 96 million members in a […]

We’ve neglected the boy-child, says Veep

By CHUSA SICHONE – MALE children are turning into junkies because they are being neglected and are not given the necessary attention as compared to females, Vice PresidentW.K Mutale- Nalumango has observed. Ms Mutale-Nalumango said while parents and guardians were encouraged to take care of the girl-child, that should not result in the boy-child being […]

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 […]

‘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 […]