Sunday 22 April 2018
(The Post Online 06/24/13)
UN resident coordinator Kanni Wignaraja says an open government is one that keenly hears and responds to the voices of its people, whether they voted for that government, or are of different opinions, religions, ethnicities and tribes.Speaking yesterday during the celebrations to mark the African Public Service Day held under the theme "African Public Service in the Age of Open Government: Giving Voice to Citizens", Wignaraja said an open government and with it an open public service, serves and protects all people on its territory. "This day is an important reminder to all people on the African continent and the world over of the vital role that the public service plays in fostering social justice, peace and development in our...
(Lusaka Times 06/24/13)
The National Airports Corporation has introduced a new Infrastructure and Development charge in addition to the current departure tax and security tax. All passengers departing from KK , Mfuwe, Harry Mwaanga and Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe airports are now required to pay the new tax, effective immediately. International passengers departing from these airports will be required to pay K52.80 (about US $10.00) and domestic passengers, K26.70 (about $5.00). Tickets issued before 15 June 2013 will be exempt from the new tax. Schedule passengers with a ticket issued after 15 June 2013 booked via one of the major Global Distribution Systems will have the tax included in their ticket. Earlier this year at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, President Michael...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/24/13)
PRESIDENT Sata has warned that Government will not tolerate lazy public service workers because his administration is in a hurry to develop the country. The President has since called for dedication to duty among civil servants for the country to attain meaningful economic development. Mr Sata said this in Lusaka yesterday in a speech read for him by Vice-President Guy Scott during the commemoration of the Africa Public Service Day. The day, which falls on June 23, was this year commemorated under the theme, African Public Service in the Age of Open Government: Giving Voice to the Citizens. President Sata urged civil servants to work hard and ensure that the measures his Government is introducing are effectively and timely implemented...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/24/13)
CHINA has given the Zambia Police Service 25 new cars to improve its operations. Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxiao disclosed this on Friday when he handed over two Higer buses to Mazhandu Family Bus Services Limited and three others to Zampost at Higer Bus Zambia Limited. “This is a gift from the Chinese government to the Zambia Police,” Mr Zhou said. He said the cars, manufactured by Higer Bus Company of China, are similar to the 30 saloon cars that China donated to the Zambian government last year alongside 25 city buses and 10 protocol coaches. This is another major boost to bilateral relations between Zambia and China, which have enjoyed a cordial partnership in political, economic, social and...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/24/13)
THE Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) and Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA), as the two national institutions charged with the responsibility of undertaking metrology functions, will this year host the international gathering of experts in the field of measurement science from all over Africa and beyond.There is an increased understanding of the importance of metrology-measurement science to the economy and to society as a whole. AFRIMETS is an intra-Africa metrology system, whose goals are to harmonise accurate measurements in Africa, establish new measurement facilities and gain international acceptance for all measurements critical to export, environmental monitoring and sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues. Accurate measurements form the backbone of technical regulations, written standards and legal metrology, thus the pre-requisite for free...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/24/13)
The bold decision Government made to remove subsidies on fuel and maize has been endorsed by donors and investors in London. The economic plan and the bold decisions the Patriotic Front Government is making to translate growth into poverty reduction and ensure equitable wealth redistribution have been well received in London. British Minister Lynne Featherstone who is responsible for International Development and Violence Against Women Overseas has told Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda that the British Government is confident of the bold leadership the Zambian Government is providing in moving the economy forward. “I congratulate you on the bold decision to end the fuel and maize subsidies. That was a brave decision. It was a bold and difficult decision but...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/24/13)
ZAMBIA and Malawi have continued to lose revenue through illegal cross border trade of tobacco despite measures put in place to curb the vice. The revelation came to light during a bilateral meeting between the Tobacco Board of Zambia and the Tobacco Control Commission of Malawi recently. The meeting between the two parties is aimed at addressing the illegal cross border trade of tobacco which has become rampant between the two countries. This is contained in a statement availed to the Daily Mail on Friday by first secretary for press at the Zambian Embassy in Malawi Chansa Kabwela. Officiating at the meeting, Malawi Agriculture Minister Peter Mwanza said the illegal trade is perpetrated by vendors who act as middlemen for...
(Times of Zambia 06/24/13)
The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) at Katima Mulilo border has impounded two Zambeef trucks carrying meat products imported from Ireland. Sesheke District Commissioner Given Muleya, who confirmed this, said the meat products were imported from Ireland through the port of Walvis Bay in Namibia into Zambia’s Western Province. Mr Muleya said the trucks were impounded on instructions from the ministry of Health. According to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation news monitored last night, Mr Muleya said the two trucks were carrying kidneys and liver. Meanwhile, Government is surprised that Zambeef Products Plc opted to import beef products from the United Kingdom (UK) when Zambia has enough livestock. Agriculture and Livestock Deputy Minister Rodgers Mwewa said Zambia had more than four million...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/24/13)
WASHINGTON – It’s not often that Africa sees a visiting American president, much less two. But as President Obama travels across the continent next week, so will his predecessor, George W. Bush. Mr Bush, who made fighting AIDS in Africa a top goal of his administration, will take a trip there – his third since leaving office – as part of a program to combat cervical cancer. He will leave late next week for Zambia, where he will help refurbish a clinic, and then head to Tanzania, where his wife, Laura Bush, is organizing a forum for African first ladies. Mr. Bush will overlap briefly on July 2 with Mr. Obama in Tanzania, the last stop on the current president’s...
(Usa Today 06/24/13)
President Obama isn't the only prominent American traveling to Africa in the days ahead. Former president George W. Bush, who made the fight against AIDS in Africa a major part of his administration, will soon be heading to Zambia and Tanzania. In Zambia, Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will help open a clinic to combat cervical cancer. Mrs. Bush will host an African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania on July 2-3, a project of the George W. Bush Institute. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama leave Wednesday for diplomatic trips to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania; they are scheduled to return to the White House on July 3. The two presidents are not scheduled to meet in Tanzania...
(AFP (eng) 06/24/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 24, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was critically ill in hospital on Monday after his condition suddenly deteriorated, leaving South Africans anxiously awaiting the latest news of their revered anti-apartheid icon. "The condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is still in hospital in Pretoria, has become critical," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement late Sunday. The frail 94-year-old was admitted to hospital over two weeks ago, in the early hours of June 8, for treatment for a lung infection. But after intensive treatment at Pretoria's Mediclinic Heart Hospital and some signs of improvement, his condition deteriorated. President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela on Sunday evening and was told by doctors "that the former president's condition had...
(AFP (eng) 06/22/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 22, 2013 (AFP) - The ambulance that rushed Nelson Mandela to hospital two weeks ago broke down and another had to be called, but the mishap did not endanger the anti-apartheid hero, the South African presidency said Saturday. "All care was taken to ensure that the former president's medical condition was not compromised by the unforeseen incident," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP. The ambulance had engine trouble on its way from the 94-year-old Mandela's Johannesburg home to a specialist heart clinic in Pretoria, some 55 kilometres (30 miles) away. Doctors are "satisfied" that Mandela, who is battling a serious lung infection, suffered no harm during the wait for a replacement ambulance, Maharaj said. Maharaj said the "fully...
(Bloomberg 06/21/13)
Zambia held “fruitful” talks with Gemfields Plc (GEM) this week over allowing emeralds to be auctioned offshore as well as in the country, the mining minister said. “We are working very hard to make sure we do the best for the industry and the government,” Minister Christopher Yaluma said in an interview yesterday in the nation’s capital of Lusaka. “We are willing to talk and explore.” Zambia, the third-biggest emerald producer, in April said it wanted all auctions of the green stones held in the country. Gemfields, the nation’s biggest producer of the gems, has said that the company’s sales would be hurt by such an arrangement. A sale in Singapore due on June 10-14 was postponed as Gemfields sought...
(Lusaka Times 06/21/13)
Mr. Bush said Zambia’s commitment is evident by the increased budgetary allocation to the country’s health sector. ZANIS reports that Mr. Bush was speaking when Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Palan Mulonda paid a courtesy call on him at his Bush Institute Office at George W. Bush Presidential Centre on the Campus of the southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. “I am happy with the Zambian government for its commitment to the fight HIV/AIDS as evident by the budgetary allocation to the health sector. I also strongly believe that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a divine intervention for Africa. Most of the affected countries on the continent are taking more responsibility over the...
(Bloomberg 06/21/13)
Zambia held “fruitful” talks with Gemfields Plc (GEM) this week over allowing emeralds to be auctioned offshore as well as in the country, the mining minister said. “We are working very hard to make sure we do the best for the industry and the government,” Minister Christopher Yaluma said in an interview yesterday in the nation’s capital of Lusaka. “We are willing to talk and explore.” Zambia, the third-biggest emerald producer, in April said it wanted all auctions of the green stones held in the country. Gemfields, the nation’s biggest producer of the gems, has said that the company’s sales would be hurt by such an arrangement. A sale in Singapore due on June 10-14 was postponed as Gemfields sought...
(Zambia Daily mail 06/21/13)
ZAMBIA has won the Best Sovereign Bond award in Europe, Middle East and Africa region for 2013.Last September, the country was successfully able to issue a US$750 million international bond which followed a two-week roadshow in London and the United States of America. The bond, which was unusually over-subscribed by an order book of about US$12 million, had a strong investor base and was issued at a yield of 5.625 percent and a coupon of 5.375 percent, the first of its kind in Zambia and the region. Accepting the award in London yesterday, Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda said Zambia is committed to maintaining a positive macro-economic position through fiscal discipline. Mr Chikwanda said efforts intended to promote fiscal discipline...
(Zambian Watchdog 06/21/13)
The Chipata High Court has sentenced two Malawian nationals to death by hanging after they were found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery. Before High Court Judge, Dominic Sichinga, were a businessperson, Chancy Mtambalika, 35, of Mtamalikamoyo village, Chief Mbelwa in Mzimba District and a carpenter, Thomas Makina, 35, of Chikondi Traditional Authority in Zomba District. Facts are that in the first count, the two accused persons on December 15, 2012, in Lundazi district of Zambia, jointly and whilst armed with a fire arm, stole a vehicle, a Toyota Corolla registration number ALF 7106, valued at K 27, 000,000-00 ( Kr 27,000-00 ) from Derrick Simasiku Lingumbwa, contrary to the Laws of Zambia. Judge Sichinga said he had convicted the...
(Lusaka Times 06/21/13)
Zambeef Plc has denied ever importing contaminated meat products from Europe into the country. Zambeef Plc Chief Executive Officer Francis Grogan said the firm has always adhered to strict regulations on food safety in it’s over 22 years of meat business. Mr. Grogan said allegations that Zambeef imported meat products from the US, the UK and Ireland that tested positive to a harmful chemical called Aldehyde used for embalming dead bodies are part of a smear campaign by a disgruntled former employee named Gregory Kapasa. “This Kapasa is the one who is behind this story. He is currently appearing in court after Zambeef sued him for leaking company information. He was fired and he started pushing that he be paid...
(Zambian Watchdog 06/21/13)
Well placed sources at the Ministry of Justice and the Zambia Police Service headquarters have revealed that the probe into Lukona Chambers, owned by lawyer Nelly Mutti, have reached an advanced stage with close to fourteen (14) ghost retirees discovered so far out of the more than three thousand (3,000) former government workers that the law firm has been paying money in various amounts channeled from the Attorney General’s Chambers. One police source indicates that there could be more suspected ghost retirees that Mutti’s law firm may have been paying knowingly or unknowingly and she may face arrest for fraud. “A few days ago our officers were at Lukona Chambers just to make certain verifications even though we didn’t find...
(Zambian Watchdog 06/21/13)
Please allow me space in your online publication to expose the corrupt activities of a police officer named Chipepo of Lusaka Central Police who has been blocking a clear case of aggravated robbery from going to the courts of law. Chipepo illegally released three suspected robbers who had brutally attacked a resident of Shibuyunji area using knives, screwdrivers and metal objectives after he received KR80, 000 from the suspected robbers. The attackers also grabbed money, a cell phone and a bicycle which has since been recovered by Shibuyunji police. The victim was taken to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) by the area councilor where he was given a medical report by a government doctor confirming the injuries he had.(See attached...

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