Tuesday 26 September 2017
(Zambia Daily mail 03/11/13)
GOVERNMENT says it has created an enabling environment for women to excel in nurturing their talents. Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo said the creative industry in the country is open for all women to take advantage and become productive. “Our many gifted women can easily turn their talents into businesses that can grow to national and international levels,” Ms Masebo said. The minister said this in a speech read for her by acting permanent secretary in her ministry on Friday night at the Christian Arts Promotion [Chapro] six to six women’s day event held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Friday night. Ms Masebo said many women musicians in Zambia have a lot of music that they...
(Allafrica 03/11/13)
Women from different walks of life have expressed great disappointment at the conspicuous absence of President Michael Sata at the International Women's Day celebrations held on Friday in Lusaka. The women interviewed during the event on Friday last week said President Sata must show leadership to the nation especially that the women's movement was very expectant of his personal pronouncements on many critical matters affecting society today. Lutangu Mwilima from the United Church of Zambia Chilenje congregation said national leaders from women's representatives should have made it categorical that the women were concerned about President Sata's absence at the International Women's Day commemoration. "It is so disheartening that the man we voted for and expected to attend to our issues...
(New Zimbabwe 03/11/13)
ZIMBABWE and Zambia are set to swap prisoners after signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Zambian prisons hold 27 Zimbabwean nationals, while 35 Zambians are currently serving time in Zimbabwean jails. Zimbabwe’s Acting Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also the Defence Minister, signed an MoU with Zambia’s Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lunga last Thursday at the conclusion of the 28th Session of the Zimbabwe/Zambia Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security held in Victoria Falls. State Security Minister Sydney Sekeramayi said: “What was being signed was an MoU that would enable the Zimbabweans serving in Zambian prisons to be transferred and serve their terms in Zimbabwe and reciprocally for Zambians in Zimbabwean prisons to be repatriated to go and serve...
(News24 03/11/13)
Lusaka - Zambian President Michael Sata on Monday called for an investigation into how the leader of the country's second-largest opposition party amassed his wealth, accusing the multi-millionaire of stealing public funds. Sata claims that the United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema has assets worth $67m, ranking him among some of the wealthiest politicians in the country. "We have asked the director of public prosecution to see if we can prosecute him," the president said at a swearing-in ceremony for several government officials in the capital. "He stole this money," said Sata, who has lately intensified his campaign against opponents, arresting them on various charges and raising fears the country is sliding toward authoritarianism. Hichilema spearheaded the privatisation...
(Allafrica 03/11/13)
Opposition United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema says he will not be cowed by intimidation tactics directed at him and vows to die fighting for a politically and economically better Zambia. Hichilema says he will not at any point surrender to intimidation tactics employed by the Patriotic Front government under President Michael Sata. The opposition leader is facing several trumped up charges ranging from defamation of the President to issuing statements likely to cause alarm and promoting violence among others. Hichilema held a press briefing yesterday and reiterated his resolve to redeem Zambians from the political malaise they find themselves in. He said, "I am not giving in to intimidation. If I die, I should die fighting for...
(The Post Online 03/08/13)
CHIPOLOPOLO coach Herve Renard says he will have to perform another miracle if Zambia is to qualify to next year's World Cup. Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili yesterday said "heads will roll" if Zambia fails to quality to Brazil 2014 because the government spends a lot of taxpayers' money in funding football. On Monday, Zambia were confirmed Group D leaders at six points after the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed FIFA's decision to deprive Sudan of three points for using an ineligible player in their two-nil victory over Zambia. This excited Kambwili into stating that Zambia will "definitely" qualify for Brazil. Kambwili warned that: "I was a little bit kind to Zambia's exit from AfCON 2013 but I shall not...
(The Post Online 03/08/13)
JUSTICE minister Wynter Kabimba has described international lawyer Robert Amsterdam as a senile old man who is a gold digger. Kabimba said this in an interview after the Commonwealth fact-finding team yesterday held a meeting with the Zambian government in which Cabinet ministers present and judicial representatives challenged the opposition petition to the international body. The Commonwealth secretariat was represented by Jarvis Matiya and Koffi Soya while the Zambian government was represented by Solicitor General Musa Mwenye, Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito, foreign affairs minister Effron Lungu, information and broadcasting minister Kennedy Sakeni and Kabimba, among others. Kabimba thanked the Commonwealth secretary general for sending a team to come and get the truth from the Zambian government. "This follows...
(Allafrica 03/07/13)
THE Zambia 2010 Census of Population and Housing national analytical report has revealed that out of 2.5 million youths in the labour force, 16.7 per cent are unemployed. Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba, who launched the report in Lusaka yesterday, appealed for more support from stakeholders to help Government come up with accurate, reliable and timely statistics for national planning. The report provides updated data on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Zambian population at province, district, to the lowest administrative level. Zambia's population in 2010 was 13,092,666 which increased from 9,885,591 in 2000. The male population stood at 6.5 million representing 49.3 per cent, while that of female was 6.6million representing 50.7 per cent of the total population...
(UKzambians 03/07/13)
LAFARGE Cement Plc has forecast market growth for cement this year after posting an increase in 2012 profits. And Standard Chartered bank managed to increase its profits for a 10th consecutive time last year despite being hit by a huge fine for breaking sanctions on Iran. The country’s largest cement manufacturer confirmed that its profits after tax increased to K296 billion in 2012 from K226 billion the previous year. Company secretary Harriet Kapekele explained that domestic demand – which pushed profits up – was strong especially in second half of the year. “Export markets remained robust with good sales volumes into the DRC and Burundi as well,” she added. The cement maker, which adjusted cement prices in line with input...
(UKzambians 03/07/13)
ZAMBIA should urgently re-negotiate its bilateral tax treaty with Ireland to halt multinationals flying the money out of this economy, says ActionAid. The charity, which recently documented alleged tax avoidance practices by Zambia Sugar – findings that have been disputed by the company – said Zambia could do well to learn from countries that have renegotiated or even cancelled bilateral tax treaties in a bid to stop such ‘treaty shopping’ behaviour by multinationals. Indonesia cancelled its tax treaty with Mauritius in 2004 to stop such ‘treaty shopping’ by Indonesian companies while Mongolia also took the same route on the tax treaty with the Netherlands in December 2012. Pamela Chisanga, ActionAid Zambia country director, said countries like Indonesia have thus been...
(Zambian Watchdog 03/07/13)
The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested PF music director Dandy crazy who resides Kitwe for trafficking in cannabis. Drug Enforcement Commission,Public Relations Officer, Samuel Silomba said in a statement that: “Moses Wesley Chibamba, 36, popularly known as ‘Dandy Crazy’ a musician residing at house No. 4817 Ndeke village, Kitwe, had been arrested for trafficking in 14g of cannabis concealed in the pocket of his trousers and also in the compartment of his unregistered Toyota Progress which had since been seized by the Commission. The suspect was apprehended in Luanshya, on the Copperbelt Province.” Silomba is the musician who composed the pro-corruption song ‘Donchi Kubeba’ which is the officiaL song for the PF.
(Zambian Watchdog 03/07/13)
Even before a report is done and formally presented to the Commonwealth Secretariat, The Post newspaper today cleared the Zambian government of wrong in the area of human rights abuses in Zambia. Quoting sources close to the Commonwealth team that is currently on a fact finding mission on the petition raised against the PF government, the Post says the Commonwealth team has assured the (PF) government that the petition presented by opposition political parties did not contain serious issues to worry about. The newspaper which is an accomplice in the on-going human rights abuses in the Zambia, quotes government sources as having put their case, one of them being the bitterness the opposition have shown ever since they lost elections...
(Lusaka Times 03/07/13)
Zambezi West UPND Member of Parliament Charles Kakoma says the writings on the wall are clear that the country will experience severe food shortage this year.Mr. Kakoma said what the PF government should be looking at now, is for the importation of maize because it is too late to set records straight this farming season. Speaking to QFM News, Mr. Kakoma said the looming hunger in the country can mainly be attributed to the poor management of the agriculture sector by government.He stated that the other factor that will contribute to poor maize yields is the heavy rain that hit most parts of the country, including his constituency.Mr. Kakoma said the only solution to addressing the situation is by putting...
(Lusaka Times 03/07/13)
United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema says Zambians must rise to the occasion and restore integrity in the country’s politics. Speaking in an interview with Qfm News, Mr. Hichilema said Zambians have an important role to play in cleaning up the political system, which he said has been dented by greedy and irrelevant leaders. Mr. Hichilema said the ongoing developments on Zambian political scene have clearly exposed the PF’s lack of understanding of the ideals of a politically plural society. He said it is unfortunate that the PF government is preoccupied with a self propensity of political dominance in the country at the expense of development. The UPND leader said politics demands dedication and leadership and should...
(Zambia Reports 03/06/13)
Police in Kabwe have shamed government’s denial of the death of Mukobeko Maximum Prison’s by officers by initiating investigations to identify the possible murderers. Vice-President Guy Scott recently denied the death of eight in-mates at Mukobeko Maximum Prison but Kabwe Central Hospital has confirmed receiving ‘Brought In Dead’ bodies (BIDs) from the prison recently. Some relatives of the deceased have since identified the prisoners who were subjected to torture that led to excruciating death of the in-mates following a prison break which led to the escape of three convicts. Kabwe criminal investigations officers have since visited Kabwe General Hospital and Mukobeko Maximum Prison tp identify the culprits that are likely to be charged with murder and establish a credible case...
(Zambia Reports 03/06/13)
Sudan have lost top spot in its 2014 World Cup qualifying group after sport’s highest court stripped a victory against Zambia for fielding an ineligible player. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it rejected the Sudanese Football Association’s appeal against a FIFA ruling to award Zambia a 3-0 win by default. According to MTNfootball.com, CAS says Sudanese officials “couldn’t not be aware of the fact that” Saif Ali was suspended and ineligible to face Zambia last June. Ali scored in Sudan’s 2-0 win in Khartoum, four months after being sent off when the same teams played an African Cup of Nations quarterfinal. The court’s ruling puts Zambia top with six points from two matches, three ahead of Ghana. Sudan...
(Zambia Reports 03/06/13)
Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard has announced 19 players for the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier against Lesotho on March 23. According to fazfootball.com, Renard says his list was still incomplete as he still needed to name four more players to bring the total number of players to 23. Veteran defender Joseph Musonda is suspended for this match and has not been named while five regular call ups are missing. Felix Katongo, James Chamanga, Noah Chivuta, Francis Kasonde and Danny Munyao will not be part of the team. The five were part of the Chipolopolo side that made the list for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Zambia, the 2012 African champions, were disastrously booted out of the 2013 Africa Cup...
(Allafrica 03/04/13)
KENYAN authorities have finally cleared more than ten trucks carrying Zambian sugar destined for that country which were marooned at Namanga on the Tanzanian border after a three-week delay, Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent secretary Stephen Mwansa has confirmed. And Government has lifted the tariff charge which was slapped on all goods imported from Kenya, in an apparent response to the decision by customs authorities not to allow entry of Zambian sugar into that country Mr Mwansa said in an interview in Lusaka at the weekend that, the trucks were released on Monday last week. The trucks carrying Zambian sugar destined for the Kenyan market were marooned at the border despite Zambia Sugar Plc meeting all export regulations including the...
(Allafrica 03/04/13)
Zambia announced on Wednesday that it had revoked the licences for a controversial Chinese-owned coal mine in the south of the country in response to violations of safety and environmental laws and a failure to pay mineral royalties. Mining minister Yamfwa Mukanga said the government had taken over the mines and would operate them "until a suitable investor is found". The decision highlights the sometimes troubled relationship between China and Zambia. Zambia is one of the largest recipients of Chinese investment in Africa, but relations between the two countries have been strained by worker protests against Chinese management practices. Mine-workers in the mineral rich copperbelt, the centre of Chinese investment, have frequently demonstrated against low wages and poor working conditions...
( 03/01/13)
Prominent Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been freed on bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of inciting violence. He was arrested on Tuesday following the killing of governing party member Harrison Chanda a day earlier. A crowd allegedly killed Mr Chanda in Livingstone town, ahead of a by-election that has now been postponed. Zambia is a largely stable democracy, though some violence flares up during elections, correspondents say. A court in Livingstone freed Mr Hichilema, the leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), on $400 (£263) bail, reports the BBC's Mutuna Chanda from the capital, Lusaka. 'Axe attack' He pleaded not guilty to a charge of inciting violence. Another seven people have been charged with...

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