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UPND’s Moono Mapani wants a profitable 2019-2020 floor maize price

By Kwilanzi News Zambia UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) for Rural Reconstruction and Development Chairman Moono Mapani is demanding for high maize price for the 2019-2020 Marketing Season to protect Zambian peasant and commercial farmers. And Mr. Mapani has told Kwilanzi News Zambia in an interview in Lusaka that the Hakainde Hichilema led UPND expects the Zambian Government to take into account the socio-economic challenges faced the agricultural sector before arriving at the grain floor price. As the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) pegs agriculture as a spring board for a diversified economy and employment creation, Mr, Mapani advised...

Quotes by Steve Bantu Biko

Quotes by Steve Biko Archive Category: Quotes “The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves.” Letter to SRC Presidents, I Write What I Like, 1978. “Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time. Its essence is the realisation by the black man of the need to rally together with his brothers around the cause of their oppression – the blackness...

NDC President Dr. Chishimba Kambwili petitions Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to reduce fuel pump prices to cushion the social effects of COVID-19 on Zambian citizens

[blockquote style=”1″][/blockquote] *Issued by Saboi Imboela* *Spokesperson- NDC* Sunday 26th April 2020 – Lusaka THE National Democratic  Congress, NDC, says that the Energy Regulation Board, ERB, should reduce pump prices to help cushion the social effects of COVID-19. The NDC president Dr. Chishimba Kambwili says that fuel pump price reduction and crude oil world over has become a trending phenomenal which should also benefit Zambians. This week’s global oil market prices have reduced following the COVID-19 pandemic encircling economic lockdowns in many countries, coupled with uncertainties within the OPEC agreement. Cuban Crude oil prices had reduced by 69% from $69.58...

“Zambia’s COVID-19 Contingency and Response Plan heightening surveillance and contact tracing,” prods Edgar Chagwa Lungu

Fellow countrymen and women, My Government, through the Ministry of Health, has continued to effectively implement the COVID-19 Contingency and Response Plan by heightening surveillance and contact tracing; while undertaking mass screening and testing within communities and points of entry, among others. The above-mentioned continuous COVID-19 interventions where undertaken in the last 24 hours, and revealed that; Zambia recorded zero (0) COVID-19 positive cases during the period (i.e. the last 24 hours). The country has 39 active cases of COVID-19 in admission and receiving treatment. I am heartened by the five (05) new recoveries from COVID-19 which were recorded in...

“Churches are free to decide whether to congregate or not,” advises Isaac Chipampe

CHURCHES ARE FREE TO DECIDE By Isaac Chipampe Special Assistant to the President (Press And Public Relations) State House LUSAKA, (Saturday, 25th April, 2020)—–State House would like to clarify that His Excellency, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, has not directed churches to open. In his address to the nation Friday, the President said; “I have decided that some activities such as the following may continue being undertaken normally subject to adhering to public health regulations, guidelines and certification: 1) Places of Worship may congregate while observing social distancing, mandatory face masks, hand sanitising, and hand...

Drug Enforcement Commission PRESS STATEMENT Lusaka, Friday 24th April, 2020 on $19, 000 United States Dollars counterfeit notes

Theresa Katongo Public Relations Officer Drug Enforcement Commission THE Drug Enforcement Commission on the Copperbelt has arrested a 56 year-old businessman of Kitwe for being in possession of over $19, 000 United States Dollars counterfeit notes. Fumbelo Westard, 56, a businessman of House No. 10116/2 Garneton East in Kitwe has been arrested for being in possession of $19, 600 United States Dollars counterfeit notes in $100 Dollar bills. The suspect was apprehended at a Zambia National Service checkpoint in Minambe area between Mufulira and Mokambo Border on a taxi coming from Kitwe. Meanwhile, the Commission in Central Province has arrested...

NDC leader Dr. Chishimba Kambwili protests that President Lungu does not deserve to continue serving as Zambia’s Head of State

By Kwilanzi News Zambia The National Democratic Congress, NDC, President Dr. Chishimba Kambwili says President Edgar Chagwa Lungu does not deserve to remain in power as Head of State as he has made decisions that are at variance with those of citizens. In a Friday 24th April 2020 Press Statement issued by NDC Spokesperson- Saboi Imboela in Lusaka, Dr. Kambwili protested that President Lungu continues making decisions that politically benefit him as an individual and not those that are collectively good for all Zambian citizens. In an apparent response to President Lungu’s partial unlocking of some economic sectors, Dr. Kambwili...

*_Do Zambian pupils- students evaporate after an exam? – wonders Lewis Mwape_*

[blockquote style=”1″]*_Do Zambian pupils- students evaporate after an exam? – wonders Lewis Mwape_*[/blockquote] By _Derrick Sinjela_ *FORMER Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) Executive Director Lewis Mwape* is disconcerted over ramifications created by the country’s pyramid education structure seemingly confining learners to destitution and near extinction. *Mr. Mwape* says it is concerning that at primary school level, a lot of children are enrolled but fail to reach or attain tertiary education and qualifications on account of lack of sufficient progression learning spaces. A vexed *Mwape* grieved that it annually puzzled him where learners are pushed to as thousands of pupils...

Non-governmnetal Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to rescind decision and reinstate Prime Television’s Broadcasting License

Press Statement For Immediate Release Friday 10th April 2020 NGOCC URGES IBA TO REINSTATE PRIME TELEVISION LICENSE The Non-governmnetal Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has noted with concern the drastic decision by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to suspend the operating license of Prime Television in “public interest.” This decision without doubt negates the fundamental rights of press freedom and freedom of expression that are guaranteed and provided for in the Republican Constitution. The role of a free and independent press cannot be overemphasized in a young democracy like ours. An independent and free press is critical in nurturing the...

Opposition political alliance are difficult to achieve, prods McDonald Chipenzi 

Opposition political alliance are difficult to achieve, prods McDonald Chipenzi 

By Kwilanzi News Zambia GOVERNANCE, Elections, Advocacy, Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Zambia Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi says it is difficult to attain an alliance when most political party leaders in Zambia are penniless and survive on hand-to-mouth. Mr. Chipenzi has noted that the current political alliance is likely to collapse before the 2021 elections and its success is already on the edge and under a test largely due to lack of financial muscle to sustain a unit of purpose.   Mr. Chipenzi says without support to vulnerable members of the alliance in form of improved incomes, such coalitions cannot effectively cope or withstand...

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