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Too Early to judge UPND – Magande

By Derrick Sinjela FORMER Finance Minister Ng’andu Magande says it would be imprudent and grossly unfair to evaluate the performance of the UPND barely seven months in office. He said for a good assessment, the government needed about one year before getting any fair ratings from anyone. Mr. Magande who was answering questions when quizzed about the performance of the New Dawn government, said in Lusaka during the launch of a computer training programme at Eden University. He noted that it was too early and unjustified to make any correct and all round analysis of the UPND. “Well, I am...

Russia/Ukraine War, Soaring World Oil Prices Hurt Zambia ….as raise in pump prices looms

By Davis Mataka The raging four weeks Russia / Ukraine conflict is having a devastating impact on the world economy as high oil and food commodity prices continue to spiral. Third world economies especially non- crude oil producing nations like Zambia which are dependent on imports are bearing the brunt.   The Energy Regulation Board ((ERB) is likely to announce higher fuel pump prices by Thursday this week.   As the ripple effects of the war continue to reverberate around the globe, the price of a barrel of oil on the world market this week passed the US $100 dollars...

Socialist China’s strong economy cheers Fred M’membe

        By Ashton Kelly Bunda SOCIALIST Party president Fred M’membe says Zambian economists, philosophers, politicians and ordinary citizens should take a leaf from the republic of China, their development socialist policies, work culture and zero tolerance to corruption if they want the nation to develop quickly.   During a Youth Day on Saturday 12th March, 2022, under the Socialist Party theme: ‘Nothing to Celebrate’ commemoration in Lusaka, SP General Secretary (GS) and First Vice President, Dr. Cosmas Masheke Musumali asked the Socialist Party Youth League to observe a minute of silence in respect of 4th republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda, who died on Friday, 11th March, 2022 at his Makeni residence...

Given Katuta-Mwelwa builds marriages … as hubby Dr. Lawrence Mwelwa shares ways to mending broken nuptials

By Henry Chunza CHIENGI Member of Parliament (MP) Ms. Given Katuta-Mwelwa  is looking forward to see that marriages stand a test of time and discourages couples not  to rush to the court of laws seeking  divorce.   And former Chreso Vice Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Mwelwa is equally urged parents to groom their children to be responsible citizens as they are future leaders of tomorrow founded on valuing fidelity.   During a Marriage Counselling Seminar themed: ‘Investing In Your Marriage And Transforming The Nation Through Christian Values‘, on Thursday, 6th March 2022 at Lusaka’s Golden Peacock Hotel , Ms. Katuta-Mwelwa reminded...

Linda Kasonde rekindles life-style audits …as COF commends compliant Mulambo Haimbe and Ambrose Lufuma

By Derrick Sinjela Rekindling lifestyle audit of public officials, Chapter One Foundation (COF) Limited Executive Director Linda Kasonde is seeking strict adherence to ‘Declaration of Assets, Liabilities, and Sources of Income by Public Officials subject to the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct. As Chapter One Foundation Limited promotes and protects human rights, human rights defenders, constitutionalism, social justice, and the rule of law in Zambia, primarily through strategic litigation, advocacy, and capacity building, Ms. Kasonde reiterated COF aim to uphold and protect the Constitution and the rights, and ultimately free the space for Zambians to fully participate in the...

Youth, Sport and Arts Minister Elvis Chishala Nkandu dates media

MEDIA BRIEFING ALERT 4th April 2022 This serves to inform members of the media that the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Arts will today 4th April 2022 host a Media Briefing at the HQ-Government Complex at 14:00 hours. Topic: Youth Empowerment Guidelines, among other important issues. All members of the media are invited to attend the media briefing. Issued by// Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Arts Public Relations and Media Department

Russia-IAEA Meeting Held in Kaliningrad

On April 1, Kaliningrad (Russia) hosted the official meeting between Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev and Director General of the International Nuclear Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi, who arrived in Kaliningrad after his visit to Ukraine. Following the meeting, Alexey Likhachev stated that the key topic of the talks was the issue of ensuring nuclear and physical security. “The main task of Rosatom is to do everything necessary and assist the IAEA in the safe operation of Ukrainian nuclear facilities. It is important to do everything to ensure that the IAEA has full information about the ongoing events and...

High Global Oil Prices Hurt Zambia …as fuel pump price hike looms

By Davis Mataka The raging four weeks Russia / Ukraine conflict is having a devastating impact on the world economy as high oil and food commodity prices continue to spiral. Third world economies especially non- crude oil producing nations like Zambia which are dependent on imports are bearing the brunt. The Energy Regulation Board ((ERB) is likely to announce higher fuel pump prices by Thursday this week. As the ripple effects of the war continue to reverberate around the globe, the price of a barrel of oil on the world market this week passed the US $100 dollars average mark...

PROF. LUPANDO MUNKONGE BURIAL IN LUSAKA

PIX 1=ARMY personnel carrying a casket of the late Prof.Lupando Munkonge during the burial service at Leopard Memorial  Hill Park in Lusaka PIX 2=MINISTER OF Tourism ,Rodney Sikumba lays a wreath at the grave of the late Prof.Lupando Munkonge during the burial service at Leopard Memorial Hill Park in Lusaka PIX 3=MINISTER OF Tourism ,Rodney Sikumba gives a flag to a widow Theresa Munkonge during the burial service of her late husband at Leopard Memorial Hill Park in Lusaka – PICTURE BY SHABBY MULOPWE d at Leopard Memorial Hill Park in Lusaka. PIX 4=MINISTER OF Tourism, Rodney Sikumba consoles the...

First National Bank Zambia Celebrates 13 Years of Operating In Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia – 1 April 2022 – First National Bank (FNB) Zambia today marks 13 years of operating in the country. Over the 13 years of its operations in Zambia, the Bank has continued to grow, building on its vision to create a better world and the ethos of offering real help in the communities it operates in. FNB Zambia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Rand Group South Africa started operating in Zambia on 1st  April 2009. The FirstRand Group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has presence in eight African countries outside South Africa – Botswana, Namibia,...

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