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Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga 33 vehicles to 16 Districts in Zambia’s 10 provinces

Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga 33 vehicles to 16 Districts in Zambia’s 10 provinces

By Francis Chipalo In its bid to address transport challenges being faced in the education sector especially in rural areas, the Ministry of General Education has handed over 33 vehicles to 16 districts in all the 10 provinces of Zambia, namely, Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western. And the ministry says government prioritizes the girl child education which was at risk owing to a number of factors. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the vehicles at the ministry’s headquarters in Lusaka, General Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga said the vehicles would go a long way...

Lions Club International President-Lion Chancellor Robert Corlew out to hunt the blind

Lions Club International President-Lion Chancellor Robert Corlew out to hunt the blind

By Francis Chipalo IN their quest to contributing to the well-being of society, Lions Club International has announced that it has embarked on a project of tackling blindness in the country,And the lions says they will start eye-screening children in order to avoid possible blindness.Speaking during a media briefing at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka today, Lions Club International President, Lion Chancellor Robert Corlew said the Lions had observed the challenges the visually impaired faced in terms of seeking medical care.“We have embarked on a project of tackling blindness in all our countries of operations globally and District...

Zambia’s CCPC here to stay prods Executive Director Chilufya Sampa

Zambia’s CCPC here to stay prods Executive Director Chilufya Sampa

small-groups-pdf-version       By SibesoNalufu and Derrick Sinjela COMPETITION and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) Executive Director Chilufya Sampa is worried that violation of consumers’ rights is still rampant 25 years after the economy was liberalised. Officiating at the Inspectors’ Review Workshop, Mr. Sampa said the consumers’ rights body has continued to be violated by businesspersons. “It has been over 25years since the economy was liberalized and close to 20 years of consumer protection enforcement in Zambia and yet we still find basic violations of consumer rights. These include the selling of defective and sub-standard products, unsafe products especially foodstuffs, misleading and deceptive...

Lusaka commuters complained over  bus drivers’ behavior

Lusaka commuters complained over bus drivers’ behavior

By Deborah Chileshe, Jackline Mwitwa and Thelma Musonda Lusaka commuters have bitterly complained over some bus drivers’ behavior towards passengers. According to Grace Nkhoma, bus drivers are in a habit of increasing bus fares when it is raining. Ms. Nkhoma complained that other than increasing bus fares abnormally, passengers succumb to insults and bad language from drivers and call boys. Meanwhile, the poor drainage system in Lusaka Central Business District (CBD)   is a source of concern. In an interview with Pan African Radio, a concerned resident Peter Mwanza said it is difficult for people to move freely when there is...

A look at Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu and Caroline Owegi-Ndhlovu

By Rainbownews Zambia Many people testify about various miracles they have seen and received in their lives. From receiving credit (talk time) on their phones not from the service provider of their phone and with no name written on the source, water changing into petrol and receiving big cars etc. Today is my turn. Let me also testify about my miracle. I need to first share a brief background to this miracle. On September 2nd, 2000 I prayed like Job and wished that day was not in the calendar and wished I was not born. (“May the day of my...

Matthews Jere praises Silvia Tembo-Masebo

Matthews Jere praises Silvia Tembo-Masebo

By Fulman James Mukobeko United Party for National Development (UPND) Livingstone Member of Parliament Mathews Jere has praised former Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo for her excellent performance during her time as minister. Jere told parliament that Livingstone has no street vendors because Masebo removed them out of the main trading area. And in another development, Liuwa Member of Parliament Situmbeko Musokotwane has asked the Ministry of Tourism to re-exam the boundary of his constituency so that people who are inside the game management areas are removed. Dr. Musokotwane said   people living near the game management areas are in the dark...

Be strong Hakainde Hichilema counsels Zambians

Be strong Hakainde Hichilema counsels Zambians

By Gilbert Bwalya United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has urged Zambians to remain strong and resilient amid the economic woes the country is going through. Hichilema believes that there is light at the end of the tunnel, saying Zambians should persevere but soon they will be out of the economic bondage. He said the cost of living has gone very high, making it impossible for Zambians to put a square meal on their tables.

HH questions Justice Munalula Lisimba Commission

HH questions Justice Munalula Lisimba Commission

By Derrick Sinjela UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema says the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence headed by Justice Munalula Lisimba is an exercise in futility. Speaking a day after Justice Lishimba launched the commission’s programme of work, following its appointment by Republican President Edgar Lungu on 21st October, 2016; Mr. Hichilema doubted the impartiality of the Commission of Inquiry on Voting Patterns and Electoral Violence. According to Hichilema people who undermined the electoral process before, during and after the August 2016 Presidential Elections and a National Referendum are known. The programme recommends...

Engineer Webster Nonde seeks motorists mindset change

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Board Chairperson Engineer Webster Nonde says the greatest challenge Zambia is facing is the negative attitude among motorists, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Engineer Nonde impressed it on the Zambian motorists that every driver should take it upon themselves to make a commitment to improve their driving behavior and attitude and country will be on right path to improving the road safety profile. Engineer Nonde emphasized that all those who have the privilege to drive should commit play a responsible role and appealed to the vehicle drivers is to m ake...

Restore subsidies on fuel, Libala Waterworks residents demand

Restore subsidies on fuel, Libala Waterworks residents demand

By Deborah Chileshe The decision by the Patriotic Front (PF) Government through Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to remove subsidies on fuel has affected the nation, business houses lament. Businesspersons in Lusaka’s Libala Waterworks area have expressed concern over business. Generally, business in waterworks Libala was good, but after the removal of subsidies on fuel, it is slow and a lot of competition has come about. Furthermore, traders’ have has increased mealie meal, oil and sugar prices due to the removal of agricultural subsidies. However, Mrs. Shula Mulenga businessperson in Libala Waterworks within Kabwata Constituency, under the parliamentary jurisdiction of Justice...

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