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KCM Liquidator Milingo Lungu’s woes deepen

By Rainbow Reporter Embattled Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu’s  troubles are showing no signs of dissipating as prosecutors last week lumped him with six more counts of theft and money laundering amounting to K17 Million. And a recent Supreme court ruling  declaring the 2016 liquidation of the Post Newspaper Limited illegal, may impact on the KCM matter potentially  igniting a flurry of counter law suites against Mr. Lungu. In December last year, the Drug Enforcement Commission’s anti -money laundering unit arrested Mr. Lungu on allegations of theft of more than K 17 Million. Last week, Mr. Lungu...

The Fertilizer Scam

……..why is Agric minister too quiet? Exclusive By Rainbow Reporter All this comes in the wake of revelations that over 120, 299.12 metric tonnes of fertilizer worth over US $128 Million dollars was still outstanding. The bulk of this money has already been disbursed to the firms. Information reaching the Rainbow Newspaper indicates that contracts signed by all the firms to supply the fertilizer should have completed their countrywide distribution by May last year (2021), but up to now, not all areas have been covered while no sanctions have been meted against any of the defaulting firms. A damming audit...

DANGOTE WORKERS IN PAY RISE

By Derrick Sinjela. Dangote Cement employees have been awarded salary increments ranging from K1000 Kwacha and 15 percent respectively to all its employees. The revised perks are effective 1st January 2022. According to a statement signed by Director Linda Mataka, the development follows weeks of protracted but fruitful negotiations between Dangote’s principal Labour contractors Silondwa Engineering and the Mine Union Workers of Zambia (MUZ) and the Mine Contractors, Factory and Allied Workers Union (MCFAWU). The statement said the Joint collective bargaining salary increase talks which commmenced in November 2021 and were finally agreed and signed on 28th January 2022 by...

Understanding the Fertilizer Wars!

Understanding the Fertilizer Wars!

Why Fret?   SPECIAL REPORT By Davis Mataka ‘When a carcass begins to fester, the big green flies start to gather over the kill in their thousands. Not even the violent swing of a fly swatter can scuttle the collective resolve they have to feed off; as droves continue to congregate. To conceal the rot is an attempt in futility because the petrifying pungent smell gives away the crime scene. Soon, even those people minding their own business begin to take notice. You know you are the culprit and you start to panic.’ This author attempts to unravel a well...

HARASSING PF OVER FUNDING HYPOCRITICAL, UNDEMOCRATIC

HARASSING PF OVER FUNDING HYPOCRITICAL, UNDEMOCRATIC …Why’s UPND not being followed as well? EDWIN LIFWEKELO PF Deputy Media Director (DMD) THE continued harassment of the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) Party by the United Party for National Development (UPND) Government over its sources of funding is hypocritical. It is an assault on Zambia’s democracy. Zambians must be worried that the New Dawn government is ignoring the concerns recently raised by various stakeholders, including the Church and a consortium of civil society organisations (CSOs) over its undemocratic practices and excesses. The new government has continued using state institutions, especially the police, Anti-corruption...

Legendary Artistic Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda Happy Birthday

  By Derrick Sinjela He is almost self-taught and disciplined in the same breath since he studied    journalism through distance education from Central African Correspondence College (CACC) that hails from Zimbabwe and he was introduced to the music instrument harmonica at the age of 11years. Bunda  who kicked off his journalism career as  foot soldier  in  the year 1998 at the National Mirror Newspaper in Lusaka  clocks a  year older and wiser on Monday, 31st January, 2022 is high  achiever as  ‘An Early  Bird Catch  A Worm’  by campaigning  for the National Sports Day (NSD) and  Zambia Sports Day (ZSD)...

100+ international companies and organisations partake in Rosatom’s “Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future” week at EXPO-2020

Taking place as part of World Expo 2020 in Dubai (UAE), Rosatom’s thematic weeklong event “Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future” came to a close on January 24. The event – unprecedented in terms of scale – saw Rosatom representatives taking part in 18 sessions dedicated to the role of advanced technologies in achieving a sustainable future and solving the most pressing challenges of our time.   The week’s sessions were attended by representatives of more than 100 companies from across the world, including leaders from the global energy industry and related fields; governments, departments, and regulators; non-governmental and expert...

Rosatom presents full Small Modular Reactors product line at EXPO 2020

Rosatom, a global technological leader, has hosted Small Modular Reactors Day, the key event of its ‘Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future’ programme at EXPO 2020, which is currently taking place in Dubai. The event was held on 20 January 2022 with the participation of Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev, World Nuclear Association head Sama Bilbao y Leon, and high-ranking representatives from international organisations, foreign governments and partner companies. UAE Atomic Energy Corporation Director General Mohamed Al-Hammadi and Russian Ambassador to the UAE Timur Zabirov attended the event. Small Modular Reactors Day was an international platform for discussing the benefits...

Rosatom takes part in “Clean Nuclear Energy Day” events at COP26

Glasgow, UK – “Clean Nuclear Energy Day” took place on November 8 as part of the twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), held in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The special “Clean Nuclear Energy Day” programme was made possible with Rosatom’s support. Taking place at the pavilion of the Russian Federation, the programme focused on the role of nuclear energy in the fight against climate change and in implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals. In his video greeting, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi noted the significant contribution of nuclear energy – a clean...

Russian artist graces Lusaka museum

FRANCIS LUNGU Lusaka…November 8, 2021. IN DEEPENED bilateral cultural exchange between Zambia and Russia, an artist from the Asian country has been invited under the auspice of the Russian Center of Science and Culture and the Lusaka National Museum for a performance. Russian Opera singer, Vladimir Hertz, who is currently on tour in Zambia, will be giving a live performance show on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Lusaka National Museum from 09:00am – 10:00am. Mr. Hertz is in Zambia under Russia-Zambia Cultural Exchange program organized by the Russian House in Lusaka. The media and the general public has been invited to...

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