Lawyer sues Masebo over Covid-19 jab

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-A LAWYER has sued the State challenging Health minister Sylvia Masebo’s announcement of the requirement for all persons to provide evidence of vaccination before entry into Government buildings. Kelvin Zimba of Chelston township in Lusaka argues that by virtue of his profession that often requires him to have access to public buildings such […]

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COVID-19: Govt chooses screening travellers over ban

By EMILY KUWEMA-ZAMBIA will not impose a travel ban on any country but will continue screening travellers for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at all points of entry. Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) director general Victor Mukonka and Health Permanent Secretary Lackson Kasonka said yesterday that all travellers from countries that had reported the Omicron variant would […]

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‘UPND’s 100 days scorecard impressive’

By KASONDE KASONDE –CHIEF Government spokesperson Chushi Kasanda has described the United Party for National Development (UPND)’s 100 days in power has fruitful following the successes it has scored.Ms Kasanda said in the last 100 days, President Hakainde Hichilema had ensured that appointments to his Cabinet and other Government as well as constitutional offices were […]

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Corruption taskforce set up

By JAMES KUNDA-THE Government has constituted a Joint Investigations Team to probe past and present corruption cases with the intention of recovering looted State assets.Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu said yesterday that the team comprised officers from the Zambia Police Service, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Financial Intelligence Centre […]

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Zesco sued over $800m debt

By KASONDE KASONDE-STATE power utility company, Zesco Limited has been dragged to court by three companies for failure to meet contract obligations and failure to settle outstanding debt amounting to US$800 million.A Parliamentary committee has heard that Zesco owes local and cross border power suppliers US$797,902,517.54 which has been outstanding for periods ranging from 366 […]

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90 p.c. living with HIV know their status – Masebo

By EMILY KUWEMA-HEALTH Minister Sylvia Masebo says 92.9 per cent of the people living with HIV in Zambia now know their HIV status and more than 90 percent of those on treatment had achieved viral load suppression.Ms Masebo said yesterday that every year, more than five million people were getting access to HIV counselling and […]

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