48 Marine Unit project works near completion

By HELLEN TEMBO – HOUSING and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has said construction works on the US$200 million 48 Marine Unit project have reached 82 per cent completion. Mr Chitotela said only 18 per cent of the project remained undone on the development which would host 10, 000 people when completed. He said this […]

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Reports of cops in shady deals worry EL

By CHILA NAMAIKO – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has expressed concern at reports of some police officers running illegal businesses such as pirating and transporting goods and services including passengers. Mr Lungu cited reports such as ‘nimotoka yaba bwana iyi (This is an officer (Police)’s vehicle) in reference that it could not be impounded, a syndrome […]

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Govt withdraws motor vehicle replacement allowance

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Government has withdrawn the motor vehicle replacement allowance and eligible offices will revert to their previous conditions of service effective January next year. Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska said in a statement yesterday that the K32, 715.20 he announced through Cabinet Office Circular No. 12 of 2018 he issued […]

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President is not abroad – State House

By STEVEN ZANDE – STATE House has said President Edgar Lungu is in the Luangwa Valley in Eastern Province for a short work vacation, contrary to statements by some politicians who are suggesting that he has travelled abroad. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said Mr Lungu undertook the […]

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Court tells HH, Tayali to reconcile

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE matter in which Chilufya Tayali is facing one count of defamation against United Party for National Development (UPND) leader, Hakainde Hichilema was yesterday adjourned to next year for the parties to explore reconciliation. Lusaka Magistrate, Felix Kaoma adjourned the case to January 18 next year to enable the two parties […]

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Lungu wants competent defence for growth

By STEVEN ZANDE – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has said the Government desires to see a professional defence force whose officers possess knowledge beyond defence and security matters to enable them contribute to national development. Mr Lungu implored defence and security officers to be vigilant andguard against involving themselves in corrupt activities, saying Government has intensified […]

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2 boys, one 13, perish in Mkushi mine collapse

By SYLVESTER MWALE – TWO under-age illegal miners have died while another has reportedly has run away with minor injuries after an open pit mine collapsed on them while they were mining manganese in Mkushi district, Central Province. Chola Mulenga, 16, and Joshua Sikolongo, 13, were buried alive in Kamibiya area last weekend when a […]

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Kambwili in again…Reports himself to Police HQ, conveyed to Luanshya where he is said to have commited a crime

By CHILA NAMAIKO and STEPHANIE KUNDA – NATIONAL Democratic Congress (NDC) consultant Chishimba Kambwili was yesterday arrested and locked up in Luanshya after being apprehended at Police headquarters in Lusaka. The police apprehended Mr Kambwili at Police headquarters and immediately drove him to Luanshya where he -with 11 others – was arrested upon arrival and […]

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