COVID- 19 isolation centre irks neighbourhood

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A NEIGHBOURHOOD association is seeking an injunction to restrain three leaseholders of a property unit and a private hospital in Lusaka’s Long Acres from allowing usage of a property as a Coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation centre. Old Brentwood Drive Neighbourhood Association chairperson Alick Sakala wants the Lusaka High Court to grant him […]

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Lock down Lusaka – FDD, Green Party

By MILDRED KATONGO and MUSONDA MANGILASHI  – LUSAKA should be placed under lock-down, the Green Party and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) have proposed in view of the rising numbers of the sometimes deadly Coronavirus. Party leader Peter Sikamba and FDD spokesperson Fred Mtayachalo both warned yesterday that if such a drastic measure […]

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‘Stay out of Lusaka…’Chilufya names Lusaka Coronavirus hotspots

By JAMES KUNDA – THREE Coronavirus (COVID-19) hot-spots have been identified in Lusaka as it was announced the number of cases has gone up to 36 and that some senior government officials have self-quarantined. Meanwhile, Vice-President Inonge Wina has called for a new national response approach to halting the spread of COVID-19, which currently stands […]

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Avoid sabotage, Nkhuwa warns CEC

By JAMES KUNDA – UNCERTAINITY still surrounds the Bulk Power Supply Agreement between Zesco and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation after its expiry yesterday, but Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa assured clients, particularly mining firms, of sustained supplies. The 27-year agreement expired last midnight, with Mr Nkhuwa warning at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that any […]

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Bill 10 in the House…Lubinda presents constitutional amendment proposals for Second Reading today

By JAMES KUNDA  and STEVEN ZANDE – JUSTICE Minister Given Lubinda is today expected to present the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment Bill) Number 10 (Bill 10) of 2019 to Parliament for the Second Reading as some stakeholders call for level-headedness among lawmakers. With the opposition threatening not to support the Bill, Mr Lubinda said on […]

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Stop those armyworms, EL tells technocrats

By KELVIN  MUDENDA – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged technocrats in the seed industry to find lasting solutions on how the fall armyorm can be controlled through dressing of seeds with appropriate agro-chemical. Mr Lungu said, equally, special attention should be given to the development of drought resilient crop varieties, in view of the effects […]

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