Former presidents should automatically lose immunity – FODEP

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has proposed that former presidents should automatically lose immunity at the time of handing over the instruments of power to the incoming president. FODEP executive director George Chimembe has said this will save the country resources in pursuing legal action against former heads of state which usually ends up in […]

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Wrangles continue to rock DP

By FRANCINA CHOMBA – WRANGLES have continued in the Democratic Party (DP) as the Harry Kalaba and the Judith Kabemba-led factions prepare to field candidates on the party ticket to contest the Kabwata by-election on February 3, this year.Political party contestants will tomorrow file nomination papers.Mr Kalaba’s spokesperson Mwanwina Kwibisa said party officials had done […]

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HH calls for improved teachers’ conditions

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called for improved conditions of service for teachers, especially in recognition of the upgraded qualifications being pursued by practitioners in the profession.Mr Hichilema also says urban and rural area-based schools should be treated equally to give equal opportunity to the Zambian child to get an education.  

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Floods disrupt Itezhi-Tezhi health services

By CAROLINE NGWENGWE – AT LEAST five rural health posts in Itezhi-Tezhi district have been cut off from the rest of the district after the roads were washed away by the recent heavy rain.District health director Sylvester Kasonde said during a district meeting held in Itezhi -Tezhi yesterday that the situation had affected service delivery […]

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‘Thieves are back’

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says a clique of corrupt individuals has resurfaced and is using different machinery to try and frustrate the Government’s fight against corruption. President Hichilema has since cautioned members of his administration and lawyers to be cautious about the contracts on which they append signatures to avoid being dragged […]

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MOH acknowledges shortage of essential medicines in health facilities

The ministry of health has for the first time acknowledged that there is currently a shortage of essential medicines in hospitals and health centers across the country. Ministry of health permanent secretary in-charge of technical services professor Lackson Kasonka has attributed the current shortage of essential drugs and medicines to a transition that is currently taking […]

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Expedite probe of PF officials, new DEC boss urged

Newly appointed Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Director General Mary Chirwa has been called upon to expedite criminal financial investigations involving officials of the previous PF regime. Some Stakeholders have told QTV news that Ms. Chirwa has enough evidence on her hands. Civil Rights Activist Brebner Changala expects suspects to be questioned and taken to court for […]

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Corrupt clique is fighting back -HH

Republican President Hakainde Hichilema says the corrupt clique that stole from the Zambian people has started fighting back. Speaking at State House today after swearing-in Mary Chirwa and Daphne Nawa Chimuka as Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Director General and Teaching Service Commission Chairperson respectively, President Hichilema says the clique is using the media to divert the […]

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‘Transfers split 1,000 couples’

By FRANCINA CHOMBA and STEVEN ZANDE – MORE than 1,000 married couples working in public service in four provinces were separated on account of transfers between 2017 and 2020, the Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) has said.Similarly, the Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) says that thousands of teachers are […]

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