Health workers first for COVID jab

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination campaign gets underway today with frontline health workers being the first to receive the jab followed by other most-at-risk populations, Health Minister Jonas Chanda has said. Dr Chanda said yesterday that frontline health workers should be protected so that they could manage those who fell prey to […]

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Govt to engage Bishop Lungu over Church COVID-19 fund

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the Government will engage the Catholic Archbishop of Chipata George Lungu to find out his reservation on the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief fund which has been extended to the churches. President Lungu says it is good that other bishops in the Catholic church have allowed their priests to accept Government empowerment […]

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“STOP the mediocrity, pay salaries on time”, Kasolo warns ZNBC board

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has warned the ZNBC Board that he will not allow mediocrity by frustrating President Edgar Lungu’s directive to ensure that salaries for civil servants are paid on time. During the 2019 Labour Day commemoration in Lusaka, President Edgar Lungu assured civil servants across the country that […]

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Matibini hails historical MPs handbook as legacy

By KASONDE KASONDE – SPEAKER of National Assembly Patrick Matibini has described the launch of the first edition of the Parliamentary Publication on MPs as a legacy to Parliament and all citizens. Dr Matibini said yesterday the relevance and importance of the handbook could not be overemphasised and that the data provided would be useful […]

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COVID 19 vaccine lands as Chanda calls on public to ignore anti-vax myths and lies

By STEVEN ZANDE and JOSEPH BANDA – ZAMBIA received the first consignment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, AstraZeneca, yesterday with Health Minister Jonas Chanda advising people to ignore the myths and miscommunication being shared on social media platforms on Coronavirus vaccines.Read more  

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PF has ‘EL of experience, says Lungu

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says Zambians cannot risk giving up the tried and tested experience of the ruling party for the ‘very untested’ option being offered by the opposition in the upcoming general elections. Mr Lungu also warned in Lusaka yesterday that schemes by foreign elements hoping to engineer a regime change […]

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Covid Vax safe, assures State

By FRANCINA CHOMBA – THE first batch of COVID-19 vaccines are today expected to arrive in Zambia with Government reassuring the consignment has met safety and efficacy criteria. The government says it will share a precise timeline for rolling out in the coming days. The consignment comprising 228,000 doses of Covishield vaccines commonly known as AstraZeneca […]

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‘I’m no tribalist, dictator’…Lungu explains 54-strong Central Committee make-up

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Patriotic Front (PF) elective General Conference yesterday came to a close, with the unopposed President Edgar Lungu re-appointing Davies Mwila as Secretary General while assuring that he is neither a dictator nor tribalist. President Lungu said he was aware that some people were not happy about the composition of the […]

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