Dora hopes PF will make achievable promises

DORA Siliya says she hopes the Patriotic Front will be responsible enough to make achievable promises now that it is in government. And Lubansenshi independent member of parliament Patrick Mucheleka says the PF risks losing the trust bestowed on them by Zambians due to failure to outline specific steps needed to implement various pronouncements. Contributing […]

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Chipimo accuses govt of single-sourcing Road contract

NAREP president Elias Chipimo says President Michael Sata is playing politics due to the severe pressure exerted on him to show progress on the unfulfilled campaign promises. And Chipimo has accused the government of single-sourcing the K250 billion (US$50 million) Chiawa-Chirundu Road project which has been awarded on a presumed unit cost without considering the […]

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Hurricane Sandy halts Zambian mission’s New York operations

FOREIGN Affairs minister Given Lubinda says officers at the Zambian mission in New York, US are not reporting for work because lower Manhattan where the mission was located is mostly affected by Hurricane Sandy. And the Zambian government will next year open up two new missions in South Korea and Saudi Arabia. In an interview, […]

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PFC condemns UPND cadres’ attack of journalists

PRESS Freedom Committee of The Post chairperson Leah Kabamba has appealed to political leaders to keep their cadres in check and sensitise them on the need to refrain from violence, including violence against journalists. In a statement condemning the attack on ZNBC journalists outside police headquarters by UPND cadres on Monday, Kabamba described the harassment […]

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Stick to policy matters, Chifumu urges ministers

DEPUTY chairperson of parliamentary committees Chifumu Banda has cautioned cabinet ministers to stick to policy matters when debating and responding to issues raised by backbenchers. He also expressed sadness that members of parliament on his right (ruling party) were consulting loudly when their ‘own’ Isoka member of parliament Malozo Sichone was making contributions to the […]

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Copperbelt MMD cautions Sata against opportunistic politicians

MMD on the Copperbelt has advised President Michael Sata to be wary of some opportunistic politicians serving in his government that are preoccupied with the idea of taking over the PF presidency in 2016. In a statement, MMD Copperbelt information and publicity secretary Yotam Mtayachalo stated that it was unreasonable for some cabinet ministers and […]

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Public order Act will be reviewed – Sakeni

THE public order Act will be reviewed, says information and broadcasting minister Kennedy Sakeni. In an interview after he opened the African labour media workshop in Lusaka on Tuesday, Sakeni said the government would engage stakeholders to review the public order Act. “People have been making comments and as government we will try to engage […]

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