ACC should investigate corruption allegations made against government by Post Newspaper reporter – Mumbi Phiri »
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) deputy secretary general Mumbi Phiri has challenged the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate corruption allegations labelled against government in a news article carried by the Post Newspaper. Speaking in a telephone interview with the Lusaka Star, Mrs. Phiri urged the Commission to accurately and thoroughly investigate the allegations made by Post Newspaper reporter Mukosha Funga that government officials attempted to bribe her in disclosing who gives her classified documents.
MTN Zambia has donated K20,000 towards the hosting of this year’s Malaila Traditional Ceremony of the Kunda people in Malambo district in Luangwa. In a statement issued yesterday, MTN Zambia chief sales and distribution officer Amos Jere said the company is a sponsor of the ceremony as part of its corporate social investment programme to preserve the country’s cultural heritage.
MINISTER of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications says government is committed to hosting this year’s 13th Intermodal Transport Africa (ITA) to be held in Lusaka from 28th to 30th October 2015. Hon. Yamfwa Mukanga said Zambia will be the first landlocked country to host the ITA conference adding that government has since committed £14,000 towards the hosting of the event.
THE Jesuit Centre for Theological reflection (JCTR) has condemned minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Magarate Mwanaktawe for taking up her current ministerial position despite her owing the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC). Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, JCTR director Leonard Chiti said the current ‘Mwanakatwe saga’ shows the lack of scrutiny that exists before appointing someone to public office.
A Lusaka based local film producer and director has appealed to government and other sectors of society to support the Zambian film industry.
A renowned Zambian writer has called for the need to boast the publishing industry for the appreciation of the writing art and enrichment of the reading culture in Zambia. Speaking to the Lusaka star author of final attempt novel, Freeman Mwenge says writing is a team profession hence publishers should come on board to abreast the art to greater levels. Mr Mwenge says with vibrant publishing industry, competition will be stimulated which is currently less among writers in Zambia as a lot of work is being done in isolation.
Zambia’s Tourism Promoter Executive Director Joslyn Mutinta has advised Government to open more air routes to European countries. Ms Mutinta explained that many European tourists that visit Zambia complain about limited air transport in the country. She said poor transport conditions discourage tourists from visiting the country.
MUSIC production involves engineering, mentoring, gold ticket (magical touch), the remixing of music and advising on song writing to mention but a few. Every producer brings different skills and makes what they do seem essay. Antwan Katongo commonly known as ‘Tonny Breezy’ is one of Zambia’s most influential and talented music producer who believes that Zambian music is slowly gaining recognition on the international music industry.
ZAMBIA Sports Fan Association (ZSFA) chairman Pastor Peter Makembo has appealed to Government and the corporate world to support women’s football in the country. The women’s team does not have support from the corporate world whilst government’s policy is to finance the senior national men’s soccer team. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Makembo said government and other sponsors needed to come on board and support women’s football in order to enhance it.