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.
MMD should not accuse PF of any criminal acts regarding their missing Solwezi West candidate – Chama »
THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has quashed allegations by the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) that their Solwezi West parliamentary by-election candidate has gone into hiding for fear of being abducted by PF members. PF secretary general Davies Chama urged the MMD not to accuse the PF of any criminal acts regarding their candidate adding that the MMD had no candidate in Solwezi West. Mr. Chama explained that the PF believed in clean and violence free politics.
TRANSPARENCY International Zambia (TIZ) has condemned the continued release and pardoning of former ministers from Zambian prisons. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, TIZ director Goodwill Lungu said TIZ had received with great dismay the release of former labour minister Austin Liato. He said government’s tendency of pardoning convicted former ministers serving prison sentences on the context of being sick is a form of political manipulation and an obstruction of justice.
SOME opposition political parties have called on all political players to refrain from violence and observe peace in the forthcoming Lubasenshi and Solwezi West by-elections. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Green Party secretary general Gideon Muzyamba said political violence should be condemned in the strongest sense as it worked against the principle of political democracy.
THE United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its commitment in supplementing government in sectors of the country's economy aimed at employment creation and poverty reduction. UN resident coordinator Janet Rogan said this today when the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) donated a mobile testing laboratory worth over K1 million to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
THE Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) has expressed disappointment over the enforcement of holograms in the country. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZAM president Njoya Tembo, commonly known as Njoya Tee, said musicians in Zambia are disappointed as they expected a lot from the introduction of the hologram. “When the hologram came, we had very high expectations but the level of seriousness in its implementation is disappointing,” he said.
GOVERNMENT has urged mining firms in the country to put in place good safety systems that that will ensure the protection and safety of workers.
THE Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM) has expressed concern over the increasing number of unqualified people who pose as marketers in the country. Speaking during the forum organised by ZIM, ZIM registrar and chief executive officer, Mapesa Musongole said it is the responsibility of ZIM to regulate the practice of Marketing and Marketing Education in Zambia.
A proposal by the Lusaka City Council (LCC) to introduce a policy that compels members of the public to produce National Registration Cards (NRC) on purchasing alcohol has cheered Lusaka parents. This policy proposal by LCC is a deliberate move aimed at reducing underage beer drinking in Lusaka. A parent and resident of Lusaka's Ngombe Township, Kunda Lwembe, welcomed the move by LCC and called on government to consider approving the proposal made by the local authority.
KASAMA Central Member of Parliament Hon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba commonly known as GBM has today been appointed Vice President for the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). Speaking during the Zambia Unite Conference held at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel, Mr. Mwamba thanked the UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and the National Management Committee for appointing him as vice president of the party. Mr. Mwamba promised to work towards advancing the party’s agenda which he believes will soon form government.