Senior citizens express concern over Zambian political disaster »

2 Jun, 2017
News

The Eminent Persons, Senior Citizens and Freedom Fighters have expressed concern over the current political situation which is prevailing between the ruling Patriotic

TIZ calls on Govt to safeguard the media

TIZ calls on Govt to safeguard the media »

5 May, 2017
News

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has called on government to ensure that all journalists are protected from outside influence and attacks.

Acting TIZ Executive

Govt geared to reduce road accidents by 50 %

Govt geared to reduce road accidents by 50 % »

9 Sep, 2015
News

Government has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with stakeholders and eight ministries on the reduction of road fatalities and injuries as per United Nations Decade of action on road safety requirement. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Director Zindaba Soko said reducing fatalities  by 50 percent 2011-2020 is a mammoth task and requires multi-sectoral approach.

Agric sector important to development process – Veep

Agric sector important to development process – Veep »

28 Aug, 2015
Business

THE agriculture sectors plays a critical role in the development process of the country and the improvement of the population’s livelihood, Vice president Inonge Wina has said. Ms. Wina was speaking at this year’s symposium for regional small scale farmers yesterday held under the theme ‘The African agriculture mirror reflecting small scale farmers, image.’

Traditional practices hinder women from owning land – government

Traditional practices hinder women from owning land – government »

28 Aug, 2015
News

GOVERNMENT says women are disadvantaged in terms of ownership and control over land despite their major role in food production which makes up for more than 60 percent of small scale farmers. Deputy Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs John Kafuna said government was sad that many of these women did not have ownership and control over land due to inhibiting practices and traditions relating to land.

ACC should investigate corruption allegations made against government by Post Newspaper reporter – Mumbi Phiri

ACC should investigate corruption allegations made against government by Post Newspaper reporter – Mumbi Phiri »

26 Aug, 2015
News

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.

Luanshya pastor prefers political leaders to fellow pastors at church events, Lusaka clergies irked by his statment

Luanshya pastor prefers political leaders to fellow pastors at church events, Lusaka clergies irked by his statment »

26 Aug, 2015
News

SOME Lusaka clergymen have condemned a statement made by a named pastor of Luanshya’s Mpatamatu area that “it is better to invite a politician to a church event who can contribute money than a Bishop who may not even know the price of cement.” Muvi TV on Monday 24th August 2015 carried a story that a Copperbelt based Pastor preferred politicians to fellow men of God to officiate at his church events.

MMD should not accuse PF of any criminal acts regarding their missing Solwezi West candidate – Chama

MMD should not accuse PF of any criminal acts regarding their missing Solwezi West candidate – Chama »

26 Aug, 2015
News

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.

TIZ dismayed by Liato’s release

TIZ dismayed by Liato’s release »

25 Aug, 2015
News

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.

Opposition call for violence free by-elections

Opposition call for violence free by-elections »

25 Aug, 2015
News

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.