Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) party president Charles Chanda has expressed disappointment over government’s inadequate supply of development to rural areas around the
PRIVATE Sector Development Association (PSDA) chairperson Yusuf Dodia has criticised some sectors of society calling for the privatisation of state owned telecommunication company Zamtel. Mr. Dodia charged that with good policies in place, Zamtel had the potential to become a viable and profitable company that would contribute positively to the development process of the country.
Zambians urged to prepare for harder times while PF maintains it has delivered to people’s expectations »
A Political Activist has urged Zambians to brace themselves for harder times to come under the Patriotic Front (PF) government. However, PF has maintained that the party has delivered to the expectations of the Zambians adding that the party is here to stay. Speaking in a phone interview with the Lusaka Star, political activist Dante Saunders said the PF had failed to run the affairs of the country as evidenced by the rising cost of living.
FOUNDATION for Democratic Process (FODEP) has accused Law enforcements agencies of being incompetent in handling court cases. The FODEP executive director MacDonald Chipenzin said this in an interview with the Lusaka Star in reference to the recent acquittal of former Zambia Railways Limited managing director Clive Chirwa by the Lusaka Magistrate court for two counts of abuse of authority of office and one count of failing to declare interest.
ZANIS LUSAKA - Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has appealed to Zambian diplomats not to engage in activities which can injure the country’s reputation in foreign countries. Mr. Kalaba said Zambian diplomats must lead exemplary lives and ensure that they promote Zambia’s interests abroad.
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 Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) President Alfred Foloko has called on the Zambian people to appreciate the sport of Judo more. Speaking inan interview with Lusaka Star, Mr Foloko lamented that the sport Judo is not very much cherished in the country like other sports such as soccer and boxing. "The Zambian Judokas need appreciation and encouragement from the local people for them to keep representing the country well and with high esteem,” he said.
A lecturer at the University of Zambia in the school of Mining says Zambia should benefit fully from its Mines. In an interview with Lusaka star Dr Mathews Mphande said the country has never fully benefited from its mining sector because of certain individuals who are selfish. “We shall never see the goodness of having mines as a country if we do not change the way things are done,” he said.
ZAMBIAN music artist Mwenya Mwimba Chiko, popularly known as Chiko Wise, has expressed concern over continued increase of piracy in Zambia, despite the introduction of holograms. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Chiko Wise said after the introduction of the hologram, a special feature which by law is supposed to be affixed on all original audio-visual products to distinguish them from pirated ones, piracy is still on the rise.