Editorial: Is our Govt clueless on mining?
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has been accused by UPND inner circles of exerting more influence on the party structures on the Copperbelt. And the outspoken UPND member Derricky Chilundika is the immediate casualty in the whole episode. Mr Chilundika has been consistent with his anti-KCM message but his stance has reportedly not gone well with […]Read more
Police Victim Support unit has so far made strides in sensitizing women to be reporting GBV cases so that their safety is guaranteed and as a result of this sensitization, GBV stats are spiking.
But the regressive approach of the Minister will dampen the trend thereby defeating what the cops have been battling to achieve.Read more
Tell Zambians anything good about the Road Safety and Transport Agency (RTSA)? The Agency charged with responsibility to provide road safety is slowly shifting from its mandate of ensuring road safety to that of a revenue collecting agency. The Minister of Transport and Communication Brian Mushimba also looks to be completely detached from the reality. […]Read more
What this country fears are elements of riots happening in Kitwe and surrounding areas. Kitwe is known for very nasty riots which have seen the most powerful Republican President Kenneth Kaunda fall. Kitwe lately has been witnessing isolated incidents of minor riots, an indication that the molten lava could be ready to rupture and engulf […]Read more
The embattled PF Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has been hanging on to the seat using the court thread. High Court has dismissed his matter forcing a bye-election but he is still adamant saying he wants justice to prevail. What justice? Every club has rules and CK himself disobeyed those rules and he was ejected […]Read more
Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo merits a pat on the back for his aggression and dynamisms to combat the cancer of illegal land allocation which has infiltrated Chingola. Whether he has been using chemotherapy or herbal remedies, the bottom line is that there are signs that the battle is almost won. Chingola has been grappling and […]Read more
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) boasts of being one of the largest employer in Zambia and also the backbone of the economy of Chingola, Chililabombwe, Kitwe and Nampundwe where it operate. Though KCM is known for delayed payment to its contractors and suppliers, the mining firm has in the past stood tall on the matters related […]Read more
Editorial There has been much talk of jerabos terrorizing the communities on the Copperbelt especially in Kitwe and Chingola, reaching to the extent of mocking law enforcement agencies such as police. Cops were accused of joining hands with these copper thieves to fatten their pockets. But there is sudden will to sweep all gangs by […]Read more
They are called small scale miners by politicians during the campaigns, they are called stone dealers by the women they prey and they call themselves jerabos in reference to illegal miners. But why sugar coat the name. These are simply thugs whose livelihood depends on stealing copper to survive.Read more