Editorial: Why has Benard Mwila dumped NDC?

The answer is very straight forward to those that share WhatsApp group with Mr Mwila especially The Independent Observer platforms. Mr Mwila is very close friend of former NDC Copperbelt Chairperson Chipoka Mulenga. And when NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili decided to elevate the newly elected defectee George Sichula as NDC Copperbelt Chairperson the cracks have become visible. Mr Mulenga had contested the Chingola Constituency seat … Continue reading Editorial: Why has Benard Mwila dumped NDC?

Economic challenges-inaction comes with costs

By Eng Geoffrey Chishimba Chiyumbe Negligence is simply defined as “failure to take proper care and as a result, that failure causes injury or damage to someone.” The best way to explain negligence is with this example: If you fail to fix the roof in your office and a client comes into the office and the roof fails on her, causing injury, that’s negligence and … Continue reading Economic challenges-inaction comes with costs

Yotam Muleya: The Zambian barefoot runner who shocked the world

Yotam Muleya was only 19-years-old when he died, yet he has a government school and road in the capital City, Lusaka, named after him. Yotam Muleya Road in Libala streches along David Kaunda Technical School, joining Independence Avenue to Burma Road. In Lusaka’s Emmasdale area, there is also a primary school named after him. Muleya was a long-distance runner who represented Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) … Continue reading Yotam Muleya: The Zambian barefoot runner who shocked the world

Climate change reality on hydropower: Zambia must innovate

…as a nation we cannot operate in a silo while the rest of the world innovates. The sun is still shining. It is time to mitigate and adapt.  By Eng Geoffrey Chishimba ChiyumbeHydropower became an electricity source in the late 19th century, a few decades after British-American engineer James Francis developed the first modern water turbine. In 1882, the world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operating in the United States … Continue reading Climate change reality on hydropower: Zambia must innovate

President Lungu worried that only paltry clearing agents are benefiting

By JOHN SAKALA President Edgar Lungu has expressed concern that there is a paltry number of the elite benefiting from clearing at customs. Making his latest Facebook post, President Lungu said he has implored the Minister of Finance to ensure skewed business activities towards a few customs clearing agents is addressed. He said the anomaly where most of the customs clearance is done by a … Continue reading President Lungu worried that only paltry clearing agents are benefiting

Trump chief of staff wants to join suit against President

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Even in a White House of never-befores, this may be one of the more head-spinning: The president’s chief of staff is trying to join a lawsuit against the president. Mick Mulvaney works only about 50 steps from the Oval Office as he runs the White House staff, but rather than simply obey President Donald Trump’s order to not cooperate with House impeachment … Continue reading Trump chief of staff wants to join suit against President

Treat others with respect all the time

By Emmanuel Mwamba We were at a senior Ambassador’s residence for a working dinner in Pretoria. We were about 10 or so African ambassadors invited to attend dinner and observe Africa Day. During our time at the dinner table, this old man, from a francophone country, by his actions towards me, seemed to have  identified me as the “youngest and probably the most junior Diplomat”. … Continue reading Treat others with respect all the time

Fired over social media post

By Dickson Jere A South African colleague reached out to me crying. He has been fired for posting somewhat inappropriate tweet on the Springbok after their weekend Rugby World Cup win. “But it was on my personal page nothing to do with the company,” he tearfully narrated his ordeal, adding that he even deleted the post within minutes but the screenshots had already reached the … Continue reading Fired over social media post

Why use pistols to drill each other’s heads

Dear Editor, Loudly, I would like to dramatize the shameful act in Kaoma. Zambians must go back to high moral principle which we are known for. This nation is rich with promise but sometimes I see thick fog in the night which we need to wait until it melts away. The account of moral values is telling us that we have insufficient funds. The general … Continue reading Why use pistols to drill each other’s heads

Some Councillors are shameless

Dear Editor, I write with shame how some civic leaders have failed to lead to the aspirations of their voters with developmental projects in their wards. It is even more embarrassing that a civic leader will go to the media and to start  praising oneself about developmental projects being done by government that are none of his initiative like the L400 and Link Zambia projects. … Continue reading Some Councillors are shameless