Chingola Traditional Healers in 7-day ultimatum

By ALICE NACHILEMBE Chingola Municipal Council has given traditional healers a 7-day ultimatum to remove their posters. Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo says failure to remove the posters the council will move in and remove the posters at a fee. Speaking when he addressed the Traditional healers at the Council where he told them that he wants to maintain cleanness in the district. Mr Tembo advised … Continue reading Chingola Traditional Healers in 7-day ultimatum

No levy hike-Chingola Council

By NAMUTENGA SAKAPILA Chingola Municipal says it will not increase any of its Levies, charges and fees in the 2019 civic budget. The move is aimed at lessening the burden on the payers of the levies, fees, charges and licences. Speaking during a stakeholders’ budgetary meeting held at Samfred Garden, Director of Finance at Chingola Council Dedu Mwense said the Council would not increase charges, … Continue reading No levy hike-Chingola Council

Editorial: Volcanic Kitwe rupturing slowly

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 the entire city into flames. The President and his team … Continue reading Editorial: Volcanic Kitwe rupturing slowly

PF will crumble-East MMD

By Onishias Maamba in Chipata MMD says the ruling PF will crumble without the alliance with MMD, following the firing of MMD President Felix Mutati from PF cabinet. But PF in Eastern Province has jubilated the firing of Felix Mutati as Works and Supply Minister by President Edgar Lungu. President Lungu has earlier relieved Mr Mutati of his duties as Minister of Works and Supply and … Continue reading PF will crumble-East MMD

Court dismisses Nkombo’s application

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application where Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo and 51 other MPs were seeking to join four Ministers to a court action in which concerned citizen Richard Mumba has sued the opposition parliamentarians for boycotting the Presidential address to Parliament. Constitutional Court judge Enock Mulembe says in his ruling that he does not see how the exclusion of the four would … Continue reading Court dismisses Nkombo’s application

3 accountants dismissed

The Government, through the Civil Service Commission, has dismissed three (3) accounting staff for abuse and theft of public funds. Those dismissed are Mr Enoce Kashweka, a Principal Accountant, Mr Eugene Kausa, an Accounts Assistant, and Mr Hutson Hachuma, an Accounts Assistant. The stolen funds will be recovered from the terminal and pension benefits of the three dismissed officials. The due process of the law … Continue reading 3 accountants dismissed

ZAFFICO goes on LuSe, not sold

By JOHN SAKALA The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has clarified that Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has not been sold to any investors, foreign but will be listed on Lusaka Stock Exchange. This is after Kitwe and Kalulushi ran amok rioting and protesting against the rumoured sale of the indigenous firm managing Zambian trees. IDC Public Relations Manager Namakau Mukelabai has told The … Continue reading ZAFFICO goes on LuSe, not sold

Not criminal for Kitwe to protest-PeP

By Staff Writer Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP), says it fully supports the protests by the residents of Kitwe against the alleged sale of Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation Limited (ZAFFICO) by government. PeP Media Director Jeff Mbewe said the Constitution of Zambia in Article 20 and 21 gives citizens’ rights to protest against undesirable decisions of government. Mr Mbewe said that it is … Continue reading Not criminal for Kitwe to protest-PeP

Riot paralyses business in Kitwe; 101 rioters arrested

By Nchimunya Miyoba Business came to a standstill in Kitwe’s Kamatipa, Racecourse, Kawama compounds as saw millers and residents run battles with police over the reports that  ZAFFICO  has been sold to foreign investors. Police in full riot gear have been deployed to the areas to calm the situation. The irate residents and saw millers blocked government road starting from Nakandoli market through Kawama to … Continue reading Riot paralyses business in Kitwe; 101 rioters arrested