GBM can run but can’t hide

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IT IS so embarrassing that the whole of Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, bulky as he is and so critical to the future of UPND following the incarceration of Hakainde Hichilema, can go into hiding. Running from what? There is no time than now when UPND needs the leadership of those who claimed

Africa Freedom Day

  ZAMBIA today joins the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Freedom Day, that special, auspicious occasion when the people of Africa pose to look back where they come from, where they are and where they are going. No words can perhaps better define the spirit and meaning of Africa Freedom

Curb nurses’ negligence

  COMPLAINTS about the negative attitude and at times sheer negligence of duty against health personnel, particularly nurses working in public hospitals and clinics, are increasingly becoming the order of the day, and relevant authorities must take necessary action to curb the bad practice. Much as death is inevitable, some patients have

Bushiri Spoiled Kid

THE adage goes that do not argue with a fool because people will not notice the difference. The same applies to the furore over the so-called Malawian prophet and ‘‘man of God’’ Shepard Bushiri. Who is Bushiri that Zambians should be pre-occupied with his lack of respect for authority and arrogance?

‘Fire that does not destroy’

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 WE agree with Mwine Lubemba, Paramount Chief Chitimukulu, that the institution of traditional leadership is critical to the governance of the country, especially if it is strictly non-partisan. It is the fire that does not destroy because the elders screen it from you. The Paramount Chief, Mr Henry Sosala Kanyanta,

Shame of our prisons

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THE crisis of the ballooning prison population, amid limited correctional facilities, is no longer a criminal justice system or Government challenge alone: it demands the collaboration of all stakeholders, including our ever-present cooperating partners, to tackle. Yesterday’s Daily Nation story giving a graphic tale of the gross over-crowding in Zambia’s correctional

Diffuse ZESCO tariff uproar

THE fear that has gripped the nation since the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) approved the Zambia Electricity Supply Company (ZESCO) proposed new electricity tariffs is due to misinformation arising from lack of sensitisation to consumers and the general public. It is clear that the larger percentage of ZESCO customers do

Kamwbili’s hypocrisy

  IT is certain that the outspoken Patriotic Front (PF) Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has taken a populist stance on Luanshya Municipal Council’s decision to remove vendors from the streets. On account of his zest to gain popularity, he has relentlessly continued practising cheap politics which not only exhibit hypocrisy

Terror of Lusaka

  WE applaud Lusaka City Council and the Zambia Police Service for launching a campaign to root out illegality and the impunity reigning supreme in some parts of Lusaka, which have contributed to the high crime rate in the city and turned the capital into a huge red light district. At least

Death record shocker!

THE total number of deaths recorded at the Lusaka City Council (LCC) burial office situated at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) between 18th April and 08th May, 2017 is not only alarming but also an indication of the need for a multi-layered approach to preventive health care, adequate and relevant