Falling education standards

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  WE totally agree with the Zambia Catholic University (ZCU) Vice Chancellor Father Patrick Chilambwe when he says that the mushrooming universities in Zambia have compromised the quality of tertiary education. The high number of registered private universities pose a challenge to the quality of education services that is delivered in the

Wynter’s betrayal

  LISTENING to Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba rate the performance of Zambia’s republican presidents when he featured on Hot FM radio’s ‘‘Hot Seat’’ programme yesterday, one could not help but ask how honest his assessment has been. It is particularly shocking that Mr Kabimba can now punch holes in the legacy

Price of corruption

  THE observation by the head of the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) that there are people in the corridors of power misinforming the Head of State and presenting him with false proposals which are partly the cause of the high mealie meal prices in the country, deserves immediate action. According to

Price of corruption

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  THE observation by the head of the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) that there are people in the corridors of power misinforming the Head of State and presenting him with false proposals which are partly the cause of the high mealie meal prices in the country, deserves immediate action. According to

Medicinal Marijuana

  Perhaps our headline, legalize weed, was a little flippant, while the subject itself is of very serious nature. We entirely agree with the recommendation by Zambia Medical Association (MAZ) president Dr. Aaron Mujajati for the legalization of medicinal use of marijuana. This is a self-evident, scientific and non-controversial approach to the

Disparaging Court Judges

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  IT is regrettable that some opposition political leaders in partnership with disgruntled individuals have embarked on a crusade to propagate hatred against the judiciary. The impetus to target and scandalise Judges that have or are presiding over certain court cases in which they have vested interest is not only uncivil but

HH autocracy claims baseless

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  IT is an absolute absurdity for the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema to trumpet lies and insinuations that indications for wide consultations regarding Zambia’s membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) are intended to create an autocracy. Choosing to deliberately misquote what President Lungu said on the

ZRA Officials fuelling smuggling

  IT is unacceptable for the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) customs officials to collude with unscrupulous persons in smuggling of goods and tax evasion schemes. The ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda is categorical in his observation regarding the triangular cartels that have been formed at many border posts involving ZRA customs officers,

Party smugglers

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  THE ruling Patriotic Front secretariat must follow up the case of the named party official or officials caught by the Zambia National Service (ZNS) in North Western Province trying to smuggle 4,000 bags of mealie meal in six trucks in Mushindano district near the border with DR Congo. Zambians are shocked

Supporting Local Farmers

  THE need for foreign-owned supermarkets to provide ready market for locally grown agricultural produce is the surest way to enable farmers derive maximum benefits from foreign investment. The disclosure by Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya that Government will engage the owners of foreign-owned supermarkets to provide market for local farmers is long