Now HH disowns MPs

   ….they decided on their own at caucus meeting - Kakoma   By ANNIE ZULU HAKAINDE Hichilema did not instruct UPND members of Parlia-ment to boycott Parliament last Friday, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma has clarified. Mr Kakoma said the decision was arrived at after a caucus meeting by the MPs themselves. Last week, all UPND MPs

Expose individuals in Mukula tree syndicate-ZNAS

  By BENNIE MUNDANDO WE are now pleased that law enforcement authorities understand the matrix of sources and players involved in the illicit timber trade involving the Mukula tree because that is the only way the scourge will be stopped, the Zambian National Association of Sawmillers (ZNAS) has said. ZNAS president William

Declare UPND seats  vacant, ConCourt asked

   By CHARLES MUSONDA   THE Constitutional Court has been petitioned to declare 52 UPND seats vacant by virtue of the holders acting contrary to the prescribed code of conduct for members of Parliament as public officers. In a petition filed yesterday by lawyer Robson Malipenga on behalf of his client Richard Mumba,

Mystery fire haunts Ndola family

  By VIOLET TEMBO   A FAMILY of Kabushi township in Ndola has been forced to spend nights outside their house following  a mystery fire that  has been sweeping through their home and destroying property. A family member Joyce Mwikita told the Daily Nation that the fire started to haunt them last week with

Numerous SIs cause confusion in transport sector

  By SANDRA MACHIMA   STATUTORY Instruments being introduced by the Ministry of Transport are causing confusion because there is no wide consultation among stakeholders. Commuter Rights Association of Zambia chairperson Aaron Kamuti said the drivers were against those Statutory Instruments that were still being put in place because they had a negative impact

2021 poll materials to be printed locally, orders Lungu

  By ANNIE ZULU THE 2021 presidential and general election materials will be printed in Zambia, President Edgar Lungu has said. President Lungu has instructed the Government Printers that the election materials must be printed locally at Zambia Printing Company. He said Government would do everything possible to ensure that 2021 election ballot papers

Nawakwi butchering democracy Chifumu

  By AARON CHIYANZO DEMOCRACY is being butchered in the FDD because party president Edith Nawakwi is abrogating the party constitution by applying gimmicks that will see her hold on to power forever even when her time is up, says Chifumu Banda. Mr Banda said that Ms Nawakwi had been ignoring provisions in

UPND MPs serving their bellies – PF

  BY OSCAR MALIPENGA OPPOSITION UPND members of Parliament are in Parliament to serve their bellies at the expense of service to the people they claim to represent, Patriotic Front (PF) member of the Central Committee (MCC) Paul Moonga has charged. And Mr. Moonga, who is a former UPND senior member, has suggested

LAZ condemns UPND boycott

  By AARON CHIYANZO THE Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) strongly condemns the UPND MPs for boycotting President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address to Parliament last Friday, LAZ president Linda Kasonde has charged. Responding to a query, Ms Kasonde said that the Zambian system of government entailed that the people were

Zambia needs competent contractors for its road network -ZABUTW

  By JOSSY CHAIMA ONLY road contractors with the capacity to do a better job should be given contracts to rehabilitate and construct roads under the C400 project,' says Zambia Bus and Taxis Workers Union (ZABUTWU) vice-president Poster Jumbe. Mr Jumbe said government should make sure that the C400 project produced quality roads