Farmers responding well to agriculture diversity

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ZAMBIAN farmers are responding well to calls for agriculture diversity with increased yields in crops other than maize, says Civil Society Organisation Scaling-Up Nutrition Alliance national coordinator Mwandwe Chileshe. Ms. Chileshe said there was especially increased yields in soyabeans and groundnuts production raising nutritional value at household level. She said with another

Govt done well in stabilising economy -M’siska

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WE have done very well in stabilising the Zambian economy, says Secretary to Cabinet Rowland M’siska. Dr. Msiska said Zambia’s return to single digit inflation, and the reduced lending rates as well as the steady appreciation of the Kwacha were positive economic indicators confirming that the country was economically stable. “We have

Sinking boreholes in Luapula not priority-Govt

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I DO not approve the idea of sinking boreholes in Luapula Province because the region has plenty of natural water bodies, Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Lloyd Kaziya has said. And Mr. Kaziya has instantly dismissed a Luapula Water and Sewerage Company manager for Nchelenge for supplying raw

DA pledges to grow democracy

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THE opposition Democratic Assembly is determined to make meaningful contribution to the country’s growing democracy by criticising the Government constructively and not through the use of insults, says party president Maxwell Mwamba. Mr. Mwamba said the party would continue to provide checks and balances to the Government based on issues at

Govt sets aside K200m for FTJ University

By PRINCE CHIBAWAH GOVERNMENT has set aside K200 million towards the construction of the Fredrick Chiluba University in Luapula Province, says permanent secretary Buleti Nsemukila. The university is expected to be constructed in Mansa district, about 10 kilometers from the town centre. Speaking when he addressed the locals during his recent visit to

UPND, PF not enemies -Katuka

By AARON CHIYANZO THERE is no hatred between UPND and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) as politics is just a competition to control the treasury and serve people in a nation, says UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka. Mr Katuka said that politics was a competition to control the treasury and that people

DA leader Maimane sent back

By Nation Reporter SOUTH African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has been denied entry at the Kenneth Kaunda International Lusaka Airport. Maimane, who is leader of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa, arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) with South Africa Airlink at 17:45hrs. Immigration authorities advised Mr. Maimane to immediately return to South

Pension funds shocker

By BENNIE MUNDANDO IT IS an act of national betrayal that law enforcement agencies including police, DEC and ACC have failed to act on the diversion and transfer of K399, 472, 260 million retirees’ money from Zambia into an off-shore account by Saturnia. The Pensions and Insurance Authority (PIA) is believed to

Lungu blasts political losers

By OSCAR MALIPENGA THERE is a scheme where some former colonial masters want to regroup and take over leadership in Africa but we shall not allow them, President Edgar Lungu has charged. And the Head of State said he was aware of some people who wanted to bring back colonialism in Africa

Zambia’s opposition has failed to offer checks and balances

  By BENNIE MUNDANDO ARMCHAIR critics and most opposition political parties have failed to live up to the expectations of Zambians in providing effective checks and balances against Government because they have embarked on baseless criticism which does not offer solutions to challenges the country is facing, Zambian DNA has observed. Spokesperson Spuki