14 GIRLS RESCUED FROM CHILD MARRIAGES 

By Nambela Mwandia ABOUT 14 girls have been rescued from child marriages in Southern Province this year by  (MCMZ). MCMZ director Sibbuku Genious Musokotwane said in Choma that MCMZ was working in line with its mandate to help reduce poverty levels in rural parts of Zambia by way of stopping child marriages. “President

DEC NABS LUSAKA TEACHER

By Sandra Machima THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 31 year-old former teacher for money laundering activities involving over K100, 000. DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said Julie Munsaka, 31, of Plot No. 481 High Cost in Chirundu has been arrested for theft by public servant and money laundering. Particulars

NORTH KOREA MISSILES WORRY ZAMBIA

By Oscar Malipenga GOVERNMENT has expressed concern over the continued firing of ballistic missiles and nuclear tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) despite international outcry to cease such activities, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has said. Mr Kalaba said as a member of the United Nations and a party

PROVE FIRE ENGINES CORRUPTION-GOVT

By Martin Akende GOVERNMENT has challenged those alleging that there was corruption in the procurement of the 42 fire engines to sue the government if they have tangible evidence. Chief Government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga said  it was irresponsible for anyone to alarm the nation with corruption allegations on the 42 fire engines

ZAMBIA DOES NOT NEED IMF – EXPERT

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By Martin Akende ZAMBIA does not need the International Monetary Fund (IMF) package because the country has survived the 1st half of 2017 the first year of the Zambia Plus 2017-2019 Economic Recovery Plan with declining donor aid, says Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis Senior Research Fellow Caesar Cheelo. Mr. Cheelo said

MUTATI JUSTIFIES TAX AMNESTY

By Aaron Chiyanzo TAX amnesty is imperative for Zambia at the moment because no country can grow its economy on the basis of what it was owed by individuals or firms, says Minister of Finance Felix Mutati. Mr Mutati said that in as much as government would lose out on some money

KPMG BATTLES FOR SURVIVAL

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The very existence of international audit firm KPMG has come into question following the decision of the South African Revenue Service (Sars) recommendation to the government that the firm should be blacklisted. According to the Tuesday 19 September 2017 edition of the South African Financial Daily; Business Report, Sars Commissioner Tom

MUKULA LOGS SCANDAL LAID BARE

By Bennie Mundando THE Forestry Department has continued to abrogate the law with impunity by issuing export permits for Mukula logs to the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) without following the laid down procedures. This has angered other players in the sector who want the Government to intervene. The Daily Nation

K4M MORE RAISED FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

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By Annie Zulu GOVERNMENT has mobilised an additional K4 million for rolling the youth street vendors’ empowerment scheme to other provinces, Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere has disclosed. Mr Mawere recalled that last year, K5m was made available and disbursed to 2,225 youths, particularly in Lusaka, Central and

ABDUCTION SHOCKER!

…Abductors threaten to kill MTN staffer if K20, 000 is not delivered By Bennie Mundando CRIMINALS in Kalomo have abducted an MTN sales representative and are demanding a ransom of K20, 000 from the family, failure to which they have threatened to kill him. Beaton Chiyakayaka, 24, was abducted by unidentified people in