Zambia: State House warns Judges, they should not use courts to hand over power to the UPND

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State House has accused the Judiciary of colluding with the opposition UPND and trying to usurp the sovereign will of the people to elect their own leaders. Read More

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Zambia: Govt says load shedding hours have not reduced

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LOAD SHEDDING hours have not reduced because of the mechanical faults being experienced with equipment at Maamba Thermal Power plant, says Energy Minister David Mabumba. Read More

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Zambia: Police summon Fred M’membe’s wife

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Police in Lusaka have summoned Oracle Media Productions Managing Director Mutinta Mazoka M’membe. Oracle Media is the company behind the publication of The Mast Newspaper which has replaced the Post Newspapers which folded recently after it was placed under provisional liquidation. Read More

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Zambia: Ministry of Health to hire 2,000 health workers across the country

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THE Ministry of Health has been given Treasury authority to employ close to 2,000 health workers across the country. Read More

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Zambia: MMD to back PF

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THE MMD has resolved to form an alliance with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) following the election of former Lunte MP Felix Mutati as its new president after Nevers Mumba had fallen out of favor. Read More

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Zambia: HH Explains Why He Loses Elections

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says that he has continued to lose elections because his supporters were reluctant to go out and vote for him on the polling day. Read More

Zambia: The Litunga backs President Lungu’s stance on the Barotseland Agreement

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THE Litunga of Western Province has backed President Edgar Lungu’s stance that the issue of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 should be left to the Government and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to deal with. Read More

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Zambia: President Lungu directs Secretary to the Cabinet to issue statement on Dr Kaseba’s eviction

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President Edgar Lungu has directed Secretary to the Cabinet Rolland Msiska to issue a statement on the eviction of former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba from a Lodge where she was staying after leaving State House.

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Zambia: Former First Lady Dr Kaseba evicted, moves in with her mother

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Former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba has been evicted from the Lodge where she was staying after leaving State House following government’s failure to settle accommodation bills.

“………‘Mr Speaker is this Government in order to neglect the former first lady to the point that she got evicted from the Lodge she was staying in at Number 8 Reedbuck forcing her to move in with her biological mother at a house in Libala near Sky Park Mall?’” Read More

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Zambia: President Lungu Appoints Provincial Ministers

His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has made the following appointments at Provincial level as follows:

1.Central Province: Hon. Davies Chisopa, MP

2.Copperbelt Province: Hon. Mwenya Musenge, MP

3. Luapula Province: Hon. Brig. Gen. Benson Kapaya, MP

4. Eastern Province: Hon. Malozo Sichone, MP

5. Lusaka Province: Hon. Obvious Mwaliteta, MP

6 .Northern Province: Hon. Freedom Sikazwe, MP

7.North-Western Province: Hon. Dawson Kafwaya, MP

8.Western Province: Hon. Poniso Njeulu, MP

9.Southern Province: Hon. Nathaniel Mubukwanu, MP

10. Muchinga Province: Hon. Mwimba Malama, MP

President Lungu signed the appointment letters this morning and directed Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Roland Msiska to make the necessary arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony to take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at State House.

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Amos Chanda

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS)

Zambia: Former Barclays Bank ZM MD Mrs. Margaret Mwanakatwe, Mayor of Lusaka, Mr. Mulenga Sata appointed as MPs and Ministers

His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has nominated former Barclays Bank Managing Director Mrs. Margaret Mwanakatwe as a Member of Parliament and subsequently appointed her Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry.

President Lungu has also nominated His Worship, the Mayor of Lusaka, Mr. Mulenga Sata, as Member of Parliament and appointed him Deputy Minister at State House.

The appointments are with immediate effect.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe has an illustrious career in the banking sector both at home and abroad. She has served as managing director for Barclays Bank – Ghana and as United Bank Africa Director for Business Development among others. The President says he will appoint as many women as possible to senior positions in a bid to make gender equity a reality in Zambia.

President Lungu has also appointed Mr. Boniface Chimbwali as Permanent Secretary for Luapula Province. In a pre-appointment brief, the President urged Mr Chimbwali to quickly accelerate the delivery of services to the people because the Patriotic Front Government owes the people of Luapula a lot.

“For the people I know personally I have a strong message that I will not hesitate to remove you from office for non-performance or mal-practice. We want you to go and sail the boat and rock it. People have given us unwavering support and we owe them delivery,” President Lungu said.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed Registrar of Societies, Mr Kakoma Kanganja to the position of Deputy Inspector-General of Police taking over from Dr Solomon Jere whose appointment has been terminated. Dr. Jere will be re-deployed into the Foreign Service.The Head of State has also terminated the appointment of Ms. Brenda Muntemba Sichilemba as Commissioner of Police and re-deployed her into the Foreign Service.

The President has transferred North-Western Province Commissioner Mr. Eugene Sibote to Eastern Province swapping with Ms. Grace Chipalila while Police Commissioner for Western Province Lombe Kamukoshi swaps with Central Province Commissioner Stanwell Lungu.

The President has promoted North Western Province Deputy Commissioner Auxensio Daka to Commissioner for Muchinga Province and transferred Mr Bonnie Kapeso to Southern Province in the same capacity.

The President has terminated the contract of Commissioner of Police for Lusaka Province Remmy Kajoba and replaced with Mrs Charity Katanga who moves from Northern Province in the same capacity. Commissioner of Police in-charge of operations at Service Headquarters, Mr. Fanwell Siandege has been sent on leave pending the expiry of his contract on 15th February 2015.

The President has informed the Inspector general of Police Mrs Stella Libongani of these changes, which take effect immediately. The President spent most of the morning meeting all the affected individuals and calling those from outside Lusaka to inform them of his decisions.

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Amos Chanda
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT  (PRESS &PUBLIC RELATIONS)

Zambia: Street vending out of control-State

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The PF government has admitted there is a problem of street vending in the country which has grown out of control. Minister of Local Government and Housing Emmanuel Chenda said there was no government policy to guide the operations and management of street vending in Zambia. Read more

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Zambia: Kabushi pf councilor arrested for soliciting for k12,000 from woman for plot belonging to someone else

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THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Kabushi Constituency Mukuba ward councilor Don Botha has been arrested by police in Ndola for soliciting… K12, 000 from a woman. Read more

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Zambia: Zambia inflation quickens to 7.9 pct y/y in June

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Zambia’s consumer inflation quickened to 7.9 percent year-on-year in June, compared with 7.8 percent in May, largely due to a rise in the prices of non-food items, the statistics office said on Thursday. Read more

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Zambia: Government spends US $1 million annually to evacuate patients abroad -Dr Kasonde

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HEALTH Minister Joseph Kasonde has disclosed that the Government spends about US $1 million annually to evacuate patients abroad for specialized treatment. Read more

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