Government to compel bulk transporters to use railway for 30% of their cargo


Government to compel bulk transporters to use railway for 30% of their cargo

Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba says Government has embarked on reforms to compel bulk transporters of various categories of cargo to transport a minimum of 30 percent by railway. Mr. Mushimba says the reforms will promote public and private partnership between Zambia Railway operators in the Southern Africa Development Community SADC region such as Transnet. Speaking during the inaugural session of board of directors of Zambia railways limited in Lusaka today, Mr. Mushimba also said other reforms include… Read More

Home Affairs Minister Calls for thorough Investigation on Kapalala Market Inferno

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has called for thorough investigation to ascertain the cause of fire that engulfed Kapalala market in Ndola. Mr Kampyongo has described the incident as regrettable noting that the nation had only started enjoying relative calmness. He has asked police officers to reactivate themselves and remain vigorous to ensure tranquillity of the state. Mr. Kampyongo also asked citizens to remain calm and not speculate on the cause of fire as they allow for investigations to… Read More

Mopani and CEC agree power deal on president’s intervention

Mopani Copper Mines MCM and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation CEC have reached an agreement that will lead to the resumption of power supply to the mine today. The agreement which has been facilitated by Government is to be amicably concluded between MCM and CEC over an agreed period of six weeks. According to a statement issued to Christian Voice News in Lusaka today by Presidential Aid Amos Chanda, the Minister of Finance Felix Mutati, Minister of Energy David Mabumba and… Read More

Civil Aviation Authority says Zambia should lead in the promotion of green economy

  The Civil Aviation Authority of Zambia has stressed the need for the country to be a leader in the promotion a green economy around the Sub-Saharan region, to reduce diseases. Organisation Executive Director Gabriel Lesa notes that the aviation industry in Zambia is expected to have a double growth by 2030, saying it is imperative that the country Institute measures to control Carbon dioxide emissions. He was speaking in an interview with Christian Voice news in Lusaka today.

Fire Service Union receives new equipment

  Fire Service Union of Zambia General Secretary Clement Mulenga says the Union has received a consignment of new fire engines. Speaking in an interview with Christian Voice News in Lusaka today, Mr. Mulenga said that Union Members have been motivated by Governments procurement of the Fire Engines. Mr. Mulenga also said that the equipment will go a long way in improving the services of the union in the Country adding that the union previously faced challenges due to the… Read More

President Edgar Lungu declares tomorrow as day of national mourning for late Joseph Kasonde

Republican President Edgar Lungu has declared tomorrow, Tuesday 29th August 2017, as a day of national mourning for the late former Minister of health Joseph Kasonde. Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska says the period of national mourning will commence at 06;00hrs in the morning and is expected to end at 18;00hrs. In a statement availed to Christian Voice News in Lusaka today, Dr. Msiska stated that the president has accorded the late former cabinet official a state Funeral and… Read More

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India happy with Zambian journalism students

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga says she is pleased to note that students from Zambia are taking greater interest in pursuing Development Journalism studies in India. The Zambian envoy says the world is expeditiously running away from the concept of ‘Bad news makes good news’ as citizens are tired of seeing wars, riots, earth quakes and deadly diseases among others. This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission… Read More

Zambia Bureau of Standards publishes new standards;

The Zambia Bureau of Standards ZABS has published 170 additional standards between January and August 2017 to help support industry in terms of value addition, growth and sustainability.  ZABS Head of Marketing and Public Relations Hazel Zulu says most of the additional standards that have been published are focused on providing guidelines, requirements and specifications for various products and processes in the agriculture and leather sectors. Mrs. Zulu has told Christian Voice News in Lusaka today that this is also… Read More

Human Rights Commission in Zambia determined to uphold prisoner’s rights

The Human Rights Commission in Zambia has reaffirmed its commitment to safeguarding the basic rights and liberties of Prisoners in the country. Human Rights Commission Communication Specialist Mwelwa Muleya said the conditions of detention in many facilities remain poor and therefore the commission will remain committed towards improving the cause. Mr Muleya was speaking to Radio Christian in an interview.  

Human Rights Commission condemn killing of older people on suspicion of witchcraft

  The Human Rights Commission has expressed concern at the growing pattern of killing older persons on suspicion of witch craft and is since calling for increased awareness and protection of their rights. Commenting on revelation by Muchinga Province Police Commissioner, Charles Mbita, that the province was recording an average of 10 deaths of older persons being killed on suspicion of practicing sorcery, Commission Chief of Information, Education and Training Mweelwa Muleya said this was deeply disheartening. Mr. Muleya said in a… Read More

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