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There Is Luck of Ethical Procurement In Government Institutions

The Zambia Institute of purchasing and supply ZIPS has Reiterated the need for ethical procurement practices in government Institutions for sustainable development. ZIPS President Chibwe Mwelwa says ethical procurement is a necessity in developmental projects saying that it attracts investors and donors. Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka today, Mr. Mwelwa said that ethical procurement should be treated with the boldness it deserves in all sectors of the economy. Mr.Mwelwa has also urged the construction sector to prioritize ethical procurement… Read More

Rising GBV Cases Worries Parliamentary Committee

The Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs,  human rights, national guidance,  gender matters and governance is concerned over the rising levels of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in the country. Committee Chairperson Matthew Jere says his committee has therefore embarked on a monitoring programme in order to interact with the community to help reduce GBV cases. Mr. Jere said in an interview, yesterday, that  the rising cases of GBV cases are a worry to Government adding that the committee has since… Read More

Zambians Urged To Uphold Unity And Peace

Chief Zombe of the Lungu Speaking people in Mbala district in Northern province has urged Zambians to uphold peace and unity as the country joins the rest of the continent in commemorating this year’s  African Freedom Day tomorrow. Chief Zombe says  as Zambia has been acclaimed as a beacon of peace,  it is therefore every Zambian to uphold peace and unity in their respective areas. He explained that the founding fathers of the country sacrificed their time, resources and energy for… Read More

Informal Employees Should Register With NAPSA Too – GOVT

Government has urged employers in the formal and informal sectors to register their employees with National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA). Sinda district administrative officer Gerald Tembo says it is important for every employee to have social protection in case of job losses. He was speaking during the seminary organized by National Pensions Scheme Authority at Tiritonse primary school in Sinda district, yesterday. He used the event to thank the NAPSA team for coming to the District to educate heads of… Read More

ACC Arrests and Charges Ronald Chitotela With 9 Counts of Corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Honourable Ronald Chitotela, and charged him with 9 Counts of possession and concealing of property suspected to be proceeds of crime. Mr. Chitotela 47, has been charged with one count of Concealing Property suspected of being proceeds of crime, and 8 counts of possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 subsection (1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act Number 19 of… Read More

Ban on Pig Transportation Lifted In Luapula

Government says has lifted the ban on the transportation of pigs and pork products in Luapula province with immediate effect. Luapula Provincial Veterinary Officer Mofya Musalwa points out following the ban due to  the outbreak of the African Swine  Fever,  the province has managed to contain the outbreak as there is hardly any indication of the disease this year. Dr Musalwa says the Province is now free from any livestock disease hence the move to lift the ban on the importation of… Read More

Government Remains Resolute To Addressing Teacher Shortage

Government says it is doing everything possible to address the shortage of teachers in rural schools on the copperbelt province. Northern Province Education Officer Humphrey Simutowe says government is particularly concerned about the various challenges facing teacher’s especially in rural schools the region but indicated that government is all the same working hard to address the issues. Mr. Simutowe saying in an interview today that government last year deployed 195 teachers which were distributed to all the 12 districts of… Read More

KCM Never Got Things Right – EIZ

The Engineering Institute of Zambia EIZ says governments decision to take over konkola Copper mines KCM is in order. EIZ President Sydney Matamwandi says mining is part of the Engineering sector saying that there were several shortcomings by the mining firm that adversely poised governments take over. Speaking during a Press conference in Lusaka today ,Eng. Matamwandi cited poor administration, inadequate skills transfer development and luck of capitalization of plant and equipment among others that led to the liquidation. Matamwandi… Read More

Foreign Investors Jet In To Explore Mining

A leading global mining group, Rio Tinto has commenced its mining explorations in two provinces of Zambia. Rio Tinto Exploration manager Nevan Pillay discloses that his company plans to invest massively in the mining sector once the exploration exercise becomes successful. The team is targeting the Copperbelt and North Western provinces where Ndola and Mufulira districts on the Copperbelt and Solwezi and Mwinilunga in  North Western will witness extensive copper and cobalt explorations. Mr. Pillay said this when his team… Read More

National Dialogue Forum Unfruitful – HH

The United Party for National Development UPND says the National Dialogue Forum was an exercise in futility. Speaking during Radio Christian Voice’s Chat Back program this morning, UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says the National Dialogue Act Forum Bill is illegal and contravenes the constitution’s Bill of Rights. Mr Hichilema says his party did not accept to proceed with the NDF   because it contravened the freedom of assembly.   And Mr Hichilema says the submission of re-introducing Deputy Ministers should also… Read More

 
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As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.