Monthly Archives: February 2013

Namulambe wins back Mpongwe seat

Patriotic  Front candidate Gabriel Namulambe has retained his Mpongwe seat following the by-elections February 28, 2013. Namulambe polled 4 600 votes followed by UPND candidate Rabson Chilufya with 3 693 votes, Miniva Kuveya  of the MMD polled 901 votes, while NAREP’s Reagan Ndlovu polled 588 votes and UNIP’s Kenneth Kuveya trailed with 110 votes. Returning […]

PAC wants report on unfinished works at Kasaba Bay airport

PAC has directed the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications to re-submit a fresh report regarding the uncompleted works at Kasaba Bay airport where government has spent over K50 billion (Kr50 million) through Ng’andu Consulting Limited. And Auditor General Anna Chifungula says her officers found it difficult to understand […]

Kalomo pupil, 7 drowns on way to school

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl of Kalonda area in Kalomo last Thursday drowned as she tried to cross a river on her way to school. The body of the girl had not yet been retrieved by press time yesterday. Kalonda residents and local police sources confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kalomo and named the deceased as […]

Teaching Service Commission seeks to stop separating couples

THE Teaching Service Commission says it is reviewing outdated policies to, among others, stop separating couples who are both teachers. Appearing before the parliamentary committee on Education, Science and Technology, commission chairperson Jennifer Chiwela said it was regrettable that couples should be separated by rules of the profession, hence the need to review some policies. […]

Access Bank joins Thandiwe in Mphundu Trust case

ACCESS Bank Zambia Limited has joined former first lady Thandiwe Banda’s legal action to challenge the restriction on her up market Kabulonga-domiciled Mphundu Trust Limited apartments which was made by the government joint investigative wings. But Anti-Corruption Commission senior legal and prosecutions officer James Mataliro argued in court yesterday that Access Bank Zambia Limited’s interest […]

Minister can’t overrule PS, witness testifies in Dora’s case

A WITNESS in a case where former transport minister Dora Siliya is charged with two counts of abuse of authority of office has testified that a minister cannot overrule a permanent secretary on implementation of policy. In this case, Siliya, the Petauke Central member of parliament is in count one alleged to have directed the […]

HRC refutes inmates’ deaths at Mukobeko

THE Human Rights Commission says no inmate died at Mukobeko maximum prison as alleged by Kasempa MMD member of parliament Kabinga Pande. In a statement, Human Rights Commission chief information, education and training officer Samuel Kasankha stated that in line with its mandate, the commission conducted its own investigations to verify the truth and found […]

TIZ writes ACC over Kabimba, GBM clearance

TRANSPARENCY International Zambia has written to the ACC seeking clarification on the clearance of Wynter Kabimba and Geoffrey Mwamba of corruption-related allegations. In a letter to Anti Corruption Commission director general Roswin Wandi, TIZ has asked for, among other things, justification for the clearance of Kabimba who is justice minister and his defence counterpart, Mwamba. […]

Sata says he has ‘no brains’ because he’s ‘not a thief’

PRESIDENT Michael Sata says he has “no brains” because he is “not a thief”. And newly-appointed commerce deputy minister, Richwell Siamunene, who is also Sinazongwe UPND member of parliament says he would have been dead by now because some UPND officials threatened him for taking a minister to his constituency last week. But UPND deputy […]