Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Look At Equitable Allocation of CDF [column]

Last week’s column looked at the challenges faced by rural constituencies in dealing with developmental activities compared to their counterparts in the urban setting. This time around, the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research presented a case study on the variables in resource allocation pertaining to Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the country and

PMRC Calls for Relaxed Laws On Business

THE Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) says there is need to review existing business licensing legislation to help harmonise processes and regulations in view of policies aimed at promoting private sector growth. PMRC executive director Michelle Morel said the Business Regulatory Act number three of 2014 need repealing and appealed to Government to review

After 54 Hours Delay, Chipolopolo Off to Cape Verde

Zambia’s Chipolopolo endured a 54 hour (two days and four hours) delay for their departure to Cape Verde where they will play the Atlantic Ocean islanders in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday. According to a preliminary programme released last week, the team was scheduled to leave at 18:00 hours on Sunday shortly

Plasma Thief Gets 3 Years

A NDOLA magistrate’s court has sentenced a 42-year-old man to three years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a plasma television. Magistrate Easton Kafunyi sentenced Kelvin Mbewe of 504 Twapia Township in Ndola to 36 months in jail with hard labour for burglary and theft. Mbewe and another accused person Martin Zulu, 43, on August

M’membe’s New K8 Billion ZRA Debt Brought to Light

Fred M’membe’s patronage of President Michael Sata has landed The Post Newspaper owner, a self styled moralist, at odd with some Patriotic Front loyalist who are taking the fight to expose underhand deals. M’membe has recently stood on a podium of clean business claiming he never sought favours from President Sata. The once respected Zambian

Zambian Woman, Mizinga Melu, Gets Top Barclays Executive Post

BARCLAYS Bank Africa Group has announced the appointment of Mizinga Melu as Chief Executive Officer of Africa Regional Management effective October 01, 2014. Commenting on the appointment, Barclays Bank Africa Group Chief Executive Officer Maria Ramos said, “I am excited that we are able to appoint someone with such breath of skills and experience into

2 Cholera Patients Discharged

TWO out of the three cholera patients admitted to Lukanga Clinic have been discharged. Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Ronald Sinyangwe said health personnel were working round the clock to ensure that no new cases were recorded. Mr Sinyangwe disclosed that as of Monday only one patient was still admitted to the cholera centre and

MMD Questions ECZ Over Last-Minute Electronic Voting [press release]

The following statement was published on the website of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy: MMD President Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba has categorically rejected the last-minute decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to use a pilot electronic system to transmit the Kasenengwa and Vubwi election results in Eastern Province. Dr. Mumba wondered why the

Kambwili to M’membe – Get Over Kabimba’s Dismissal

Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili has told Post Newspapers Editor Fred M’membe to accept that his plant in government Wynter Kabimba is gone and will not come back. Kambwili, who is part of the PF campaign team, said Kabimba was responsible for the dismissals of Given Lubinda and Stephen Masumba as ministers from government. He also