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DEC says ‘Only Those With A License Can Cultivate Weed’

DEC says ‘Only Those With A License Can Cultivate Weed’

Lusaka, Friday 10th March, 2017-Following the statement made by the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs on medicinal cannabis to Parliament recently, the Commission has been receiving numerous queries from members of the public on whether his statement meant that cultivation of cannabis has been legalised in Zambia. We wish to clarify that cannabis cultivation is […]

Dora Siliya found wanting in the Malawi Parliamentary report over Maizegate

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Dora Siliya found wanting in the Malawi Parliamentary report over Maizegate

The Malawian Joint Committee of Parliament tasked to probe the Maize scandal has revealed that Zambia’s Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya flouted legal procedures when she instructed her Permanent Secretary to issue a Maize export permit of 50,000 metric tonnes to Transglobe Export Produce Ltd when the firm did not legally qualify. The Committee which tabled […]

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The Lisimba Commission of Inquiry is a Chinese Egg that will NOT Hatch!

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The Lisimba Commission of Inquiry is a Chinese Egg that will NOT Hatch!

By Brig Gen Godfrey Miyanda INTRODUCTION: My purpose in discussing the Commission of Inquiry led by the Honourable Mr Justice Munalula Lisimba is to express my personal views on what I have perceived as frequent populist pronouncements by the Executive that may prove costly and unproductive and may even contribute to further alienation of many […]

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Lusaka High Court Grants Injunction to Halt Nawakwi’s third term bid as FDD President

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Lusaka High Court Grants Injunction to Halt Nawakwi’s third term bid as FDD President

  FORUM for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi cannot go for a third term as party leader following the Lusaka High Court’s decision to grant an injunction restraining national secretary Nathan Mulonga from amending the party constitution to allow her seek term extension. In this case, chairman of the differently abled persons committee […]

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TAYALI SAYS PF HAS NO COORDINATED PLAN SORT OUT OUR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS BUT THEY HAVE A PLAN FOR THEMSELVES (CORRUPTION)

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TAYALI SAYS PF HAS NO COORDINATED PLAN SORT OUT OUR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS BUT THEY HAVE A PLAN FOR THEMSELVES (CORRUPTION)

TAYALI SAYS PF HAS NO COORDINATED PLAN SORT OUT OUR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS BUT THEY HAVE A PLAN FOR THEMSELVES (CORRUPTION) =========================== I have no hope in the current PF of President Edgar Lungu and his Godfather RB. I don’t think they deliver us from our economic difficulties, we should brace for more suffering while they […]

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Mr Hichilema and other UPND members in incarceration can ask for amnesty from Government-Lubinda

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Mr Hichilema and other UPND members in incarceration can ask for amnesty from Government-Lubinda

IT is up to Mr Hichilema and other UPND members in incarceration to ask for amnesty from Government if they really need it, whoever goes to justice must go with clean hands, minister of Justice Given Lubinda has said. Reacting to Green Party president Peter Sinkamba’s appeal for Mr Lubinda, in his capacity as minister […]

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Frank Bwalya finally starts the process to quit Priesthood

Controversial Catholic Priest Frank Bwalya has finally started the process of leaving the Holy Priesthood, the profession he attained after 7 years of training. In a long passionate statement, Mr Bwalya who is now Deputy Spokesman in the PF said he is taking the steps to leave priesthood after deep reflection. Mr Bwalya who took […]

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Police lock up Muvi TV offices, confiscates Komboni Radio transmitter

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Police lock up Muvi TV offices, confiscates Komboni Radio transmitter

  Uncompromising police officers in riot gear last evening stormed privately run Muvi TV and Komboni Radio and forced the broadcasting stations to switch off their transmitters. Around 19 Hours, police officers descended on the Muvi TV offices and asked all workers to vacate the premises and ensured that the station was switched off. Another […]

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MINISTER FORRIE TEMBO IMPLICATED IN MAIZE SMUGGLING, 21 TRUCKS IMPOUNDED ALONG MOZAMBIQUE BORDER

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MINISTER FORRIE TEMBO IMPLICATED IN MAIZE SMUGGLING, 21 TRUCKS IMPOUNDED ALONG MOZAMBIQUE BORDER

Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Forrie Raisi Tembo has been implicated in the smuggling of 21 trucks loaded with maize to Mozambique. Tembo is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nyimba. The Police, Zambia National Service and OP intercepted Tembo’s trucks last Thursday and are still detained at Nyimba police statio. Each of the […]

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Scott blames police’s failure to arrest violent PF cadres on political intrusion

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Scott blames police’s failure to arrest violent PF cadres on political intrusion

ACTING President Dr Guy Scott says political interference prevented police from acting on Intercity Bus Terminus cadres who ambushed a bus carrying PF delegates travelling to Kabwe for the general conference. And United Nations resident coordinator in Zambia, Janet Rogan, has noted the government’s commitment to ensuring a peaceful presidential election with a conducive atmosphere […]

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