When a plane has been involved in an accident, the first step taken is to undertake an investigation followed...
Oscar Chavula writes on his Facebook Wall: Knee jerk reactions all the time. Road Transport and Safety Agency...
When a plane has been involved in an accident, the first step taken is to undertake an investigation followed by recommendations to authorities. Let’s say an Ethiopian Airliner (God forbid) is involved in an accident, investigators will first seek to establish the following facts: what plane are we talking about? Is it an Airbus or […] Read more
Oscar Chavula writes on his Facebook Wall: Knee jerk reactions all the time. Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) introduced night driving bans with little or no research but hearsay. They throw around bans like candy with no due care or a conclusive investigation by a properly constituted body of professionals. All this is done […] Read more
By Kellys Kaunda The AU has just concluded its annual ordinary general meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu joined his counterparts from the continent to undertake the business of the continental body. This year’s theme was harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in the youth. During the meetings, elections of […] Read more
By Harry Kalaba As we prepare to enter the proverbial month (February) of Love and friendship, I am prompted to reflect on the subject of betrayal in African politics. I am inspired by the wisdom of an African proverb which says: “Those who dare to spit at the sky only manage to dirty their own […] Read more
By Kellys Kaunda From the latest bus accident, we might as well accept the fact that such accidents unfortunately are here to stay. It sounds like resigning to fate but how else can I put it when discussions around accidents and how to stop them from occurring and reoccurring keep doing the rounds in all […] Read more
By Kellys Kaunda God has been kind to Zambia. When her neighbors had no rains and no food, she could boast of abundant rains, a bumper harvest and even exported some of it. Roads were and continue to be constructed connecting various agricultural centers of the country. For some time, agricultural inputs would be distributed […] Read more
By Lewis Mwape As we commemorate this year’s Global Inequality week, Zambia Council for Social Development, (ZCSD) is concerned with the inequalities that exist in the health sector in Zambia. The primary objective of the health sector is to improve delivery of health services and enhance access to cost-effective quality health care. However, the attainment […] Read more
By Hakainde Hichilema In a country where it is increasingly clear there is no serious leadership and where now every calamity is being blamed on the UPND leadership, we feel duty bound to be giving guidance on various issues affecting the nation. We feel these are the issues that should be occupying any functioning government […] Read more
On August 1st 2016, 10 days before the general elections, President Edgar Lungu officially opened Mulungushi Textiles in Kabwe which was to employ 20,000 workers in five years. The initial labour force at the time of opening was said to be 2,500 workers. He announced that government would invest 15 million US dollars in revamping […] Read more
By Kellys Kaunda Just because one bank has fallen does not mean every bank has a problem or that most banks will be affected similarly. Secondly, it does not necessarily signal supervisory failure on the part of the Central Bank. If you recall, just after MMD assumed power, Zambia experienced the fall of Meridien BIAO […] Read more
By Kellys Kaunda It is expected that a debate will ensue questioning the President’s trip to Equatorial Guinea for the Africa and Arab Summit barely a week after his attendance of the summit on Climate Change in Morocco. At the center of the debate is the argument that at the time when the nation should […] Read more
By Fergus Cochrane-Dyet When I lived in Zambia ten years ago, I travelled with my family to many parts of this country’s national parks, marvelling at the wildlife and natural beauty. Returning to Lusaka this year as British High Commissioner, I have begun re-visiting these places, but I am sad to find that poaching is […] Read more
Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR), Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) and Caritas Zambia commend government for taking on board some civil society budget submissions. This was done specifically by putting in place austerity broad based social safe guards which include increased allocation to social sectors but also targeted social protection programs like the […] Read more
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