SACCORD BEMOAN HIKED ZESCO TARIFFS

BY RUTH MUMBA Southern Africa Center for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Chembe has expressed disappointment with the approved 75 percent hike in electricity tariffs. In an interview with Komboni radio news, Mr. Chembe notes that the electricity tariff adjustment will only affect domestic consumers and not mining companies and other commercial […]

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RESIDENTS DEMAND FOR THE REDUCTION OF MEALIE MEAL PRICES IN VIEW OF THE ANNOUNCED BUMPER HARVEST

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA Lusaka residents say the projected Maize bumper harvest should translate into cheaper mealie meal price if it is to be appreciated. Speaking in an interview with Komboni radio news today, residents say the bumper harvest should not only remain in figures but should be felt by the people. They added that it […]

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69 CASES OF TYPHOID RECORDED IN MPIKA

The Ministry of health has confirmed that a total of 69 cases of Typhoid have been recorded in Mpika District in Muchinga province since 3rd May, 2017. In an a telephone interview with komboni radio news, ministry spokesperson Dr. Kennedy  Malama said the cases are coming from a compound called shangai and Other surrounding areas. […]

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KEITH MUKATA FINALLY CHARGED WITH MURDER

Police in Lusaka have finally charged Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata and his wife Charmine with murder. Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said the duo was jointly charged with murder yesterday contrary to Section 200 of Cap 87 0f the laws of Zambia. Mrs. Katongo added that the docket has since been pushed to […]

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MANDEVU WOMEN DEMAND FOR EMPOWERMENT FUNDS

Women in Mandevu compound have complained over the so much talked about women empowerment programs saying they are not accessing these funds. A trader only identified as Catherine said some people have been collecting money from marketeers on the pretext that they will be given soft loans under the presidential empowerment fund. Catherine added   that […]

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HARDWARE SHOP GUTTED IN KASAMA DESTROYING GOODS WORTH MILLIONS OF KWACHA

A hardware shop in the Central Business District of Kasama was yesterday gutted destroying goods worth millions of Kwachas. And a named eye witness narrated that he spotted smoke from the building at about 17:45 hours as he walked along the street housing the shop. He added that he immediately alerted other passerby’s about the state of […]

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POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AND RUBBER BULLETS IN ENNERDALE

Violence has flared in South Africa’s Ennerdale area and police have had to use teargas to disperse a protesting crowd. Motorists have been advised to avoid driving into Ennerdale as there were stones being thrown. Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the South African Police Service and JMPD were on scene to […]

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