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Sata appoints 2 more UPND MPs

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has appointed two more UPND members of parliament as deputy ministers. Meanwhile, re-elected PF Mpongwe member of parliament Gabriel Namulambe yesterday sat in the deputy ministers’ pew, showing that a ministerial position has been given to him. … read more »

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Mukanga warns absentee MPs

PARLIAMENTARY Chief Whip, Yamfwa Mukanga has warned members of parliament against staying away from proceedings in the House, saying doing so was an act of dishonesty. According to a letter dated February 27, 2013 and addressed to all members of … read more »

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Chipimo doubts PF’s capabilities in governance

National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo says he is doubtful whether the PF government would be able to improve in the governance system even if it was to double its revenue collection especially from the mines. Mr. Chipimo has … read more »

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MMD allocated K2.4 billion to the Office of the First Lady

Vice President Guy Scott has said that the Movement for Multiparty Democracy government had allocated K2.4 billion to the Office of the First Lady in 2010 but this was reduced to K1.4 billion in 2011. He wondered why people were … read more »

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MMD gives up on its MPs

The opposition MMD says it has decided to uphold the republican constitution and allow its members of parliament to serve in the Patriotic Front government. MMD Vice President for administration Brian Chituwo has told QFM News in an exclusive interview … read more »

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PARAPHRASING THE ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON THE NCC DRAFT CONSTITUTION Preamble

Let’s begin by agreeing that – the whole purpose of having a Constitution is for it to act as bedrock on which a democratic, fair and progressive society can be built. In our case [Zambia] –since such matters as: – … read more »

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ZAMBIA NEEDS A COMPREHENSIVE, TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE DEBT CONTRACTION LAW – SAYS JCTR

The issue of the K261 billion loan on mobile clinics from China has raised a lot of concern to organizations, political parties and the general Zambian public. This, says Sydney Mwansa (Programme Officer-Debt, Aid and Trade), arises from the fact … read more »

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Reject Draft Constitution

By Malama Katulwende The Catholic Bishops of Zambia have rejected the Draft Constitution prepared by the National Constitution Conference (NCC) citing, among other things, the composition of the NCC (which used its inbuilt majority to reject popular recommendations in favor … read more »

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