President Hichilema’s Efforts to Combat Food Shortages in Zambia.

Governance and Development Advocates Zambia says in the face of the challenging food situation that Zambia is currently experiencing, it is imperative to acknowledge and support the measures put in place by President Hakainde Hichilema and his administration. The Executive Director said government’s proactive stance in addressing the dire circumstances brought about by the driest agricultural season in decades is commendable. Mulenga said under President Hichilema’s leadership, the government has initiated several key strategies aimed at mitigating the impact of food shortages which includes Investing in Climate-Resilient Agriculture. He noted that the administration has been pivotal in introducing projects that bolster the resilience of smallholder farmers against climate variability and the promotion of drought-resistant crops and sustainable farming practices that are crucial for food security. Mulenga also commended the President on economic empowerment Programs: Recognizing the importance of economic stability, the government has launched initiatives to economically empower farmers, particularly focusing on women and youth, these programs are designed to enhance productivity and ensure a steady income for those at the frontline of our agricultural sector.Enhancing Agricultural Productivity. He said President Hichilema’s government has been instrumental in adopting innovative agricultural techniques and technologies which efforts are geared towards increasing the efficiency and output of our farms, thereby securing the nation’s food supply. He further touched on Sustainable Resource Management by noting that the administration has also emphasized the sustainable management of Zambia’s natural resources that includes the development of irrigation infrastructure and the efficient utilization of water resources, which are vital for maintaining crop yields. He noted the other important measures on Strengthening Early Warning Systems he said government has improved early warning systems for natural disasters, which is critical for preparing and protecting our communities from the adverse effects on food availability. Mr Mulenga noded that these measures reflect President Hichilema’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that every Zambian has access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. It is a testament to his dedication to safeguarding the nation’s food security and building a resilient Zambia. Mulenga says as citizens, it is our collective responsibility to support these initiatives and collaborate with the government in this fight against food scarcity. together, we can overcome the challenges and emerge stronger.
Read More

POLICE STATEMENT ON THE FORMER HEAD OF STATE IN KABWE, CENTRAL PROVINCE.

May 17, 2024 – Former head of state Edgar Chagwa Lungu was in Kabwe, Central Province where the Officer-In-Charge for Kasanda Police Station is alleged to have interrupted a meeting he was having with Bishop Clement Mulenga of Kabwe Dioceses at Stephen Luwisha Secondary School. Police officers in Kabwe were not formally notified about the visit of the sixth President in the province so that adequate measures could be put in place for his security. Police had reliable information that Mr. Lungu and his entourage where scheduled to address members of the public in two separate places within Kabwe District. Officers from Kasanda Police station, in whose jurisdiction the school is, went with the view of verifying what the meeting was all about not until it was later discovered that Mr. Lungu and his entourage were meeting the Bishop. They later left the district towards Lusaka and upon reaching Prospect Police security checkpoint, one of the motor vehicles in his convoy, a Ford Ranger bearing a foreign registration number B773 BHA disobeyed Police directives by not stopping at the checkpoint. The vehicle, which was being driven by Leonard Ng’andu, aged 29, of Makeni area in Lusaka, was later intercepted at Makombe area and sent back to Prospect Police station where the driver was charged with failure to obey Police officers’ directives, exceeding seating capacity and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. Police investigations revealed that the Ford Ranger came into Zambia on May 7, 2024 and was supposed to exit the country on May 6, 2024. The motor vehicle has been impounded while the driver has been released after paying admission of guilty fine. There was no raid at the Catholic Bishop’s office as alleged in the video which is circulating on social media platforms but officers went to the school for the purpose of inquires. Police in Central province acted proactively to prevent acts intended to disrupt public tranquility and peace in the Central Business District. We wish to remind the office of the sixth Republican President to always notify the Police for the sake of his security especially that he is a public figure who may attract public attention. Danny MwaleDeputy Police Public Relations Officer
Read More

ZESCO SECURES 5 CONVICTIONS, 49 ARRESTS, AND RECOVERS PROPERTY

Lusaka, 17 May 2024 – ZESCO Limited has in the week ending 17 May, recovered property valued at K 92,010, recorded 49 arrests and secured 5 convictions related to vandalism and theft of property.The total of 54 cases (arrests and convictions) recorded within the week, represents a slight decrease from the 59 cases reported the previous week. The total value of property lost was K828,255.47, down from K921,639.14 the week before. Notably, cases of vandalism dropped by 8%, with 42 incidents compared to 46 in the prior week. Additionally, five cases of attempted vandalism and seven other criminal incidents were recorded.Cases of InterestVandalism/Apprehension of Seven Suspects for Vandalism of a 11/04 50 KVA TransformerOn 14 May 2024, around 03:30 hours, ZESCO Security, acting on a tip-off, intercepted vandals in the act of damaging a PMT at Kimakolwe Primary School in Solwezi District. The swift response, in coordination with armed Zambia Police officers, led to the apprehension of one suspect at the scene. Subsequent investigations and a manhunt resulted in the arrest of seven suspects, who have been charged with vandalism and detained at Solwezi Central Police Station.On 15 May 2024, ongoing investigations into the Kimakolwe PMT vandalism led to the arrest of ten suspects in Solwezi for possession of property suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained. This operation revealed that the suspects had also vandalized the Mulemba Villa 50 KVA PMT on 29 April 2024. The team recovered sacks of copper pieces and assorted copper cables.Arrest of 11 Suspects for Possession of Stolen Property in MufuliraOn 09 May 2024, Mufulira Police Officers arrested two suspected vandals who provided information leading to the recovery of armoured wires in Kankoyo Township. Further operations by the security team resulted in the arrest of eight additional suspects connected to a series of vandalism cases in Mufulira District.Community Engagement and Future EffortsThe successful arrests and recovery of stolen property can be attributed to the quick action of security patrol teams and the positive response from community members. ZESCO continues to encourage public vigilance and cooperation to prevent and report criminal activities.ConvictionsIn a decisive ruling at the Lusaka High Court, Judge C. C. Zulu sentenced Amos Mastano Mutambo, aged 26, to ten years of imprisonment with hard labour for the vandalism of service cables. The conviction marks a significant victory for the Security Services, particularly the officers operating under the Lusaka East Zone of the Lusaka North Region.Mutambo admitted to vandalizing service cables at two key locations in Lusaka: Munali Boys Secondary School and Chainama Health College. His actions disrupted essential services, emphasizing the critical need for robust security measures.On May 9, 2024, the Ndola Subordinate Court convicted Peter Kalukanda (25) and Ernest Lazarus Kalukanda (62) of possessing property suspected of being stolen. The offence is contrary to Section 319(a) of the Penal Code of Zambia.The accused, who are residents of Ndola’s Pamodzi Site and Service, were found in possession of eight ZESCO earth rods during a routine search conducted by ZESCO security and Zambia Police officers on January 10, 2024. Further investigations revealed that Ernest Kalukanda, one of the accused, is a retired employee of ZESCO Limited.Both men pleaded not guilty, but after a trial that included five witnesses from the state, they were found guilty. They were sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labor, suspended for twelve months. The court also ordered the eight earth rods to be returned to ZESCO Limited.In a separate incident, on May 7, 2024, an unidentified male believed to be in his thirties was found electrocuted near a high-powered electrical pole in Lusaka’s Multi Facility Economical Zone. Preliminary investigations suggest the deceased was attempting to steal an earth wire when he was fatally electrocuted. The body was transported to the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary after being certified dead by medical personnel. The Woodlands Police Station is investigating the incident.ZESCO appreciates community vigilance and reporting of suspicious activity, as it helps build a safe and sustainable environment together. The Corporation remains vigilant in safeguarding its assets and ensuring a reliable electricity supply for all customers.Issued by ZESCO LIMITED MATONGO MAUMBI, COMPANY SPOKESPERSON
Read More

Government Calls for Interactive Relationship Between IBA and Stakeholders

Ministry of Information and Media Permanent Secretary, Thabo Kawana has observed that stakeholders view the Independent Broadcasting Authority – IBA as a punitive institution. Speaking during a familiarization at the IBA head office in Lusaka this morning, Mr. Kawana the mention of IBA unsettles stakeholders as because the regulatory authority, is only head when there is abrogation of the law by media institutions. He said it is important the IBA cultivates an interactive relationship with its stakeholders to encourage them to freely report their grievances and challenges as and when they arise. Mr. Kawana hoped that with the appointment of the new Director General, Government is keen on seeing the regulatory authority being taken to another level. The PS also pointed out that just like the IBA, Zambia Revenue Authority- ZRA bears the same tag of being a punitive institution which is out to punish business community. Mr. Kawana is of the view that for the business community to be tax complaint, there is need for interactive relationship between the authority and its customers. Mr. Kawana has however noted that the vibrant team at the IBA has so far represent government well. “We want the IBA to have interactive relationship with the stakeholders such that they must feel free to come to you and they must be happy when they hear that IBA has come to them. That is what we want to build. So this administration, the New Dawn Administration, the whole idea is to take the public offices to the people and make that people-public office interaction very visible,” noted Mr. Kawana.
Read More

HON MUTATI SAYS ICT SECTOR CONTRIBUTED 2.6% TO GDP IN 2023 THIRD QUARTER

Technology and Science Minister Hon. Felix Mutati has disclosed that the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector contributed 2.6 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in the third quarter of 2023. Mr. Mutati says the ICT sector grew by 5.1 percent which is similar to the growth rate recorded in the second quarter of the same year. The Minister says the massive investment done in the sector by government and the private sector has enhanced productivity and efficiency across other industries. Hon. Mutati said this last night on ZNBC TV1 when he addressed the nation on the eve of the 2024 Commemoration of the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day which falls today under the theme Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development. “This day reminds us of the critical role that Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play in driving economic growth and development. It is also a celebration of the continuous evolution that have reshaped the way we communicate, learn, work and live,” said Hon. Mutati. The Minister acknowledged the growth of the ICT sector saying it is beneficial to citizens. Hon. Mutati said in the past year, the country witnessed rapid growth in the ICT sector especially towards digital transformation. He said there has been an increase in the use of digital tools and platforms as businesses and individuals adapt to the changing landscape.“The Government of His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, remains committed to creating an enabling environment for the telecommunications and information industry to thrive. We shall continue to invest in the expansion of broadband infrastructure and support innovation in the sector. After all, evidence shows that Economic activity in the country has continued to grow as reflected by the positive increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2023,” he said.
Read More

LCC REGISTERS 900 COOPERATIVES IN EIGHT MONTHS

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has generated K252,000.00 in revenue from the registration of cooperatives between September 2023 and April 2024. In a statement this morning, LCC Public relations Manager Chola Mwamba said during this period, a total of 900 clubs from all 7 constituencies in Lusaka were successfully registered, with 860 receiving certificates to date. She said the breakdown of registered clubs by constituency is as follows: Kanyama (152), Chawama (146), Kabwata (58), Matero (58), Lusaka Central (50), Mandevu (70), and Munali (366). Ms. Mwamba noted that by registering these clubs, the Local Authority aims to empower vulnerable but viable groups by connecting them to various financing windows, including the recently increased Constituency Development Fund (CDF). She added that the registrations, which are ongoing, are being undertaken by the council’s Housing and Social Services Department in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act No. 2 of 2019. She explained that the registration fee for a cooperative is K280, with an annual renewal fee of K200. And Ms. Mwamba urged residents to take advantage of this opportunity to form clubs, as it is through such groups that economic development can be realized. She said by registering and formalizing their organizations, cooperatives can access vital resources and support to drive growth and prosperity.
Read More

IT IS HICHILEMA HOLDING ON TO PF THROUGH THE REGISTRAR OF SOCIETIES – M’MEMBE

….as he demands for the former ruling party to be given back to ECL and his team Lusaka… Friday, May 17, 2024 Socialist Party (SP) Leader Dr Fred M’membe has urged President Hakainde Hichilema and his administration to give the PF back to former president Edgar Lungu and his team saying the Head of State is the one holding on to PF and not Matero lawmaker Miles Sampa. And Dr M’membe has encouraged the PF to put in a lot of effort and sacrifice to claim their party back. In a statement, Dr M’membe said it is not in doubt that President Hichilema and the UPND have been working determinedly to destroy the PF. “It is no longer in doubt that Mr Hakainde Hichilema and the UPND have been working determinedly to destroy the PF. And they have not hidden their evil intentions. They have been brazen about it. The truth is, it is not Mr Miles Sampa, who is holding on to the PF. It’s Mr Hichilema through the Registrar of Societies. They planned things this way, and they would want to maintain the status quo and inconvenience the PF,” he said. “If indeed Mr Hichilema and the UPND are true democrats as they claim, let them ask themselves if destroying the PF is good for our multiparty democracy? How will the killing or destruction of PF benefit our democracy and the country? We have said it before that the competition in any multiparty political dispensation should be a contest to serve the masses and not annihilation like on a battlefield. It’s a pity that Mr Hichilema and the UPND are taking this political competition like it’s a matter of life and death for them”. He further called on stakeholders to come on board and save Zambia’s democracy by not allowing the UPND kill PF or any other political party in the country. “We urge all who cherish our multiparty democracy not to allow the UPND’s annihilation of the PF or any other political party in this country. And it doesn’t matter whether they hate the PF or like it. The fact is, whether good or bad, it’s not in the place of the UPND to kill the PF. They have no moral or legal right to do so,” he stated. “Let them give back the PF to its authentic leadership of Mr Edgar Lungu and his team. These are really the authentic leaders of the party and not Mr Sampa and his league. Let them allow the true leadership of the PF to participate in by-elections and mobilise their party. We need a strong and united PF to strengthen our democracy. Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar!”. The opposition leader described the ruling UPND as hungry hyenas on a carcass. “The PF must also put in a lot of effort and sacrifice to claim their party back. They must realise that we are dealing with a desperate and intolerant regime that is determined to expand authoritarianism. They’re like hungry hyenas on a carcass. They won’t let go easily, but with a lot of effort and pressure, it can be done. Let the PF live. Give it back to its authentic leaders,” said Dr M’membe. This is contained in a statement issued by SP Director Media, Brian Hapunda. 
Read More

PF faction SG Raphael Nakacinda jailed

The Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has convicted and sentenced PF faction Secretary General Raphael Nakacinda to 18 months imprisonment for accusing judges of having secret meetings with President Hakainde Hichilema.
Read More

Govt procuring Maize to address looming hunger situation

Government has reiterated that it is in the process of procuring 650,000 metric tonnes of maize to avert the looming hunger situation necessitated by the prolonged dry spell the country has experienced. Speaking during a familiarization tour of media facilities in Chirundu this morning, Information and Media Permanent Secretary, Thabo Kawana echoed President Hakainde Hichilema’s position, that no Zambian should go hungry and die of starvation hence the decision to procure the grain. Mr. Kawana also indicated that the private sector has been encouraged to come on board so that Government through the Food Reserve Agency- FRA can have enough maize stock to feed the nation in the midst of the prevailing national disaster as declared by President Hichilema. And Mr. Kawama has justified that government has diverted resources from other sectors such as infrastructure to deal with the hunger situation which he described as an emergency. “We have to feed the nation so resources have been rechanneled because we are dealing with an emergency. So most of the things that were supposed to happen, have been affected and among them is the infrastructure so that the focus should be on exactly what His Excellency, President Hakainde Hichilema stated that no Zambian should die of starvation and no Zambian should go hungry,” PS Kawama said. Meanwhile, Information and Media Permanent Secretary, Thabo Kawana bemoaned the poor infrastructure at the Chirundu Government Complex which he described as inhabitable. Mr. Kawana however assured that will bring the situation to the attention of the relevant authorities so that the complex can be worked on.
Read More
Govt procuring Maize to address looming hunger situation

A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPPING AN 81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

May 14, 2024 – A 24-year-old man of Shantumbu in Lusaka has been arrested for raping an 81-year-old woman. In a statement today, Police Deputy Public relations officer Danny Mwale said Maurice Chomba, who lives in the same neighbourhood with the elderly woman in Shantumbu area, is alleged to have entered her house on May 12, 2024 around 23:00 hours and raped the old woman therein. Mr. Mwale said police investigations indicate that he found the victim alone in the living room and later dragged her to her bedroom where he had carnal knowledge of her. Mr. Mwale stated the young man was caught in the act by the victim’s grandson aged 24. He said the suspect was apprehended and handed over to Police while the victim was rushed to the hospital. The Deputy Public relations officer noted the 84 year old woman’s condition is said to be unstable and the rapist is in custody waiting to be charged. And Mr. Mwale further revealed that a 7-year-old girl of Lusaka’s Chipata Overspill has been defiled by a 37-year-old man of the same area. He said police were informed that the mother noticed her daughter not walking properly and when interviewed, the victim revealed that a known man had canal knowledge of her in an unfinished house near to their house. Mr. Mwale explained that the incident happened on May 12, 2024 around 14:00 hours in Chipata Overspill. He said police officers rushed the victim to the Hospital and a manhunt was launched which led to the arrest of the suspect. Mr. Mwale noted that the victim is undergoing medical examinations while the suspect is detained in custody waiting to be charged.
Read More
A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPPING AN 81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

SPORT

JESSE WERE RETURNS TO ZESCO UNITED

ZESCO United has announced the return of the Kenyan International star striker and century goal top scorer Jesse Jackson Were…

Read More..

IT IS A FAIR RESULT-GRANT

GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM IN NEAR DEATH ENROUTE TO IVORY COAST

We will be on the Lookout for Intellectual Property Thieves, IG assures FAZ

NAPSA STARS BACK TO WINING WAYS

Stay Connected

Advertisement

Section

World News

Lifestyle

15 CHRISTMAS BABIES RECEIVES HAMPERS AT KAKOSO AND LUBENGELE CLINIC AND KONKOLA COPPER MINE HOSPITAL.

13 CHRISTMAS BABIES AT MATERO LEVEL ONE HOSPITAL RECEIVES HAMPERS.

ZAF COMMANDER HONORS FIRST INDIGENOUS COMMANDER ON HIS BIRTHDAY.

GOVERNMENT MUST QUICKLY GUIDE ON THE ISSUE OF SEX TOYS IN ZAMBIA-CARE FOR NATURE.

MOBILE MONEY BUSINESS WILL NOT FAIL- Madyenkunku

Entertainment

YESU – Pastor Leo’s latest video

ZAMBIA’S FIRST STATE OF ART AMUSEMENT PARK OFFICIALLY OPENED

GREEN BUFFALOES FEMALE BOXER PROMOTED

Business

UBA ZAMBIA CEO ANNOUNCES 35% SALARY INCREMENT FOR STAFF AHEAD OF THE LABOUR DAY CELEBRATIONS.

A 49 year old Ndola based businessman arrested for issuing cheques on an insufficiently funded account.

THE COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSION INSTITUTES AN INQUIRY INTO THE COMMERCIAL POULTRY INDUSTRY IN ZAMBIA.

WOMAN POOPOOS UNCEREMONIOUSLY CAUSING PANIC IN MAZABUKA.

ZCSA SEIZES 10 BALES OF USED UNDERGARMENTS IN LUSAKA VALUED AT K29, 000

ZAMBIA’S INTERNET CONNECTIVITY ON THE RISE AS GOVT MOVES IN TO ELIMINATE 2G 

About Ubuntu Channel

Entertainment

President Hichilema’s Efforts to Combat Food Shortages in Zambia.

POLICE STATEMENT ON THE FORMER HEAD OF STATE IN KABWE, CENTRAL PROVINCE.

ZESCO SECURES 5 CONVICTIONS, 49 ARRESTS, AND RECOVERS PROPERTY

Government Calls for Interactive Relationship Between IBA and Stakeholders

Health

ZAMMSA SEEKS IMPLEMENTATION OF SINGLE MEDICINES & MEDICAL SUPPLIES PROCURMENT SYSTEM

Lusaka, Tuesday 07 May 2024. – In an effort to ensure the unbroken supply of essential health commodities, the Zambia…

Read More..

BENYLIN WHICH ZAMRA AND NAFDAC CLAIMED TO BE TOXIC FOUND NOT TOXIC WHILE NAFDAC FAILS TO PRODUCE THE SAMPLES AND TEST RESULTS.

By Jerome kanyika Please find attached the laboratory analysis report for Benylin Paediatric Syrup, Batch 329304 (which has never been…

Read More..

ZAMMSA MOP-UP INITIATIVE POSITIVELY IMPACTS AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINES

    Lusaka, Friday 3rd May 2024.   The resolution by the Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) to…

Read More..

Masebo hails journalists for their massive contribution in promoting good health and wellbeing.

  HEALTH Minister Sylvia Masebo has hailed journalists for their massive contribution in promoting good health and wellbeing. Ms Masebo…

Read More..

UPDATE ON MR. RAINFORD KALABA’S CONDITION.

18th April,2024. Mr.Kalaba's condition has greatly improved and stable. He took his first meal today,his fully conscious and able to…

Read More..

Community

A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPPING AN 81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

POLICE GUN DOWN FOUR CRIMINALS IN LUSAKA.

A 67-YEAR-OLD RETIRED MAJOR FROM THE ZAMBIA ARMY ARRESTED FOR DEFILING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

wild Life

Fashion

Latest

President Hichilema’s Efforts to Combat Food Shortages in Zambia.

POLICE STATEMENT ON THE FORMER HEAD OF STATE IN KABWE, CENTRAL PROVINCE.

ZESCO SECURES 5 CONVICTIONS, 49 ARRESTS, AND RECOVERS PROPERTY

Government Calls for Interactive Relationship Between IBA and Stakeholders