Lungu advised to reshuffle cabinet

By Maiko Zulu President Edgar Lungu will lose nothing if he dropped the majority of his Cabinet today because all has already been lost.Zambians have lost confidence in the government and are looking for renewed hope in their very existence. The 3 wings of government namely the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary do not give hope to ordinary citizens as they are now perceived as too for the protection and service of a few elitists in government and their inner circles.When your Minister of Justice and the person you hail…

Zambian lawyers, Accountants – wasted resource

By Friday Kashiwa In June this year I posted a similar article lamenting about our Zambian Professionals who have benefitted, educationally and professional wise, from the blood of our freedom fighters who fought to give us freedom and education. Rest in peace galant men and women who have passed on, you did your best. But the generation you died for liberating is the most useless generation – A WASTED GENERATION. RIP ordinarily would mean Rest In Peace. May I rephrase it to mean Rise If Possible.Rise please and come and…

Lungu fires Finance Minister Mwanakatwe

President Edgar Lungu has dropped Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe.The President has since nominated and appointed Bank of Zambia Deputy Governor – operations, Bwalya Ng’andu as the new Finance Minister.The appointment is with immediate effect.And the President has revoked the nomination of Mrs Mumbi Phiri as Member of Parliament.Dr. Ng’andu’s appointment is in exercise of the powers vested in President Lungu under Article 69(1) of the Constitution of Zambia.Dr. Ng’andu will be sworn in tomorrow at 09:00 hours.And in a letter addressed to Mrs. Mwanakatwe, the President thanked the Lusaka Central…

Lukangaba , High Court registrar Kafunda launch witch-hunt in courts

President Edgar Lungu’ Special Assistant for Legal Affairs Sukwana Lukangaba has tasked High Court Registrar Charles Kafunda to identify judicial staff giving data on his corrupt activists to the Watchdog. Lukangaba is accused of fiddling with court cases in which he has financial interests. Lukangaba receives money from people with pending court cases after promising them that they will receive favourable judgements since he, as presidential advisor, judges listen to him. Lukangaba has since created a cartel of judges where cases he has been bribed to ‘fix’ are channeled to…

Luo, Kapyongo, Siliya fight over deal to install CCTV at CBU

*At the centre of the fight is bribes from Chinese contractors Whle Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo insists that the Copperbelt University will only be opened after CCTV is installed at the university, she and her cabinet colleagues are cashing in over the transaction. With barely three days after Infrastructure Minister Ronald Chitotela was acquitted, another scandal involving Patriotic Front (PF) Ministers has been uncovered. The latest one involves Information Ministers Dora Siliya, her counterpart at Higher Education, Professor Nkandu Luo and Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo. The deal which…

Lungu drops Margaret Mwanakatwe

1,027 Views President Edgar Lungu has fired Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe and replaced her with Bank of Zambia Deputy Governor, Dr Bwalya Ng’andu. President Lungu has also nominated Dr Ng’andu to Parliament at the expense of Mumbi Phiri whose nomination has been revoked. In a Press Statement released by the President assistant for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe on July 14,  President Lungu  has  written to Mwanakatwe indicating that with immediate effect, her position as Minister of Finance has been terminated. And Dr Ng’andu is expected to be sworn…

Mwanakatwe was never the problem – Bwalya

July 15, 2019 | Filed under: Breaking News,Politics | Posted by: News Desk 225 Views Staunch UPND supporter and Kabushi Constituency aspiring candidate Anthony Bwalya has noted that Former Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe was never the problem in the fist place because the problems Zambians is facing were created by the entire Patriotic Front government. Bwalya, in reaction to the termination of Mwanakatwe’s services as Finance Minister on July 13 by President Lungu, says the biggest challenge Zambia has is lack of technical expertise and human resources to steer it…

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it had discovered two sets of bones under a stone slab that will be formally opened next week. The new discovery came after Vatican on Thursday pried open the tombs of two 19th-century German princesses in the cemetery of the Pontifical Teutonic College in hopes of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi. Orlandi’s family had…

There are 2 dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, but it's really only a 5 person race

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., , center, gestures towards former vice president Joe Biden, as Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talks, during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) More The field of Democratic presidential candidates all vying to unseat President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020 is historically massive. While there are 24 legitimate candidates, it is more or less a five-candidate race by all realistic measurements:…

PF MPs Vow Not To Vote For Constitution Amendment Bill

A number of PF MPs have vowed not to vote for the constitution amendment bill once it is presented in parliament by justice minister Given Lubinda. The MPs representing the larger ‘true greens’ within the PF claim that voting for the constitution amendment bill would be tantamount to making President Lungu a sole candidate at the up coming PF convention. ‘Voting for the constitution amendment bill would seal the fate for our beloved party as it would empower Edgar Lungu and mean going with him as candidate in the 2021…