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Kalusha pushing for FAZ life presidency, as Bonnetti earns K3.2m compensation

Kalusha pushing for FAZ life presidency, as Bonnetti earns K3.2m compensation

A scheme to make Kalusha Bwalya life president for the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is being planned ahead of the non elective Annual General Meeting at Mulungushi Rock of Authority tomorrow. Nchanga Rangers FC have proposed to amend the constitution so that only members that have served in the executive should be eligible to […]

Former ERB boss wants inquiry report on fuel publicised

By Butler Sitali (ERB director at time on inquiry). I have for a long time restrained myself from commenting on the Commission of Inquiry which was instituted to inquire into allegations of corruption in the procurement of fuel by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). In view of the comments attributed to Mr Wynter Kabimba SC […]

Kasama court frees UPND supporters

A Kasama Magistrate has acquitted two cadres from the United Party for National Development (UPND) that were accused of assaulting a girl and four other people during campaigns in the run-up to the January 20 presidential election. This is in a matter in which Christopher Malama and Fidel Chishomwa were charged with five counts of […]

Mmembe mad with Lungu dissolving Chikopa tribunal, but ZWD warned him

President Edgar Lungu, who saw nothing wrong with the Lovemore Chikopa tribunal as Justice Minister under late Micheal Sata has now dissolved the same tribunal that was set up to investigate Judges, Nigel Mutuna, and Charles Kajimanga. We warned Fred Mmembe, Wynter Kabimba, Mutembo Nchito and others when we first coined the word cartel that […]

There is no money for digital migration, Kambwili tells parliament

 Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has confirmed that the Zambian government has run out of money. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Mr. Kambwili who is also information Minister said the government has no money to facilitate for compulsory digital migration by June this year. He told parliament that only those along the line of rail”may” manage to […]

Chikwanda may resign or get fired over differences with Lungu on mining taxes

Ailing President Edgar Lungu sharply differed with Finance Minister Alexander of revisions on the mineral royalty taxes. Highly placed sources at the Ministry of Finance and State House have revealed that Chikwanda was against any revision to the controversial mineral royalties because the PF government was totally bankrupt and there were no other revenue measures. […]

Retirement age was another PF continuity with ‘donchi kubeba’- HH

OFFICIAL STATEMENT 26th March 2015 The decision by the PF government to stubbornly retain the retirement age at 65 years despite their promise to reverse it to 55 years once elected is another clear case of ‘continuity with donchi kubeba’ syndrome. The argument that they have no money to pay retirees at the moment is […]

Lungu embarks his medical trip to Asia

As earlier revealed by the Zambianwatchdog, ailing President Edgar Lungu last evening left the country for China where his main purpose is for treatment using medication not yet approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Just like late Michael Sata’s medical trips, Lungu’s trip has also been disguised as an official working visit where, according […]

KCM deregisters local suppliers

Management at Konkola copper mines (KCM) has deregistered most of the local suppliers of goods and services and replaced them with Indian and Chinese. The local suppliers have accused management of engaging other expatriates who have in turn terminated the suppliers’ contracts, a move which is feared will increase poverty levels in the small mining […]

No money for CBU students

The Bursaries Committee has no money to assist poor students at the Copperbelt University, the Watchdog has been informed. The next academic year starts on April 20, 2015. First year students are supposed to report at CBU but the Bursaries Committee has not even advertised for needy students to apply. Sources at the Bursaries Committee […]