Concentrate on development -Chief

    Senior Chief Nkula of the Bemba people in Chinsali District has called on Chiefs to concentrate on developing their chiefdoms unlike involving themselves in partisan politics.   Chief Nkula says getting involved in Politics makes traditional leaders irrelevant to the country's welfare.   He says any chief who engages in politics does NOT deserve

Civil servants warned

    Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya has cautioned civil servants against engaging in partisan politics.   Mr Chasaya says civil servants practising partisan politics will be dismissed.   He said this when he addressed management and staff at the University Teaching Hospital -UTH- after taking a familiarization tour of the hospital in Lusaka today.   During

BAZ backs 2018 Budget

    Bankers Association of Zambia -BAZ- Chief Executive Officer Leonard Mwanza has praised government's proposal to remove custom duty on the point of sale machines.   Mr. Mwanza says the move will help in promoting cashless transactions and general uptake of digital financial services.   He says digital finance will improve the availability of money

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago. The missile reached an altitude of about 770km (478 miles), travelling 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido, South Korea's military says. It flew higher and

TOURISM DAY PREPS START

The Ministry of Tourism and Arts has started preparations for the World Tourism Day that will be commemorated on September 27th under the theme, 'Sustainable Tourism Involves and Benefits All'.   In a statement made available to ZNBC News in Lusaka today, Ministry of Tourism and Arts Spokesperson, Sakabilo Kalembwe says the

LONDON DESIRES TRADE WITH ZAMBIA

Visiting Lord Mayor Alderman of London, Andrew Parmley says there is a lot of capacity for Zambia and Britain to continue developing their trade relationships. Dr Parmley says Britain will remain supportive of Zambia in many areas, such as the development of renewable energies, developing the copper industry and the continued

ERB INVESTIGATES MOUNT MERU FIRE

The Energy Regulation Board -ERB- has opened investigations into the fire that gutted Mount Meru Filling Station in Lusaka's Emmasdale area.   ERB Acting Director Consumer and Public Relations Fred Hang'andu says preliminary findings indicate there was no explosion on the cylinders as reported in the print media.   Mr. Hang'andu says action shall

Govt to invest in railway

    Minister of Transport Brian Mushimba says government will continue investing heavily into the country's railway sector.   Mr. Mushimba says Government has since started the process to recapitalize Zambia Railways and TAZARA to make the two firms competitive.   And Mr. Mushimba has urged the private sector to consider investing into the railway sector.   The

Four die in road accident

    Four people have died in a road accident which happened 35 kilometers away from Mkushi town on the Great North Road around 06:30hrs this morning.   Central Province Deputy Police Commissioner Diamond Likashi says three people, who include the two drivers of a Power Tools bus and a truck, died on the