The results of the Friday local government by- elections countrywide should not scare or move the Patriotic Front (PF) members because the dynamics are different from a general election, Chishimba Kambwili has said.
DEVELOPMENT Activist Barnabas Zulu has urged the government to make the business environment more favourable for small and medium enterprises in 2023 by dealing with factors that are affecting the business sector in the country.
ZAMBIA is in debt distress and urgently needs deep and comprehensive debt treatment and as a result, the World Bank has released US$100 million concessional credit its support for Macroeconomic Stability, Growth and Competitiveness Programme of the country.
A BUSINESSMAN in Solwezi, Mr Nathan Mulonga, has observed that government is not being sincere with the people of Zambia on increased electricity tariffs.
Mr Mulonga said this was because the failure to properly manage the energy sector would have a long term negative effect on businesses and on the economy.
THE Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has disclosed that there is a high level of professional misconduct in the health sector with some practitioners solely relying on internet sources like google for information on how to diagnose or treat patients.
A garden boy employed by a Chinese in Kitwe is on the run after allegedly stealing a pistol with 49 rounds of ammunition from his employer on Monday around 13:00 hours at Mable Flats in Riverside residential area.
By KALOBWE BWALYA
UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) Lusaka Province chairperson Obvious Mwaliteta has warned Zambia Must Prosper (ZMP) president Kelvin Bwalya against insulting President Hakainde Hichilema under the guise of freedom of speech.
Mr Mwaliteta said although Mr Bwalya, commonly known as KBF, was free to offer checks and balances to the new dawn administration, he should not use provocative language.
He condemned Mr Bwalya for what he termed as “vulgar and distasteful language” which he used against President Hichilema when he featured on a live programme on one of the local channels.
“His use of words such as irresponsible, liar, incompetent, circus referring to the President of the Republic of Zambia is in itself irresponsible, offensive and has the potential to ignite lawlessness, and we don't want and will not support that against our political adversaries, “Mwaliteta said.
He said although the UPND appreciated the excitement by opposition leaders on their newly found freedom of speech, this right be exercised responsibly while bearing in mind that President Hichilema had law abiding supporters whose patience should not be pushed too far.
“Who is a liar between a President who promised to employ 41,000 teachers and health workers and did so within a year of becoming President, and a person who woke up a Judge at night to sign dubious papers to usher in the most corrupt and reckless Government in the history of Zambia?” Mr Mwaliteta asked.
He said President Hichilema had since managed to end political violence and thuggery, compared to the PF that allegedly thrived on bloodletting, brutality, corruption and theft of public resources.
Mr Mwaliteta warned Mr Bwalya not throw stones when he lived in a glass house because the UPND would expose him.
“KBF should exercise his checks and balances with sobriety and maturity and we will not tolerate anyone insulting the President under the guise of freedom of speech, “he said.