Chama asks investigative wings to probe PF MPs dishing out moneyPF DEPUTY national chairperson Davies Chama says to avoid innuendos, investigative wings must move in and probe all members of parliament and ministers who have been dishing out money and making huge donations at public events. And Chama says ruling party members of parliament and Ministers who are using President Edgar Lungu’s name whenever they are dishing out cash are denting his name. On Tuesday, former health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya pledged to splash out K50,000 each to four markets in Mansa District from the Presidential Market Empowerment Fund. Dr Chilufya’s cash pledge, however, comes in the wake of a.......
Bravo HH, Nalumango is a good choice for VEEPTHE decision by UPND president Hakainde Hichilema to appoint party national chairperson Mutale Nalumango as vice-president is exciting, refreshing and comforting. We have several reasons why we feel this choice is good, and why we would encourage the UPND leadership to go ahead and pronounce her as the party’s running mate candidate ahead of the coming elections. 1. Mutale Nalumango is a woman: One of the best appointments that President Edgar Lungu has ever made since his election into office in 2015 is the appointment of a female Vice-President – Inonge Wina. Zambia has, for many years, suffered a deficiency.......
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Zambia using Israeli ICT tools to spy on citizens – ReportZAMBIA has been listed as one of seven African countries using ICT tools developed by Circles, an Israeli telecoms company, to spy on citizens’ phone calls and texts, among other communications. In a recent report titled “Running in Circles”, the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which investigates digital espionage against civil society and published on the africanarguments.org website, Zambia was found on a list of seven African countries that details how governments were using tools developed by the Israeli telecoms…….
Closing the loopholes on Tax Evasion and AvoidanceThe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)estimates that Africa loses USD 50 billion annually to tax evasion. In some place the figure is much higher; for example, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa places the figure at USD 100 billion annually. Tax evasion and avoidance pose a huge threat to development by widening the financing gap. Tax evasion involves taking illegal steps to avoid paying taxes, such as not declaring income. Tax avoidance on the other hand is....