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MSHANGA CALLS FOR THE REVIVAL OF INDUSTRIES IN THE REGION

Central Province Minister Sydney Mshanga has asked President Edgar Lungu to facilitate the re-opening of the Mulungushi Textile factory in Kabwe.

 

Mr. Mshanga who is also Bwacha Member of Parliament was speaking during the official opening of the central province investment forum and expo.

 

Meanwhile, Kabwe Chamber of commerce and industry president Christabel Ngongola- Reinke says the only way youth unemployment can be tackled is to create more industries.

 

14/10/2018   10:53

KAPIRI MPOSHI PUPIL DROWNS IN A DAM

Drunken grade eight pupil has drowned in a dam in kapiri Mposhi.

 

The deceased has been identified as 14 year old female Martha Chibwana of Soweto Compound.

 

The incident happened Friday 12th October 2018 in the afternoon whilst swimming with her friends.

 

Diniwe Nyendwa a concerned resident in that area called on the local leadership to ensure the dam claiming so many lives is secured.

 

14/10/2018   10:50

STRIKING COUNCIL WORKERS URGED TO GO BACK TO WORK

Zambia United Local Authorities workers union (ZULAWU) and the fire services union of Zambia (FIRESUZ) have called on their members to resume normal operations as government deals with the delayed salaries for local authorities.

 

This follows several meetings held with local government minister Vincent Mwale, local government service commissioners, ministry of finance permanent secretary in charge of budget and public service management division among others.

In a joint communiqué released to the media by ZULAWU general secretary Emmanuel Mwinsa and FIRESUZ secretary Clement Mulenga, the unions said the ministry of finance will source the remaining 50 percent to constitute 100 percent allocation of the local government equalization fund for August.

The meeting also resolved that the ministry of finance will start re-allocation of the fund for December 2017 which was not disbursed causing a one-month delay in salaries among others.

They also said the implementation of the centralized payroll system must be taken as a long-term measure to addressing late salaries to local authorities before the close of 2018.

The two unions have since pledged to closely monitor the implementation of the resolutions and will be giving their members progress reports.

 

 

23/09/18   13:50

KAPIRI CHURCH ELDER COMMITS SUICIDE OVER GIRLFRIEND

A Church Elder at a named Church in Kapiri Mposhi has allegedly committed suicide over a girl-friend by consuming Car battery acid.

 

The deceased has been identified as IAN SILAVWE, 45, a resident of Chikayeba area.

It is alleged that the late SILAVWE had before meeting his fate caught a woman believed to be his girlfriend red-handed with another man.

 

The emotionally troubled SILAVWE failed to cope up with what he had discovered thus resorting to drinking the said deadly chemical.

 

The incident occurred on Thursday, 30th August 2018 at an unspecified time.

He was rushed to the Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

 

His remains are lying in the Hospital mortuary awaiting burial.

 

Hospital sources and other impeccable sources confirmed the development in a statement to KNC news.

 

 

02/09/18   14:05

ZCTU URGES WORKERS TO BRACE THEMSELVES FOR AN IMMINENT WAGE FREEZE

The Zambia congress of trade unions-ZCTU-has warned public sector workers of a imminent wage freeze.

ZCTU president CHISHIMBA NKOLE says the wage freeze is likely to result from the country’s debt stock which he says is quickly turning into a national crisis.

Speaking during the opening of a three day communications strategy workshop for trade union leaders held at Kabwe’s GONDE Lodge this morning, MR NKOLE mentioned that it would be practically impossible for government to offer any salary increments to its workers.

MR. NKOLE has also urged workers in the country to prepare for harsher times following the introduction of new taxes citing the 30 ngwee tax for all internet calls.

He has on the other hand wondered how government intends to resolve the unemployment crisis when funds are not being used in sectors that can grow the economy.

Speaking earlier, ZCTU General Secretary COSMAS MUKUKA expressed concern at the failure by some employers and government officials to follow labour laws in a quest to bring about positive change.

 

 

29/08/18   14:55

TRIAL IN CHIBOMBO SCHOOL SODOMY CASE FAILS TO TAKE OFF IN THE KABWE MAGISTRATE’S COURT

Trial in the case in which a 36-year-old teacher of Chibombo is facing 16 charges of sodomy has failed to take off in the Kabwe Magistrate’s Court.

The accused Brian Kalonga between January 2017 and April 30, 2018 in Chibombo at Anchored Orphanage Community School, allegedly molested 16 pupils aged five and 18 years.

The matter was expected to take off yesterday for commencement of trial before Chisamba resident magistrate TREVOR KASANDA who is hearing the case in the gender based violence court.

Mr. KASANDA was not however in Kabwe as he was involved with other duties.

On August 14, Mr. KASANDA adjourned the case because KALONGA claimed he was sick and he could not stand in court.

He caused drama before the court as he insisted to lay down because he was sick yet a medical report from Kabwe Central Hospital stated that he was fine.

While groaning KALONGA insisted he was sick and he felt there was something in his stomach, claiming that at the hospital he was only examined in his head, ears and eyes.

Realizing that KALONGA was adamant and was not cooperating, Mr. KASANDA stood down the matter for 10 minutes at 10:52 hours.

 

 

28/08/18   15:27

MKUSHI MALE NURSE ALLEGEDLY RAPES PREGNANT WOMAN SEEKING ANTENATAL SERVICE

A male nurse in charge at Mkushi’s Chitina Rural Health Centre has been accused of raping a 31 year old pregnant mother who had gone to the centre to seek antenatal services.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on Wednesday last week.

 

 

27/08/18   15:57

Our staffer JOSEPH SIAMBIHI has details in the following report

PRESIDENT LUNGU PLEDGES TO TRANSFORM CHINGOLA TO ITS LOST GLORY

President Edgar Lungu says his dream is to transform Chingola so that it can retain its lost glory of being the cleanest Town in Zambia.

 

Speaking when he made brief stop at Chiwempala market yesterday, President Lungu said that his Government is committed to ensuring that the road projects are executed on time.

 

He said during campaigns, he promised the people of Chingola of working on roads and now his promise is being realized.

 

Mr. Lungu implored the two Members of Parliament CHALI CHILOMBO for Nchanga and MATTHEW NKHUWA for Chingola plus Chingola Mayor TITUS TEMBO to supervise the works to ensure that quality work is done.

 

 

He told the residents of Chingola to desist from bad vices such as quarry in the newly constructed roads or stealing cement during the project.

 

The President said the project is aimed to benefiting all Zambians.

President Edgar Lungu says he is ready for unconditional dialogue with the opposition.

 

President Lungu said he is ready to dialogue with the opposition, but says he will however not attend a dialogue that is characterized with conditions because it will defeat its intended purpose.

 

 

22/08/18   17:57

ESCALATING HIV PREVALENCE RATE AMONG YOUNG WOMEN DISTURBS GOVERNMENT

The Tropical Diseases Research Centre-TDRC- has expressed concern over the continued spread of HIV among young women despite the increase in access to treatment.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the determined, resilient, empowered,  aids free, mentored and safe-dreams decency survey in Kabwe today, TDRC Director Dr. Modest Mulenga disclosed that HIV prevalence among 20 to 24 year olds is four times higher among females, standing at 8.6  percent, against 2.1 percent for  males.

Dr. Mulenga says the statistics are disturbing, hence the move by the ministry of health to come up with programmes aimed at finding solutions.

 

 

13/08/18   16:45

A CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE HITS SOME PARTS OF MKUSHI

Access to clean and safe domestic water has continued to be a challenge for many communities, across the country.

 

The scarcity of the commodity has not spared Mkushi District where residents in FTC and Chitina areas have resorted to digging shallow wells in search of the commodity.

 

The affected residents have called for quick government intervention to help address the water blues.

 

10/08/18   13:39

 

THOUSANDS TURN UP FOR POLICE RECRUITMENT

Recruitment of police constables in Central Province has kicked off.

 

Thousands of applicants braved the cold morning weather to try their luck in the two day interviews currently in progress at the Zambia Correctional Services Mukobeko Maximum Facility.

 

The applicants are expected to be subjected to physical exercises which include running and aptitude tests.

 

A Knc news crew this morning found a long queue of applicants in Mukobeko, as early as 06 hours.

 

A total of 1000 candidates are to be recruited during the country-wide exercise which has attracted over 57,000 applications.

 

Central Province Police Commissioner, Joel Njase has assured the candidates and the members of the public that the exercise will be done in a transparent manner and that only the best candidates will be picked.

 

Meanwhile, government has been urged to tackle youth unemployment.

 

Richard Chella-a former Police and Prison Service commissioner who described the problem as volcano waiting to erupt, further challenged government to pay particular attention to the plight of the youth.

 

Commenting on the overwhelming response towards the on-going police recruitment, Chella observed that if the situation was not addressed, it could lead to upsurge of crime in future.

 

 

07/08/18   16:25

A FOUR MONTHS OLD KAPIRI BABY SURVIVES ATTACK BY A MYSTERIOUS BIRD IN A SUSPECTED WITCHCRAFT INCIDENT

A four months old baby was yesterday attacked by an eagle-like bird which attempted to airlift the infant in Kapiri Mposhi’s Lunchu Northpark.

The bizarre incident occurred around 14:00 just within Lunchu Cemetary location.

Mother to the baby, has explained to Knc news that she physically fought the bird with the help of other community members until she overpowered it and rescued her child.

The mysterious bird, which was suspected to be used in witchraft, was later burnt by the members of the community.

 

 

06/08/18      15:15

WORKERS ENGAGED TO CONSTRUCT GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE IN LUANO DEMAND SALARY ARREARS

Casual workers engaged to construct government infrastructure in the newly created Luano District have vowed never to report for work until they are paid their 3 months salary arrears.

Speaking through a representative George Chitwale the affected workers, who are engaged by Savenda Construction Company to build Luano Boarding School, bemoaned the many challenges, he and his colleagues have been subjected to, as a result of their employer not paying them on time.

When reached to comment on the matter, Savenda Construction Company Northern Regional Manager Felix Mwansa said the delayed payment of the workers is as a result of the financial constraints the construction firm is undergoing.

He has however assured that the workers shall be paid in due course.

 

 

06/08/18    14:31

HEALTH WORKERS IN KAPIRI MPOSHI ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED THEFT OF DRUGS AND MOSQUITO NETS

An undisclosed number of health workers at Kapiri Mposhi’s Chishinka Rural Health Centre of Mubofwe Ward have been arrested by police for alleged theft of drugs and mosquito nets.

And Kapiri Mposhi District Commissioner Mwiinde who disclosed the development to Knc news via telephone expressed disappointment that some government workers have continued pilfering resources meant for the public which he has described as retrogressive when government was working tirelessly to spread development to all corners of the country.

Commissioner Mwiinde could however not reveal the precise number of the apprehended medical officers for fear of jeopardizing investigations which have since been instituted.

Meanwhile, the said suspects whose names have been withheld are currently detained at Kapiri Mposhi main police station.

 

 

01/08/18   13:09

INADEQUATE WATER SOURCES IRK KAPIRI’S KATUKWE RESIDENTS

Residents of Kapiri Mposhi’s Katukwe have complained of persistent water challenges in the area.

Speaking on behalf of the community, Michelo Hamagwamba says residents are compelled to cover long distances in search of water, an instance he says has been challenging.

He has since pleaded with the relevant authorities to intervene in the matter.

 

 

25/07/18  17:22

ITEZHI TEZHI MAN HAS BEEN SHOT DEAD AT A FUNERAL HOUSE

A 64-year-old man of Mbila area in Chief Shezongo’s Chiefdom in Itezhi tezhi District has been shot dead at a funeral house.

 

Itezhi tezhi District Commissioner Hedrix Kiamana has confirmed the incident in an interview and identified the deceased as Fanwell Sinambili who he said was shot dead on Wednesday night, as he warmed himself before a fire at a funeral.

Kaimana said police were still investigating the matter.

 

The crime took place in Mbila area about 90 kilometres from Itezhi-tezhi Central, when an unknown person approached the people who were warming themselves around fire and directed his gun at the deceased.

 

He said the gunman left immediately after shooting the deceased is still at large.

 

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at Itezhi-tezhi District hospital awaiting burial.

 

Mbila area is notorious for gun shootings and several people have been appearing in court for possessing unlicensed guns.

 

25/07/18   25/07/18

 

CHIEF MUKONCHI EMPOWERS WOMENS GROUP

A Womens’ association in Kapiri has commended Chief Mukonchi for his commitment to empowering women with land.

 

Mulenge Womens’ Group Association Chairlady Doris Munhyanga has expressed happiness that the traditional leader has demonstrated genuine commitment to enable 15 women get empowered with land unlike in the past when access to land was a hustle for the women folk in his chiefdom.

 

Munhyanga has further urged other traditional leaders to take a leaf from Chief Mukonchi who has exhibited selfless leadership in order to see to it that the wellbeing of women is uplifted through various access to fundamental assets as well as life sustaining income generating projects.

 

In a statement availed to Knc news, The Mulenge Womens’ Association Chairlady is optimistic that by the year 2030 more women would have had access to land empowerment which comes with enormous advantages and benefits.

She added that with concerted and aggressive collaboration between the government line ministry and various stakeholders such as the traditional leadership who are the main key players, success is achievable.

 

Meanwhile, The Mulenge Womens’ Association has also thanked NGOCC for its financial and material support it has continued to receive through various initiatives.

Over 15 women in Mulenge area under Chief Mukonchi’s chiefdom have since been granted farm permits by the chief with a view to empowering them.

 

 

25/07/18    17:13

MKUSHI ROADS TO GET FACELIFT

Mkushi North Constituency Member of Parliament Doreen Mwape has disclosed that roads in her constituency will soon be rehabilitated.

 

This follows government’s contraction of about two hundred million United States dollars loan, aimed at constructing and repairing roads in the rural parts of the country.

 

Addressing community members in her area, Mwape stated that she has identified key roads that need urgent attention, and has since forwarded them to the relevant authority.

 

She is hopeful that once rehabilitated the roads will open up Mkushi town to economic development.

 

The MP has since advised Mkushi residents to always approach her office and present developmental ideas.

 

 

25/07/18     17:10

UNKNOWN KAPIRI MPOSHI MAN DEFILES A 6 YEAR OLD GIRL

A 6 year old girl of Kapiri Mposhi has allegedly been defiled by an unknown person who is currently at large.

 

The incident is reported to have occurred in Soweto ‘A’ Compound on Thursday between 17:00 and 18:00hours.

 

The minor is said to have sustained bruises and cuts on her private parts. Shortly after the incident, the victim was then rushed to Kapiri Mposhi Urban Hospital where the mother to the minor complained of not being given the urgent attention by medical staff.

 

The matter has however been reported to police. And mother to the victim Violet Chewe who lamented to Knc news has called on the police to intensify investigations so that the culprit is brought to book.

 

15/07/18    13:34

LUANSHYA RESIDENTS CONCERNED OVER NUMBER OF DRINKING PLACES

The increase in the number of beer drinking places in most townships in Luanshya has raised eyebrows among residents who are calling on the local authority to control the establishment of bars, taverns and shabeens in their communities.

 

Those spoken to by Knc news wondered why shabeens have been allowed to operate freely, in a Christian nation.

 

Others in Mpatamatu Township questioned the reasoning of council planning officers over the positioning of some bars and taverns; which they feel are too close to places of worship.

 

Meanwhile, some senior citizens have expressed worry at the levels of alcohol intake by women and children.

 

Other Luanshya residents have blamed authorities for failing to regulate operating hours for bars and taverns which has allowed unemployed women and youths to access alcohol at any time.

 

15/07/18  10:45

NDOLA CITY COUNCIL ACKNOWLEDGES FAILURE TO COLLECT GARBAGE IN MOST LOCALITIES

The Ndola City Council has admitted not having capacity to clear the piled up tonnes of garbage in most communities.

 

Pressure has been mounting on the incapacitated local authority over its irregular garbage collection; with some areas going for several months without the council clearing their designated dumping sites.

 

And in response to a query, Council Spokesperson, Tiliyenji

Mwanza told journalists in Ndola that considering challenges the local authority is facing in dealing with waste management, plans are underway to engage at least ten private companies to help with refuse collection.

 

Meanwhile, Ndola City council-NCC- has intensified its resolve to ensure prudent land administration and management, by engaging the patriotic front-PF-Party Leadership to stop illegal land allocations.

 

The PF Copperbelt region says it will not take kindly any individuals allocating or subdividing land in the city using the name of the party. Following the restoration of Ndola City Council’s Land Agency by The Ministry of Lands which had previously been suspended, the local authority has resolved to ensure prudent land administration.

 

Council management yesterday took a tour of Ndola Hill, Mishishi and Chibolele areas in the company of PF officials. Leading the delegation was Ndola City Mayor Amon Chisenga and PF Copperbelt Region Chairman Stephen Kainga as well as councilors.

 

However, on the outstanding matter pertaining to alleged encroachment of titled land plot number ln8841, a field verification by surveyors from NCC and Henan Gouji, indicated only seven structures were fully developed and a total of 308 plots beaconed.

 

However, the land audit conducted, revealed that 520 people made full payment, 480 people made part payment and 590 people, made no payment. In trying to find an amicable solution to this land dispute, Ndola City Council, has opted to settle the matter outside court and recommended to

 

Henan and Gouji Industry Group of Companies that the land be divided into two portions. The Council Department of Planning has further developed a resettlement layout plan with resized plots, covering 750 square meters each, leaving out more than 50 hectors for the housing project.

 

This is according to a statement issued to Knc news by Ndola City Council Public Relations Manager, Tilyenji Mwanza.

 

12/07/18   11:48  

LACK OF FUNDS DERAIL ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN KABWE

Parliament last evening heard that the contract for the up-grading of 32.6 kilometres township roads in Kabwe being undertaken by Asphalt Roads Zambia, is still on-going.

 

Local Government and Housing Minister Vincent Mwale told the house that Asphalt Roads Zambia has not abandoned the project, but that the contractor has just completed working on the lining of the drainages.

 

Mwale however disclosed that the contractor has been unable to continue with major activities such as earth works and surfacing works due to funding constraints. He said roads in Kabwe’s Katondo and Waya Compounds will be included in the approved variation order.

 

The Local Government Minister added that roads and housing infrastructure in both Chindwin and Kohima Barracks have been earmarked for refurbishment, once funds are made available. The Minister said major works in Kabwe will resume as soon as the funding situation improves, envisaged to be between the 4th quarter of 2018 and the 1st quarter of 2019. The Minister was responding to a question from Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube who wanted to know when roads in Kabwe will be repaired, like in other parts of the country.

 

Meanwhile, Kabwe Central Constituency Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube has charged that parastatal companies are performing poorly in terms of remittance of dividends and other finances due to failure by The Industrial Development Corporation-IDC- to effectively monitor and control of the parastatal institutions.

 

Ngulube told parliament that if the IDC was seriously monitoring the affairs of the said bodies, it would be hard for people to siphon and consequently affect innocent Zambians.

 

11/07/18   15:06

POLICE ARREST KAPIRI TEENAGER FOR ALLEGEDLY HAVING SEX WITH A SHE GOAT

A Kapiri Mposhi teenager has been caught pants down having sex with a goat. The suspect has been identified as male Kennedy Bwalya of Chikokoshi Area.

 

Bwalya was caught in the act with a she-goat by a vigilant community on Saturday night, something which is against the order of nature.

 

This bizarre act by the teenager angered the community which then dragged him to the police. Owner of the she goat Joseph Chilala reported the matter involving his farm worker to police.

 

The suspect has since been arrested by police and charged with bestiality and will appear in court soon.

 

10/07/18    12:56

A She Goat grazing

THREE HUNDRED SETTLERS IN KABWE’S WAYA WARD FACE DISPLACEMENT

More than 300 settlers in Kabwe Central Constituency’s Waya ward, are faced with displacement from the parcel of land they have occupied since time in memorial.

 

The settlers of Chilungu Area are seeking sanctuary from authorities, to guarantee their continued stay on the piece of land.

 

They alleged that some officers from the Kabwe Municipal Council have been frequenting the area with a mission to distribute some portions of land to would be developers. They made their lamentations during a community meeting attended by Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube.

 

Meanwhile, Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube encouraged the affected residents to remain patient as the matter is being addressed.

 

Kabwe Mayor Prince Chileshe could not be reached for a comment, as his mobile went unanswered.

 

10/07/18      12:30

KAPIRI PUPIL ALLEGEDLY COMMITS SUICIDE OVER SCHOOL FEES

A grade 7 pupil in Kapiri has allegedly committed suicide after being sent away from school for non-payment of fees.

 

The deceased has been identified as Benson Mwitwa aged 18 of Mafwasa Basic School. The late Mwitwa is reported to have ended his life by consuming a pesticide after he was allegedly barred from school for not paying school fees.

 

Jacob Kalela grandfather to the deceased reported the matter to police. And police confirmed the incident in a statement to Knc news.

 

The body of the deceased has since been buried.

 

05/07/18    13:46

TWO KAPIRI MEN TO SERVE SEVEN YEARS FOR STEALING CATTLE

The Kapiri Mposhi Magistrates’ Court has sentenced two men to seven years imprisonment for stealing 22 herds of cattle.

 

Before Kapiri Mposhi Resident Magistrate Obrine Katyamba were Marxson Moonde 49, a peasant farmer of Mpongwe District and Sydney Ngosa, 25, of Mkushi, a security guard , who stood charged with the offence of stock theft contrary to section 275 of the penal code chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

 

According to facts before court, the duo on 25th January 2018, did steal 22 herds of cattle consisting 11 cows and 11 calves valued at K 88, 000 from a kraal belonging to Vincent Phiri of Dunsea Farm in Mukonchi Area in Kapiri Mposhi District.

 

The said stolen herds of cattle were however later recovered. Earlier during trials, the now convicted duo denied the charge.

 

In mitigation Moonde pleaded with the court to exercise lenience on him saying he had five wives and 18 children who were dependent on him for survivor while Ngosa said he had a wife and child who would suffer if he was sent to jail.

 

But in passing judgment Magistrate Katyamba noted that the offence of stock theft had become dominant in Kapiri Mposhi adding that the offence was very serious as it deprived the owners of the animals their hard earned investment. Magistrate Katyamba then found the duo guilty and sentenced them 7 years imprisonment.  

 

05/07/18   13:29

ICOZ CALLS FOR UNITY AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS

Independent Churches of Zambia-ICOZ-Chairperson Bishop David Masupha has implored political leaders to embrace one another and unite for the development of the country.

 

Speaking to Knc news in commemoration of the heroes and unity day which falls today, Bishop Masupha says The Church would want to see a situation where political leaders forgo their differences and unite for the good of Zambia and its citizens.

 

He says warring attitudes will not help the country, hence the need for unity, which helped the forefathers attain the independence for the nation.

 

Meanwhile, Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes-SACCORD-Executive Director Boniface Chembe has asked parliament to take stock of the living heroes who fought in the independence struggle.

 

 

Cheembe has charged that the memories of the fallen heroes have seemingly been forgotten, making it difficult for Zambians to look back and appreciate the contributions of forefathers.

 

03/07/18   16:46

RUMOURS OF THE RESSURECTION OF A GIRL WHO WAS KILLED IN A TRAIN ACCIDENT STARTLES KABWE RESIDENTS

Scores of Bwacha Residents and surrounding areas yesterday trooped to Bwacha Police Station in anticipation to prove rumours that a girl that died in a train accident last year, had resurrected.

 

Earlier in the day, rumour went round that the 16-year-old girl who was a grade 10 pupil at Raphael Kombe Girls Secondary School and died after being hit by a Zambia Railways passenger train had allegedly come back to life, much to the amazement of the residents.

01/07/18  12:22

BANDITS STEAL 53 THOUSAND KWACHA AT MULUNGUSHI UNIVERSITY

Police in Kabwe are holding a security guard of Mulungushi University to assist with investigations into Sunday’s break-in at the university in which unknown people went away with K53, 110.

Central Province Police Chief Joel Njase who has confirmed the incident to Knc news further explains that police are since analysing a close circuit camera-CCTV footage which captured the act.

In another incident, police in Kabwe are holding a couple of Kapiri Mposhi’s Kakwelesa area for suspected murder of their three month old baby.

Central Province Police Commissioner Joel Njase says police will tomorrow dispatch a team of police officers and state pathologist to exhume the remains of the deceased baby in order to ascertain the cause of death.

Engineer Njase further explains that results of the postmortem will be availed to the public in due course.

 

 

26/06/18    11:14

RESUMPTION OF ROAD WORKS CHEER LUANSHYA RESIDENTS

The resumption of road repair works in some sections of Luanshya has excited the local leadership.

 

However, some residents have told Knc news that they would only be impressed with government once roads are completed; because the said repair works were long overdue.

 

And the Luanshya Municipal Council has acknowledged that road rehabilitation works have taken too long to complete, but assured residents that most access roads would be worked on through numerous government road projects such as the copperbelt-400.

Luanshya Mayor, Nathan Chanda has reassured residents that works would be done in phases and pleaded for patience.

 

 

Mayor Chanda has on the other hand thanked the PF government for allocating over 150 kilometres of road works to Luanshya.

 

26/06/18    12:11 

FIRE GUTS SHOPS AT NDOLA’S CHIFUBU MARKET

Owners of three shops at Chifubu Community Market in Ndola spent the weekend in shock after fire gutted their stores reducing property to ashes.

 

Market Chairman, Musonda Mushota explained to Knc news that the inferno started late Friday night from the electricity meter box in the wholesale store between the other two gutted buildings.

 

Mushota who spoke on behalf of the calamity struck shop owners explained that goods in the other two shops were retrieved in good time. But the wholesale store where the fire was ignited, suffered the heaviest damage of the accident.

 

The Chifubu Market Chairman, has since implored power utility firm, ZESCO Regional Office to send personnel to assess the electricity connections in the trading place.

 

 

He further urged shop owners to engage qualified electricians whenever they intend to make new connections to avoid recurring of such huge losses to fire.

 

26/06/18    11:12

AUTHORITIES IN KABWE URGED TO SUPPORT ATHLETICS

A concerned Kabwe resident Clement Katongo has asked the local leadership in the district to consider supporting athletics in the district.

 

Katongo a resident of Nakoli says there are talented young men and women who can perform well in athletics hence the need for support towards athletics.

 

He has asked leaders in Kabwe to support the initiative just like football.

 

He was speaking to Knc news in an interview.

 

26/06/18   11:10

TEACHER UNION CONDEMNS SEVERE BEATING OF A KABWE MINE SCHOOL PUPIL BY A TEACHER

The National Union for Public and Private Educators of Zambia-NUPPEZ- has condemned the severe beating of a 17 year old Kabwe Mine Secondary School pupil by a teacher.

 

It is reported that a teacher at the said school allegedly badly beat up the 17 year old girl for noise making.

 

But NUPPEZ General Secretary Nelson Mwale, who has described the incident as hostile, has cautioned teachers against inflicting injuries on learners on the pretext of instilling discipline.

 

 

He has called on the Kabwe District Education Board Secretary to intervene in the matter.

 

21/06/18   13:55

KAPIRI MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN UNCLEAR CIRCUMSTANCES

A 32 year old man of Kapiri Mposhi’s Riverside Area has committed suicide by allegedly consuming an insect side an unclear circumstance.

The deceased has been identified as Solomon Yamba.

 

Yamba was found dead in his bedroom where he had locked himself prior to his death.

Father to the deceased Winnel Yamba confirmed the incident to a Knc news crew which visited the funeral house. 

 

The deceased has since been buried.

 

Meanwhile, other investigations by Knc news have revealed that the deceased had earlier been embroiled in a physical fight with his niece over unclear reasons, which could have led to the commission of suicide.

 

 

Cousin to the deceased Mirriam Nayame has expressed shock at the incident.

 

 

20/06/18    18:01

THE ZAMBIA POLICE SERVICE REITERATES WAR AGAINST NOTORIOUS GANGS

The Zambia Police Service has reiterated its resolve to crack down on notorious gangs that are terrorizing citizens in some parts of the country.

Speaking when she featured on a special live programme on Knc radio , police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police are not aware of the notorious 70 niggaz gang reportedly terrorizing Kabwe residents.

 

KATONGO has however stated that the law enforcement agency is doing everything possible to bring to book all the gangs that have been attacking and instilling fear in innocent citizens.

 

14/06/18     15:08

SATA RE-JOINES THE PATRIOTIC FRONT

Barely a month after ditching the opposition UPND, former State House Deputy Minister Mulenga Sata has in a dramatic turn of events, re-joined the ruling Patriotic Front.

Sata, who has also declared interest to contest the Mayoral Position would not give reasons for his decision but only likened himself to the biblical prodigal son who returned to his father after wandering in the wilderness.

In welcoming Sata, Patriotic Front Secretary General Davis Mwila stated that the ruling party is ready to embrace all members that had left and that it is ready for all up-coming by elections.

 

Meanwhile, the opposition UPND in Kabwe has described as Sata as a true turn coat and shameless politician who has nothing to offer.

 

14/06/18       15:04

KASALAMAKANGA HEALTH POST IN NEED OF STAFF

Mkushi’s Chibefwe Ward Councillor Gershom Musonda has asked the Ministry of Health to send staff to Kasalamakanga Health Post.

 

The civic leader says the constructed clinic once operational will cut off the long distance the community currently covers in search of medical care.

 

 

He says delay by government to send officers will lead to vandalism of the highly cost infrastructure.

 

13/06/18   14:27

BWANA MKUBWA BLACKLISTS TRIPLE V

Ndola’s Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda has said that Triple V, a local contractor who has failed to complete construction of the new market at Old Mushili for over 2 years, is the worst nightmare for the poor marketeers.

 

Dr Chanda was speaking when he addressed protesting aggrieved Mushili Marketeers led by their Market Chairman Rodgers Mataka.

 

The marketeers are appealing to government to terminate the K14 million market construction contract with Triple V and award it to a more competent contractor.

 

Dr Chanda further disclosed that the contractor has been paid in excess of the 30% works they have done.

 

 

He also said the Lusaka-based contractor has displayed arrogance and negative attitude towards Ndola City Council, himself as MP and marketeers.

 

13/06/18      14:18

CHIEF MUKONCHI BEMOANS ILLEGAL MINING AT KAMANGA MANGANESE MINE

Chief Mukonchi of the Swaka Speaking people has called on the police command in central province to deploy officers to Kamanga Manganese Mine, to curb illegal mining.

 

The traditional ruler has meanwhile, stated that the mine in question belongs to a chinese investor, who possesses the mining rights.

 

 

Chief Mukonchi who is also Chairperson of the Central Province Chiefs Council has in an exclusive interview with Knc news advised a named media house which he has accused of having reported the matter inaccurately to feel free to travel to his palace for clarification purposes.

 

12/06/18  15:37

ZPPA CLEARS KABWE COUNCIL OF ALLEGATIONS

The Zambia Procurement Authority has cleared the Kabwe Municipal Council of allegations that they did not follow the correct tender procedure when engaging Nshinda Debt Collectors.

 

This follows investigations by ZPPA under section 6 of the public procurement act, after a complaint submitted by Member of Parliament for Kabwe Central Tutwa Ngulube that the local authority engaged Nshinda Debt Collectors contrary to the public procurement act.

It was alleged that the procurement of Nshinda Debt Collectors was above the local authorities limit of a threshold of K500, 000.

 

ZPPA carried out investigations and has since cleared Kabwe Municipal Council over the allegations.

 

This is according to a statement made available to Knc news by Kabwe Municipal Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Mumba Mafwenko.

 

Mafwenko states that according to the contract signed between Kabwe Municipal Council and Nshinda Debt Collectors limited availed to ZPPA, the debt collectors were entitled to a 10% commission on all monies collectors.

 

 

She says Kabwe Municipal Council is owed about K10 million in unpaid property rates. The council has been cited in successive reports of auditor general to be failing to collect what is due.

 

07/06/18  15:20 

POLICE ARREST SIX PEOPLE FOR VANDALISING KAPIRI MPOSHI’S CHIBWE RURAL HEALTH CENTRE

Six people have been arrested for vandalising Kapiri Mposhi’s Chibwe Rural Health Centre, in Kakwelesa Ward.

 

Both police sources and Area Councilor Benny Chiboni confirmed the development to Knc news.

 

Councillor Chiboni says the incident happened after some individuals whilst returning from a drinking spree picked- up a fight which saw one of the defeated individuals seek refuge at the local clinic, an act which resulted in the assailants smashing the health facilities window panes.

 

The civic leader says the offenders have been apprehended by police and are currently in police custody.

 

 

He has since warned members of the public to desist from vandalism adding that the existing facilities are meant to give a service to the general public.

 

06/06/18   14:57

NAMED KAPIRI MPOSHI HEADMAN ALLEGEDLY SLEEPING WITH HIS BIOLOGICAL SISTER

A named Kapiri Mposhi Village Headman is reportedly having a sexual affair with his blood sister.

The revelations have saddened Kakwelesa Ward Councilor Benny Chiboni who has described the act as disturbing.

Chiboni, who is also a community based gender based violence advocate has told Knc news that he is concerned with the widespread  cases of incest in his area and has pledged to put up measures aimed at stopping the disgraceful acts.

 

He has warned of stern action against the headman for allegedly committing a criminal offense.

 

05/06/18    13:09

KAWASAKI RESIDENTS APPEAL FOR SCHOOL

Some concerned parents in Kabwe’s Kawasaki Area have asked government to consider constructing a school in the area owing to the long distance covered by pupils in accessing education.

The parents talked to by Knc news noted that it is inconveniencing to always escort their children to school because of the reported attacks children encounter when tripping to and from school.

 

They have since implored government to intervene in the matter as soon as possible.

 

05/06/18     12:24

KABWE COUNCIL’S DEFIANCE OF COURT ORDER DISTURBS TUTWA NGULUBE

Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube says he is deeply disturbed by alleged impunity being exhibited by Senior Kabwe Municipal Council Officers, with regards legal matters.

Ngulube says he will have no option but to commence contempt proceedings against the local authority and its legal team, for defying the court of appeal’s order to halt the construction of Kabwe’s Tushane Bus Station.

He was speaking to journalists in Kabwe after discovering that civil works have continued at the Kabwe Municipal Council’s Project despite the court order.

Meanwhile, Ngulube says he will continue working closely with the electorates in Kabwe in the area of cleanliness and hygiene in line with the make Zambia clean green and campaign launched by Republican President Edgar Lungu last weekend.

 

He sounded the remarks when he led community members in Kabwe’s Kalonga Ward in cleaning the environment. The community in Kalonga are delighted with the cleaning programme being spearheaded by their leader.

 

2/06/18   14:23

MUCHINGA PEO's DEMANDS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS CONDEMNED

More stakeholders have continued to condemn the move by the Muchinga Provincial Education Officer-PEO-to demand contributions from teachers for the purchase of two buses for her office.

The latest to criticize the decision is National Action for Quality Education in Zambia Executive Director Aaron Chansa, who has described the move as divisive.

Chansa has meanwhile condemned the Teacher Union Leaders in Muchinga Province for allegedly abandoning their members by failing to protect them from abuse.

He has further asked General Education Minister David Mabumba to intervene in the matter.

 

When contacted for a comment, General Education Minister David Mabumba says he has spoken to the accused Provincial education Officer who has admitted having asked the teachers to contribute for the buses, but that the request was agreed upon by the tutors.

 

Mabumba has however disclosed that he is yet to visit the Provincial Education Office to ascertain what transpired.

 

01/06/18  10:38

HIGH CRIME LEVELS AMONG WORRIES CHIEF KAUNDULA

Chief Kaundula of Luano has appealed to government to construct a police post in his chiefdom to curb crimes activities.

The chief made the appeal to Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga, when he visited his palace.

The chief said that his subjects were living in fear because most thieves were taking advantages of the absence of a police post.

 

Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga has since assured the chief that government will soon construct a police post in the Kaundula using constituency development fund, to reduce crime levels.

 

01/06/18    10:12

KABWE WARRIORS HELD TO A GOAL-LESS DRAW BY VISITING NAPSA STARS

Magnificent Kabwe Warriors Football Club have been held to a goalless draw by visiting Napsa Stars.

The draw has seen the two sides sharing points with the railway men amassing 25 points while Napsa Stars has 7 points.

In an early derby, the Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy outshined Lumwana Radiants whom they walloped 2 goals to nil.

 

Warriors travel to Monze on Saturday where they will face new league entrants New Monze Swallows.

 

30/05/18       20:00

POLICE ARREST KABWE MAN FOR ALLEGEDLY MURDERING HIS SISTER OVER NSHIMA

Police in Kabwe have arrested a 28-year-old man for the murder of his sister over nshima.

Central Province Police Commissioner, Joel Njase, has confirmed the arrest in an interview with Knc news today.

Commissioner Njase identified the suspect as Gill Bwalya aged 28 of Sausande Village in Mukonchi Chiefdom of Kapiri Mposhi District.

He says the suspect killed his sister identified as Jessy Chaleka aged 26 of the same abode using kicks and fists on Saturday around 10:00 hours after a quarrel over nshima.

 

He added that the assailant will soon appear in court while the deceased has since been buried.

 

30/05/18      19:37

MEN TO BLAME FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE BY WOMEN

Former MMD Chibwelelo Ward Councilor Dorothy Mambwe has blamed men in the habit of introducing their partners to beer for the high levels of alcohol consumption among Zambian women.

Mambwe has urged government to formulate a robust sustainable empowerment programme besides the formulation of the national alcohol policy, to curtail excessive alcohol intake by women.

Commenting on the recent World Health Organisation report which has ranked Zambian women as the highest consumers of alcohol in the world, Mambwe says most Zambian men have a tendency of introducing their spouses to alcohol, which she says makes it difficult for the young ladies to refrain from drinking habits.

In a statement availed to Knc news, Mambwe, who is also Kapiri Mposhi 2016 MMD losing parliamentary candidate, has also noted that another factor leading to bad drinking habits among women in today’s generation is failure to uphold traditional values which has led to erosion of good morals in society.

She has observed that beer drinking is a recipe for gender based violence which has continued to affect couples in the country.

 

Mambwe has since called for concerted efforts from various stakeholders to help address the social ill especially among women.

 

30/05/18   16:31

KAPIRI MPOSHI WOMAN STABS HUSBAND FOLLOWING A MISUNDERSTANDING

A 21- year- old woman of Kapiri Mposhi is in police custody for allegedly stabbing her husband.

 

The woman, identified as Marvy Kasumba of Soweto ‘A’ Compound is alleged to have stabbed her husband, Derrick Nkongama aged 28 with a knife, following a marital dispute.

 

But the victim who did not want to report the matter to the police is said to be defending his wife, saying she only used a breakable plate and not a knife as reported.

 

30/05/18   15:59

GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL ENDEAVOUR TO PROVIDE CLEAN WATER TO ITS CITIZENRY

The Minister of Water Development and Sanitation Dennis Wanchinga says the ministry has embarked on a program meant to check on water projects across the country.

The Minister revealed that so far Copperbelt and Luapula provinces have been covered.

 

He was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Felix Mang’wato in kabwe.

 

29/05/18   16:56

KAPIRI MPOSHI WOMAN DIES AT HER BOYFRIEND’S HOUSE FOLLOWING A DRINKING SPREE

A 22- year- old Kapiri Mposhi woman has allegedly died at her boyfriend’s house following a drinking spree.

The deceased has been identified as memory Mwape of Kawama Township.

It is reported that the deceased had gone partying with her boyfriend the previous night.

The deceased’s body was pronounced dead upon arrival at the district hospital.

 

Hospital authorities confirmed the development in a statement to Knc news.           

 

27/05/18   12:06 

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THEFT CASE INVOLVING A KAPIRI MPOSHI PATRIOTIC FRONT OFFICIAL ADJOURNED TO 7TH JUNE

The matter in which Kapiri Mposhi District Patriotic Front Vice Youth Chairperson Chikalawa Zulu who is facing charges of malicious damage, theft and three counts for altering a false document has been adjourned to 6th and 7th June for continuation of trial.

This is in a matter in which 28 year-old Zulu is being prosecuted for stealing 28 rail slippers belonging to Zambia Railways Limited.

Also appearing before Kapiri Mposhi Resident Magistrate Obrien Katyamba in the same matter were Gillan Kabwe aged 38, a businessmen and Peter Mwabilwa, an engineer at Zambia Railways Limited.

Particulars before court were that between April 23 and 24, 2018, Zulu, Kabwe and Mwabilwa; jointly and whilst acting together, allegedly did steal 28 rail slippers the property of Zambia Railways Limited contrary to the laws of Zambia.

The value of the Zambia Railways Limited rail slippers believed to have been stolen is K40, 720. 

All the three men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

When the matter came up for continued trials, defence lawyer, Jeremiah Sinkende from a Kabwe based legal firm Kabesha and Company sought indulgence from the court to accord him ample time to enable him peruse through the case record.

Sinkende argued that the charges appearing on the indictment were defective thereby making it difficult for him to defend his client.

He stated that his clients were disputing the value of the 28 rail slippers that are alleged to have been stolen, adding that there is need to attach value of the rails in terms of measurements.

Sinkende further contended that the manner in which the charges were framed up on the indictment had the potential to put him in an awkward position to adequately represent his clients.

However state prosecutor Michael Sakala objected to the application by defence lawyer indicating that the charges had been rightly framed and that the case had reached an advanced stage considering that five state witnesses had already testified in the matter.

But defence lawyer Sinkende disagreed with Sakala’s position on the matter, stressing that his clients had the constitutional right to be adequately represented.

Resident Magistrate Katyamba however quashed one charge of altering a false document, which will now see the accused persons face four charges, namely malicious damage, theft and two counts of altering false  documents.

 

The matter has since been adjourned to 6th and 7th June, 2018 for continued trials. 

 

26/05/18  14:53

 

 

GOVERNMENT LIFTS BAN ON KABWE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL’S LAND AGENCY

Government has with immediate effect lifted the ban imposed on the land agency for the Kabwe Municipal Council.

In June last year, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata slapped an indefinite ban on Kabwe Municipal Council’s Land Agency, due to malpractices in land administration.

But, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata has in a letter dated 24nd May, 2018 addressed to Kabwe Town Clerk Ronald Daka and copied to Knc news revealed that an appeal by the local authority to have its land agency restored had been considered positively.

The Minister has meanwhile warned Kabwe Municipal Council to abide by the guidelines provided by the ministry, failure to which she will not hesitate the revoke the agency.

Kabwe Town Clerk Ronald Daka confirmed the lift of the ban on Kabwe Municipal Council’s land agency in a telephone interview with Knc news, last night.

Meanwhile, the Kabwe Chamber of Commerce and Industry is elated by the restoration of the land agency to Kabwe Municipal Council.

Association’s President Christabel Ngongola who has in a statement to Knc news congratulated the local authority on the restoration of their land tenure urged the authority to immediately get on track to deliver the much needed development.

 

25/08/18   11:33

 

 

KAPIRI MPOSHI GIRL ALLEGEDLY DEFILED BY A 30 –YEAR- OLD MAN

A 7 –year- old girl of Kapiri Mposhi has allegedly been defiled by a 30 –year- old man.

The perpetrator has been identified as male Kalikayi Takayiza of no fixed abode whereas the victim whose names have been withheld is of Chisengaman’ga Area.

The defilement incident occurred yesterday 23rd May, mid-morning as the minor who is a grade 3 pupil was heading to Chisengamang’a Primary School. 

Police have since arrested the suspect in connection with the said subject offence.

Police has confirmed the incident to Knc news in a statement.

 

Meanwhile, the disturbed community of Chisengaman’ga has described the alleged act by the perpetrator, as barbaric and un-Zambian.

 

24/05/18  20:04 

HIGH COST OF RESIDENTIAL PLOTS WORRIES LUANO RESIDENT

A concerned resident of Luano has bemoaned the high prices at which residential plots are being sold in the district.

 

The concerned resident only identified as Mark tells Knc that the price at which the plots are selling is exorbitant, making it difficult for locals to acquire land.

 

He has wondered why the local authority has pegged the prices so high adding that the move will make it difficult for the newly created district to develop.

 

23/05/18    20:55

KAPIRI RESIDENTS FOUL RAPE ATTEMPT

An instant justice mob in Kapiri Mposhi’s Soweto B’ section on Monday evening pounced on a 25 year- old man who is alleged to have attempted to rape a 45- year- old suspected drunken woman of the same vicinity.

The aggrieved mob led by area branch Chairperson Lawrence Sichamba is reported to have descended on the man identified as Borniface Chisanga whom they surrounded after he was allegedly found in possession of the victim’s skirt.

Soweto B’ Compound Branch Chairperson Lawrence Sichamba who was at the scene also expressed disappointment with the careless drinking habits by most women who are ending up risking their lives. 

 

Meanwhile, the suspect who claimed to be the cousin to the woman could not however give the disturbed community a convincing statement as to why he was having the woman’s skirt thereby forcing community members to drag him to Tazara police station together with the drunken woman.

 

23/05/18  20:45

GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR CONCERTED EFFORTS TOWARDS THE SUCCESSFUL HOSTING OF THE CENTRAL PROVINCE EXPO

Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga  has called on the private sector in the province to get involved in the preparation for the Central Province investment expo to be graced by Republican President Edgar Lungu in October.

The Provincial Minister says there is need for concerted efforts towards the successful hosting of The Investment Expo.

Mushanga who is also Bwacha Member of Parliament was speaking in Kabwe during a breakfast meeting with the business community, at Tuskers Hotel.

 

Speaking earlier at the same event Kabwe Chamber of Commerce and Industry-KCCI President Christabel Ngongola said there was need for the land agency for Kabwe Municipal Council to be lifted in order to achieve the investment expo.

Meanwhile, the UPND in Central Province has doubted Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe’s ability to effectively coordinate activities leading to the successful hosting of the provincial investment expo slated for October.

UPND Central Province Youth Chairperson Milner Mwanakampwe who accused the Central Province PS of working more on party lines, advised him to consider following the set guidelines, for the civil service.

 

Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe was not available to comment on the matter, as he was said to be attending a meeting.

 

23/05/18   20:42

KAPIRI WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AND MURDER AFTER BEING CAUTIONED OVER HER DRINKING HABIT

A Kapiri Mposhi woman in her twenties has attempted to commit suicide and to also kill two of her biological children after being scolded by her mother over her behavior of excessive alcohol abuse.     

The woman identified as Barbara Chibale of Soweto ‘A’ Section Compound tried to cut short her life and that of her two children by attempting to give them a poisonous chemical locally known as logo.

Just as she was about to carry out her plans, her mother intervened by rescuing the two minors.

The incident which happened yesterday at about 14:00 hours has since been reported to the police.

Mother in-law to the perpetrator Lista Musonda who was present during the incident confirmed the ordeal to Knc news.

 

Meanwhile, community members were equally astonished over Chibales’s actions.

 

20/05/18  13:18

IMPASSE BETWEEN KABWE MAYOR AND KABWE CENTRAL MP NEARS END AS THE TWO PARTIES EXPRESS WILLINGNESS TO RECONCILE

Kabwe Mayor Prince has hinted that he may consider the option of reconciliation as opposed to the legal route with Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube, for the sake of development.

Giving an up-date following the expiry of the 48 hour ultimatum given to the Kabwe Law Maker to substantiate corruption allegations leveled against him, Mayor Chileshe has however stated that he will appreciate if the law maker tenders an apology over the accusations so that the two parties can begin to work together in developing Kabwe which aspires to attain city status.

The Mayor has advised Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube to heed to advice given to him by republican president Edgar Lungu, during political campaigns in the run-up to the 2016 general elections on the need to be humble.

 

Kabwe Town Clerk Ronald Daka who described the current situation in Kabwe as humiliating, urged The Church, Kabwe based stake holders and senior citizens to take their rightful position in society by helping resolve the misunderstandings between the local authority and Tutwa Ngulube.

 

Speaking when he made an impromptu appearance on the Knc rise and shine breakfast show yesterday, Tutwa Ngulube stated that he was ready to dialogue with the council, on grounds that they drop all legal cases against him.

 

The two parties have dragged each other to court for various alleged offenses including corruption and criminal trespass respectively.

 

17/05/18   21:00

I WILL STEP DOWN IF CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS ARE PROVED - KABWE MAYOR

Kabwe Mayor Prince Chileshe says he is willing to resign from office if found guilty of the many corruption allegations leveled against him.

 Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube has dragged the mayor, the Town Clerk and other senior council officers to court on allegations of corruption.

Ngulube has personally accused the Mayor of having amassed wealth through various corrupt activities.

But speaking at a media briefing at the Civic Centre, Mayor Chileshe has denied the claims, describing them as sentiments aimed at denting his image.

He has challenged the Kabwe Central Law Maker to prove his accusations against him or consider stepping down as a parliamentarian, for feeding Kabwe Residents and the country with false and malicious information.

Chileshe has however stated that he will resign as Mayor if Ngulube evidently proves that he has indeed been in the forefront driving dishonest activities at the council for personal gains.

Meanwhile,  The Kabwe Mayor has pledged to work towards developing Kabwe.

He says no amount of accusations will sway his focus from delivering to the expectations of the Kabwe Residents.

 

15/08/18  14:30

MUTANGA APPEALS FOR ARTIFICIAL LEG

A 56 –year- old man of 10 miles area is asking well-wishers to assist him purchase an artificial leg.

Able Mutanga, who has lived with diabetes for over 20 years, had his left leg amputated late last year, following an injury he suffered whilst cultivating his field.

The visibly pained Mutanga has lamented to Knc News that life has been difficult for him, as family members have allegedly abandoned him since the dreadful operation.

He explains that he has tried to ask for financial help from relatives to purchase the artificial leg but that none of them is willing to do so.

Mutanga, who is able to paint and brick lay, adds that having the artificial leg, will change his current life status which has been filled with anguish.

 

He now requires K3, 500 to purchase the artificial leg from the university teaching hospital, UTH in Lusaka.

 

15/05/18    14:00

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY SET TO RE-OPEN ON 3RD JUNE

Kwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe is set to re- open on June 3, 2018, more than four months after it was closed due to differences over conditions of services between management and lecturers.

The University which is being managed by Mulungushi University management could not open for the first term of 2018 after lecturers threatened to down tools over unpaid open distance teaching allowances.

The decision by lecturers forced the government to advertise all positions at the public institution before students who had reported for the first term of the academic year were asked to leave the camps until further notice.

Mulungushi University Vice Chancellor Hellicy Ng'ambi said in an exclusive interview with the Times of Zambia that the process of recruiting lecturers which started in February was expected to be completed by the end of this month.

She noted that so far, the majority of lecturers had been retained during the recruitment process and hoped that the recruitment would put to rest the differences that had existed in the past.

The majority of the staff at Nkrumah had been seconded from the Ministry of General Education which is a stark contrast with other higher learning institutions that are under the Ministry of Higher Education.

 

Prof Ng'ambi said her management was doing everything possible to create acceptable university operational systems, procedures and policies from June 2017 when the government gave it the mandate to superintend over the affairs at Nkrumah.

 

15/05/18   13:56

MISAPPLICATION OF FUNDS SHOCKS TUTWA

Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube has described the misapplication of over 14 million kwacha by local authorities in the country as shocking, unacceptable and an insult to the Zambian people.

Ngulube says it is disappointing to note that public institutions such as local authorities have continued to pilfer public resources without any regard to would be beneficiaries of the funds.

Citing funds allegedly misapplied by the Kabwe Municipal Council Ngulube says the revelations are shameful and must be condemned by any well meaning Zambian.

The Kabwe Central Law Maker says it is disheartening that the plunder of public resources has gotten to such levels and no one seems to be doing anything about it.

He has demanded the arrest of the controlling officers and individuals cited in the auditor general’s report.

 

Meanwhile, Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube has revealed a scam in which a named Kabwe based political figure has launched an ambitious media campaign aimed at side-lining him.

Speaking when he featured on a special breakfast show on Knc radio this morning, Ngulube further revealed that the hired journalists have allegedly been paid five thousand kwacha each, as gratification to publish malicious articles aimed at bringing his name into ridicule as well as cover up the alleged illegal deals in which the named figure is engaged.

 

The Kabwe central law maker has however stated that he will stand his ground and ensure that all the corrupt activities perpetrated by the said political figure are exposed.

 

10/05/18  16:34

INAPPROPRIATE DRESSING PROMOTES MORAL DECAY - CIVIC LEADER

A civic leader in Chibombo District Reagan Mubatsa has expressed disappointment over the Non-Governmental Organsations Coordinating Council- NGOCC’s comment on dressing among students accessing the University of Zambia Library.

There was a post purported to be issued by the UNZA management barring half dressed students especially females from access the library.

But NGOCC Chairperson Serah Longwe criticized the decision saying it was an infringement on the rights of students.

 

Reacting to Longwe’s statement, Mubatsa has told Knc news that allowing inappropriately dressed individuals to enter the library would promote moral decay, hence the need for the NGOCC to desist from indirectly cheering bad dressing.

 

10/05/18  16:25

A GANG OF ARMED TEENAGERS DISRUPT A BIRTHDAY PARTY IN KAPIRI MPOSHI

A gang, comprising mostly teenagers armed with knives last evening invaded a residence in Soweto ‘A’ Section Compound and disrupted a birthday celebration at about 19:00hrs.

Those in attendance scampered in all directions as the gang started beating them up.

Meanwhile, owner of the house, Juliet Mpela has narrated the ordeal to Knc news.

Parents talked to in the community have appealed for intensified security patrols to curb the high the levels of criminality within their vicinity.

 

The said gang is reported to have been carrying out similar attacks in the recent past.

 

10/05/18  15:28

KABWE HIGH COURT ORDERS RE-OPENING OF SONNETS BUS STATION

The Kabwe High Court has ordered Kabwe Council and State Police to stop blocking buses from operating from Sonnets Bus Station situated in Kabwe’s Marshal Avenue.

This followed a judicial review applicant made by Melodius Sonnets Food Industries Limited Managing Director Tutwa Ngulube.

According to a copy of the application for the judicial review, the order of leave also directs that leave shall operate as a stay of the decision.

 

On Tuesday, a combined team of council and state police swung into action and shut-down sonnets bus station for alleged failure to possess an operating license.

 

10/05/18   14:41

TWO PEOPLE CHEAT DEATH IN A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN KABWE

Two people have narrowly escaped death in a road traffic accident that occurred in Kabwe at the junction of Chilufya Katebe and Ghana roads.

The accident happened at about 11:40 hours on Monday 7th May, 2018 involving a Mercedes Benz registration number AHB 1778 which was being driven from west to east direction by Thomas Muwowo junior collided with an on-coming Mitsubishi canter registration number bag 3582 which was being driven in the northern direction by Teddy Nasilele.

 

It is believed that the driver of the canter failed to give way to the Benz which had the right way, hence the mishap.

 

08/05/18    18:08

OPPOSITION MMD DESCRIBES THE IMPASSE BETWEEN PRINCE CHILESHE AND TUTWA NGULUBE AS LAUGHABLE

The opposition MMD has laughed at the seemingly prolonged feud between Kabwe Mayor Prince Chileshe and Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube.

Commenting on the recent counter reactions between the two leaders MMD Central Province Chairperson George Kangwa says it is childish of the two leaders to continue exhibiting hatred towards each other, as doing so will continually affect the delivery of service to the people.

He has counselled Chileshe and Ngulube to find common grounds and resolve their standoff.

 

08/05/18  15:46  

KAPIRI MPOSHI PREGNANT WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE FOLLOWING A MARITAL QUARREL

A 32 year old 8 months pregnant Kapiri Mposhi woman has consumed 1 litre of paraffin in her alleged attempt to commit suicide.

The victim has been identified as Maureen Mwape of riverside area.

Investigations by Knc news revealed that Mwape took paraffin in an attempt to end her life and that of her unborn baby after her relatives accused her of having leaked information to her husband that she had recently undergone traditional cleansing a matter they sought to conceal.

 

The woman is currently admitted to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital.

02/05/18   19:09

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