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African Development Bank Boss pleased with Kazungula Bridge project

The African Development Bank (ADB) says the Kazungula Bridge project would facilitate trade between Botswana and Zambia and the entire SADC region once completed. ADB President Donald Kaberuka says it..

Mopani implements programmes for empowering local contractors

MOPANI Copper Mines(MCM) PLC has implemented programmes aimed at empowering and building capacity of local contractors and other small and medium enterprises in Zambia. MCM Chief Executive Officer Danny Callow..

Chenda ‘ sells’ Zambia’s investiment opportunities in the US.

Local Government and Housing Minister Emmanuel Chenda has highlighted the various investment opportunities in Zambia and Government-initiated reforms to diversify the economy and creation of jobs. According to a New..

PF’s silence over MPs’ pay rise demand shows lack of leadership – Sikota

Opposition United Liberal Party (ULP) President Sakwiba Sikota has stressed the need for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) to show that it is taking the lead in giving guidance to..

Country is quickly losing fiscal autonomy on account of exacerbated debt contraction. JCTR

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections JCTR has expressed concern with rate at which country is quickly losing fiscal autonomy on account of exacerbated debt contraction with the current external..

Vibrant motor industry cardinal for economic development – Col. Kaunda

Government says a vibrant motor industry is cardinal in fostering social and economic development in the country. Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Deputy Minister Panji Kaunda says it was for..

FODEP challenges government to state its position on demand by parliamentarians for a pay-rise

The Foundation for Democratic Process FODEP has challenged government to state its position on the demand by parliamentarians for a pay-rise. FODEP Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi says it is surprising..

Small scale farmers calls on government to be mindful of their plight.

Small scale farmers in Eastern Province have questioned government’s reason for not commencing the purchase of maize as announced and called on it to be mindful of their plight and..

Some Livingstone residents following a presentation by Solwezi’s
Trident College at Protea Hotel in the tourist capital

First Quantum MInerals invests US$ 50 million to set up a School

FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM), which runs Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi in North-Western Province, has invested US$ 50 million to set up a world-class College to promote international educational standards in..

Youth entrepreneurs fail to repay loans of over K331,000

SEVENTEEN youth entrepreneurs have failed to repay loans of over K331,000 obtained under the Youth Development Fund (YDF) in the Eastern Province and Government is contemplating taking them to court…

North-western power connection not political-Minister

Mines, Energy and Water Development Deputy Minister Charles Zulu says government’s decision to connect all districts in North-Western Province to the national power grid is not meant to gain political..

It will not help to tax the mines to the point where the mines run out of business

The Chamber of Mines of Zambia Chief Executive Officer Maureen Dlamini says variable profit tax is the same as the windfall tax. And Mrs Dlamini says it will not help..

Parliament calls for stiffer penalties on CDF abusers

Parliament has called for stiffer punishment on individuals abusing Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Ruling PF Chongwe MP Sylvia Masebo submitted that the Fund is viewed for politicians and not for..

Government halts chasing away of Tazara workers’ children from school in Kapiri

Government says chasing away children of TAZARA workers from school due to nonpayment of school fees should stop with immediate effect. District Administrative Officer (DAO), Jackson Mutale says this is..

Tanzanian government clarifies the ‘splitting’ of TAZARA

THE running of the Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA) will be decentralised by August 1 this year and not that the two countries will split the company as earlier reported,..