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Chikwanda rules out lifting wage freeze

Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says 14 months is not too long a time before the wage freeze imposed on the civil service is lifted. Mr. Chikwanda said by the time..

Zambian Voice joins in pushing for lifting wage freeze

More stakeholders have joined in calling on government to lift the two year wage freeze and recruitment freeze which was imposed on the public service workers this year. Zambian Voice..

Farmers in North-west cry foul as FQM explores copper ores on their land

A wrangle is emanate in Kainafumu Resettlement Scheme in Solwezi East were government has demarcated 9000 farm plots to resettle farmers and the First Quantum Mining (FQM) has started mining..

The first ever art gallery in Livingstone opened by Tourism Minister

TOURISM and Arts Minister Jean Kapata has opened the first ever art gallery in Livingstone which was constructed at a total cost of K6,000,000. Officially opening the art gallery on..

Wage Freeze killing the worker-UPND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OFFICIAL STATEMENT 17th October 2014 WAGE FREEZE: KILLING THE WORKER The announcement by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda that the wage freeze will be implemented even in 2015..

Government scouting for $410 million to upgrade Indeni

GOVERNMENT is scouting for $410 million to upgrade Indeni Oil refinery and thereafter sell 49 percent of the company’s shares to an equity strategic partner and prolong its long term..

Government in discussion with unions over the wage freeze-Guy Scott

GOVERNMENT is discussing with trade unions over the wage freeze. During the vice president’s question and answer session, Vice President Guy Scott told parliament that a dispute had been declared..

British envoy backs Government on wage freeze

British High Commissioner to Zambia James Thornton has backed the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s decision to maintain the wage freeze on the civil service in the 2015 financial year. This..

Msoni calls for responsible lending to Zambia

Opposition All People’s Congress (APC) president Nason Msoni has called for responsible lending by lenders to purported irresponsible borrower countries such as Zambia. Mr. Msoni says his party holds the..

PF Government is not facing a financial crisis-Guy Scott

Vice President Guy Scott says the freeze on signing new road contracts does not mean that the PF Government is broke. Dr Scott said the PF Government is not facing..

Maize Marketing is political-CTPD

The Centre for Trade policy and Development has observed that Zambia will not see the potential benefit of Maize trade to the economy if the marketing process remains politicized. In..

Kabimba bemoans budgetary allocation to agriculture

Former Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba says the K2.8 billion, about 7% of the K46.7 billion 2015 budget allocated to the agriculture sector is not enough to address the..

Make cattle rustling non-bailable-Namwala MP

Namwala UPND MP Moono Lubezhi has proposed that the law on cattle rustling be stiffened in order to safeguard animals. Ms. Lubezhi said there is need to make cattle rustling..

MPs take Mines Minister to task for telling parley ZESCO has stopped load shedding

Members of Parliament today took to task the Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Wilbur Simuusa for telling parliament that ZESCO stopped load shedding power in November 2013. Parliamentarians..

Pick n Pay Zambia challenges Zambians to increase variety of locally produced goods

Pick n Pay Zambia General Manager Andy Roberts has challenged local manufacturers to increase the variety of locally produced goods so as to maximize their supply to chain stores operating..