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Economy

5G will enhance economic development-Hichilema

President Hakainde Hichilema says technology has the capacity to transform all the social and economic sectors of life ranging from education to agriculture. Mr Hichilema says Zambia stands to benefit immensely from the commercial launch of the 5G network,...

Government intends to hit 80% digital inclusion next month

Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati, says government intends to achieve 80 percent digital inclusion by the end of this year. Mr Mutati says government is confident that it will reach this target through the digital payment platform...

Huawei signs global ITU pledge to help 120 million people in remote areas connect to the digital world

Huawei has signed a global commitment to join the International Telecommunication Union's Partner2Connect digital alliance, which will bring connectivity to about 120 million people in remote areas in more than 80 countries by 2025. Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei,...

ZRA fines ZESCO, Zambezi Power Company $12 million in penalties

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) charged ZESCO and the Zimbabwe Power Company US$12,098 million in penalties for over-utilizing water meant for electricity generation at Lake Kariba in the financial year ending 31st December 2021. This is in line with...

Address the high cost of doing business in Zambia, Government told

Ndola District Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Paul Chisunka has called on the New Dawn government to address the high cost of doing business in Zambia as a way of supporting entrepreneurship. In commemorating Global Entrepreneurship Week, Mr. Chisunka...

Zoona sold

Zambian agency Fintech, Zoona is in line to be acquired by Chipper Cash. Founded in 2008, Zoona holds a Payments Service Business License from the Bank of Zambia, and to date, has processed funds totaling more than $3 billion in...

Government urged to actualise the MFEZ in Kabwe

Kabwe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) president, Andrew Sinyangwe, has advised government to actualise the proposed Kabwe Multi Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ). Mr. Sinyangwe says the province has the potential to contribute up to 25 per cent of the...

Lusaka Chamber of Commerce signs MoU with CiT of Egypt

The Lusaka Chamber of Commerce has yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt's Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CiT) to support Zambia with its information and technological support. And witnessing the signing ceremony, Technology and Science...

Zambia to launch Smart Rural Communities pilot project

The government has announced the launch of the Smart Rural Community pilot project aimed at increasing access to key services by rural communities in the country. The project will run from the 1st January, 2023. Minister of Technology and...

African ports could be strengthened by the adoption of smart technology

With 38 of its 54 states being coastal or island states, it is no surprise that Africa is home to over 100 port facilities, including massive terminals in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in the south, and Mombasa...

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Linyungandambo resurrects the Barotseland agreement issue, tells HH that time has come to separate from Zambia

The Linyungandambo Busile, a group that is advocating for the separation of Barotseland from Zambia has written to President...