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Ncube warns against accelerated migration to cost-reflective electricity tariffs

ZESCO board chairman Vickson Ncube says implementation of cost reflective tariffs for electricity will be an academic exercise which defeats the main objective of the government if it starts to impact on the ability for industries to work efficiently,...

Input distribution flagged off in Mbala

Government has flagged off the farming inputs distribution in Mbala under the Food Security Pack (FSP) programme for the 2022/2023 season. Mbala District Commissioner Annie Paul says the early distribution of inputs will promote household food security among viable but vulnerable farmers. Flagging off...

NAPSA partial withdrawal of funds will allow investment in various businesses

Government says the National Pension Amendment Bill of 2022 is important because once it is passed by Parliament it will give citizens an option of partial withdrawal of funds to invest in various businesses. Mpika District Commissioner David Siame says after...

DMMU helps families whose houses have collapsed in Rufunsa

Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU ) has provided relief food and tents to the 18 families of Chitemalesa area in  Rufunsa district in Lusaka Province whose houses were damaged and food stuffs destroyed last week...

Mubanga commends Ecobank for helping vulnerable Marketers in Lusaka

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Minister Elias Mubanga has commended Ecobank for partnering with government to empower Marketers in Lusaka with capital to boost their businesses. Mr Mubanga says during the Ecobank day held at the Michael Chilufya Market in Lusaka that government will...

Huawei at AfricaCom2022: Nonstop innovation to fuel Africa’s digital future

After two years of virtual gatherings, the prestigious annual AfricaCom event – Africa’s largest technology conference – made its in-person return this year. Taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 7 to 11 November, the event...

SMEs contribute 70% to GDP-Mubanga

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Minister, Elias Mubanga, says the government has prioritised the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) because they drive the economic growth of the country. Mr Mubanga says SMEs represent about 97 percent of all...

Distribution of Farming Inputs Under FISP to begin tomorrow-Agric Minister

The government has announced that the collection of inputs under the Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP) will commence on Thursday, November 10, 2022 across the country. Minister of Agriculture Reuben Mtolo said the programme is progressing very well as the...

Mubanga urges emerging entrepreneurs to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week

The government has urged emerging entrepreneurs to participate in this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in order for them to unleash their business potential. Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Elias Mubanga, says the GEW will provide a platform...

Build strong structures that can withstand storms – DC

Kitwe District Commissioner, Lawrence Mwanza has urged people in Kitwe’s Kafue Park area to seek guidance from Kitwe City council when building houses so that they put up strong structures that will not be weakened by the rains. Speaking in...

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Electricity tariffs not cost reflective – ERB

Energy Regulation Board (ERB) Manager for Economic Regulation Electricity, Rodgers Muyangwa says the current cost of electricity in...