Mining affects energy deficit

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The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) says increased industrial activity on the Copperbelt has contributed to the energy deficit in Zambia. ERB Copperbelt Regional Office Manager, Yohane Mukabe says most existing mines are expanding their operations. He said this is in order to take advantage of the...

Chambers of Mines cries foul over 28.8% electricity tariff hike

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The Chamber of Mines of Zambia has expressed concern on the announcement by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to increase electricity tariffs for mining companies under the Bulk Supply Agreement by 28.8 per cent, effective 2nd April 2014. The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has authorized...

Standard Chartered Bank Zambia CEO wins the “CEO of the Year” Award in Zambia

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Standard Chartered Zambia PLC Chief Executive Officer, Mizinga Melu was awarded the CEO of the Year Award during the ZICA 2012 Annual Gala Dinner by the Deputy Minister of Finance Hon. Miles Sampa at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Lusaka on Friday, 7th December, 2012....

ERB and RTSA accused of being touch on Zambians, but lax on foreign transporters

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THE Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia (PTAZ) is concerned at the high number of foreign trucks that come into Zambia without meeting safety requirements. PTAZ president Roberto Sabbadin said in Ndola yesterday that there was number of foreign trucks that bring finished products into the...

Copperbelt to have a World-class shopping complex

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OVER US$2 billion is to be invested in a shopping mall and hotel next to the Kitwe- Chingola Road, making it the biggest investment recorded in the province. And Government has signed a US$215 million investment promotion and protection agreements (IPPA) to facilitate the expansion...

Govt. Apologises for late FISP distribution

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Government has apologized to farmers in Northern Province for this season’s disastrous fertilizer distribution programme. Northern Province minister Col. Gerry Chanda says this year’s Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) has been a disaster “ This year’s FISP programme has been a disaster and an embarrassment to...

Guy Scott was responsible for the Fuel crisis early this year

Mr Amos Chanda
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The President’s Special Aide for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has maintained former vice president Guy Scott was behind the fuel crisis Zambia faced early this year. Mr. Chanda says it is clear that at any given time, a country is supposed to have...

Kawambwa Tea Company (KTC) owes K4.2 billion

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Kawambwa Tea Company (KTC) owes some Zambian companies and parastatals over K4.219 billion. District Commissioner, Wilbroad Mumba confirmed the KTC’s huge debts in an interview with ZANIS in Kawambwa. He said K580 million is for income tax, with National Pensions Authority owed K240 million, while...

Yaluma impressed with levels of creativity by entrepreneurs

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Minster of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma says he is impressed with the level of ingenuity in women entrepreneurs. Speaking shortly after he toured the stands at the ongoing World Export Development Forum (WEDF), Mr. Yaluma said it’s important that entrepreneurs are moving away...

The unblocking of Swedish aid to Zambia a show of confidence in Lungu’s governance says PF youths

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PATRIOTIC Front (PF) Lusaka province chairperson Kennedy Kamba said the unblocking of US$ 47,3 million donor fund to Zambia by the Swedish Government is a show of confidence in President Edgar Lungu’s governance system. Mr Kamba said in an interview that the move is a...

Western Province gets K2.2 trillion

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GOVERNMENT has released a total of over K2.2 trillion for infrastructure development in all 17 constituencies of Western Province. The biggest projects are in the road, education and health sectors. According to a summary of Government infrastructure development programme obtained by the Zambia Daily Mail in...

Police deny launching a Search on Wynter Kabimba

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Zambia Police has denied sending Intelligence Officers to conduct a search on the Former Justice Minister, Winter Kabimba’s office. In statement released to the media, Acting Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata-Katongo, said that Zambia Police would investigate the people behind the act. The Post Newspaper...

Kazungula has failed to exploit global demand for honey – DC Siasuntwe

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Kazungula District Commissioner Fred Siasuntwe says his district has failed to exploit the global demand for honey. Mr. Siasuntwe said it was government's concern that the district has not taken advantage of honey and its by-products despite its (the district) great potential for harvesting the...

Zambia breaches fishing protocol in Lake Kariba

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Zambia reportedly breached a fishing protocol signed with Zimbabwe by exceeding its fishing quota in Lake Kariba, Environment and Water minister Oppah Muchinguri told Parliament recently. The 1999 Protocol on Economic and Technical Co-operation sets the agenda for what each country does in the management...

RB urges Chinese team to quickly start working on the economic zone in Lusaka.

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President Rupiah Banda has asked the Zambia-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone (ZCCZ) team to quickly start working on phase one of the economic zone in Lusaka. Speaking at State House today when he met the ZCCZ team, President Banda said he would like to...