Transport Minister calls for a meeting with Truckers over threats in South Africa

Lunte Member of Parliament Mutotwe Kafwaya
A meeting has been called between the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Truckers and other stakeholders over the current threats of violence against foreign truck drivers in South Africa. Minister of Transport and Communications Mutotwe Kafwaya has expressed serious concern over the threats and has...

Zambia’s Labour Force stands at an Estimated 5 million Persons in 2017 – CSO

Minister of Labour Joyce Nonde talks to Eve’s Hair Production workers during the inspection of the Eve ’S factory in Lusaka yesterday, Picture by Josephine Nsululu/Zanis.
The Central Statistical Office (CSO) says according to the 2017 Labour Force Survey (LFS) the country’s Labour Force stood at an estimated 5,049,059 persons. Out of the total Labour Force of (5,049,059,) 2,759,098 are males while 2,289,961 are females. CSO acting Director...

Government stops subsidizing fuel

Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has said the Government will no longer subsidise the fuel costs in the country. Speaking in Lusaka on Sunday, Dr Musokotwane said Government’s continued subsidy on fuel would impact negatively on other key sectors of the economy....

Luanshya mine investor cheers miners

The National Union for Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) has expressed happiness over the progress achieved at the former Luanshya Copper Mine by China Non-ferrous Metal Group Company Limited (CNMC). NUMAW president Mundia Sikufele said the new investor is living up to its promises in...

CSPR expects 2017 budget to be focused on economic diversification

THE Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has said it was expectant that the 2017 National Budget which would be presented before Parliament next month would be more action oriented towards realizing real economic diversification from mining dependent to agriculture, tourism and manufacturing sectors. CSPR...

Govt welcomes the launch of FTA

Government has implored local producers and manufacturers to take advantage of the recently launched SADC Free Trade Area (FTA) to produce goods of high quality which will compete favorably in the region. Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary, Davison Chilipamushi says the launching of the...

Take full advantage of IMF/World Bank opportunities- Kalyalya

Alternate Executive Director of the Africa Group One Constituency at the World Bank, Dr. Denny Kalyalya has implored the Zambian government to take full advantage of the current warm relations and the numerous opportunities the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

All 10 Provincial ministers to attend workshop in China

All ten Provincial Ministers will next month travel to China to attend a developmental workshop at the invitation of the Chinese government. Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba said President Edgar Lungu has since authorized the Ministers’ participation in the workshop. ZANIS reports that Mr. Kalaba disclosed...

Companies experiencing operational difficulties should not lay-off of workers-Shamenda

GOVERNMENT will not condone the laying-off of workers by companies experiencing operational difficulties, Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda has warned. Mr Shamenda said companies operating in Zambia should not rush to retrench workers but find alternative means of addressing teething problems. Mr Shamenda said in an interview...

Market Zambia abroad, Tourism ministry urged

 The Ministry of Tourism has been urged to intensify the marketing of Zambia abroad. The call is from Courtyard hotel manager Satinder Babbar. Ms Babbar also says road infra-structure development and ICT services are some of the  challenges which need urgent attenetion if Zambia is to record...

Banking in a cashless society will require African solutions for African problems

By Nnamdi Oranye Fintech Author and International Remittances Lead at Standard Bank Group African economies are well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change if they can harness the current open landscape for innovation. East Africa is already a global leader in mobile payments, while...

Elias Chipimo Jnr urges caution on Changing Mining Taxes

DIRECTIVE BY PRESIDENT LUNGU REGARDING THE NEW MINING TAXES We note the directive by President Edgar Lungu to the Minister of Finance and Minister of Mines regarding the regulations passed in the 2015 budget increasing mineral royalty tax rates from 6 per cent to 20...

Trade with China important – Nsemukila

Governments say it is important for Zambia to trade with China as it is among the major growing economies in the world. Commerce, trade and industry Permanent Secretary bulleti Nsemukila says China is a very powerful growing economy which creates a very conducive environment...

KCM’s 2013 output sharply declines

Vedanta Resources has posted 19% lower fourth-quarter copper output from its Zambia operations on the back of lower ore production at its Konkola and Nchanga underground mines. The company’s copper output l for the three months to March reached 27 000 tones, compared with the...

MMC embarks on a K600 million street lighting project

Municipal Council (MMC) on the Copperbelt Province has set aside K 600 million for street lightning projects in the border town. Town Clerk, Charles Mwandila, disclosed the development in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Mufulira today. Mr Mwandila said...