Reduce on your borrowing, Mulusa tells Government

Former Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lack Mulusa has called on government to reduce on the reckless borrowing as it is ruining the lives of feature generations who will have the burden of repaying the loans. Speaking in an interview Mr. Mulusa said government has...

Government increases social cash transfer beneficiaries in Lusaka

Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi
Community Development and Social Services Minister, Emerine Kabanshi says government has increased the number of social cash transfer beneficiaries in Lusaka district. Ms Kabanshi said the number of beneficiaries in Lusaka have increased from 11,272 in 2017 to 13, 714 this year respectively. She...

Plans to link Zambia to Angola afoot

Plans are afoot to build a rail-line from Zambia to Angola. The line will be laid from the copperbelt mining town of Chingola to Jimbe in Northwestern Province - into Angola. The Zambian government has already started mobilising resources for the construction of the...

Government starts opening offices for tourism promotion in other countries

THE Zambian government has started opening offices for tourism promotion in countries like South Africa, France, Spain, Britain and United States (US) of America, Tourism Arts Permanent Secretary George Zulu has said. Mr Zulu said his ministry through the Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) has...

Copper exports Increase

Zambia earned $886 million in copper exports in the first quarter of 2008. This represents an increase of 3.2 per cent compared to $858 million earned in the fourth quarter of 2007. Cobalt export earnings increased to $108 million from $79 million in the same period. This...

Zambia’s economic outlook for 2018 looks positive-former BOZ Chief

Former Bank of Zambia Governor Caleb Fundanga
Former Bank of Zambia governor Caleb Fundanga says the country’s economic outlook for 2018 looks positive. Dr. Fundanga says the high Copper Prices will contribute to the country’s good economic performance in 2018. He however warned against excessive acquiring of expensive loans as this may have...

Rusangu University students reject hiked tuition fees

Students from Rusangu University in Monze are planning to stage a class boycott on Monday to press management at the SDA run university not to effect new tuition fees. The students who met Sunday afternoon say the new fees are beyond the reach of the...

Zambia will need a robust industrial development drive to benefit from Africa Free Trade Area

CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo
The Center for Trade Policy and Development says for Zambia to maximize benefits from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, the country will need a robust industrial development drive. CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo says the country may not need to go far in re-inventing...

Kafue Gorge to get Financier

Standard Bank Africa which operates as Stanbic Bank in Zambia is prepared to finance the construction of the Kafue Gorge Lower Power Project currently under feasibility study. Standard Bank Africa Executive Officer, Clive Tasker said the bank is prepared to be the lead financier of...

VEEP commends Lumwana Coppermines

Vice president George Kunda has commended Lumwana Copper Mines (LCM) of North Western province for its commitment to transform the Zambian economy. Mr. Kunda observed that there was tremendous transformation in the town of Solwezi due to the operations of LCM. “Lumwana has done wonders for...

Standard Bank Group cuts Zambia’s 2015 GDP growth prospects to 4.2 %

Christmas Shopping in Lusaka
The Standard Bank Group which operates in Zambia has Stanbic Bank has lowered the country’s growth prospects for 2015 to 4.2 percent year on year from an average of 6.3 percent. The Bank expects Zambia’s growth to reach 4.5 percent year on year in 2016. In...

Zamtel turnaround is commendable-Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba speaking during the launch of ZamPay
Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says the turnaround that has happened at state run telecoms firm Zamtel is commendable. Mr Mushimba wrote on his Twitter account that Zamtel is truly impressing at some many levels. He said the growth in subscriber numbers has seen the...

Open dialogue and transparency key to Zambia’s investment climate

General Kingsley Chinkuli
Open dialogue and transparency between government and the private sector is needed to improve and safeguard Zambia’s investment climate, says First Quantum Minerals. The mining firm believes that a natural equilibrium must also be sought that sees Zambian people share the benefits of the country's...

Lusaka residents should reject the proposed Garbage Levy by the Mayor-ZSPA

Lusaka Mayor His Worship Wilson Kalumba
The Zambia Society of Public Administration (ZSPA) has called on Lusaka residents to reject the proposal by Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba to start collecting garbage Levy via the telecoms. ZSPA President Kelvin Esiasa feels that this proposal lacks credibility, merit and should not be supported...

New power station in Itezhi Tezhi to increase power generation

The construction of the multi-billion Itezhi-Tezhi Power Corporation(ITPC) will increase power supply in Itezhi-tezhi district from the current 1MVA supplied from Choma to 10 MVA leading to better standard of living and improved economic activity. The estimated...