Water supply threatened by climate change-LWSC

Borehole used by many people in places where there is no council provided water pipe system
Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company managing director Jonathan Kampata says the water utility firm is determined to work with ZNBC and other media houses to highlight effects of climate change. Mr. Kampata says the supply of adequate water supply continues to be under threat due...

Government to roll out secondary schools in rural areas-Yaluma

Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma
THE Government has drawn-up a robust programme to roll out secondary schools in rural areas to shorten the distance pupils cover, Mines and Mineral Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has said. Mr Yaluma has also said efforts are being made to solve the challenge of...

Women miners deserve support-CTPD

CTPD Policy Lead on Extractive and Development Natalie Mwila Kaunda
The Centre for Trade Policy and Development has called for support towards women involved in mining if Zambia is to attain targets set out in the Seventh National Development Plan that seeks to not leave any one behind. CTPD Policy Lead on Extractive and Development...

Does Zambia Need A Strong Kwacha? Yes? Probably Not?

By Hjoe Moono Yesterday, HE. MCS took the pain to address the growing concerns of a weak kwacha and cited among others the US Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce the amount of US dollar in circulation, the ripple effect of which is a legitimate fall...

Petroleum ammendment act in final consultations

Government has disclosed that it is making final consultations with key stakeholders on the amendment of the petroleum act. Mines Deputy Minister, Maxwell Mwale, under whose ministry explorations are conducted, disclosed to ZANIS in an interview that the ministry was on course and had...

Ndola is on the up, charges Mtayachalo

NDOLA on the Copperbelt has seen a resurgence of various industries which have led to increased job creation, former National Energy Sector and Allied Workers Union secretary general Yotam Mtayachalo has said. Mr Mtayachalo said it was clear that Ndola was on the upswing in...

Standard Chartered to reward clients who open an account on its Digital Bank with free fuel

Standard Chartered has announced that it will reward clients who open an account on its Digital Bank with free fuel. To recognise Zambia’s Independence, which falls in the month of October, Standard Chartered has launched the ‘Total Freedom’ Fuel Campaign, which will reward clients...

Secretaries are key to business development – Kitwe DAO

Kitwe District Administrative Officer Stephen Lindunda has said mishandling of customers by secretaries is contributing to organisations losing billions of kwacha. Speaking when he officially opened a professional secretaries workshop on the theme 'Quality,Excellence and Professionalism' at Kitwe's Edinburgh Hotel today, Mr Lindunda said...

China trip a success – RB

PRESIDENT Banda said yesterday that his trip to China was successful, especially that there was a number of projects and opportunities discussed with the Chinese Government and investors. Mr Banda, who completed his state visit to China on Wednesday by touring ZTE and Huawei Technologies,...

Mine Unions, KCM fail to agree

The Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) and the National Union for Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) have declared a dispute with Konkola Coppers Mines (KCM) after the Mining Company offered a three percent salary increment to unionized workers. Speaking at a...

Lungu calls support of SMEs

President Edgar Lungu has called for support from Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. President Lungu implored African countries to initiate policies that promote the growth of SMEs on the continent and beyond. He noted that without political will from governments,...

ZIHRM to host regional conference next month

The Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management (ZIHRM) will host the first ever regional conference in Livingstone which is scheduled to take place from 12th - 13th May, 2011. Institute President Namucana Musiwa told journalists during a breakfast meeting in Lusaka today that this...

Dr Mutesa questions Government’s capability to pay LAP Green $480 million

Zambians for Empowerment and Development (ZED) leader Fred Mutesa has questioned whether government has the financial capacity to compensate former majority shareholder in Zamtel LAP Green of Libya $480 million. Dr. Mutesa says the claim of compensation by LAP Green has not come as a...

Government reports on June Budget Performance

THE Government raised K1.6 billion in terms of tax, non-tax, and grant revenue in June 2013, while expenditure totalled K2.5 billion, Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba has said. Mr Yamba has since reassured that the Treasury was determined to remain on course with the...

50,000 bags of maize worth K3.2 billion rot

OVER 50,000 x 50 kilogramme bags of maize worth K3.2 billion have gone to waste at the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Nkandazovu satellite depot in Kalomo because of poor storage. And more than 200,000 bags of maize, which were bought from farmers during the last...