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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Economy

60% tax on clear beer knocks off two major brewery projects

Zambian Breweries has reportedly abandoned its two major expansion projects worth over 130 million US dollars following government’s decision to introduce 60 percent excise duty on clear beer. In the 2014 national budget, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda announced that he...

Water company writes off debt of 18 000 Ndola based customers

Kafubu water and Sewerage Company (KWSC) has written off 70 percent of outstanding water bills for over 18, 000 Ndola based customers amounting to K20 million. Company public relations officer Margret Zulu said the write off would be effected to...

Lusaka land acquisition under review

The Lusaka Province Panning Authority (LPPA) says it has recorded a success in operations of planning Lusaka Province in 2013. Acting Provincial Planning Authority officer Sylvia Masabo says LPPA’s operations have been successful despite the challenges being faced especially in...

Current debt levels worrying-Felix Mutati

Former Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Felix Mutati says the rate at which Zambia is contracting external debt is becoming unsustainable. Mr Mutati said in an interview that it is worrying that the PF government has doubled the country’s foreign...

JCTR seeks breakdown of use of US$750 million Eurobond

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has challenged government to clearly explain how the US$750 million Eurobond money has been utilized. JCTR Director Fr Leonard Chiti has told Qfm in an interview that while Zambians have been told that...

Zambia’s digital migration tender to be re-advertised

INFORMATION and broadcasting Minister Mwansa Kapeya has announced that Government has given his ministry a go ahead to re-advertise the tender for the Zambia’s digital migration process. Mr Kapeya said the National taskforce on digital migration were currently working on...

Government designs Internship programme for graduates in the country

LABOUR and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda has announced that Government has designed an internship programme for graduates in the country to acquire the much needed experience to enhance their employment ability on the labour market. Mr Shamenda said the...

ZEMA stops NFCA from mining in Chambishi

The Zambia Enviromental Management Agency (ZEMA) has ordered the suspension of the South East Ore Body Project for NFC Africa Mining Corporation Plc in Chambishi area, Kalulushi District.All operations or activities at the project site are to end with...

Minister questions the RDA 6 months payment delay to Chinese firm constructing Isoka- Muyombe road

Muchinga Province Minister, Gerry Chanda, has questioned Road Development Agency (RDA) why it has delayed paying China Jangxi cooperation for over six months. Col Chanda learnt of the delayed payment when he inspected the 90 km stretch Isoka- Muyombe road...

World bank in support of the PF’s external borrowing

The World Bank says it supports the Patriotic Front (PF) government's external borrowing provided the borrowed funds are invested in the economy. Commenting on the decision by the PF government to increase the country's external borrowing limit from 20 billion...

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Screen Chinese nationals in Zambia for the “mysterious” New Corona virus, UPND demands

The opposition UPND says it is concerned about the outbreak of a virus in China and its possible spread to Zambia. “We would like...
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