African Development Bank President Assures full support to Finance Minister Mrs Mwanakatwe

Dr. Adesina and Minister Mwanakatwe pose for a photo @ the AfDB HQ in Abidjan CIV.
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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK PRESIDENT AKINWUMI ADESINA has assured Zambia’s Minister of Finance MARGARET MWANAKATWE of his full support in the banks cause to accelerate Zambia’s growth and development. Dr. Adesina expressed keenness to support programmes targeted at agriculture, crop processing zones, energy, infrastructure, and private...

Lusaka tops Gender Based Violence cases in first quarter

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Zambia recorded 5,940 cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the first quarter of 2018, figures from the Zambia Police have shown. The 2018 quarter one figure represents a 0.8 percent increase compared to the 5,464 cases recorded during the first period in 2017. A total...

Electricity tariffs should not be used to increase prices of goods and services-ZESCO

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ZESCO has said the recently announced hike in electricity tariffs should not be used as a scapegoat to increase prices of goods and services. ZESCO managing director Cyprian Chitundu said the 25 percent tariff hike which was recently announced by the Energy Regulations Board...

ZRA on course with tax collection

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The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says tax revenue collections have in the last three years performed favorably against parliament target averaging at 4.2%. In a presentation at a media training workshop organized by Actionaid Zambia in Lusaka today, ZRA senior economist for policy and coordination...

Farmers unhappy over low Maize floor price-ZNFU

ZNFU President Dr. Evelyn Nguleka
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The Zambia National Farmers Union has revealed that it has received numerous complaints from farmers regarding the Food Reserve Agency buying price set at K75 per 50 KG bag of maize for the 2015/16 crop. ZNFU President Evelyn Nguleka said the major concern by the...

Banning international auctions may kill gemstone sector-Gemfields

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Gemfields Plc, the majority owners of Kagem Mines has charged that the intention to ban the sale of gemstones outside of Zambia is potentially detrimental to the country’s gemstone sector. In a notice to shareholders posted on the London Stock Exchange website, Gemfields says the...

Government reaffirms its commitment to actualization of Kafue as an Iron Steel Economic zone

President Edgar Lungu Pose with Workers at Universal Mining and Chemical Industrial plant in Kafue-
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Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata says it is saddening very little has been done since President Edgar Lungu declared Kafue as an iron steel economic zone in 2016. Mrs Kapata says the pronouncement made by the Head of...

Austerity measures to save Government K 4.7 billion-Msiska

Roland Msiska
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Government is expected to save over 4.7 Billion Kwacha, after it implements all austerity measures including the withdrawal of the motor vehicle replacement allowance. And Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska says the withdrawal of the allowance is part of the austerity measures that government is...

Dont politicise unemployment, provide solutions, Bonny Tembo tells politicians

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Government has been urged to engage the private sector to strategize on how to effectively address youth unemployment in the country. Governance activists, Bonny Tembo said that job creation alone is not a lasting solution hence the need to involve the private sector in...

Government to procure over 100 motor vehicles for the education sector

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Government has revealed its plans to procure over 100 motor vehicles for the Ministry of Education in the country. Education Deputy Minister Sydney Mushanga made a revelation when he met with Northern Province Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika and Provincial Education Officer Jobbicks Kalumba before...

Increase stake in mining firms-ZUFIAW urges Govt

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The Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers has advised Government to increase its stake in mining companies in order to safeguard the country's interests. ZUFIAW President Chingati Msiska has also appealed to government to intervene in the job losses in the mining sector. Mr...

Government intervene in Zambian Breweries casual workers benefits

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Government has intervened in the case of over 100 dismissed Zambian breweries casual workers who are demanding their benefits from the firm. The one hundred and Seven casual workers were dismissed in 2007 without benefits after working for the company for many years ranging between...

Pay your taxes, Finance Minister Felix Mutati tells Zambians

Minister of Finance Felix Mutati.
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Minister of Finance Felix Mutati says Zambia’s development pace will be dictated by tax compliance among citizens.Mr. Mutati has urged Zambians to embrace paying taxes saying the country can only develop through the hard work and sacrifice of the citizenry.He has also cautioned ...

ZRA pleased with new VAT measures

ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda
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The Zambia Revenue Authority is pleased with the new VAT measures proposed in the 2020 budget by the Minister of Finance Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu. ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda said the decision by Government to maintain the Value Added Tax will be implemented by the...

Government reduces offer prices for housing units in Kapiri Mposhi

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Government has reduced by over 70 percent the offer purchase prices for 141 housing units for Kapiri Glass Products (KGP) to former employees. District Commissioner, Kunda Mwila said government reduced the prices after a petition from the former workers complaining that the earlier offered...