Reject people promoting the legalising of Marijuana – Priest

ZAMBIANS should reject people who champion the legalising of marijuana because such calls are against Christian principles of a Christian nation, Livingstone based Anglican Priest Emmanuel Chikoya has said. Father Chikola said not everything that came from Western countries was good for humanity...

Ecobank named Africa’s Best and Most Innovative Retail Bank

Ecobank Head Office
Ecobank has won two major awards at the African Banker’s prestigious ceremony held at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea. The bank was named Best Retail Bank in Africa after impressing judges with the strides it has made to leverage digital financial services and...

RB dialogues with tourism investors

President Rupiah Banda yesterday met investors in the tourism sector in Mfuwe to discuss challenges affecting the industry. The meeting created a platform for the investors to brainstorm on best ways that could be employed to turn the sector into a major foreign exchange...

Zambia Railways seeks US$ 922 million for 5 year rehabilitation plan-CEO

Zambia Railways workers in action during the commencement of the truck rehabilitation programme in Livingstone
Zambia Railways says it is in the market seeking US$922 million capitalization for its 5 year rehabilitation plan. Zambia Railways Chief Executive Officer Christopher Musonda revealed in an interview with Railways Africa that this part of the five year strategic plan which has since been...

Zambia imports $70m of cooking oil annually

OILSEED crops can increase farm revenues if the smallholder farmers produced efficiently to obtain fair market prices, says Edible Oil Refiners Association consultant Aubrey Chibumba. Mr Chibumba said it was important that diversification options were made available to the economy, adding that Zambia was a...

15,000 hectares sugar plantation to be set up in Kazungula

Government and a South African Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to setup 15,000 hectares of sugar plantation in Kazungula district.   The MoU was signed by Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) Director of Investment, Promotions and Privatization, Muhabi Lungu and AG-Zam Project Development Business...

Kafue Bulk Water Supply Project at 80 percent-LWSC

Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company
Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has pledged its continued commitment to quality water supply. Company Managing Director Jonathan Kampata noted that the rehabilitation of Iolanda Plant in Kafue is in order to restore the treatment plant to its design capacity of 110 million litres...

FRA purchases 540,069 metric tonnes of maize

stack of over 14 000 x 50kg bags of maize bought by FRA at Chipoka Satellite depot in Mbala
THE Food Reserve Agency(FRA) has purchased 540,069 metric tonnes of maize translating to 10.8 million bags from farmers in the country. FRA Executive Director Chola Kafwabulula said yesterday when he announced the latest purchase of maize from farmers valued at K810 million. Mr Kafwabulula said...

The US$750 million Eurobond money now in a special Account at Bank of Zambia

The much-touted historical US$750 million which has taken the country’s financial markets by storm is finally ‘safely’ in a special account at the Bank of Zambia, deputy governor for operations Bwalya Ng’andu has disclosed. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a garden party...

Government should start regulating the inflow of foreign nationals into Zambia-ZCTU

Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji (l) with his term and outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yang Youming (r) ground breaking for the construction of Conference hall at Foreign Affairs
The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has advised government to start regulating the inflow of foreign nationals in Zambia. The ZCTU particular wants government to regulate inflow of Chinese nationals to avoid over population through labor migration. ZCTU Deputy Secretary General Elaston Njobvu says the...

13 shortlisted for $700m Oil supply contract(corrected)

THE Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) says it will select final bidders for the procurement of crude oil and finished products next month. Zambia in February invited tenders for the supply of 1.4 million tonnes of oil after the expiry of a contract...

Open Letter To The Minister Of Mines

Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon Richard Musukwa
I hope this letter finds you in perfect health and peace. Am a Zambian born and bred in the small but significant town of Mufulira. I was privileged to be born at a time the mines were owned by the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM)....

K5.5bn saved from subsidies, Chikwanda tells Parley

Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda has told Parliament that Government has saved K5.5 billion following the removal of subsidies on fuel, maize and fertiliser. Mr Chikwanda was responding to a written question by Senga Hill MP (MMD) Kapembwa Simbao who wanted to know how much...

Labour Minister threatens to prosecute and imprison employers who ill-treat workers

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.
MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Joyce Simukoko has threatened to invoke provisions of the law to prosecute and imprison employers who ill-treat workers. And Mrs Simukoko says employers who have been defaulting National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB)...

Musokotwane courts IFC to partner with Zambian government to develop Kasaba Bay

Finance and National Planning Minister Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane has urged the International Finance Corporation (IFC)to partner with the Zambian government to develop Kasaba Bay into a major tourism attraction. Dr. Musokotwane said Kasaba Bay can be developed into a major tourism attraction that can...