New fiscal regime is not intended to hurt the mining industry-Yaluma

MINES, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has assured mining investors in the country that the new fiscal regime is not intended to hurt the industry but to increase Government revenue and transparency in the sector. And Mr Yaluma has said Government is engaging...

ZAMTEL unveils new management team

ZAMTEL yesterday unveiled its new management team that is expected to help realise the company’s corporate goals and announced the completion of its optic fibre connectivity to two submarine cables. Zamtel chief executive officer Mupanga Mwanakatwe said the new seven-member executive committee was composed of...

Government urged to reduce the gap between Salaries and Cost of Living

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has disclosed that 2018 closed with the cost of living beyond reach for most households. In a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today, JCTR Social & Economic Development Programme Officer, Chanda Chileshe said among factors...

ZCTU describes MPs demands immoral

The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says it is immoral for Members of Parliament to demand a pay rise when workers in the public sector have been slapped with a two year wage freeze. ZCTU Secretary General Roy Mwaba in a statement issued to...

Beef up Timber industry to exploit South african market

By Chibamba Kanyama Government should beef up the timber industry so as to effectively take advantage of the looming timber shortage in South Africa. It is projected the South African local timber industry will not be able to meet the increasing demand for sawn timber,...

Lafarge and Total to sell solar lamps (Awango)

Lafarge and Total yesterday launched dual branded containers which will be stationed at Total Zambia fuel stations and will be selling solar lamps and cement. The lamps which are known as Awango have a two hour sunlight recharge and can last up to 48 hours...

ZCTU seeks intervention over Post Newspaper’s failure to pay workers

Post Newspaper Editor in Chief Fred M'membe
THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has written to the Labour Commissioner to seek Government’s intervention over The Post Newspaper’s alleged failure to pay workers for over four months. This is according to a letter obtained by the Zambia Daily Mail dated August 20,...

Pros and Cons of Chinese Investments in Zambia

By Henry Kyambalesa Of late, investments by Chinese corporations in Zambia seem to have become a topical issue among politicians and the general public. I have, therefore, found it necessary to make a contribution to the debate by citing some of the advantages and disadvantages...

State-run ZAMTEL to provide technology to manage the Toll Gates

ZAMTEL Acting CEO Sydney Mupeta delivering his remarks during the launch of ZAMTEL Kwacha
Zamtel and the National Roads Fund Agency today signed a K 1, 7 million Service Agreement for the Design, Supply, Installation and Delivery of a Wide Area Network to support efficient running and Monitoring of Toll Plazzas in six locations. Under the agreement,...

CEEC seize property worth KR 5.4 million from defaulters

THE Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has seized property worth K 5.4billion (KR5.4million) from defaulters. Speaking to journalists, shortly after a site tour of two of the seized properties in Lusaka yesterday, CEEC communications and public relations manager Glenda Masebe said the commission was pursuing...

US urges young entrepreneurs to improve Zambia’s economy

UNITED States of America Ambassador to Zambia Eric Shultz has said that Zambia has great economic potential which young entrepreneurs should tap. Mr Shultz, in a statement made available to the media in Lusaka yesterday, said one of the most important factors creating this potential...

Lumwana Mine Company hands over a science lab to Meheba School in Kalumbila

Lumine mine company has allocated US 400,000 to Lumwana Community Trust (LCT) to undertake various projects in the surrounding communities for 2015. Above, a 1 x 3 science laboratory block at Mehaba secondary school in Kalumbila district in North-Western province that has been constructed by the LCT at a total cost of 782,000 and was handed over to government
GOVERNMENT recognises the various infrastructure development initiatives being driven by mining companies meant to empower local communities as the social investments play an important role in the country’s social and economic development agenda. Speaking at the official hand-over ceremony of a science laboratory which was...

Ghana President: What has Africa done the last 60 years of independence?

Hosting President Emanuel Macron of France on 30 November last week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo said many things to his audience and host. But one key message was something like: What have African leaders done for the continent in the last 60 years of...

UPND MP calls on govt to sort out the mess in E-Voucher system implementation

United Party for National Development (UPND) Bweengwa Constituency Member of Parliament Michelo Kasauta has called on government to sort out the mess in the implementation of the E-Voucher  system in the District. Mr Kasauta also commended government for showing commitment and willingness to address challenges...

Govt welcomes the launch of FTA

Government has implored local producers and manufacturers to take advantage of the recently launched SADC Free Trade Area (FTA) to produce goods of high quality which will compete favorably in the region. Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary, Davison Chilipamushi says the launching of the...