Sensitise small-scale farmers — Kapita

AGRICULTURE and Cooperatives Minister, Ben Kapita, has directed extension officers and the District Cooperative Unions (DCUs) countrywide to embark on a sensitisation exercise to enable small-scale farmers to improve on crop yields. Mr Kapita said the move would ensure that farmers remained competitive locally as...

Govt still committed to MDGs

Government says it still attachés great importance to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Deputy Health Minister Dr. Lwipa Puma said Government will continue to support initiatives aimed at attaining MDGs. He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Director of Clinical...

Finland contributes K52 bn towards PLARD

The Finish government has contributed about 10 million Euros (K52 billion) towards the Program for  Luapula Agricultural and Rural Development (PLARD), a bilateral initiative by Zambia and Finland for the improved agricultural sector in Luapula Province. At the launch of the program in Mansa last...

CEC to boost power to mines, list shares

Copperbelt Energy Company (CEC) will spend $60 million to increase power supply to  copper mines by 40 percent and plans to list on the Lusaka bourse, a senior executive said on Wednesday. Hanson Sindowe, the executive chairman of CEC, told Reuters that the firm...

New Hydro Power station in Mporokoso cheers Science PS

Government has expressed happiness at the innovation of the main Hydro power station  in Mporokoso district. Science and Technology permanent secretary Dr. Paul Zambezi says government will make every effort to protect the site and replicate the idea so that it serves the people in the...

SADC marks Africa Freedom by celebrating a range of welcome developments on the

The Southern African Development Community, SADC, says this year's Africa Freedom Day is an occasion to celebrate a range of welcome developments on the continent. A statement released to the Zambia News and Information Services, ZANIS,  by the SADC Corporate Communications Unit  says this is...

Pressure for resettlement of polluted MCM residents increases

Civil society grouping in Mufulira on the Copperbelt hasadded its voice to calls for the urgent resettlement of residents living near  the local Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in the wake of increasing pollution levels from the smelter upgrade plant. The Development Education Community Project (DECOP)...

Kasempa NATSAVE employees in court for theft of money

Two male Accounts Clerks at the National Savings and Credit Bank (NATSAVE) in Kasempa today appeared for plea for theft by public servant contrary to section 277 and 27, Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia. This was in a case in which Victor Nyondo...

China boosts mining investments to $900 million

China has boosted its planned investment to US$900 million in Zambia`s mineral-rich Copper Belt over the next four years, the government said on Wednesday. The Ministry of Commerce and Trade said China Nonferrous Metals Corporation (CNMC) president Luo Tao told Zambian authorities that Chinese firms...

COMESA adopts customs union

THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states have adopted the Customs Union, after approval of recommendations of an inter-ministerial task force report. COMESA Secretary General Erastus Mwencha said the 23rd meeting of the Council of Ministers endorsed the formation of the...

Zambia to use development finances prudently

GOVERNMENT will cautiously utilise opportunities for development finance that has been created as a result of the country reaching the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) completion point. Finance and National Planning Minister, Ng’andu Magande, said this when he addressed delegates at the ongoing African Development...

Stanchart launches electronic banking channel

STANDARD Chartered Bank has launched the one-stop proprietary electronic banking channel for its corporate and institutional clients called Straight2Bank. The fully integrated end-to-end platform provides cash, trade, foreign exchange and securities services via a single sign-on access. This is according to a Press release made available...

UNZA technology unit cries for funding

THE Technology Development Advisory Unit (TDAU) at the University of Zambia (UNZA) has appealed to the Government to source for funding to help it acquire modern machinery so that it can introduce more technological solutions. TDAU manager, Mukombo Tambatamba, said in Lusaka yesterday that the...

Delayed salaries contribute to corruption, Police official

Katete District Police Commanding Officer, Notosi Chikatula says delayed salaries and absence of extra duty allowances for civil servants are major factors leading to increased cases of corruption in districts. Speaking during an Anti-Corruption Commission, ACC, sensitization meeting with government and non governmental organizations'...

Kitwe Boys Secondary School in need of K150 million

Kitwe Boys Secondary School says it needs about  K150million  to rebuild Classroom Blocks  made of  asbestos  which were posing a health risk to the pupils at the School. And Government says a Nation that neglects its education system can not achieve any meaningful development and sustainable...