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FQM applauds govt for deciding to fund local investors

First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQM) has applauded government over its decision to begin funding local investors to enable them invest in the mining sector. FQM Company Spokesperson, Davis Mulenga, said the decision by government to begin funding local investors is...

Kwacha has been stronger than other currencies since May-BOZ

Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor, Michael Gondwe, says the Kwacha has been stronger than other currencies since May, this year. Dr Ngondwe attributed the strength of the Kwacha to more exports than fewer imports outside and inside the country. ...

Shamenda summons Shoprite Checker’s management and union representatives

LABOUR Minister Fackson Shamenda has directed his Permanent Secretary, Trevor Kaunda to immediately summon Shoprite Checker’s management and the union representatives to resolve allegations leveled against the former. In an interview yesterday, Mr Shamenda said management at Shoprite and leaders...

Ministers are frustrating Sata – Nawakwi

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi has accused Ministers in the Patriotic Front Government of frustrating President Michael Sata's vision to transform the country. President Sata earlier this week scoffed at his minister for failing to explain...

Miles Sampa gives 30-day ultimatum to mining companies to start giving business to local suppliers

TRADE, Commerce and Industry Deputy Minister Miles Sampa has given a 30-day ultimatum to mining companies on the Copperbelt to start directing a good volume of business to local suppliers and contractors. Mr Sampa gave the ultimatum during a meeting...

President Sata urged to provide Serious policy direction

A Public Policy Expert has noted the need for Republican President Michael Sata to provide serious policy direction as he opens the Third Session of the Eleventh National Assembly this Friday. Dr Neo Simutanyi said there are so many issues...

Government launches the pilot Point of Sale for fees collections using credit cards

GOVERNMENT has launched the Point of Sale (PoS) pilot project which seeks to speed up the collection of non-tax revenue. Government has partnered with Barclays Bank Zambia Plc in the implementation of the project starting with the Immigration Department and...

Public workers should know PF party manifesto – Kasanda

Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, Peter Kasanda, has challenged civil servants in Mwinilunga district to familiarize themselves with the Patriotic Front (PF) manifest if they are to effectively implement Government policies. Ambassador Kasanda said civil servants are key drivers in pushing...

Government to procure fertiliser from Saudi Arabia, it’s cheaper than local markets-Luckson Kazabu

Government will procure Urea fertiliser under Fertiliser Input Support Programme (FISP) from Saudi Arabia because it is cheaper than local markets, Agriculture and Livestock Deputy Minister Luckson Kazabu has said. Mr Kazabu said Government had identified Saudi Arabia as one...

Kitwe City Council given 48 hours ultimatum to name councilors involved in illegal land sales

LOCAL Government and Housing Deputy Minister Forrie Tembo has given 48 hours ultimatum to Kitwe City Council management to release names of councilors and officers involved in illegal sale of the land. Mr Tembo said in an interview yesterday that...
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