Secretaries are key to business development – Kitwe DAO

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Kitwe District Administrative Officer Stephen Lindunda has said mishandling of customers by secretaries is contributing to organisations losing billions of kwacha. Speaking when he officially opened a professional secretaries workshop on the theme 'Quality,Excellence and Professionalism' at Kitwe's Edinburgh Hotel today, Mr Lindunda said...

KCM to spend K400m on sinking 12 boreholes in Chingola

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Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is to spend over K400 million on sinking 12 bore-holes in areas which were affected by the pollution of the Kafue river in Chingola last year. KCM spokesperson Sam Equamo told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka that the boreholes will be...

Albidon dismisses claims on employment prerequisities

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Management at Albidon Nickle Zambia limited in Mazabuka have dismissed claims  that people seeking jobs at the company are being asked to travel to Ndola for medical examinations before they are offered jobs. Company Corporate and Safety Manager, Sestus Mulenga, described as baseless, claims by...

Excise duty reduction cheers Parley Committee

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The Committee on the estimates to the Customs and Excise Amendment bill, has welcomed the reduction of excise duty on electricity from 5 percent to 3 percent. Committee Chairperson Batuke Simenda told Parliament today that the reduction was welcome as it would free resources for re-investment...

Zambia, Nambia sign MOU

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Zambia and Namibia today signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Political Consultation between Foreign Affairs Ministries of the two countries and the establishment of a dry port at Walvis Bay. Mines Minister Kalombo Mwansa signed on behalf of Zambia while a Mr Marco Haufiku...

Times of Zambia unionised workers stage sit-in-protest

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Unionised workers at the Times of Zambia/Printpak who included Journalists this morning staged a sit-in protest  over delayed negotiations to increase their salaries. The workers who were adamant to return to work have since resumed operations and a meeting between management and union officials has...

ZSIC workers awarded K600, 000 pay rise

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Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZSIC) workers have been awarded a K600, 000 salary increment across the board. ZSIC Managing Director Ireen Muyenga says the collective agreement was reached within a short time. Ms Muyenga was speaking during a signing ceremony between ZSIC and the Zambia Union mof...

Canal to be built to link Zambia, Angola

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The Zambian government has announced a project to dig a canal that will link Shangombo district in Zambia's Western province with Angola's border city Rivungu at a cost of 1 billion kwacha (about 240,000 U.S. dollars). The canal will be used for agricultural, trade and...

Govt appreciates private sector support in national development

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Government says it appreciates the role played by the private sector in national development and improvement of the living standards of the people. Northwestern Province Minister, Kenneth Chipungu, government is eager to promote public-private sector partnership in efforts of achieving the development agenda of the nation. Mr. Chipungu...

KCM donates Hearse to Chililabombwe council

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Konkola Copper Mines, KCM, has given the Chililabombwe Municipal Council a Hearse to help ease the transportation of dead bodies from the mortuary to cemeteries. KCM rehabilitated the donated vehicle at a cost of K26 million following a request for assistance by the local authority. Speaking...

Increased foreign trade, investment to boost job chances for youths

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Government says it will fully utilize opportunities created by increased foreign trade and investment to create more jobs for youths in the country. Samfya District Commissioner, Sylvester Chimfwembe, said this in a statement yesterday to mark this year's youth day celebrations under the theme "Youth Rise...

University seeks partnership with Malaysian investors

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Proprietors of Victoria Falls University of Technology have implored the Malaysian businessmen to partner with the institution in providing quality education to Zambia. Proprietor of the University Akapelwa Ehueni said the shareholders of the university were interested in private investment and hoped the Malaysians would come...

Investrust Bank donates to Cheshire Homes

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Investrust Bank PLC has commended Cheshire Home of Chawama for its selfless efforts in caring for the less privileged in society. Investrust Bank Plc Corporate Dealer, Josephine Djokotoe, said Cheshire Homes was doing a commendable job by providing food, shelter and care for the orphaned, aged, ...

4,000 teachers to be employed this year

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Parliament heard today that a total number of 15, 485 teachers have been employed between the period of 2003 to the year 2007. Minister of Education Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa told the house that government would this year employ an additional 4,000 teachers to help address the...

HODI donates goats to Choma farmers

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A non-governmental organization has donated goats to villagers in Choma's Mbala and Simunzele areas towards efforts of enhancing livestock farming in the area. HODI donated one hundred goats to villagers at a ceremony held at Mbala in Choma yesterday. Choma Acting District Commissioner, Mungoni Simulilika, said welcomed...