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...

Price of Maize increased by 30 per cent in Kabompo

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Maize dealers have hiked the price of maize in Kabompo by more than 30 per cent. A check by ZANIS  today found maize dealers of Musamba market selling a 10 kilogramme container of maize at K20,000 from K15,000 last month. Musamba Market Chairman, Kennedy Samba told ZANIS...

FRA contracts Luwingu council to transport marooned maize to Chilubi

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The Food Reserve Agency, FRA, has contracted the Luwingu District Council to transport 926 x 50 kilogramme bags of basal and top dressing fertilizer to Chilubi district. The fertilizer consignment was marooned in Luwingu due to poor road networking. Luwingu District Council Secretary, Harris Bwalya,...

Unemployment level in Zambia rises to 16 per cent

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The Central Statistical Office( CSO)  says 16 percent of the 4.9 million persons available to engage in the labour market are unemployed. CSO Acting Director, Modesto Banda, says according to the 2005 Labour Force Survey, more males are currently unemployed in the country. Addressing the Press during...

Govt. scouts for K12 billion for floods disaster

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Works and Supply Minister, Kapembwa Simbao, has disclosed that Government is scouting for K12 billion towards assisting flood victims in various parts of the country. Speaking in a telephone interview, Mr. Simbao told Zambia News and Information Service that the flood situation in the country is...

Govt. to support valuable investment

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Government says it would support investments that  are inclined to providing solutions to the complex issues that have fuelled stagnation of  the development efforts in various sectors of the economy. And Celtel managing Director, David Venn, says his organisation has invested over K60 billion on the...

Magoye farmers worried over bridge

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Farmers in Magoye constituency have cried foul over the bridge which is at the verge of collapsing. Dumba Settlement Farmer  Association  representative Ackson Mainga  said the bridge is on the verge of collapsing  due to heavy rains experienced in the area. He disclosed that more than 1,000 farmers...

Govt to create treasury dept to deal with pilferage and cyber fraud

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Government  says it is in the process of creating a treasury department at the Ministry of Finance and National Planning that would strengthen the fight against pilferage of public resources and cyber fraud. Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary in charge of finance management and administration, Mbikusita...

CSUZ not happy with four percent increment for public workers

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The Civil Servants Union of Zambia (CSUZ) Mansa Branch has expressed sadness over the four percent salary increment offered to  civil servants by government. CSUZ Mansa Vice District Chairman Stephen Sinkamba  told ZANIS in a press statement in Mansa today that the increment did not equate...

FRA told to come up with measures aimed at improving crop marketing ops

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Government has directed the Food Reserve Agency(FRA) to work out stringent measures aimed at revamping crop marketing operations. Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Ben Kapita said in Kabwe that government had presented a 13 point letter containing suggestions on how to improve crop marketing to FRA. Addressing...

First Quantum Minerals to construct 32km road amounting to US$ 4M

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First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has proposed to construct a 32- kilometre road to connect Solwezi to Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a cost of US$4 million. Briefing stakeholders at a meeting held at Floriana Lodge yesterday, FQM Survey v Consultant Ian Robinson...

Mbala transporters cry foul over FRA’s failure to pay dues

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Mbala Chambers of Commerce and Industry has petitioned the Food Reserved Agency (FRA) over delayed payments to local Transporters who werecontracted to ferry maize from different buying centers to Omnia depot Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman Peter Mutale told ZANIS today that local Transporters...

ZESCO owed over K60 billion by former miners

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The Zambia Electricity and Supply Corporation (ZESCO) says it is owed over K60 billion Kwacha in unpaid electricity bills from people living in former Mine  townships on the Copperbelt. And the Energy Regulation Body (ERB) has called on the Media to publicise the challenges and constraints...