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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Economy

Govt urges stakeholders to step up economic diversification efforts

Minister of Gender and Women Development Patricia Mulasikwanda says authorities on the Copperbelt Province should step up efforts to revisit the regional diversification programme. Mrs. Mulasikwanda said stakeholders should identify other economic activities that would help sustain improved economic status of...

Vision 2030 sensitsation takes off in Sinazongwe

The Ministry of Finance and National planning has started disseminating the vision 2030  and enlightening government heads of departments, civil society, and the traditional leaders in Southern Province. Presenting the books at a two days workshop in Sinazongwe, team leader...

Jatropha is the answer to the country’s fuel needs, says expert

Zambia needs about 200,000 hectares of land for jatropha cultivation so as to sustain the country's fuel needs per annum. Biofuels Association of Zambia chairman of Finances Andrew Chitembo said  this in Solwezi. This was at a workshop organized by Netherlands Development...

British Airways to suspend Harare, Heathrow direct flight

The British Airways (BA) has disclosed that it will suspend its direct flight between Harare and Heathrow with effect from October 28, this year. BA's Commercial Manager for South East West Africa, Steve Harrison, cited viability challenges as the major reason...

Zambian Adventist University graduates first class

Zambia's minister of education this month urged graduates of Seventh-day Adventist-owned Zambia Adventist University to put their degrees to work in the country, particularly in areas of economic development. Minister Geoffrey Lungwangwa said the graduates' good academic standing...

Kariba North Bank embarks on project to light up the streets of Siavonga

ZESCO's Kariba North Bank power station in Siavonga has embarked on a project to light up streets in Siavonga township . Power Station Manager Cyprian Chitundu told ZANIS in Siavonga today that the project that has already seen all roads leading...

Interpret the economic programmes to the people, journalists challenged

Journalists have been challenged to interpret  the various economic programmes going on in the country in terms of their benefit to the people of Zambia. Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy minister David Phiri says  it may be difficult for the people...

Grants should not be spent on salaries, says Puma

Health Deputy Minister Lwipa Puma has advised health institutions against spending government grants on remunerations. Dr Puma was speaking in Livingstone today when he paid a courtesy call on Southern Province Permanent Secretary, Darius Hakayobe. Dr. Puma said government is committed to...

MP cry foul over ZESCO’s bid to hike tariffs

An oppsitioin Parliamentarian in Mufulira district on the Copperbelt Province has appealed to the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) not to accept ZESCO's bid to hike electricity tariffs by over 60 percent. PF Kamuchanga Member of Parliament (MP) says the decision...

FRA purchases over 77 000 bags of maize in Itezhi Tezhi

The Food  Reserve Agency (FRA) has purchased  over 77,000 bags of maize in Itezhi-tezhi district in Southern Province since the marketing season began. In an interview with ZANIS in Itezhi-tezhi today, District Commissioner Leonard Shampile said that since the beginning of...
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