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Corruption Alert; Fertiliser Tender, Procurement of Corruption in Motion

By Emmanuel Mwamba Last week, Government cancelled a public tender for the supply, delivery, warehousing and distribution of D-compound(basal) and Urea Fertiliser under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). The tender was conducted under the Open National Bidding procurement...

Lessons to be learnt from Ghana’s Debt Stock after an IMF Deal

The CSO Debt Alliance says the rapid accumulation of debt that comes due to the improvements in credit ratings as investor confidence improves is one lesson Zambia can draw from Ghana’s experience on an Extended Credit Facility. The Alliance Coordinator...

With strengthened Kwacha, should Multi-Choice Reduce Subscription Fees

By David Chishimba I know my elder brother Thomas Sipalo is very passionate about this campaign, but I think it's very important to do some research before one starts or joins any campaign to ascertain whether the campaign is really...

Zambia under Hakainde Hichilema: welcome to the ‘homegrown’ dictatorship of the IMF and finance capital!

By Azwell Banda Satisfied that Hakainde Hichilema and his UPND friends in government mean business to carry Zambia forward towards complete loss of sovereignty from where Fredrick Jacob Titus Mpundu Chiluba failed, the IMF on the 31st of August finally...

Zambia’s Kwacha is the worlds best performer against the US dollar

Here's Zambia's secret to controlling inflation and strengthening its currency When he first came into office, almost a year ago, Zambia’s new president was ridiculed by skeptics who called him, “the calculator boy,” for his strong focus on the economy...

The Formular Shows that Bus Fares Should be Reduced by K2.50

By David Chishimba President - Association of Unemployed Youths We all want prices of goods and services to reduce, so that the cost of living can also reduce, but it shouldn't be at the expense of others. The economy is...

US commends FQM for injecting U$1.35 billion in copper production

US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose  Fernandez has commended  First Quantum Minerals (FQM) for injecting 1.35 billion dollar investment in Zambia. The Department of State representative has also praised the company for its...

Farmers Union against the curtailing Grain exports in favor of value added products

The Zambia National Farmers Union has voiced its concern against any policy that would  seek to promote value addition only by curtailing grain exports. The union described such an idea as  misplaced and  short sighted. It said the hope...

Citizen’s Empowerment Vs Lazard: Restructuring Zambia’s Debt.

By Mwamba Peni II From the onset, I am sure you are aware by now that both the Minister responsible for Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank have admitted that our debt is unsustainable. For me, that is...

FQM Kalumbila and Kansashi job losses not merry

Based on a company memo dated December 21, First Quantum Minerals (FQM), follows the lead of Mopani Copper Mines, of cutting thousands of jobs at their mining operations in Northwestern Province of Zambia. The irony of it all, the...

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Queen Elizabeth’s life of service honoured at historic funeral

The Queen's life-long sense of duty has been remembered in her state funeral service at Westminster Abbey. The Dean of...