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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...

Response to the Final Draft Land Policy

The Final Draft of the Land Policy, as published in December 2017, hasn’t addressed or provided enough unambiguous details on some of the fundamental areas of concern. Listed below are some of the concerns that I would like to...

The Zambia Chamber of Mines is flawed on new taxes in the 2019 budget

By Engineer Victor Kunda Mwaba, MBA CSSBB   The position taken by the Zambia Chamber of Mines, regarding the new taxes proposed in Zambia’s 2019 national budget, is patently flawed. Mining policy changes are global, and they are just beginning. Zambia...

Government continues to refute claims of selling public institutions to China

Chief Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya has refuted allegations that Government is in secret talks with the Chinese government over giving away some public institutions. Ms. Siliya says ZNBC is 100 percent owned by Zambians and that it has partnerships as...

Why foreign direct investment not benefiting ordinary Zambians

It is of great concern to note that despite showing a positive picture, the mining industry has not stimulated corresponding growth in other sectors. The performance of this sector will now be assessed on the basis of growth...

Only 8% of Zambia’s population make internet calls:30 Ngwee Internet Tax misguided

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development Researcher has charged that the 30-Ngwee Internet Tax is Misguided and has since asked Government to reverse this decision. On the 12th of August, 2018, the Zambian government held a cabinet meeting at...

Restriction of selling indigenous seeds concerning

A membership based network of civil society organisation, Participatory Ecological Land-Use Management (PELUM) is concerned with the proposed regional laws that restrict the breed, sharing, exchange and selling of indigenous seed. PELUM Zambia Association is worried that the informal seed...

Dambisa Moyo on democracy, China’s economic model and foreign aid

DOHA, QATAR, August 3, 2018/APO Group/ ..The bestselling author goes Head to Head with Mehdi Hasan at the Oxford Union: Argues that it is “mad, it’s crazy” not to see major problems in Western democracy today, asserting that today’s...

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UPND accuse ECZ of disadvantaging the party by delaying the accreditation of polling agents

Acting United Party for National Development (UPND) Elections Chairperson, says the failure by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)...