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Alba Iulia
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Feature Economy

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...

Maize is a poor mans crop – Sinkamba

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has maintained that maize is a poor mans crop which should not be used a poverty reduction strategy. Responding to a press query on the floor price of K65 per 50kg bag of maize, Mr....

ZRA urged to publish the recently completed audit for mining companies

The Zambia Tax Platform has called on the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to publish outcomes from the recently finalized audit of mining companies. ZRA recently launched a tax probe after the authority unearthed a scam alleging that one of the...

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Napsa Stars sign Tapson Kaseba

Napsa Stars have confirmed the signing of Green Eagles striker Tapson Kaseba. Kaseba joined Napsa on a one-year loan deal...

Makoye Bridge In Monze Washed Away By Flash Floods

Government officials in Monze District have confirmed the washing away of the bridge at Makoye which connects Chikuni Mission and surrounding villages to Chisekese. Monze...

Young Zambian Doctor and Lusaka Global Shaper to represent Zambian Mental Health Perspective at World Economic Forum

A young Zambian Doctor and Global Shaper, Dalal Naeem has been invited to attend and speak at this year’s World Economic Forum, Road to...

Bishop Chomba warns Controlling Officers fixated with politics

LOCAL Government Permanent Secretary Bishop Edward Chomba has warned Local Authority Controlling Officers to stir off politics as they are civil servants. In a stern...

Zambia presents$ 9.5 billion opportunity for the private sector to invest in sustainable development, says Standard Chartered

The Standard Chartered Sustainable Development Goals Investment Map has revealed an almost 10 trillion US dollars opportunity for private-sector investors across all emerging markets...
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