Change with Economic Continuity

By Chibamba Kanyama The success of the economic policies of the Michael Sata-led government will depend on the speedy and open adoption of the programmes initiated by the previous regime. It has been a common practice in Zambia that whenever there is a regime change, leaders...

Economic Growth Cheers Government

The Government says the favourable performance of the economy in several sectors such as in mining, agriculture and tourism is expected to register strong economic growth in the next half of 2011. Finance and National Planning Deputy Minister Hon. Chileshe Kapwewe said the...

KCM must behave as a good corporate citizen

Mining is a global business. The copper mining value chain involves many players including; input suppliers, mining companies, smelters, contracted suppliers of labour, wholesalers, and consumers. Others are governments, labour unions, mining NGO’s, chamber of mines, other business associations, London Metal Exchange, transporters etc. Anything that goes on at KCM affects the whole nation

Mulungushi textiles coming back

Government has assured Kabwe residents that it is making joint efforts with the Chinese government to re-open the Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles joint venture (ZCMT) which was closed due to under-capitalisation.   Mr Kunda said on March 27 at a public rally that the construction of schools,...

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 be considered for clarification before the...

Mining firms prospecting for minerals in National Parks

Parliament yesterday heard that three firms are prospecting for minerals in the Lochinvar National park and Kafue flats in Bweengwe constituency. Mines and Mineral Development Minister has told parliament that Albidon Zambia limited, Dongwe and other small licensed firms are prospecting for Gypsum and...

5 major Zambian roads to be upgraded

THE Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has released US$71million to the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) to finance the upgrading of five major roads in Zambia to tarmac level. The released amount is part of the US$262 million DBSA has loaned the agency for...

ZESCO’s tariff hike is justifiable-BOZ Chief

Bank of Zambia Governor Caleb Fundanga has said ZESCO’s decision to increase electricity tariffs to 25.6 percent was justifiable for a growing economy like Zambia. Dr. Fundanga said the increase in ZESCO tariffs was vital for increased production of power by the utility company. The Governor...

Reconsider 66% electricity tariff increase- Kawana

The Action National Group for Emerging Leaders (ANGEL) has called on the Zambian Government to be cautious with the way it handled the proposed 66 percent electricity tariff increase by the Zambia Electricity and Supply Corporation (ZESCO). Mr.Kawana said the tariff increase proposed...

Rains Damage Lusaka-Chirundu road

The Lusaka -Chirundu Road has been damaged on the Kapilingozi stretch, about 100 Kilometres from Lusaka. Rain water from nearby mountains and rockfalls have contributed to the damage to the road. The incident follows recent repairs by China Heinan which was recently contracted to reconstruct the stretch of the road at Kapilingozi to improve safety. Motorists have blamed the damage on poor workmanship by the Chinese company. Road Development Agency, RDA, Head of Public Relations, Loyce Saili, says the damage is serious.

Govt signs K68 bn agreement

Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed an agreement aimed at strengthening the electoral process in Zambia. The agreement, which will cost about K67.7 billion (US$14.56 million), will run for a period of four years and will be co-financed by the...

How to build Wakanda: Lessons for African leaders from ‘Black Panther’

As "Black Panther" nears a billion in box office worldwide, many Africans have flocked to theaters, sporting traditional African attires with pride to watch their brothers and sisters portrayed as superheroes, a narrative that has been lacking in popular culture. With the World Bank's Global...

Zambia to export power to South Africa for World Cup

Zambia has agreed to supply power to South Africa to help avoid power disruptions during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the head of the state power utility Zesco said on Saturday. South Africa's power grid has been under pressure for more than two years and...

Government to build more hostels at the University of Zambia

GOVERNMENT will ensure that more hostels are constructed at the University of Zambia and the deteriorated roofing system is renovated with utmost urgency. Education Minister Dora Siliya said this in Lusaka yesterday during the tour of the University of Zambia Great East Road campus. She said...

Zambia gets US $81.2 million funding

The Executive Board of International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday approved US$81.2 million for Zambia’s poverty reduction programmes under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement. The release of the funds will bring the total disbursements to US$262.5 million this year. This is contained...