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Alba Iulia
Friday, May 29, 2020

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The Story of Uncompleted Buildings in Zambia

On uncompleted building projects or other major projects, my observation is that we Zambians like the word ‘mine’ or what I term the ‘I’ culture. Not that saying ‘mine’ is a bad thing in itself but it reveals one’s attitude towards valuing others as partners in development projects. ‘Mine’ for most Zambians would mean doing things by yourself and not allowing other members of your family or organisation to learn from what you are doing. The consequence of this attitude is that if that person is no longer there to complete the project then no one can do it. A cooperative attitude, on the hand, would resolve this problem as it would ensure continuity of developmental projects, whether personal or organisational

BP shares sale won’t affect oil flow — Konga

ENERGY and Water Development Minister Kenneth Konga has said that the decision by BP to sell it shares in BP Zambia will not affect the flow of petroleum products in the country. Speaking in Parliament when he delivered a ministerial...

One Hundred Days before the FIFA World Cup—What is Zambia Doing?

There is now less than 100 days before the FIFA 2010 World Cup kicks off in South Africa. Here in Zambia there is little or nothing that is being done by authorities to take advantage of this big event in our front yard. What exactly is wrong with our leaders? A fortnight ago I visited the ministry of tourism to find out what they were planning, here in Zambia, as far as the world cup was concerned. There seemed to have been no one particularly responsible for this. After running around and bouncing from office to office I was referred to the Zambia Tourism Board Managing Director who was too busy and still waiting for a call from him.

Zambia’s Informal Sector Facing Major Challenges

By Kabukabu Kawanambulu Ikwueme In recent years, there has been a wave of construction, with shopping malls becoming part of the landscape in Zambia and more in the planning phase. For shoppers who like a bit of retail...

Investing In Education

By Kabukabu Kawanambulu Ikwueme The move made by the National Constitutional conference to adopt the degree clause for presidential candidates, will shine a spotlight on Zambia‘s universities, which remain inaccessible to a large number of people in the country. This...

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...

Targeting Zambians in Tourism

By Wesley Ngwenya Last week, I happen to go on a working trip to Livingstone. The purpose of the trip was to bring awareness of the new product we were launching at work as well as solicit business in the...

African Telecom Industry – A Catalyst For Change

By Kabukabu Kawanambulu Ikwueme The rapid growth of the African telecom industry over the past few years, has remarkably transformed communication infrastructure on the continent. Just a decade ago, Africa’s telecom industry accounted for only 2% of the worlds phone...

Price Controls on Fuel Will Inhibit Competition

By Henry Kyambalesa I wish to comment on plans by Energy and Water Development Minister Kenneth Konga to “introduce uniform prices for oil products throughout Zambia to ensure equity among consumers regardless of their geographical location,” as reported in a...

Pros and Cons of Chinese Investments in Zambia

By Henry Kyambalesa Of late, investments by Chinese corporations in Zambia seem to have become a topical issue among politicians and the general public. I have, therefore, found it necessary to make a contribution to the debate by citing some...

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President Lungu jets into North-western province

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