State partners with World Bank, EU over mining rights

Dr. Kalombo Mwansa has disclosed that his ministry has partnered with the World Bank and the European Union in redesigning and  modernising the existing mining rights in the licensing system in Zambia. He said the new mining system CADASPRE will position Zambia in line with international...

My experience working in the eastern cape

I had to meet Prof A at the reception of the hospital at 7.15hrs. He was to introduce me to the people in the surgical department. As I stood there nervous wondering what the day would be like. I looked around this newly built...

Govt steps up measures to rid streets of kids

Government has stepped up measures to rid streets of Lusaka and other big towns of street kids and has subsequently called on the members of the public to stop giving handouts to children in the streets. Community Development and Social Services Minister Catherine Namugala...

Government unveils a K12 trillion budget

Government has unveiled a K12 trillion for the year 2007 of which, 72 percent is to be financed domestically while the remaining 28 percent will be from external financing. The K12.042.4 billion budget under the theme "from stability to improved service delivery" represents about 26.6 percent...

Come up with growth oriented, pro- poor budget, Govt told

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has implored government to come up with a national budget that is growth oriented and pro-poor to reduce poverty the majority Zambians are going through. UPND says the attainment of the HIPC completion point should benefit more...

Church leader calls on ACC, Taskforce to probe the K3 trillion scandal

A Lusaka based clergyman has called on the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Taskforce on Corruption to launch investigations into the K 3 trillion reported to have been stolen by some civil servants. Christ Impact Ministries Leader, Prophet Hastings Mzumara told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka...

Bailiffs seize goods, vehicles worth million of kwacha in Kafue

Bailiffs  from the Lusaka High Court today seized office equipment and motor vehicles from two catholic learning institutions and national housing authority in Kafue for failing to settle outstanding ground rates owed to Kafue district Council.  Kafue District Council Secretary,Ronica Miyoba confirmed the seizure of...

Delayed project annoy Chief Sinazongwe

By Tovin Ngombe The irrigation Schemes earmarked to be belt in Sinazongwe district have been a disappointment, have taken too long, and people are fed up bemoans Chief Sinazongwe. The Chief told the Small Scale Irrigation Project (SSIP) steering committee that paid a courtesy call...

Zambia commissions electronic weighbridge.

Zambia today commissioned the first ever-electronic weighbridge constructed at the cost of K3.4 billion, in Kapiri Mposhi, Central Province. The weighbridge has been co-financed by the European Union and the Royal Norwegian government. Speaking when he commissioned the weighbridge, Works and Supply Minister, Kapembwa Simabo said government has...

Cold reception for China’s president

China's pledge to pour US$800 million into Zambia over the next three years has been given a frosty reception on the ground, as many locals believe the investment will hold little benefit for the people, two-thirds of whom live on one dollar or less...

Getting Registered in South Africa

How to register as a General Practitioner in South Africa Step 1. Apply to the F.W.M.P (Foreign Workforce Management Program) based in Pretoria. (They allegedly do not support employment of doctors from developing countries.) You will be asked provide the following Covering letter giving details of your reasons...

China launches mining program in Zambia

Chinese President Hu Jintao capped a two-day visit to  Zambia by inaugurating a massive mining investment partnership that has been heralded as a model for Beijing's growing business interests in Africa. Hu, who arrived in Zambia on Saturday, was traveling Monday to Namibia —...

China Offers Zambia Investment Package

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday offered Zambia a multimillion dollar investment package aimed at boosting ties. Facing mounting accusations of Chinese exploitation of African labor and resources _ an issue during last year's Zambian presidential elections Hu Jintao stressed that Beijing...

Maize Production Almost a Success Story

Zambia is poised to have a maize surplus this season but it is still unlikely that the food will reach many of the 58 percent of Zambians that are classified as extremely poor. The ministry of agriculture recently released a national food balance sheet...

Government oders cobalt smelter Closure

The Zambia Government has told Chambishi Metals plc it must shut down its cobalt smelter for 45 to 60 days in order to make repairs following an explosion last month in which its circuit was damaged. The accident, which happened on January 21, is costing...