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World Bank Vice president visits Zambia

World Bank Vice president visits Zambia

World Bank Vice President for The African Region Makhtar Diop has today arrived in Zambia for consultative meetings on the country’s development priorities. During the visit Mr. Diop is scheduled to meet President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in Lusaka to re-affirm the World Bank’s continued support to Zambia. He will also use the opportunity to share […]

By Gideon Thole LUANSHYA Municipal Council has scooped the Best Institutional Exhibitor Award prize at the ongoing Luanshya District Agriculture Show which opened its gates to the public at the weekend. The local authority, which participated in the annual three-day Show, beat other contenders in the Best Institutional Exhibitors category, the Technical Vocational Training Centre […]

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Bank of Zambia warns against miracle money prophets

The Bank of Zambia has cautioned members of the general public against falling prey to some Prophets who claim to make miracle money. Bank of Zambia Banking, Currency and Payments Systems Director, Lazarous Kamanga tells Q-News that no one can create money unless it has come from somewhere. Kamanga has wondered why the Prophets who […]

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Government still optimistic sealing a deal with IMF

Government has maintained that there is no conditionality attached to its engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary for Economic Management and Finance, Mukuli Chikuba says the current IMF programs no longer have conditionality on employment and wages. Mr. Chikuba says the IMF program focuses on social protection and therefore […]

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Proflight Zambia launches promotional discount for Durban Travelers

Proflight Zambia has launched a promotional 20 percent discount fare for travelers heading to Durban from June 25 to July 11 for the ‘Vodacom Durban July’ – Africa’s greatest horse racing event. Zambia’s scheduled airline Proflight has spread its wings to bring the magic closer to travelers in Zambia and the southern region through the […]

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Lafarge Zambia launches Health and Safety Month

Lafarge Zambia has launched this year’s Health and Safety Month under the theme “I stop unsafe work”. The month provides an opportunity for Lafarge Zambia to celebrate achievements as well as engage all stakeholders including Government to try and make step change improvements in Health and Safety performance. It tries to do this through promoting […]

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75% Electricity Tariff hike

By Hjoe Moono Following the approval of the 75% increase in electricity tariffs, I have heard on radio and TV, and even read in the newspapers that government is warning manufacturers and business houses not to adjust their prices upwards in light of the increase in electricity tariffs. The Minister of Energy, Hon. David Mabumba […]

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First Quantum Minerals push copper output up by 11 percent

Copper production at Kansanshi mine and the ramp-up of production at Sentinel mine helped push First Quantum Minerals’ copper output up by 11 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Strong performances at the company’s Las Cruces mine in Spain also helped bolster total copper sales to 132,356 […]

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ZRA freezes Lamasat bank accounts over K14 million debt

The Zambia Revenue Authority has written to Finance and Barclays Bank, ordering the financial institutions to freeze the accounts of Lamasat International Ltd over unpaid taxes amounting to K14 million. According to a garnishee order signed by director for treasury Benjamin Simpungwe, ZRA wants the banks to remit any monies in the company accounts to […]

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Zambia records maize bumper harvest, lifts export ban

Zambia has recorded a maize bumper harvest of over 3,606,549 metric tonnes. And Government has since lifted the ban on export of maize and maize products. Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya announced this in Lusaka today when she released crop forecast estimates for 2016-2017 season. Ms Siliya said the country has also recorded increases in […]

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