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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 30 year old maid of Lusaka for being in possession of US$700 counterfeit notes. DEC Public Relations Officer Samuel Silomba says the maid identified as Rose Nikisi of Ng’ombe Compound was on September 12 found in possession of the counterfeit notes which she presented to a named […]

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Zambia will invest $120 million to revamp a railway line linking Africa’s top copper producer with South Africa to move transport from road to rail, its finance minister said on Friday. Zambia exports the bulk of its copper through the port of Durban in South Africa, but most mining companies transport the metal by road […]

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Government has given investors in Kabwe seven days’ ultimatum of which to improve workers conditions of services failure to which they will risk prosecution. Speaking when he paid a surprise visit to Industries in Kabwe yesterday Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security Ronald Chitotela, expressed sadness in the manner in which workers are treated […]

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Transporters in Solwezi have threatened to shun the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) if rates for certain routes are not revised. The aggrieved Tansporters are reported to have vowed not to participate in the programme if government was not going to revise the rates especially for routes like Mushindamo. Solwezi District Agricultural Committee (DAC) chairperson […]

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RSZ bosses’ flight stopped

RAILWAY Systems of Zambia (RSZ) managers, whose concession agreement with Zambia Railways was terminated on Monday, yesterday made a failed attempt to leave the country. And Government has confiscated the passports and employment permits of the management officials, ordering them not to leave the country until a full and thorough audit of all Zambia Railways […]

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Government has revoked the concession agreement of the Railway systems of Zambia and placed it under Zambia Railways Limited with immediate effect. Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says the repossession of the company has been necessitated by mismanagement of the assets which has resulted in untold deterioration. Mr Chikwanda made the announcement on Monday in a […]

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Private Sector hails RSZ concession probe

The Private Sector Development Association (PSDA) has commended President Michael Sata for directing Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba to look into the concession of Zambia Railways to Railway Systems of Zambia. PSDA chairperson Yusuf Dodia says if there is evidence that the concession agreement was dubiously done, it will be important for the government to ensure […]

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Zambia Railways concession was corruptly done says Sata, orders Kabimba to probe it

President Michael Sata has directed newly appointed Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba to look into the concession of Zambia Railways to Railway Systems of Zambia which he said was marred with corruption. Zambia Railways was concessioned to Railway Systems of Zambia on 3rd December,2003 for a period of 20 years by the MMD Government under the […]

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Government has drawn up a budget of about K89 billion for the establishment of the proposed provincial television and radio stations across the country. Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Mwansa Kapaya disclosed that government is working hard towards establishing provincial television and radio stations in line with the ruling Patriotic Front manifesto. Mr. Kapeya […]

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Government has set aside K7.2 trillion for the 2013 to 2015 phase one developmental plan for Muchinga province. Muchinga Province minister Malozo Sichone disclosed this saying the money will go towards the building of infrastructure in all the six districts the region. Mr. Sichone named the districts as Chinsali, Mpika, Isoka, Nakonde, Mafinga and Chama. […]

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