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EMPLOYERS who will lay off workers as a result of the increase in the minimum wage without the approval of the Labour Office will face the wrath of the law, Minister of Labour and Social Security Fackson Shamenda says. And the United House and Domestic Workers Union of Zambia (UHDWUZ) says the union will take […]

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Heads of Procurement (HoP) from a number of Multilateral Development Banks* met in the EBRD Headquarters in London to discuss selected topics in regards to procurement under projects financed by the Banks. The HoP meets every 9 months and have during the last 10 years achieved considerable progress in the harmonization of MDB procurement principles, […]

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The Outlook for 2012-16 Highlights The president, Michael Sata, and his party, the Patriotic Front (PF), will remain in power in 2012-16. Political stability will be maintained, although it is likely to be marred by occasional social and labour unrest. • The government is expected to strike a balance between redistributing wealth and sustaining investment […]

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The Patriotic Front government has revised and increased the minimum wage for domestic, general and shop workers by over one hundred percent. Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda made the announcement in Lusaka on Wednesday at a media briefing. He announced that a domestic worker will get a minimum of K522, 400 from K250, 000 while those […]

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The Patriotic Front government risk causing food riots, Mumbwa Central Member of Parliament Brian Chituwo has warned. Dr. Chituwo who served as cabinet Minister in the MMD government told Zambian Eye in an exclusive interview that the failure to come up with an acceptable price of cotton would affect production of other crops such as […]

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The Chinese investors are now good people, ruling Patriotic Front General Secretary Wynter Kabimba has revealed. The PF while in opposition was critical and opposed to the Chinese investment that dominated the economy of Zambia accusing them of mistreating the locals and offering poor conditions of service. But today on the government owned controlled ZNBC […]

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Eastern province has been hit by fuel shortage and service stations are running without the commodity. In the provincial capital, Chipata only one service station Mt Meru had the commodity Saturday afternoon. Long queues of motorists and containers had formed up. Some motorists are reported crossing over into neighbouring Malawi to go and buy fuel. […]

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Traders at Lusaka’s Soweto Market on Saturday morning looted goods and roughed up some Congolese traders selling in the market. The traders were reacting to the burning to death of a Zambian truck driver by Congolese at the Kasumbalesa boader post on the Congolese side on Thursday. The traders destroyed goods worthy millions of Kwacha […]

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Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation have signed the historic Trilateral co-hosting Agreement for the 20th U.N WTO general assembly to be held in Livingstone and Victoria Falls town. The agreement is for the two countries’ co-hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly to be convened next year in August. President Michael Sata […]

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African mobile operator MTN said on Tuesday it is working with U.S. authorities to manage compliance with sanctions against Iran, one of its biggest markets. The telecoms giant is facing a $4.2 billion suit in U.S. courts over allegations by rival Turkcell that it used underhand tactics in acquiring the Iranian licence. Turkcell says MTN […]

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