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Chikwanda admits but underplays budget deficit

361 ViewsThe Zambian government has now accepted that they have a deficit in its 2013 National Budget after disputing reports recently. Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda admitted Sunday, August 11, 2013 before the Press in Lusaka but he underplayed the development as normal. admits “Yes there is a budget deficit but deficits are normal. It happens everywhere and there is […]

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Council of Churches commends govt for reviewing Mining regulations

236 Views    The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) would like to commend the government, through the Ministry of Mines, Energy and water Development for embarking on a programme to review Zambia’s mining regulations. As a Church mother body that seeks to promote transparency and accountability in the management of natural resources, we have over […]

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Zambia Railways to reposes  Mulobezi Ra​ilways

607 ViewsZAMBIA Railways Limited plans to repossess Mulobezi Railway from the concessionaire to ensure that it becomes a critical integral part of the company. The concession agreement with the Mulobezi operator comes to an end this December. Zambia Railways Chief Executive Officer Muyenga Atanga has told the Daily Mail saying Mulobezi line has been neglected […]

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Chinese contractors pledges to empower locals

653 ViewsA Chinese contractor engaged to re-construct Maramba Stadium in Livinsgtone has pledged to employ locals in the area. David Zhang Site Manager for China Jiangsu whose reconstructing the stadium at a cost of K22 million said he will employ over 50 Livingstone residents during the project as a a way of empowering them. Zhang […]

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Scott opens Agriculture Show, urges farmers to take advantage of subsidy removal

164 ViewsVice Preident Guy Scott has urged commercial farmers in the country to take advantage of the removal of subsidies to export maize in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Dr Scott said South Africa’s decision to stop supplying maize in the region has resulted in many neighbouring countries facing maize deficit. “This situation […]

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ZDDM seeks clarification from Zambia Bureau of Standards on Zambeef Saga

230 ViewsThe Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) has written to the Zambia Bureau of Standards to seek clarification on the presence of Aromatic Aldehydes in the imported ZAMBEEF products from the United Kingdom. ZDDM President, Edwin Sakala said in a letter addresed to the Director of Zambia Bureau of Standards dated August 1,2013 and obtained […]

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179 ViewsAt its July 2013 meeting, the Committee noted the continued presence of upside risks to the inflation objective arising from continued cost push pressures largely associated with pass-through effects of the depreciation of the Kwacha. The Committee also anticipates that further inflationary pressures may arise from demand pull factors in the coming months. The […]

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259 ViewsPresident Michael Sata has expressed satisfaction at the successful auctioning of emeralds held in Lusaka recently. Sata said the Kagem Mines held a low grade emerald auction which realised US$ 15.2 milion, the higest value ever. He added that another auction of high grade emeralds realised US$31.5 million which was also the second highest […]

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1280 ViewsThe Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) has changed the Examinations timetable for grades Sevens and Twelve. ECZ Director Micheal Chilala said the revision has been done to allow the grade sevens and nine time to report to school in January 2014 together with pupils from all the grades. He said grade seven will start their […]

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Workers’ protest paralyse Taj Pamodzi Hotel

262 Views Operations at the Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka were on Thursday grounded to a halt after Unionized workers staged a protest demanding increase in their salaries. Management and few causal workers were found attending to clients. The workers who were found sitting at the Hotel’s car park area said they want management to give them […]

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