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411 ViewsMany parts of Lusaka over the weekend experienced power blackout following heavy load-shedding by  the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO). Even the places that do not normally experience power cuts were this weekend in power black-outs. A check by Zambian Eye in Woodlands, Kabulonga, Chalala and Chilenje found that the areas had no power. […]

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We have benefited from Sata’s good policies says Ex-MMD Deputy Minister

358 ViewsWe have benefited immensely by Tourism policies introduced by President Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front government, former deputy Minister in the MMD government Alex has said. Luhila whose last position in government was Zambia’s High Commissioner in Nigeria was speaking on Saturday March 3, 2013 during the official opening of his multi  million lodge in […]

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549 ViewsDeputy Minister of Finance Miles Sampa says setting up an underground Rail system in Zambia is not the solution to the woos that has hit the rail transport. New Chief Executive Officer, Professor Clive Chirwa has said he will uplift the rail transport among other things by putting up an underground rail in the […]

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204 ViewsLabour Minister Fackson Shamenda says the Patriotic Front government intends to create one million jobs at the end of its first term in office. Shamenda explained in Lusaka that the PF was still committed to its campaign promises one of which is to create jobs for the Zambians. He says this year the PF […]

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174 ViewsZambia’s Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says Zambians have a responsibility to hold the Government accountable in the way is spends public funds. Chikwanda said this when he launched the 2013 Budget bulletin which is aimed at sensitizing and explaining to Members of the Public how funds are being used in the various projects that […]

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Chikwanda explains continous depreciating of kwacha

312 ViewsMr. Speaker, you very rightly directed that I issue a statement following concerns expressed by the Member of Parliament for Monze Central Hon. Jack Mwiimbu on the continued downward slippages in the Kwacha parity vis-à-vis major currencies. I start by thanking Honourable Mwiimbu for bringing the issue of the Kwacha exchange rate to the […]

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Zambia’s economic prospects for the first half favorable, Gondwe

1712 ViewsZambia’s economic prospects for the first half of 2013 have remained favorable due to expected good domestic performance driven by the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors Bank of Zambia Governor Michael Gondwe has said. Gondwe said gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to be in line with the projected annual GDP growth rate of […]

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MP accuses Zambeef of importing over 500 infected cattle

263 ViewsKalomo Member of Parliament, Request Muntanga has alleged that Zambeef imported over 500 cattle from Tanzania which were infected with prone pneumonia CBPP which is likely to cause Tuberculosis-TB in humans. Mr. Muntanga said in a point of order in Parliament today that the Tanzanian authorities allowed the exportation of the cattle even with […]

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Zambian government repossess Colum Mine from Chinese

223 ViewsGovernment has with immediate effect repossessed the Maamba Colum Coal Mine in Sinazongwe district in Southern Province. Mines Minister, Yamfwa Mukanga, told a briefing in Lusaka today that the decision has been taken after the Chinese owned company failed to address the environmental concerns. The Minister said the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mine-ZCCM-Investment Holdings will […]

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159 ViewsActionAid International Zambia Country Director Pamela Chisanga has maintained that the new investigation carried out by her organization which has exposed Zambia Sugar Company’s tax avoidance is a true reflection of the situation on the ground. Speaking at a public forum in Lusaka this morning, Ms. Chisanga said the report on the avoidance of […]

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