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104 ViewsPresident 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 […]

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195 ViewsGovernment 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. […]

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175 ViewsGovernment 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 […]

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152 ViewsOlympic Milling in Mufulira District has denounced reports that the recent hike in mealie meal prices was as a result of the increase of the minimum wage. Company Finance Director David Mulindwa told Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda, who visited the firm today that the increase came as a result of the need to meet […]

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225 ViewsMinistry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga has revealed that there is overwhelming evidence in the missing K82.6 billion Mwami Border Post pirated DVD scam. Mr. Malupenga said at a press briefing today that his ministry obtained documented evidence outlining the seizure and transportation of the 19 packets of pirated DVDs. […]

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152 ViewsOVER 50,000 x 50 kilogramme bags of maize worth K3.2 billion have gone to waste at the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Nkandazovu satellite depot in Kalomo because of poor storage. And more than 200,000 bags of maize, which were bought from farmers during the last two crop marketing seasons have been marooned at the […]

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154 ViewsBasic Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) in Choma District in the Southern Province have challenged local banks in the districts to provide effective services to its clients BETUZ District Chairman Howard Kalinda told SKY FM in Choma that his Union has noted with concern the poor delivery of service that the local banks are […]

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247 ViewsLess than a year in the office, former Pemba Member of Parliament has with immediate effect been fired as Executive Director for Food Reserve Agency (FRA). The FRA Board Chairperson Guy Robinson announced in a statement that the decision to terminate Mr Matongo’s contract was arrived at during a Board Meeting held at the […]

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177 ViewsThe Central Bank in Zambia has moved the date for rebasing of the currency to 1st January,2013. Head of Public Relations Department Kanguya Mayondi announced through a press statement in Lusaka on Wednesday Mayondi stated that consequently the rebased Kwacha will become legal tender on the same date and will accordingly be accepted as […]

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138 ViewsEver since the minimum wage was announced by the government to compel employers to decently remunerate vulnerable workers, controversy has been plenty. Some employers have threatened to cut down on workers so that they could pay the few remaining a decent wage while others have simply refused to comply forcing some workers to take […]

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