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Mayors’ and Council Chairperson emoluments determined

By Isaac Mwanza Government has determined the Emoluments of Mayors and Council Chairpersons to also include security at their residences, new subsistence allowances from K900 to K1,500 per day. The top 4 Mayors in Zambia receive take-home salaries ranging from K18,000 to K25,000 per month. So how much are we going to be spending on […]

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Government needs to increase revenue from Mines

By Cleb Fundanga Zambia as a country is gifted with an abundance of natural resource. The biggest injustice one can point out is how government has failed to critically implement measures that will regulate mines as well as provide technical and financial assistance to indigenous Zambians in the mining industry. The national budget of 2017 […]

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The Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has expressed dismay at media reports indicating that statehouse has intervened in the court proceeding were ZCCM Investment Holdings had sued First Quantum Minerals for defrauding them of US$1.4 billion. The JCTR says if such reports are true, it basically validates speculations that the government shareholdings in the […]

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Proflight gets on board with TEDx

Proflight Zambia has commended TEDx Lusaka for bringing together some of Zambia’s brightest minds and innovators at its 5th TEDx Lusaka event held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre recently. This year’s event, themed ‘To get lost is to learn the way’, brought together people from different walks of life and a spectrum of professions […]

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Africa’s future as industrial powerhouse depends on electricity supply – IMF

The International Monetary Fund has predicted that the African continent is expected to become the world’s second-fastest growing economy by 2020. With vast natural resources and short shipping lanes to the Americas, Europe and Asia, Africa has the clear potential to become an industrial powerhouse. This growth, however, is contingent upon substantial infrastructure investments. This […]

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Stanbic e-commerse service set to boost online trade

Zambian merchants have entered a new era of trade where they will be able to make online sales without customers physically presenting their credit or debit cards at the time of purchase, thanks Stanbic Bank’s new e-commerce initiative. The latest move takes advantage of the bank’s improved electronic channels, and allows transactions to occur online, […]

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Plans to move the Capital City from Lusaka are only in Mulusa’s head – Mwakalombe

Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe has clarified that Government has no intentions of moving the capital city from Lusaka. National Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa recently told Journalists that his Ministry will soon be presenting a proposal to cabinet to shift the capital city from Lusaka to Ngabwe in the Central Province. Mr Mulusa said that […]

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FQM supports Civil Society calls for communities to share in the Mining benefits

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has put its weight behind civil society calls for communities to share in the benefits of the nation’s mineral resources, and has called on government to ensure tax revenues from the mining sector are well spent. The mining firm, which is Zambia’s largest taxpayer, was responsible for more than a third […]

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Lafarge announces ‘Timange Ma Bondi’ promotion winners

Lafarge Zambia has announced the four lucky winners of the Timange Ma Bondi promotion which includes residential plots, house designs, bill of quantities and 400 bags of cement for the just ended promotion.  Timange Ma Bondi which means “Let’s Build Houses” was launched to give opportunities for people to build houses and own their homes. […]

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Diversification holds key to sustained agricultural production – Stanbic

Leading agriculture sector lender Stanbic Bank, says agricultural diversification holds the key to sustained production. Stanbic Head of Agribusiness Leon Kotze, this week headed north to Kitwe to address agricultural producers at the 2017 CBM-TECH and CAMINEX, the Copperbelt Province’s premier mining, agriculture and trade exhibition, where he made a presentation on “Key fundamentals of […]

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