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KCM-ZRL commissions $95,000 rail weighbridge at Nchanga mine

402 ViewsKonkola Copper Mines (KCM) has commissioned the rail weighbridge at its Nchanga mine in Chingola at a cost of $95,000. Speaking at the commissioning of the weighbridge, KCM Chief Financial Officer Giridhar Venkatesan said the facility was key not only to KCM but Zambia as a whole. Venkatesan said the rail weighbridge is key […]

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PEPZ launches first rural enterprise hub

756 ViewsThe local community of Chinkuli in Chongwe District turned out in force for the opening of the very first Rural Enterprise Hub by the Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe, Member of Parliament for Chongwe and Minister for the Copperbelt. The Rural Enterprise Hub will provide a centre for the supply of goods and services to the […]

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You are swimming in money for privatising the Mines – Dr Habaazoka

1,914 ViewsEconomic Association of Zambia president Dr Lubinda Habaazoka has called on all those who participated in the privatisation of Mines to apologise. Dr. Habaazoka says the effects are still felt today after about 20 years when the exercise was done. He says those who participated in privatisation today are swimming in money while others […]

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Bail out Zampost! – demands NDC

702 ViewsThe National Democratic Congress NDC is sadned that workers at the state owned enterprise Zampost have gone for five months without pay. The NDC is further concerned that Zampost management has not been remitting statutory obligations for its employees to NAPSA and other statutory agencies. Worst still, Zampost management has failed to pay retirees […]

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Zambia denies White House claim China taking over ZESCO

1,052 ViewsZambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover $6-10 billion debt, noting the utility was never provided as collateral and its debt to Beijing was only $3.1 billion. U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Thursday that China’s quest […]

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Trade Kings Group awarded best indigenous company 2018

820 Views Trade Kings, the leading FMCG group in Zambia has been named the best indigenous company by the Economic Association of Zambia. The award was presented by His Excellency the President Edgar Chagwa Lungu during the end year gala dinner for the Economic Association of Zambia. The award is amongst several categories selected and […]

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Fuel tankers continue to threaten safety at Zambian Breweries

1,160 Views Fuel-laden tankers continue to threaten safety in Lusaka’s Industrial Area, Zambian Breweries has warned. The trucks surrounded the company’s brewery in Mungwi Road earlier this week in what has become a regular re-occurring problem despite ongoing dialogue with the authorities to find a solution. The trucks – often parked two-abreast along both sides […]

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Uncovering high-potential retail sites in Zambia

897 Views Ben Leo African retailers grapple with a consistent growth challenge: finding sites that maximise potential sales. In most cities, geospatial data on consumers is either unavailable or unrealistically expensive to obtain. And in potential-loaded cities like Lusaka, Zambia, that information can make all the difference between successful initial store placement and expansion, and costly […]

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ZRA’s alcohol smuggling crackdown cheers Zambian Breweries

782 ViewsZambian Breweries has applauded the Zambian Revenue Authority (ZRA) for its recent action to thwart the smuggling of almost K1 million worth of alcoholic beverages at border posts. The company’s country director Jose Moran describes the move as a step in the right direction. “We commend the Zambia Revenue Authority in its continued effort […]

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Tobacco farmers threaten to report merchants to police for theft

1,205 Views Tobacco farmers in the country have threatened to report tobacco merchants to the police on allegations theft. And Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) Chief Executive Officer James Kasongo says it is shameful that some government officials are supporting merchants in their continued abrogation of the law. Speaking during a stakeholders meeting held at […]

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