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Importance of empowering local businesses: The case of Cholera

851 ViewsOn 6 October, 2017 Zambia declared one of the worst cholera outbreaks in the country’s recent past. Public gatherings including church services were banned and schools closed, while sstreet vending was outlawed. Soldiers were deployed on the streets to help curb the epidemic and to ensure adherence to the necessary curfew. By the time […]

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Fight against cholera gobbles K1billion

1200 Views The fight against a crippling cholera outbreak has cost the treasury close to K1 billion, latest figures released by the Ministry of Finance have shown. In January 2018, the treasury released K35 million towards cholera control in addition to the K64 million which was released in 2017. Zambia has been battling a serious […]

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FQM boosts tender transparency with Chamber of Commerce website launch

888 ViewsFirst Quantum Minerals and the Musele Chamber of Commerce in North-Western Province have partnered to launch a new website to publicise opportunities for local business. The online membership database portal will display tenders posted by FQM subsidiary Kalumbila Minerals Limited (KML), which operates the Sentinel Mine. The move is part of the mining company’s […]

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Mining industry is ‘sangwapo’ under PF – UPND

1359 Views The opposition UPND says the mining industry in the country is a complete mess in under the PF government. In a statement UPND Chairperson for Mines and Minerals development Percy Chanda said PF has tuned the mining industry into a “swangopo”. He said his party realises the challenges faced in the industry but […]

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Banks robbing Zambians through ATM, monthly charges – CBU lecturer

3109 ViewsA business studies lecturer at the Copperbelt University (CBU) has criticized the country’s banking system, saying Zambians are being forced by the central bank to be robbed by banks. Dr Lubinda Haabazoka says banks are stealing from Zambians through ATM and monthly charges and wonders how citizens can be encouraged to save while being […]

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Copperbelt PF MPs endorse Lungu for 2021

1394 ViewsA Caucus of PF law makers from the copper belt yesterday resolved to endorse Republican President Edgar Lungu as the PF presidential candidate for the 2021 general elections. The MPs, who met at Chrismar Hotel in Lusaka, disregarded the fact the eligibility of Lungu is under contention in the courts of law and decided […]

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I will not stop fighting for a better Zambia – HH

1415 ViewsOpposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has vowed never to give up his bid for the presidency. Hichilema or HH as he is commonly known says he will continue fighting to be President so he can make Zambia a better country for all. HH who was speaking when he addressed some youths said he was […]

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Love is in the air thanks to Proflight Valentine’s deal

946 ViewsThe sky’s the limit for romantics this February as Proflight Zambia celebrates Valentine’s Day with its breathtaking buy one, get one free deal on all routes. It’s the kind of love at first sight promotion that can see you treat that special someone and send their heart all of a flutter with this great […]

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NRDC has not been sold – Govt

780 ViewsGovernment has clarified that the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) has not been sold as reported in some sections of social media. Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga explained that there is an unsolicited proposal from AVIC International to develop a brand new Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) on a 1,662.23 hectare piece of land […]

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SADC nods Zambia’s reform progress

1543 ViewsThe visiting SADC Peer Review Team has said Zambia’s economic performance is impressive and that the country needs to target Gross Domestic Product [GDP] performance of 7% or upwards for a sustained period of five years or more in order to attain the target of being a prosperous middle-income nation by 2030. “Indicators on […]

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