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Lungu to commission Kafue Gorge Power Station

Lungu to commission Kafue Gorge Power Station

344 ViewsPresident Edgar Lungu is expected to commission the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Station this afternoon. The project was to the tune of $2.3 billion and employed about 4000 Zambians alongside Chinese expatriates.When operational, the project is expected to ease the country’s power challenges and put an end to loadshedding.

Government’s debt swap for civil servants ill-timed, CTPD

929 ViewsThe Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) the ‘infamous’ Debt Swap by government is ill-timed. CTPD has raised concern over what it described as misgivings about the methodology and strategy to achieve ‘this’ ill-timed and short-term redemption exercise. The Centre said firstly, the government should inform the nation, the total amount it has […]

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ZDA wants to set up a Mango processing factory, seeks investors

522 ViewsThe Zambia Development Agency has invited the private sector to establish a modern mango processing project that falls under agro-processing subsector. ZDA says the mango processing plant once established in the country will produce an average of 30,000 tonnes of mango pulp and 5,000 tonnes of dried mango per annum. ZDA says the collection […]

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Zambian entrepreneur wins climate change adaptation award

583 ViewsA Zambian entrepreneur Harry Malichi whose business promotes sustainable bee-farming is among the three to win the SEED Awards for Climate Adaptation (SEED Awards). Malichi won the award alongside a Botswanan company which trains farmers to use bees to stop elephants destroying their farms, and a Malawian start-up which turns leftovers into cooking gas. […]

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5 nabbed in possession of ZESCO cables worth over 600,000 Kwacha

712 ViewsFive people have been apprehended in Rufunsa District after they were found with ZESCO wires worth over 600,000 Kwacha. ZESCO Company Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu says the suspects were intercepted as they were about to enter the main road with the truck carrying the wires stolen from Mpanshya Substation. Zulu has told ZNBC […]

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Victoria Falls records 61, 000 visitations in 6 months

689 ViewsVictoria Falls in Livingstone has recorded 61,000 tourist visitations in the last six months compared to forty-one thousand in the same period in 2020. Acting Site Manager Fridah Munkata has told ZNBC news that the visitations increased by twenty thousand people this year compared to the same period last year. Munkata has attributed the […]

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It’s not true that Zambians are not ambitious- HH tells Chinese investor

1,161 ViewsUnited Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema who an established businessperson says it is not true that Zambians are not ambitious. Responding to a Chinese business person, who recently claimed that Zambians are not ambitious, HH says Zambians have been robbed tools to excel. “Zambians are ambitious but have been robbed of […]

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Econet Wireless hikes data cost; 7 times more expensive than Zambia

849 ViewsOne of Zimbabwe’s largest mobile service provider Econet Wireless has hiked its cost of data by 30 per cent. US$20 buys 8GB monthly data in Zimbabwe, but in Zambia, the same US$20 buys 52GB monthly data. Econet is 7 times more expensive. From the new rates, Econet charges are now as follows:

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Governor Mvunga has not resigned, says BoZ

1,064 ViewsThe Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has dispelled reports making rounds on social media suggesting that its governor Christopher Mvunga has resigned. The Bank has since implored citizens to use the social media platforms responsibly. It further stated that false statements like the one circulating can create confusion and instability in the financial sector. BoZ […]

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Over K14 million injected into Mulungushi textiles

812 ViewsMore than 14 million Kwacha has been injected into Zambia China Mulungushi Textiles Limited in Kabwe, Central Province to boost operations at the ginnery. The Zambian government has pumped in 10 million Kwacha while the Chinese government has invested 4.5 million Kwacha into the factory. And President Edgar Lungu says the gesture is meant […]

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