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Posts published in “Day: June 1, 2013

PF Bows to Pressure On New Retirement Age

[Zambia Reports]Government has bowed to pressure and put a hold to the implementation of the increased retirement age from 55 to 65 years old.

Zega Fires 50 Workers

[Zambia Reports]Over 50 workers at ZEGA limited have had their contacts terminated with management citing increased high operational costs.

Sata Challenges Mining Companies

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata has asked mining companies in Zambia to ensure their investments translate into improved welfare of Zambians.

High Unemployment Rate Artificial

[Times of Zambia]When one analyses Zambia's rich natural resources, it makes one wonder why Zambia is said to have high unemployment and high poverty levels.

Black Friday Prayers Backlash

[Times of Zambia]BLACK Friday campaign prayers by civil society organistions (CSOs) turned violent after a group of youths stormed the Church, beating up journalists and the organisers who included leaders of various churches.

UPND Backs State

[Times of Zambia]THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has appealed to Government to do everything possible to stop the planned move by Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) to lay off 2,000 workers.

Sikazwe to Handle World Cup Matches

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIAN FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe has been appointed to handle two matches in the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifiers next month.

Ndola Council, Chinese Firm Seal Housing Deal

[Times of Zambia]THE Ndola City Council(NCC) and a Chinese firm have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of more than 2,000 houses at a cost of US$200 million at Dola Hill site opposite the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Govt Committed to Infrastructure Development

[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT is keen to improve infrastructure countrywide through the creation of employment opportunities, Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Deputy Minister Mwimba Malama has said.

Subsidy Removal for People’s Benefit – – Sakeni

[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT has reiterated its commitment to improving people's living standards through prudent use and management of the country's resources as evidenced by the removal of subsidies on fuel and maize.

Kifco Workers Protest Persists

[Times of Zambia]WORKERS at Kifco Packaging Company in Kabwe have continued with their sit-in protest demanding to be paid their six months salary arrears.

Renard Drops Three

[Times of Zambia]THREE local-based players have been dropped from the Zambia soccer squad that is currently shaping up for the two crucial Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Sudan on June 8 and 15, respectively.

Veep Launches Modern Eye Clinic

[Times of Zambia]VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott yesterday commissioned the newly constructed state-of-the-art Kitwe Central Hospital (KCH) eye ward department with a call for concerted efforts among all stakeholders in eliminating avoidable blindness in Zambia.

8 Criminals Nabbed in Chipata

[Times of Zambia]POLICE in Chipata have rounded up eight suspected dangerous criminals who have been terrorising residents in the town.

Foreign Lady Golfers Jet in for Tourney

[Times of Zambia]FOREIGN lady golfers have started arriving ahead of the East and Central All-Africa Challenge Trophy billed for the Lusaka Golf Club that tees-off tomorrow.

Broken Promise – Constitution Suffers Further Delay

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata's constitutional making process will again suffer further delay after the Technical Committee indicated that the draft document will only be ready in more than two months 30 days before one of the many deadlines t...

Army Officers “Rough Up” Photojournalists

[MISA]Two photojournalists were on 25th May 2013 'roughed up' by Zambia Army personnel as they tried to capture the best pictures of dignitaries laying wreaths at the Freedom Statue as part of Zambia's commemoration of Africa Freedom Day.

Miners Protest in Kitwe Over Job Losses

[Zambia Reports]The imminent job losses on the Copperbelt are threatening the peace of the mining dependent region with some miners taking to the street today in Kitwe.

Unza Student Leader Tells Off Edgar Lungu

[Zambia Reports]The University of Zambia students have moved to rebut acting President Edgar Lungu's order that students will pay for the damage caused during the May 17 demonstrations sparked by the removal of maize and mealie meal subsidies.