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Posts published in “Day: October 9, 2013

Walvis Bay, Zambia Route to Shorten By 400Km

[Namibian]THE export route from Walvis Bay to the Copperbelt, Zambia's copper mining hub will be shorter by 400km following plans by the Zambian government to construct a road from the Namibian border to the Copperbelt.

Hichilema Visits Striking Workers

[Zambia Reports]Opposition United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema this morning visited striking workers at the University Teaching Hospital to assess the extent of the problem.

Zim-Zambia Agree

[The Herald]Zimbabwe and Zambia have agreed on modalities to settle the outstanding US$70 million debt owed to Lusaka for the shared cost of the Kariba Dam construction paving the way for the two countries to commence the construction of the 1 650-mega...

Instructions From Above

[Zambia Reports]President Michael Sata's move to write to the necessary authorities instructing that his predecessor Rupiah Banda be given back his passport so he may travel to South Africa for overdue medical check-up and even travel to where ever els...

UNDP Calls for More Efforts in Development

[Times of Zambia]THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders in the development process of the country.

Heed President Sata’s Advice

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata's advice to Patriotic Front (PF) members to stop bickering and concentrate on promoting development programmes provides a unique opportunity for a fresh start in the ruling party.

Signs of 2014 National Budget Expectations Start Showing

[Times of Zambia]Yes, the 2014 National Budget looks like it will be a stiff one due to the current economic trends including the deficit which is expected to stretch from about 4.3 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (DGP) to about 8.5 per cent.

Zambian Defiler Jailed 18 Years in Malawi

[Times of Zambia]Mangochi -THE Zambian High Commission in Malawi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs to intervene in a case involving a Zambian national believed to be mentally retarded who has been jailed for 18 years with hard labour for defi...

Chilanga Cement Hikes Prices

[Times of Zambia]CEMENT prices in Ndola have gone up by K15 because of an escalating demand spurred by increased activities in the construction industry, a survey has revealed.

BAZ Optimistic On Incentives

[Times of Zambia]THE Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) is optimistic that Government will give incentives that stimulate growth in the industry.

Commercial Entities Cut Costs – DTF

[Times of Zambia]THE Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) has said some commercial utilities have recorded a reduction of operational costs and increased revenues through the Performance Enhancement Fund (PEF).

Kabwe Hospital Gets Two Ambulances

[Times of Zambia]ENVIRO Processing Limited (EPL), a subsidiary of BERKELEY Mineral Resources PLC (BMR) has donated two ambulances to Kabwe General Hospital.

Explaining National Road Tolling Plan

[Times of Zambia]IN our continued quest to ensure that our esteemed readers are kept informed on the developments regarding the country's road sector, we will in this edition take a close look at some of the steps the government has taken to ensure the...

Govt Vaccinates 50,000 Cattle

[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT has commenced the livestock vaccination exercise in Southern Province against Foot and Mouth diseases with more than 50,000 heads of cattle vaccinated in Mazabuka District.

Jean Kapata Determined With Kabimba Disciplinary Bid

[Zambia Reports]Mandevu Member of Parliament Jean Kapata has refused to budge on her bid to have Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba be charged by the Disciplinary Committee.

Market Zambia, Mukata Tells U.S. Embassy Staff

[Times of Zambia]FINANCE deputy minister Keith Mukata has advised diplomatic staff at the Zambian embassy in the United States of America (USA) to market the country as a preferred destination for investment.

Defence Force Has Engaged 3,567 Youths – GBM

[Times of Zambia]DEFENCE Minister Geoffrey Mwamba has told Parliament that his ministry has employed 3, 567 youths from the time the Patriotic Front Government came to power in 2011.

‘Stop Endorsements’

[Times of Zambia]PRESIDENT Michael Sata has ordered the immediate end to Presidential endorsements, saying he is not desperate and will indicate at an appropriate time whether he accepts the nominations or not.

Govt Gives K54 Million for Council Salaries

[Times of Zambia]GOVERNMENT has released K54 million to pay council workers their two-month salary arrears using the harmonised salaries and conditions of service, Local Government and Housing Minister Emerine Kabanshi has said.