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Posts published in “Day: June 19, 2014

Parliament Should Be Trimmed

[Zambia Reports]In 2010, the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) recommended an increase in the number of Parliamentary seats from 158 to 280 seats. Recently, Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson, Comrade Ireen Mambilima, urged the governmen...

Immigration Reluctant to Act On Kabimba

[Zambia Reports]The Immigration Department say they are constrained on whether to investigate the confession by Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba that he smuggled Kenyans in the country during the 2011 elections to help the Patriotic Front with Parallel ...

Deputy Education Minister Embarrased in Parliament

[Zambia Reports]Education Deputy Minister Patrick Ngoma was embarrassingly asked to go and consult before coming back to parliament after failing to answer questions relating to the newly introduced local language policy for primary school children.

Zambia, China Ink U.S.$64 Million Deals

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA and China have signed two economic and technical cooperation agreements each worth more than 200 million Chinese Yuan Renminbi (about US$ 32 million).

Economy Gains B+ Rating

[Times of Zambia]THE Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has affirmed a B-plus rating on Zambia's economic outlook following the improvement on the country's sovereign risk score by four points in the first half of 2014.

Scott’s Bodyguards Were in Order – Speaker

[Times of Zambia]SPEAKER of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has told Parliament that Vice-President Guy Scott's security personnel were in order to enter the House during its last sitting to ensure his protection at the climax of protests by the...

Workers Complain of China Jiangsu’s Importing of Labour

[Zambia Reports]Workers at China Jiangsu International Limited in Chongwe have complained against the Chinese company's engagement of expatriate labour to do jobs that local people are capable of doing.

Mulenga Sata – One Man, Three Jobs

[Zambia Reports]Following the most recent Local Government Association elections, President Michael Sata's son, Mulenga Sata, is now a 'three in one' citizen of this our great country Zambia. One more responsibility added to the two he already has.

Ndola-Kitwe Road Works Advance

[Times of Zambia]SIXTY per cent of the of the maintenance works on the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriageway have been done, the recent Road Development Agency (RDA) Link Zambia 8000 status update report has stated.

CEC to Compensate North-West Farmers

[Times of Zambia]THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) expects to spend about K5.5 million to compensate more than 1,000 famers affected by the construction of the 40 mega watts Kabompo hydro power station being constructed at a cost of US$220 million.

ZRL to Reach Nakonde

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA Railways Limited (ZRL) and Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) have entered into an agreement to run a joint passenger route from Kitwe to Nakonde via Kapiri Mposhi.

Muteteka Appeals Against Jail Sentence

[Times of Zambia]CONVICTED Chisamba Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Muteteka has contested his five-year jail sentence for theft of a vehicle.

Gold Refinery Plant Coming

[Times of Zambia]ISTANBUL Gold Refinery Incorporation, a thriving company in Turkey, has expressed interest in setting up a gold refinery plant in Zambia after conducting exploration.

Batoka Gorge Upgrade Cheers Farmers’ Body

[Times of Zambia]THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) in Livingstone and Kazungula has welcomed China's interest to assist Zambia develop the Batoka Gorge Hydro-power generation station.

Kaseba’s Health Strides Lighten Govt (part 1)

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA'S First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba is steadily riding on the pedestal of complementing Government's formidable strides to improve access to health care delivery.

Over 400 Exhibitors Book for Trade Fair

[Times of Zambia]MORE than 400 exhibitors have confirmed participation in this year's Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) to be held next month in Ndola.

Zambia Closed Squash Thrills Return

[Times of Zambia]THE Zambia Closed Squash Championships return to Ndola next month after a two-year lull with K26,000 staked for prize money.

Housing Blues Costly for Chingola Teachers

[Times of Zambia]LACK of accommodation at Mambili Basic School in Chingola rural is compelling teachers to commute to the school 35 kilometres away from the town centre and spend K30 everyday on transport.