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Posts published in April 2020

Infertility a Public Health Problem

[Times of Zambia] LIKE in many parts in the world, Zambia is witnessing a changing life style which affects fertility and has seen increased demand for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

Mass Screening for Nakonde

[Times of Zambia] Reinforcement of technical staff is expected in Nakonde to trace the contacts of a couple that stayed in the border town for three days before testing positive to COVID-19 last week.

ZCCM-Gold Fences Off Kansenseli

[Times of Zambia] ZCCM Gold Company has injected K45 million for the initial phase of the Kasenseli gold mine project in Mwinilunga of North-Western Province.

Mobe Sugar Plantation Earmarked for Ngabwe

[Times of Zambia] MOBE Sugar Company has secured title for 17,000 hectares of land for the establishment of a sugar plantation in Ngabwe District, Central Province.

The Unexpected Impact of COVID-19 On Divorce Rates

[Times of Zambia] Close to 200 men aged between 25 and 35 have been abandoned by their spouses following job losses occasioned by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the business environment.

Churches Are Free To Decide

[Zambia Reports] State House would like to clarity that His Excellency, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, has not directed churches to open. In his address to the nation on Friday, the President said; "I have decided that som...

Rewards Coming for COVID-19 Medics – Health Minister Chitalu

[Times of Zambia] Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has said the recruitment of health workers to enhance the COVID-19 response is 70 per cent complete, assuring that modalities are being worked on to reward frontline staff.

Central Bank Pushes Kwacha Into SADC Trade

[Times of Zambia] The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) says efforts are being made to include the Zambian Kwacha as a settlement currency on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Integrated Regional Electronic Settlement System (SIRESS) for payments.

Erratic Maize Supply Triggers Poultry Feed Prices

[Times of Zambia] Poultry feed prices have continued to rise on the local market due to short supply of maize and the local currency depreciation, the Poultry Association of Zambia( PAZ) has said.

State Insists, Current Business Licence Regime Stays

[Times of Zambia] The current business licensing regime will remain, as Government urges the business community to propose other workable measures on how to reduce cost of doing business.

‘Do More to Save Companies’

[Times of Zambia] The Ministry of Local Government should consider scrapping off or revising some of the business licences to save companies from collapsing as the country fights the COVID-19 downturn.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference Sets Up COVID-19 Response Fund

[CISA] Lusaka -The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund (CRF). The fund will mainly be used to prevent the spread of the disease in Zambia and give support to health facilities to respond to the pandemic.

Zambians Illegally Cross Into Namibia Despite COVID-19 Threat

[New Era] Zambezi regional governor Lawrence Sampofu has expressed serious concern over some Zambian nationals illegally crossing into Namibia in search of food and other goods despite the national lockdown regulations put in place to combat COVID-19.