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Posts published in “Day: January 20, 2023

FQM projects 840,000 tonnes of copper

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) expects its overall copper production to be between 770,000 and 840,000 in 2023.First Quantum last year achieved production of 776,000 tonnes which was a reduction of five per cent on the 2021 f...

Workers Compensation rakes in K4m from Chipata

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Workers Compensation Fund and Control Board (WCFB) branch in Chipata has achieved an annual revenue of K4 million.The revenue collection is from all sectors of the economy under the coverage of the WCFB.

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‘Help small-scale farmers with inputs, market’

By KETRA KALUNGA – Leaders at the ongoing World Economic Forum say smallholder farmers in developing countries should be helped with cheaper farming imports, equipment and a secure market so that they make good money while using fewer resources....

More livestock officers’ jobs coming – minister

By KETRA KALUNGA – IN an effort to reduce the disease burden for local farmers, the Government says it plans to recruit more livestock extension officers this year to provide services. Read more

Come to Zambia, Musokotwane woos investors

By JOSEPH BANDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has invited investors at the on-going World Economic Forum annual meeting in Switzerland, to partner with Zambians in sustainable energy sources, mining, tourism and agriculture. Read more

‘It’s now 8 hours’

By JAMES KUNDA – ZESCO has reduced electricity load-shedding from 12 to eight hours daily following the resumption of full operations at the 300 MegaWatts (MW) Maamba Collieries thermal power plant in Sinazongwe District. Read more

IDC receives K230m in dividends

By CHATULA KANGALI – EIGHT companies paid out total dividends of nearly K230 million to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Group in 2022, the corporation has said.The group has witnessed the growth in dividend payment from K45 million at its inception in 2015 to K229 million at the close of last year. Read more

State assures US of prudent resource use

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has assured the United States (US) Government of prudent resource use on the second Compact of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to be implemented soon. Read more

Minister warns of extreme rainfall patterns

By JULIUS PHIRI – GREEN Economy and Environment Minister Collins Nzovu has warned of extreme rainfall patterns with a likelihood of damage to infrastructure such as roads, bridges and buildings.The provinces to be hard-hit are Eastern, Western, Southern, North-Western, Copperbelt, Lusaka and Central. Read more