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Posts published in “Day: March 2, 2023

Namibia, Zambia to Revive Joint Trade Committee

[Namibian] NAMIBIA and Zambia have agreed to revive the joint trade and investment committee (JTIC) to strengthen bilateral cooperation on trade, trade-related and investment matters.

Is 16 Days of activism against GBV yielding any fruit?

Gender-based violence (GBV) affects people all over the world, regardless of age and economic status.According to the Zambia Police, in the third quarter of 2022, the country recorded 8, 790 GBV cases which, by any standards, is an indictment on a country that claims to champion Christian values.Out of the total number of these GBV […]

Homeless woman finds shelter at Ndola bus station for years

By JESSIE NGOMA-SIMENGWA –It is 18:00 hours and traders at Chisokone Market in Ndola are packing up preparing to go home after a long day’s work.The market that accommodates transporters is busy during this hour as commuters rush to board their buses going to different destinations.The manicurist who also trades in second-hand clothes calls an […]

High-tech drought monitoring system key to agro sector

By JEFF KAPEMBWA –Zambia’s climate change predicament adduced from the prolonged drought affliction will soon be a case study of how the southern African state found a durable solution to deter recurrences of the calamity that deprived farmers and people of a stable livelihood.After years of enduring droughts- significantly one of the worst between 1991and […]

What is happening to the Kwacha?

By ALEXANDER NKOSI – THE Kwacha has continued depreciating and is now trading at about K20 to one United States (US) dollar.What exactly is happening?Let us take a close look at some of the key pressure points.Just like goods and services, the exchange rate is determined by demand and supply.Note that there are a lot […]

Addressing high fuel pricing

By CHATULA KANGALI – ZAMBIA has in the recent past continued to witness upward adjustments in the pump price of fuel on the local market, a situation that has raised concern among consumers, producers and other stakeholders.The increase has resulted in an increase in the prices of goods and services as well as transportation costs.Among […]

Increase green bonds uptake – SEC

By CHATULA KANGALI –THE Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has called for the increased uptake of green bonds to help the government raise funds to fight climate change.SEC chief executive officer Philip Chitalu said green bonds were ordin...

CCPC records 25 p.c. rise in business mergers

By CHATULA KANGALI – COMPETITION and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recorded a 25 per cent increase in the number of business mergers reviewed last year.

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‘Revive manufacturing sector to boost economy’

By Snike Mzulah in Siavonga – THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Siavonga has urged the Government to take urgent steps to revive the manufacturing sector so as to boost the local economy.

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Help flood victims, Nalumango calls on private sector

By EMILY KUWEMA – VICE-PRESIDENT Mutale Nalumango has called on the private sector to help mitigate the adverse effects of floods which have hit many parts of the country, by donating to the victims. Read more

First Lady doesn’t own Mkushi mine – State House

By JOSEPH BANDA –STATE HOUSE has described as false and malicious reports alleging that First Lady Mutinta Hichilema owns a mine in Mkushi.State House Chief Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that Mrs Hichilema did not own any mine anywhere, not even under proxies. Read more

‘Transformation into 24-hour economy underway’

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has started implementing modalities to transform Zambia into a 24-hour economy, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga has said. Read more

Corruption headache!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said Zambia’s health sector is giving the ‘New Dawn’ Government headaches because of rampant corruption and has vowed to rid the sector of the vice.

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More trouble for Milingo

By FELIX NKINKE – THE Zambia Consolidated Copper Mine Investment Holdings (ZCCM IH) management has initiated legal proceedings to compel Ndola Lime company liquidator Millingo Lungu to account for how money paid to him for environmental liabilities purposes was utilised.Read more

Start producing drugs here, pharmaceutical firms told

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged local and foreign pharmaceutical companies to start manufacturing drugs and medical supplies.President Hichilema said manufacturing of pharmaceutical products like the cholera vaccine would lessen expenditure to procure them and ensure easy accessibility and availability by patients. Read more

ConCourt urged to dismiss Nkonde petition

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE State has urged the Constitutional Court to dismiss a petition by Sunday Nkonde who is asking the court to declare that his removal as a High Court judge is unconstitutional. Read more