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Posts published in March 2023

Unity Garments commissions $10m plant in Ndola

NDOLA, once known as the industrial and commercial hub of Zambia, looks set to regain its lost glory and contribute to the economic transformation of the Copperbelt Province and the country as a whole.The city which before privatisation of companies in the early 1990s, thrived and boasted of companies like Dunlop, Colgate-Palmolive and Lyons Brooke […]

‘Data gaps being sealed’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Zambian government is addressing data gaps and institutional weaknesses identified in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and agenda 2063.

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Govt focusing on solar, hydro energy projects

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Government is currently concentrating on investments in solar and hydro energy because they are less capital-intensive and cheaper to set up. Read more

Enter into legal contracts, ZNFU tells cotton growers

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has urged cotton growers to enter into legally-binding contracts with suppliers of seed and chemicals to get a good price for the crop.ZNFU media and public relations manager Calvin Kaleyi says cotton farmers should ensure that they sign legally-binding contracts with suppliers so that they […]

Harness local production potential, HH urges Africa

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged African countries to harness their production potential and add value to raw materials abundantly found on the continent in order to grow their economies. Read more

1,200 City Market traders given tenancy agreements

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has issued over 1,200 tenancy agreements to traders at City Market following the re-opening of the refurbished trading facility in December, last year.

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PS Lumamba fired

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect terminated the contract of ministry of Mines and Mineral Development permanent secretary Mooya Lumamba.

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‘Milingo must forfeit $40m’

By PERPERUAL SICHIKWENKWE –The State has applied to the High Court division of the Economic and Financial crimes court that Former Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu should forfeit the US$40 million that he alleg...

‘Zambia gets $8bn energy investment pledges’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has disclosed that the country received US$8 billion worth of energy investment pledges between January and February , this year. Read more