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Posts published in “Day: June 7, 2023

‘Smokes’: Tax platform seeks upwards adjustment of excise duty

By TELLAH HAZINJI – THE Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) has proposed an increase in excise duty on tobacco to a minimum of K500 from K361 per kg to cushion the high cost of treating tobacco related diseases.ZTP Private Sector Enhancement Expert Ellen Makinishi said the cost of treating tobacco related diseases was significantly higher and […]

More OMCs firms migrate to Tazama pipeline

By CHATULA KANGALI – MORE Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have migrated to use the Tazama pipeline in the transportation of finished high sulphur diesel because it is more efficient.Oil Marketing Companies Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) president ...

ITC partners with COMESA to foster trade, investment

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to foster trade and investment with the West, East and ...

Airtel injects whopping $50m in connectivity spectrum upgrade

By TELLAH HAZINJI – AIRTEl Zambia has invested $50 million to upgrade the connectivity spectrum.This is in addition to the 30 towers the company has committed to set up across the country.Airtel chief executive officer, Manu Sood said during the launch of Airtel High Definition(HD) calls in Zambia, that the company was proud to play […]

‘Understand geological reserve data’

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE United States government has urged Zambia to conduct more mineral exploration for the country to understand its geological reserve data.

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HH takes over COMESA chair tomorrow

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema will take up the chairmanship of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) at tomorrow’s Heads of State and Government summit in Lusaka. Read more

‘Katanga failed to explain source of her millions’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – DRUG Enforcement Commission (DEC) Chief Investigations Officer Edwin Mwanza yesterday told the court that former Inspector General of Police Charity Katanga failed to explain the source of the money she used to buy 10...

Veep tips COMESA member States

By JAMES KUNDA – VICE-PRESIDENT Mutale- Nalumango has implored Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states to collaborate in promoting regional peace and stability.Ms Mutale-Nalumango said the emergence of sporadic conflict in countries such as Sudan and Ethiopia had the potential to reverse the economic gains that the region had scored. Read […]

Indian envoy extols Zambia’s strides to uplift living standards

By CHUSA SICHONE – INDIAN High Commissioner to Zambia Ashok Kumar says a number of policy initiatives that the New Dawn Government is implementing deserve praise because they are focusing on improving the wellbeing of the common citizens.


No miracle money!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored Zambians to embrace the culture of hard work and stop believing in get rich quick miracle money schemes because it is a fallacy. Read more