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Posts published in “Day: May 9, 2024

Broaden tax base, ZAM urges ZRA

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has called for broadening the tax base to relieve pressure from the formal economy.ZAM president Ashur Sagar said the fact that about K452 billion circulates on mobile money platforms called for broadening of the tax base.Mr Sagar said this during the United States Agency for […]

ZPPA registers more than 4, 580 new suppliers on e-GP system

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) registered 4, 589 new suppliers on the Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) system at the end of the first quarter of 2024.Acting Director General Justin Matimuna says the figure brings the total number of suppliers registered on the system to 73 406.The e-GP system is a […]

Over 80 giant automotive brands to grace Copperbelt Motor Show

By MAYA NTANDA – THE Copperbelt Motor Show is set to showcase more than 80 brands of automotive giants in the industry during the show in Kitwe starting tomorrow.From earth-moving equipment, to cars, trucks, buses, motor cycles, tyres, batteries, bearing, lubricants, insurance providers, leasing institutions, off-road equipment, the Copperbelt Motor Show promises something for every […]

Chibombo battery plant to start production in July

By ANDREW MULENGA – ZAMBIA is set to begin the manufacturing of car batteries at the Zambia JianXi Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in Chibombo district by the end of July, 2024.Airumi New Energy project manager Alex Hwang said the equipment for the manufacturing of the car batteries had already reached the MFEZ.Mr Hwang said this […]

Zimbabwe, Zambia Turn to East Africa for Maize Support

[Business Day Africa] Southern African countries, once regional food basket and a significant supplier of grain to East Africa, now faces a substantial deficit, prompting them to turn to Uganda and Kenya for maize.

Masebo advocates 6 months maternity leave

By KELVIN MUDENDA – HEALTH Minister Sylvia Masebo says she will advocate the extension of the maternity leave from three to six months or more because women have seriously been underserved by medical systems that are supposed to give them both equity and confidence in their healthcare.Speaking during the Medical Women’s International Association Congress for […]

FAZ rules behind tiff

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE amendments to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Constitution in 2023 has caused the latest impasse in Zambian football. This also led to a court injunction that stopped the FAZ annual general meeting (AGM) from taking place on April 27, this year. According to court documents obtained by Times Sports, […]

Muzala back at Diamond League

By RONALD CHAWE – FRESH from competing at the World Athletics Relays in Bahamas, Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga shifts attention to the Diamond League in Doha tomorrow hoping to clinch a Paris 2024 Olympic Games slot.According to a post by the National Olympic Committee, Muzala, who is also Commonwealth and African champion, will join the world’s […]

‘Reduce student loan interest’

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE National Council of Students Union (NACOSU) has appealed to the Government to reduce student loan interest from the current 10 per cent to five per cent.University of Zambia Student Union (UNZA) Ridgeway campus president Rodgers Tembo said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that it was important that the […]

Seven nabbed for setting man ablaze

Northern Province Police Chief Lucky Munkondya said yesterday, the seven were nabbed in connection with the murder of Christopher Simfukwe, a resident of Sikalembe Village in Senga Hill.Ms Munkondya said the seven include six males and one female,...

Car batteries project becoming reality

SO Zambia is this July set to begin the manufacturing of car batteries locally!This is at the Zambia JianXi Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in Chibombo district, in Central Province.According to Airumi New Energy, the equipment for the manufacturing of the car batteries have already reached the MFEZ located on the Lusaka-Kabwe highway.This looks like a […]

Bench warrants issued for GBM, Tayali

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A WARRANT of arrest has been issued for former Defence minister in the PF government Geoffrey Mwamba, popularly known as GBM, for absconding a court session in a matter he is charged with money laundering and being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime. Read more

It’s blatant lies – Kawana

By TIMES REPORTERINFORMATION and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana has refuted media claims that Government has increased toll-gate fees from K20 to K60, describing the posts as a blatant spread of falsehoods by disgruntled elements.Mr Kawana has also described as misuse of social media reports that renowned community leader and social commentator Proud Sichaba has […]

ERB messed up!

By JAMES KUNDA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has revealed that the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) approved Zesco Limited’s new electricity tariffs without consulting the Government.Mr Mweetwa, who is also Information and Media Minister, said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the statement by ERB was ill-timed due to the gravity of […]

Govt initiates relief measures

By JAMES KUNDA – CABINET has initiated various interventions to ensure that the country remains food secure in the light of the prevailing drought.These include suspension of tax on maize imports to lower the landing cost to millers and subsequently reduce mealie-meal prices and to enhance relief maize distribution to vulnerable communities while improving community […]

Cabinet nods waiver on maize imports

By JAMES KUNDA – CABINET has approved the suspension of the 15 per cent duty and five per cent surtax on the importation of maize to encourage private sector participation to ensure food security in the country.Cabinet has also approved the implementation of the Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Strategy aimed at improving revenue collection […]