Wednesday, 19 December 2012

UNICEF and ZANEC advise zambian gov't to quickly develop the ECCDE policy




The United Nations Children’s  Emergency Fund (Unicef) And Zambia National Education Coalition (Zanec) Have Advised Government To Hasten The Process Of Implementing And Putting Into Place The Early Childhood Care And Development Education Policy.

Government And The African Development Bank Signs A Loan Worthy $55million To Support The Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Power And Transmission Line Project



Government And The African Development Bank (Adb) Have Signed A Loan Worthy $55million To Support The Itezhi Tezhi Hydro Power And Transmission Line Project Through The Construction And Operation Of A 120 Megawatts Hydro Power Plant At Itezhi Tezhi Dam Along The Kafue River.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba Dissolves Chadiza District Procurement Committee


Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba Has Dissolved The Chadiza District Procurement Committee With Immediate Effect For Operating Outside The Law.

Chipata General Hospital Runs Out Of Rabies And Yellow Fever Vaccines


Chipata General Hospital Is Reported To Have Run Out Of Rabies And Yellow Fever Vaccines.

Zambia’s Permanent Representative And Ambassador To The UN, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota says Global Health Care Financing Should Work Within The Host Country’s Existing Structures To Improve Efficiencies.


Zambia’s Permanent Representative And Ambassador To The United Nations, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota, Says Global Health Care Financing Should Work Within The Host Country’s Existing Structures To Improve Efficiencies As Well As To Reduce Overhead Costs And Duplication Of Efforts.

Zambia’s Permanent Representative And Ambassador To The UN, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota says Global Health Care Financing Should Work Within The Host Country’s Existing Structures To Improve Efficiencies.


Zambia’s Permanent Representative And Ambassador To The United Nations, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota, Says Global Health Care Financing Should Work Within The Host Country’s Existing Structures To Improve Efficiencies As Well As To Reduce Overhead Costs And Duplication Of Efforts.

The Vatican applauds Zambia’s democratic credentials, Christian resolve


The Vatican Has Praised Zambia For Its Progressive Resolve To Uphold Democracy And Christian Values As Key Foundations Of The Nation-State.

Friday, 7 December 2012

JCTR says a meaningful fight against HIV/AIDS cannot ignore the importance of household food security.



The Jesuit centre for theological reflection (JCTR) says a meaningful fight against HIV/AIDS cannot ignore the importance of household food security.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

vodacom comes to zambia


Government has awarded Vodacom telecommunication a licence to operate in Zambia as a fourth mobile service provider.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

moody investors service assign a B1 economic rating to zambia


Moody's Investors Service has  assigned local- and foreign-currency issuer ratings of B1 to the government of Zambia.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

ZAMBIA UK Health Workforce Alliance, Tropical Health Education Trust and the Zambian Govmnt enter into an agreement to train Biomedical engineers


ZAMBIA UK Health Workforce Alliance (ZUKHWA), Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and the Zambia Government through the ministry of Health have entered into an agreement to train Biomedical engineers locally to help in repairing faulty medical machinery especially those used for operations in theatres in hospitals.

Friday, 2 November 2012

TALC demands for an appeal against the acquittal of kapoko and others



The Treatment Advocacy And Literacy Campaign (Talc) Has Demanded That The Money Which Was Purported To Have Been Stolen Or Misappropriated And Yet It Is Still At The Ministry Of Health, Be Shown To The People Of Zambia As They Are The Rightful Owners.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

New World Bank Report Advises African Countries to Unlocking Regional Trade to Help Feed a Continent


A New World Bank Report Says That Africa’s Farmers Can Potentially Grow Enough Food To Feed The Continent And Avert Future Food Crises If Countries Remove Cross-Border Restrictions On The Food Trade Within The Region.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Proflight Zambia offers citizens cut-price airfares to Livingstone and Mfuwe to celebrate Independence Day


Proflight Zambia is offering citizens cut-price airfares to Livingstone and Mfuwe to celebrate Independence Day, and give all Zambian citizens the opportunity to explore the country’s natural wonders.

UNECA Cautions That Zambia’s Economy Risks Falling Back Into A Debt Trap And Higher Overall Taxation If The Economy Cannot Be Stimulated To Levels Commensurate With The Cost Of Public Debt


The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa (Uneca) Has Cautioned That Zambia’s Economy Risks Falling Back Into A Debt Trap And Higher Overall Taxation If The Economy Cannot Be Stimulated To Levels Commensurate With The Cost Of Public Debt

zambia's immigration boss retired


The Director General For Immigration Department Anderson Phiri Has Been Retired In National Interest And His Deputy Moola Milomo Has Been Appointed To Act As The Director General.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Engineering Institution Of Zambia (Eiz) Launches The Infrastructure Report Card System.


The Engineering Institution Of Zambia (Eiz) Has Launched The Infrastructure Report Card System (Ircs) To Help The Institution Assess The State And Condition Of The Country’s Infrastructure.

UNECA says africa's future lies in integration


The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says Africa’s future lies in integration.

ICASA to be held on 7th -11th december 2013 in south africa


The 17th International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa (ICASA 2013), Africa’s largest AIDS Conference, will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa, from 7 – 11 December 2013.

United States government to support zambia's national malaria strategic plan in 2012 with a total budget of $24 million


The United States government has demonstrated its commitment to the Integrated Systems Strengthening Program partnership by contributing a total of $24 million to support Zambia’s National Malaria Strategic Plan in 2012.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Central bank to introduce the currency redinomination act



The Bank Of Zambia (Boz) Is In The Process Of Introducing The Currency Redenomination Act Which Will Legalize The Rebasing Process Of The Kwacha.

lusaka magistrate convicts kapoko's ally for being in possession of suspected stolen property



The Lusaka Magistrate Has Today Convicted And Fined Henry Kapoko’s Ally Terence Mparuri For Being In Possession Of Property Suspected To Have Been Stolen.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

World Bank Warns That Zambia Risks Paying Back About 40million Dollars A Year If The 750million Dollar Bond Money Is Left Idle Without Being Spent On Right Viable Projects


The World Bank Has Warned That Zambia Risks Paying Back About
40million Dollars A Year If The 750million Dollar Bond Money Is Left Idle Without Being Spent On Right Viable Projects In The Sectors Government Has Identified.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

CNMC to invest $60million at Luanshya copper mine for the construction of a new cobalt treatment plant.



China Non ferrous Metals Company (CNMC) - Luanshya Copper Mines plc plans to spend an estimated cost of $60million to construct the new Cobalt treatment plant at Luanshya Mine.

standard chartered bank zambia plc commits 5billion kwacha towards the rebassing process ------as its profit grows to 61percent representing 104.9billion kwacha



Standard chartered bank Zambia plc has committed about 5billion kwacha towards the rebassing of the kwacha a process which has been embarked upon by the central bank of bank.

Friday, 5 October 2012

ACC to introduce the subject of corruption into school curriculum



The anti-corruption commission in conjunction with the curriculum development centre under the ministry of education has commenced the process of integrating the subject of anti corruption into the education curriculum from grade 1-12.

Zambia to establish 22 intra-Africa trade centres.



Zambia will establish about 22 intra-Africa trade centres to boost business in the continent, according to a Government Minister.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

world bank projects Sub-Saharan Africa economies to grow 4.8 percent in 2012



Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at 4.8 percent in 2012, broadly unchanged from the 4.9 percent growth rate in 2011 and largely on track despite setbacks in the global economy.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

zambian gov't disbursed 1.5 Trillion Kwacha For Development in september



The Ministry Of Finance Budget Office Has Disbursed 1.5 Trillion Kwacha For Infrastructure Development, Poverty Reduction, Debt Service, Personal Emoluments And General Operations Of Ministries Provinces And Spending Agencies [Mpsa’s].

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Thailand Urges Zambian Judiciary’s Child justice forum To Learn From Its Juvenile Justice System


The Department Of Juvenile Observation And Protection In The Ministry Of Justice In Thailand Has Urged The Child Justice Forum (CJF) Of The Zambian Judiciary To Learn From Thailand Which Has Continued To Receive International Recognition In Its Management And Organisation Of The Juvenile Justice System.

Zambia's president micheal sata confers with UN-secretary general ban ki-moon on various national issues


President Micheal Sata Yesterday Held A Closed-Door Meeting With United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, On The Side-Lines Of The Un General Assembly

Senior Chief Nsokolo of the Mambwe people in Mbala District in Northern Province expresses sadness at reports suggesting that F.R.A has no money to pay about 4,000 local farmers in the area.



Senior Chief Nsokolo of the Mambwe people in Mbala District in Northern Province is saddened at reports suggesting that the Food Reserve Agency local office has run out of money to pay about 4,000 local farmers in the area for the grain they supplied to the Quasi-Government institution.

zambian gov't and UN launches an over $15million 4years gender based violence joint programme



Government and the united nation (UN) have today launched a four years joint programme on gender based violence with a total budget of about $15, 570,000.

Monday, 24 September 2012

$2Million regional water supply and sanitation programme for SADC launched

A Two million Euros Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (RWSSP) for member states in the Southern African Development Community (SADCC) has been launched.

Zambia's president micheal sata Demands For Africa’s Permanent Seats On Un Security Council


President Michael Sata Has Demanded That Africa Must Have Permanent Seats On The Un Security Council.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Zambia formlly attains the status of EITI compliant country


The International Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Oslo, Norway has formally designated Zambia as an EITI-compliant country.   

30year old Lusaka maid arrested for being in possession of $700 counterfeit notes


The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a 30-year-old maid for being in possession of 700United States Dollar counterfeit notes.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

world bank advises zambia to invest effectively and transparently in areas that give highest returns the $750million bond money



The World Bank Has Advised Government To Invest Effectively And Transparently In Areas That Give The Highest Returns To Provide Lasting Benefits To The People Of Zambia The $750million Dollar Bond Money.

world bank advises zambia to invest effectively and transparently in areas that give highest returns the $750million bond money



The World Bank Has Advised Government To Invest Effectively And Transparently In Areas That Give The Highest Returns To Provide Lasting Benefits To The People Of Zambia The $750million Dollar Bond Money.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Zambian earned $1.8billion from non traditional export in 2011.


Government through Zambia development agency has engaged a South African company, Africa trade and Far East to help market the country’s products such as copper, tobacco, sugar, cotton, electrical cables, cement, fresh flowers and precious stones.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Zambia's immigration department intercepts former zambia railyways chief executive officer benjamin even and his general manager pelossor yair after trying to leave the country.



Attempts By Former Railway Systems Of Zambia Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Even To Sneak Out Of  The Country Were This Morning Thwarted At Kenneth Kaunda international airport.

zambia's 500million dollar bond rated B+ by s and p and fitch before issuance



Zambia’s debut 10-year 500million dollars Euro-bond has been assigned a B plus rating by both S and P and Fitch earlier today.
The bond is expected to be issued anytime from today after marketing road shows took place this week in both London and the US.

Kitwe chingola road to be ugraded into a dual carriage way at a cost of 600billion kwacha


Government Through The Road Development Agency (Rda) Is In The Process Of Up Grading The Kitwe-Chingola Road Into A Dual carriage Way At An Estimated Cost Of About 600 Billion Kwacha.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

casino regulations under revision as 5billion diamond casino opens in lusaka.


Tourism And Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo Says The Country’s Casino Regulations Are Currently Undergoing Review In Order To Strengthen Monitoring Of All Casinos In The Country.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

American govn't awards 62grants worthy over 3billion zambian kwacha to 62 zambian organisations



The American government has awarded 62 grants worthy over 3billion kwacha to Zambian organizations initiating projects to prevent new HIV infections and support orphans and vulnerable children at the community level.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Zambian Govn't Dissolves The board of directors of its Road Transport And Safety Agency


the zambian Government Has With Immediate Effect Dissolved The board of its Road Transport And Safety Agency.

Zambian Gov't reposeses railway systems of zambia (RSZ)

Government has terminated the freight and passenger Concession Agreement with the Railway Systems of Zambia, and reaffirmed its commitment to making Zambia, a destination conducive for genuine investment.

PANOS Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) urges research institutions to share findings with the media

The PANOS Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has urged all research institutions conducting research aimed at finding the best way of reducing poverty among the poor and the vulnerable to share their research findings with the media.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

unknown people set ablaze a house in luwingu district resulting in one death


One person has died in Luwingu District in Northern Province while another is struggling for his life at Luwingu  District hospital after the houses they were sleeping in caught fire in separate incidences in Chief Chabula and Chief Chipalo’s areas.

more than 300 lamasat international workers risk losing their jobs failure to returning for work by 14hours today


MORE than 300 workers at lamasat international in Lusaka risk losing their job failure to returning to work by 14hours today as the strike enters day 2.

Eco-bank Zambia to increase its branch network by another 4 branches before the end of the year


Eco-bank Zambia plans to increase its branch network by another 4 branches before the end of the year.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Gov't allocates 11.8billion kwacha to youth development fund


Government has this year allocated 11.8 billion kwacha as Youth Development Fund (YDF)to the Ministry of Youth and Sport to be disbursed to deserving youth groups, associations and youth led entrepreneurs as loans and grants.

Gov't gives NCZ 42billion kwacha


The Ministry of Finance has released 42 Billion kwacha in the continued process of recapitalizing the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia.

Zambia Land Alliance expresses deep saddness by the reported likely displacement of over 134 families in Chief Kanyeshya’s area in Mkushi District.


Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) is deeply saddened by the reported likely displacement of over 134 families in Chief Kanyeshya’s area in Mkushi District describing the story which appeared in the media recently, as unfortunate.

ZAMBIA’s Ambassador to the Benelux group of countries and the EU Grace Mutale Kabwe calls for a unity of purpose among Zambians in the diaspora


ZAMBIA’s Ambassador to the Benelux group of countries and the European Union (EU) Grace Mutale Kabwe has called for a unity of purpose among Zambians in the diaspora, and urged them to seriously consider investing their resources back home.

zambia's ruling party the patriotic front secretary general wynter kabimba is the new justice minister


president Michael Chilufya Sata, has with immediate effect nominated and appointed Lusaka lawyer and PF Secretary General Mr. Wynter Munacaambwa Kabimba as Member of Parliament and Minister of Justice respectively.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Zambian gov't to give its power utility $186million from the 500million dollar bond it will issue at the end of this year.

the zambian Government through its ministry of finance will give ZESCO limited a sum of $186million from the 500million dollar bond by the end of this year as a way to ramp up or improve the power utility's operations.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

zambia's exports increase by 40.8percent.


Zambia’s total value of exports has increased from 3,533.6 billion kwacha in June top 3,819.6 billion kwacha in July 2012.

10 prohibited immigrants convicted by zambian courts of law


A total of ten Prohibited Immigrants have been convicted by the courts of Law for the offences of unlawful stay in the country contrary to section 11 clause 3  and harboring contrary to section 46 sub-section1(b) of the Immigration and Deportation Act No. 18 of 2010.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Tobacco smoking to kill 8million people a year by 2030



Tobacco-Free-Association Of Zambia Executive Director Brenda Chitindi Says The Tobacco Industry Continues To Promote Products That Cause Loss Of Lives Globally Hence Farmers In The Country Should Diversify By Growing Other Crops Other Than Tobacco.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Zambian gov't set to conduct T/B prevalence survey


Zambian Government through the ministry of health is in the process of conducting a tuberculosis prevalence survey to understanding the burden of the disease.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Authorities at Nakonde border intercepted and impound 3 trucks carrying over 1000 x 50 kg bags of maize about to be smuggled to Kenya


Authorities at Nakonde border in Muchinga Province have intercepted and impounded three trucks carrying over 1000 x 50 kg bags of maize about to be smuggled to Kenya. 

commerce minister directs eastern province PS to relocate mwami boarder


Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Bob Sichinga has directed Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Hlobotha Nkunika to facilitate the relocation of the border facility at Mwami border post near Malawi.

Gov’t directs all controlling officers to acquire the public finance, Zambia public procurement acts, financial regulations and other government documents to be used as a guiding principle in their work


Secretary to the treasury Dr Fredson yamba has directed all controlling officers in the country to acquire the public finance, Zambia public procurement acts, financial regulations and other government documents to be used as a guiding principle in their work.

Friday, 24 August 2012

CCPC grants a conditional final authorisation for proposed acquisition of 55% shareholding in bulks haulage limited by by cargo carriers


the competition and consumer protection commission (CCPC) board of commissioners has granted a conditional final authorization for the proposed acquisition of 55percent shareholding in bulks haulage limited (BHL) by cargo carriers limited.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

mpulungu cholera cases on the increase


Mpulungu Cholera Cases Have Increased From The Previous Reported Number Of 52 Cases To About 68 With Kasasa Village Leading With 28 Cases So Far.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Zambia's eastern province minister challenges SADC region media to lead the way in telling success stories and projects being implemented.


Eastern province minister Charles banda has challenged the media in the country and the SADC region at large to lead the way in telling the success stories and projects the region is implementing positively to the outside world.
MR BANDA says regions such as the southern African development community (SADC) have recorded economic progress which has not been highlighted positively by the local media.
He says there are people in the outside world who can not believe the development which is taking place and still want to portray regions such as SADC and the rest of Africa as a continent characterized by conflict, disease, poverty, under-achievement and under development.
Mr. Banda has stated that the lesson from this situation must teach Africa and regional blocks like SADC and COMESA that the world owes Africa no obligation to market it and what is taking place in terms of development.
In addition Mr. Banda says investments such as the chipata-mchinji railway, are unarguable that SADC region has and continues to score landmark achievements in various sectors since inception 20years ago.
He has noted that it is SADC region that will host the prestigious United Nations world tourism organization general assembly next year adding that this is a milestone in economic development.
Mr. Banda has also pointed out that the SADC region has also scored a first in leadership and governance circles by having the first ever female leader heading the African union.
And the Malawian ministry of transport and public works principal rail transport officer justice victor mtanda says in complimenting Mozambique-Zambia and Malawi to ensure that the chipata-mchinji railway line is operational, his government will provide about $8million for railway spot maintenance.
He says his government is committed to ensuring that the chipata mchinji railway which will be connected to the Malawian railway network is operational as it has many economic benefits to the three countries and other SADC MEMBERS STATES.
Mr. mtanda disclosed this when a group of journalists from Zambia toured the mchinji railway line project during this year’s SADC media day which was on 17th of august in Malawi and hosted by Zambia in chipata.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

SADC's GDP between 2010-2011 slumps by 0.8percent

the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the  Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, in which Zambia  falls, has slumped by 0.8 per cent between the years 2010 and 2011.

Rise in abortion cases Worries residents of KAVU farming blocks in ndola


Residents of KAVU farming bloc in Ndola rural have bemoaned the high numbers of abortion cases recorded in the area in the last few months.

Zambian gov't to revise the list of suppliers


Government intends to revise the list of suppliers in order to contract credible business houses as opposed to brief case or shadow companies.

chorela breaks out in mpulungu


Cholera has broken out in Mpulungu District in Northern Province.

SADC Member States Have A Heavier Responsibility To Work Together In Translating Their Political Independence Into Economic Independence says zambian gov't


Eastern Province Minister Charles Banda Says The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Member States Have A Heavier Responsibility To Continue Working Together In Translating Their Political Independence Into Economic Independence For Its People.

Eastern province chamber of commerce, trade and industry calls on the zambian government to operationalise the chipata-mchinji railway line


Eastern province chamber of commerce, trade and industry (EPCCI) as called on government to fully operationalise the Chipata-mchinji railway line which was commissioned by former president rupiah Banda in 2010.

Central african railay system of malawi awards a 3years clinker supply at an initial cost of 28million malawian kwacha to LAFARGE


Lafarge Cement Company has signed a 3years agreement worthy 28million Malawian kwacha with Central African Railway System (CEARS) to export Clinker from Zambia to Malawi.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Zambia's Consumer protection body warns enterprises and individuals to desist from supplying expired products such as drug


The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has advised individuals and enterprises to desist from supplying expired products as they will not only be punished in accordance with the law, but that they are also putting the lives of consumers at risk.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Cardinal medardo Mazombwe makes progress and starts speaking clearly




CARDINAL Medardo Mazombwe has made some progress since his admission to Morning Side Clinic in South Africa last Wednesday as he is now able to speak clearly.

Gov'nt implores investors to give priority to zambians when recruiting employees


The zambia government through the Mines And Minerals, Water Development And Energy,minister Yamfwa Mukanga Has Implored Investors In The Country To Give Priority To Zambians When Recruiting Employees.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

UNDP in the process of commissioning a short term consultancy on mainstreaming trade in national development and strategies


Government says the United Nations development programme (UNDP) is in the process of commissioning a short term consultancy on mainstreaming trade in national development and strategies.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Zambian gov't calls on all COMESA to endorse the reghional bodies social charter


The Zambian Government Has Called On The Common Market For Eastern And Southern African (COMESA) Countries To Endorse What Has Been Highlighted In The Draft COMESA Social Charter As The Basis For Social And Cultural Development In The Region.

Opposition MMD tells gov't to take full responsibility of the choas that occured in sinazeze's mamba coacl mine


opposition MMD has told government through the minister of labour fackson shamenda to take full responsibility of the chaos that occurred in sinazeze because of its failure to consult before landmark decision are made.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

augustine: FNB CEO notes zambia's Agricultural Sector Biggest...

augustine: FNB CEO notes zambia's Agricultural Sector Biggest...: First National Bank (Fnb)-Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Sarel Van Zyl Has Noted That The Agricultural Sector Is Zambia’s Biggest Employer...

FNB CEO notes zambia's Agricultural Sector Biggest Employer Even Though It Is Mainly On A Subsistence Level


First National Bank (Fnb)-Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Sarel Van Zyl Has Noted That The Agricultural Sector Is Zambia’s Biggest Employer Even Though It Is Mainly On A Subsistence Level.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Government And UNDP Signs Two Agreements Worthy $20 Million Towards The Implementation Of Programmes To Mitigate Gender Based Violence And The Promotion Of Human Rights.


Government And The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Have Signed Two Agreements Worthy $20 Million ,Approximately 100 Billion Kwacha Towards The Implementation Of Programmes To Mitigate Gender Based Violence And The Promotion Of Human Rights.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Zambian woman drug peddler gets 30-year jail term reports business standard

A special NDPS court today convicted a Zambian national and handed her down 30 years of rigorous imprisonment for attempting to smuggle drugs from Mumbai to South Africa.

opposition advised govn't against bowing to pressure which the IMF is allegedly exerting on it to abolish agricultural subsidies


The opposition UPND and MMD have advised government against bowing to pressure which the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is allegedly exerting on it to abolish agricultural subsidies.

Friday, 27 July 2012

B.O.Z maintains policy rate at 9percent

The bank of Zambia (BOZ) has maintained the central banks monetary policy rate at 9.0percent.

Gov't tells CCPC to intensify its sensitisation exercise of consumer policy

Government Has Implored The Consumer And Competition Protection Commission (Ccpc) To Intensify The Sensitization Process Of The Consumer And Protection Rights And Policy Which Has Been In Existence For A Long Time.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Opposition MMD Expels its mufumbwe member of parliament for gross misconduct


Opposition MMD has with immediate effect expelled party mufumbwe member of parliament Stephen masumba after a critical examination of his case.

consumer unity trust urges gov't to make trade a drive


The Consumer Unity Trust Society International Zambia Has Urged The Government To Make Trade The Development Drive.

ZICTA embarks on development and implementation of a comprehensive national addressing system in zambia


The Zambia Information And Communications Technology Authority (Zicta) Has Embarked On The Development And Implementation Of A Comprehensive National Addressing System In Zambia Called The National Addressing And Postcode Project.

ZICTA embarks on development and implementation of a comprehensive national addressing system in zambia


The Zambia Information And Communications Technology Authority (Zicta) Has Embarked On The Development And Implementation Of A Comprehensive National Addressing System In Zambia Called The National Addressing And Postcode Project.

ACC arrests former standard quality inspector at the fra for theft involving 3.7m


The Anti-Corruption Commission Has Arrested A Former Standard Quality Inspector At The Food Reserve Agency For Theft Involving 3.7 Million Kwacha.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

3 foreign investors express interest in mulungushi textiles


Three foreign investors have expressed interest in investing in the Zambia-china mulungushi textiles based in central province’s capital kabwe town.

Sondashi formula ready for clinical tests on humans


SOUTH Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says laboratory tests on the Sondashi anti-HIV/AIDS herb has shown anti-HIV activity and is now ready for clinical tests on humans.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Brothers for Life Zambia’ to air new round of television and radio public service announcements


Brothers for Life’, a mass-media HIV prevention campaign targeting Zambian males, will soon broadcast a new round of public service announcements to reach men and boys with information on HIV prevention and ending gender-based violence.

Stop distorting facts over appointment of mmd deputy ministers, president sata tell dr mumba


President Micheal sata says the attacks by opposition MMD president Dr Nevers mumba that appointing of some of his party members of parliament as deputy ministers is like obliterating the opposition in the country as deliberate distortion of facts.

Northern province PS directs provincial medical officer to suspend operations of marie stopes international for conducting illegal abortions.


Northern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba Has Directed The Provincial Medical Officer (Pmo), Dr. Jelita Chinyonga, To Immediately Suspend The Operations Of A Non-Governmental Organisation Marie Stopes Zambia International For Conducting Illegal Abortions In Muchinga And Northern Provinces.

gov't scales up livestock programmes and sets aside 5billion kwacha for kalungwishi state ranch in northern province.


Agriculture Permanent Secretary, Dr. David Shamulenge has said that government is scaling up livestock programs in a quest to diversify farming activities in the country.


Friday, 20 July 2012

tanzania suspected criminal burnt to ashes

A  Tanzanian suspected criminal has been
burnt to  ashes by an angry mob from Tanzania.

IMF foresees Zambia's inflation by the end of 2012 7.7 percent.


THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) says Zambia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to rise by 7.7 percent, reflecting strong growth in copper production and non-maize agriculture, and an expansionary fiscal policy in 2012.
The IMF says the inflation is projected to remain close to its current level of around 6 percent in 2012 more especially that the 2012 budget targets a deficit of 4.1 percent of GDP and a significant increase in investment.
It notes that more than half of budget financing is expected to come from a US$500 million sovereign bond issue, and net domestic financing is targeted to remain low at about 1 percent of GDP.
Meanwhile the IMF Executive Directors has commended the Zambian government for the sound macroeconomic management and welcomed Zambia’s strong economic performance in recent years.
The Directors have noted that while the outlook for the economy is favorable, it is subject to risks arising from volatility of copper prices and delays in implementing measures needed to meet the 2012 budget deficit target.
The directors have advised that to safeguard macroeconomic stability and to make growth more inclusive, there is need for continued commitment to strong policies and implementation of structural reforms.
They have agreed that fiscal policy should aim at prioritizing growth enhancing expenditures and mobilizing revenues to create the space needed to achieve the fiscal objectives.
The IMF directors have emphasized the importance of implementing reforms to maize marketing and pricing, fertilizer subsidies, and public sector pension funds.
They have said that these measures should help restore fiscal sustainability and correct market distortions that have created overdependence on maize production.
The Directors have noted that revenue enhancing measures, including strengthening tax administration and reducing subsidies and incentives will also be critical for achieving the fiscal targets.
In addition the IMF directors have stated that the reinstatement of the automatic petroleum price adjustment mechanism and the implementation of the multiyear electricity tariff framework are needed to minimize fiscal risks associated with the current pricing below cost recovery.
They have underscored that public financial management reforms are essential to improve budgetary planning and execution and prioritizing spending.
The directors have welcomed the plan to complete the implementation of the Treasury Single Account and urged the authorities to continue to strengthen their investment and debt management capacity.
They have added that these measures would support the planned scaling up of infrastructure spending and increased use of non-concessional financing.
The Directors have also endorsed the plans to further enhance the monetary policy framework in support of a low inflation objective while remaining vigilant to inflationary pressures and tighten policy if needed.
Directors agreed that the introduction of the monetary policy rate, combined with use of a broad set of economic indicators to assess the monetary policy stance, should make monetary policy more flexible and forward looking and enhance liquidity management.
The Bank of Zambia (BOZ) recently changed its monetary policy framework from reserve money targeting to the use of a policy rate as the main monetary policy tool.
The Directors have noted that the flexible exchange rate regime has helped Zambia weather external shocks.
They have welcomed the authorities’ efforts to strengthen the financial sector and improve access to financial services.
They urged the authorities, however, to work closely with key stakeholders to minimize any risks to the financial sector stemming from the implementation of the new minimum capital requirement for commercial banks and the redenomination of the local currency

ZFE writes minister of labour fackson Shamenda requesting him to revise the minimum wage downwards


The Zambia federation of employers (ZFE) has written to the minister of labour fackson Shamenda requesting him to revise the minimum wage downward and not leave the matter in its current state stating that it is a stumbling block to economic and job growth.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

80 foreign firms confirm participation at this year's agriculture and commercial show society of zambia

80 Foreign Companies From 18 Countries Are Expected To Participate And Exhibit At This Year’s Agriculture And Commercial Show Society Of Zambia.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

NGOCC tasks new au commission to tackle daily issues affecting african such as conflicts


The Non-Governmental Organization Coordinating Council (Ngocc) Has Tasked The New Chairperson For The African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma To Tackle Issues Such As Poverty, Education, Health And Good Governance During Her Term To Show That Women Can Perform If Given A Chance.

Monday, 16 July 2012

ACC investigates 150billion kwacha mbala-nakonde road project fraud


The Anti-Corruption Commission (Acc) Is Investigating A Case Of Fraud And Theft Of 150 Billion Kwacha Relating To The Mbala-Nakonde Road.

Gov't appoints NATSAVE board of directors


Government has appointed national savings and credit bank (NATSAVE) board of directors’ and appointed Dr chiselebwe n’gandu as board chairperson.

Friday, 22 June 2012

American gov't pledges $360million to health for 2012

Barely A Few Days After The Global Fund Announced Its Resumption Of Funding To The Health Sector With An Initial Fund Of About $100 Million For Hiv, Tuberculosis And Malaria Fight, The American Government Has Also Come On Board To Help The Health Sector With Support Worth 360 Million Dollars For The Year 2012.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Global fund resumes funding to zambia's health sector with an initial amount of $100m


The global fund which halted its funding to the ministry of health due to misapplication of funds and lack transparency and accountability during the old regime has resumed funding to the ministry of health and has released about $100million from the fund under round 8 of phase 2.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

unsafe abortion contributes over 47,000 women deaths under maternal mortality world wide f


A New Study On Unsafe Abortion Called Operations Research Study Conducted By The Ministry Of Health, Ipas And Strategic Partners Has Revealed That Unsafe Abortion Contributes Significantly To Maternal Mortality Worldwide, Killing Approximately 47, 000 Women Each Year.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

PRESIDENT BANDA HAS NOT LOST ANY MONEY


PRESIDENT BANDA HAS NOT LOST ANY MONEY
We wish to refer to the lead story in today's edition of The Post newspaper under the headline “$36,000 goes missing in Rupiah’s bedroom” in which it is alleged that His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda, the Fourth Republican President, had such an amount allegedly stolen from him.

PF youths give opposition upnd leader h.h to apologise or face massive demos


Lusaka province ruling patriotic front (PF) youth have vowed to demonstrate against opposition UPND president hakainde hichilema for altering derogatory statements against President Micheal sata if he does not retract his statement within 48hours.

Gov't casts the blame of fuel shortage on the damage caused on the TAZAMA oil pipeline in tazania


Government has apologized to motorists for fuel shortage but has cast the blame on the damage caused on the TAZAMA oil pipeline in Tanzania.

NDOLA FAMILY ARRESTED IN FRA MAIZE SCAM


Joint Government Investigations Team has seized property worth 713million Kwacha from a family in Ndola charged with Theft by Agent and Theft Contrary to Section 280(b) and 272 of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

tanazian airline, precision air to expand its flights to zambia by june 22, 2012


A Tanzanian airline, precision air plans to expand its flight services into Zambia and the democratic republic of Congo (DRC) on 22nd June in a bid to boost trade between the three countries.

Monday, 11 June 2012

4 ARRESTED IN FRA MAIZE SCAM IN KATETE DISTRICT


The Government Joint Investigations Team has formally charged and arrested  (3) FRA employees and a Ministry of Agriculture and co-operative employee for Forgery and Fraudulent False Accounting contrary to section 342 and 326 of the Penal code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Friday, 8 June 2012

3 FRA agents arrested in northern province


The Government Joint Investigations Team has formally arrested Three (3) FRA Agents for Theft by Agent Contrary to Section 278 of the penal Code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.  

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Mamba Collieries Limited’s Coal Sales Expected To Go Up From 30,000 Metric Tonnes Per Month To 80,000 Metric Tonnes By 2014


Mamba Collieries Limited’s Coal Sales Are Expected To Go Up From 30,000 Metric Tonnes Per Month To 80,000 Metric Tonnes By 2014 Following  Improved Production After The Company Commissioned The New $25million Coal Washing Plant In April This Year.

2FRA agents arrested on the copperbelt for allegedly stealing over 14,000 by 50kg bags of maize valued over 1.4billion kwacha


The Government Joint Investigations Team has formally arrested two (2) FRA Agents for alleged theft of 14,407 by 50 kilogram bags of maize valued at 1 Billion Three Hundred and Seventy One Million Nine Hundred Thousand Kwacha (K1, 371, 900).

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

zamtel and barclays bank zambia plc seals single largets commercial transaction worthy 16.4billion kwacha for two years

Zambia and Barclays bank Zambia plc have today signed a two year 16.4billion kwacha service agreement for the design, supply, delivery and maintenance of a national wide multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network connecting all Barclay’s main business centers and automated tailor machines (ATM’s).

Monday, 4 June 2012

New York-listed Agriculture Company (AGCO) to invest over $6million at a 150 hectare farm and learning center


An American, New York-listed Agriculture Company (AGCO) plans to invest over $6million at a 150 hectare farm and learning center at the former agri-flora farms in Lusaka along the great east road.

Friday, 1 June 2012

ACC arrests former ECZ Deputy Director for IT Mpundu Mfula for corrupt practices involving $90,000


The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested former Electoral Commission of Zambia Deputy Director for Information Technology Mr. Mpundu Mfula for corrupt practices involving US$90,000.

JCTR SAYS POVERTY ALLEVIATION NEEDS TARGETED, CONSISTENT AND CLEAR POLICIES.


Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has observed that the need to urgently address poverty by the current patriotic front government is acute in rural areas as evidenced by the exclusion from economic opportunities that the rural populations face.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

BOZ maintains its policy rate at 9percent.


The bank of Zambia has observed that the improved supply of maize, fish and fresh vegetables on account of seasonal factors and the expected reduction in meat prices following the ban of maize and wheat ban exports will have a dampening effect on food inflation.

Government Joint Investigations Team formally arrest and charge former president rupiah banda's son Andrew

The Government Joint Investigations Team has today formally arrested and charged Mr. Andrew Bwezani Banda, Zambia’s Deputy High Commissioner to India.

235 SL smith workers in chingola risks of losing their employment after KCM reminated their company's 3years contract


About 235 SL Smith Company Employees In Chingola Are At Risk Of Losing Their Employment Come 14th June 2012 If They Do Not Join The New Company Which Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Has Sub Contracted To Maintain Both Its North And East Concentrators.

Zambian Gov't selects barclays bank/ABSA and deutsche bank of germany as book runners for the $500million 10years bond.


Government Has Selected Barclays Bank/Absa And Deutsche Bank Of Germany As Book Runners For A Debut $500 Million 10 Years Eurobond.

Monday, 28 May 2012

andrew banda fails to appear before the government investigative team again


Former republican president rupiah Banda’s son Andrew this morning failed to appear before the government joint investigative task force team.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

operations at nakonde border and kapiri mposhi resumes after ZRA management dicussed contentious issues with clearing agents


The Situation At Nakonde Border And Kapiri Mposhi Posts Has Returned To Normal After Zambia Revenue Authority Management Discussed The Contentious Issues With The Aggrieved Parties Amongst Clearing Agents Who Went On Protest

Saturday, 26 May 2012

DEC arrests a sales supervisor, a farm manager and a clearing agent for forgery and attempting to obtain money by false pretences


The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a Sales Supervisor, a Farm Manager and a Clearing Agent, for forgery and attempting to obtain money by false pretences.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Joint Investigations Team formally charges and arrests 7 depot and co-operative employees for Theft by Agent


The Government Joint Investigations Team has formally charged and arrested Seven (7) depot and co-operative employees for Theft by Agent contrary to section 272 and 278 of the Penal code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

D.E.C arrests BY'S wife MARGRET KANKUNGU LOMBE MWILA


The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested the Wife to Mr B.Y. Mwila and a Finance Manager of Wade Adams Piling and Foundations Zambia Limited for issuing cheques on an insufficiently funded account and money laundering.
Mrs Margaret Kakungu Lombe Mwila, 50, of Plot No. 9721 Chudleigh Lusaka, has been arrested and jointly charged with Mr Hartwell Chazya Sikaundi, 67, the Finance manager of Flat No. 4 Impala Court Northmead Lusaka, for issuing two (02) cheques on an insufficiently funded account. This is contrary to Section 33 (i) of the National Payment Systems Act No. 1 of 2007.
It is alleged that the two, in their capacities as Director and Finance Manager, respectively, of Wade Adams Piling and Foundations Zambia Limited, wilfully, dishonestly and with intent to defraud, issued two (02) cheques amounting to K70 million on an insufficiently funded account as payment for two motor vehicles, a Toyota Nadia and a Nissan Datsun Pickup from Tokyo Vehicles Limited.
The suspects will appear in court soon.