Author: Charles Sakala

Imminent Extension Of Operating Hours At Kasumbalesa Triggers Security Concerns

By Michael Kaluba   The imminent extension of operating hours at Kasumbalesa border post has triggered security concerns from the Southern Africa Development Community SADC truck drivers association. The association has since challenged both the Zambian and the Congolese governments to enhance security for truck drivers on the DRC side of the border. Association president…

Energy Expert Rules Out Reduction In Fuel Pump Prices After The Purchase Of The 10 Cargos Of Feedstock

By Tinkerbel Mwila   Energy expert Johnstone Chikwanda says Zambians should not expect a downward adjustment in the fuel prices following the purchasing of the 10 cargos of feedstock by the government. On Monday, Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa disclosed that the government has purchased 10 cargos of feedstock for Indeni Oil Petroleum refinery amounting to…

NCC Records Increase In Number Of Contractor Registrations In 2020 Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

By Leah Ngoma   The National Council For Construction-NCC-has registered a total of 9305 in 2020 slightly exceeding the numbers recorded by the end of 2019 despite the covid-19 pandemic which affected various sectors. The council has however indicated that despite recording an increase in registrations, it recorded a reduction in the number of foreign…

Government Purchases 10 Cargo Of Feedstock For Indeni At A Cost Of Over US$490 Million

By Tinkerbel Mwila   Government has purchased 10 cargo of feedstock for Indeni Petroleum Oil Refinery amounting to over US$490 million. The Indeni petroleum refinery has not had crude oil for about five months which has partly been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic which interrupted feedstock imports. Speaking in an interview, Minister of Energy Mathew…

Political Tensions In PF Diffusing As Police Summons Issued On Binwell Mpundu Are Withdrawn

By Michael Kaluba                   Political tensions within the ruling patriotic front in Kitwe are gradually diffusing with police summons issued on former Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu for alleged unlawful assembly in Nkana constituency withdrawn by the police. Mr. Mpundu who was supposed to appear before police at Kitwe headquarters at 11:00 hours today disclosed…

No Commission Of Inquiry On Gassing And No Protests For Opposition Without Permits

By Logic Lukwanda   Vice president Inonge Wina says government will not institute a Commission of inquiry into the gassing incidents that left 50 people dead. Zambia late last year into early this year experienced gassing attacks on innocent citizens prompting President Edgar Lungu to announce the intention to constitute a commission of inquiry into…
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