Author: Charles Sakala

YALI Calls For Quick Finalization Of Pieces Of Legislation With Direct Impact On Next Year`S General Elections

By Leah Ngoma   The Young African Leaders Initiative-YALI- says pieces of legislation that have a direct bearing on next year`s general elections must be quickly finalized in the next session of parliament as the house resumes sitting next month. YALI president Andrew Nthewewe has cited the public order bill of 2015 which seeks to…

Mining Companies Allegedly Duping Government Through Fake VAT Refund Claims

By Michael Kaluba in Kitwe   The Association of Mine Suppliers and Contractors has told government that it is being duped into financing operations of mining companies through fake claims of Value Added Tax –VAT- refunds from the Zambia Revenue Authority –ZRA-. Association President Augustine Mubanga, in his submission to Finance Minister Bwalya Ng’andu, who…

The Africa Consumer Union Opposes Govt’s Intention To Export About 83,000 Metric Tonnes Of Maize

By Chileshe Mwango   The Africa Consumer Union -ACU- has opposed government’s intention to export about 83,000 metric tonnes of maize. ACU First Vice President Muyunda Ililonga in an interview with Phoenix News says it is disturbing to note that government wants to export such amount of maize at the expense of domestic consumption. Dr.…

“COVID Z” Research Team Frustrated With Decision By ZAMRA And HPCZ To Probe The Drug

By Patricia Mbewe   Team member of the Covid Z Research Team, Jerome Kanyika has denied assertions by the Health Professions Council of Zambia –HPCZ- and the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority –ZAMRA- that Covid Z, a drug that allegedly cures COVID 19 is being manufactured, distributed and sold in Zambia by some “health practitioners.” In…

Govt Will Not Interfere In The Bulk Supply Agreement Negotiations Between CEC And ZESCO

By Michael Kaluba in Kitwe   Government says it will not interfere in the bulk supply agreement negotiations between the Copperbelt energy corporation –CEC- and ZESCO limited but remains an interested stakeholder whose hope is to see pertaining issues resolved quickly to the benefit of both companies and the country at large. Finance Minister Dr…