Author: Charles Sakala

KCM Workers Get K1, 000 Pay Rise

By Tinkerbel Mwila   Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has awarded a K1, 000 standalone pay rise to its employees that will come in form of an allowance. Disclosing the development to Phoenix News, National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) Treasurer, Saul Simujika disclosed that the Union has concluded negotiations with KCM under liquidation…

Funds To Pay Teachers To Commence Marking Of G12 Papers Released

By Prudence Siabana   Government has released funds to pay teachers to continue the marking of Grade 12 examination papers. Examination Council of Zambia Director Dr Michael Chalala told journalists this morning that marking of examination papers is currently underway and administration arrangements are being made to ensure the marking process in smoothly undertaken. Dr.…

3 Higher Education Institutions Deregistered For Abrogating Provisions Of The Higher Education Act

By Patricia Mbewe   The Higher Education Authority has deregistered 3 higher education institutions for abrogating various provisions of the Higher Education Act. The 3 deregistered are Citizen University, Pamodzi University and University of East and Southern Africa following audits conducted on the institutions. Announcing the development at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Higher…

Government Urged To Speed Up Measures That Will Help To Clinch The IMF Bailout Package

By Tinkerbel Mwila Private sector development association Chairperson Yusuf Dodia has called on government to speed up measures that will sharpen chances to clinch the long awaited international monetary fund –IMF- bailout package. Mr. Dodia is of the view that doing so will help the country’s economy to recover at a faster rate as opposed…

LWSC Has Embarked On A Project Aimed At Averting Any Possible Contamination Of Water

By Lomphande Phiri   Lusaka water supply and Sanitation Company has already embarked on safety measures to ensure all sources of water are safe to avert any possible contamination for consumption following a caution issued by the water resources management authority –WARMA-. WARMA has cautioned against the consumption of underground water due to a possible…

Millers Say There Are No Immediate Plans To Further Reduce Mealie Meal Prices By Members Accessing Subsidized Maize

By Penjani Banda The millers association of Zambia says there will be no further reduction of mealie meal prices in the immediate term by all 34 milling companies that have signed the tripartite agreement with the grain traders association of Zambia and food reserve agency. Association president Andrew Chintala says all milling companies have complied…

Escalating Prices Of Food Contributing To Increase Of Child Malnutrition At Household Level

By Prudence Siabana   The civil society scaling up nutrition alliance has called on government to address the escalating prices of food as this is going to increase child malnutrition at household level. CSO-SUN national coordinator Mathews Mhuru has told phoenix news in an interview that the food prices have devastating effect on the health…