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K4M RELEASED FOR FOOD RELIEF IN EP

Government has released 4 million Kwacha for the distribution of relief food to valley areas of Eastern Province that have been hit with hunger. Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu says the funds are intended to cushion the hunger situation in Mambwe, Lumezi, Nyimba and some parts of Petauke districts. Mr Zulu disclosed to ZANIS in…

CHIKWANDA IS A STATESMAN- MALANJI

Former Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda has been described a statesman who has immensely contributed to Zambia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji says Mr. Chikwanda’s illustrious service to the nation over the years is admirable. Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji Mr. Malanji was speaking in Lusaka last night during celebrations to mark Mr.…

Tanzania dam: Power plant planned in Selous Game Reserve

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has signed a deal for the construction of a hydro-electric power plant in one of East Africa’s best-known game reserves, amid criticism from environmentalists. The deal, worth $3bn (£2.4bn), envisages the construction of a dam on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage site. Tanzania says…

UNZA PROFESSOR BACKS NEW MINE TAX REGIME

Copperbelt University School of Business associate Professor Biemba Maliti says government should derive maximum benefits for the people from the mining sector. Professor Maliti says this is because mining is the mainstay of the Zambian economy. He has since urged government not to be blackmailed by threats over possible job cuts once the proposed hike…

UNDER 20 DISAPPOINTS FAZ

Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- President Andrew Kamanga has described the junior Chipolopolo boys COSAFA Under 20 semi-final loss to Zimbabwe as disappointing. Kamanga says a lot was expected from the junior team in this year’s tournament after graduating from the under 17 team last year. The FAZ President however says despite missing out on…

LUSAKA MAYOR OFFSIDE

Government has declared null and void the decision by Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa to appoint a Councillor to act in his position. Local Government Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga says the decision is illegal and against the local government Act. Mr. Malupenga notes that even if the Deputy Mayor Chilando Chitangala was out or incapable of…

GOVT RELEASES K10M FOR KALABO TRADES

Government has released an additional 10 million Kwacha for the completion of Kalabo Trades Training Institute in Western Province. Director in charge of vocational education and training Muzano Simumba disclosed this in Kalabo today after inspecting the institute. Mr. Simumba further disclosed that five million Kwacha will be spent through the Skills Development Fund (SDF)…