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GOVT NODS ECL ELIGIBILITY RULING

Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya says government is pleased that the Constitutional Court has ably interpreted what constitutes a Presidential term and that President Edgar Lungu qualifies to contest the Presidency in 2021. In welcoming the ruling, Ms. Siliya says the court’s verdict brings the matter to its logical conclusion. She has told ZNBC News…

COPPERBELT RECEIVES NEW ROADS

Copperbelt province minister Japhen Mwakalombe says the upgrading of township roads in Chingola will enhance trade among the residents in the mining town. Mr. Mwakalombe who inspected the ongoing road works in the district said with the infrastructure development, Chingola will soon reclaim its lost glory of being the cleanest town in the country. He…

GOVT PROMOTING COMPETITION

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma says Government will continue to create an effective competitive environment to enhance economic development. Mr. Yaluma says competition and economic regulation are an effective tool for breaking up concentrated markets and encouraging economic diversification. He says Government has continued to implement reforms that promote a diversified private…

GOVT RESOLVES CHONGWE STANDOFF

Government has resolved the standoff with the Soli Royal Establishment where the chiefdom confiscated land surveying equipment from officers in the Surveyor General’s office in May. Minister of Lands Jean Kapata has acknowledged an oversight by officers in the Surveyor General’s office for not informing the Chieftainess and has apologised for the incidence. Speaking during…

LUANGWA GETS FISH CERTIFICATE

Government has handed over a fish inspection and certification facility in Luangwa to handle over 100,000 tonnes of fish annually. Minister of Fisheries and livestock Kampamba Chewe says the facility funded by the European and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) will serve as a fish trade transit route. Speaking when she…

GOVT ASKED TO CLEAR AIR ON GMOS

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union -ZNFU has called on the Ministry of Agriculture to state its position on the importation of GMOs. ZNUF President Jervis Zimba says it is important that Government clarifies the position and the direction on the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) decision to allow companies to import foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms…

ZAMBIA’S ECONOMY FAIR-EAZ

The Economics Association of Zambia -EAZ- has described the performance of Zambia’s economy in 2018 as fair compared to other Southern African Countries. EAZ President Lubinda Haabazoka says most countries in the region have recorded economic growth of three percent compared to Zambia whose growth is at about 4 percent despite challenges such as increase…