Author: Phoenix Press

President Lungu Shocked By Those Opposing The Allocation Of Plots At Forest Reserve 27

By Chileshe Mwango   President Edgar Lungu says he is shocked that some people are questioning the allocation of plots at Lusaka’s forest reserve 27. Most stakeholders especially environmental conservationist Robert Chimambo and William Harrington who have opposed the allocation of plots in the forest reserve. But speaking to journalists in Chongwe on Saturday, the…

Environmental Standards In Zambian Mines Continues To Deteriorate After Privatization Of The Sector

By Chileshe Mwango Environment Conservationist Robert Chimambo has charged that environmental standards in Zambian mines have been deteriorated since the country’s privatization of the sector. In an interview with Phoenix News, Mr. Chimambo alleges that current mine owners have prioritized profit making at the expense of maintaining the environmental safety standards they found after taking over…

Chali Bravo wrote…

TRIBUTE to all the local music makers, past and present.   You see, most people look down on the artist on the come up. Society generally does not encourage pursuit of a career in the arts. I know parents that have threatened to disown their child if they chose to be a musician. I know…

President Lungu’s Directive On Contracts Below K30 Million To Empower Local Contractors – Vincent Mwale

By Prudence Siabana   Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Vincent Mwale says the directive by President Edgar lungu that contracts below k30 million must be reserved for Zambians will empower most local contractors. In an interview with Phoenix News, Mr Mwale says the directive will help grow capacity in local contractors and ensure there is…

Parastatal Companies Challenged To Increase Their Returns In Terms Of Dividends To National Treasury

By Chileshe Mwango   Former Finance Minister Felix Mutati has challenged parastatal companies operating under the industrial development corporation -IDC- to increase their returns in terms of dividends to the national treasury. Mr. Mutati has charged that while the number of those returning dividends may have increased, the amount returned to the state is minimal,…