Author: Phoenix Press

45,400 Metric Tons Of Relief Food Distributed So Far To Hunger Stricken Districts

By Patricia Mbewe   Government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit –DMMU- has so far distributed 45,400 metric tons of relief, consisting of mealie-meal and stock feed to hunger stricken districts. In addition to the food relief, government has for the first time in history, been distributing stock feed meant to address the shortage…

September Annual Rate Of Inflation Goes Up

By Lomphande Phiri Muzumi   The Annual Rate of Inflation for the month of September 2019 has increased to 10.5 percent from 9.3percent recorded in August 2019. According to Central Statistical Office –CSO- Interim Statistician General, Mulenga Musepa said the increase in inflation rate was mainly attributed to food items price movements. Addressing the media…

Bus Operators Yet To Decide Whether Or Not To Increase Fares Following Hike In Fuel Prices

By Phoenix staffer   Bus operators in Lusaka say they are yet to hold a meeting to decide whether or not to hike bus fares following the recent increase in fuel pump prices by the Energy Regulation Board –ERB-. Bus operators’ Association Chairperson, Ishmael Kankara, who is also Capital Buses proprietor has told Phoenix News…

UPND Condemns Fuel Pump Price Hike

By Leah Ngoma   The opposition UPND has criticized the increase in fuel pump prices by the Energy Regulation Board-ERB- saying it will add more pain to Zambians who are already struggling with the current high cost of living. ERB yesterday announced a fuel pump price increase which saw the price of petrol increase by…

Zambia Tourism Agency Board Dissolved

By Balewa Zyuulu   Tourism and Arts Minister Ronald Chitotela has with immediate effect dissolved the board of directors for the Zambia Tourism Agency-ZTA. Addressing the media in Lusaka today, Mr Chitotela says the decision to dissolve the board has been taken in light of the reforms the ministry is undertaking of ensuring enhanced marketing…