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MBESUMA BRIDGE WORKS START

The construction of the 84 million Kwacha Mbesuma Bridge in Muchinga province has started. And government has extended the completion period of the Bridge to another year following delays to start works. Road Development Agency -RDA- Northern Province Regional Manager, Simon Chimwando says the contractor has since moved on site. Mr Chimwando says the construction…

NDOLA CITY COUNCIL PAYS ARREARS

Ndola City Council has started paying its workers the three months’ salary arrears. Council Public Relations Officer, Tilyenji Mwanza has told ZANIS that the local authority has had to mobilise own resources to pay the arrears. This is because the council has not yet received the equalisation fund from the central government. Ms Mwanza says…

GOVT TO FUND WATER PROJECT

The Zambian government has committed to finish the remaining works, under the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project, being financed by the US-based Millennium Challenge Corporation. This is after the 355 million US dollars funding window for the project closes this November. ZNBC’s Michael Kaumba reports from New York, USA, that President Edgar Lungu…

CHINA RAILWAY TECHNICIANS COMING

A technical team from China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Company -CREEC – will in October visit Zambia over the planned commuter train system for Lusaka Province and other projects of interest. The team will engage with technocrats, relevant Ministries and institutions. Company Deputy General Manager Min Weijing says the firm is willing to increase its…

FIRST LADY DATES MONGU

First Lady Esther Lungu is Tuesday expected in Mongu – Western Province to commission 20 early childhood centres that have been constructed by Save the Children Foundation. Western Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba who confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview said the early childhood centres have been constructed in districts across Western Province…

UPND EAST YOUTHS WANT THOLE OUT

United Party for National Development -UPND- Youths in Eastern Province have appealed to party leader Hakainde Hichilema to immediately replace the Provincial Chairperson Paul Thole. Speaking on behalf of other youths at a media briefing held at Kumawa Lodge on Monday, Chipata District Vice youth chairperson Cephas Mwandauka said the party is not growing in…

INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE LOW

The Insurers Association of Zambia-IAZ- says it is concerned with the low levels of knowledge on the importance of insurance among Zambians. And Association president Paul Nkhoma has called on the insurance sector to come up with programs aimed at raising awareness on the importance of insurance among Zambians. Speaking during a media briefing in…