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Sand analysis for glass making on cards

By CHATULA KANGALI - THE Government is currently conducting an analysis on the availability and types of sand used for glass manufacturing before calling for investment in the sector. Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakwe said in an interview that officers from the relevant institution were currently analysing  samples of sand from different parts

AfDB to curb illicit financial flows

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to curb illicit financial flows that have undermined Africa’s growth. AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina pledged his bank’s commitment towards curbing illicit financial flows in Africa. Dr Adesina said it was important for African countries to join other countries like Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius,

Consult us, CBU tells Zambian firms

By KENNEDY MUPESENI - THE Copperbelt University (CBU) is ready to work with stakeholders in various  economic fields to solve the current economic crisis. CBU deputy vice-chancellor Shadreck Chama said companies wanting to shift to cost-effective means of production should look to CBU for affordable services. “We need closer partnerships with stakeholders, I know most

Zoona to spread across Africa

By HELEN ZULU ZOONA, a money transfer company has targeted to expand to about 10 other African markets by 2020. The firm plans to enter into Mozambique, the Democratic of Congo (DRC) Ghana among others in the next coming months. Company chief communications officer Lelemba Phiri said Zoona wanted to scale up its operations in

Chinese firm bails out Miombo beekeepers

By CHATULA KANGALI - A CHINESE  firm has started buying honey from the Miombo Forest beekeepers in Mpongwe District on the Copperbelt Province. The beekeepers were stuck with over 90,000 tonnes of honey due to lack of market. This followed the termination of a contract with a South African buyer, Aleo Rich  Aprices  PVT  two

Hitachi supplies 50 plus earth–moving units

By KENNEDY MUPESENI - HITACHI Construction Machinery Zambia Company Limited has supplied more than 50 units of earth-moving equipment under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) projects. Hitachi currently assembles and manufactures different types of earth -moving equipment and parts at the Lusaka outlet on Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Road. National sales manager Kennedy Chama said

AfDB meet tackles climate change head-on

LAST week, Zambia played host to the 2016 annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) meeting whose theme was ‘Energy and Climate Change’. The meeting reflected the Bank’s New Deal on Energy and the key resolutions from the recent United Nations climate talks Conference of Parties (COP21) on global warming. The 2016 Annual Meetings
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