15 hours ago

GOVT TO OPEN NEW ROAD TOLLS

Government says it will soon start inland road tolling at newly constructed toll gates across the country. Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says this follows the successful completion of the construction of toll gates at
15 hours ago

SCHOOLS RECIEVE REAGENTS

General Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe has flagged off the distribution of school chemicals and reagents to the newly upgraded secondary schools. The chemicals and reagents are for all the ten provinces in the country ahead of
15 hours ago

ROYAL AFRICA LOGISTIX THANKFUL

Royal Africa Logistix management has thanked President Edgar Lungu and the Zambian High Commission in South Africa for offering to transport back the remains of eleven people who died in a tragic road accident in Polokwane area
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Govt attributes delays in completion of construction of toll gates to lack of funding

Government has attributed the delay in completing the construction of toll stations to funding challenges. Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister, Ronald Chitotela says this has subsequently delayed the commencement of tolling in line with government’s plan. Speaking
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Govt has NOT pledged any public asset as collateral-Mwanakatwe

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has reiterated that no collateral in the form of public assets has been provided for borrowing and none of the sovereign guarantees has been called upon by the creditors. Delivering a ministerial statement
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President Lungu orders for immediate clean-up of MCDSW and ZAMPOST

President Edgar Lungu has ordered for the immediate clean-up of the Ministries of community development and social welfare and transport and communications, particularly Zampost. Speaking journalists when he announced the President’s dismissal of Ms Kabanshi as Community
15 hours ago

TAYALI PLEADS FOR STAY OF JUDGMENT IN DEFAULT

ECONOMIC and Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali has pleaded with the High Court to set aside a judgement in default of defence in a matter where Justice Minister, Given Lubinda sued him for defamation. In May
15 hours ago

ZAMBIA IDEAL FOR TRADE SAYS LUANSHYA MAYOR

By BUSINESS REPORTER SWEDISH investors should take advantage of the prevailing peace in Zambia and consider investing in Luanshya and the Copperbelt region in general, Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda has said. Mr Chanda said Luanshya offered a
16 hours ago

Mother, baby burnt to death in Senanga

Two people of the same family of Nalitoya village in Senanga district in Western Province have been burnt to death after a grass thatched house they were sleeping in caught fire. The victims identified as Ntumba Makanda,
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Mwanakatwe Updates Parliament on Debt Situation

FULL MINISTERIAL STATEMENT Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank you for giving me this opportunity to brief the house on the country’s debt situation. Sir, let me commence my address this afternoon by sharing with the Honourable
16 hours ago

GOVT CAUTIONED OVER MINING TAXES

By NATION REPORTER THE GOVERNMENT needs to be cautious when adjusting mine taxes to avoid choking the mining industry. Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has thus maintained that the mining industry was already “choked” with high production
16 hours ago

CHINGOLA COUNCIL ‘HUNTS’ ILLEGAL LAND DEVELOPERS

By NATION REPORTER ALL people involved in illegal land allocation will be brought to book, Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo has warned. Mr Tembo cautioned members of the public not to transact with private individuals on matters of
17 hours ago

ZAMBIA CASHES IN ON TOBACCO

Zambia has produced over 30 million kilograms of tobacco. This beats the 2016/2017 record of 23 million kilograms. Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo says despite the increase, the tobacco industry is still lagging behind in comparison with countries
17 hours ago

FILM INDUSTRY HAS POTENTIAL-GOVT

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya says the film and creative industry has immense potential to contribute to the country’s economic growth if well developed. And Ms. Siliya, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, says television
17 hours ago

VENTURE INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP-LUNGU

Copperbelt University Professor of Economics JOHN LUNGU has urged Zambians to venture into entrepreneurship and not wholly rely on government for jobs. Professor Lungu says there are many entrepreneurship opportunities in Zambia that people can engage in
17 hours ago

Freezing of donor aid to Zambia by UK embarrassing-HH

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema United Party for National Development (UPND) President, Hakainde Hichilema says the action taken by the UK government and other donor countries to suspend aid to Zambia over corruption and fraud in government ministries
17 hours ago

MAN DIES ON HOSPITAL QUEUE

By ANDREW MUKOMA A 31-YEAR- OLD man of Libuyu Township in Livingstone has died on the queue while waiting to be attended to at the Livingstone Central Hospital. Mubuyaeta Mutwena died on Monday afternoon after being taken
17 hours ago

POLITICAL STABILITY WOOING INVESTORS TO ZAMBIA, SAYS EXPERT

By SANDRA MACHIMA               STABILITY of Zambia is the reason more investors are interested in investing here and local people should take advantage of that, energy expert Johnstone Chikwanda has said. Mr
17 hours ago

DEFENCE MINISTER CHAMA IN LESOTHO

By NATION REPORTER DEFENCE Minister Davies Chama has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho to inaugurate Zambia’s new appointees on the SADC peace structures. President Edgar Lungu in his capacity as SADC chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence
18 hours ago

ECL FIRES EMERINE KABANSHI

President Edgar Lungu has fired Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi. Ms Kabanshi has been replaced by Nyimba Member of Parliament Olipa  Phiri. The Head of State has also appointed Zambia Airforce Deputy Commander David Muma as Airforce
18 hours ago

ZAMBIA HOCKEY TEAM READY

Zambia under 18 boys Hockey National team Coach Samuel Tagwireyi says his side is ready to take on any country at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Tagwireyi says his boys have been prepared mentally and
18 hours ago

EMBRACE NHIS-DR. CHILUFYA

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that only four percent of Zambians have health insurance. And Dr Chilufya has called on Zambians to embrace the National Health Insurance Scheme. He says this is why in its
18 hours ago

Private sector to be included in implementation of NHI-Chilufya

Dr Chitalu Chilufya – Health Minister Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has called for a robust investment in health security systems as a means of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Speaking when he officially opened the 6th Africa
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PMRC notes need to reduce on budget deficits towards the social sector

PMRC Executive Director Bernadette Deka Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) says the expected marginal increase in the 2019 national budget to K75.2 billion from K71.6 billion in 2018 is consistent with its expectation as there is
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Zambia produces 30million KGs of tobacco in 2017/2018 marketing season

Michael Katambo Zambia has so far produced 30 million kilogrammes of tobacco in the current marketing season representing a 30 percent increase from the 23 million kilograms produced during the 2016/2017 marketing season. Agriculture minister Michael Katambo
18 hours ago

NDC BACKS FISCAL DISCIPLINE

By PETER MALASHA NATIONAL Democratic Congress (NDC) party supports fiscal discipline Government has initiated and is ready to contribute to the social economic development of the country for the wellbeing of Zambians, secretary general Mwenya Musenge has
18 hours ago

POSITIVE VIBRATIONS NO 128

THE new “Gold Rush,” so to say or neo imperialism, begun as soon as the Union Jack (colonial flag), was brought down. It is a long story but the short end of it is that Dr. Kenneth
18 hours ago

ZESCO ACTS TO STABILIZE POWER SUPPLY

By NATION REPORTER ZESCO has invested $17 million in replacing equipment that will stabilize power supply to Lusaka, Chongwe and Chirundu for the next 30 to 40 years. ZESCO chief Engineer for transmission south, Moses Mubanga said
19 hours ago

ZAMBIA, US AGREE TO STRENGTHEN TIES

By NATION REPORTER ZAMBIA and the United States of America have agreed to maintain the long standing cordial relationship and keep it growing with the enhancement of programmes that are meant to improve the lives of their
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8,000 FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM JUICE PLANT

By ALFRED TEMBO EIGHT thousand local farmers and more than 500 shop owners are set to benefit from the construction of a fruit juice processing plant in Katete, says District Commissioner, Joseph Makukula.  Mr Makukula said the