Sri Lanka firm, IDC to ink deal

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka HAYLEYS Plc, a tea processing company from Sri Lanka is soon expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to start a 3,000 hectares tea plantation in the third quarter. This follows a recently five-day visit by a team from the tea Industry in Sri Lanka

‘Policy reforms crucial for Zambia’

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka AS ZAMBIA and the rest of Africa witness rapid urbanisation, policy reforms will be necessary for the trend (urbanisation) to advance economic development through agricultural productivity, industrialisation and services stimulated by the growth of the middle class, the latest African Economic Outlook report has revealed. The report says while urbanisation has potential

MMD seeks withdrawal of nomination fee

KELVIN MBEWE, KELVIN CHONGO, CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Lusaka THE opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) says it wishes to withdraw the part payment of the presidential election nomination fee made to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ). But the ECZ says the payment is non-refundable. Newly-elected MMD president Felix Mutati has said the party will not

Chongo, Sinkala to miss Togo tie

MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola ZAMBIA defender Kabaso Chongo and midfielder Nathan Sinkala are doubtful for Friday’s international friendly against Togo due to club commitments. Democratic Republic of Congo side TP Mazembe have a cup engagement on May 30. Team manager Stanley Kaseko said in an interview in Ndola yesterday that TP Mazembe are likely to release

UPND cadres beat cop

SUSPECTED United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres yesterday beat up a police officer who was manning a roadblock near Moba Hotel in Kitwe. The incident happened immediately after UPND vice-president for administration Geoffrey Mwamba was granted bail in a court case in which he faces four charges (see page three). Copperbelt Police chief Charity