Political parties hail ECZ’s transparency

ALVIN CHIINGA, Lusaka POLITICAL parties participating in the verification of ballot papers for next week’s general elections have commended the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) for the transparent manner it is conducting the process. United Party for National Development deputy director for research and policy Joseph Lungu said in an interview at the verification centre

4 more toll gates coming

MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe THE National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) plans to open four new toll gates by the end of this year to maximise revenue collection. NRFA spokesperson Alphonsius Hamachila said in an interview that the agency has collected over K1 billion in tolls since the programme started and that K2 million has been spent

Barclays pledges continued investment

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka BARCLAYS Africa Group says the bank will continue investing in its Zambian subsidiary despite the current challenging economic environment. And Barclays Africa Group chief executive officer Maria Ramos says the bank will continue working closely with Barclays Bank UK Plc, which has reduced its shareholding by selling 12.1 percent (US$ 876 million)

NatSave invests K16m in bunjimi loans

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka NATIONAL Savings and Credit Bank (NatSave) managing director Cephas Chabu says the bank has so far invested K16 million into the Bunjimi asset plus loan product that is undertaken to mechanise smallholder farmers. In an interview at the ongoing 90th Zambia the Show, Mr Chabu said over 300 farmers countrywide have benefitted
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