Study on low-income households unveiled

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka THE Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) has launched the Zambian Financial Diaries, a study of how low-income households manage their money, deal with emergencies and accumulate assets. Last year, FSDZ contracted Microfinance Opportunities to carry out the intensive research which involved enumerators visiting the same 352 households every week to record the

Curb over-excitement

LAST Saturday marked the official launch of the political campaigns by the country’s two biggest political parties – the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). The PF held their mammoth rally in Lusaka at the National Heroes Stadium while the UPND staged theirs at Freedom Park in Kitwe.

Kabwe set for economic revival

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka KABWE town is set for economic revival following an ambitious programme by the private sector in conjunction with the local authority which will result in the establishment of mixed industries and retail facilities. The project will gobble about US$3 billion and will create thousands of jobs. Kabwe Municipal Council town clerk Ronald

Lungu lauds peaceful conduct at rallies

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka President Lungu has commended Zambians for their good and orderly conduct during the launch of the Patriotic Front (PF) manifesto and campaigns and the UPND rally last Saturday. According to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, the President also urged Zambians to continue praying for unity and love in the country ahead of the

‘Chiefs key to national unity’

BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Kalumbila GOVERNMENT says traditional ceremonies are critical to the consolidation of peace and unity ahead of Zambia’s August 11 general elections. North-Western Province permanent secretary Ephraim Mateyo said this is so because of the important role that traditional leaders play in the effective governance of the country. Mr Mateyo said President Lungu will

Prudent financial resource management vital, says Mukanga

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone MINISTER of Works and Supply Yamfwa Mukanga says prudent financial resource management in the public service is vital for efficient service delivery and fiscal discipline. Mr Mukanga said Government embarked on public financial management reforms supported by donors aimed at improving transparency, accountability and efficiency. “The government has also realised that prudent
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