Tag: Business

Govt dealing with business bottlenecks

By Mary Kachepa ‘ Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO says government is working on removing bottlenecks that contribute to the high cost of doing business. Mrs NALUMANGO says Government’s role is to ensure that it attracts investment by removing rigidities to create a conducive environment for business. And, The Vice President has urged the Zambia Federation

“Ban Charcoal Production”

(ZANIS) Forestry Institute of Zambia, Secretary General, CHALIAFYA KATUNGULA has urged the Government to extend its ban on charcoal production beyond three districts. Minister of Green Economy and Environment COLLINS NZOVU recently issued a directive to ban issuance of charcoal production permits in Shibuyunji, Itezhi Tezhi and Mumbwa districts. Mr. KATUNGULA has told ZANIS that

Business Executives upbeat about economic outlook

By Tevarai Dzeka Some business executives have described Zambia’s economy as promising despite volatility in the exchange rate. ZANACO Chief Commercial Officer CHALI MWEFYENI says recent developments in the mining sector on the Copperbelt have shown that the country is on a path of recovery with the anticipated increase in copper production. Mr. MWEFYENI was

Nkandu appreciates employment creators in arts sector

By Wilson Mulinda Youth, Sport and Arts Minister, ELVIS NKANDU says Government appreciates the support from institutions and individuals in the arts sector that are helping to alleviate unemployment levels in the country. Mr. NKANDU says government will continue investing in arts because it has proved to be a sustainable sector. Speaking when he visited

Mining Revival to benefit banking- Melu

By Hector Simfukwe ABSA Zambia Chief Executive Officer MZINGA MELU says the revived mining industry on the Copperbelt will benefit other sectors of the economy such as Banking. Ms. MELU told ZNBC News in Kitwe that the decision by government to unlock the mining sector is commendable as it will contribute to the growth of

PSMFC signs deal with AA Bricks

By Honester Mshoka AA Brick Zambia Limited and Public Service Micro Finance Company-PSMFC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding-MOU aimed at supplying high-quality building materials and locally produced fertilizer to public service workers. Speaking during the signing ceremony, PSMFC Chief Executive Officer MUBANGA MWIKO said the MOU will improve the standards of living among public

Zambian airports due for International Audit

By Ruth Chayinda Transport and Logistics Minister FRANK TAYALI has tasked the Zambia Airport Corporation Limited to improve the standards of aviation facilities across the country ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organisation Audit. Mr TAYALI says the country is in the 3rd quarter of this year expected to undergo a stringent audit from the
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