Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

CTPD urges strengthening of industrial base

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Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo says there is need for Zambia to strengthen its industrial base as the deadline for the Continental Free Trade Area approaches. Zambia is among other African countries moving towards crystallizing an ambitious integration agenda of establishing a continental free trade area by October, as a yardstick to bolstering intra ...

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Infrastructure symposium set for April 19 to 21

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Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says the 2017 infrastructure symposium is expected to attract about 400 major stakeholders in the infrastructure sector across the country. Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Mr Chitotela noted that although government has invested huge sums of money in infrastructure development, this has come with its own challenges. He says ...

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NGOCC hails acquittal murder accused wife

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The Non -governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has hailed as a landmark the ruling in which High Court Judge Betty Mung’omba has acquitted Elizabeth Lungu of Mtendere Compound accused of murdering her husband Anthony Nkhoma. In a statement, NGOCC Board Chairperson Sara Longwe says the judgment resonates with her organization’s sentiments advanced in earlier statements that most of the women ...

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HRC urges PF,UPND to dialogue

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The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called for political dialogue between the PF and UPND leaderships to prevent continued violations of human rights and freedoms, including the loss of lives. In a statement, Commission Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga says the Commission is concerned at the prevailing political animosity between the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development ...

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FA to ask Moyes to explain ‘slap’ remark

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Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is planning talks about a new contract with winger Wilfried Zaha once the club secure Premier League survival. Zaha, 24, signed a five-and-a-half-year deal when he rejoined the Eagles from Manchester United in February 2015. He scored in Saturday’s win at top-flight leaders Chelsea to leave them four points above the relegation zone. “We would ...

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Russia bombing suspect ‘from Kyrgyzstan’

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The man suspected of killing 11 people by bombing a St Petersburg train is a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country’s security service says. At least 45 people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon. The Kyrgyz security service named the bomber as Akbarzhon Jalilov, who was born in Osh ...

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More millers to join FRA-MAZ-Maize traders tripartite

MAZ National Coordinator Andrew Chintala

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says plans are underway to have more millers be part of the tripartite agreement signed between the Food Reserve Agency, Grain Trader Association of Zambia and MAZ, aimed at reducing the wholesale and retail price of mealie-meal in the country. MAZ President Andrew Chintala tells QTV News that currently only nine milling companies are ...

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Timer producers reject SI to regulate harvesting of Mukula

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Stakeholders in the wood sector say they will reject the pending Statutory Instrument (SI) aimed at regulating the harvesting of the Mukula Tree. They have argued that they not been consulted by government on the issue which they feel their input could have been of great value to the pending SI. Timbers Producers Association of Zambia (TPAZ) Vice President Charles ...

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More millers to join FRA-MAZ-Maize traders tripartite

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) says plans are underway to have more millers be part of the tripartite agreement signed between the Food Reserve Agency, Grain Trader Association of Zambia and MAZ, aimed at reducing the wholesale and retail price of mealie-meal in the country. MAZ President Andrew Chintala tells QTV News that currently only nine milling companies are ...

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There is no need for Zambia to leave the ICC – Mulongoti

PP President Mike Mulongoti

Peoples party President Mike Mulongoti says there is no need for the country to leave the International Criminal Court unless there is something that the Patriotic Front government is running away from. Mr. Mulongoti told Q news that the ICC is meant to protect innocent people from ruthless leaders and dictators. He says leaving the ICC will therefore be very ...

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