Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Poor saving culture worries Mwanakatwe

Margaret Mwanakatwe - Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister

Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says there is need for stakeholders to intensify efforts aimed at encouraging the culture of saving in the country. Mrs. Mwanakatwe says current poor culture of saving in Zambia needs to improve. Speaking during the official launch of the Civil Service and Allied Workers of Zambia – Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited ...

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RDA to embark on second phase of L-400 road project

RDA Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs Loyce Saili

The Road Development Agency has announced the commencement of construction works under the second phase of the L-400 road project at a cost of US$141.1 million. RDA director communications and corporate affairs Loyce Saili has told Journalists today that the construction works which commenced on 6th June, 2017 will cover 160 kilometers. Ms Saili says the implementation of the L400 ...

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Govt concludes deal for refinancing of health posts

Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government has concluded negotiations with the Indian government for the refinancing of the construction of 650 health posts by expanding the loan amount by a further US$12 million. Dr Chilufya has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that this follows the non release of funds to support the option of Zambia National Service undertaking the ...

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FRA to operate 760 satellite depots during this marketing season

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya says the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will this marketing season operate 760 satellite depots across the country instead of the usual 1,223 deports. Ms Siliya has told Parliament in a ministerial statement on marketing arrangements for the FRA for 2017 marketing season as well as the e-voucher nationwide rollout in 2017/2018 that the agency will buy ...

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IG warns police officers not to abuse power

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned Police officers across the country not to abuse the sweeping powers they have been given following the invocation of Article 31 of the Constitution. And the Police Chief has assured the business community and the people of Zambia the police will be there to protect then and their property, hence they should ...

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Alves joins Paris Saint-Germain

Dani Alves

Manchester City have missed out on one of their summer transfer targets after Brazil full-back Dani Alves joined Paris St-Germain on a free transfer. Alves, who has signed a two-year deal, has opted against joining up with his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. City were prepared to give the 34-year-old a two-year contract, but would not match the £230,000 a ...

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Clint Eastwood casts actual heroes in train attack film

Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone received an award from Eastwood at a 2016 event

Clint Eastwood’s new film about three Americans who stopped a terror attack on a train to Paris will star the real-life heroes of that 2015 incident. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone will play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris, based on the book they co-wrote with Jeffrey E Stern. Actors will play younger versions of the trio in ...

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Trump defends ‘innocent’ son Donald Jr over Russia meeting

Controversy surrounds Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya

Donald Trump has defended his son over a meeting with a Russian lawyer during his presidential campaign, calling him “open, transparent and innocent”. He tweeted hours after Donald Trump Jr spoke to Fox News about the meeting he was told would offer Kremlin-linked information about Hillary Clinton. Critics accuse Mr Trump Jr of intent to collude with the Russians, and ...

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Canadian father struck by lightning at daughter’s wedding

"I've had lots of brushes with death," said Mr Nadeau (left), "but death keeps ignoring me"

No one likes a dull wedding, but one father-of-the-bride’s speech was a little too electrifying at his daughter’s ceremony last weekend. JP Nadeau was reportedly struck by lightning mid-sentence in his apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada. “And just as I told my new son-in-law ‘You’re a lucky guy’ – Boom!” he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Aside from a ...

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Lady Gaga postpones first stop on her Dive Bar Tour

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is changing up her 2017 Dive Bar Tour before it even begins. The singer announced that the first stop on her series of small-scale shows, before her worldwide tour, will be postponed. Gaga was set to perform at a small bar in Las Vegas on Thursday. A statement released Tuesday said the singer is “deep in rehearsals for ...

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