Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

PF SG warns party cadres against illegal land grabbing

Davies Mwila - Patriotic Front Secretary General

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has called on law enforcers to immediately act against suspected PF cadres engaging in illegal land grabbing in Lusaka. Mr. Mwila has warned PF cadres that the party will not shield anyone engaging in criminality or anyone using the name of the party to engage in criminality. He says the party has received reports ...

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Govt urged to consider reintroducing Windfall tax

Daniel Shimunza  - MNT President

The Movement for National Transformation (MNT) has recommended that the government considers reintroducing windfall tax for the mining sector in the 2018 national budget. MNT President Daniel Shimunza says this is considering the impact that windfall tax will have in terms of resource mobilization for the country. Mr. Shimunza says Zambia’s economic strength is copper mining which if well taxed ...

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Lusaka cop shot by security guard

Esther Katongo

A Lusaka Police officer is nursing gunshot injuries at Matero first level hospital after he was mistakenly shot by a security guard last night. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo who has confirmed the development says the shooting incident happened around 03:00 hours today at Munsaka Lodge in 15 Miles area along Great North road in which Detective Sergeant Namomba of Ngwerere ...

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Catholic Bishops meet President Lungu

Catholic Bishops meet President Lungu

The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to humble himself, put the country first and seriously consider engaging in a genuine face-to-face dialogue with UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema with a view of reconciling. Speaking when a 14-member team of Catholic Bishops met President Lungu at State House today, ZCCB president Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu who ...

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Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Ukrainian tourists killed

Hurghada is a popular diving resort

Two Ukrainian tourists have been killed in mass stabbings at a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egyptian medical officials say. At least four other people were injured and a man has been arrested. The suspect is being questioned by police to determine his motives, the interior ministry said. The attacker appears to have swum from a nearby ...

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JCTR urges Govt to reduce on borrowing

JCTR

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has strongly urged the government to reduce on borrowing and focus on a budget deficit reduction plan which will increase income levels and reduce interest rates on government debt. The JCTR notes that the rate at which the country’s debt is accumulating is very alarming as it is slowly drowning the country into ...

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Govt comes up with policy to support value addition

Mwanakatwe

Government has finalized drafting the National Industrial policy and the local content strategy aimed at supporting investment in value addition through local resources. Speaking during the 2018 budget consultative meeting with local manufacturers in Lusaka today, Commerce, trade and industry Minister, Margret Mwanakatwe said government is committed to putting in place policies that will see the growth of the local ...

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ACC conclude Kambwili graft probe

Moono ACC

The Anti Corruption Commission says it has concluded investigations into allegations of corruption against former information and broadcasting services Minister Chishimba Kambwili. ACC Public Relations Manager, Timothy Moono has told a media briefing that the commission is analyzing the findings before the next course of action is taken. Mr Moono is hopeful that the commission will conclude analyzing the findings ...

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