Daily Archives: August 27, 2017

Zambia’s rating by Standards and Poors Global moves from negative to positive

Mutati explains

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the upgrading of Zambia’s sovereign rating by Standards and Poors Global from negative to positive-with-a-stable-outlook is endorsement of the soundness of the policies being implemented by the Government of President Edgar Lungu to stabilize and grow the economy. Standard And Poors [S&P] Global Ratings has revised Zambia’s outlook on the ‘B’ long -term foreign and ...

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President Lungu’s directive cheers MUZ

MUZ president Chishimba Nkole

The Mines workers union of Zambia says President Edgar Lungu’s decision to instruct the mines minister to sort out the impasse at Mopani Copper brings hope to the labor movement. President Lungu, through his special assistant for press and public relations Amos Chanda, has announced that the Mines Minister has been tasked to engage Mopani to ensure that workers are ...

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Govt commits to construct bridge across Zambezi River

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has reiterated the commitment of the Government of President Edgar Lungu to build a bridge across the Zambezi River to connect the east and west banks of the Zambezi River, in Zambezi District of North Western Province. The Minister has also advised the North-Western Provincial Administration to expedite the preparation of a presentation on the proposed ...

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ZRA to appoint tax agents for four tax types

Topsy Sikalinda - ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) intends to partner with the private sector by appointing them as tax agents to collect four different tax types from the informal sector on behalf of the Government. ZRA Corporate and Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says the intended appointment is  part of ZRA strategy to broaden the tax base especially for the informal sector  by ...

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Truck carrying sulphuric acid overturns along Solwezi – Chingola road

Solwezi residents scramble for poisoned fish as acid tanker spills into Kifubwa River

A truck carrying sulfuric acid belonging to Kansanshi Mine has overturned along Solwezi – Chingola road and spilled into the river. The accident happened this morning around 07:20hrs at Kifubwa Bridge near Floriana lodge. Involved in the accident was Adrias Banda aged 37 of Chifubu Ndola who whilst driving a motor vehicle Volvo tanker Registration number ACZ 8934 horse and ...

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PF pleased with Lungu’s performance

Sunday Chanda - PF Media Director

The ruling PF says it is impressed with the performance of President Edgar Lungu in his one year in office after last year’s polls. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda says within a year, the President has done well in the role out of infrastructure across the country. Mr. Chanda says some of the roads worked on include, Solwezi – Chingola ...

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Messi makes amends in Barca win

Lionel Messi put Barcelona ahead when his left-footed strike beat Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco

Lionel Messi scored twice and saw a penalty saved as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday. Without new signing Ousmane Dembele, who completed the second most expensive transfer ever by moving for 105 million euros ($125 million) from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, or the injured Luis Suarez, ...

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Political Parties explain why they never submitted for POA

NAREP Spokesperson Bwalya Nondo

Some opposition political parties have accused government of not engaging them directly in the revision process of the Public Order Act. Justice Minister Given Lubinda this week disclosed that no single opposition political party has made any submission towards the revision of the much talked about Public Order Act. But some of the political parties talked to have accused the ...

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Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk

Media captionTexas took a battering and is braced for severe flooding

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state. Mr Abbott said the cities of Houston and Corpus Christi had already received as much as 20in (50cm) of rain. He said another 40in of rain could be due before the storm subsides midweek. Rescue ...

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