Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Zidane confirms Real contract renewal

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions, although the deal has not yet been announced officially. Madrid have renewed various players’ contracts in recent weeks and the Frenchman told a news conference that he too has extended his deal, which was set to expire at the end of this ...

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ZRA fires eight workers for engaging in corruption

Kingsley Chanda - ZRA Commissioner General

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has fired eight of its staff for engaging in corrupt activities. The workers were fired last month. Speaking to Journalists shortly after launching the ZRA Integrity Month initiative in Lusaka, ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says statistics are there to show that the revenue collection body does not tolerate any form of corruption. Mr. Chanda ...

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Govt collects K20.5bn in revenues

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Government collected a total of K20.5 billion in revenues and grants during the period January to June 2017, while expenditure, excluding amortization amounted to K26.1 billion. The total domestic revenue collections during the period under review were below target by 4.6 percent at K20.2 billion against the projection of K21.1 billion. Finance Minister Felix Mutati says the tax revenue category ...

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Govt defends procurement of 42 fire tenders

Vincent Mwale Local Government Minister

Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has defended the decision to procure 42 fire tenders at a total cost of US$42 million. Mr Mwale has told parliament in a ministerial statement in response to concerns raised by some members of the public on the cost of the fire engines that the fire trucks are custom made specifically designed to respond to ...

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Sundowns fly off to Morocco

Sundowns

African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have headed off to Morocco early for the return leg of their quarterfinal tie against Wydad Casablanca on Saturday. Sundowns take a precarious 1-0 lead to the match and have been granted a postponement of their schedule Absa Premiership match away at Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday in order to be able to travel early. Sundowns ...

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Govt challenged to clear graft allegations over fire tenders

Lewis Mwape 2

The Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) has challenged the government to clear corruption allegations in the procurement of the 42 fire tenders recently distributed to councils across the country. ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape says it is not practical that the government opted to procure the fire tenders at US$1 million each totaling to US$42 Million. He says it ...

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Mining companies disappoint CTDF

Mining activity

The Copperbelt Trade and Development Forum (CTDF) is disappointed by the continued non-compliance and lack of full disclosure by mining companies towards the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative process. CTDF Executive Director Vincent Lengwe says key among the concerns that require urgent government attention is the existing transparency and accountability gap on the tax deductible corporate social payments. Mr. Lengwe has ...

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By-elections have again exposed regional voting – Chipenzi

CHIPENZI FODEP

Electoral Expert Macdonald Chipenzi has charged that the just ended local government by-elections have again exposed regional voting patterns as the case was during the 2016 General Election. Mr. Chipenzi says this is dangerous for the promotion of national unity and electoral democracy. He notes that the ruling party is failing to grab seats from the UPND in its strongholds ...

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TopStar launches three bouquets

Cliff Topstar

TopStar has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting the needs of Zambian Television viewers. Company Sales Director Cliff Sichone said this during a media briefing when he announced three bouquets which will be offered which will include exclusive Zambian and international channels under a campaign dubbed “YAFIKA MBWEE”. The three bouquets being introduced are NOVA,BASIC and CLASSIC. Mr. Sichone says the ...

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Fourth mobile phone service provider coming

Brian-Mushimba

GOVERNMENT has given the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) the go-ahead to start the process of inviting bids for a fourth or fifth mobile-network provider. This follows Cabinet’s approval of the new licensing regime. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba has encouraged ZICTA to do this in a transparent and open environment. He says the new mobile-network providers ...

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