Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

Govt directs KCM to halt transfer of workers


Government has directed Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to stop the transfer of 1,000 employees to its contractors until negotiations with the unions are concluded. Speaking during a joint media briefing Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga says government will only will only intervene in the matter when the two parties have finalized their discussions. Ms Mulenga has explained that KCM had consulted ...

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Parliamentarians urged to pass the Insurance Bill

Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) says there is need for Parliament to quickly pass the Insurance Bill so that micro insurance in the country can flourish. FSDZ Chief Executive Officer Betty Wilkinson has told Journalists at the ongoing master class for Business Journalists in Chilanga District that there is also need for small payments to government to be made possible ...

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ZIBFS bemoan high levels of financial mismanagement


The Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services (ZIBFS) has bemoaned the high levels of financial mismanagement which have caused business failures not only in the country, but the world over. ZIBFS acting Chief Executive Officer Victoria Mumba says there is a crying need for organisations to be financially intelligent. Mrs. Mumba says in order to attain sustainable growth, financial ...

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Finance Minister urged to allocate more funds in the tourism sector

Charles Banda

Tourism and Arts Minister Charles Banda has appealed to his Finance counterpart Felix Mutati to allocate sufficient funds to his ministry in the 2018 budget. Mr. Banda has told Q-News that his ministry has made submissions to the ministry of finance and hopes that the Minister will consider them. He says he wants to ensure that the country’s tourism sector ...

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ZICA asks govt to eliminate unnecessary expenditure in the 2018 Budget


The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) is calling on the Ministry of Finance to eliminate unnecessary expenditure in the 2018 National Budget in order to improve the management of Government resources. ZICA’s Taxation Committee member Victor Nyasulu has observed that the Auditor General’s Report continues to highlight excessive internal control environment and financial irregularities in Ministries, Provinces and other ...

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Over 800,000 farmers registered for the E-Voucher

Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya

Government says over 800,000 farmers have so far been registered for the E-Voucher and intends to reach the target of one million by Friday this week. Smart Zambia Permanent Secretary Dr.Martin Mtonga says government using its integrated ICT systems has sieved off a number of farmers who had created numerous accounts to ensure that only eligible farmers access the service. Speaking ...

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‘Too late for WCup ticket for Zambia’

Ikechukwu Ezenwa © Shengolpixs

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said in no unmistakable terms that it is too late in the day for their Zambian counterparts, Chipolopolo, to start eyeing/positioning themselves for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification ticket. The Eagles will host the Southern Africans in what appears to be the group’s sole ticket World Cup decider on Saturday, October 7 at ...

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Varane extends Madrid deal to 2022

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Raphael Varane joined a host of his Real Madrid teammates in recent weeks by signing a five-year contract extension to 2022 on Wednesday.”Real Madrid C. F. and Varane have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which will see him remain at the club until 30 June 2022,” the Spanish giants said in a statement. Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal have ...

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Pitbull praised for Puerto Rico jet loan

Pitbull was born in Miami and is of Cuban parentage

Rapper Pitbull has been praised after sending his private plane to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to transport cancer patients to the US mainland. His good deed came to light after Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico’s representative in Washington, thanked him on Twitter. The Miami-born star – real name Armando Perez – told the New York Daily News he was “just doing [his] ...

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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie to wed

Harington and Leslie appeared on the red carpet at the 2016 Olivier Awards

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have got engaged, it has been confirmed. After a huge amount of speculation, an official announcement has been published in the Times newspaper. The couple met on the fantasy show in 2012, where they played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte. Leslie left the cast two years later while Harington has ...

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