Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway to generate US$3.5billion

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Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says the US$1.2 billion Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway will generate gross revenue of approximately US$3.5 billion over a period of 17 years once operational. And Mr Chitotela has clarified that China Jiangxi Corporation for international Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) the contractor for the road will finance the road project under the public private ...

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Nonde slams labour movement

Joyce nonde

Labour Minister Joyce Nonde has slammed the labour movement in the country for not understanding labour laws fully. Speaking when officiated at the tripartite consultative labour council meeting in Lusaka; Ms. Nonde notes that there has been misrepresentation of facts especially through the media by the labour movement and employers with regards the law on casualization and outsourcing. Ms. Nonde ...

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4,000 farmers to benefit from agribusiness project


Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Margaret Mwanakatwe has disclosed that 4,000 individual farmers,250 SMEs and 180 producer organisations will be supported at the of the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) which will be officially launched tomorrow. Speaking at a pre-launch press briefing, Ms. Mwanakatwe says that the ZATP project is a five year project by her Ministry through ...

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COMESA member states urged to prioritize infrastructure development

Mathew Nkhuwa

Acting Minister of Transport and Communications, Mathew Nkhuwa has challenged COMESA member states, individually and collectively to prioritize infrastructure development. Speaking in Lusaka during the official opening of the Tenth Meeting of Ministers of Transport and Communications, Information and Technology and Energy, Mr Nkhuwa says infrastructure development is pivotal to enhancing economic development and poverty alleviation in the COMESA region. ...

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Lusambo slaps Kambwili at Parliament


Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusaka today slapped Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili outside parliament; while Lands Minister Jean Kapata poured a bottle of water on him following recent allegations of corruption he has been making. Rising on a point of order, Mr Kambwili asked the Speaker whether the two were in order to attack him within the precincts of Parliament. ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Police search for gunman’s motive

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Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 people dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert. Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening. Police found 23 guns in his hotel room, as well ...

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President Lungu’s malaria elimination agenda wins international support

Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says President Edgar Lungu’s malaria elimination agenda has garnered international support. Speaking when he delivered a key note address at the 7th international Congress of the society for vector ecology in Palma, Spain, Dr Chilufya said President Lungu’s legacy on malaria elimination, whose international support is overwhelming, would contribute significantly to the fight against malaria. Dr ...

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Declining interest rates good for mortgage market – Stanbic bank

Stanbic bank

Stanbic Bank Zambia Head Personal Markets, Mbinga Kafunya says the declining interest rates in the country will have a huge impact on growing the local mortgage market. Speaking during a panel discussion dubbed: “Revolutionising the Zambian mortgage market” at the ZamReal Property Forum in Lusaka, Mr Kafunya says interest rates play a cardinal role in growing the local mortgage, which ...

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Speaker speaks for girls with disabilities

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Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini says there is urgent need to raise awareness throughout society regarding the plight of girls with disabilities and their right to education. Dr Matibini has noted that many concerned stakeholders do highlight and emphasize the right to education for girls in general, but little attention is paid to girls with disabilities. He ...

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Revision of public finance Act welcomed

Copperbelt Trade and Development Forum (CTDF) has welcomed government’s intention to revise the Public Finance Act as a way of curbing the abuse and misapplication of funds. CTDF Executive Director Vincent Lengwe says the move is welcome, but urges government to also consider coming up with a robust mechanism that would eliminate the transparency and accountability issues that have been ...

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