Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

SAVENDA signs partnership with ADAS Ltd

SAVENDA logo

SAVENDA Group has today signed a partnership agreement with Advanced Africa Solutions (ADAS) Limited for the construction of 98 warehouses across 79 rural sites for the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). Speaking at a signing ceremony in Lusaka, SAVENDA Group Managing Director Clever Mpoha says the project will be executed within the next one to two years and is expected to ...

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2018 National Budget a ‘deficit’ budget – Shimunza

Daniel Shimunza - MNT President

Movement for National Transformation (MNT) president Daniel Shimunza has described the 2018 national budget as a deficit budget with limited resources to finance the proposed expenditure therein. Mr. Shimunza says the mistake is that to mobilise revenue, government has decided to increase taxes, rather than reduce expenditure by growing the macro-economic factors of production He states that the budget has ...

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Bullying of Chengelo pupil disturbs Ministry of General Education

Ministry Spokesperson Nondo Chilonga

The Ministry of General Education says it is disturbed by the viral video on social media in which two Chengelo School pupils in Mkushi district are captured brutally beating up a fellow pupil over a girl. Ministry Spokesperson Nondo Chilonga has told QTV News that school managements across the country should closely monitor the activities of pupils. She says school ...

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Zambia to sign various agreements with South Africa

Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba says Zambia is this week set to sign various agreements with South Africa in areas of trade, tourism, agriculture and economic cooperation. Mr Mwamba has told QTV News on the sidelines of the Zambia – South Africa Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) meeting in Lusaka. He says the Zambian delegation has met ...

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Cholera cases in Lusaka increases to 17

Dr. Kennedy Malama - MoH Permanent Secretary

Cholera cases in Lusaka have increased from 11 cases recorded yesterday to 17 as at today, MONDAY, 9th October. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Kennedy Malama says the 17 cases recorded include both confirmed and unconfirmed cases. Dr Malama says from the total seventeen cases, two are under treatment at Kanyama cholera treatment center while four are undergoing treatment ...

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Mutati meets cooperating partners

Mutati explains

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government is engaging cooperating partners to solicit support in elevating debt management. Mr Mutati said this when he addressed journalists in Lusaka after a meeting with cooperating partners led by outgoing US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Shultz. He explains that he met with cooperating partners to review the performance of the Zambian economy, as well ...

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ZIPAR tips Govt on diversification

Shebo-Nalishebo ZIPAR

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has noted the huge push for economic diversification by the government as seen from some recent policy directions. ZIPAR Research Fellow Shebo Nalishebo points out that the 2018 national budget is reflective of what is outlined in the 7th National Development Plan. Mr. Nalishebo is however, encouraging the government to ensure ...

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World Bank gives Zambia US$150 million budget support

Mukuli Chikuba PS

The World Bank has set aside US$150 million as budget support towards Zambia’s agriculture sector over a period of three years. The IMF has also pledged $1.3 billion balance of payment support to Zambia. Speaking upon arrival in Washington D.C ahead of the commencement of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings, Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary Mukuli Chikuba says government has ...

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Egypt qualify for 2018 World Cup

Mohamed Salah

A 95th minute goal from Mohamed Salah sent Egypt to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after the Pharaohs beat Congo 2-1 in a Group E qualifier at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Sunday night. The win is enough to see Egypt uncatchable at the top of Group E with 12 points from five matches. Uganda, who ...

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Rohingya crisis: Twelve die as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Dozens of Rohingya have already died trying to cross in boats into neighbouring Bangladesh

At least 12 people have died after a boat packed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized near Bangladesh, officials say. Several people are missing after the incident in the Naf river late on Sunday. It is thought up to 100 people – including children – were on board. A rescue operation is now under way. Dozens of Rohingya ...

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