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Lungu orders upholding of Forests Act provisions

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure that all timber extraction and other forestry-related activities are conducted within the provisions of the Forests Act of 2015. The Head of State says perpetrators of illegal forestry-related activities must be brought to book. Speaking during the tree planting ceremony in Lusaka today, President Lungu says ...

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Zambia to continue promoting Peace, stability – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu and his Vice Inonge Wina

President Edgar Lungu says Zambia will continue to play an active role within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region and beyond to promote and maintain peace and stability. The Head of State says he will continue to reach out to his fellow leaders on the continent and all other heads of state and government in his collective efforts towards ...

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Govt rules out delinking House of Chiefs from Ministry of Chiefs

Lawrence Sichalwe

Government has ruled out delinking the House of Chiefs from the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs. This is in spite of the concern earlier raised by the House of Chiefs during its last meeting with President Edgar Lungu in December last year in which it asked government to detach it from the Ministry. Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence ...

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ERB suspends importation licenses for OMCs

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The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has suspended fuel importation licenses for Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in public interest to allow for a smooth transaction before the Private Sector takes over the procurement of petroleum products. ERB Director Consumer & Public Affairs Agnes Phiri has told QTV News in a statement that following notices of intention to suspend importation of petroleum ...

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ActionAid Zambia welcomes ZRA’s intentions to audit mining firms

ActionAid Country Director Nalucha Ziba

ActionAid Zambia has welcomed plans by the Zambia Revenue Authority to undertake forensic audits of large mining companies to establish whether or not they have been complying with the various tax legislations administered by the authority. Recently, Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) assistant director Clement Kapalu disclosed that Zambia is losing US$3 billion annually due to illicit financial flows mainly perpetrated ...

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DEC seizes US$ 10,000 counterfeit notes

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The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka Province has arrested and jointly charged a Liberian national and two Congolese nationals for being in possession of 10,000 US Dollar counterfeit notes. Tea Yah Kelvin White, 37, a Liberian Businessman of House No. 25/64 Kabanana Site and Service in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with two Congolese nationals namely Wa Kapuku ...

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Zambia has attractive investment policies – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says government has formulated attractive investment policies, thereby making Zambia a preferred destination for investment in the Southern African Region. The Head of State said this at State House this morning when he received letters of credence from High Commissioners and Ambassadors designate to Zambia from Turkey, Uganda, Nepal and Malawi. President Lungu says it is his ...

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UPND is not afraid of Lungu’s 2021 bid – Katuka

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The opposition UPND has charged that it is not afraid to contest the 2021 general elections whether President Edgar Lungu seeks re-election or not. UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka says his party does not in fact consider President Lungu’s declared interest to stand in 2021 as a threat in any way to its contesting the elections. Mr. Katuka has wondered ...

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Lungu accords late Agriculture Minister Chiinda Official Funeral

President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has accorded late former cabinet Minister Misheck Chiinda an official funeral. The late Mr. Chiinda, aged 69, died at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka on Saturday. The funeral gathering is being held at his farm House in Chikankata District in Southern Province. President Lungu has also declared Thursday 19th January, 2017, the day on which Mr. ...

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Nevers Mumba led faction to hold convention in March

MMD President Dr. Nevers Mumba

Preparation for this year’s March 17 MMD faction convention have reached an advanced stage. MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba has disclosed that his party’s officials have since been dispatched around the Country to mobilize party structures. Dr. Mumba believes that his party will rise as a new political movement after the March national convention. In an interview with QTV News ...

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