ZRA so far collects revenues above target this year

ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda (Picture by Albert Mpezeni)

Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says the authority has in the first two months of 2018 collected above target revenue totaling K440 million. Mr. Chanda is confident that ZRA will once again exceed its revenue collection target just like it did last year after collecting K1.5 billion above target. He says with its enforcement strategy as well ...

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Lightning kills three people in Southern Province

Esther Katongo

Three people have died after being struck by lightning in Southern province while three others are nursing injuries. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to QTV News that two people died yesterday after they were struck by lightning at around 13:00 hours at Livingstone Central Hospital. Ms Katongo has identified the deceased as Brian Muleya aged 25 and ...

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Human Rights Lawyer oppose calls to abolish death sentence

Moono Mapani

A Lusaka based Human Rights Lawyer says there is no need for some stakeholders to start championing for the removal of the death sentence in the republican constitution. Moono Mapani says this provision of the law is there for purposes of promoting order in the country and that removing it would result in increased cases of murder in the country. ...

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PIA supports NHI Bill

PIA Deputy Registrar in charge of Insurance Titus Nkwale

The Pensions Insurance Authority says it supports the enactment of the National Health Insurance Bill. PIA Deputy Registrar in charge of Insurance Titus Nkwale says the bill is a mechanism by which citizens will be accorded an opportunity to access enhanced primary health care services. Mr Nkwale is however, of the view that the bill once enacted should address basic ...

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300 jobs to be created at modern KK Airport

Ronald Chitotela

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says 300 permanent jobs will be created once the upgrade of Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and construction of supporting infrastructure is completed. And Mr. Chitotela has told Parliament that works to upgrade airport road into a dual carriageway will commence before the end of this year. He was responding to a question by ...

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Kambwili takes fresh plea in ‘forgery case’

Chishimba Kambwili with Lawyer Keith Mweemba at Court

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has taken a fresh plea of not guilty in the matter in which he’s charged with three counts of forgery, uttering false documents and presenting false documents to a public officer. Mr. Kambwili took plea before Principal Magistrate David Simuusamba. He is alleged to have forged registration documents of Mwamona Investment Company submitted to ...

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NHA turns to President Lungu over one year delayed salaries

National Housing Authority (NHA) workers

National Housing Authority (NHA) workers have appealed to President Edgar Lungu to intervene in their delayed salaries. The workers who have not received their salaries for almost a year now, have complained that it is clear that President Lungu is not given the correct information as to what is happening at NHA. They have lamented that despite pronouncements by Housing ...

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Ten companies interested to set up solid waste generating plants

Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa

Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa has disclosed that about 10 companies have shown interest to set up energy generating plants using solid waste in the country. Mr. Nkhuwa has told the parliament that this will result in the generation of 1, 851 megawatts of power from the proposals received so far. He was responding to a question from Luangeni Member of ...

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Immigration Department nabs 41 Ugandans herbalists

Immigration Officer

The Immigration Department has arrested forty one (41) Ugandan herbalists for unlawful stay in the country. The Ugandans were apprehended on Sunday at a named lodge in Kamwala, where they had assembled to elect leaders of their illegal association of Ugandan herbalists. Department Spokesperson Namati Nshinka tells Q-News in a statement that all the 41 failed to produce travel or ...

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