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IMF concerns have been addressed – Mutati

Mutati explains

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says concerns raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board in Article IV Consultation have been ably addressed by the 2018 national budget. Speaking upon arrival in Washington DC for the ongoing IMF/World Bank spring meetings, Mr Mutati says the Article basically outlines an assessment undertaken by the Fund in June this year, and offers ...

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ActionAid urges review of road safety services concession

Nalucha Ziba Actionaid

ActionAid Zambia has urged government to review the concession agreement with Intelligent Mobility Solutions (IMS) for the provision of road safety services in the country. Country Director Nalucha Ziba says government should review the concession and instead allow the Councils o provide road safety services or allow them to have a fair stake in the agreement with a clear exit ...

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UPND demands for a report from JCC

Charles Kakoma

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has demanded that the Judicial Complaints Commission (JCC) releases the report on complaints lodged against constitutional court judges with immediate effect. UNPD Spokesperson Charles Kakoma says some members of the public made allegations relating to corruption, biasness, incompetence and unprofessionalism against three named constitutional court judges after the 2016 election, but that ...

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Saasa advises govt to uphold fiscal discipline

Economist Professor Oliver Saasa

Economist Professor Saasa has advised government to uphold fiscal discipline in order to be able to achieve the macroeconomic objectives set out in the 2018 national budget. Government has set out to achieve real GDP growth of at least 5% in 2018, attain domestic revenue mobilization of at least 17.7%, limit the fiscal deficit, on case basis, to 6.1%, and ...

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Nkhoma encourages govt to dismantle debt

Economist Noel Nkhoma

Economist Noel Nkhoma says the statement by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the country’s increasing debt calls for government to start putting in place stringent measures to dismantle the debt stock. Mr. Nkhoma says the statement by the IMF that Zambia is at risk of debt distress throws overboard hopes of securing an IMF bailout. He says government should ...

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First Deputy Speaker counsels MPs

Catherine Namugala

First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala has advised Members of Parliament against the tendency of merely registering their presence, and later leave without attending proceedings of the house. This came after Mafinga MP Jacob Siwale raised a point of order, asking whether   Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili was in order to continue leaving the house after ...

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EYAI asks political leaders to promote peace, unity

Rev. Moses Lungu

Evangelical Youth Alliance International (EYAI) has called on political leaders to be in the forefront preaching peace and unity as the country commemorates 53-years of independence. EYAI Executive Director Reverend Moses Lungu says leaders should show the younger generation that unity is the only way to promote the spirit of oneness. Reverend Lungu has told QTV News that the current ...

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Chitotela urges Zambians to appreciate Zambia – China relationship

Chitotela R

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela has called on Zambians to appreciate the Zambia-China relationship that supports the strategic development priority areas identified in the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP). Speaking at the Zambia-China infrastructure development cooperation seminar organised by the Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) and the People’s Republic of China in Lusaka, Mr Chitotela says ...

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Govt starts supplying clean water to Cholera affected areas

Lloyd Kaziya

Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Lloyd Kaziya has disclosed that government has started supplying water using water bowsers to areas affected by the Cholera outbreak. He has also disclosed that during the past four days, water supply in the capital city has been reduced to allow for the testing of all water sources following the outbreak of ...

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UPND urges govt not treat Cholera like ‘Annual Ceremony’

Otis Bwalya - UPND Lusaka Province Youth Spokesperson

Government has been advised not to treat cholera like annual ceremony, but prepare to deal with it effectively. UPND Lusaka province youth spokesperson Otis Bwalya  says it is shocking that 53 years after independence, people within a radius of 10km from Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD), drink  water from shallow wells and use pit latrines or drainages for their convenience. ...

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