ZAMBIA NEWS

Ministry of NDP launches a more than 32 million us dollar World Bank supported program

Together we will make it says Mutati & Chiteme

The ministry of national development planning alongside ministry of lands and natural resources has launched a more than 32 million us dollar World Bank supported program dubbed the Zambia integrated forest landscape program (ZIFL). National development planning, minister Alexander Chiteme says  the launch of the program is scheduled to run for an initial 5 year to build capacity and improve ...

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Govt urged to develop a comprehensive inward-looking macro-economic policy plan

MNT Leader Daniel Shimunza

The opposition Movement for National Transformation (MNT) says there is need to develop a comprehensive inward-looking macro-economic policy plan that will shift Zambia from being dependent on foreign aid, to finding domestic solutions through aggressive industrialization and economic growth. MNT Leader Daniel Shimunza tells QTV News that in order for the people of Zambia to benefit, there is also need ...

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Mutati content with new ministry

Felix Mutati

Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati says he’s going to his new ministry as a happy man. Mr Mutati was moved from the ministry of finance to works and supply in a cabinet reshuffle by President Edgar Lungu. Speaking during a farewell meeting with senior management officials in his former ministry, Mr Mutati says he is happy to serve in ...

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IMF rejects zambia’s latest borrowing plans

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected Zambia’s latest borrowing plans, saying they risk making it harder for the country to sustain its debt load. Zambia had hoped to have a $1.3 billion loan agreement with the IMF completed early this year, Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba said in November. The IMF’s rejection puts those plans on hold. It was the ...

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Lungu advised to hire professionals

Dr. Alex Ng'oma

Political Scientist Dr. Alex Ng’oma has advised President Edgar Lungu to appoint qualified ministers who are equal to the task. Dr. Ng’oma tells QTV News that it is important that next time the president reshuffles his cabinet; he does so according to one’s qualifications. He says the nation cannot afford to have people appointed to key ministries without experience who ...

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TIZ oppose appointment of Mwanakatwe

Margaret Mwanakatwe - Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has opposed the appointment of Margaret Mwanakatwe as Finance Minister. TIZ Executive Director Wesley Chibamba says although Mrs. Mwanakatwe is qualified for the job, she is not qualified to serve as Minister on account of the High Court’s nullification of her election as Lusaka Central MP for allegedly engaging in electoral malpractices, a decision she has ...

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Siliya defends President Lungu’s ‘Bemba idiom’

Dora Parley

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya says it mischievous for any right thinking member of the public to twist, for political gain, the adage ‘Ubomba Mwibala Alya Mwibala’ that President Edgar Lungu used to warn public servants against stealing. In a statement, Ms Siliya who is the new information and broadcasting services Minister says President Lungu was in fact cautioning public ...

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“Respect the law,” Political parties told.

FODEP Acting Executive Director Mweenge Chimfwembe

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has advised political parties to stick to what is stipulated in the law as they mobilize their structures. FODEP Executive Director says political parties should mobilize their structures in such a way that they are not misconstrued to be campaigning. Mr. Chimfwembe says there is need for all political parties to respect the law. ...

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Fuel hike to affect poor people-CSPR

CSPR Executive Director Patrick Nshindano

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) has called on government to seriously consider investing in the cost of fuel study and remove all inefficiencies that exist in the fuel supply chain. And the CSPR has observed that the increase in the cost of fuel as announced by the Energy Regulation Board will have a huge negative impact on the ...

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ZFE resist National Health Insurance Bill

Wesley Chibamba

The Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) and Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) have opposed the Ministry of Health’s decision to present the National Health Insurance Bill to Parliament without meaningful consultations with key stakeholders. The National Health Insurance Bill once passed will create an institution to be called National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) that will be given legal mandate ...

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