Archive | April, 2015

Construction works at UTH stall

WORKS started eight months ago to replace old elevators at Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital have stalled for unknown reasons. The situation is the same with the other construction works elsewhere at the facility meant to upgrade the services. Some patients have been made to sleep on the floor while those admitted to the upper floor […]

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CCPC engages media on trade practices reporting

THE media should continue playing its pivotal role of informing the public on issues of trading practices,  says Consumer Competition and Protection commission (CCPC) public relations officer Hansford Chaaba. Mr Chaaba said that the commission had successfully trained journalists and engaged the business community at a workshop in Chipata on issues of unfair trading practices. […]

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Zambia and other Sub-Saharan countries face growth headwinds

WHILE Zambia and other sub-Saharan Africa countries are poised for a solid economic growth, policymakers need to be cognisant of risks that could still cloud the outlook amid mixed growth expectations. This is according to April 2015 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: sub-Saharan Africa report which was released on Tuesday. IMF Africa director Ms Antoinette Sayeh […]

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Nakonde receives 210 tonnes of fertilizer

ABOUT 210 metric tonnes of Compound D -fertilizer in the phase two of the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) have been received by Nakonde district for distribution to farmers. The FISP distribution exercise was flagged off by Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda two weeks ago. Speaking when he received the second consignment yesterday, Nakonde District Cooperatives […]

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Copper price rises by 0.61pc on LME

COPPER prices rose by 0.61 percent in early trading on the London Metal Exchange (LME) to touch $6,106 a tonne, according to Cavmont Bank Zambia daily market report. And elsewhere Reuters reports that copper edged up on Tuesday, supported by a weaker dollar and expectations that China may adopt fresh measures to shore up its […]

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Lafarge, Total sell cement, solar lamps

Lafarge and Total yesterday launched dual branded containers which will be stationed at Total Zambia fuel stations and will be selling cement, along with other necessities such as solar lamps. The lamps which are known as Awango have a two hour sunlight recharge and can last up to 48 hours and are famed as safe […]

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‘UPND dreaming over immunity’

THE Patriotic Front (PF) media committee vice chairperson Sunday Chanda said President Lungu is on the side of the law with the decisions he has been taking and that his adversaries are hallucinating over moves to have him ousted from office through a motion to impeach and subsquently lift his immunity for possible prosecution. “We […]

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SADC must be private sector driven-Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the SADC region should embark on reforms to create the necessary environment to spur the structural and economic transformation of the region through increased participation of the private sector. And the Heads of State have approved the  SADC industrialisation strategy and roadmap which was developed through a consultative process involving all […]

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Land administration

LAST year, Government spent US$ 1.8 million to procure a new computer system, which has a geographical information system (GIS) component to end dubious allocation of land and also facilitate effective land administration. The new computer system was procured and installed to trigger the migration from manual to the computerized land management to improve efficiency […]

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Lungu dares UPND over immunity

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is ready to have his immunity removed when he leaves office, but has described as perverse the culture of demonizing former leaders by a clique of individuals intent on usurping State power. He said he was not afraid of his immunity being removed but that such a remote eventuality would not deter […]

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