Archive | February, 2016

Empty crates land casual worker in jail

    A casual worker of Zambian Breweries has been jailed four months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing 18 empty crates of Coca Cola valued at K 234. The crates were the  property of Zambian Breweries. Kennedy Shila is on January 29 alleged to have stolen 18 empty crates. He was jailed by Magistrate […]

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Tourism Ministry set to attract tourists

  THE Ministry of Tourism is geared to attract as many tourists as possible who will bring in the much needed foreign exchange for economic growth, says Tourism minister Jean Kapata. Ms Kapata said in an interview that the tourism sector which had the potential to positively contribute to the growth of the economy would […]

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Miles Sampa blasted

  It is disingenuous for miles Sampa to disown and distance himself from the current economic and social problems because he was part and parcel of the executive, Patriotic Front (PF) Kasama Central Constituency Secretary Theresa Kolala has charged. She has accused Mr. Sampa of exaggerating and distorting the current economic situation to favour his […]

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How to be an orphan people can adopt

   BY SYCORAX NDLOVU After the death of my father, George Tiyesa Ndhlovu in 1969, our mother, the late Tikhozenji Zulu used to say that people; including relatives from one’s father’s and mother’s side aren’t ready to adopt a badly behaved orphan. She used to tell us many good things we should be doing for […]

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Barrick Lumwana raises agro standards in North-West

  BARRICK Lumwana Mining Company (LMC) has pledged to sharpen farmer competitiveness by raising standards of crop quality and hygiene. Speaking at the official closing of a Barrick Lumwana five-day food safety training workshop at Mwaaka Lodge on Friday in Solwezi, company sustainability manager Brenda Tambatamba said farmers from Mumena, Makumbi and Matebo chiefdoms were […]

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Improved agric technology vital to farm sector

  IMPROVED agricultural technology can contribute to an economically efficient farm sector, the Rural Agricultural Livelihoods 2015 (RALS) report has revealed. The report was launched on Friday by the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI). It states that improved agricultural technology has the potential to contribute to an economically efficient farm sector as well as […]

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ZDA plans to enhance honey producers’ competitiveness

  THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a Competitive Intelligence Unit project which will promote a sustainable-led growth in the Zambian honey sector. The project, “Promoting intra-regional  trade in Eastern and Southern Africa’’ and funded by the Finnish government, aims at contributing  to an inclusive and […]

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Monopoly danger to economic growth

MONOPOLY has a negative impact on the economic growth of any country, says Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) executive director Chilufya Sampa. Mr Sampa said in any business environment there were people who influenced market prices because they knew certain goods could only be found with them and this had a negative impact on […]

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‘Political parties must curb defections’

  Political parties should come up with rules that will reduce defections of members to other political parties because instability is confusing to the electorate, says Orange Alliance party chairman Charles Maboshe He said implementing such rules would be the only way the defections  would come to an end. Mr Maboshe also said political party […]

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Barclays set to exit African business

  Barclays’ new chief executive is planning to announce on Tuesday that the British bank has decided to exit its African operations in a bold move to refocus the bank on its core UK and US markets After a review of the African business led by Jes Staley, the bank’s board decided last week that […]

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