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Use cultural diversity for development- Chief Chipepo

  By Nation Reporter CHIEF Chipepo of the Tonga-speaking people of Southern Province has called on Zambians to use cultural diversity towards the development of the country. Chief Chipepo noted that Zambians could take advantage of having various tribes to develop and promote unity in the country instead of causing tribal divisions. He told the […]

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Japan to implement more electricity projects in Zambia 

THE Japanese government will continue to consider and implement more projects in transportation and electricity sectors, Japanese ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobahsima has said. And Minister of Works and Supply Mathews Nkhuwa has called upon Japanese investors to take advantage of the enabling business environment in Zambia to invest in key areas such as agriculture, […]

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Bank pledges to assist vulnerable

  STANDARD Chartered Bank has celebrated 110 years existence in Zambia with pupils from new Kanyama Primary School in Lusaka. Standard Chartered chief executive officer, Andrew Okai, urged the pupils to concentrate on their studies and achieve their goals. Mr Okai said 7,500 girls have benefited from the bank’s Goal empowerment programme and it will […]

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Govt salutes Zambeef for raising US$65m capital from CDC

  AGRICULTURE Minister Dora Siliya has commended Zambeef Products on their successful raising of US$65 million of capital investment from CDC Group. Ms Siliya said there was need for more investment and a bold push in inclusive strategies in the sector. The minister was speaking at a Zambeef corporate function to acknowledge both the new […]

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Let’s not succumb to expenditure pressure, warns economist

  EXPENDITURE pressure which may arise next year should not derail Government from its well-meaning fiscal consolidation measures essential for sustainable inclusive growth, says economist Professor Oliver Saasa. Prof Saasa said Government’s decision to restrict new capital projects and major equipment procurement until all on-going projects were completed, in the 2017 national Budget, was a […]

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Make fuel cheaper

  … Revert to Southern route By Nation Reporter ZAMBIA should consider reverting to the old system of sourcing petroleum products through the southern route so as to make use of the railway system which is cheaper and more reliable. Former deputy minister of Energy Charles Zulu said oil marketing companies (OMCs) should consider using the […]

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Zambia has capacity to export 2 million goats monthly to Saudi Arabia

  WE have the capacity as a country to supply the one million goats monthly which Saudi Arabia has requested, says Small Livestock Association of Zambia vice chairman Trust Chasha. In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Chasha expressed confidence that farmers were capable of meeting the Saudi demand for goats and urged the Government […]

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Chinese firm eyes Zambia’s tourism

  A CHINESE tourism company is willing to partner with Zambia Tourism Board to promote Zambia’s tourism in China. Chinese Tourism Service Company chief executive officer Yu Ningning said her company was ready to work with Chinese media to promote Zambia’s tourism in China.   Ms Yu said the Chinese Tourism Services Company had plans to […]

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Botswana schools Zambia on mining governance

ZAMBIA can learn valuable lessons from Botswana on how it has utilized its vast mineral resources through good governance, low levels of corruption and value addition as well as the need to diversify the economy beyond the mining sector, says Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) executive officer Charles Siwawa. Mr Siwawa said that Botswana had […]

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Micro Bankers Trust empowers dairy farmers

    WOMEN in dairy farming should be supported, as they are an important component in the dairy industry, Micro Bankers Trust Chief Executive Officer Grace Nkuwa has said. Ms Nkuwa observed that women in dairy farming were not fully supported, yet they were key players in the dairy industry. “Women play a huge role […]

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