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Govt plans to raise health spending Anglo American faces class action lawsuit over Kabwe lead poisoning PF committed to fight against corruption
 

Govt plans to raise health spending

Finance Minister Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu says the Zambian Government has committed itself to progressively increase the budget allocation for health care services. Dr. Ng’andu said this year, 13.43 per cent of the budget allocation for health care services is for primary health care needs. He said this at a signing ceremony between Zambia and Japan […]

Anglo American faces class action lawsuit over Kabwe lead poisoning

Anglo American is facing a huge class lawsuit for its past corporate practices over lead poisoning in Zambia’s Kabwe town. Johannesburg-based attorneys Mbuyisa Moleele and London-based human rights law firm Leigh Day are preparing the case and an application to certify a class action will be filed in the Johannesburg High Court. This is seen […]

PF committed to fight against corruption

The Patriotic Front says it has put in place a number of mechanisms that have seen an enhanced fight against corruption in the country. Speaking during Radio Phoenix’s Let the People Talk programme yesterday, PF media director Sunday Chanda said the creation of the Financial Intelligence Centre was a very clear example of the PF’s […]

FNB pursues cashless service dream

29 November 2016

THE First National Bank Zambia is constantly seeking better ways of meeting customers’ needs with a view to providing a superior customer experience. FNB acting head of retail Clive Mbula said in line with Government’s policy to reduce the use of cash in facilitating commercial transactions, First National Bank (FNB) Zambia launched the cashback rewards […]

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Bankers protest over mandatory ZRA TPIN rule

29 November 2016

THE new Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) requirement should be removed from the 2017 national Budget to allow the industry consult with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), the Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) has said. The TPIN is a unique 13-digit number given to each taxpayer and it is a pre-requisite to all procedures of tax registration under […]

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‘Don’t vote for no-show leaders in future’

29 November 2016

  ZAMBIANS should not vote for ghost Members of Parliament who disappear after an election, says Youth Aid chairperson Chungu Kachenga. In an interview yesterday, Mr Kachenga said people need to vote on merit and for MPs who stood with them in times of difficulties as well as visited their constituencies to address some of […]

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TAZARA makes big strides in first quarter of 2016

29 November 2016

THE Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority has transported 29,061 metric tonnes of freight, and marked an improvement of 9.4 percent compared to the corresponding first quarter of 2015/2016. During the same period last year, only 26,571 metric tonnes were transported. It was also observed that the performance of the interstate passenger trains between Dar es Salaam and […]

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Nullification of Itehzi-Tezhi seat cheers Monde

29 November 2016

WINNING candidates should be fairly elected and desist from propagating violence or spreading falsehoods about their opponents if they are to be considered genuine, former Itezi Tezhi Member of Parliament Greyford Monde has said. Mr Monde has claimed that his opponent in the August 11 parliamentary elections, Herbert Shabula, spread falsehoods Mr Monde misappropriated Government […]

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State wants to promote use of railways to decongest roads – minister

29 November 2016

GOVERNMENT intends to push rail transport bulky and heavy goods in order to decongest the roads, according to Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba. Speaking during the United Nations Global Sustainable transport conference in Turkmenistan, Mr Mushimba stated that Zambia needs to build a resilient and modern transport system to ensure sustainable networks in […]

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Zambians urged to mitigate climate change effects

29 November 2016

  COMBATTING climate change is a collective responsibility that all Zambians should support, Action Africa Help International country director Lameck Simwanza has said. Mr. Simwanza called on Zambians to step up and mitigate the impact that had already been created as a result of climate change especially in the agricultural sector. “We need to stop […]

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Govt ready to meet Saudi goats challenge

29 November 2016

GOVERNMENT will broker partnerships with financial institutions to provide funding to the livestock sector for facilities such as animal laboratories and screening centres for goats and sheep, Livestock and Fisheries minister Michael Katambo has said. Mr. Katambo told the Daily Nation yesterday that following the stakeholders’ meeting aimed at enlightening the farmers on the business […]

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Oxfam promotes Africa-China development dialogue

29 November 2016

  THE Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP) will help facilitate a constructive engagement and dialogue of citizens, policy-makers, researchers and think tanks on the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs), says Oxfam country director Dailes Judge. The platform would seek to generate knowledge in order to influence policies and practices that relate to the Africa-China partnership […]

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PF warns ‘youth league’ renegades

29 November 2016

A GROUP of disgruntled youths have created a Facebook page which they are allegedly using to malign, insult and defame President Edgar Lungu, but Patriotic Front die hard Julius Komaki has warned of “ghastly consequences” should the group continue attacking the Head of State. A Facebook page called PF Youth League has allegedly been created […]

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