ZESCO has $3.5 billion debt – Kapala

ZESCO Limited’s heavy indebtedness has been laid bare with the utility company owing US$3.5 billion as at September 2021. In a ministerial statement to Parliament today on ZESCO’s debt position and measures being put in place to improve the utility’s financial position, Energy Minister Chibwe Kapala says ZESCO’s debt is largely due to costly emergency power […]

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HH challenged to retract statement on cadres

Opposition Patriotic Front Vice President Given Lubinda Has Challenged President Hakainde Hichilema To Retract The Statement He Issued  When He Featured On A Radio Program Yesterday,  Defending The Action By Suspected Upnd Cadres Of Contininuing Attacking Pf Members By Saying That The Behaviour By Upnd Carders  Is A Normal Human Reaction. Speaking During A Press Briefing […]

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TIZ concerned over Contradicting and inconsistent statements by govt

Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) has noted with concern the inconsistencies and contradictions in media statements attributed to top political and government officials within the UPND administration. TIZ observes that in the recent past, government positions on issues such as the true stock of public debt, Mukula trade, president’s travel arrangements and the presence of cadres in […]

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FISP inputs distribution to commence on Monday

Government has announced that the distribution of farming inputs to one million farmers under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) will commence on Monday,18th October,2021. Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka today, Agriculture Minister Mutolo Phiri says the program will this farming season be implemented through two modalities which are the direct Input supply modality and […]

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HH justifies pace of appointments

Republican President Hakainde Hichilema has justified his pace of making appointments. The President says he’s being methodical in his appointments to ensure people not tainted with corruption are appointed. Speaking when he featured on a special phone-in program on radio Phoenix which was relayed on a number of other radio stations, President Hichilema says he understands […]

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Nkombo condemns political violence at kasempa town council.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Garry Nkombo, has condemned the violence that took place at Kasempa town council on 7th October, 2021 involving a group of political cadres. Mr. Nkombo is saddened by the uncalled for behavior by cadres that disrupted the peaceful work atmosphere at the Civic Centre in their quest to remove […]

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Stop Forest 27 construction works, Govt urged.

Environmentalist William Harrington has called upon government to engage appropriate security wings to stop the ongoing construction works in the Lusaka East Local Forest Reserve number 27 which is being done in total disregard of the order by Lands Minister Elijah Muchima. Last month, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Elijah Muchima order a halt to all […]

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I have left a robust and vibrant ZRA – Chanda

Former Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says he is leaving his successor Dingani Banda a robust and vibrant ZRA. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the Commissioner General’s office, Mr Chanda says he’s also leaving at a time when the authority has fully delivered the 2021 revenue targets four months before the end […]

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