Councils get K600m in equalisation funds

By FRANCINA CHOMBA  – MORE than K580million has been released by the ministry of Finance towards the Local Government Equalisation Fund for 116 councils countrywide from January to May 2020. Local Government Minister Charles Banda said the Government released a total of K582, 283, 806 in monthly disbursement of more than K97,000 for the fund. […]

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Judge declines CEC judicial review request

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE  – THE Lusaka High Court has declined to allow the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) to commence judicial review proceedings to challenge Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa’s decision to declare its transmission and distribution lines as common carriers. In a ruling, Judge Mwape Bowa says that granting CEC an order to stay the minister’s […]

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Yamba releases K30m for Tazara, Zamtel, Railway Systems retirees

By REBECCA MUSHOTA  – THE Treasury has released K30 million to pay retirees of the Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA), Zamtel and the Railway Systems of Zambia as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to dismantle domestic arrears. Secretary for Treasury Fredson Yamba said yesterday in a statement that the K30 million would help to facilitate […]

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Lungu hails Chakwera’s election

By REBECCA MUSHOTA  – PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has congratulated newly-elected Malawian president, Lazarus Chakwera. In his letter to his new counterpart, President Lungu said Dr Chakwera’s election was an affirmation of the trust and confidence that the people of Malawi had in his leadership qualities which ushered in a wave of democratic change that the […]

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ZNPHI announces seven new COVID-19 deaths, 25 new positives

By REBECCA MUSHOTA and HELLEN TEMBO – ZAMBIA’S Coronavirus fatalities have risen to 18 after seven deaths given in the latest update which adds another 25 cases to the national tally. The Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) posted on its website yesterday that among the fatalities were three brought-in-dead cases recorded in Lusaka. As […]

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