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Albino ritual killings worry John Chiti

  ||    26 September 2017
MAYENGO NYIRENDA, Vubwi ALBINO Foundation of Zambia executive director John Chiti says increasing ritual killings and attacks on people living albinism have instilled fear in its members. Mr Chiti said in an interview recently that Zambia records about 10 murder cases of people living with albinism annually.

Grandpa ‘pounces’ on kids

  ||    26 September 2017
MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe POLICE in Mufulira have arrested a 59-year-old man of Zimba township for allegedly defiling his two granddaughters aged nine and seven.

Make agriculture competitive

  ||    26 September 2017
NANCY MWAPE, Lusaka ZAMBIA National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has called on Government to create a deliberate policy to make agriculture competitive and lower the cost of production. ZNFU president Jervis Zimba made this call when farmers met Minister of Finance Felix Mutati on Thursday last week.

Civil Servants Get Pay Rise

  ||    26 September 2017
Civil servants across the board have been awarded a salary increment of between 7.4 and 9.6 percent. According to a collective bargaining agreement signed between government and unions on Sunday evening workers represented by 11 unions will receive their rise with effect from January 2018.

Sumaili Acquitted of Contempt Charges

  ||    26 September 2017
National Guidance Minister Godfridah Sumaili has been acquitted on the contempt charges against UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and five others. The case has been added to the list of cases around Hichilema that have been peeling away.

Kachema Goes Back To His Roots

  ||    26 September 2017
Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken time to visit his cattle herding days with a tour of one of his many ranches in Southern Province. The multi-billionaire businessman who will be making a sixth attempt at the presidency says diversification is key to improving the country’s economy.

‘We’ll keep supporting farmers’

  ||    26 September 2017
KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka MUSIKA Development Initiative director of operations Joshua Munkombwe says the organisation will continue supporting farmers through the creation of output market opportunities and increased access to inputs.

Zambia Railways needs $1.2bn

  ||    26 September 2017
TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) needs about US$1.2 billion to completely rehabilitate its infrastructure to ensure full operational capacity. In 2012, Government released US$120 million from the US$750 million Eurobond for rehabilitation of rail tracks and infrastructure, signalling and telecommunications system, and procuring rolling stock.

Motivated civil service key to service delivery

  ||    26 September 2017
WHILE it is true that money is not everything when it comes to employee satisfaction, fair and equitable remuneration practices are essential to employee productivity and retention. Many employers are aware of this fact and therefore consider remuneration as an important ingredient in the overall human resource strategy.

Digital era dawns, but film policy hangs

  ||    26 September 2017
NKOLE NKOLE, LUSAKA DURING President Edgar Lungu’s address to Parliament on September 15, he referenced the implementation of a national film policy aimed at promoting local content in the country.
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