Ministyry of Transport Launch ZCILT

Ministyry of Transport Launch ZCILT »

15 Aug, 2015
News

THE Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication has launched the Zambia Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (ZCILT). Zambia Charter of Logistics and Transport president Phidelia Mwaba explained that the act is aimed at regulating professionalism amongst all organizations and individuals that are engaged in transport and logistic activities. Speaking during the launch yesterday, Mrs. Mwaba said the act will promote the country’s transportation industry despite it being specialised.

Kaingu appoints interim UNZA Council

Kaingu appoints interim UNZA Council »

14 Aug, 2015
News

THE Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education has constituted a caretaker council of the University of Zambia (UNZA) to run the affairs of the institution until a permanent council is appointed. Education Minister Michael L. Kaingu announced the development at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday. Dr. Kaingu said the new caretaker committee will serve for the period until the substantive council of the University is appointed by his ministry in accordance with the Higher Education Act No 4 of 2013.

Government aware of dangers of Lightning to the Nation

Government aware of dangers of Lightning to the Nation »

11 Aug, 2015
News

ZANIS LUSAKA - Government says it recognizes the immense threat lightening poses to citizens and the economy of the country. Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice President Lazarous Chungu said government attaches great importance to issues of lightening as it has a devastating impact on the economy. Mr. Chungu observed that Zambia has had a fair share of natural hazards that have had devastating impact on human beings, property and loss of lives in some parts of the country.

RDA urged to re-design road junction on Market Street and the Great East Road

RDA urged to re-design road junction on Market Street and the Great East Road »

8 Aug, 2015
News

PIONEER Association in Zambia has called on the Road Development Agency (RDA) to consider re-designing the road junction on Market Street and the Great East Road located opposite the Chelstone Catholic Church. Pioneer Association in Zambia national director Charles Searson said RDA should quickly re-design the road junction so as to reduce the current traffic congestion as well as road accidents.

LCC warns alcohol traders selling beer to mourners at graveyards of stern action

LCC warns alcohol traders selling beer to mourners at graveyards of stern action »

7 Aug, 2015
News

THE Lusaka City Council has warned of stern action against alcohol traders selling beer to mourners around graveyards as the act is illegal and immoral. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Lusaka city council assistant public relations manager Brenda Katongola says the council is aware of illegal traders who are taking advantage of people who come to bury their beloved ones by selling them alcohol, an act she said has prompted illicit and immoral behaviour around cemeteries.

Zambia records an increase in trade deficit

Zambia records an increase in trade deficit »

31 Jul, 2015
Business

ZAMBIA has in the Month of June recorded a trade deficit of over one million kwacha, the highest for the year 2015; Zambia Central Statistics Office (CSO) says. CSO director of census and statistics, John Kalumbi revealed that the country recorded a trade deficit valued at K 1,293.2 million in June 2015 from a trade deficit of K 1, 210.0 million recorded in May 2015. He said this means the country imported more in June 2015 than it exported in nominal terms.

Zambia’s current debt situation may deter Investor Confidence

Zambia’s current debt situation may deter Investor Confidence »

29 Jul, 2015
Business

AN independent Economic Analyst has charged that Zambia’s current debt situation has the potential to scare away investors. Mr. Chisanga Lukusa, who is also a lecturer at the University of Zambia (UNZA) under the department of Developmental Studies said Zambia’s excessive debt may deter investor confidence stating that investors do not wish to invest in a highly indebted country.

Government to introduce a Sports Development Trust Fund

Government to introduce a Sports Development Trust Fund »

29 Jul, 2015
Sports

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development intends to introduce a Sports Development Trust Fund in a bid to improve funding in the sports sector. Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development director of sports, Bessie Chelemu, said the Sports Development Trust Fund is also meant to promote private sector sponsorship in sports.

ZESCO faces US$ 160m loss through load shedding

ZESCO faces US$ 160m loss through load shedding »

28 Jul, 2015
Business

The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) will lose over US$ 160 million as a result of the power deficit the country is experiencing.   Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said US$ 97 million revenue loss will be as a result of reduced sales to customers and an additional US$ 70 million revenue loss will be due to reduced sales to distribution customers.