THE Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM) has expressed concern over the increasing number of unqualified people who pose as marketers in the country. Speaking during the forum organised by ZIM, ZIM registrar and chief executive officer, Mapesa Musongole said it is the responsibility of ZIM to regulate the practice of Marketing and Marketing Education in Zambia.
East Park Mall Construction Workers have complained about the unsafe conditions of their working environment. Construction Worker Felix kangwa revealed that most of them work without safety wear which puts their health at risk and is contrary to the laws of Zambia. Mr Kangwa complained that he feels sick while on duty due to him working without the safety wear.
Agriculture and Commecial Society of Zambia (ACSZ) President Murray Anderson says more than 20 foreign exhibitors will participate in this year's show. Mr Anderson said the 89th Agriculture and Commercial will be held from 29 th July to 3rd August 2015 under the theme Innovation beyond the golden jubilee. He explained that the show will be officially opened on 1st August by the guest of honour, Malawian republican president Professor Arthur Petter Mutharika adding that judging of pavilions will run for two days.
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.
A Lecturer at University of Zambia (UNZA) has called for the introduction of new farming methods if the country is to diversify its economy to agriculture. Dr. Orleans Mfune, who is a lecturer in the department of Geography, noted that the agriculture sector is very important to the development process of any country.
A proposal by the Lusaka City Council (LCC) to introduce a policy that compels members of the public to produce National Registration Cards (NRC) on purchasing alcohol has cheered Lusaka parents. This policy proposal by LCC is a deliberate move aimed at reducing underage beer drinking in Lusaka. A parent and resident of Lusaka's Ngombe Township, Kunda Lwembe, welcomed the move by LCC and called on government to consider approving the proposal made by the local authority.
SOME Lusaka based Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs (SMEs) have called on government through the Ministry of Mines and Energy to consider adjusting the prices of fuel downwards to allow them stay in business. The entrepreneurs complained that increasing the cost of fuel when the country is currently grappling with challenges of load shedding is a blow to most small scale businesses.
A University of Zambia (UNZA) lecturer has urged graduating students to consider venturing into entrepreneurship upon graduating from the institution. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Department of Development Studies lecturer McDonald Chanda observed that students should aim at creating employment and become their own bosses rather than aiming to graduate and work for someone.