Politcian and businessman Charles Milupi has charged that government's move to increase electricity tariffs is a wrong remedy in addressing the power shortage crisis the country is facing.
University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has called for stability in the Zambian economic environment if new entrepreneurs are to be successful. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZASU Business Affairs Secretary Clarence Kaoma said stability of the kwacha was very important for the creation of a better environment for new entrepreneurs.
THE Zambia Army Judo club has emerged as winners at the just ended 2015 Japanese Ambassador Judo Championship at the Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC) bagging 64 points followed by runners up Zambia police with 34 points and the Zambia National Service with 24 points. The tournament which took place this month attracted ten clubs from across the country with individual events including pre-cadets ranging from 7 to 12 years, cadets from 13 to 16 years, juniors from 17 to 19 years and the seniors above 20 years old.
THE Private Sector Development Association (PSDA) says the continuous instability and depreciation of the Kwacha against major world currencies threatens the growth and development of the private sector. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, PSDA chairperson Yusuf Dodia said the private sector business environment in the country will continue to worsen if nothing is done to save the free falling kwacha, adding that foreign currency was the life line of the Zambian economy.
THE Timber Producers Association of Zambia (TPAZ) has called on government to start organizing international auction sales for the high value wood to realize revenue in the wood sector. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, TPAZ President Charles Masange said timber has the capacity to earn significant foreign exchange which can help strengthen the depreciating local currency if well marketed and exported. Mr Masange noted that high value wood is attracting a lot of foreign exchange on the international market.
Farmers in Mumbwa District under the Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP) Electronic-Voucher have described the new system as cumbersome. Bwechanetu Women’s Club (BWC) Chairperson Salome Sibanda said farmers did not understand the Electronic-Voucher system as it was not user friendly.