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The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has bemoaned the poor working conditions for most farm workers in Chongwe District. Speaking during an inspection tour of farms in Ngwerere area, Labour Minister, Joyce Simukoko observed with concern the failure by most employers to adhere to the country’s labour laws. Mrs Simukoko, who was in the […]

Police in Nakonde district have intercepted a Scania Truck and trailer loaded with Mukula logs at GMC parking area in ILendela village. Confirming the development to Capital FM, Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale said the incident occurred on the 30th of January, 2021 around 22:00 hours in Nakonde district. Mr Mwale said the […]

The Zambia Revenue Authority has intercepted another 2 trucks carrying second-hand clothes worth over K1.4 million. The consignments were smuggled into Zambia using fake documentation. ZRA Corporate Communications Manager, Topsy Sikalinda said alert ZRA officers intercepted the consignments between Kapiri and Mkushi and during inspection of the trucks and their cargo, the drivers presented fake […]

Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Richard Musukwa says claims that Zambian cannot run mines are an insult on the intelligence of the Zambian people. Mr Musukwa says a lot of Zambian mining experts are running international mines and the time has come for them to utilise their expertise locally. Issuing a ministerial statement in Parliament […]

The Economics Association of Zambia has advised government to allow the private sector to take a lead in the procurement of fuel. Association President Lubinda Haabazoka says allowing the private sector to take a lead in the procurement of fuel is cardinal to the prevention of fuel shortages in the country. Dr Haabazoka has however […]

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development says Glencore stands to benefit more from the sale of its’ 90% shares in Mopani Mine than ZCCM-IH. Last week the Zambian government announced its strategic step to own 100% shares in Mopani Copper Mine through the state mining investment arm, ZCCM-IH. However, CTPD Senior Researcher Extractives, Webby […]

The Movement for Democratic Change has challenged government to provide more details regarding the acquisition of 100% shares in Mopani Copper Mines Plc. Party President, Felix Mutati said this information will enable citizens to evaluate the deal government has entered into on their behalf. Mr Mutati said Zambians deserve to understand why Glencore has decided […]

The Industrial Development Corporation says ZCCM-Investment Holdings has the capacity to efficiently manage Mopani Copper Mines. IDC Group Chief Executive Office Mateyo Kaluba says Mopani’s Board of Directors and Management will be competent enough to professionally run the newly acquired mine. In reaction to sentiments that ZCCM-IH does not have the capacity to run the […]

The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority has advised persons intending to place on the market conventional, herbal and traditional medicines for purposes of treatment or management of COVID-19 to apply for authorization from the Authority. Christabel Iliamupu, the ZAMRA Senior Public Relations Officer said applications for marketing authorization should include supporting clinical trial data to evidence […]

Absa Bank Zambia PLC has announced that it extended about K630 million to over 370 customers during the three months COVID-19 loan payment relief package. On 14 April 2020, Absa Bank Zambia PLC was the first financial institution in Zambia to announce that it was extending a comprehensive 3-months Retail, Business Banking and Corporate relief […]