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Leader of the opposition Patriots for Economic Progress Party, Sean Tembo says Government’s continued attempt to get a bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund when the price of Copper price is at about 9,000 dollars per metric tonne, is evidence that the Patriotic Front have failed to run the country. Mr. Tembo says it […]

The Continental Leadership Research Institute says all political parties vying to form government should make debt management and the high inflation rate their number one priority. CLRI Executive Director, Paul Hakoola says political players in the country should address the current challenges the country is facing and that top of the list is the management […]

Zambia has officially requested a debt treatment under the Common Framework agreed by the Group of 20 major economies and the Paris Club in November last year. The newly adopted common framework for debt treatment beyond the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative is designed to facilitate timely and orderly debt treatment with broad creditor participation […]

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 […]

Vice President Wina this afternoon told Parliament that government has withdrawn Gazette notice number 1374 on the extension of the fishing ban from 31st March 2021 to 31st May 2021 in response to the negative feedback received from stakeholders Mrs Wina says the withdrawal will allow government to consult all stakeholders and sensitize fishing communities […]

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 year on year inflation of all items for the month of June 2020 decreased to 15.9 percent from 16.6 percent, according to the Zambia Statistics Agency. Speaking during the presentation of the monthly bulletin for the month of June, Interim Statistician General Mulenga Musepa says the decrease in the annual rate of inflation was […]