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The Zambia National Farmers Union has called on Government to revoke the 10% export tax on maize grain as it discourages exports. ZNFU President, Jervis Zimba says the Ministry of Agriculture should honour the promise it made to remove the tax if the national harvest exceeds 2.2 million metric tons as the country is expected […]

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has announced that 19 Presidential candidates have so far paid the K95,000 nomination fee to contest in the August 12th elections. Electoral Commission of Zambia Chief Electoral Officer, Patrick Nshindano says those who have paid include UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema, Democratic Party’s Harry Kalaba, President Edgar Lungu and New Heritage […]

The Golden Party of Zambia says allowing foreigners to openly compete with Zambians whose businesses are in their infancy stage is killing local businesses and entrepreneurs. GPZ President, Jackson Silavwe says foreign businesses have enough capital to invest in enterprises while local entrepreneurs are failing to grow and compete effectively. Mr. Silavwe he is however, […]

The Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance says the 7% increase in maize production forecasted for this year is nothing to celebrate as it is not likely to have any tangible impact on the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Zambia. Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo this week announced that Zambia expects to harvest […]

The Zambia National Women’s Lobby says the Grade 12 School Certificate requirement for individuals aspiring for political office has negatively impacted the aspirations of women candidates in this year’s general elections. Zambia National Women’s Lobby Executive Director, Juliet Chibuta says this requirement has forced a lot of women that do not have Grade 12 School […]

President of the Save Lives Foundation, Younus Essa has called for people travelling into the country from India to be quarantined prevent the importation of the Indian variant of the COVID19 virus which has devastated the Asian nation. Mr. Essa says his organization is aware of a couple that did not quarantine themselves and have […]

Zambeef has revealed that it is now paying twice as much as it was last year to small-scale farmers for their cattle. According to the company’s Chief Operations Officer, Mike Lovett, the rise was triggered by a shortage of cattle on the market as a result of the 2018/2019 drought, increased competition and a growing […]

According to a report published today, the Drug Enforcement Commission in the first quarter of 2021 seized US$150,900 in counterfeit notes. The Commission received a total of 29 reports involving over K19 million, over US$326,000 and 25,300 Pounds and secured one conviction in the cases under the Anti-money Laundering Investigations Unit. The report also indicates […]

The Tobacco Free Association of Zambia has condemned calls by Zambia Federation of Employers President, Mara Sakala for Zambia not to enactment of the Tobacco and Nicotine Control Bill. To the dismay of the Association and it’s partners, the Zambia Federation of Employers President is said to have called on government to stop the enactment […]

Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo says according to a crop forecast survey for the 2020/2021 agricultural season, Zambia expects to harvest up to 3,620,244 metric tonnes of maize this year as compared to the 3,387,469 metric tonnes produced last season. The Minister says the 7 percent increase in maize production is due to a combination […]