Norwegian association invites Zambian entrepreneurs to business summit

The internationally acclaimed Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) has invited the Zambian business community to its annual business summit. And NABA has disclosed that its associates will attend the Chisamba Agritech Expo in April this year. This came to light earlier this week when Zambia’s Ambassador to Norway (on non-residential Rose Salukatula met NABA Managing Director, Mr Eivind Fjeldstad, and Mr Oystein Botillen, Business Development Manager … Continue reading Norwegian association invites Zambian entrepreneurs to business summit

Lamba Chief gives local investor land for Fertilizer plant.  

By ALICE NACHILEMBE Patriotic Front in Lufwanyama have commended Chieftainess Shimukunami for releasing 250 hectares of land to a Zambian investor for the construction of the first-ever fertilizer manufacturing plant in the area. PF Lufwanyama Information and Publicity Secretary Henry Chilombo said the local investor in the name of JUVANS Limited will add value to the development of the district. Mr Chilombo said PF will … Continue reading Lamba Chief gives local investor land for Fertilizer plant.  

Assess whether Comoros acceded SADC protocol- Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has tasked a Ministerial Committee of the SADC Organ TROIKA to evaluate whether the Republic of Comoros that joined SADC in 2017 has satisfied the prerequisite conditions for new entrants to SADC. President Lungu who is the chairperson of the SADC organ on Politics, Defense and Security tasked the committee to assess whether Comoros has acceded to the SADC protocol of Politics, … Continue reading Assess whether Comoros acceded SADC protocol- Lungu

OVER 1.2M ZAMBIANS HAVE HIV

Over One -Point 2 million Zambians are currently living with HIV – the Virus that causes AIDS with 9 hundred and 70-thousand on Anti-retroviral therapy. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary In-Charge of Technical Services Kennedy Malama has disclosed. Dr Malama also reveals that 43-thousand new HIV infection cases are detected annually – a situation he described as worrisome. He says the HIV burden is mainly … Continue reading OVER 1.2M ZAMBIANS HAVE HIV

Govt to pay all retirees

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says the number of outstanding retirees and beneficiaries being owed by Government is 1 thousand 5 hundred and 77. Mrs. Mwanakatwe says Government is currently working on raising 7 hundred 32 point 8 million Kwacha to dismantle arrears owed to them. The Finance Minister has told Parliament that this is part of the 1 point 1 billion Kwacha budgeted for payment … Continue reading Govt to pay all retirees

Mushili community clubs receive CDF empowerment

PF Bwana Mkubwa, Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda has handed over Chicks and feed to 16 community clubs in Mushili as part of the empowerment program for income generation. Dr Chanda said the empowerment program is ongoing and will happen in all seven wards in Bwana Mkubwa targeting Women, Youth and Men’s Clubs involved in projects such as chicken rearing, block making, cement selling, and … Continue reading Mushili community clubs receive CDF empowerment

Rescind Maize export- HH

United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has told PF to rescind the decision on maize export and ensure food security.  Mr Hichilema said the country is facing unprecedented social, economic and political problems. He said a caring and credible leadership is the  solution to these challenges. “This takes us to the forgotten agriculture sector by the PF and Mr Edgar Lungu. Most … Continue reading Rescind Maize export- HH

Hike in students placement fees upsets Medical association

The Zambia Medical Association says the increase in placement fees for medical students will affect Zambia’s attainment of Universal Health Coverage. The Ministry of Health has such directed all institutions to to increase placement fees for students in its institutions. But Association General Secretary Francis Mupeta said the increase will restrict the medical profession for the privileged few “For those studying Medicine or dental surgery, … Continue reading Hike in students placement fees upsets Medical association

Poor rainfall pattern pushes price of maize up in Monze

The price of maize on the local market has increased drastically in Monze district from last year’s K100 per 50 kilograms bag to K140 as a result of poor rainfall patterns being experienced in the district. According to maize traders in the district, the shortage of maize is becoming dire that farmers that used to supply 40 to 60 bags of maize are now only … Continue reading Poor rainfall pattern pushes price of maize up in Monze

Lusaka woman convicted for trafficking in marijuana

A 30 year old woman of Lusaka’s Chawama compound has been convicted by the Chipata Magistrate Court for trafficking in psychotropic substances. Helen Chirwa stood charged with one count of trafficking in psychotropic substances contrary to the laws of Zambia. The state called three witnesses to prove their case while Chirwa gave evidence on oath in defense but did not call any witness after the … Continue reading Lusaka woman convicted for trafficking in marijuana