Lands Ministry In Land Grabbing Scandal

Lands Ministry In Land Grabbing Scandal

THE Ministry of Lands has been implicated in a mega land scandal involving eight residential plots in Lusaka’s Roma area which were wrestled from the rightful owners and given to an Insurance Company and a named foreigner without the knowledge of the council. The eight, led by PF’s Mumbwa central parliamentary hopeful in the 2016 […]

ZRA To Start Imposing Taxes Imported Goods At Borders

ZRA To Start Imposing Taxes Imported Goods At Borders

Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General, Kingsley Chanda says ZRA will start collecting tax from foreigners selling imported goods at all borders using an open market. Mr. Chanda notes traders mainly from the neighboring countries are not registered for local taxes but generate income in Zambia, change it in dollars and drive back into their […]

ZNUT Urges Govt To Increase Teacher Recruitment to 10,000

ZNUT Urges Govt To Increase Teacher Recruitment to 10,000

The Zambia National Teachers Union (ZNUT) has appealed to the government to consider increasing the number of teachers earmarked for recruitment from 6,000 to 10,000. ZNUT Spokesperson Joe Kasaka says this is considering the huge deficit of teachers in the country. Mr. Kasaka adds that this is also coupled with the number of schools government […]

IMF Will Have To Fit Into Our Recovery Plan – Mutati

FINANCE Minister Felix Mutati says cooperating partners including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to fit into the government’s economic recovery programme or they will not be needed. Speaking during the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) Public discussion forum on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reform programme, Mr. Mutati says government will not need […]

Regina Mwanza Chiluba Battling For Her Life In India

Regina Mwanza Chiluba Battling For Her Life In India

REGINA CHILUBA, the last wife to late second Republican President Fredrick Chiluba is currently battling for her life in India, she has cervical cancer. Before going to India for specialized chemotherapy, Regina spent 4 four months in UTH, at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Her admition was kept a secret and access to her was […]

LCC Drags 11 Bar Owners To Court

LCC Drags 11 Bar Owners To Court

THE LUSAKA City Council has dragged 11 bar owners to court for failure to comply with stipulated trading hours. LCC public relations manager Habeenzu Mulunda said the 11 have since appeared before the fast track courts for selling liquor beyond permissible hours contrary to the Liquor Licensing Act No. 20 of 2011 of the Laws […]

Fuel Tanker Drivers Protest At Indeni

Fuel Tanker Drivers Protest At Indeni

FUEL tanker drivers yesterday staged protests over government’s failure to give them at least 20 per cent of sub-contracts as demanded by the law. The Zambian tanker drivers had on Tuesday threatened, through a representative who only identified himself as SG Mawaso, to disrupt fuel distribution in the country if government and oil marketing companies […]

Tanzania Makes Changes To Entry Requirements For Zambians

THE High Commission of Tanzania has informed the Zambian government that Zambian truck drivers will no longer be required to obtain a Business Pass when entering that country. The commission says Zambian truck drivers will consequently not be charged the USD200 fee which was previously applicable. Highlighting some of the recent developments in that country […]

Farmers Union President Says The Price Of Mealie Meal Is Normal & Affordable

Farmers Union President Says The Price Of Mealie Meal Is Normal & Affordable

The Zambia National Farmers Union -ZNFU- says there is no need to panic over the high mealie meal prices because the trend is normal annually between January and March. ZNFU president Jervis Zimba also says government should NOT subsidise the maize bought from traders for millers with a view to stabilise mealie meal prices. Mr. […]