Daily Archives: Nov 12, 2011

Illegal copper dealers appeal for lenience

Copper scavengers at First Quantum Minerals Bwana Mkubwa Mine dumpsite have appealed to mine owners not to chase them from the site. The illegal dealers have complained of high levels of unemployment in Ndola, saying illegal mining is their only source of livelihood.

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Lusaka maid stabbed to death

A maid of Lusaka’s Kabwata Township was yesterday allegedly stabbed to death by her employer’s son, who is an alleged ex-convict. The deceased, who has been identified as Elizabeth Nyirenda, was stabbed after reminding her employer’s son to return her … read more »

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RB named in scanners deal again

THE Kingsley Chanda Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commission inquiry yesterday heard that former Republican President Rupiah Banda allegedly arranged for an additional US$ 25m for the procurement of four more scanners. Acting director for Investments and Debt at the Ministry … read more »

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ERB commissions dates Livingstone

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) commission of inquiry today heard how government vehicles purchase fuel from illegal dealers. A Livingstone resident, Muhamubi Simalongo made the revelation in his submissions before the commission of inquiry. Mr Simalongo further suggested that the vice has been necessitated … read more »

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K27 trillion budget unveiled

Finance and National Planning Minister, Alexander Chikwanda has unveiled a 27 trillion kwacha national budget for next year. Mr Chikwanda noted that the budget, which is 26.5 per cent of the projected gross domestic budget, is under the theme making Zambia a better place for all. The … read more »

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Sata seeks enhanced anti-graft fight

Attorney-General, Mumba Malila has been directed to ensure an invigorated anti-corruption crusade. President Michael Sata has further urged Mr Malila to augment the law enforcement agencies’ incapacities in the crusade. Mr Sata made the directives today when he swore in Mr Malila … read more »

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British Airways Wins Award for Worldwide Charity Support

PRESS RELEASE British Airways has been given a major award for the support it provides to charities around the world, including Zambia. The airline was one of three companies to be given a World Tourism Award at a ceremony at … read more »

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Sata seeks registering online blogs

Attorney-General, Mumba Malila has been directed to ensure an invigorated anti-corruption crusade. President Michael Sata has further urged Mr Malila to augment the law enforcement agencies’ incapacities in the crusade. Mr Sata made the directives today when he swore in … read more »

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Cost of living still high despite reduction in poverty line, says JCTR

The Central Statistical Office recently announced that Zambia’s poverty level has declined from 62.8 per cent in 2006 to 60.5 per cent in 2010 using the poverty line threshold. In measuring poverty, one of the widely used international poverty thresholds … read more »

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