Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sata Fires Justice Minister/ Southern Province Ps

By UKZAMBIANS reporter President Michael Sata has fired Sebastian Zulu, SC as Minister of Justice and Southern Province Permanent Secretary Edwin Zumbunu.

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Trafigura wins Zambia $500 mln fuel supply tender

(Reuters) – Zambia on Friday awarded a $500 million contract to commodities trader Trafigura to supply Africa’s top copper producer with petrol and diesel for one year, Energy Permanent Secretary George Zulu said. Trafigura will supply Zambia with 216 million … read more »

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Banking should not intimidate the informal sector – Bank of Zambia

o   BoZ Governor Dr. Michael Gondwe expresses hope that perception of banks being intimidating to the informal sector will be a thing of the past thus alleviating the challenges faced by SMEs

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GOVERNMENT has dissolved the National Housing Authority (NHA) board of directors after discovering that the institution had been misapplying resources instead of providing affordable housing to the people. Local Government and Housing Minister, Emerine Kabanshi said at a Press briefing … read more »

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Zambia records trade surplus

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ZAMBIA has recorded this year’s highest trade surplus valued at K400 billion in July 2012 from the K163 billion posted in June. This means the total value of the goods exported in July were more than the total value of … read more »

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Zambian men’s chess team lose

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THE Zambian men’s Chess team on Wednesday night lost their second round game to Jersey a British crown dependency off the coast of Normandy at the on-going 40th edition of the 2012 World Chess Olympiads being hosted by Turkey in … read more »

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Shocking revelations at Mwami border post

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GOVERNMENT efforts to crack down on piracy have hit a shocking hitch after revelations that Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) officials at Mwami border post in Chipata are allegedly hiding information about the entry into the country of pirated DVDs valued … read more »

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PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday spoke to Cardinal Medardo Mazombwe, who is receiving specialist treatment at South Africa’s Morningside Clinic for a spinal problem. In a telephone conversation with Mr Sata yesterday morning, the cheerful Cardinal Mazombwe informed the Head of … read more »

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Zambia Opposition Unhappy with Government ‘Intimidation’ Tactic

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The leader of Zambia’s opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says the government is using state security agencies to intimidate party supporters and needs to stop the practice.

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