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FQM to increase taxes due to Govt

FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) will progressively increase the amount of taxes due to the Zambian Government as more mining units start production. FQM resource optimisation manager John Gladson said FQM will not indulge in tax avoidance but would instead increase … read more »

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Govt accuses RB of sponsoring opposition scheme

Zambian opposition political leaders gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa have urged the Commonwealth to appoint an envoy to undertake an independent investigation into what they are calling violation of their rights and those of civil society and breach of the … read more »

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Govt revokes 150 large-scale mining licences

THE Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development has with immediate effect revoked 150 large-scale mining licences. Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Victor Mutambo said the licences were revoked due to the mine owners’ failure to engage in any form … read more »

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Farmers press Govt to formalise exports to DRC

COMMERCIAL and small-scale farmers in the border town of Chililabombwe have appealed to the Government to put some measures in place to facilitate formal export trade between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Chililabombwe District administration officer Frank … read more »

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Govt ready to lose K400m to conserve wildlife

TOURISM and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo has said Government is ready to lose K400 million from the one year ban of wildlife hunting business for the sake of conserving nature and bringing sanity to the commercial hunting sector. Ms Masebo … read more »

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Govt secures land for MFEZ in Luapula

THE Government has secured about 4,000 hectares of land for the establishment of a Multi-facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in Chembe District in Luapula Province. Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) MFEZ manager Robert Banda disclosed in an interview in Lusaka that the … read more »

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Govt, timber industry players to ink deal

THE Government is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the stakeholders in the local timber industry aimed at addressing issues affecting sustainable forest management. Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Wylbur Simuusa will sign on behalf … read more »

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Govt prints K6tn rebased currency

THE Government has printed K6 trillion to meet Zambia’s rebased currency needs over the next few years, the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has said. BoZ currency rebasing project manager Morris Mulomba said in Ndola yesterday that K3.4 trillion of the … read more »

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Consult before privatising Indeni, Govt urged

The Private Sector Development Association (PSDA) has advised government to undertake wide consultations before considering the privatization of Indeni Oil Refinery. PSDA Chairman Yusuf Dodia in an interview with QFM says Indeni Oil Refinery is a strategic institution to national … read more »

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