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President Rupiah Banda on a 5-day Eastern province tour

President Rupiah Banda will this week launch the construction of the 97 billion kwacha Chipata – Lundazi road in the Eastern province. This will be during his five day tour of the province. The President who is expected in the … read more »

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Zambia: Katele in road accident

By ZANGOSE CHAMBWA FORMER Finance and National Planning Minister Katele Kalumba was yesterday rushed to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) after being involved in a road traffic accident on the Pedicle Road in the Democratic Republic of Congo. UTH spokesperson … read more »

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Zambia: ‘Sata scared of RB’

By PATSON PHIRI FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has said Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata is afraid of facing President Rupiah Banda in next year’s presidential elections following landmark achievements recorded in the last two years by … read more »

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You’ll be fired, Siliya warns teachers

By Times Reporter EDUCATION Minister Dora Siliya has warned of instant dismissal against teachers that will be involved in examination malpractices. In a ministerial statement on the 2010 examinations, Ms Siliya also warned that pupils engaged in malpractices would equally … read more »

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Zambia: RB flags off K1.2trn Mongu -Kalabo Road works

By WHITNEY MULOBELA PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda yesterday flagged off the outstanding construction works on the K1.25 trillion Mongu-Tapo-Kalabo Road and underscored Government’s commitment to reducing poverty in the country through infrastructure development. Speaking in Kalabo yesterday, President Banda said his … read more »

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Zambia: State impresses bankers

By Business Reporter THE Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) is impressed with Government’s fiscal policy to limit domestic borrowing to 1.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) as this will create space for the private sector. BAZ chairperson, Saviour … read more »

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Zambia: PHPF hails increased health allocations

By Times Reporter THE Public Health Partnership Forum (PHPF) has commended the Government for increasing the domestic budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Health, as it would enhance service delivery in the sector. PHPF publicity secretary Enock Kaputula said in … read more »

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Zambia: Social sector gets 50 p.c. Budget

By Whitney Mulobela and Obert Simwanza FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane yesterday presented the national Budget for 2011 worth K20.5 trillion with at least 50 per cent of the resources being committed to social sectors and infrastructure development. … read more »

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Zambia: Budget…as PAYE threshold is raised to K1m

THE Government will next year increase the Pay As you Earn (PAYE) exemption by 25 per cent from the current K800,000 to K1million, a move meant to improve the welfare of workers. In his 2011 national Budget address to Parliament, … read more »

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