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Zambia’s edible oil sector needs support

  THERE is need for  a coherent programme to support small holder farmers in the edible oil sector to improve their farming efficiency and access to markets, says the Edible Oil Refiners Association consultant Aubrey Chibumba. Mr Chibumba said oilseed crops could increase the farmers’ revenues if the small holder scheme produced efficiently and obtain […]

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Multi-million tourism university coming

  GOVERNMENT plans to construct a multi-million Kwacha tourism university in Livingstone, says  Tourism Minister Jean Kapata. Ms Kapata said Government through her ministry has already identified a piece of land for the project in the tourist capital. She said her ministry and the Hospitality Training Institute (HTTI) have advanced preparations for the project. ZANIS […]

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Farmers doubt 2015 bumper maize harvest

  FARMERS are doubtful about Zambia producing a bumper maize harvest this year because of the drought which has hit several parts of the country. But the farmers have squarely put the blame on the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) for delaying payments which made them plant late. Small-scale farmers representative in Nakonde, Mr Golden Mutale, […]

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Zambia headed for electricity deficit

  Zambia could be headed for a serious electricity deficit because of low water levels at Itezhi-Tezhi reservoir and Kariba Dam following the shortened period of rainfall this season. ZESCO spokesperson Henry Kapata confirmed that due to low water levels at sources of power generation the company  has a big challenge. The matter may have […]

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Parliament mute on Kaingu

  PARLIAMENT says it cannot comment on the controversy surrounding Education Minister Michael Kaingu and Namwala MP Moono Lubezhi because the matter was being investigated by an appropriate committee on privileges. According to the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly, Parliament would only respond after the committee completed its work. The official said […]

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Lungu, Xi confer in Beijing

  PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping yesterday held bilateral talks which culminated into the Zambia securing US$130 million, part of which will be invested in the construction of communication towers across the country. Mr Lungu and Mr Jinping yesterday signed two bilateral agreements which saw Zambia secure US$65 million and US$70 […]

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ZCM backs 2014 mine tax fiscal regime

  MINING companies have called on the Government to reinstate the 2014 fiscal regime on mine taxes while a more amicable regime is being negotiated. Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) president Jackson Sikamo said if reinstated the 2014 fiscal regime would encourage investment in the mining sector for sustainability of the industry and security of […]

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More corruption exposed

  The US$4 million procurement of educational materials at the Ministry of Education was signed with foreign companies even before the ruling on the application for stay of execution of the High Court judgment pending appeal by Zambian publishers was made, the Daily Nation has learnt. This is a matter in which the Zambian educational […]

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Nsanda Interred

  Road Development Agency (RDA) board chairman and PF stalwart Willie Nsanda who died last Tuesday in South Africa was yesterday buried at Nkana East cemetery in Kitwe. And former Chawama member of Parliament Reverend  Violet Sampa-Bredt died in Germany on Sunday. Acting President Inonge Wina led thousands of mourners at the burial of the […]

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66 year old woman jailed 9 months for assault

  A-66-YEAR-OLD woman who used a pot to hit her neighbour in the head has been jailed for nine months by the Kabwe Magistrate’s Court for assault after she admitted the charge. Esther Nkhoma, who appeared before  Magistrate Chimuka Mutafela is alleged to have assaulted John Mutesi who bled profusely after  sustaining a deep cut […]

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