Economy

Govt Allocates K1.7 Billion For 2020 Farming Inputs

The Zambian Government has set aside K1.7 billion to help a million vulnerable but viable farmers under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) access fertilizer and seed ahead of the...

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IMF Says Impact Of COVID-19 On Zambia’s Economy Will Be Heavy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team has held virtual meetings to discuss the Government of Zambia’s request for emergency support under the Rapid Credit Facility. The IMF staff team...

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Zambia To Present SDG Progress To UN Members

Zambia will tomorrow, Thursday, join 46 other countries in making presentations about its progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)...

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Maamba Steps Up To Meet Country’s Peak Season Power Demand

Maamba Collieries Limited says it is working flat out to meet the nation’s peak season power requirement. The country’s only coal-fired thermal power plant, which provides 24/7 assured ‘baseload’ power...

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The Seven-Page Long and Rambling Ministerial Statement Presented to Parliament is Full of a Flowery and Deceiving Language-Hichilema

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that the 2020 revenue shortfall will be K17.2 billion of which the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) will miss its target of K53.9 billion by...

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K950M Paid To Suppliers Amid COVID-19, Reveals Finance Minister

Minister of Finance Dr Bwalya Ng’andu has told Parliament that the government has released a total of K950 million to pay suppliers of goods and services amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

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DMMU To Assess State Of Red Locusts In W/Province

The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has commenced an assessment of the state of  red  locusts in affected districts in Western Province. DMMU National coordinator Mr Chanda Kabwe says...

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New Ndola Airport Will Boost Trade, Tourism, Says Veep

Vice-President Inonge Wina on Saturday toured the New Copperbelt International Airport under construction. The Vice-President said the project will be a game changer for the region’s trade, investment and tourism...

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JCTR Notes Basic Needs Basket Reduction in Lusaka

The cost of basic needs for a family of five in Lusaka recorded a reduction of K134 in the month of June, standing at K7, 060.80. The latest JCTR report...

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Govt to Release K1 Billion for Crop Purchasing

Food Reserve Agency (FRA) Executive Director Chola Kafwabulula has disclosed that government will in the next few days release an additional K1 billion for crop purchasing. The government had budgeted...

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