MAZ, GTAZ propose to reduce mealie meal prices

By BUUMBA CHIMBULU A PROPOSAL between Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) and Grain Traders Association of Zambia (GTAZ) which will reduce the prices of mealie meal on the market has been concluded, but pending Government’s approval. MAZ chairperson Andrew Chintala explained that in the proposal, GTAZ agreed to offload 250, 000 metric

Private sector, Govt partnership vital to foster investments

By BUUMBA CHIMBULU THE private sector must work with Government if Zambia is to raise its ranking in the cost of doing business while creating vast investment opportunities, says Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame. And Ms Siame has announced that Zambian Government will host the Ease of

ZRA, BoZ confer to seal tax leakages through electronic system

By BUUMBA CHIMBULU THE Central Bank is collaborating with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to improve the electronic ways of collecting revenue in a bid to seal leakages in the tax collection process. Central Bank governor Denny Kalyalya said the Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) system had leakages which needed to be sealed. He

Let’s make PF more attractive – Simbyakula

BY OSCAR MALIPENGA PATRIOTIC Front (PF) national chairperson Dr Ngosa Simbyakula has urged PF members across the country to work hard in popularising the development agenda of the ruling party so that Zambians can appreciate it and choose to support the party. Dr Simbyakula has told the members of the PF that

Cage PF SG

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Davis Mwila does not need to be reminded that being the political party in power does not entail perpetrating lawlessness. It is irresponsible of Mr Mwila to insinuate that the only way the PF members will benefit from Government is by engaging in illegalities. Why should Mr

Lungu orders arrest of illegal timber traders

BY OSCAR MALIPENGA PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has ordered that traders involved in illegal extraction of timber and other forestry-related activities should be arrested. The Head of State said he was aware that there was a lot of illegal harvesting of timber across the country, resulting in reduced forest cover. And President Lungu has

Burn your dead ones

By MAILESI BANDA LUSAKA residents should change their mindset and start considering other means of disposing the bodies of the dead such as cremation because Lusaka has run out of land for new graves, Lusaka mayor Wilson Kalumba has said. Speaking during the first quarter plan presentation for Lusaka City on Thursday,

Mining companies swindle State of millions

BY OSCAR MALIPENGA ZAMBIA is losing close to K3 billion annually through corporate tax dodging because some mining companies have continued to take advantage of Zambia’s weak monitoring systems for various minerals extracted, Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) executive director Isaac Mwaipopo has revealed. And the CTPD  has demanded that

Investrust bank loses bid to join Post liquidation case

By CHIKUMBI KATEBE LUSAKA High Court Justice Sunday Nkonde has dismissed an application by Investrust Bank to join as respondent in the winding up of the Post Newspaper in liquidation. This is in a matter in which High Court Justice Nkonde placed the newspaper company in liquidation following an application by five

UPND CLAIMS SOUTH MARKETS

By ANDREA MUKOMA THE opposition UPND in Southern Province has vowed that it will instruct its youths in its stronghold to take over the running of markets, bus stations and the administration of land following the order for Patriotic Front cadres to do the same. This comes in the wake of Patriotic