Agro Dealers Robbing Zimba Farmers Under E-Voucher, Complain Councillors

Agro Dealers Robbing Zimba Farmers Under E-Voucher, Complain Councillors

CIVIC leaders in Zimba district have complained that agro dealers engaged by government to give farmers inputs through the E-voucher system are taking advantage of their desperation by hiking prices of fertiliser. Raising a point of order during a full council meeting in Zimba, Simwatachela ward councillor Tobias Kenabanyama wondered why the government was sitting […]

Mtendere Head Teacher Gets 30 years for Defiling Pupil

Mtendere Head Teacher Gets 30 years for Defiling Pupil

LUSAKA High Court judge Susan Wanjelani has sentenced a Mtendere school head teacher to 30 years imprisonment for defiling a seven-year-old pupil. Saul Banda, 49 a headteacher at a private school in Lusaka’s Mtendere area, was convicted of defilement by Lusaka magistrate Ireen Wishimanga last June. According to the victim’s testimony during trial, Banda had […]

ActionAid Zambia Welcomes ZRA’s Intentions To Aaudit Mining Firms

ActionAid Zambia Welcomes ZRA’s Intentions To Aaudit Mining Firms

ActionAid Zambia has welcomed plans by the Zambia Revenue Authority to undertake forensic audits of large mining companies to establish whether or not they have been complying with the various tax legislations administered by the authority. Recently, Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) assistant director Clement Kapalu disclosed that Zambia is losing US$3 billion annually due to […]

ERB Suspends Importation Licenses For OMCs

ERB Suspends Importation Licenses For OMCs

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has suspended fuel importation licenses for Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in public interest to allow for a smooth transaction before the Private Sector takes over the procurement of petroleum products. ERB Director Consumer & Public Affairs Agnes Phiri has told QTV News in a statement that following notices of intention […]

Kwacha In Slight Gain

Kwacha In Slight Gain

MARKET experts say the local currency still remains in a positive territory following a depreciation seen at the opening of trading last week. According to Cavmont Bank’s treasury market update, the kwacha gained slightly at the close of trading last Friday after breaking the K10 psychological barrier to trade around K10.20 per US dollar. “Friday […]

ZCCM-IH, KCM Agree To Staggered Payment of $103m Price Deal Debt

ZCCM-IH, KCM Agree To Staggered Payment of $103m Price Deal Debt

CASH-STRAPPED Konkola Copper Mines has failed to pay US $103 million to ZCCM-IH as directed by the London High Court in relation to a 2013 copper-price participation deal which the Vedanta Resources-owned mine abrogated. And sources close to the transaction have revealed that the two parties entered into a consent judgment when it became clear […]

Africa Taking Care Of European, Asian Waste As Second Hand Goods – Mwale

Africa Taking Care Of European, Asian Waste As Second Hand Goods – Mwale

LOCAL government minister Vincent Mwale says Africa is taking care of waste from European and Asian countries who dump goods on the pretext of exporting used products. In a speech read for him by Southern Province permanent secretary Sibanze Simuchoba during a plenary session at the Electronic Waste Implementation Toolkit (EWIT) national conference at New […]

Crazy: Another Pastor Feeds Members With Engine Oil

Crazy: Another  Pastor Feeds Members With Engine Oil

A DAVEYTON PASTOR, who made his congregants drink a vehicle engine cleaning fluid during a sermon, has become the latest in a series of clergymen who used controversial methods to “cure” their members. The Star has seen pictures of Prophet Theo Bongani Maseko of the Breath of Christ Ministries making his congregants drink the chemical […]

Smuggling of Mealie Meal Worries MAZ

Smuggling of Mealie Meal Worries MAZ

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) has expressed concern over the continued illegal exportation of mealie-meal to neighboring countries. MAZ National Coordinator Andrew Chintala says the smuggling that is taking place has negatively affected the industry and calls for government’s commitment to ensure that the smuggling is put to an end. He says this can […]

SDA Deacon Sues Zambeef For Defamation, illegal Detention

A LUSAKA man has sued Zambeef Products Plc in the Lusaka High Court claiming K80,000 damages for defamation of character and unlawful detention. William Nshimyumu Remyi, a resident of Matero Township and a deacon at Golden Gate SDA Church, claimed that on August 31, 2016, around 10:00 hours, he bought sour milk from Zambeef’s Matero […]

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