The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Monday.

— The Zambian government says about 1,000 people have so far applied to be employed as maids and drivers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait.

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe said the government has appointed Dismat Consulting Group a recruitment agency, to receive the applications following a request by the two countries that they need maids and drivers from Zambia and that the medical and police screening processes have already started. (Zambia Daily Mail)

— Zambia is working on a law that will limit imports of locally available goods in order to safeguard local manufacturers’ interest.

Ronald Chewe, Zambia Revenue Authority acting director of informal sector and medium tax payers office said the government was currently working on the anti-dumping bill as well as measures to protect the interest of local manufacturers. (Times of Zambia)

— The German Africa Business Association will be coming to Zambia in about two weeks’ time to explore investment opportunities.

Anthony Mukwita, Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany, said the move was a clear show of confidence in Zambia as a favored investment destination. (Daily Nation)

— Women rights organizations from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have called upon women in the region to assert themselves and claim their rights by fully participating in the various social protection mechanisms provided by both the public and private sectors.

The women organizations have also called on governments in the region to enforce, review and update laws and policies to ensure women’s equal representation and participation in leadership and social protection governance structures. (The Mast) Enditem


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