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Zambian government urged to improve banking services for rural areas

The Zambian government needs to improve access to financial services in rural areas, a local think-tank said on Friday. Figures show that...
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Zambian government releases fund to dismantle arrears owed to contractors

The Zambian government on Thursday said it has released funds meant to dismantle arrears owed to local contractors working on various road projects. ...
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Zambian government blocks November salaries for “ghost” workers

Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina on Friday said the government has blocked the salaries of some individuals who were unqualified to receive their wages,...
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Zambian government embarks on cleanup of public service payroll after discovery of ghost workers

Authorities in Zambia said on Tuesday that a cleanup of the public service payroll has commenced following the discovery of thousands of ghost workers...

Zambian government urges farmers to enhance animal husbandry

The Zambian government on Monday urged farmers in northwestern Zambia to enhance animal husbandry in order to penetrate the market created in the Middle...
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Zambian government calls for monitoring of compliance to austerity measures

The head of Zambia's public service on Monday called on the accountant-general's office to monitor compliance by various government departments to austerity measures. ...

Zambian government says hands tied regarding dispute with Indian mining firm

The Zambian government said on Thursday that it could not do anything regarding its dispute with India's Vedanta Resources over a mining asset which...

Zambian government to take measures to curb new non-concessional debt

The Zambian government on Thursday said it will undertake measures aimed at curbing contracting more non-concession debts following concerns raised by the International Monetary...

Zambian government issues mining license to youths to curb illegal mining

The Zambian government on Sunday issued a small-scale mining license to youths in Chingola town on the Copperbelt Province to curb rising illegal mining...

Zambian government urged to provide update on oil, gas explorations

The Zambian government has been challenged to provide an update on ongoing oil and gas explorations by a British firm, a local think-tank said...

Zambian government outlaws use of manual purchase orders by suppliers

The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it will not make any payments to suppliers of goods and services still using manually generated purchase...

Zambian government denies canceling independence celebrations due to cholera outbreak

Health authorities in Zambia on Monday denied reports that independence celebrations have been canceled due to an outbreak of cholera in Lusaka, the country's...

Zambian government says implementation of 2017 budget faced hurdles

The Zambian government said on Friday that the implementation of its 2017 national budget faced hurdles, which may result in not meeting the set...

Zambian government to encourage mining companies to deal with local suppliers

The Zambian government plans to come up with a local content strategy aimed at encouraging mining firms to buy equipment and other supplies from...

Zambian government drops one charge against opposition leader

The Zambian government on Wednesday decided to discontinue one of the charges slapped on the country's leading opposition leader. Hakainde Hichilema was...

Zambian government says to stick to homegrown economic recovery program

The Zambian government said on Friday that it will not be pressured to accept any financial aid package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Zambian government gives mining firm ultimatum to produce plan on debt clearance

The Zambian government on Wednesday gave Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a unit of London-listed Vedanta Resources, a one-week ultimatum in which to submit a...

Zambian government says power cuts to end next year

Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina said on Wednesday that the government will put power cuts to an end next year. "Currently, we are...

Zambian government, mining firms to settle electricity tariffs case out of court

On April 2, 2014, the country's energy regulator announced a 28.8 percent increase in electricity tariffs for mining firms, a move which the firms...
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Zambian government consoles hail storm victims

A hailstorm hit Lusaka Friday, leaving five people dead and a trail of destruction. Four people died when a partially construction wall fence fell...

Zambian government offloads mining shares to public

The Zambian government holds shares in various mines through the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) and the offloading of the shares is meant...
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Zambian government questions opposition party over decision to start farmer support project

Minister of Agriculture Given Lubinda said the government is surprised that the opposition party decided to embark on such a program without informing the...

Zambian government to seek parliamentary approval for sovereign bond

The Zambian government said it will seek parliamentary approval to issue a third sovereign bod to finance its budget deficit and complete ongoing projects,...

Zambian government approves revised child development blueprint

The Zambian Cabinet has approved a revised draft national child policy and its implementation framework, a senior government official said on Tuesday. ...

Zambian government to help victims of landmines

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed that ministries responsible for security in the country to identify victims and survivors of landmines and other remnants...