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Zambia’s external debt rises to $7.2 billion
CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka MINISTER of Finance Felix Mutati says Zambia’s external debt has increased from US$6.9 billion to US$7.2 billion due to the increase in government expenditure on various pro-poor programmes. Mr Mutati says the country’s domestic debt stock has also increa...
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‘Train local miners with skills’
TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka VARIOUS stakeholders in the extractive industry have called on Government and mining companies to establish training facilities, which will help in equipping local miners with skills. This was during a mining indaba held in North-Western Province where civil...
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ZRA goes K480 million above target
ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has exceeded the 2017 operational target for the first five months by K480 million, representing 3.3 percent above target. This is as a result of measures and initiatives being implemented such as collecting value added ta...
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Insurance companies urged to merge, list on LuSE
ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka THE Pensions Insurance Authority (PIA) has advised insurance companies that have not yet met the minimum capital requirement to consider merging or listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) to avoid closure before the October deadline. In 2015, Gover...
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ZRA receives 180,000 amnesty applications
NANCY MWAPE, Lusaka THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has to date received over 180,000 applications from the private sector that are keen to take advantage of the amnesty. During the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) new members and fellows reception on Tues...
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‘Reduce funding on FISP, FRA’
TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka INDABA Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) has advised Government to reduce on funding the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) and Food Reserve Agency (FRA) because the programmes have not made sufficient contribution to agricultural diversifica...
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‘Implement product conformity assessment’
CYNTHIA MWALE, Washington, USA AS ZAMBIA drives its industrialisation thrust, consumers expect the urgent implementation of the Product Conformity Assessment (PCA) programme to avoid the country being a dumping ground for sub-standard products. The PCA provides reassurance to con...
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