Opposition Democratic Front leader Miles Sampa says the recent appreciation of the Kwacha has nothing to do with an improvement in the state of the Zambian economy. Read More
The Zambia Prisons Service (ZPS)’s Kalonga milling plant in Kabwe has earned the service K6 million in mealie meal sales since inception in 2014, as the service is heading towards self-sustainability in food production for inmates.
…………“We still have a problem of overcrowding but we are trying to address the matter. Of course, it is not very easy to combat the problem because almost on a daily basis people walk in and out of prisons. While others are being discharged, others commit offences and are jailed,” Read More
INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police Stella Libongani says Government will build 10,000 houses for police officers.
“Through their service, on numerous occasions, which cannot be outlined, lives have been saved and property protected; crime has been detected and offenders brought to book. By this, communities have been made more secure resulting in individual development and the country economically through local and foreign investment,” Read More
…………The Minister said ZESCO Limited has been directed to revise the load-shedding programme from two to four hours on a daily basis adding that the programme will be implemented in an equitable manner to ensure that the burden is spread across all areas apart from essential services and operations.Read More
Zambia’s credit rating was cut by Standard & Poor’s, which warned of a rapidly widening budget gap and said elections may prevent the government from addressing it.
……………Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, has been hit by a slide in prices and has scaled back plans to increase taxes on miners, adding to budget strains. The government has signaled it may sell as much as $2 billion of Eurobonds as it seeks to finance the deficit. Read More
Government has disclosed that ZESCO is still exporting up to 90 megawatts of electricity despite the deficit that the country is currently experiencing.
……….Meanwhile, Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has taken a swipe at Forum for Democracy and Development -FDD President Edith Nawakwi’s remarks on the electricity deficit. Read More
Statement issued by ZESCO:
“This serves to clarify that the increased load shedding exercise is NOT as a result of ZESCO exporting power, contrary to comments from the general public. It should be made clear that the reason why we are unable to generate enough to meet the fast growing demand, is as a result of low water levels in our reservoirs. The situation will ONLY improve when water levels rise, that is to say, in the next rainy season. For now, members of the general public are advised to SERIOUSLY conserve power. ZESCO sincerely regrets the inconvenience the current situation may cause.”
The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has suspended the export of power to neighboring countries due to the current electricity deficit the country is facing.
“…………Lusaka and many other parts of the country have lately been experiencing load shedding of up to eight hours in a day” Read More
“………This therefore means that load shedding will be carried out on a rotational basis throughout the day, every day, in different areas. “ Read More