Economy

Central Province Permanent Secretary, Milner Mwanakampwe, has cautioned millers in the province against exporting mealie meal without satisfying the local demand.

By NAMO PHIRI THERE is need to come up with a different and less complicated way of accessing Constituency Development Funds (CDF) by the different constituencies going forward which will not involve long procedures at banks going forward, Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has said Mr Sinkamba said this would shorten the procedure that the […]

By ANDREW MUKOMA LUSAKA has remained the most expensive city to live in after registering a K415.62 increase in the cost of living for a family of 5 for month of December 2022. The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections (JCTR) basic needs and nutrition basket has indicated. According to Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB […]

By NATION REPORTER AMBIANS have the capacity to run and successfully operate Mopani and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) without the intervention of foreign entities, former Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) president Lubinda Haabazoka has said. Dr Haabazoka says what was just needed was the two mines to be recapitalized and let Zambians operate them because […]

Mealie meal prices should be stable because  we have not increased any prices for the past few months, so we would expect the retailers and all the traders to maintain the same, Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) President Andrew Chintala has said. Mr Chintala in an interview refuted claims of rising mealie meal prices and the fact that prices above K200 per 25kg bag of breakfast mealie meal in  some parts of the country.

Citizens’ First Party President Harry Kalaba, says the country is likely to face famine due to delayed distribution of farming inputs. Mr Kalaba said farmers in various parts of the country have not received the farming inputs hence affecting the 2022-20223 farming season.

Businesses need a comprehensive schedule for them to plan effectively for the load shedding or else they will be hurt by the six-hour long load-shedding every day, says Kitwe District Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Emmanuel Mambiko. Mr Mbambiko said Zesco Limited must come up with a comprehensive load shedding schedule to enable players in various sectors of the economy to plan for their operations and ensure that production was not adversely affected

Oil Marketing Companies Association (OMCAZ) has said there is need for Government to quickly resolve issues between tanker drivers and multinational oil marketing companies over the issue of contracts before the country experiences disruption in the fuel supply chain.

Time will come when fuel prices will be lower than where the Patriotic Front (PF) left it because of the interventions the UPND administration has put in place, Thabo Kawana, has predicted.

The delay and zero delivery and distribution of fertilizer across the country is a deliberate ploy to create a crisis that would lead to ‘corrupt’ single sourcing of farm inputs.


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