Zambia has over 595 000 child workers

    Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Simukoko says child labour in Zambia, like other sub-Saharan African countries is an obstacle to achieving universal primary education and sustainable development goals.   Mrs. Simukoko says Zambia, has over five hundred and ninety five thousand child workers in various economic sectors and of these

Toll cards coming-NRFA

    The National Road Fund Agency -NRFA- says it will soon launch toll cards to enhance payment systems at all toll plazas in the country.   NRFA Public Relations manager Alphonsius Hamachila says the toll cards will help secure collected revenue and reduce intermittent congestion for the benefit of road users.   Speaking shortly after

Labour leaders cautioned

      Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Simukoko has cautioned labour leaders at national level against getting bribes from employers to ease negotiations for improved conditions of service for their members.   Mrs. Simukoko says the Zambian constitution has given union leaders full mandate to negotiate for improved conditions of service for

4,870 beneficiaries to pay back loans

    The Loans and Scholarships Board in the Ministry of Higher Education is next year expected to start recovering loans from 4 Thousand 8 Hundred and 70 beneficiaries employed in government institutions.   Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board Acting Director Ireen Chirwa says beneficiaries first obtained loans in 2004 while studying at

ZRA intercept smuggled goods

    The Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- has intercepted and impounded alcohol and other groceries that were about to be smuggled into the country.   The seized alcohol and groceries, worth 1.2 million kwacha were intercepted at the Livingstone border.   ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda has warned that the Authority is on high alert

Mine accidents concerns Govt

  Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Simukoko says the safety record and fatalities in the mining sector in the recent past has not impressed government.   Mrs. Simukoko has urged unions in the mines and employers to seriously reflect into the safety of workers.   She has also urged unions in the mines to

ZAF to commercialise open day

    Minister of Defense Davies Chama says government places great importance on family values.   Mr Chama has also commended the Zambia Air Force command for the role it continues to play in uniting families, through important days like the ZAF Open Day and aviation expo.   He says the day is important, as it

ECL on the Copperbelt

    President Edgar Lungu has arrived on the Copperbelt for a two-day working visit.   The plane carrying President Lungu touched down Simon Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola at 09:40 Hours local time.   He was received by Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, cabinet ministers, District Commissioners, senior government and party officials.   According to the

ECL wants educated citizenry

    President Edgar Lungu says it will be difficult for Zambia to attain any meaningful development without an educated citizenry.   President Lungu says the fight against poverty will equally be meaningless if investment in the education sector is elusive.   Mr. Lungu said it is for this reason that Government has stepped up its

Let’s transform Zambia-Chitotela

    Government says there is need to direct efforts towards transforming Zambia into a Socio-Economic power house in the region.   Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela says this will entail tapping into development cooperation modalities and building on previous socio-economic achievements.   Mr Chitotela says this will also call for effective utilisation