UPND Demands Zambia’s Exact Debt Figures

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has demanded that Government tells the nation Zambia’s exact debt stock. UPND Parliamentary Chief Whip Garry Nkombo has told a media briefing in Lusaka that in view of conflicting statements on the … Continued

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The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has demanded that Government tells the nation Zambia’s exact debt stock. UPND Parliamentary Chief Whip Garry Nkombo has told a media briefing in Lusaka that in view of conflicting statements on the country’s debt stock, it’s imperative that Finance Minister Felix Mutati tells the nation the exact position. Meanwhile, Mr. Nkombo, who is Mazabuka UPND Member of Parliament, has also demanded that the government increases the maize floor price for this marketing season to K95 per 50kg bag of maize. He says farmers toiled so hard for them to get nothing from their hard work. Mr Nkombo recommends that in order to reduce the high mealie meal prices in the country, the government should consider reducing electricity tariffs for milling companies as a way of reducing the high cost of production. And Mr Nkombo has demanded that the government allows all University of Zambia students who did not finish paying for their tuition fees to write their exams. He says the excuse that UNZA Management is looking for money to pay lecturers is lame as the institution is getting 5% from rentals from the 50-year lease for East Park Mall. Source: Qfm The post UPND Demands Zambia’s Exact Debt Figures appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Itezhi-Itezhi Toddler Dies In Inferno

A three year-old female toddler has been burnt to death after a grass thatched house in which she was sleeping was set on fire by unknown people in Itezhi Tezhi district. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the incident occurred on … Continued

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A three year-old female toddler has been burnt to death after a grass thatched house in which she was sleeping was set on fire by unknown people in Itezhi Tezhi district. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the incident occurred on Sunday around 05:00 hours in an area known as Kakololo. She says the body of the deceased is in Namwala hospital mortuary and investigations have since been instituted. Meanwhile Police in Lusaka have arrested one suspected criminal and are looking for four others for attacking a security guard only identified as Innocent aged between 30 and 36 years who was guarding at Spot Bar in Hellen Kaunda. Katongo says the five criminals were spotted by Police Officers from Kalingalinga Police Post who were patrolling on Sunday. She explains that after seeing the officers, the criminals ran away and officers who gave chase managed to apprehend one suspect. She says Police officers further discovered that two Shops in the same area were broken into, but could not ascertain the value of properly stolen as the owners of the shops had not yet been traced. Katongo says the guard who sustained a swollen face and a cut on the left ear is admitted to UTH. She has identified the apprehended suspect as Lifweka Meke aged 27 of Hellen Kaunda who is detained in police custody. The post Itezhi-Itezhi Toddler Dies In Inferno appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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ZRA Tax Amnesty Extended To August 31

Finance Minister Felix Mutati has announced the extension of the Zambia Revenue Authority amnesty on tax interest and penalties to 31st August, 2017. Mutati made the announcement when he addressed tax payers at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Headquarters in … Continued

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Finance Minister Felix Mutati has announced the extension of the Zambia Revenue Authority amnesty on tax interest and penalties to 31st August, 2017. Mutati made the announcement when he addressed tax payers at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Headquarters in Lusaka that President Edgar Lungu has listened to their plea for an extension. He says despite the impressive performance both in terms of the number of applications received, and the revenue realized, he has seen the need to extend the amnesty period. Mutati says this decision is in the interest of ensuring that the main objective for initiating the amnesty which is enabling the taxpaying public to clean up their records is fully realized. He states that notwithstanding this extension, the deadline for time-to-pay agreements remains 31st December, 2017 and all other rules will remain as announced by the ZRA Commissioner General during the launch of the amnesty campaign on 24th April, 2017. Mutati has since encouraged members of the public to take full advantage of the extension and not wait for the last minute to put their tax affairs in order. And ZRA Commissioner General Kinsley Chanda says once the 31st August deadline has expired the authority will move in full swing to pounce on those with arrears. He says the authority has since procured 40 enforcement vehicles for use in the exercise. The post ZRA Tax Amnesty Extended To August 31 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Early Elections ‘Better for SA’ If Zuma Loses No-Confidence Vote

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance in Parliament says it would be better for the country to hold early elections if President Jacob Zuma is voted out of power during a motion of no confidence in his presidency.

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance in Parliament says it would be better for the country to hold early elections if President Jacob Zuma is voted out of power during a motion of no confidence in his presidency.

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We’re Expecting More From Shaun Abrahams – ANC in Scopa

[News24Wire] Parliament’s watchdog committee Scopa will be expecting more from the National Prosecuting Authority and its head Advocate Shaun Abrahams this third time, the African National Congress in Scopa has said.

[News24Wire] Parliament's watchdog committee Scopa will be expecting more from the National Prosecuting Authority and its head Advocate Shaun Abrahams this third time, the African National Congress in Scopa has said.

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Govt’s Economic Policies Are Yielding Results – Finance Minister

[Ghana Govt.] Government’s economic policies and programmes are yielding the expected results, with macro-indicators showing a 6.6 per cent growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for first quarter of 2017 as against a 4.4 per cent for the same period i…

[Ghana Govt.] Government's economic policies and programmes are yielding the expected results, with macro-indicators showing a 6.6 per cent growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for first quarter of 2017 as against a 4.4 per cent for the same period in 2016.

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Makhosi Khoza ‘Unfazed and Unshaken’ As She Fights ANC Disciplinary Charges

[News24Wire] African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza says she is “unfazed and unshaken”, as she prepares to fight disciplinary charges against her for alleged misconduct.

[News24Wire] African National Congress MP Makhosi Khoza says she is "unfazed and unshaken", as she prepares to fight disciplinary charges against her for alleged misconduct.

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