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HH hailed for measures to reduce cumbersome investment licencing procedure

HH hailed for measures to reduce cumbersome investment licencing procedure* The private sector has expressed gratitude at President Hakainde Hichilema’s pronounced measures and commitment to reducing the lengthy and cumbersome regulatory approval process for investment licenses, reports *Francis Lungu* . President Hichilema made an undertaking that his new dawn government will ensure that protracted procedures in obtaining various investment permits in the country are considerably reduced. Speaking at State House on May 17, 2023 during a press briefing, the head of State said there is need to reduce the time for investment approval in order to enhance attraction for Foreign...

HH challenges opposition for alternative policies if they have any!

  REPUBLICAN President Hakainde Hichilema has dared the opposition, especially the previous regime of the Patriotic Front (PF) to offer alternatives if they have any to the new dawn government that has embarked on a robust and ambitious economic recovery trajectory, reports *Francis Lungu* . President Hichilema outlined an array of assortment of social, economical and transformation programmes his new dawn government has initiated since assuming office in August 2021. The Head of State said the United Party for National Development (UPND) government has embarked on a journey to transform people’s lives from both social and economic front. Speaking during...

World Tourism Organisation’s Zurab Pololikashvili marketing Zambia’s hospitality Investment

World Tourism Organisation’s Zurab Pololikashvili marketing Zambia’s hospitality Investment By DERRICK SINJELA WORLD Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili is assuring Minister of Tourism Rodney Malindi Sikumba of a pledge to facilitate platforms enabling Zambia to market her key investment areas to drive its hospitality agenda for economic diversification and growth, leading to sustainable jobs and wealth creation. The pronouncement was made when Mr. Sikumba, held high level bilateral talks with the UNWTO SG Pololikashvili on the side-lines of the 118th Executive Council currently underway in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Mr. Pololikashvili reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to support Zambia...

US $25 million Ndola Cancer Treatment Center construction cheers Sylvia Tembo-Masebo

US $25 million Ndola Cancer Treatment Center construction cheers Sylvia Tembo-Masebo …as AVIC International pledges to deliver project within 12 months By DERRICK SINJELA Health Minister Ms. Sylvia Tembo-Masebo is worried that Zambia confirms on an annual basis 13,800 new cancer cases. Speaking in Lusaka on Wednesday, 17th May, 2023 before witnessing the signing of the contract to construct Ndola Cancer Treatment Center (NCTC) in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, granted to AVIC International, Ms. Tembo-Masebo explained that of 13,800 new cancer cases, 3,000 new cases are seen at the Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) which is the only fourth level, national referral...

ZAMBIA’S ZOWA NGWIRA TO STAR IN NETFLIX ANIMATED SERIES

  Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya   By Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya Zambia’s burgeoning entertainment industry has hit a major milestone with Zambian actress Zowa Ngwira securing a prominent role in the highly anticipated Netflix teens animated series – Supa Team 4. Created by Zambian writer Mulenga Mulendema, the show is a collaboration between South African production company Triggerfish Animation Studios and British company CAKE. The groundbreaking series is set to make history as the first-ever Netflix animated production to be developed in Africa. Supa Team 4 takes viewers on a thrilling adventure in the neo-futuristic city of Lusaka, Zambia, where four talented...

Govt on track to increase access to electricity-energy expert Johnstone Chikwanda

*Govt on track to increase access to electricity-energy expert* The energy sector is in safe pair of hands going by increased Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by the new dawn government which has a component of rolling out electricity connectivity to rural areas, reports *Francis Lungu.* An internationally renowned energy expert, Johnstone Chikwanda has observed that the upsurge in the annual CDF allocation from the distant K1.6million by the previous government to now unprecedented K28.3million per constituency, will add impetus in increasing access to electricity Dr. Chikwanda shares that the United Party for National Development (UPND) has come through to increase...

Xi Story: Thick love encased in thin envelopes from overseas Chinese

Xi Story: Thick love encased in thin envelopes from overseas Chinese Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-05-09 22:40:15 BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) — “A letter from family worth ten thousand in silver.” This line from ancient poet Du Fu (712-770) reflects the deep emotions that the Chinese people have for their family and homeland. More than a century ago, when emails and WeChat did not exist, overseas Chinese had to find ways to send messages back home. “Qiaopi”, a unique form of mail that serves as both a letter and a remittance, emerged and exhibited overseas Chinese’s love for their family...

Xi Focus-Closeup: Preserving “world-class treasure” of Xi’an ancient city wall Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-05-11 16:28:16 This aerial photo taken on Feb. 26, 2023 shows people watching a lantern show at the south part of the ancient city wall in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Shao Rui) XI’AN, May 11 (Xinhua) — At the heart of northwest China’s Xi’an, a city with over 3,100 years of history, stands the country’s largest and best-preserved ancient city wall, which is deemed a “world-class treasure” by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Stretching over 4 km from east to west and some 2.7 km from...

Xi inspects Xiong’an New Area, urges new progress for “city of future”

Xi inspects Xiong’an New Area, urges new progress for “city of future” Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-05-11 01:30:15 Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, greets the residents while visiting a residential community in Rongdong District of the Xiong’an New Area, north China’s Hebei Province, May 10, 2023. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu) *Xi remarked that the transformation of the Xiong’an New Area from ground zero to an emerging sophisticated modern city within a mere six years is miraculous. *Xi said Xiong’an has entered a phase of advancing...

Xi extends condolences over disastrous heavy rains in Rwanda

Xi extends condolences over disastrous heavy rains in Rwanda

Xi extends condolences over disastrous heavy rains in Rwanda Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-05-09 10:00:00 BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday conveyed condolences to Rwandan President Paul Kagame over the disastrous heavy rains in the country. In recent days, strong rainstorms have hit many places in Rwanda, causing heavy casualties and property losses, Xi noted in a message. On behalf of the Chinese government and people, he mourned the dead and extended sincere sympathies to the bereaved families, the injured and the affected people. Xi voiced confidence that Rwanda will surely overcome the difficulties and...

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