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problem with the president appoinnga few of his polical cronies but a situ
aon where such a high percentage is
profioal i accpabl.
UPND MP David Matongo (Post 13).
A sector worth menoning
Zambia has attracted investments worth 3.4 billion US dol-lars rom January to October 2010 – exceeding the 3 billionUS dollars target or the whole year. As a result, 25,704 jobshave been created, explained Minister o Commerce, radeand Industry, Felix Mutati – o which the manuacturingsector accounted or 13,786 jobs (imes/Daily Mail 12).He attributed the development to the improved investmentclimate and stability in major macroeconomic indicatorsarising rom prudent economic management and businessreorms – ater all Zambia’s economy emerged as one o the best perormers during the globalnancial crisis. And the government intends to “continue to provide a avourable investmentenvironment by continuing to reduce the cost o doing business”, said Mutati (imes 17).In order to sustain growth and development achieved over the past decade, government willsoon launch the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) with a ocus on strengtheningand widening the manuacturing sector. Te aim is to add value to Zambia’s natural resources. Te major challenge in the manuacturing sector is the high cost o doing business, which thegovernment wants to address with “vigorous business and licensing reorms”.Despite the challenges, new manuacturing companies have set up base in Zambia, includingVarun Beverages (Pepsi), Universal Mining and Chemical Industries Limited, MM Mobile,El Sewedy Limited and MM Integrated Steel Mills Limited. And a number o establishedmanuacturing companies such as Zambia Sugar plc and Zamanita Limited have expandedtheir production capacities.Other projects in the pipeline include a 400 million US dollars cement plant to be built by Dangote industries o Zambia.
W wa [prid] Rpia, [vic-
president] George Kunda and [worksand supply minister] Mike Mulongo toknow that they will not get away withwhat they are doing. The PF in govern
ment will reinstate secon 37 of the
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public ocer is allowed to enjoy prop
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PF president Michael Sata on the con-troversial abuse o oce clause – section37 (Post 12).
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At the end of the day, we as govern
ment leaders will come and go, but
Zambia rmai, ad wavr w dow m r a w kp ir- of Zambia.
ourism minister Catherine Namugalaurging Zambians to demand account-ability rom their leaders (Post 18).
Sweden is demanding more accountability o its aid – all due to Zambia. Te acting direc-tor general o Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Charlotte PetriGornitzka, who has just visited Zambia, said that Zambia should not look at Sweden as atroublemaker or questioning the nancial irregularities at the Ministry o Health but ratheras a critical and supportive riend: “It’s our conviction that i we don’t put corruption issueson the table, poor people will sufer in the long run,” she said (Post 15). Her predecessor,Anders Nordström, was red in June with particular reerence to Zambia’s corruption record.Now, Sweden has decided not to pledge 85 million US dollars or 2011 to the Global Fundor AIDS, uberculosis and Malaria ollowing concerns o nancial misappropriation inZambia, Cameroon, Mauritania and Mali. Zambia stood or about 13 o the 25 million USdollars misapplied unds. Nordström, who is now Sweden’s AIDS ambassador, said “[t]here isa certain pattern here and we would like to see how the Global Fund is handling these cases”.Sweden had since demanded to be paid back beore considering the resumption o unding(Te Lancet in the Post 18).
Sweden is sll making noise over Zambia
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highly at work and they are more pro
Zambia National Service commandantMajor General Anthony Yeta on spouseabuse to ZNS ocers (Sunday Post).
t Bak wi o dr i r-
served apology to your client for anyembarrassment or damage that might
av b cad a a rl of
unauthorised release of condenalcustomer banking informaon.
Finance Bank in a letter to PF presidentMichael Sata’s lawyer on a transactionused to accuse Sata o unding Fr Bwa-lya’s Red Card Campaign against theMMD government (Post 18).