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Energy Regulation Board Announces Fuel Price Adjustments for October



Fuel Price

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of Zambia has announced adjustments in the pump prices of petrol and diesel for the month of October, citing the impact of fluctuating international oil prices and the depreciation of the Kwacha against the US dollar.

According to Reynolds Bowa, the Chairperson of the ERB Board, petrol will now be priced at K 29.98 ngwee per litre, up from the previous K 29.42 ngwee per litre. Diesel prices have also seen an increase, with the new rate set at K 29.96 ngwee per litre, compared to the previous K 26.88 ngwee per litre.

However, Mr. Bowa clarified that the price of Kerosene will remain unchanged, holding steady at K 20.44 per litre. Additionally, Jet A One, the aviation fuel used at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, will now be priced at K 29.29 ngwee per litre, up from K 26.46 ngwee per litre.

Addressing journalists during the monthly petrol pump price review updates at the ERB offices, Mr. Bowa explained that these adjustments were primarily driven by two key factors.

Firstly, fluctuations in international oil prices have led to upward pressure on domestic fuel prices. The global oil market has experienced volatility, impacting the cost of fuel worldwide. Secondly, the depreciation of the Kwacha against the US dollar has contributed to the increase in domestic fuel prices. The exchange rate plays a significant role in determining the cost of fuel imports.

Source: lusakatimes

In other news – Landmark Infrastructure Project Strengthens Zambia-DRC Relations

President Hakainde Hichilema joined President Antoine Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to inaugurate the Kasomeno-Kasenga-Chalwe-Kabila-Mwenda Road. This monumental project, part of the One Stop Border Post initiative, also includes the construction of the Luapula River Bridge, cementing the strong bilateral relations between Zambia and the DRC.


The Kasomeno-Mwenda Road Project signifies Zambia’s dedication to enhancing connectivity and economic integration in the region, while fostering economic growth through innovative Public Private Partnerships (PPP). President Hichilema stressed that this approach not only alleviates fiscal pressure but also encourages private sector involvement in Zambia’s economic development. Read more

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President Hichilema to Visit Seseli Mine




Seseli Mine in Chingola

President Hakainde Hichilema is scheduled to visit Seseli Mine in Chingola on the Copperbelt, where a number of illegal miners find themselves trapped in a flooded open-pit mine. The announcement was made by Copper Minister Elisha Matambo during a press briefing in Chingola, reflecting the government’s commitment to addressing the critical situation.

Minister Matambo expressed confidence in the measures and interventions implemented by the government, ensuring that the ongoing rescue mission will reach the trapped miners. The President’s visit underscores the gravity of the situation and the government’s hands-on approach in coordinating the rescue efforts.

Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe provided further assurance, stating that safety precautions are rigorously being followed to maximize the chances of a successful rescue operation. He emphasized that the government has engaged with families affected by the incident, with twenty-seven families having come forward to claim missing relatives.

Source: aljazeera

In other news – It all ended in tears for Faith Nketsi

News that well-known Mzansi reality TV star and influencer, Faith Nketsi whose full name is Mapholoso Faith Nketsi was finally divorcing her short-term husband Nzuzo Njilo was met with relief from fans of the reality star and businesswoman.

Faith Nketsi

The reason behind the celebration of the divorce was because Faith’s brand took some knocks when her husband’s corrupt business ways were aired on the covers of Mzansi’s biggest. Read more

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PF MPs Urged to Embrace New Leadership Dynamics in National Assembly




Robert Chabinga

The leader of the opposition in Parliament, Robert Chabinga, has commended President Hakainde Hichilema for demonstrating a spirit of unity and magnanimity towards his predecessor, former President Edgar Lungu. In the midst of heightened provocations, Mr. Chabinga emphasized that President Hichilema and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are not responsible for the challenges within the former ruling Patriotic Front (PF).

Speaking from his position as the Member of Parliament for Mafinga, Mr. Chabinga advised PF Members of Parliament to acknowledge the changed leadership in the National Assembly. He urged them to embrace discipline and decorum in the legislative body, emphasizing the importance of non-political conduct and effective representation aligned with the wishes of the electorate.

“President Hichilema has demonstrated love towards his predecessor, former President Lungu, even in the face of heightened provocation. The challenges within the PF should not be laid at the doorstep of President Hichilema and the UPND. It is essential for PF MPs to accept the new reality and move forward,” stated Mr. Chabinga in a statement issued to ZNBC News in Lusaka.

He underscored the importance of maintaining discipline in the National Assembly, urging MPs to prioritize the interests of the people who elected them. Mr. Chabinga emphasized the need for constructive checks and balances from opposition MPs, fostering an environment of cooperation and effective governance.

“Opposition MPs have a crucial role in providing constructive checks and balances in the House. It is imperative for all MPs to refrain from antagonizing one another and focus on contributing positively to the legislative process,” added Mr. Chabinga.

Source: Lusakatimes

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