Xinhuane, September 2, 2019
LUSAKA, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) — The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Monday.
— The Zambian government should consider selling some assets and use proceeds to pay for the first Eurobond due in 2022, a local think-tank has said.
Chenai Mukumba, coordinator of the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), said the government needs to use its available resources to develop a legitimate refinancing strategy for its debt repayments. (Zambia Daily Mail)
— Zambia’s statistics agency has set Aug. 16, 2020, as the date for it to start a census.
Central Statistical Office (CSO) assistant census manager Palver Sikanyiti said so far 15,000 out of 40,000 tablets required for the exercise have already been acquired. (Times of Zambia)
— Poultry farmers in Zambia have predicted a bleak future for the industry if the current rise in the price of feeds is not controlled.
Poultry Association of Zambia president Dominic Chanda said the shortage of maize in the country has led to the increase in the prices of feed. (Daily Nation)
— Forty more Zambian teachers will be traveling to Seychelles this week to teach in that country, the Teaching Service Commission has revealed.
Zechariah Luhanga, secretary of the Teaching Service Commission, said the 40 teachers will be joining 53 others who left the country last year at the invitation of that country. (The Mast) Enditem
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