Europe is now haunted by the specter of debt. All European leaders quail before it. To exorcise the demon, they are putting their economies through the wringer.It doesn’t seem to be helping. Their economies are still tumbling, and the debt continues to grow. The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has just downgraded the sovereign-debt ratings of nine eurozone countries, including France. The United Kingdom is likely to follow.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
ZAMBIA INSTITUTE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA
PRESENTS A PUBLIC DISCUSSION FORUM
TOPIC “Should the Zambian Government Invest in Railways”
DATE: Thursday, 26th January 2012
VENUE: Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Club Lounge
TIME: 18:00 – 20:00 Hours
Presenter: Mr. Alan Whiteworth- Technical Advisor, Zambia Institute for
Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
Discussants: Mr. Nelson Nyangu – Director Planning, Ministry of Transport
Mr. Trevor Simumba – International Business Consultant
Moderator : Mr. Emmaunel Hachipuka –Former Chairperson of the Public
Accounts Committee (PAC) of the
National Assembly of Zambia.
ENTRY IS FREE, FREE, FREE!
THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND MEDIA ARE ALL INVITED.
For Details: Contact ZIPAR, Tel: 252566, OR 0977967996
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
"No one has ever assisted me neither my relatives nor the church where I congregate, my life has always been one of pain and strife"
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Monday, 23 January 2012
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Friday, 20 January 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
"We need to enhance the role of the Auditor General to make them have responsibility for initiating prosecutions to those who are erring...At the moment, you can be chairman of the Accounts Committee (PAC) and you expose so many things but you still rely on the executive to prosecute, if they want to….”
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
"These mining companies are currently mining without leaving anything for the Government and the council. This is so because the mines are not appearing anywhere in our valuation roll and deeds records, although some of the mining firm’s activities are legal.."