1 January 2013

Zambia: Good Rebasing Effort BOZ

IT'S official the rebased Kwacha is a legal tender for Zambia together with the old currency, at least up to June 30, 2013 when the new currency will become the sole local medium of exchange.

In welcoming the introduction of the rebased currency into the economy, Briefcase would like to commend the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) for the untiring efforts it has made in ensuring that the changeover is as smooth as possible.

Now all stakeholders, including traders, should adhere to fair play as they make their respective contributions towards the implementation of the rebasing exercise without any consumers especially in remote areas being exploited by crooked individuals or organisations.

Put in your all Zambians

AS we enter the new year today let us use this period to reflect on our individual input into the development of this limited company called Zambia.

As joint shareholders we should all, individually and collectively, ensure that we put in more than we are getting out in terms of work performance in the 2013 to move this country forward.

Briefcase challenges all of us to declare that time for late coming, early knocking off, absenteeism and other such malingering is over and determine to make a difference for Zambia.

Where has Chirwa buzz gone?

THE pomp and splendour which followed the appointment of renowned engineer, Clive Chirwa as Zambia Railways (ZR) chief executive officer has now completely died down, seemingly together with the hopes the move ignited on the revival of the railway sector in the country.

What has happened to those grand plans Mr Chirwa propounded just after his deserving appointment? Is the job insurmountable?

Briefcase hopes Mr Chirwa and his management team at Railway headquarters in Kabwe would within this first quarter guide the nation on the way forward vis-à-vis the future of the once glamorous ZR.

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