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Government stops the exportation of silk in raw form-Kalemba

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MINISTER of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga has directed Wonderful Group of Companies not to export silk in its raw form.


As a way of creating resilient industries that will in turn boost economic growth, the minister emphasized on value addition to allow competitiveness of the product on the international market.

Speaking when he toured Mupika Sericulture limited a Silk producing company owned by Wonderful Group of companies in Muchinga province on February 29, following complaints of abuse by the workers, Mulenga directed management to export silk as a finished product to increase on profit margins.

“The same way you are exporting finished tiles, fertilizer, we don’t want you to just export raw material we want you to export finished silk. Set up a plant for producing finished silk material,” he directed.

He indicated that government will promote linkages between domestic and foreign markets to build institutional capacity on a condition that the company creates employment for the locals.

The workers had complained of unattainable work standards with quick deadlines and discrimination.

In addressing the complaints with the general manager a Mr Xu and human resource officer Mulenga Chundu, the minister advised that the success of every organization is dependent on good leadership and a motivated workforce.

“We have received several complaints about the mistreatment of workers especially the female workers. In Zambia we respect women and treat them with respect,” Mulenga said

“Your superiors have asked for help to facilitate for exports to China and we are working on that and if I have to support this company to grow you have to support the workers.”

Mulenga also cautioned Xu against terminating contracts of employment for the workers without adhering to the labor laws.

“For now hold on to the plans of terminating employment until you gives us a schedule of operations and the workforce you need. For now you should hold on to the termination until we sit down as government through the ministry of labor and we should be involved as industry,” Mulenga directed.

Mulenga urged Chundu to be the mediator between the employees and employees in forming a consensus on working conditions unlike siding with management.

“HR Don’t just fire people without consulting relevant authorities. You are not enemies of the workers you are supposed to be the mediator,” he advised.

“Those charge sheets you give workers do you assess whether it’s laziness or the workers are given portions of land to teal which require a machine? Ask yourself if you can also manage to do manual labor on a big portion.”

Mulenga directed that the workers who were laid off be retained until the two ministries and the company agree on the way forward.

He also advised the workers to secure their jobs and protect their interests through hard work.

“You shouldn’t have that attitude that these are Chinese and you are Zambians this company is yours learn the skill one day you will start producing silk on your own,” Mulenga said.

“Don’t be lazy Chinese are workaholics so let them teach you how to work but that requires patience. You should also stop being lazy improve on your work ethic so that the company does not close.

Minister of Science and Technology Felix Mutati who accompanied Mulenga advised Xu to consider digital technology in the production of silk.

He urged management to see to it that workers are supplied with personal protective equipment and make the environment habitable to motivate the workers.

Mutati proposed that the company be renamed Silk Tazara for easy identification.

“Government is going out of its way to export products by Wonderful group of companies all we ask for is give respect to our people and allow them to grow the same way you want to grow. Don’t send raw material ensure you send finished material for value addition,” said Mutati.

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How To Get The ₦50,000 Federal Government Grant

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The ₦50,000 Federal Government grant is genuine. And it is not a loan. It is a gift. The reason why you think it is not real is because you want the Federal Government to give it to you when you don’t have a business. The grant is only meant for people who have a business, even if it is a nano business. It is not money for you to spend. It is money for you to invest in an already existing business.

You must have a growth plan and proof of your identity and address.

Listen, this is a good initiative. It is something worthy of the support of all Nigerians. Not everything must be about politics. This is good for our economy and for you.

Grant Eligibility Criteria
Own a nano business.
Operate a business with progressive economic potential, and desire to grow the business.
Be willing to engage at least one additional staff member if turnover increases
Be willing to provide proof of residential/business address in the Local Government Area
Provide relevant personal and bank account information, including Bank Verification, (BVN) for verification of identity and National Identification Number (NIN)

Here is the website. Stop complaining and start applying for grant.

Www.fedgrantandloan.gov.ng

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I know where Yahaya Bello is – Very Dark Man reacts to the EFCC’s manhunt for Yahaya Bello

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Former Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello is currently at large and has been declared wanted by the EFCC.

This information has reached Very Dark Man’s ears, and he claims to know the current location of the former Governor.

In a new video that Very Dark Man made, he started by saying that EFCC is claiming to not know where Yahaya Bello is, even though he stole billions of Naira. He also said that they can’t find Yahaya Bello, but they easily track and arrest Yahoo boys that steal meager sums like $50.

Very Dark Man expressed his shock with regards to the fact that it is easy for the EFCC to go hunting for Yahoo boys, yet they are finding it difficult to locate Yahaya Bello, who has stolen a whole country’s money.

He went on to say that the money Yahaya Bello stole was enough to fix Kogi State, which is currently one of the poorest states in Nigeria.

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Police Nab Prime Suspect In Alleged Murder Of 400L ABSU Student

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Abia State Police Command officials have detained Emmanuel Victor for his involvement in the suspected killing of a 400-level student from Abia State University, Uturu.

An online viral video shows the muŕ der of Emmanuel Uche in front of Miracle Lodge, Uturu.

In a statement released to Newsmen on Thursday by the PRO, ASP Maureen Chinaka, the Abia state Police command announced the arrest of a suspect based on credible intelligence received that same day.

According to reliable information, on the 18th of April 2024 around 1100hrs, law enforcement officers from Abia State Police Command detained the main suspect in the viral video showing the kil!ling of Emmanuel Uche at Miracle Lodge, Abia State University, Uturu.

The individual known as Emmanuel Victor has admitted to the wrongdoing and is now in legal custody, awaiting to be taken to court.

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