Top news items in major Zambian media outlets

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LUSAKA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are news items in Zambia major media outlets on Friday.

-- Zambia will undertake an exercise to revise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which stands at 28 billion U.S. dollars.

Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe said it is necessary to rebase the GDP for it to be in conformity with the current economic trend. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- The head of Zambia's power utility has called on power utilities across Africa to work towards trading across regions in order to mitigate power shortages on the continent.

Zesco Limited managing director Victor Mundende, who is also the president of the Association of Power Utilities in Africa, said power utilities should start laying a foundation for a time when electricity companies from across the continent would be able to trade with others across various regions. (Times of Zambia)

-- The Zambian government says the country's record in fighting corruption is unparalleled as evidenced in corruption stories appearing in the media almost every day.

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya said Zambians should be happy with the environment prevailing where corruption cases could be reported freely and that the country has laws to protect whistle-blowers. (The Mast)

-- The Zambian government has increased the monthly salary of the country's national soccer team coach in order to attract the best coaches for the job.

Minister of Sports, Youth and Child Development Moses Mawere said the salary has been increased from 10,000 U.S dollars to 25,000 dollars in order to attract quality and innovative coaches. (Daily Nation) Enditem

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