Top news items in major Zambian media outlets

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LUSAKA, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Friday.

-- Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called on the new head of the public service to root out indiscipline and inefficiency especially among senior officers as a matter of urgency.

Lungu said when he swore-in new Secretary to the Cabinet Simon Miti that it was unfortunate that the public service is known for inefficiency and directed him to start firing inept public workers.(Zambia Daily mail)

-- United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote says the lack of readily available geological data in Zambia was an impediment to investors from his country.

The U.S. envoy said when he paid a courtesy call on Mines and Minerals Development Minister Richard Musukwa that there was interest from American investors to invest in Zambia's mining sector, but were restrained due to lack of geological data.(Times of Zambia)

-- The Zambian government says a national land policy will be finalized before the end of this year.

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata said a lot of work has been covered regarding the national land policy and expressed optimism that it will be concluded before the end of this year.(Daily Nation)

-- Many local people are failing to own mines in Zambia because the industry was highly capital intensive, an industry body has said.

Goodwell Mateyo, president of the Zambia Chamber of Mines, said indigenous citizens need to be empowered so that they can start owning mines as well instead of leaving the sector to foreigners only. (The Mast) Enditem

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