Top news items in major Zambian media outlets

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LUSAKA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Wednesday.

-- The Zambian government has warned loss-making state-owned enterprises that it will not continue to pour resources in bottomless pits that do not provide value to the public.

Minister of Finance Bwalya Ng'andu said the government's investment in state-owned enterprises was not a social activity but intended to get a reasonable return to raise finance to meet other development objectives. (Times of Zambia)

-- Four member countries from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), including Zambia, are expected to enhance small-scale cross-border trade flows through financial support from the European Union.

The funds, amounting to 15 million euros, will help support areas such as infrastructure, trade, private sector growth, agriculture, good governance and the fight against climate change in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- The Zambian government has been urged to expedite the process of banning importation of livestock products to protect the local industry, a farmers' body has said.

The Zambia National Farmers Union said banning imports of livestock products was going to protect the local farmers and the industry and that Zambia was capable of producing enough beef and other livestock products that could even be exported. (Daily Nation)

-- An organization looking into the welfare of children has urged the Zambian government to introduce school and community infants and children feeding programs in hunger stricken areas.

Zambia Civic Education Association executive director Judith Mulenga said the move will avert life-long negative ramifications such as adult chronic ill-health, low academic achievements and social insecurities. (The Mast) Enditem

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