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Are opposition parties providing constructive criticism?

By POTIPHER TEMBO – DESPITE a number of campaign promises the United Party for National Development (UPND) has fulfilled since coming into power in 2021, some opposition political party leaders are concentrating more on accusing the government of having failed and that it should be voted out of power sooner than the five years mandate.According […]

Summit for Democracy important platform, says Kasanda

By JUSTIN SITENGU – “WERE it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”These words uttered by the second United States (US) vice-president and the country’s third president Thomas Jefferson have formed the basis on […]

Africa Disability Protocol leaves no one behind

FOR Patience Kanguma, having a society where people with disabilities are included in all sectors, and live together in acceptance without fear of discrimination, is a dream that is attainable.Ms Kanguma’s focus on disability rights comes from her close relatives and friends who live with a disability.She has witnessed their challenges, especially the discrimination they […]

Toaster seeks redemption

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – GOALKEEPER Toaster Nsabata says he is disappointed with his mistake which led to Lesotho scoring in Zambia’s 3-1 win in the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Ndola.

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‘We can do it’

By Shamaoma Musonda – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says his squad is good enough to make it back to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and have a realistic shot at qualifying for the World Cup. Read more

Netball thrills back

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – GREEN Buffaloes will aim to start the 2023 season on a high by winning the Netball Zambia 2023 Open tournament at the Lusaka International Community School in Roma.Having dominated and swept all silverware available last season, Buffaloes will want to continue from where they left off in this two-day event to […]

National Pension Scheme Amendment Bill passes 3rd reading

By JAMES KUNDA – THE National Pension Scheme Amendment Bill is now waiting to be assented to by President Hakainde Hichilema after it unanimously passed the third reading stage in Parliament.

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Lightning kills visually impaired pupil

By TINKERBEL MWILA, JANE MWANSA and ESTHER NG’ANDU – A TWENTY-YEAR-OLD visually impaired grade nine pupil has died after he was struck by lightning in Ndola. Copperbelt police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba confirmed the incident in which Allan Kapeya of Lions School for the Visually Impaired in Hillcrest area was hit by the bolt while […]

762 megawatts online

By CHUSA SICHONE in Chikankata District – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has officially commissioned the 750 megawatts and 12 megawatts Kafue Gorge Lower hydro-power station in Chikankata District, with a pledge to continue surplus export to generate foreign earnings for investment. Read more

New dawn has reset tone for better ties with china

By CHUSA SICHONE in Chikankata – THE New Dawn Government has reset the tone for better and improved ties with China unlike during the reign of the Patriotic Front (PF) which destroyed the relationship between the two countries, President Hakaind...

Former Police deputy IG Kapeso arrested

By JOSEPH BANDA – FORMER deputy Inspector General of Police Bonny Kapeso has been arrested by police on assault charges which occurred in Kasama in 2016.Police deputy public relations officer Danny Mwale said this followed a complaint to the police of bodily harm caused by Mr Kapeso, which was received on Wednesday, this week. Read […]

ACC summons Munir Zulu

By JAMES KUNDATHE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Lumezi Independent Member of Parliament Munir Zulu for questioning. Both Mr Zulu and the ACC confirmed the development in separate interviews yesterday. Read more

Abide by profession’s dress code guidelines, nurses cautioned

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has cautioned nurses and midwives to abide by the guidelines of the profession’s dress code and desist from wearing uniforms that are tight and too revealing.ZUNO general secretary Fray Michelo said he was concerned with the skimpy dressing by some health workers as observed […]

Ex-DBZ MD jailed for abuse of authority involving K780,000

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ) managing director Samuel Bwalya (left) has been jailed for 15 months with hard labour for abuse of authority involving more than involving K780, 000.

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Levy Mwanawasa Stadium land encroachments irk Nkandu

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – SPORTS Minister Elvis Nkandu has expressed anger at the levels of land encroachment to Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.After touring the Stadium facility and bare land yesterday, the minister was left shocked to discover that even Dola Hill Mall was built on Stadium land with proceeds not benefiting the Stadium. Read […]

Banda grants Avram win

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA At Levy Mwanawasa Stadium – Zambia 3-1 LesothoZAMBIA coach Avram Grant praised the impact Lameck Banda had on the game after the Lecce forward climbed off the bench to deliver a much-needed win over Lesotho as the Chipolopolo took control of Group H of the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations […]

Airtel to host the Voice Africa

By CHATULA KANGALI – AIRTEL AFRICA is expected to host the highly anticipated show, The Voice Africawhich will debut on 26 the March this year.Airtel Africa, as the title sponsors, has partnered with FAME Studios Africa to broadcast the show on free to air TV stations across its markets and Airtel TV. Group Chief Commercial […]

Stanbic for tourism sector growth

By KELVIN MUDENDA – STANBIC Bank Zambia says it will partner with the Government in growing the tourism sector and has commended the ‘New Dawn’ administration for the economic environment which has enabled the bank to provide effective digital banking services. Read more

‘Cassava shortage forces drop in starch production’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – PREMIERCON Starch Company Limited has said production of starch has dropped by 60 per cent to 100 tonnes per day due to the shortage of the main raw material, cassava.

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Zambian appointed World Bank veep

By JAMES MUYANWA – A ZAMBIAN financial expert and former Bank of Zambia (BoZ) employee has been appointed World Bank Group vice-president for budget, performance review and strategic planning, effective July 1, this year.Samuel Maimbo has been appointment vice-president and will be responsible for the alignment of the World Bank budget with its strategic priorities, […]