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Muthiya, Moore in bright Mopani Zambia Open start

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA At Nkana Golf Club – “I THINK I did a lot of things well. I executed my game plan well and made some good putts. I think I have one blemish where I had a double bogey but I’m happy with how I turned it round,” were the words of Zambia’s top […]

FIFA injects $10m in Zambian football

By GODFREY DUBE – THE world football governing body, FIFA has invested US$10 million in the construction of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) technical centre and a new Football House headquarters to be located in Chongwe.The $10m memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the State House yesterday.The new technical Centre will have modern […]

‘Irrigation loans should come as equipment instead of cash’

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE National Association of Smallholder Farmers (NASF) has proposed the use of equipment and not cash in the issuance of irrigation loans.NASF chairperson Frank Kayula says irrigation loans should be in form of equipments and service.Dr Kayula said in an interview that suppliers of equipment should register with the Government to […]

Grain traders look to Tanzania for maize

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Grain Traders Association of Zambia (GTAZ) intends to import 500 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to supplement Government efforts and cushion the impact of the maize deficit in the country.GTAZ spokesperson Yotam Mkandawire said the association was ready to help the Government import maize into the country to mitigate the […]

$20m for Chilanga Cement kiln upgrade

By CHATULA KANGALI – CHILANGA Cement PLC has commissioned a US$20 million kiln upgrade project dubbed “Phoenix Project” to double Cement production at its Ndola plant.The upgrade project will increase production from 500,000 to one million tonnes per annum.Copperbelt Province Minister Elisha Matambo said investment in the Chilanga Cement expansion project was a testament to […]

Govt acts to stop East cholera outbreak

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has launched a multi-sectoral response strategy to control the cholera outbreak in Eastern Province.Health Minister Sylvia Masebo said the response was focused mainly on case management, providing and promoting the use of clean and safe water and ensuring good sanitation.“The teams are also promoting good hygiene practices at both […]

Pule’s shocking demand!

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – CHRISTIAN Democratic Party (CDP) president Dan Pule has demanded that Lusaka Principal Magistrate Silvia Munyinya recuses herself from handling a matter he is charged with seditious practice because she is from Southern Province.Pule , who is facing two counts of seditious practices, doubted whether he would be afforded a fair trial […]

Coordinate to fight transnational crimes, SADC police chiefs told

By CHUSA SICHONE – HOME Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu has called for coordination among Southern African Development Community (SADC) region Member States to fight Transnational Organised Crime (TOC).Mr Mwiimbu said crimes like terrorism, human trafficking, drug smuggling and those that were cyber-related knew no borders and posed significant threats that could only […]

‘Petauke MP fantasized on Hamasaka’

By JOSEPH BANDAA LAW firm representing State House Chief Communication Specialist Clayson Hamasaka has said that Petauke Member of Parliament (MP) Emmanuel Banda may not have been in a proper state of mind when he instructed his lawyers to write a letter to Mr Hamasaka concerning his alleged abduction.Mweemba and Company, in a letter to […]

Zambia signs K350m mega water deal

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIA has signed a K350 million financing agreement with Germany and the European Union (EU) to improve the water and energy sectors in urban, peri-urban and rural areas across six provinces in the country.The project dubbed Nexus Energy and Water Programme for Zambia (NEWZA), targeted to benefit over 500, 000 people […]

‘RDA overcommitted Govt to road projects’

By JAMES KUNDA – A SPECIAL Audit report on the Road Development Agency has revealed poor road contract management and glaring financial and other irregularities .The Special report indicates that RDA accrued K1.3 billion in interest charges due to failure to settle contractors’ and consultants’ bills and that as at December 31, 2022, the agency […]

Airtel customer base hits 152.7 million

By CHATULA KANGALI – AIRTEL Africa customer base has grown to 152.7 million across 14 markets, attaining International Standard Organisation (ISO) 27001 and ISO 22301 certifications.The ISO demonstrates Airtel Africa’s compliance with international standards and commitment to data privacy and security expanding the 4G network and reaching 70.7 percent of the population.The company says the […]

Access Bank launches Women Startup Initiative

By KETRA KALUNGA – ACCESS Bank and Cake Market College have launched the Women Start Up initiative to provide 1,200 women with access to financial services and resources, thereby enabling them to participate fully in the economy.Small and Medium Enterprises Development Minister Elias Mubanga said Government recognizes the important role that female entrepreneurs play in […]

Be tax compliant, mining firms told

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) has urged mining companies to be tax compliant by declaring profits and paying the right amount of taxes to the Government.ZCSD has also commended Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) for paying K341 million in taxes since its takeover by Internal Resources Holdings (IRH) in March […]

‘Be innovative in SDGs quest’

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) has called on stakeholders to play an innovative role in bridging the 46.4-per cent gap in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).ZANACO acting Chief Executive Officer Kalengo Simukoko said Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) had so far only achieved 53.6-per cent of its SDG targets […]

FAZ AGM on cards

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDATHE aborted Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will finally go ahead before the end of this month, Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu has revealed.Speaking in an interview in Ndola, the minister said the AGM would go ahead even before the warring football parties fully resolved their issues.This revelation is coming […]

Mopani Zambia Open tees off

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – LUSAKA golfer Madalitso Muthiya will lead Zambia’s charge at the Sunshine Tour-sanctioned 2024 Mopani Zambia Open Golf tournament which tees off this morning at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe after a four-year hiatus.The South Africa-based Muthiya has been Zambia’s golf benchmark for two decades and has often been looked at as […]

Grant left perplexed

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – CHIPOLOPOLO coach Avram Grant says it is difficult to understand why Zambia is in the current position after four games of the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Grant, however, is optimistic that being a promising and young side the team will do well in future assignments.Speaking in a post-match interview following […]

‘We care about Zambia’

By Godfrey Dube –FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the world football governing body is in the country because it cares about Zambian football.And Infantino saidhaving the two most expensive female players in the world, Rachael Kundananji and Barbra Banda should inspire many other young girls to take up football.The FIFA chief arrived in the country […]