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Posts published in “Day: December 20, 2011

Competition Watchdog Busts Car Repair Cartel

THE Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined 15 garages in Lusaka for engaging in uncompetitive business tendencies.

Govt Geared to Take Sports to Greater Heights

GOVERNMENT has reaffirmed its commitment of taking Zambian sport to greater heights by ordering all sports associations to start Talent Identification Programmes (TIP) in schools.

State Seizes Thandiwe’s Properties

THE State has seized properties worth billions of Kwacha, including a hotel in neighbouring Malawi and some apartments in Tanzania allegedly belonging to former first lady Thandiwe Banda.

ZACCI Urges More Local Suppliers’ Role in Mining

THE Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has urged Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to sustain the current level of local suppliers' participation in the development of the industry.

State Nods Partial Wheat Imports

GOVERNMENT has said the ban on the export and import of wheat will continue although it has allowed the importation of 20,000 tonnes of the commodity to offset the deficit in the country.

Public Media Heads Call for Speedy Share Floatation

HEADS of public media institutions have urged the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to expedite the process of recapitalising and floating of shares of the media institutions to enhance capacity and professionalism.

Pande Urges Unity in MMD

TWO MMD presidential aspirants Kabinga Pande and Nevers Mumba have called for unity after the extra-ordinary convention due to take place in two months.

‘Heed ZTB Advice’

STAKEHOLDERS in the tourism sector should take advice from the Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) to adequately prepare for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly.

‘Make Circumcision Life-Saving Measure’

STAKEHOLDERS to the second National HIV Prevention Convention that took place last month have resolved that male circumcision should be declared as a national life-saving intervention and be implemented at a large scale countrywide.

State Repossess ‘Passive Munuishi Banana Scheme

THE Government will repossess Munushi Banana Scheme in Mwense if the investor does not recapitalise the project, Finance and National Planning Deputy Minister, Alfredah Mwamba has said.

Politicians Must Go Under Scrunity Before Taking a Higher Office

All politicians aspiring for the highest office in the land - the Republican presidency - have to undergo scrutiny to determine their suitability for office, and they should not cry foul when their past deeds and misdeeds are brought into the public do...

‘Cash Was Used to Secure Maxwell Mwale’s Victory’

A WITNESS has testified before the Lusaka High Court that he saw six men giving out money to voters as an inducement for them to re-elect MMD Malambo Member of Parliament, Maxwell Mwale in the September 20 tripartite election.

‘Erratic Power Supply Hurting Hospital Operations’

MANAGEMENT at Mission Hospital in Chipata has complained of intermittent power outages disrupting operations in the theatre and other critical units at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA)-run hospital.

Under-17 Players to Submit Birth Documents

THE 22 Under-17 national soccer team players have been requested to submit their birth documentation to the technical bench to curb age cheating.

One Killed, 32 Others Injured in Road Crash

ONE person died on the spot while 32 others were seriously injured when a truck they were travelling in careered off the road in Luwingu District.

Roan Striker Mwanza in Court for Assault

PREMIER Division Roan United striker, Ben Mwanza, charged with assaulting his wife, was yesterday granted a K300,000 cash bail by a Luanshya Magistrate's Court.

Chipolopolo Marooned in Angola

THE Zambia national soccer team could not fly back home from Angola yesterday after their scheduled commercial flight could not to take off from Luanda due bad weather.

Pay Back, ZCTU Challenges Musokotwane

THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has demanded that former Finance minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane should refund the money he got in double salaries as the act was an offence under the laws of the land.

Four Busted With K8.5m Counterfeit

FOUR people have been arrested in Lusaka for allegedly being found with K8.5 million in counterfeit notes.

Is Mining Sector Paying Enough?

THE need to ascertain whether the mining sector is currently contributing enough to the national treasury through taxes is cardinal.