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Posts published in December 2012

Cops, RTSA to Intensify Road Patrols

[Times of Zambia]THE Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the Zambia police and the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to intensify motorised and foot patrols and arrest anybody who breaks the law during the festive period.

Govt, Timber Industry Players to Ink Deal

[Times of Zambia]THE Government is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the stakeholders in the local timber industry aimed at addressing issues affecting sustainable forest management.

Gunmen Shoot, Kill Lusaka Woman

[Times of Zambia]A THIRTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD woman in Lusaka has been shot dead when she unknowingly raised alarm at the time bandits were robbing a trader.

Chief Kabamba’s Installation Hits Setback

[Times of Zambia]CONFUSION reigned in Serenje at the weekend when the installation of Chief Kabamba was cancelled as two candidates claimed heir to the throne.

Nevers Lied, Says Namulambe

[Times of Zambia]FORMER Mpongwe Member of Parliament (MP) Gabriel Namulambe says MMD president Nevers Mumba lied when he alleged that the Patriotic Front (PF) had disbursed over K1.4 billion to destabilise the former ruling party.

Commercial Banks Lending Up 18.5 Percent

[Times of Zambia]COMMERCIAL banks lending has increased to K14,063 billion as at October 2012 from K11,868 billion in January this year representing 18.5 per cent growth due to reduced lending rates.

PACRA Extends Amnesty for Annual Returns

[Times of Zambia]THE Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) has extended the amnesty for companies to pay their annual return penalties by a month to January 31, 2013 to allow clients in far flung areas to benefit from the waiver.

Police Probe Koffi Assault Allegations

[Times of Zambia]THE police have instituted investigations into Congolese rumba musician Koffi Olomide's alleged assault of a freelance journalist on Friday.

Metal Exports Increase in November

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA's metal exports have increased to K2,842.4 billion in November 2012 from K2,835.9 billion in October 2012.

Times Staffer Lungu to Be Buried Wednesday

[Times of Zambia]BURIAL of TIMES of ZAMBIA Chipata Bureau Chief Andrew Lungu, who died on Saturday, has been set for Wednesday in Katete District.

All Set for Kwacha Rebasing

[Times of Zambia]ALL is set for the rebasing of the country's currency with the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) expecting to unveil the new notes in Lusaka today.

ZAWA Boss, Four Others Fired

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) director general Edwin Matokwani and four other senior officials have been dropped for alleged corrupt practices in awarding Safari hunting concessions.

Zambia Begins Granting Angolan Refugees Permanent Residency

[UNHCR]Lusaka -Jose Pinto, a refugee for 33 years, can now call Zambia his permanent home after he and his family became the first former Angolan refugees to be granted permanent residency permits by Zambian authorities.

Itezhi-Tezhi Assured of Development

[Times of Zambia]THE people of Itezhi-tezhi District have over the years longed for equal sharing of the national wealth and yearned for development to get closer to them and now that seems not to be far from being achieved.

Hakainde Hichilema Appears for Mention

[Times of Zambia]United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema yesterday appeared for mention before chief resident magistrate Joshua Banda in a matter in which he is facing one count of publication of false news with intent...

What a Year 2012 Has Been!

[Times of Zambia]IT will probably go down in the annals of Zambian sport history as the most successful sporting year.

State Your Political Affilliation, Chipenzi Told

[Times of Zambia]THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) on the Copperbelt has dared Forum for Democratic Process (FODEP) executive director MacDonald Chipenzi to come out in the open and state his political affiliation and agenda.

Cop Sleeping On Duty Charged

[Times of Zambia]POLICEMAN from the Mobile Unit who was found sleeping on the floor, while on duty with a loaded AK47 rifle next to him at the Chinese Bank parking area in Kitwe on Wednesday has been charged with disorderly conduct.