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Posts published in August 2022

When you turn your partner into a monster (part 2)

IMAGINE yourself as that once upon a time strong independent woman until the grips of love swept you away.As a woman, you are investing in a relationship or marriage like never before, and doing everything you can to put every need above yours.Gender is a system of inequality that is created and recreated in our […]

Kapiri farmers trained in gender awareness

By HAPPY MULOLANI-“FOR women to effectively participate in value chains, an enabling environment needs to be created as that will facilitate equal opportunities in selected value chains.”This in an observation made by Gender Expert Faides Temba Temba who observes that as communities keep evolving, women need to be given equal opportunities as men.This will help […]

CEC records $182m in revenue

By KENNEDY MUPSENI-THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) recorded US$182.3 million worth of revenue during the first half of this year, 12 per cent above the comparative period last year.The performance is attributed primarily to growth in its regional power supply business segment which grew by more than 28 per cent, anchored on increased volume […]

Exports rise by 7.9 p.c.

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA-ZAMBIA’S Non Traditional Exports (NTEs) has increased by 7.9 per cent to K5.1 billion in July this year from K4.8 billion the previous month.In terms of share in total exports, NTEs accounted for 32.3 per cent of total export earnings in July 2022, according to Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) interim statistician general Mulenga […]

Kascol to set up $10m sugar plantation

By CHATULA KANGALI-A local firm intends to set up a sugar plantation at a cost of US$10 million in Mazabuka District, Southern Province.Kaleya Smallholder Company Limited (KASCOL) will start investing on the 2,164 hectares earmarked to start by the end of this year.KASCOL stated that it intends to implement the sub surface drip irrigation project […]

30,000 farmers to reap from livestock insurance project

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA-A project aimed at enhancing and increasing access to high value and comprehensive agricultural insurance products for smallholder farmers has been launched, targeting over 30,000 farmers across Zambia.This will also strengthen climate resilience and expand their production, particularly for those growing crops and keeping livestock.Furthermore, once farmers insure their crops or livestock, it […]

Veep hails Rotary International

By CHUSA SICHONE-VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale Nalumango has commended the Rotary International for supplementing the Government’s efforts to fight communicable diseases like polio and malaria in Zambia.Ms Mutale-Nalumango, however, said there was need for Zambia to be on alert against polio because the disease had resurfaced in other countries.Ms Mutale-Nalumango said Rotary International had been making a […]

Baby knifed to death

By ESTHER NG’ANDU-A-TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD man in Manyinga has stabbed to death his 16-month-old baby using a knife allegedly aimed at his wife after accusing her of having an affair with another man.The suspect is also said to have stabbed his mother-in-law as she tried to stop the fight.Police said the toddler was knifed three times on […]

HH mourns career soldier Simbeye

By CHUSA SICHONE-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says former Zambia Army Commander Nobby Simbeye served the country with distinction, honour and loyalty.President Hichilema said he received the death of General Simbeye with deep sorrow and sadness.This is according to a message of condolence posted on President Hichilema’s Facebook page yesterday.“Late General Simbeye served his country with distinction, […]

30 cops pursue Mafinga hired assailants

By JONATHAN MUKUKA-INSPECTOR General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has deployed 30 armed paramilitary police officers to Mafinga of Muchinga Province to curb escalating suspected ritual killings.The development was confirmed by Mafinga Member of Parliament Robert Chabinga, who commended Mr Kajoba for the deployment of the officers.He said this in Muyombe on Saturday during the Vinkhakanimba […]

‘Protect rights of older workers’

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for the protection of the right of older workers to equality of treatment.ILO director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique George Okutho said protection of older workers was in line with the organisation’s Older Workers Recommendation of 1980.Mr Okutho said this in a speech read for him […]

Lusambo, Malanji out

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI-A UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) candidate and three others yesterday successfully filed in their nominations for the Kabushi Parliamentary by elections while for Kwacha parliamentary seat five candidates succeeded.UPND’s Bernard Kanengo, Leadership Movement (LM)’s Osias Telela, Alfred Yombwe and Richard Kalasa, both independent candidates, filed in for KabushiThe Electoral Commission of […]

ConCourt refuses to stay ECZ decision

By Perpetual Sichikwenkwe-THE Constitutional Court yesterday refused to stay the decision of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) not to accept nomination papers from two former Patriotic Front (PF) Members of Parliament (MPs).The former MPs are Joseph Malanji for Kwacha and Bowman Lusambo for Kabushi.Constitutional Court Judge Palan Mulonda said in his ruling yesterday that […]

Mineral royalties shocker!

By EMILY KUWEMA-ZAMBIA Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Dingani Banda says a verification exercise has revealed that 910 companies dealing in export of minerals did not declare mineral royalties between 2015 and June 2022.He says this is according to an internal verification audit that was carried after it was discovered last year that a lot […]

170 civil servants ejected as census staff

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) has disclosed that 171 civil servants in eight provinces have been dropped as census enumerators because such temporary jobs have been reserved for unemployed youths.The 171 civil servants were identified and subsequently dropped in line with the recruitment guidelines.ZamStats interim statistician general Mulenga Musepa said this when he […]

Use solar technology to preserve food – Veep

By JAMES KUNDA-VICE-PRESIDENT WK Mutale-Nalumango has called for use of solar technology in preserving food in communities.Ms Mutale-Nalumango said food should not go to waste but be preserved through use of technologies such as solar.She was speaking in Lusaka yesterday when she visited Sylva Food Solutions, which is applying solar technology in the drying of […]

‘Vehicle seizure final’

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE Joint Investigations Team (JIT) says the decision to forfeit to the State 24 vehicles worth about K22 million suspected to have been acquired illegally is final.Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says the move is final because the owners did not come forward to claim them during the three-month grace period.Mr Hamoonga wondered why some […]

Emulate Edem Djokotoe, HH implores journalists

By JAMES KUNDA-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged the media to emulate the qualities of hard work and selflessness in late veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe.Mr Hichilema said Mr Djokotoe, who was put to rest in Lusaka yesterday, was loved by people because he exhibited integrity and discipline in his work.“We must pick up this spear from […]

Evil pastor to hang twice…for murder of stepson, nephew

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA-A LUSAKA pastor has been sentenced to be hanged twice till pronounced dead for the murder of his 10-year-old stepson and nine-year-old nephew whom he had accused of stealing K100 five years ago.Eugene Haminda of Chibolya Township and a pastor at Door of Heaven Ministry of Lusaka was initially sentenced by the High […]