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Posts published in “Day: August 23, 2022

24 vehicles forfeited

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE 24 vehicles seized by the Joint Investigations Team (JIT) worth close to K22 million have been forfeited to the State after the owners failed to claim them.The fleet of vehicles is suspected to have been illegally acquired and has been abandoned by its owners.The vehicles found abandoned three months ago include a […]

Only thieves are worried – Kasanda

By CHUSA SICHONE-CHIEF Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda says people who are being investigated for corrupt practices should not cry foul, if they know that they are not guilty of any wrongdoing.Ms Kasanda said those who had nothing to hide should explain to the investigative wings how they acquired their properties.Ms Kasanda, who is Information and […]

Spike in human trafficking worries IG

By CHUSA SICHONE-INSPECTOR General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has expressed worry that human trafficking cases are increasing at a fast rate.To counter the problem, Mr Kajoba announced that the police Command had approved the establishment of a desk on human trafficking in all police stations.Mr Kajoba said the rising human trafficking cases called for capacity […]

No military recruitments yet – Lufuma

By CHUSA SICHONE-FRAUDSTERS have become busy on social media posting fake recruitment advertisements in the country’s security wings after Defence Minister Ambrose Lufuma announced that the Government will start recruiting new personnel by October, this year.Mr Lufuma warned members of the public in a statement yesterday not to fall for the scammers as they risked […]

Central minister slams elusive investors

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI –CENTRAL Province Minister Credo Najuwa has criticised some mine investors operating in Mkushi District for allegedly going into hiding whenever Government officials visited their premises.Mr Nanjuwa said that whenever he visited, some mine directors had a tendency of locking themselves in their offices, opting to send junior members of staff to meet […]

Govts moots beefing up security for census enumerators

By CHUSA SICHONE-LUSAKA Province Permanent Secretary Robert Kamalata says the Government is considering deploying security officers to accompany census enumerators in hostile communities such as Chibolya.Mr Kamalata also cautioned members of the public to be wary of some unscrupulous people who would want to disguise themselves as enumerators and yet they were criminals.Mr Kamalata said […]

‘Take national anthem seriously’

By CHUSA SICHONE-LUSAKA Province Permanent Robert Kamalata was yesterday unhappy with the sluggish manner participants at a stakeholders consultative meeting on the review of the 2007 National Policy on Environment sang the Zambian National Anthem.Mr Kamalata said civil servants should take singing of the National Anthem seriously and not doing so as if they were […]

Zambia to host Council of Ministers indaba

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE Government says Zambia will host ministers of Finance, Justice and Home Affairs, senior Government, public sector, and private sector officials from 21 countries belonging to the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) Council of Ministers this September in Livingstone.The ESAAMLG meetings to be held at the Avani Hotel consisted of […]

Seven eye Kwacha seat on UPND ticket

By KENNEDY MUPESENI-THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has so far received seven applications for the Kwacha Constituency parliamentary nominations ahead of by-elections on September 15, 2022.UPND Copperbelt deputy spokesperson Godfrey Kamangu said the ruling party around the province has intensified preparations for the Kwacha and Kabushi seats, in Kitwe and Ndola respectively.The two […]

Railway rehab to create 1,000 jobs

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELAZAMBIA is poised to transform into a regional transport hub following construction of the Livingstone-Chingola cape gauge railway, a project expected to create 1,000 employment opportunities for the local people.The project valued at €978 million, which is also expected to provide capacity building for Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) employees, is undertaken by the […]

AU endorses Afreximbank

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA-THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has been endorsed to become a specialised agency of the African Union (AU) to accelerate trade, industrialisation and economic development agenda on the continent.The endorsement has been made by the fifth African Union (AU) Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration.The decision was […]

Govt courts Dangote for fertiliser plant

By CHATULA KANGALI-DANGOTE Group should collaborate with the Government to establish a fertiliser plant in Zambia to support the country’s agriculture sector, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga has said.Mr Mulenga revealed that the Government was seeking assistance from Dangote Group President Aliko Dangote on the development of agriculture sector through the establishment of […]

Atlas Mara pledges to prop up CB economic agenda

By KENNEDY MUPESENI-ATLAS Mara Zambia has pledged to support the Copperbelt economic agenda through providing growth tailored products and services.The ban recognise the important role the Copperbelt province plays in Zambia’s economy, Atlas Mara managing director Bobbline Cheembela said.“The bank continues to maintain a strong presence within the province as it enables us to support […]

WCFCB to support Western Province expo

By CHATULA KANGALI-THE Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) has partnered with the Western province administration to host the forth coming Investment and Tourism Exposition slated for next month.WCFCB is the diamond sponsor and has given a corporate sponsorship of K250, 000 towards the hosting of the event scheduled to take place on September 14, […]

What to look for when buying a computer

Days are gone when a computer was considered an item of luxury.Today, a computer is used to perform many functions according to the user’s needs.For home users and sometimes small businesses, choosing to buy a right Personal Computer (PC) that can perform the required tasks can be quite confusing.There is an increased number of businesses […]

Need to iron out issues around tobacco

By THANDIWE MOYO-DEBATE on the importance of public health against economic gains from agro products such as tobacco has continued dividing public opinion.On the one hand, Government, through the Ministry of Health and players in the tobacco industry, are trying to strike a balance of having a healthy and productive nation through a well regulated […]

Uterine fibroids: A silent threat to women

By JOWIT SALUSEKI-FEMALE reproductive issues are not a remote possibility, in fact, uterine fibroids are common in women, yet only 20 to 30 per cent will show any symptoms, medical experts say.However, in Zambia, just like many societies around the world, uterine fibroids are a silent threat to women because in a worst case scenario, […]

MIS, mobile app to address farmers’ info needs

By HAPPY MULOLANI-“FOR a long time, we have been capturing data of our farmers in respective camps using the manual system, which is not an effective way as data is prone to be lost.”This is how Florence Kabamba, an agriculture extension officer for Mumba Camp in Mungwi, Northern Province, voiced out her frustrations.Her sentiment is […]