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Posts published in September 2022

Creditors should agree on comparable terms – FNB

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA-ZAMBIA’S Official Creditor Committee (OCC) is expected to agree on comparable terms that will support the country’s broader goal of fiscal sustainability.This follows the subsequent provision of financing assurances by the OCC last month and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) board approval for the three-year US$1.3 billion Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Zambia. […]

NATSAVE, NHIMA ink deal

By DOROTHY CHISI –THE National Savings and Credit Bank (NATSAVE) and the National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) have implemented the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) aimed at providing health insurance cover to all citizens, and established residents.NATSAVE chief executive officer Malcom Chabala said during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Lusaka […]

Sawmillers bemoan early closure of timber selling

By CHATULA KANGALI-THE early closure of timber selling by the Zambia Forest and Forestry Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) will worsen the challenges that the sector is already facing.Zambia Forest and Sawmillers Association indicated that the timber business in the country is already facing challenges and the early closure will negatively affect the members.Association president Davies Kabamba […]

Unified Chemicals wants to set up $5m soya processing plant in Kapiri

By CHATULA KANGALI-UNIFIED Chemicals Zambia Limited has proposed to set up a soya processing company in Kapiri Mposhi District, Central Province at the cost of US$5 million.The company states that the establishment factory will help the country meet t...

Govt to set up commission to regulate mining sector

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA-THE Government says it is setting up a mining commission to regulate and monitor the mining industry as it gears up to focus more on economic growth, job creation and utilising business opportunities.Mines and Mineral Development Minister Paul Kabuswe said yesterday that once established, the mining commission would supervise and regulate the proper […]

Ndola barber gets 25 years for sodomy

By MAPULANGA LIBINGAWITH cases of unnatural offences surfacing, a 21-year-old barber of Ndola tried for sodomising a 16-year-old boy has been jailed for 25 years with hard labour.“These kinds of people are supposed to be taken away from society. I therefore sentence you to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour effective September 5, 2021. If […]

‘GBM got K70m’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-MORE than K70 million was transferred from the ministry of Finance and National Planning to former Defence minister Geoffrey Mwamba’s Atlas Mara bank account, a witness has testified in court. Read more

HH promotes Zambia in US

By JOSEPH BANDA-AT the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, President Hakainde Hichilema has continued with side meetings, engaging various potential investment partners.On Monday evening he met the United States Development Finance Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Scott Nathan and talks centred around trade investment and financing of programmes that would in turn […]

Mwiimbu warns gays: You’ll be arrested

By CHUSA SICHONE-HOME Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu has warned that people engaging in homosexuality and sodomy in Zambia risk being arrested and prosecuted because such acts are criminal offences under the Penal Code.Mr Mwiimbu said in Parliament yesterday also that the country recorded 18 sodomy cases from January 1, 2022 to September […]

Bishop Mambo weighs in on homosexuality

By JOSEPH BANDA-CHIKONDI Foundation chairperson John Mambo has accused Lusaka Archdiocese Bishop Alick Banda of issuing a veiled political statement on the issue of homosexuality.Bishop Mambo said he read the statement issued by Archbishop Banda with astonishment and was perplexed and did not know whether to term it theological, doctrinal or political. Read more

State clarifies on 156 motor vehicles

By JOSEPH BANDA and JOWIT SALUSEKI-THE ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has clarified that the purchase of 156 Toyota Landcruiser motor vehicles for constituencies was done in line with Constituency Development Fund (CDF) guidelines.Permanent Secretary Maambo Haamaundu said the purchase of the 156 motor vehicles amounting to US$ 8,313,084 was in accordance with […]

Chess players off to bright start

By RONALD CHAWE-ZAMBIAN players have started their campaign brightly at the on-going African Individual Championship in Nigeria after all the four won their opening matches.International Master (IM) Richmond Phiri set the ball rolling for Zambia when he humbled South Sudan’s Peter Mangang before veteran Fide Master (FM) Nase Lungu edged Alfred Chimthere of Malawi.Timothy ‘Komodo’ […]

‘Arrows exit worrying’

By SANDRA MWILA-FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has described the early exit of Red Arrows from the CAF 2022/23 Champions League as disappointing.Kamanga, in an interview yesterday, expressed concern that the performance of teams in the CAF –Inter Club Championship had continued to worry.Read more

Boxing going places – Chiteule

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA-THE Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) is excited at the growth of women’s sport in the country saying the future looks bright.Zambia took five female boxers to the just-ended Africa Elite Championships in Maputo and four of them came back with medals- two of which were gold.ZBF president Dan Chiteule said yesterday that the […]

Numba plots Royal fall

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE-ZESCO United coach Mumamba Numba says the team is working on avoiding last season’s embarrassment of an early exit in the CAF 2022/23 Confederation Cup as he prepares his side to face Royal AM of South Africa in the first round.And former Zesco midfielder Rainford Kalaba says his team TP Mazembe is taking […]

Sichone hails Mali friendly

By SANDRA MWILA – CHIPOLOPOLO assistant coach Moses Sichone says the international friendly match against Mali presents a good platform for players to prove they are ready to play for Zambia.The Chipolopolo technical bench led by coach Aljoša Asanović unveiled its final 23-member final squad ahead of the two international friendly matches to be played […]

Govt acts to speed up CDF process

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and that of Justice are working on modalities to accelerate the clearance of Constituency Development Fund (CDF)-related contracts.Govt acts to speed up CDF process One of the measures involved setting up teams of officers at the ministry of Justice to get to the […]

23 women perish

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI and CHUSA SICHONE – TWENTY-THREE women belonging to the United Church of Zambia have died in a road traffic accident, which has left30 injured in Nsama District of Northern Province.And President Hakainde Hichilema described the accident involving the UCZ Women’s Christian Fellowship as saddening.President Hichilema, who is in New York, United States, […]