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Posts published in “Day: September 19, 2022

‘Encourage investment in shoe sole manufacturing’

By CHATULA KANGALI-A Ndola-based shoe company has called on the Government to encourage investment in shoe sole manufacturing to grow the local industry.Frank Shoe Footwear company stated that investment shoe sole manufacturing will help boost the manufacturing business.Company managing director Frank Ngosa said in an interview that lack of shoe sole manufacturing industry in the […]

Govt should release part of the land in tourist sites – economist

By KENNEDY MUPESENI-DEVELOPMENT economist Fabian Chewe says the Government should release part of the land in tourist sites to enable the private sector establish supporting infrastructure such as eateries and camping sites alongside natural wonders.Mr Chewe said an interview in Kitwe at the weekend that most of the tourist sites, the Victoria Falls included, did […]

Hobbiton lines up digital initiatives for Patumba Fund user uptake

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA-VARIOUS digital initiatives have been lined up for implementation by Hobbiton Investment Management to drive new user uptake of the Patumba Fund and increase the distribution network with the addition of banking partners.The Patumba Fund is a retail collective unit which allows for low value deposits and deposits consolidation over an investment plan.Read […]

Factors behind high HIV cases among rural girls

THE saying by one scholar that, “we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” is timely.What was misunderstood as a disease for prostitutes some decades ago saw families put under a tremendous financial and emotional strain.Because there was no treatment or cure for HIV infection […]

Boxer Chilata bags gold

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA-BOXING upstart Andrew Chilata announced himself to the big stage by winning a gold medal at the African Elite Boxing Championship in Mozambique in a hyped bout against lightweight champion Daniel Okoth.Because of the pedigree of the Kenyan veteran, organisers placed this gold medal duel as the one to close curtains on this […]

‘It’s Painful’

By SANDRA MWILA-Agosto 1-1 Arrows (AGG 2-1)RED Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe says bowing out of the CAF 2022/23 Champions League at first attempt is painful.Arrows managed to score but the 1-all draw was not enough as their hosts Clube Desportivo Primeiro de Agosto sailed through to the first round having won 1-0 in Lusaka a […]

‘Debt write-off calls OK’

By JAMES KUNDA-ACTION-AID Zambia says writing off Zambia’s external debt will give efficacy to the ongoing restructuring programme.On Friday, more than 100 economists and development experts called for asset manager BlackRock and other holders of Zambian bonds to cancel some of the country’s debt.Acton-Aid country coordinator Nalucha Ziba said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday […]

‘We’re building on gains’

By JAMES KUNDA-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says the Government is building on the social and economic gains scored in the first one year of the United Party for National Development (UPND)’s first one year in office.“This is being done in a bottom up approach, to build the economy from where we found it and this is […]

Make law enforcement agencies permanent PAC members – TIZ

By CHUSA SICHONE-TRANSPARENCY International-Zambia (TIZ) has appealed to the ‘New Dawn’ Government to consider placing law enforcement agencies as permanent members of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to effectively take action against erring officers cited in the Auditor General’s Report.TIZ programmes manager Raymond Mutale said while enactment of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) […]

FRA reopens crop buying

By JAMES KUNDA-THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will immediately reopen all buying for maize, soya beans and rice, Agriculture Minister Mtolo Phiri has announced.“This follows the public outcry that indicated that farmers still had significant stocks to offload,” Mr Phiri said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday.He said under the Farmer Input Support Programme, the […]

Met Dept forecasts sporadic rainfall in northern Zambia

By JAMES KUNDA-SPORADIC rainfall is expected in most parts of Zambia especially in the extreme northern parts of the country during the period September 18 to 23rd, the Zambia Meteorological Department has said.“This will be due to the Congo air boundary, with generally moist and unstable airflow from northwest which is expected to cover most […]