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Posts published in October 2022

Govt boosts ZNS wheat, soya output

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-ZAMBIA has been described by some global experts as a country with phenomenal agriculture potential which, if fully harnessed, can help to address looming global hunger and food shortages.In moving to exploit this potential, Government recently commissioned newly acquired agriculture and earth moving equipment worth over K18 million for Zambia National Service (ZNS).The […]

How abusers tend to control their victims

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”These words of Maya Angelou are timely given the social challenges prevailing.Most people will relate with these words especially if we think about the context of potentially abusive partners.Everyone’s life is important and it makes a difference in this world.Yet the high number of […]

Govt upbeat about 8NDP activities implementation

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA in Maputo –GOVERNMENT is optimistic that it will implement all the activities contained in the Eighth National Development Plan (8NDP) as finances to actualise the programmes have started flowing.This is according to the Finance and National Planning Permanent Secretary for Monitoring and Evaluation Trevor Kaunda who expressed confidence that the activities in […]

Govt targets 4p.c. inflation for economic stability

By DOROTHY CHISI – FINANCE Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane says government is working on stabilising the economy through pushing inflation down to as low as four or five per cent from the current 9.7 per cent. Read more

‘Include children in curriculum formulation’

By JAMES KUNDA-THE recently held children’s summit for democracy has recommended for the participation of children in the formulation of the school curriculum.The children are also proposing the need to be give equal access to information with policie...

South Korean ex-minister lauds Zambia’s IMF programme

By JAMES KUNDA-IMMEDIATE past South Korean Trade Minister Yeo Han-Koo has welcomed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme for Zambia and urge creditors to support the country’s ongoing debt restructuring programme.And Mr Yeo has urged the cou...

3,000 jobs coming!

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI-GEOVEDA Lenders Limited, a company that manufactures organic products, among them, organic liquid fertiliser and natural boosters which cure and prevent different livestock diseases, is expected to directly and indirectly employ ...

Croc kills Kitwe man

By ESTHER NG’ANDU-A THIRTY-YEAR-OLD man of Kitwe’s Ndeke Changa Changa Township has been killed by a crocodile as he was fishing with his brother in the Kafue River.Ndeke ward Councillor Davies Kasengele confirmed the incident which happened on Saturd...

Cops nab 10 for stoning, burning of man (63) to death

By ESTHER NG’ANDUTEN suspects among them six women have been apprehended in Nchelenge district in connection with the death of their relative whom they allegedly stoned and burnt on witchcraft suspicion.

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ZAMMSA lacks capacity – Parley committee

By CHUSA SICHONE-A PARLIAMENTARY committee says the Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) lacks capacity and that is why there is an increasing shortage of medicines and other medical supplies in the country.The Parliamentary Expanded Planning and Budgeting Committee observes that was despite the Ministry of Finance and National Planning consistent funding of the […]

Adopt digital technologies, MSMEs urged

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA in Maputo –MICRO, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been urged to adopt digital technologies that will enhance their operations and contribute to economic development. Read more

Airtel clientele hits 134 million

By CHATULA KANGALI-AIRTEL Africa’s total customer base has reached 134.7 million representing a 9.7 percent increase in the half year ended September 30 this year.The company recorded increased penetration across mobile data with customer base up by 1...

LSMFEZ is FDI free zone for SMEs in Africa

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE-THE Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (LSMFEZ) has been awarded the best Foreign and Direct Investment (FDI) free zone for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.The zones efforts emanating from its five-year Co...

HH in Lesotho today for new PM Matekane’s inauguration

By JAMES KUNDA-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected in Maseru, Lesotho to attend the inauguration ceremony of that kingdom’s Prime Minister-Elect Ntsokoane Samuel Matekane.Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanley Kakubo said this followed the Lesotho national assembly elections held on October 7, 2022 which was won by the recently formed Revolution for Prosperity.The party’s […]

6 runaway girls defiled

By CHUSA SICHONE-POLICE investigations have established that six girls reported to have been abducted by five men in Kafue District allegedly ran away from their parents’ homes and are believed to have been subsequently defiled.

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Let’s unlock agro sector export markets – HH

By JAMES KUNDA-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has demanded that the agriculture sector must be unlocked for it to enhance productivity and for Zambia to meet the food export markets.The president said countries like Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, Qatar and the Democratic Republic of Congo had expressed interest to procure food from Zambia with available funds which would […]

Zesco woes deepen

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA At Levy Mwanawasa Stadium – Zesco 1-1 MUZAZESCO United looked like a club in crisis after yesterday’s draw against Maestro United Zambia (MUZA) in a rescheduled MTN Super League Week Eight match at home as they finished the game with physical trainer Winston Kalengo in charge after two red cards while security […]