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Posts published in December 2022

Seize opportunities, HH prods citizens

By JOSEPH BANDA –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged citizens to take advantage of opportunities being presented in many sectors.He said that the Government was cognizant of its duty to create jobs for the people and fully realized that the civil service was limited as to how many jobs could be created. Read more

23 perish in Christmas RTAs

By CHUSA SICHONE and JANE MWANSA – TWENTY-THREE people died in 22 fatal road traffic accidents recorded during the Christmas holiday.The accident left others with serious and slight injuries. Read more

Minimum wage hits K1,300

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Government has increased the minimum wages for vulnerable and non-unionised employees in Zambia after four years, with the new gross pay for domestic workers now being K1,300 from K993.60 set in 2018. Read more

Zambia Repeals Controversial Defamation Law

[VOA] Lusaka, Zambia -- Critics of Zambia's law against insulting the president have welcomed the government's repeal of the controversial measure as a step forward for democracy. Rights groups say the colonial-era law has been used to silence governme...

Milingo’s immunity revoked

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has revoked immunity that was granted to former Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) liquidator Milingo Lungu against prosecution on offences he might have committed as the liquidator. Read more

HH meets energy stakeholders

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema yesterday held discussions with stakeholders in the energy sector to identify challenges and explore ways on how to unlock rigidities. Read more

Highway traffic patrol programme launched

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE Zambia Police Service and the Road Transport Safety Agency (RTSA) have launched a joint Traffic Highway Patrol programme to ensure road safety during this festive period.Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba said the programme was aimed at delivering a message to motorists as they were important partners in ensuring safety […]

Police arrest 16 members of young criminal gang in Ndola

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – A SUSPECTED gang of 16 youngsters calling itself ‘Abana Four’ has been arrested in Ndola’s Kabushi Township after two of its members were allegedly found defiling two girls aged 15.Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba confirmed the incident which happened on Wednesday around 01:30 hours.Mr Mweemba said that the emerging criminal gang […]

‘Maintain policy consistency, financial discipline’

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE – THE Government should maintain its policy consistency and financial discipline to brighten the country’s economic prospects, Zambia Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has said.

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Gemfields starts share buy-back programme

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – GEMFIELDS has started a share buy-back programme to buy up to $10 million worth of ordinary shares.The Company said the share buy-back represents an opportunity to promote Gemfields’ financial success and is a good use of s...

Invest in Zambia, Frank Tayali implores Turkish private sector

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA – TRANSPORT and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali has implored the Turkish private sector to consider investing in Zambia’s key sectors such infrastructure development and tourism sector. Read more

ZDA to facilitate export of drugs

By CHATULA KANGALI – The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has pledged to facilitate the export of locally manufactured essential medicines.Acting director general Gabriel Musentenkwa says the agency will help Yash Life Science to export its produ...

FQM pledges to plant 60,000 trees

By CHATULA KANGALIFIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) Trident has pledged to plant 60,000 trees around its operation, an increment of 10,000 trees from the number it planted during last season.

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Afreximbank launches TRADAR Club

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has operationally launched the TRADAR Club, a member-driven network aimed at empowering international businesses and executives to transform trade and investments in Africa.


Public service recruitment normalising – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says the New Dawn Government is normalising the recruitment of Zambians into the public service by not discriminating against any citizen or region.

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‘Time to instill discipline’

By JAMES KUNDA in Chongwe District – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said ‘if he had his way’ he would reintroduce mandatory national service training for school leavers but mooted introduction of voluntary skills training programme for youths under the Zambia National Service (ZNS). Read more

World Bank gives $100m to Zambia

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE World Bank has released the second US$100 million concessional credit to Zambia, to support the country’s Macroeconomic Stability, Growth and Competitiveness Programme.The money which was released yesterday is part of the US$275 million Concessional Development Policy Financing for Zambia approved by the board of executive directors on October 25. Read […]

Public officers in ‘soup’ for graft

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a National Prosecution Authority prosecutor and a police officer from Kasama Central Police Station for corrupt practices involving K7,700.

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