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Posts published in January 2023

First pig compartments for local and foreign markets launched

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Zambia Pig Genetics (ZPG) and Leopard Investments Company Limited (LICL) have launched the country’s first pig compartments for local and foreign market pig and pork product sales.And Livestock and Fisheries Minister Makozo Chikote has called for enhanced investment in livestock health to create a sustainable local and export markets for […]

‘Ramp up agro productivity for lower cost of food’

By KETRA KALUNGA – A FARMERS’ association says there is need to increase productivity in the agriculture sector to bring down the high cost of food which is one of the highest drivers of inflation in the country.Read more

‘Zambia can be answer to food insecurity’

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Zambia to be a spotlight for agriculture exports as the world faces food insecurity, because the country has good soils and favourable climate. Read more

ZRA commits to becoming data driven

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Revenue Authority says it is committed to becoming a data-driven organisation and a true beacon of excellence in revenue administration and trade facilitation. Read more

Hoteliers project increase in room rates to match costs

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE room rates and prices of food and other commodities at lodges and hotels are expected to rise to match up with the additional costs caused by load-shedding and the higher exchange rate.This is according to the Hotel and Ca...

Govt installs FM radio transmitters in 4 districts

By JOSEPH BANDA – FOUR FM radio transmitters have been installed in Kalomo, Mwandi, Senga Hill and Mporokoso districts to improve reception for Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) radio one and two. Read more

PF suspends Sampa

By JOSEPH BANDA – BARELY a month before their elective party convention this March, Patriotic Front (PF) Matero Member of Parliament (MP) and party presidential hopeful Miles Sampa has been suspended from the party.The PF central Committee has also suspended all campaign activities until the party constitution is amended and refined to create a level […]

Indeni resumes ops as OMC

By CHATULA KANGALI – INDENI Energy Limited, formally Indeni Petroleum Refinery has commenced operations as an Oil Marketing Company (OMC) with the view to stabilising the supply of fuel on the local market.The new company has acquired all the necessary requirement and licences from the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to operate as an OMC. Read […]

SDA leader extols HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) General Conference President Ted Wilson is elated that President Hakainde Hichilema is serving Zambia in a distinguished manner and uniting all citizens regardless of their tribe or other affiliations. Read more

Tribal talk: PF’s obnoxious, divisive political strategy

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Patriotic Front (PF) must stop its tribalism agenda aimed at dividing Zambians on ethnic lines just for political expediency, United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy National Chairman Collins Maoma has warned.The vanquished former ruling party should instead be remorseful and apologetic to the Zambian people for all the atrocities […]

Hichilema heads to Namibia

President Hakainde Hichilema is today, expected in the Namibian Capital Windhoek, to attend the SADC Troika Summit.Zambia’s High Commissioner to Namibia, Steven Katuka has confirmed to ZANIS in Windhoek yesterday, adding that President Hichilema would be among three Heads of State expected to attend the meeting. Read more

5 die after canoe capsizes in Mushindano

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – FIVE people among them a seven-month-old baby, have died after their canoe capsized on the Kilumba river in Mushindamo. The accident happened on Saturday last week. North-Western Province Commanding officer Dennis Moola s...

Jambo reduces mealie-meal price to K150

MUSONDA MANGILASHI – JAMBO Milling Company of Ndola has reduced the price of mealie-meal by more than 30 percent.This development comes after government started the process of off-loading 250,000 tonnes of cheap maize to millers.

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Calls For Konkola Copper Mines Boost Intensify

[Times of Zambia] THE contentious issues surrounding Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) have triggered varying concerns, as rallying calls for Vedanta Resources Limited to return to the giant mining firm intensify amid plummeting business opportunities on the ...

‘Super’ Muzala reigns

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA At Levy Mwanawasa Stadium – COMMONWEALTH champion Muzala Samukonga yesterday led the way in qualifying for the Accra 2023 African Games on an exciting day that saw three Zambians qualify from one competitive race.

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Calls for KCM boost intensify

By A Special Correspondent – THE contentious issues surrounding Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) have triggered varying concerns, as rallying calls for Vedanta Resources Limited to return to the giant mining firm intensify amid plummeting business opportunities on the Copperbelt and other areas.Many interest groups, including trade unions, civil society, suppliers and contractors have cried blue […]

New Dawn govt works on enhancing job opportunities for all

By Dr Martin Mushumba – It is not a nice feeling to be jobless.Not only to the affected individual but also to the rest of society that is missing out on what that individual can offer.The state of joblessness is depressing, especially that no one chooses to be jobless.Seeing our brothers and sisters fighting to […]

Pesticides usage amid increased rainfall:

FIFTY-ONE years ago, the world came together for the Stockholm Conference. It marked the beginning of the environmental movement on a global scale.Five decades later, our reliance on this beautiful blue planet, and the stresses we place upon it, are more evident than ever.According to latest available data, what humanity is currently consuming from mother […]