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Posts published in “Day: January 9, 2023

When do you sacrifice for love?

PSYCHOLOGISTS suggest that if a partner is grappling with sacrifice in their relationship, it is time they reconsidered the need to make some changes.In relationships, sacrifice is important but it can have serious psychological costs which can end up in sad moments for both partners.Sacrifice entails that a person is giving up something they value […]

Load-shedding relief

By Times Reporter – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed Zesco to consider splitting the 12 hours of load-shedding into a six hourly schedule so that they can maintain their operation. Read more

Evarine Katongo gets Sundowns invite

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA Women’s team midfielder Evarine Katongo (below) has been invited to attend trials at Mamelodi Sundowns with a possible chance to sign to join the South African side should she impress.According to the letter of invitation, the trials will be conducted from January 16 to 30 with Sundowns to provide the […]

A perfect welcome!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – Warriors 1-0 NkanaMUMAMBA Numba described Kabwe Warriors’ hard-fought win over fellow strugglers Nkana as a perfect welcome to his new job at Godfrey Chitalu Stadium.In his first game as Warriors coach, Numba churned out a win for the relegation-fearing side to bring some relief to the club faithful. Read more

‘Dignified’ send-off ‘melts’ Sikazwe’s heart

By SANDRA MWILA – RETIRED FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe says he was honoured to be sent-off in a dignified manner and that it is a moment he will cherish forever.Sikazwe received a standing ovation and guard of honour from players and fellow officials as he came out of the Heroes Stadium tunnel to officiate his […]

Cape Town Masters gold eludes Kayonde

By RONALD CHAWE – ANDREW Kayonde says his fourth place finish at the 2023 Cape Town Masters IM Norm Challenge in South Africa is a reflection of his inactivity in the past two years.Kayonde, who is an International Master (IM), says the outing has given him an insight of what he needs to do ahead […]

2022 was mixed bag for economy – Kanyama

By JOSEPH BANDA and MUSONDA MANGILASHI – ECONOMIST Chibamba Kanyama has described 2022 as a mixed grill of both successes and challenges for the Zambian economy.Mr Kanyama said in his comment on the economy in 2022 that some of the key factors which affect the performance were such as the geopolitical conflict involving Russia and […]

Man caught with 51 bags of fertiliser

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI – A TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD man of Luanshya has been arrested after he was found offloading 51 bags of fertiliser under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) at his house.Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said the incident happened on Saturday around 14:00 hours at house number 3406 Kalala Mikomfwa Township. Read more

‘Terrorists’ nabbed

By JAMES KUNDA – POLICE in Lusaka have arrested 35 people from organised groups commonly known as ‘junkies’ who are suspected to be behind a spate of attacks on people across the city.This follows several reports of attacks from the community whose valuable possessions are snatched in broad daylight while some are violently attacked and […]

‘It’s appalling’

By Kennedy Limwanya in Siavonga – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says it is appalling to see the manner that the Lake Kariba is being managed by Zambia and Zimbabwe, a situation which he says has to a large extent led to poor power generation.He also fears that the current state of the dam wall has the […]

We averted crisis – Zesco

By KENNEDY LIMWANYA – THE nation would have been plunged into a more serious catastrophe due to plant failure if a decision had not been taken to shut down two of the six Zesco turbines at the Kariba Dam.Zesco board chairperson Vicson Ncube revealed in Siavonga yesterday that the water levels were so low, that […]

President Hichilema tips Maamba Collieries team

By CHUSA SICHONE in Maamba – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has told Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) to schedule its periodic plant maintenance in a way that it takes into account challenges being faced with poor water levels in the Kariba Dam.President Hichilema said that lessons have been learnt from the current power crisis and called for […]

Lunsemfwa to expand power generation

By PASSY HAACHIZO – THE Lunsemfwa Hydro Power Company (LHPC) Limited plans to expand its power generation capacity from the current 56 megawatts (MW) to about 1,000 MW as long-term plan.According to chief executive Alpha Mwale, this feat will be achieved using a combination of strategies.Mr Mwale said the company also plans to construct the […]

‘Explore North Circuit’s energy potential’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – INVESTORS should explore the Northern Circuit’s immense hydro-power potential to put a stop to perennial power deficit challenges in the country.Northern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Lewis Mwape says the Northern Cir...

ZCSMBA confident of 2023 business rebound

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Zambia Chamber of Small and Medium Business Association (ZCSMBA) is upbeat about a rebound in business for 2023 despite serious head-winds such as poor electricity supply.ZCSMBA board chairperson John Shamputa said in a statement that the Government’s resolve to eliminate all forms of bottlenecks that hinder private investment would be […]

Emerald exports to increase – ESMAZ

By CHATULA KANGALI and JAMES KUNDA – THE Emerald and Semi-precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia (ESMAZ) says the sector is this year targeting to increase emerald exports from 30 to 40 per cent.ESMAZ president Victor Kalesha said in an interview that increasing exports to 40 per cent would help increase government revenue for service […]

Zambia Halts Electricity Exports

[Independent (Kampala)] Lusaka, Zambia -- The Zambian government on Friday announced that it has halted electricity exports to some neighboring countries due to reduced power generation capacity the southern African country was facing.