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Posts published in “Day: February 24, 2023

Youssou N’ Dour’s debut Zambia show on course

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – THE organisers of Youssou N’ Dour’s debut performance in Zambia have said all is set for his performance next month.N’Dour, 63, a Grammy award-winning musician is expected to jet in the country with an orchestra of 18 members...

Top comedians link up in ‘Local is Laka’ festival

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – SOME of Zambia’s top comedians are on March 3, 2023 expected to congregate at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka to dish out comics to their legion of fans. Read more

Let’s groom young talented performers – Secret Macs

By HARBGUY MWAMBAZI – A KABWE-based artiste, Secret Macs says there is need to groom young talented performers so that they penetrate the market.Born Bathsheba Chimwemwe Mutakasha, Secret Macs says there are many untapped talents among young artistes in the country.The young upcoming female artiste said more needed to be done in the industry to […]

TV personality, actor Mbawa eulogised

By JOWIT SALUSEKIA CROSS section of the public have mourned and eulogised television (TV) personality and actor Nathan Mbawa.Among the notables who eulogised Mbawa was musician B Flow.“The entertainment industry has three funerals right now. That is Nathan Mbawa , Ba Dave (guitarist who played guitar in hit songs like Aitaya and Kaya . The […]

ZAF invites public to 2023 Air Force Day

By MAJOR MISHECK KALEMBWE – WHILE attending the Aero India exhibition 2023 and air force chiefs’ roundtable conference in India recently, Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Colin Barry admired the scaled-up rate at which India has propelled itself to become a serious manufacturing hub.India has become a powerhouse in research, manufacturing and information technology through […]

Saudi firms want Zambian chickens

By CHATULA KANGALI – SAUDI Arabian firms have expressed interest in importing spring chickens from Zambia, the Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) has said.This is amid failure by Zambia to export 300,000 chickens to South Africa after exporters...

Zambia in K6bn trade surplus

By KETRA KALUNGA and FELIX NKINKE – ZAMBIA has recorded a K6.1 billion trade surplus for January while the rate of inflation for February has gone up to 9.6 per cent from 9.4 per cent recorded in January 2022.This is according to the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTAT) monthly bulletin for February 2023 announced in Lusaka […]

‘Mysterious cassava disease: It’s a virus’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Ministry of Agriculture experts dispatched to Mungwi to determine the type of disease affecting cassava tubers and leaves have discovered an incurable virus which is yet to be identified.Mungwi District Commissioner Muma Musonda said in an interview yesterday that experts recommended the use of treated cassava cuttings as the virus […]

Boost business for local contractors, Govt told

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Indigenous Zambian Contractors (IZCA) has urged the Government to be deliberate in boosting business for local contractors because they lack financial support compared to the foreign competitors.IZCA president Humphrey Musonda said it was only when the Government deliberately chose to support indigenous contractors that their businesses would grow and be […]

ERB speeds up reforms to support energy transition

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) says it is accelerating the energy sector reforms to support the energy transition.Board chairperson Reynolds Bowa says the acceleration of energy reforms would help in the managing of pathways to sustainable alternative forms of energy. Read more

High Court judge pleads not guilty

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – MONGU High Court judge in charge, Wilfred Kopa Muma has pleaded not guilty to two counts of wilful failure to comply with the law and applicable procedure and abuse of authority.

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Govt launches health master plan

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE Ministry of Health has launched a 2022 to 2026 National Health Strategic Plan (NHSP) that seeks to address maternal, neonatal and child mortality as part of the key objectives.Health Minister Sylvia Masebo said among the strategies that her ministry would undertake to combat the vice include building maternity wings at […]

Mubita Nawa, 8 others on the run?

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – POLICE authorities in Mkushi District of Central Province are looking for renowned motivational speaker Mubita Nawa and eight others for giving false information to a public officer that the Government awarded Sacko manganese mine to youths. Read more

Luapula DPS, five DCs fired

By KAIKO NAMUSA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect fired six senior government officials from their positions.According to a statement released by Secretary to Cabinet Patrick Kangwa yesterday, the President in exercise of the powers vested in him, by Article 270 of the Constitution of Zambia had with immediate effect terminated the contracts […]

Govt cuts domestic borrowing by K8bn

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has reduced domestic borrowing from K24 billion in 2022, to K16 billion in 2023, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.

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Chiefs want minerals share…HH assures them: We’ll treat you equally

By JAMES KUNDA – THE House of Chiefs has urged the Government to amend the mining policy to compel investors to partner with royal establishments in mineral-rich areas to enable communities to benefit directly from Zambia’s abundant resources. Read more

TAZAMA Pipeline ops on next month – Minister

By GEORGE SINKALA – ENERGY Minister Peter Kapala has said that TAZAMA Pipeline will be operational next month and the cost of importing diesel is expected to drastically reduce from US$ 200 to US$ 49 per tonne.Mr Kapala said at a Press briefing yesterday that using the pipeline to import diesel would significantly help in […]

HH dates Parley

By KENNEDY LIMWANYA – Today, the Zambian people will, once again, turn their attention to the National Assembly where President Hakainde Hichilema will address the nation on the progress made on the application of national values and principles.This is a constitutional provision which requires the president to do so once every year as enshrined in […]