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Posts published in March 2023

Levy Mwanawasa Stadium land encroachments irk Nkandu

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – SPORTS Minister Elvis Nkandu has expressed anger at the levels of land encroachment to Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.After touring the Stadium facility and bare land yesterday, the minister was left shocked to discover that even Dola Hill Mall was built on Stadium land with proceeds not benefiting the Stadium. Read […]

Banda grants Avram win

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA At Levy Mwanawasa Stadium – Zambia 3-1 LesothoZAMBIA coach Avram Grant praised the impact Lameck Banda had on the game after the Lecce forward climbed off the bench to deliver a much-needed win over Lesotho as the Chipolopolo took control of Group H of the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations […]

Airtel to host the Voice Africa

By CHATULA KANGALI – AIRTEL AFRICA is expected to host the highly anticipated show, The Voice Africawhich will debut on 26 the March this year.Airtel Africa, as the title sponsors, has partnered with FAME Studios Africa to broadcast the show on free to air TV stations across its markets and Airtel TV. Group Chief Commercial […]

Stanbic for tourism sector growth

By KELVIN MUDENDA – STANBIC Bank Zambia says it will partner with the Government in growing the tourism sector and has commended the ‘New Dawn’ administration for the economic environment which has enabled the bank to provide effective digital banking services. Read more

‘Cassava shortage forces drop in starch production’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – PREMIERCON Starch Company Limited has said production of starch has dropped by 60 per cent to 100 tonnes per day due to the shortage of the main raw material, cassava.

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Zambian appointed World Bank veep

By JAMES MUYANWA – A ZAMBIAN financial expert and former Bank of Zambia (BoZ) employee has been appointed World Bank Group vice-president for budget, performance review and strategic planning, effective July 1, this year.Samuel Maimbo has been appointment vice-president and will be responsible for the alignment of the World Bank budget with its strategic priorities, […]

ZB’s $80m project boosts cassava demand

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZAMBIAN Breweries’ US$80 million expansion project and overhaul of the plant which will be completed in October this year will boost the demand for local cassava.The Lusaka plant once completed would enable the brewer to produ...

HH gets Global Water Change Makers Award

By CINDY SIPULA and JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has been awarded with the Inau­gural Presidential Global Water Change Makers Award for his commit­ment and leadership in enhancing water security in Zambia.

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Cop, three others in day-light robbery

By WOMBA SIMEMBE and SHAFINA KAMISI – POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a uniformed police officer and three others after they allegedly robbed a Lusaka resident of K3,400 in broad daylight. The incident happened on Wednesday in Lusaka’s Kamwala trading area. Read more

‘Don’t shield criminals’

By FELIX NKINKE – THE corruption fight will not be derailed by anyone seeking protection from the Church and the New Dawn government will ensure that all those involved in the vice are arrested, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.


Support PPP model, HH rallies banks

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged Absa Bank and other financial institutions to support the ‘New Dawn’ Government’s ingenious way of infrastructure development using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Read more

Gold diggers fined

By SNIKE MZULAH in Siavonga – THREE farmers have been fined K130,000 each for entering the Lower Zambezi National Park to dig for gold. Before Siavonga magistrate Austern Mubita was Jackson Lupasha, 30, Gift Muntanga, 29, both residents of L...

Bowman found with case to answer

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has been found with a case to answer in all the three counts of interfering with witnesses.Read more

PwC explains factors affecting Kwacha value

By KENNEDY MUPESENI and KETRA KALUNGA – AS the value of the Kwacha against the United States (US) dollar crossed the K21 psychological barrier yesterday, PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) explained some of the factors causing the trend.

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More hail Indeni, Tazama pipeline transformation

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE transformation of Indeni and the Tazama pipeline by the New Dawn government is a good development which will help transform the petroleum subsectors in the country, Sub-Saharan Gemstone Exchange and Industrial Park has observed.Chairperson Phesto Musonda says the move will result into increased business opportunities and employment for local people. […]

Algeria pledges more trade with Zambia

By KETRA KALUNGA – The Algerian government has pledged to enhance trade with Zambia which has for years been dwindling.Algerian Ambassador to Zambia Ahmed Saadi said concrete action should be taken between the two countries to revamp trade.


CEEC Airtel partner on loan disbursement, repayment

By KETRA KALUNGA – The Citizen Economic and Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has partnered with Airtel Money Zambia to facilitate the process of disbursing and receiving repayments of business loans.

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Finland assures of diverisfication support

By JAMES KUNDA – A LOCAL entrepreneur in the agriculture sector has implored Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to actualise their ideas through strategic support synergies with industry players and cooperating partners.And the Finnish Governme...

Chimese opts to remain silent in defence

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWEFORMER Zambia Air Force (ZAF) commander Eric Chimese has opted to remain silent in his defence in a matter he is jointly charged with Chita Lodge Limited proprietor, James Chungu for abuse of authority and money laundering.


NAPSA Bill passes 2nd reading

By JAMES KUNDA – THE National Pension Scheme Amendment Bill has unanimously passed the Second reading stage in Parliament.The Bill seeks to allow members aged 45 that have contributed to the scheme for at least five years, to access a 20 per cen...