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Posts published in “Day: March 9, 2023

Zambia Beefs up Its Borders to Tackle Illegal Migration

[DW] Zambia has become a major transit point for human traffickers who often smuggle people into the country enroute to South Africa. The government said tighter borders would be key in dealing with the crisis.

‘Zambia on course for Athletics Championship’

By SANDRA MWILA – WITH time slowly running out before Zambia hosts the Under-18 and 20 African Athletics Championship next month, Local organising Committee vice chairperson Elias Mpondela has assured rehabilitation works will be completed on ti...

Giant killers MUZA eye Absa Cup

By SANDRA MWILA – FOLLOWING a wonderful performance in the MTN Super League to be third on the log, Maestro United Zambia (MUZA) coach Lameck Banda says his giant killing side will be going into the Absa Cup with the intent of winning the trophy...

‘We picked the best’

By SANDRA MWILA –ZAMBIA Under-20 team coach Chisi Mbewe says the players picked for the Egypt 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were the best and eligible to represent the country at the continental competition.

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Hockey coaches undergo training

By NOAH SILOMBA – THE Zambia Hockey Association (ZHA) is elated with the training of the coaches under the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Olympic Solidarity programme level two national coaching course.

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Media’s role in raising awareness on decentralisation

By JULIUS PHIRI – DECENTRALISATION is usually referred to as the transfer of powers from central government to lower levels in a political –administrative and territorial hierarchy.Decentralisation facilitates fiscal competition between jurisdictions, in particular when households are mobile between sub-national governments.Decentralisation also enhances competition within municipalities and within regions.The decentralisation was the transfer of responsibilities, […]

Smooth Ndola-Lusaka dual carriageway in sight

By JOWITSALUSEKI and MUSONDAMANGILASHI – The last few years have seen a rapid deterioration of Zambia’s main highways.The Great North Road has seen its fair share of damage.Long stretches of rutted roads and narrow winding diversions are a challenge in both day and night time driving.The stretch between Chibombo and Ndola is one that is […]

Easing plight of female inmates, circumstantial children

By PASSY HAACHIZO – THE time was 09:40 hours when the Land Cruiser driven by a female police officer carrying female police officers and wives of police officers across Central Province belonging to Nkwazi Women’s Club arrived at Mukobeko Female Correctional Facility in Kabwe.Here, at the country’s top penitentiary, the female section had 12 children […]

Siavonga in €2m transformation project

By Snike Mzulah in Siavonga – KFW Development Bank plans to construct an ultra-modern market and bus station.The bank will also rehabilitate roads in Siavonga in the project which is expected to transform the tourist resort into a modern town.


‘Expedite uranium exploration works’

By Snike Mzulah in Siavonga – A civic leader in Siavonga has called on the management of GoviEx Uranium Zambia Ltd to expedite its exploration works and officially start mining uranium in the area.In an interview, Independent Mutuba Ward Councillor Felix Hang’andu said that it is worrying to note that the mining company has been […]

$15m mines spare parts firm set for Kalulushi

By CHATULA KANGALI – A local firm intends to set up a factory which will manufacture spare parts for mining machinery in Kalulushi at a cost of $14.9 million.Naipu Mining Machinery Limited wants to be manufacturing wear-resistant rubber spare pa...

Zambia to host Africa Youth SDGs Summit

By KETRA KALUNGA – Alliance for Accountability Advocates Zambia (AAAZ) says the 2023 Africa Youth SDGs Summit to be held in Zambia in June this year will address financing challenges for innovative young people.

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PPP model to address bias in construction sector – NHA

By KETRA KALUNGA – National Housing Authority (NHA) chief executive officer Waicha Ndhlovu says business for the construction sector has been biased towards the private sector and multinational companies because they have the finance capacity compared to individual companies. Read more

Zanaco awards 15 exceptional women

By JAMES KUNDA – ZANACO has awarded 15 Zambian women for their exceptional contribution to developing the various fields of specialty.This is was at a Zee Women Banking awards gala night held in Lusaka on the eve on the International Women’s Day. Read more

There’s no mealie-meal shortage in Northern, Luapula, Muchinga – Lufuma

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government says there is no mealie-meal shortage in Northern, Luapula and Muchinga provinces.Acting Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Ambrose Lufuma said this in Parliament on Tuesday, in response to a question for oral answer by Bangweulu Member of Parliament Anthony Kasandwe, who wanted to know whether the Government was aware […]

New minimum wages to be effected in August

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Ministry of Labour and Social Security says the new minimum wages that were announced in December last year will take effect in August, this year.

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Veep assures Central chiefs on energy supply

By PASSY HAACHIZO – VICE-PRESIDENT Mutale Nalumango has assured the chiefs in Central Province that the government is doing everything possible to enhance the provision of energy across the chiefdoms.

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Don’t discard traditional farming methods – HH

By JOSEPH BANDA –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said that not all traditional farming methods should be discarded because some can still be applied to add value to agriculture production. Read more

Women celebrate

By JAMES KUNDA, PASSY HAACHIZO and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI –ZAMBIA yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD) with a clarion call on society to protect women’s right in the digital space and to eliminate online gender-based violence. Read more