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Posts published in “Day: March 16, 2023

Malawi Turns to Zambia Defence Force for Cyclone Rescue Mission

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Government has turned to neighbouring Zambia for their defence force to reinforce Malawi Defence Force rescue mission on victims of Cyclone Freddy which wrecked havoc since Friday last week in the Southern Region districts of Blant...

‘Grant me Mabika!’

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says he wants Aimé Mabika for the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Lesotho despite the delays in the passport process. Read more

160 pupils for Ndola schools chess tournament

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – UP to 160 Ndola pupils will this weekend take part in the second phase of the district team selection tournament at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.According to district chess boss Joseph Mofya, the 160 were picked from an initial phase of the tournament that was held across eight venues involving schools from across […]

U-23 must defend better – Mutapa

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE – Chipolopolo 3-3 Under-23ZAMBIA Under-23 team coach Osward Mutapa (below) says character alone without working on team weakness is dead. Mutapa said this after watching his team show character by coming from 3-1 down against the senior national team to draw 3-3. Read more

Miss Zambia Strongwoman now targets world crown

By SANDRA MWILA – MISS Zambia Strongwoman Cherry Muchindu says she now wants a World Weightlifting title after making history by minting a bronze at the Arnold Classic championship in the United States of America (USA). Read more

HH rallies LDCs to tap into full potential

By MARTIN MUSHUMBA – WHEN the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) came to a close recently, it was without doubt that Zambia and indeed the conference had made their position clear on the need to mobilise international assistance to accelerate development and build prosperity for the people.Mr Hichilema did the […]

Tackling self-medication…

By PETER MALASHA – A healthy nation is a productive nation.When citizens are healthy, they contribute to economic growth through various economic activities.People should maintain good health through constant medical check-ups and avoid habits that are harmful to one’s good health such as self-medication or treatment without guidance from qualified health professionals.Self-medication has traditionally been […]

Driving towards Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway…

By PAYTHIAS MUTALE – ROAD traffic injuries are the leading cause of death in the country, according to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).Thousands of people each year die as a result of road traffic crashes, of which more than half of these involve pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.The Lusaka-Ndola Highway is the leader in […]

Africa can feed itself, the world

The Africa Food Summit which was held in Dakar, Senegal, recently, highlighted various issues such as the importance of investing in agriculture, arresting soaring inflation in Africa, effects of climate change and effects of the Russia-Ukraine war on the African continent.The summit came at the right time when Africa is just recovering from the Covid-19 […]

Improved sanitation for Kitwe’s Kwacha residents

Rapid urban population growth has created unprecedented challenges, among which water and sanitation provision have been the most pressing and painfully felt when lacking.Two main challenges related to water are affecting the sustainability of human urban settlements; the lack of access to safe water and sanitary facilities.These problems have enormous consequences on human health and […]

Private sector under WB spotlight

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE World Bank Group says it will, in liaison with International Finance Corporation (IFC), come up with the diagnosis of the private sector performance in Zambia to help unlock further investments in the country. Read more

Radisson keen to help boost tourism

By KELVIN MUDENDA – RADISSON Hotel Group (RHG) Africa managing director Bert Fol says his company stands ready to partner with local and international investors to boost Zambia’s tourism sector.Mr Fol says that will help create employment opportunities for the hospitality industry in Zambia. Read more

Accelerate clean energy uptake, consumers told

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE consumers should take action and help in accelerating the uptake of clean energy, Commerce Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga has said. Read more

OMCs welcome introduction of bulk purchasing of petroleum products

By KETRA KALUNGA – The Oil Marketing Company Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) has welcomed Government’s introduction of bulk purchasing of petroleum products saying the move will help increase local participation in the petroleum industry.

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Girl, 3, defiled by uncle

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – A-THREE-YEAR-OLD girl in Kitwe has allegedly been defiled by her uncle after she was left in his care by the mother.Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said the incident happened on Tuesday between 09:00 and 18:00 hours and that the suspect aged 28, had been arrested and detained ahead of appearing […]

Govt to clamp down on criminality – Mwiimbu

By PASSY HAACHIZO in Chisamba – HOME Affairs Minister Jack Mwiimbu has warned that the Government will clamp down on criminal acts such as witch-hunting which often results in the murder of innocent elderly members of society.Mr Mwiimbu said it was sad that some members of the public were hiring witch-hunters that were in the […]

World Vision Zambia launches $2m floods response plan

By WOMBA SIMEMBE – WORLD Vision Zambia (WVZ) has launched a US$2 million emergency humanitarian response to support more than 400, 000 people affected by floods in the country.Speaking during a flagging off ceremony on Tuesday, WVZ humanitarian emergency affairs director Bernard Zgambo said, the intervention was aimed at helping survivors to recover from the […]

PF lacked economic basics – Musokotwane

By FELIX NKINKE – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has said the Zambian government is in regular consultation with the Chinese government over the debt restructuring process. Read more