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Posts published in “Day: March 17, 2023

Mbesuma eyes U-17 title, World Cup

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA Under-17 team striker Lineker Mbesuma says his aim is to help the team win the Algeria 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title and qualify for the World Cup.Linecker, the son of Zambia’s 2012 AFCON winning striker Collins, based in South Africa was among the 48 players summoned for a […]

Kaoma wins Luanshya Open

By RONALD CHAWE – NATIONAL team player Michael Kaoma continued with his prolific form after he scored six points from seven rounds to win the 2023 Luanshya Chess Open.Kaoma has had a good start to the year that saw him earn a place in the 2023 national team and also won the Kansanshi Mine North-Western […]

Zambia face Niger test

From NDINAWE SIMPELWE in Niger – ZAMBIA Under-23 men’s team coach Osward Mutapa says today’s international friendly match against Niger will help gauge his team’s preparedness ahead of the final round of the Morocco 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (A...

No passport yet!

By SANDRA MWILA – DEFENDER Aimee Mabika’s availability for Zambia remains uncertain because his passport is not yet ready ahead of next week’s back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Lesotho.

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HH to receive World Cup trophy

By SANDRA MWILA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is expected to receive the FIFA World Cup trophy on March 23 as part of a 32-nation odyssey for the trophy ahead of the globe showpiece set for July in Australia and New Zealand.FAZ communications manager Sydney Mungala said in an interview that apart from the Head of […]

Govt to mobilise K2bn from UAE for SMEs

By GEORGE SINKALA – THE Government is mobilising about K2 billion from the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development towards the empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to meet the deficit of K10.3 billion wo...

Manufacturers pin faith on Ndola-Lusaka road

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE upgrading of the Ndola-Lusaka highway into a dual carriageway will boost the manufacturing sector by improving on the transportation of raw materials and products the Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has said. Read more

Bankers keen to back FQM expansion plan

By BUSINESS REPORTER – FIRST Quantum Minerals’ (FQM) investments and expansion projects in Zambia have reportedly drawn the interest of financiers in the region who recently toured its mine sites in Kalumbila and Solwezi to familiarise themselves with its operations. Read more

Increased stocks of local veggies in chain stores elates ZNFU

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) is happy with increased stocking of locally- grown vegetables in chain stores and other retail outlets saying it is encouraging farmers to produce more.ZNFU president Jervis Zimba sai...

Unified Chemicals to set up $5m soya beans plant in Kapiri

By CHATULA KANGALI – UNIFIED Chemicals Zambia Limited will set up a soya beans solvent extraction plant in Kapiri Mposhi at a cost of $5 million.Kapiri Mposhi District commissioner Francis Hasalama confirmed the establishment of the factory in t...

Stanbic gifts UTH Children’s Hospital with medical kit

By EMILY KUWEMA – STANBIC Bank has donated medical equipment to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Children’s Hospital to help compliment the Government’s efforts in delivering quality health services.Chief financial officer Mzimu Sikotawina said the donation was part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities as it placed great importance on issue of health. Read […]

AG asked to ascertain UNZA virtual classroom operations

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Parliamentary Committee on Parastatal Bodies and other Statutory Institutions has requested the Office of the Auditor General (AG) to undertake a visit to the University of Zambia (UNZA) in Lusaka, to ascertain the operation...

Govt keen to transform Lufwanyama into ‘bread basket’ – HH

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Lufwanyama – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said the Government is determined to transform Lufwanyama district into the country’s ‘bread basket’ through enhanced agriculture support.President Hichilema also said the agenda of the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration is to change the lives of the people as he declared 2023 as […]

Twist in PF wrangles

By FELIX NKINKE, JOSEPH BANDA and JAMES KUNDA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) squabbles have continued with presidential hopeful Chishimba Kambwili turning against his ally Geoffrey Mwamba on their ploy to block other candidates, who they accuse of b...

Govt to resolve timber business challenges – HH

By MAYA NTANDA, JANE MWANSA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said the Government is critically looking into challenges surrounding the timber business on the Copperbelt.The Head of State has also assured Copperbelt residents that Chambishi Metals whose full operations have been on halt for more than two years will soon resume to […]

Three cops nabbed over suspect’s death in cells

By BARBARA CHANDA and JULIUS PHIRI – THREE Nyimba police officers have been arrested for allegedly beating up a suspect who later died in police cells.Eastern province commanding officer Limpo Liywalii confirmed the incident but declined to ...

Govt puts Sacko Manganese Mine under restriction

By PASSY HAACHIZO – THE Government has placed the controversial Sacko Manganese Mine in Mkushi under restriction and nobody will be allowed to enter or undertake any activities on the site without the consent of ministry of Mines of Mines and Mi...