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Posts published in “Day: March 22, 2023

Nkandu raises hope on Mabika

By SANDRA MWILA – SPORTS Minister Elvis Nkandu insists Aime Mabika’s passport issue has been sorted out to enable the player to play for Zambia in the two uninterrupted Ivory Coast 2024 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) fixtures against Lesotho.


U23 eyes Egypt win

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE – “WE will give it our all,” were the words of Zambia Under 23 coach Osward Mutapa Jr after declaring his squad ready to face Egypt in today’s first leg final round of the Morocco 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers...

African appointment humbles handball boss

By SANDRA MWILA – HANDBALL Association of Zambia (HAZ) president Victor Banda says he is humbled with his appointment as Confederation of Africa Handball (CAH) competition supervisor.

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Going back to green (part 3)

In Part II, we looked at how we became well settled in “modern” farming, enthusiastically embracing not only very efficient, mechanised cultivation but also “improved” coded seed and a wide array of chemical products that seemed to answer to every imaginable cropping problem.But then, we have observed, in recent years, the emergence of a new […]

Exchange rates’ looming effects in Zambia

THE business model has changed dramatically in the last three decades because the world has become interconnected and has propelled globalisation and the wider markets for products and services.Zambia is one of the countries whose exchange rate has not been consistent compared to countries with strong economies and as such the import market has consistently […]

China’s role in Zambia’s debt restructuring

AS we indicated last week, Zambia urgently needs deep and comprehensive debt treatment in line with the Joint World Bank (WB)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA).The debt analysis calls for $8.4 billion in debt relief in 2022-2025 and additional relief through 2031.In last week’s column on whether Zambia is a victim of China-United […]

Northern tourism circuit yearns for infrastructure investments

INVESTMENT in tourism infrastructure development to make destinations and services increasingly attractive is key to developing any country’s tourism sector.This has a strong and positive impact on visitor attraction.Investment in the sector’s infrastructure includes investment in components such as transport and communications infrastructure, the hotel and restaurant industry, as well as recreation facilities.Boosting investments in […]

Enhanced CDF transforming lives of skilful youths

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is meant for the establishment of capital investments which include road construction, upgrading of existing infrastructure with the aim of improving communal access to social services.This is by using the bottom-up approach to social planning and administration.The United Party for National Development (UPND) Government realised that the impact of the […]

Youths standing up to be counted…

THE old adage states that ‘youths are the future leaders of tomorrow.’However, there is an addition that youths are actually the leaders of today and tomorrow, hence the call for the young people to participate in economic growth.It is for this reason that the 2023 youth day celebrations were centred on economic participation from young […]

Tazama buys drone for pipeline surveillance

By CHATULA KANGALI – TAZAMA Pipeline Limited has procured a drone to enhance surveillance over the pipeline from Tanzania to Zambia.Company managing director Davison Thawete says the drone that will be operated by Tazama management both in Zambia and Tanzania will monitor activities around the 1,710 kilometre pipeline. Read more

Cost of transport, fertiliser push up Kitwe onion prices

By JANE MWANSA – THE price of onion in Kitwe has drastically increased due to the high cost of transportation and fertiliser, among other necessities for producing the vegetable.Sylvester Sakala, a wholesale trader at Chisokone market, said in an interview that a 10 kilogrammes (Kg) bag of red onion was being sold at K200 from […]

Court rejects Kaizar Zulu’s passport application

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka Magistrate’s court has declined to grant former president Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizar Zulu’s application to order the Immigration Department to release his passport to enable him travel out of th...

ACC nabs ex-contractors bosses for K79,000 theft

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested the former president of the National Association of Small and Medium Contractors Edward Mpepo and the former secretary general Danny Simumba for alleged theft of K79,000.Mr Mpepo, 59, of Kasupe Farms in Lusaka West and Mr Simumba, 51, of plot number 7583, Nkana East, were […]

Yango offices shut as drivers protest

By GEORGE SINKALA –ONLINE transport company, YANGO offices were yesterday closed after a two day protest by its drivers who also destroyed some properties.Read more

Patients from referral centres overwhelm UTH

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Women and Newborn Hospital has been overwhelmed by the large number of patients from referral centres.

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Govt sues ex-ministers

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has sued Patriotic Front (PF) presidential aspirant Chishimba Kambwili and three other former Cabinet ministers for owing K230,000 accrued in salaries after the dissolution of Parliament in 2016. Read more

Invest in energy sector – HH

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged a visiting team from Invest Africa to consider investing in the energy sector of Zambia.President Hichilema said investing in the energy sector would give the investors quick returns.President Hichilema was speaking at State House yesterday when Invest Africa chief executive officer Karen Taylor and her delegation paid a courtesy on […]