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Posts published in “Day: March 31, 2023

Keynote address by HH at 2nd Summit for Democracy

• YOUR excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the sixth president of the Republic of Zambia;• The Honourable Dr Mumba Malila, SC, Chief Justice of the republic of zambia;• The visiting honourable heads of judiciaries;• The Honourable Mrs Nelly Mutti, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Zambia;• The visiting Honourable speakers of […]

Budding chess stars ready to stake claim

By RONALD CHAWE – PROJECT Chess Zambia (PCZ) says the 10-member team picked to compete at the National Youth and Schools Closed Championship is ready to earn positions in the national teamThe Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ) will from April 28 to May 1 stage the Zambia Youth and Schools Closed Championship at the OYDC-Zambia […]

A bittersweet weekend!

IT WAS a bittersweet weekend for the football fraternity after recording mixed results from the under-23 and senior teams in their quest to qualify for the respect Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments.While the senior team made a progressive move towards returning to the continental showpiece after eight years, the under-23 kissed goodbye not only […]

Rethink sports agenda, SCZ urges associations

By RONALD CHAWE –THE Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ) says there is need for associations to rethink sports development in the country.Speaking at the Badminton Zambia (BZ) annual general meeting at Kabelenga Lodge in Ndola, SCZ acting general sec...

Grant demands consistency in June AFCON job

By ELIAS CHIPEPO –ZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says he expects a tough match against Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group H qualifier in June that might seal the Chipolopolo’s return to the continental showpiece.

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‘Team chemistry key’

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – AFRICA Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has hailed the chemistry that is developing in the national team which he says is the secret to success.Though in the early days, Mweene says the more the team plays together, the more it is likely to bring pride to the country […]

Zanaco declares K420m dividend

By Ketra Kalunga – ZANACO Bank has declared a dividend of K421 million, an increase from K361 million paid out last year as the bank records revenue growth of 11 per cent.Zanaco board chairperson Patrick Wanjelani said the bank’s dividend increased to 0.292 per share from 0.252 per share representing a 16 per cent rise. […]

Inflation still within single digit – ZamStats

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZAMBIA’s annual rate of inflation for March 2023 has increased to 9.9 per cent from 9.6 per cent recorded in the previous month.Meanwhile, the economy grew by 5.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2022 from a 5.5 per cent growth of 2021.Statistician General Mulenga Musepa said the annual inflation […]

Manufacturers want tax amnesty extended

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has joined calls for the extension of Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) tax amnesty exercise which ends today for another three months. Read more

Parley ratifies judges’ appointment

By JOSEPH BANDA – PARLIAMENT yesterday ratified the appointment of 11 High Court judges. Lukulu East Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Kalila, who is chairperson of the select committee appointed to scrutinise the nominees, said all security...

‘Illicit mealie-meal trade putting pressure on price’

By JOSEPH BANDA – AGRICULTURE Minister Reuben Phiri has said that illicit trade in mealie-meal and maize across borders is putting pressure on the price of the commodities.He warned in parliament that all those involved in the illicit trade would lose their freedom, money and vessels because security wings had been put on alert. Read […]

Veep calls for implementation of commitments

By CHUSA SICHONE – VICE-PRESIDENT Mutale Nalumango yesterday closed the Second Summit for Democracy, with a call for the practical implementation of the commitments made at the two-day gathering.The summit deliberated on a number of issues to foster democracy in Africa, which included ensuring electoral integrity, inclusive participation of women, youths and persons with disabilities […]

Reject coups, HH urges African countries

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called on African countries to reject unconstitutional means of taking over power and embrace democratic ways of changing governments through free, fair and transparent elections.

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China, Zambia in $3bn deal

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIA, through Zesco Limited has signed a US$3.4 billion Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Integrated Clean Energy Power Company of China to produce 2, 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy.

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Tayali enjoys freedoms, protests at US embassy

By GEORGE SINKALA – IN a show of new found freedom of expression in the New Dawn dispensation, opposition Economic Equity Party (EEP) leader Chilufya Tayali delivered a letter of protest at the United States embassy in Lusaka. Read more

‘Democracy needs constant nurturing’

By JOSEPH BANDA – UNITED States (US) Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has said that democracy needs constant nurturing as it is not a one off thing.Addressing the Second Summit for Democracy in Lusaka yesterday, Dr Cardona who led the US delegation to Zambia said, democracy was like a seed which needed to be planted […]