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Posts published in March 2023

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

K1m vanishes from car

By JOSEPH BANDA – THIEVES in Lusaka have stolen K1 million from a motor vehicle while the owner was having a meal at East Park mall in Lusaka.And a Mercedes Benz car was stolen after the owner left the engine running with keys in the ignition while she visited a relative in Kamwala South. Read […]

‘World Cup trophy should stir Copper Queens’

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the FIFA 2023 World Cup trophy should motivate the Copper Queens ahead of the tournament set for July in New Zealand and Australia.

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Chipepo sets 8-game target

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – RUNAWAY league leaders Power Dynamos coach Mwenya Chipepo says the seven-point gap his team is enjoying is not a reason to slow down as the aim is to win all eight remaining games of the season.

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GSB Cup prize kitty swells

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – GSB Zambia has added a K50, 000 to its sponsorship of the Copperbelt football Cup which enters the quarter-final stage this weekend.The K50, 000 top-up brings the total sponsorship package to K350, 000, indicating an increase of almost 17 per cent with the majority of the new money going into cash […]

Nchanga ready to host 10s tourney

By RONALD CHAWE – NCHANGA Rugby Club Chairperson Peter Muma says the club is well prepared to stage the 2023 Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) sponsored Nchanga 10s tournament set for this weekend in Chingola.

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Zambia to play Morocco

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDAFAZ has secured a high-profile international friendly match for the Zambia Olympics team that is preparing for the final qualifying round of this year’s under-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Egypt.

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Absa Cup in venue switch

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THIS year’s Absa Cup last-eight thrills have been moved from Woodlands to Nkoloma Stadium.FAZ said yesterday the late change of venue was triggered by unforeseen circumstances and that all logistics were in place for the ga...

No way out of legal dragnet

AS the lid on crimes committed during the reign of the PF begins to slowly unravel, can its former leaders escape the legal dragnet sweeping like a hurricane? The latest debacle on legal woes affecting some leaders of the former PF regime cannot escape mention; “72 motor vehicles seized at a farm in Lusaka”; A […]

Digital creator Musole to launch ‘Christy Magazine’

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – CHRISTY Musole, a Mongu-based digital creator, is this month set to launch her entertainment magazine called Christy Magazine.Speaking recently when she featured on Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) TV1 Smooth Talk entertainment programme, Musole said the magazine which has highlighted and profiled some of the interesting movers and shakers of Western […]

Media Arts body hails Sibbuku, Kasomo for sustaining Mpali

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – THE National Association of Media Arts (NAMA) has commended producers Frank Sibbuku and Eric Kasomo jr for sustaining job opportunities for local actors and actresses through the Mpali series.Mpali follows the story of Mr Nguzu (played by Mutale Monde), a polygamist married to seven women. Read more

Indeni to start buying fuel for strategic reserve

By CHATULA KANGALI – INDENI Energy Company Limited will start buying fuel for strategic reserves as it operates as an Oil Marketing Company (OMC).Company board chairperson Watson Lumba says Indeni has a lot of storage for fuel strategic reserves which can help the country have the commodity in an event of a global interruption. Read […]

FNB explains soya price raise

By MAYA NTANDA – THE price of Soyabeans has been pegged at $540 per tonne, attributed to demand in India and China.However, the current price is 1.9 per cent lower than the previous month.

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Chilanga Cement in 3p.c. profit increase

By CHATULA KANGALI – CHILANGA Cement PLC has recorded a three per cent profit before tax increase following its post-acquisition by Huaxin Group from Holcim Group.The profit before tax increased to K434 million from K423 million recorded in 2021...

Mopani capital injection to boost CB economic activities – Musenge

By KETRA KALUNGA – FORMER Copperbelt minister Mwenya Musenge says economic activities in the province will improve with government sourced funds to boost production at Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) as local contractors and suppliers’ incomes will increase through enhanced business. Read more