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Posts published in April 2023

Honouring fallen heroes!

THE Day, April 28, will forever remain an important date in the history of Zambia, especially in the sports fraternity.This dark day will always be remembered as when Zambia lost the cream of the national team.Thirty years ago today but memories remain fresh for the gallant Zambia football team players and officials that perished off […]

A golfer, a tree for KK

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Zambian golf fraternity will today be out on the course in the KK Golf Day at their various golf clubs with each player expected to plant a tree after the game in honour of Zambia First President Kenneth Kaunda.The Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) said yesterday that all clubs around the […]

Athletes’ lives to change – Mushipi

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – NATIONAL junior athletics team coach Sydney Mushipi says the lives of the Zambian athletes who will be part of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) junior championships will never be the same again. Read more

It’s Gabon disaster, KK Day

By SANDRA MWILA – TODAY marks 30 years since that eerie morning when news broke out that the plane carrying the highly-talented national football team had crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and all 30 people on board were feared dead.And to mark 30 years of the crash that killed 30 of the country’s finest footballers, […]

PF submitted incomplete list to registrar – Kawana

By FELIX NKINKE – INFORMATION and Media Ministry Spokesperson and Director Thabo Kawana has disclosed that the list the Patriotic Front (PF) took to the Registrar of Societies after their April 2021 party convention was incomplete as some documents were not submitted Read more

‘Reflect on KK’s life, contributions’

By TINKERBELL MWILA, JOSEPH BANDA and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – THE Government has declared today, April 28, as a public holiday to commemorate Kenneth Kaunda Day with a call on all the citizens to reflect on the life and immense contributions that the late founding father made. Read more

Govt expects fertiliser price reduction

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government anticipates a reduction in local fertiliser prices as the country begins to enhance its local production capacity for the commodity.President Hichilema said the sufficient local production of fertiliser was also key in improving farmers’ access to the commodity and result in high crop yields to satisfy both the local […]

Soldiers nab colleagues for abetting mealie meal smuggling

By TINKERBEL MWILA – POLICE have arrested five people, who were allegedly smuggling mealie-meal into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), under the protection of four armed soldiers.However, by Press time, formalities to have the soldiers handed over to the police had not been concluded. Read more

Debt restructuring: HH upbeat

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is optimistic that an agreement on restructuring Zambia’s debt might be reached soon at the on-going Official Creditor Committee (OCC) Meeting.He said Government was represented by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and Secretary to the Treasury Felix Nkulukusa. Read more

HH blasts ministers

By CHUSA SICHONE -Hakainde Hichilema is incensed with the lackluster performance of some ministers and permanent secretaries (PSs) and has warned that he will continue removing them from office if their attitude to work does not improve. Read more

Mpulungu sex-for-fish trade irks FAO

By KETRA KALUNGA in Mpulungu District – THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is working to address the practice of fish-for-sex business reported to be rife between the fishermen and female traders in Mpulungu District of Northern Provinc...

‘Lake Tanganyika fish deplete’

By KETRA KALUNGA in MpulunguTHE fish catches on Lake Tanganyika has reduced due to the rampant use of illegal fishing methods, prompting the authorities to introduce a three-month fishing ban this year.The authorities in four countries sharing the lake, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have resolved to close the lake […]

Don’t be too dependant on FRA, millers told•

By CHATULA KANGALI and KETRA KALUNGA – COPPERBELT Minister Elisha Matambo has challenged millers to start buying maize for their reserve and stop depending on Food Reserve Agency (FRA) stocks as farmers anticipate increase in the prices of t...

CEEC disburses K130m in marketeers booster loans

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) disbursed K130 million to more than 56,000 people countrywide under the marketeers’ booster loan scheme.Meanwhile, the commission has urged more markerteers to take advantage of the financing facility which is collateral free with flexible repayment plans. Read more

CLM stakes $290m for skills training school

By CHATULA KANGALI – LUANSHYA Copper Mines (CLM) has invested $290.6 million in the construction of new state-of-art Sinozam Vocational College of Science and Technology to help bridge the deficit gap in industrial skills.The mining firm says increased training in skill for science and technology will help the country to achieve industrialisation and job creation. […]

FNB to sponsor Lusaka Expo

By TELLAH HAZINJI – THE First National Bank (FNB) Zambia has announced its Bronze sponsorship of K75,000 to support the 2023 Lusaka Business Expo slated for May 4 to 6 2023.Speaking at a Press briefing to announce the Lusaka Business Expo sponsorship yesterday, FNB Zambia head of business and commercial banking Kabanda Lilanda said the […]

AFCON relief: U17 players pass MRI tests

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA Under-17 coach Ian Bakala says he is happy that his plans will not be disturbed after all the players passed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test conducted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that kicks off this weekend in Algeria. Read […]

Zambian ruggers outsmart Uganda

By RONALD CHAWE – Uganda 13-21 ZambiaZAMBIA Under-20 coach Reuben Mkandawire says his fit-again team capitalised on an unfit Uganda to beat them and reach the fifth-place final at the on-going Rugby Africa 2023 Barthés Trophy Challenge in Nairobi, Kenya.In a post-match interview from Nairobi yesterday, Mkandawire expressed happiness with the win and more so […]

Netballers tumble to holders Tonga, face Malawi

By SANDRA MWILA – Tonga 59-47 ZambiaCOACH Lazarous Tembo is impressed with his team performance despite losing the final group match to defending champions Tonga at the on-going Pacific Australia Netball Series in Gold Coast.

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‘Give us gold’

By SANDRA MWILA – SPORTS Minister Elvis Nkandu says he expects the Zambian athletes to compete well and win medals in the Confederation of African Athletes (CAA) 2023 Under 18 and 20 Championships set for Ndola.

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