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Posts published in “Day: April 18, 2023

Anglo American, 2 other firms explore for copper

By CHATULA KANGALI – ANGLO American Corporation and two other large-scale mining firms are exploring for copper and other minerals in Mwinilunga District in North-Western Province.District Commissioner Harrison Kamuna says Anglo American Corpora...

Govt dismantling $700m OMCs debt – Kapala

By CHTULA KANGALI – THE Government says it is working on dismantling the $700 million it owes to Oil Marketing Companies (OMC).Energy minister Peter Kapala said in an interview that the government wants to dismantle the debt before it invests in other fuel projects.Mr Kapala said the $700 million debt was accrued over a period […]

Regulate outdoor adertising, Mulenga urges ZIM

By JAMES KUNDA – COMMERCE, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga has called for regulated outdoor marketing and advertising.Mr Mulenga has challenged the Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM) to enforce legislation aimed at regulating the outdoor advertising of goods and services.He said this when the ZIM executive called on him in Lusaka recently.Read more

Siavonga DC orders hotel, lodge owners to abolish entry fee

By SNIKE MZULAH in Siavonga – SOME hotel and lodge owners in Siavonga have allegedly introduced entry fees for visitors to access their facilities and this has incensed the area district administration which has called for the abolition of the fees.Siavonga District Commissioner Geoffrey Jakopo confirmed that he has received complaints from the public that […]

Zimba makes boxing team

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – AFRICAN middleweight champion Steven Zimba was an easy pick into the 20-member provisional national boxing team for various forthcoming international championships this year.Zimba, together with other continental champions like flyweight Patrick Chinyemba, all made the team selected by the Zambia Boxing Federation technical team led by national boxing team coach Wisdom […]

U-17 gets north camping

By SANDRA MWILA – FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the Zambia Under-17 team will camp in North Africa ahead of the Algeria 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) set for April 29 to May 19.In his weekly column dubbed ‘President Corner’, Kamanga said he had no doubt that the team would be ready in time […]

‘Grand style memorial’ …FAZ wants a befitting 30 years anniversary

By Sandra Mwila – FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says the association will work on living up to the promise of the fallen heroes by qualifying to the World Cup as the country commemorates 30 years after the Gabon Air Disaster.And veteran coach Fred Mwila said organising friendly games in honour of the fallen heroes should […]

One abductor not fit to stand trial, court hears

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A PSYCHIATRIST from Chainama Hills Hospital has told the court that one of the accused in a case two men face 54 counts of abduction and rape cannot stand trial because he has an anti-social personality disorder whose origin can be traced from his childhood.The accused persons James Bwalya and Mathews […]

Let’s proceed with Constitutional reform – Civil society

By JAMES KUNDA – THE civil society movement has proposed that the country proceeds with Constitutional reform amidst seeking resolutions to other national issues such as the ongoing economic reconstruction.This follows a proposal by Constitutional lawyer John Sangwa that the Constitution making process could be secondary to matters such as debt restructuring owing to the […]

Court threatens to revoke Amos Chanda’s bond

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has warned that it will not hesitate to revoke the bond for former president Edgar Lungu’s press aide Amos Chanda if he continues to abscond court sessions.Lusaka Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga sounded the warning yesterday after Chanda failed to appear before court in a matter he is charged […]

Govt warns millers against colluding with smugglers

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE Government has warned millers against colluding with smugglers of maize and mealie-meal saying they risk being blacklisted from accessing maize from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).Meanwhile, Rainbow Milling Company director Ayyub Patel has appealed to the Government to put up stringent measures to ensure that there is no smuggling of […]

It’s safe, NBA assures on GMO mealie-meal

By TELLAH HAZINJI – THE National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has assured the nation that the mealie-meal from South Africa produced from genetically modified maize is safe for consumption.NBA scientific advisory committee chairperson Sody Munsaka said the organisation was working with other Government institutions to ensure that mealie-meal that would contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to […]

Your pension ready!

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has assented to the National Pension Scheme Amendment Bill 2023 which allows members of the scheme to make partial withdrawal of their contributions.Mr Hichilema said this was in line with the United Party for National Development (UPND) campaign promise in the 2021 general elections, to reform the National […]

Tone down, Mweetwa urges Nawakwi

By FELIX NKINKE – United Party for National Development (UPND) spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has urged Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) leader Edith Nawakwi to tone down on her political ranting and start making useful contributions towards national growth.Mr Mweetwa has also refuted reports that the Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which […]

Man blocks wife’s marriage to Congolese lover

By JAMES KUNDA –THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has dismissed a marriage application by a Zambian-based Congolese businessman and Malawian woman because the woman is still married to a Zambian man.The couple was supposed to receive their marriage certificate under the Marriage Act in Lusaka yesterday but the local authority declared the application as null […]