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Posts published in “Day: April 21, 2023

Five Kamono Farm directors nabbed

By PASSY HAACHIZO and CHUSA SICHONE – THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested five directors of Kamono Farm Initiative Limited and Kamono Cooperative Society Limited in Kabwe for alleged fraud and money laundering activities.

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‘Zambia needs phytosanitary standards to trade in plants’

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZAMBIA lacks international standards for phytosanitary measures needed to trade in plants and plant products, a Ministry of Agriculture official has said.Plant quarantine and phytosanitary services director Kenneth Msiska said the current Plant Pests and Diseases Act does not speak to phytosanitary measures that are required in international trade such as […]

Consumption of local products policy hailed

By TELLAH HAZINJI – GOVERNMENT policy on the promotion of local produce consumption is slowly beginning to bear fruit.He said the suspension of the importation of onion from neighbouring countries and South Africa in particular last year, is one...

Kwacha retreats

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Kwacha was yesterday set, for the second consecutive day, to lose some gains against the United States (US) dollar due to a slight pick-up in demand from large corporate entities and other market players.The Kwacha posted some loss in value for the second day as it began trading above K17 […]

Zambia courts Italian firm for almond cultivation, processing

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Zambian Embassy in Rome is in talks with an almond cultivation and processing company Nutfruit of Italy on the possible establishment of almond plantations in Zambia.Nutfruit head of international relations Francesco Bilotta said the company had been trying to engage the government of Zambia since 2017 to start growing almonds […]

Bankers happy with economic performance

By TELLAH HAZINJI – THE Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) is elated by the country’s economic performance in the first quarter of this year saying the economy showed a lot of resilience and continued on its fiscal restoration path.BAZ chief executive officer, Leonard Mwanza said the splendid economic performance has been amid external and internal […]

PAZ calls for road infrastructure to Angolan market

By CHATULA KANGALITHE Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) has called for the development of road infrastructure leading to Angola to enable farmers access the lucrative market which depends on Brazil for its poultry requirements.PAZ executive manager Dominic Chanda said in an interview that the Angola market was more lucrative than the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

Don’t dent women’s football

Sport On with ELIAS CHIPEPO – IT is sad that some elements want to dent the various strides that women’s football in Zambia continues to score.While the national team is performing well at regional and continental level with the global stage still being tested, reports of indiscipline in camp and players with officials beating up […]

Golfers remain 4th in Uganda

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – FOR the third straight day, the Zambia boys’ team stayed in fourth place at the ongoing Africa Junior Golf Championship in Uganda and just a shot off a medal position.But the girls were kept in distant eighth place as favourites South Africa stayed 30 shots ahead of second-placed Zimbabwe going into […]

Zambians eulogise ‘true’ legend Muna

By SANDRA MWILA – A SOMBRE mood characterised the motorsport fraternity as they received the remains of two-time Africa rally champion Muna Singh, 53, who died in India on Thursday last week.Muna, who was also a nine-time Zambian champion was cremated in India on Sunday as the family members led by his wife Natalie arrived […]

Clubs to own ZPL – Mulenga

By SANDRA MWILA – CLUBS will have up to 90 percent shareholding in the league once the delinkage of FAZ from the league is completed.This is according to Zambia Premier League (ZPL) manager Brian Mulenga.Also speaking at the consultative meeting of the ZPL with women’s football clubs, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said he was happy […]

‘WC slots not for sale!’

By SANDRA MWILA – FAZ president Andrew Kamanga says call ups to the women’s national football team heading to the World Cup are not for sale. Speaking when he officially opened a Consultative meeting with women’s football teams on delinking the league from FAZ, Kamanga warned that any officials engaging in corruption in order to […]

China assures Zambia …We won’t impose stiff conditions on debt restructuring

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Chinese Government has assured that it will not impose any stiff conditions on Zambia, as the country seeks debt restructuring with various creditors.Chinese ambassador Du Xiahoui said in Lusaka yesterday that China, as one of the co-chairs for Zambia’s negotiations with creditors, was coordinating efforts from all sides to actively […]

We treat criticism as advice, HH tells Church

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says the Church should feel free to criticise the Government because criticism is viewed as well meaning advice.President Hichilema said the Government and the Church were true partners and having divergent views on certain issues did not mean that the relationship ceased to exist. Read more

Seek home-grown solutions, engineers challenged

By KELVIN MUDENDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has challenged engineers to devise home-grown solutions that will generate sustainable economic transformation.Mr Hichilema said the New Dawn Government had an ambitious agenda to transform Zambia’s economic outlook, through home-grown solutions that generated economic activity and created jobs. Read more

DRC soldiers hold 4 Zambian youths hostage

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI – FOUR Zambians of Kambowa area in Masaiti District are allegedly being held hostage by suspected Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers after they tried to protest over the rampant smuggling of mealie-meal at one of t...

UPND candidates romp home

By KENNEDY MUPESENI and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – THE ruling UPND has won all the three ward by-elections which took place yesterday.Provisional results obtained by press time indicated that in the Chitimukulu Ward in Chililabombwe on the Copperbelt, the ruling party’s Solomon Banda amassed 501 votes, followed by the Patriotic Front’s Donald Mwape with 251 votes, […]