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Posts published in “Day: April 22, 2023

Breaking the silence on fistula

“EVERY year, I repair an average of 10 fistula clients at either Solwezi General Hospital or during fistula camps at other hospitals. However, I know there are many other women suffering with fistula but are not able to access treatment due to lack of information or challenges in accessing health care.”These are sentiments of Dr […]

Substance abuse and addiction (Part 2)

IN our last article , we started to look at substance and alcohol abuse, and described what it really is and how it can affect an individual.In today’s article, we will be continuing from where we left off.No one factor can predict if a person will become addicted to drugs.A combination of factors influences risk […]

Why are most tailors dishonest?

IF there is something more vexing to the people who take their clothing materials to the tailors, it is to find the materials not yet attended to after going for collection on the promised day.In many instances, tailors have been known to have differed with their customers for not being truthful about their woMany people, […]

Food security: Enough maize in strategic reserves

By JULIUS PHIRI – AGRICULTURE and food security has a strong political attention and commitment in Zambia as evidenced by the participation of high-level decision-makers in food security policy.Agriculture provides the main support for Zambia’s rural economy.Because of this, growth in the agricultural sector is the clearest avenue through which poverty reduction could be achieved […]

Mosi Light vibes grip enthusiasts

By JOWIT SALUSEKILOCAL entertainment enthusiasts on Wednesday night turned up for the launch of Zambia’s most loved beer, Mosi Premium Lager, which has introduced a brand-new innovation – Mosi Light – to keep the vibes going even longer.The launch comes just a week before the Mosi Day of Thunder which will be held in Livingstone.The […]

U-20 begin Bathes Trophy chase

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA Under-20 coach Reuben Mkandawire says the team is well prepared to face Namibia today as the Rugby Africa 2023 Barthes Trophy Challenge makes a return in Nairobi for a fourth time.The previous editions for this only junior continental tournament were held in 2019, 2021 and 2022 at the Nyayo National […]

Now aim for gold, ZGU urges junior golfers

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDATHE Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) has expressed excitement at the bronze medal the Zambia boys’ team just won at the Africa Junior Golf Championship in Uganda but demanded a bigger medal next time.Speaking in an interview yesterday, ZGU president Greg Lubesha said the bronze medal was a great achievement and showed progress for […]

FAZ prods continental envoys

By SANDRA MWILA – FAZ president Andrew Kamanga has urged Zambian’s envoys in the CAF 2023/24 Inter Club Championship to work hard and help retain the country’s lost two places in the continental games. Read more

Early coronation? …as Football family convenes

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – POWER Dynamos may be declared champions of the MTN Super Division if they beat Nchanga Rangers in Chingola and if results from two other venues in these Week-30 matches favour them.As Power will be looking to claim their seventh league title, Chambishi, Lumwana Radiants and guess who, Zanaco, will be in […]

Netballers finally leave for Australia

By RONALD CHAWEAFTER two days of delays, the Zambia netball team finally left for Australia to compete at the PacificAus Sports Netball Series in Australia with Netball Zambia president Martha Lungu backing the team to shine.Lungu said in an interview shortly before departure that morale was high in the team despite the delay ahead of […]

Mungwi hospital accountant nabbed for forgery

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – AN assistant accountant officer for Mungwi District hospital has been arrested for allegedly forging and uttering 117 medical certificates of the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and 430 government receipts purporting ...

Happy Eid Mubarak, HH wishes Muslim community

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has sent a goodwill message to the Muslim community in Zambia on the culmination of the month of prayer and fasting, Ramadan.“As the month of Ramadan comes to a close, we wish our brothers and sisters of the Islamic faith a happy Eid. May the light of this […]

‘Creditors keen to help Zambia access $188m IMF package’

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and all of Zambia’s creditors are in the mood to ensure it accesses the US$ 188 billion bailout package sooner than later, Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has said.Read more

Zesco units to cost less!

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reduced the price of electricity for low income domestic consumers from K47 to K40 per 100KWH to cushion the high cost of living in conformity with Government policy to make power acce...

Invest time in agro ventures – HH

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored Zambians to invest time in exploring agriculture as an income generating venue and a contributor to national and global food security.Mr Hichilema said it was worrying that citizens found it prudent to spend more time chatting on social media in opposition to more productive ventures such […]

NAPSA pays out K1.3m to contributors

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) says it has paid out K1.3 million to about 20 membersto access the once-off 20 per cent of their dues after President Hakainde Hichilema assented to the National Pension Scheme...

Govt devolution starts

By TINKERBEL MWILA –THE Government has started transferring eight functions from seven ministries to local authorities in line with Cabinet’s approval of the Revised National Decentralisation policy.The move once completed would result in 51,500 civil servants moving to councils.The affected ministries are Transport and Logistics, Youth, Sport and Arts, Tourism and HomeAffairs and Internal Security, […]