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Posts published in “Day: April 27, 2023

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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Man commits suicide over K1,000 debt owed to wife

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI and CHUSA SICHONE – A-FOURTY-YEAR-OLD man of Chinsali District has committed suicide at his house after he allegedly failed to settle a K1, 000 debt he owed his wife.A suicide note reading “goodbye my children” believed to have been left by the victim was found in a small hardcover book he used […]

Contribute to agro growth, Veep tips youths

By JAMES KUNDA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango has called on youths to contribute to sustainable agriculture systems in o r d e r for the country to meet growing national food demand.Ms Nalumango said with the increased support and new opportunities created by the Government in collaboration with the private sector, young people could contribute […]

HH urges Africa to take advantage of technology

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored African countries to leverage on technology use to ease the cost of doing business and promote socio-economic development. President Hichilema said the continent could not avoid digitisation if Africa was to attain the vision behind the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA). Read […]

Comply, put your house in order, PF urged

By FELIX NKINKE – THE United Party for National Development (UPND) has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership to comply with the demands of the law and avoid dragging civil servants into their party registration illegalities.UPND media director Ruth Dante said the Chief Registrar of Societies Thandiwe Mhende is on firm ground and has cited […]

5 perish in Chongwe crash

By CHUSA SICHONE – FIVE people have died on the spot after the Toyota Hiace public service vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a road traffic accident opposite Matipula School on the Great East Road in Chongwe District. Read more

‘Invest wisely’ ..HH tells NAPSA 20p.c beneficiaries

By JOSEPH BANDA andc FELIX NKINKE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has advised people accessing the partial pre-retirement benefits of 20 per cent from the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) to invest their money wisely.

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6 Zambian students flee Sudan fighting …cross into Addis

By JOSEPH BANDA – SIX Zambian students and a family of four resident in Sudan have managed to cross into Ethiopia after fleeing that country because of the on-going conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).One Zambian was yesterday at the border with Ethiopia awaiting clearance, while eight peacekeepers […]