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Posts published in May 2023

ZRA: Vital tool to raise public revenue

EARLY this year, my senior colleague, Haroon Ghumra and I decided that we would undertake a special write-up on the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). This is given the important role the authority plays in helping to raise public revenue to finance any government’s agenda.We, particularly, wanted to get a picture of how ready or unready […]

CAMINEX on after 3-year absence

AFTER a three-year absence due to COVID-19, the Copperbelt Agriculture, Mining, Industrial, Networking Expo (CAMINEX) is on and opened its doors to the public yesterday.The theme for this year’s Kitwe Expo is: “Copperbelt: Re-ignite.Rebuild. Renew,” which according to organisers provides a valuable platform where manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and end-users of various products and services can […]

Emerald miners hail decision to formalise informal mining

By ANDREW MULENGA –THE Emerald and Semi-Precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia (ESMAZ) has commended the Government’s decision to formalise the informal mining sector.ESMAZ president Victor Kalesha said this initiative would bring sanity i...

Private sector key – Chipoka

By SYLVIA MWEETWA –THE Government has said that the private sector is key to the country’s development agenda and job creation.Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga says the Government will continue to strive to ensure that the economy is driven by the private sector.Read more

EU cuts ZEDF seed funds by €3.6m

TELLAH HAZINJI- THE European Union has reduced seed funds to Zambia Export Development Fund (ZEDF) from €4.6 million to €1 million because of poor loan repayments as nearly $2.7 million remained unpaid in principal and interest amounts. Read more

Klings eyes qualification…as Grant calls Mwepu for AFCON qualifier

By RONALD CHAWE and SANDRA MWILA- ZAMBIA winger Klings Kangwa hopes to replicate the great form he has been enjoying at club level to the national team and help the Chipolopolo qualify for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.Read more

Musokotwane urges creditors to make progress

By JOSEPH BANDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has urged Zambia’s Official Creditor Committee to make substantial progress in its next meeting to bring the debt restructuring matter to a close. Read more

UPPZ leader Chanda walks to freedom

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-UNITED Peaceful Prosperous Zambia (UPPZ) leader Charles Chanda has been acquitted of 127 counts of obtaining mon­ey by false pretences involving millions of Kwacha from 127 people in connection with the sale of plots. Read more

Fight on moving truck in tragic end

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – A FIGHT between two men while on a moving truck has ended tragically after they fell off and were run over by the same vehicle. This happened on Sunday around 21:00 hours in Zambezi district near Musamba School off the Za...

CDF to hit K57m – HH…as he directs constituencies to host CDF hour

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has revealed that the Government will soon increase the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) envelope to a whooping K57 million per constituency as he continues to equitably distribute nationwide development and make good on his pre-election promises. Read more

HH launches Decentralisation Policy

By CHUSA SICHONE –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has launched the National Decentralisation Policy and commissioned the US$210 million World Bank-funded Zambia Devolution Support Programme (ZDSP). Read more

UN hails Zambia over peace keeping missions

By SHARON KALIMBULA –THE United Nations (UN) has commended Zambia for being among the top 20 countries around the globe that are offering peace keeping missions.And President Hakainde Hichilema reaffirmed the country’s commitment to ensure there was peace and stability in the global community through peacekeeping missions. Read more

VAR dawn sets bar high – Kamanga

By RONALD CHAWE-FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says the long-term plan for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be investment in training for the Zambian match officials.

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Shepolopolo get shot in the arm

By RONALD CHAWE –ZAMBIA’S qualification to the Australia/New Zealand 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has elated Jewel of Africa chief executive officer Rashmi Sharma, who handed over US$5, 000 to the team yesterday.Sharma said the donation was made to cushion the challenges that the Copper Queens might face as they prepare for the globe showpiece […]

Kings of Africa credible

By RONALD CHAWE – GOVERNMENT says it will take stock of all events surrounding the hosting of the Barcelona legends match against the Zambia 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning squad. Read more

Improve golf playing surface, clubs urged

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –THE Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) has ordered golf clubs around the country to keep their golf courses in good playable condition as a way to enhance the development of the sport.Speaking when he graced the Mufulira Open golf tournament at the weekend, ZGU boss Greg Lubesha said the Union had noticed with […]

Man jailed 15 years for sodomy

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA –A MAN of Ndola who sodomised his friend while in a drunken state has been jailed for 15 years with hard labour by the Ndola High Court. Bernard Kaleya, 22, was charged and convicted for one count of unnatural offence, c...

Lungu’s ex-political aid Zimba detained

By CHUSA SICHONE –POLICE have detained Chris Zimba, the former Special Assistant for Political Affairs to Zambia’s Sixth President Edgar Lungu. Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga confirmed yesterday that Mr Zimba had been detained but did not immediately give details. Read more