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Posts published in “Day: June 13, 2023

Transport players want exchange rate stabilisation

By TELLAH HAZINJI – THE Bus and Taxi Drivers Association (BTDA) is calling for the stabilisation of the exchange rate to bring stability in the transport sector.BTDA national chairperson Sydney Chewe says the Kwacha exchange rate against the US ...

‘Grow local production for export’

By TELLAH HAZINJI and CHATULA KANGALI – FORMER Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor, Caleb Fundanga says Zambia needs to expand local production for export earnings and further grow the economy. Read more

We’re still in business – Bata

By ANDREW MULENGA – BATA Zambia plc has dispelled social media reports that they plan to withdraw their investments in the country.Acting managing director Octavia Bwalya said in a statement that the company was still in business and would remai...

Structural reforms critical – IMF

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) says structural reforms for Zambia and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are more important as this will help alleviate the gap of financing constraints and generate new resources.Read more

Mabika a doubt for Afcon qualifier

By SANDRA MWILA – UNITED States based towering defender Aime Mabika remains a doubt for this weekend’s CAF 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group H qualifier against Ivory Coast to mark his eagerly awaited Zambian debut following the formalisation of his citizenship. Read more

Angola, Zambia Sign Staff Training Memo

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola and Zambia signed Monday in Luanda a Memorandum of Understanding on exchange of experience and training of staff in the area of information and communication technologies.

Govt to introduce Barbadian Road Tennis

By SANDRA MWILA – IN a bid to broaden the number of sport in the country, the government is pondering on introducing Barbadian Road Tennis.The idea was thrown to the Zambian delegation that was in Barbados attending the United Nations Educationa...

Nkana squash club seized …Bailiffs pounce on club over K580, 000 debt

By RONALD CHAWE – BAILIFFS yesterday pounced on Nkana Squash Club in Kitwe to repossess the property over a K580, 000 debt owed to Shatop Enterprises Limited.According to the possession letter seen by Times Sport yesterday dated June 9 and signed by court registrar Y. Nalomba, Shatop Enterprises would take possession of Nkana Squash Club, […]

Mtolo flags off fertiliser distribution

By JAMES KUNDA – THE distribution of basal dressing (Compound-D) fertiliser has commenced under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) for the 2023/2024 crop farming season.Local firm, United Capital Fertilizer (UCF) had been contracted by the Government to supply 77,087.55tonnes of the commodity to 513,917 beneficiary farmers in Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western provinces. Read […]

MPs perpetrating hate speech to face full wrath of law

By CHUSA SICHONE – MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) who peddle hate speech and tribalism will face the wrath of the law because they are not above the law, Government Chief Whip Stafford Mulusa has warned.Mr Mulusa also said that plans were underway to present motions in Parliament to stiffen laws against hate speech and tribalism. […]

ZCCB bans priests from talking about perceived difference with Govt

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has banned priests, religious men and women and the laity from talking about the perceived difference with the Government.In a memorandum to vicars forane, priests, religious men and women, Ndola Diocese Bishop Benjamin Phiri said that th current situation if not well managed had […]

Chief Mukuni testifies in Tayali gassing accusation case

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – SENIOR Chief Mukuni has told the Lusaka Magistrate Court that he went through emotional and mental stress after Economic and Equity Party (EEP) president Chilufya Tayali accused him of being the mastermind of gassing people in Zambia on his Facebook page. Read more

5,000 shortlisted for Defence recruitment

By CHUSA SICHONE and MUSONDA MANGILASHI – LUSAKA-BASED Times of Zambia photojournalist Emily Kuwema is among the 5, 000 candidates that have been shortlisted to undergo training for possible recruitment in the Ministry of Defence.Ms Kuwema was almost giving up and about to knock off from work at 17:00 hours when she set her eyes […]

We’ll recover it all – DEC

By FELIX NKINKE – THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has identified a lot of concealed stolen money, properties and assets worth millions of dollars in Europe, which are linked to Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and other individuals who are suspects currently under investigation for various crimes committed in Zambia..Director general Nason Banda said the properties, […]