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Posts published in July 2023

IDC plans to increase ZAMCARGO capacity

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is working on increasing the capacity of Zambia Cargo Company (ZAMCARGO) from 15,000 to 75,000 teus by 2026.The increase in capacity will enable ZAMCARGO expand its activities int...

Plywood imports worry CFC

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Copperbelt Forestry Company( CFC) Limited has observed that Zambia is importing alot of plywood products used in construction, despite the product being manufactured locally.CFC chief executive officer Ninza Sichinga says the company has realised that a lot of plywood products which the company manufactures is being offloaded on the Zambian […]

‘We’ll be back’

By SANDRA MWILA In Hamilton, New Zealand – ZAMBIA women’s team captain Barbra Banda says she has learnt a lot at the on-going Australia/New Zealand 2023 FIFA World Cup and will work hard to ensure the Copper Queens qualify for the next edition.The Copper Queens exited the tournament after losing two matches to Japan and […]

29 injured after Toyota Hilux overturns during funeral procession

By CHUSA SICHONE – TWENTY-NINE people are battling for their lives in Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) after a Toyota Hilux Raider they were in as part of a funeral procession overturned on Independence Avenue yesterday morning.The accident happened around 11:30 hours near TAZARA House when the unidentified driver lost control of the overloaded vehicle […]

SADC drivers plead: Address DRC security, congestion woes

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI – SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) truck drivers have appealed to the regional body to resolve the security challenges and congestion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).SADC Truck Driver’s Association president Eugene Ndhlovu said drivers had continued to face security problems and slow clearance of trucks at the kasumbalesa border on […]

Patriotism key among military personnel

ZAMBIA is a country that prides itself in its sovereignty and the unequalled peace enjoyed since independence.Though there was instability like the food riots of the late 1990s and two failed Coup d’états, Zambia remains one of the most peaceful countries in the world.Zambia has also played a huge role in fostering peace across its […]

FRA to increase maize purchase tonnage to one million

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Mwansabombwe – THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) board is looking at the possibility of increasing maize purchases from the budgeted for 500,000 to one million tonnes in the current marketing season.The FRA board has also attributed the supposed shortage of empty grain bags to the ongoing rush by the farmers to […]

HH dates Israel

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is to undertake a three-day State visit to Israel where Zambia and Israel are expected to sign the Zambia–Israel General Framework Agreement of Cooperation.In a statement minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Stanley Kakubo said the broad-based agreement was designed to pave the way for a multifaceted […]

‘Inertia disrupts CDF’ …as he says no errors in supplementary budget

By CHUSA SICHONE – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has bemoaned the low utilisation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and attributed the slow uptake to inertia by workers in local authorities and misinterpretation of legal provisions on CDF. Read more

NCCI Takes SMEs On Trade Mission to Zambia

[Namibian] The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) is inviting members of the business community, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), on a trade mission to Zambia from 3 to 9 August.

Proud in defeat! …as HH hails Copper Queens

By SANDRA MWILA In Auckland, New Zealand – Spain 5-0 ZambiaZAMBIA coach Bruce Mwape says he is not disappointed with the Copper Queens’ elimination from the ongoing Australia/ New Zealand 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after a second straight defeat in which his team also conceded 10 goals without replying. Read more

Need to Invest in Women’s Football

[Times of Zambia] THE performance of the Zambia women's team, popularly known as Copper Queens, at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Australia/New Zealand has given hope for the future but only if more investment can be ploughed into the game.

Lusambo application dismissed

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka magistrate court has dismissed an application by former Lusaka Province minister, Bowman Lusambo to have a matter in which he is charged with two counts of being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime to be referred to the High Court.Read more

15 flats: Esther Lungu in court

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER First Lady Esther Lungu has denied allegations that her 15 double-storey flats in Lusaka are proceeds of crime because she has not been involved in any offence.Lungu has instead submitted to the court that the flats were matrimonial property and their development was partly done by her husband, former President […]

Ex-Information PS Malama interred

By GEORGE SINKALALATE former Information and Media Permanent Secretary Godfrey Malama has been described as a man who served the country with integrity and dedication.Secretary to the Cabinet Patrick Kangwa said Mr Malama, who died last weekend after an illness, served the State and the country with integrity during the time he worked in Government […]

Need to invest in women’s football

THE performance of the Zambia women’s team, popularly known as Copper Queens, at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Australia/New Zealand has given hope for the future but only if more investment can be ploughed into the game.Qualifying for the World Cup was no mean achievement as the Copper Queens were among only the four […]