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Posts published in September 2023

Zambia Airways acquires new plane

By ANDREW MULENGA – ZAMBIA Airways (2014) Limited has received Boeing 737-800 plane from its 45-per cent shareholder, Ethiopian Airlines with Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali hailing the measure which he said will enable Zambia Airways to service new routes.Mr Tayali during the plane’s reception at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) on Wednesday evening […]

2024 national budget: Zambezi Portland hopeful

By CHATULA KANGALI –ZAMBEZI Portland Cement (ZPC) expects the Government to remove the excise duty on the bag of cement, which is currently at five per cent, in the 2024 National Budget.Company chief executive officer Gomeli Litana says the five per cent excise duty on an empty bag of cement imported into the counrty is […]

September inflation rises to 12 p.c.

By ANDREW MULENGA – ZAMBIA’S inflation for September this year has gone up to 12 per cent from 10.8 per cent recorded the previous month mainly due to movement in food prices. According to the Zambia Statistical Agency (ZAMSTAT) monthly bulletin this means that on average, prices of goods and services increased by12 per cent […]

K76m paid out to 27,623 students in meal allowances

By JAMES KUNDA – EDUCATION Minister Douglas Siakalima says K76 million has been paid out to 27,623 public university students countrywide in form of the reinstated meal allowances this year.Mr Siakalima also says 3,142 schools have been constructed using the enhanced Constituency Development Fund (CDF), increasing the number of pupils in school to six million, […]

Esther Lungu, 4 others in court charged with 5 counts

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE case in which former First Lady Esther Lungu and four others have been charged with five counts of theft of motor vehicle, theft of title deed and for being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime was yesterday called out for allocation in a Lusaka magistrate’s court.Esther […]

Siyunyi loses case challenging her removal from office

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE –THE Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has dismissed a petition by former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lillian Siyunyi in which she was challenging the decision of President Hakainde Hichilema to remove her from office.The five judges comprising ConCourt President Professor Margret Munalula, Mungeni Mulenga, Mufford Mwandenga, Judy Mulongoti and Kenneth Mulife in their […]

All set for New Dawn’s 2024 National Budget today!

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE New Dawn’s economic performance and the reforms it is implementing to reform the economy will again come into national focus as Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane presents the 2024 national budget to parliament.The budget to be presented today comes on the heels of a preliminary debt restructuring agreement, […]

ZNFU urges Govt to zero rate agro commodities

By MAYA NTANDA and MUSONDA MANGILASHI – THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has urged the Government to zero-rate agricultural commodities if the sector is to attract huge investments.ZNFU president Jervis Zimba said if that happened, this would be a game-changer in the agricultural sector.Mr Zimba said this at the 2023 wheat harvest season at […]

Feed the nation

By MAYA NTANDA and MUSONDA MANGILASHI –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema yesterday launched the 2023 wheat harvest season with a call for increased crop production and value addition.Mr Hichilema said the mechanism would help grow the economy so that jobs and business opportunities are created, as well as value-addition to crops such as soya beans and wheat.He […]

Zambia Set for a Fuel Pipeline Upgrade

[DW] The new pipeline is expected to receive 6.5 million litres of fuel from the Tanzania-Zambia Mafuta pipeline, built 54 years ago. Analysts say the cost of fuel will reduce when the new pipeline becomes operational.

EIB, FCB seal €10m agro financing package

By KETRA KALUNGATHE European Investment Bank (EIB) and First Capital Bank (FCB) have signed a €10-million financing facility aimed at accelerating economic growth in the agriculture sector by funding projects for smallholder farmers.And the Zambian central bank says the increase in EIB footprint in the country’s banking sector is clear evidence of the confidence and […]

AFCON bid eludes Zambia …as Morocco and East trio get rights

By SANDRA MWILA – “WE are obviously disappointed that we did not make it,” was the immediate reaction of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) after the country lost out on bids to host the 2025 and 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final to...

Nkandu tips aggrieved ZMSA members

By SANDRA MWILA – SPORTS minister Elvis Nkandu has urged the aggrieved parties in the Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) to petition their executive through the Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ) while appealing to the drivers and navigators not to shun the International Rally next month but instead demonstrate patriotism.The ZMSA executive committee, club administrators, […]

50 players to compete in Rapid chess

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – UP to 50 players are this weekend expected to take part in the Patron’s Annual Chess Tournament (PACT) rapid chess tournament at Mushashi Chess Club in Kitwe.Mushashi Chess Club secretary Dumisani Ndhlovu confirmed this in ...

Prioritise atheles, Govt prods administrators

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – GOVERNMENT wants sports administrators and experts to place athletes at the centre of any plans and development programmes as a way of competing with the best in the world.Speaking yesterday when he officially opened the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region Five Strategic Plan mid-term review meeting at Radisson Blu Hotel […]

We’re a chosen generation – Kundananji

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA women’s team striker Rachael Kundananji says the current Copper Queens team are a chosen generation and is confident the squad will achieve great things in their career.Kundananji and captain Barbra Banda scored a hat-trick each as Zambia overwhelmed their hosts Morocco 6-2 in the second of the two international friendly […]

Kagem, Govt sign K52m MoU

By  SHARON  KALIMBULA – THE Government and Kagem Mining Limited have signed a Memorandumof Understandingworth K52 million for the construction of a vocational training centre in Chapula area of Lufwanyama District on the Copperbelt.The tripartit...

‘External factors causing high cost of fuel, fertiliser’

By CHUSA SICHONE – EXTERNAL factors which are beyond Zambia’s control, such as the high cost of fuel and fertilisers are threatening food security in the nation, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.The President observed that the unstable prices of such commodities were in turn threatening the gains that the country had so far made in […]

‘Keep nation informed’

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed newly-appointed Information and Media Minister Cornelius Mweetwa and Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana to keep citizens well informed by constantly updating the nation. Read more