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Posts published in “Day: September 5, 2023

Rid society of the junkies

IS it just me or is society seeing an ever increasing spate of countrywide incidences of delinquents, armed with all manner of rudimentary weapons such as machetes, catapults, sticks and stones attacking innocent members of the public, stealing from them and beating them to pulp.IF you are lucky at all, they will get away with […]

How traditional ceremonies can be unifying factor

By JOWIT SALUSEKI – TRADITIONAL ceremonies are not only a tourist puller, they also have the capacity to unite people.History was made on August 18, 2023 when Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II of the Lozi-speaking people of Western Province, landed at Kasama Airport to make a maiden appearance at the Ukusefya pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony of […]

‘Saudi investors make  MCM  bid  competitive’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI  – KANKOYO Member of Parliament Heartson Mabeta says the new joint bid from the Saudi investors and former Glencore senior employees to take over Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) makes the Mopani deal more competitive and interesting...

DRC dominates SADC, COMESA export  market share

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has dominated the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) exportmarket share for Zambia at 81.6 per cent for July 2023.DRC is followed by Zimbabwe with 13.2 per cent.Other notable markets for Zambia within SADC and COMESA regions […]

Banking sector profits increase

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) seventh 2022 banking survey has indicated that the banking sector’s  Profit  After  Tax  (PAT) increased to K5.6 billion in 2022 from K5.1 billion in 2021 as the congruency rose to 8.6 from 4.5.The survey whose results were launched recently attributed the bank’s profitability to the increase in interest […]

‘ZCCM-IH addressing mining challenges’

By CHATULA KANGALI – ZCCM-Investment  Holdings  (ZCCM-IH)  is working proactively with its subsidiaries and associate companies to address some of the challenges facing the mining indus­try to scale up production.ZCCM-IH has witnessed low copper...

Aiming for win – Musonda

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA defender Frankie Musonda says the Chipolopolo will aim for a strong finish when they face the Comoros Islands in the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group H qualifier this weekend.Musonda, Leicester City striker Patson Daka, Clatous Chama, Rally Bwalya, Klings Kangwa and Golden Mashata were among the […]

7’s players nurse injuries

By RONALD CHAWE –ZAMBIA sevens team players Melvin Banda and Alex Mwewa have suffered injuries ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Rugby Africa men’s qualifiers set for September 16 and 17 at Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe.Banda suffered an ankle injury while Mwewa is nursing the shoulder after the third edition of the Zambezi […]

Bluntness worrying!

By SANDRA MWILA – Buffaloes 2-1 Defence ForceCHAMPIONS Green Buffaloes battled through to the semi-final of the COSAFA Women’s Club Championship after beating Lesotho Defence Forces in the final Group B match but left coach Carol Kanyemba disappointed. Read more

New pipeline to stabilise petroleum prices on cards

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Government has received unsolicited bids for construction of another pipeline that will increase importation of finished products in its effort to stabilise the price for petroleum products.Ministry of Information Director and Spokesperson Thabo Kawana said at a Press briefing yesterday that the Government was moving fast on the new pipeline […]

Cabinet approves CDF Bill

By JOSEPH BANDA – CABINET has approved the introduction of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Bill in Parliament, to provide for the decentralisation of the management, disbursement, utilisation and accountability of the fund.The Bill also seeks to continue the existence of CDF Committees and re-define their functions, revise their composition and repeal and replace the […]

HH reflects on prison…donates two cows to Chimbokaila

By CHUSA SICHONE – GOD Edgar Lungu to incarcerate me for 127 days on a trumped-up treason charge in 2017 to enable me appreciate the conditions in correctional facilities, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.President Hichilema said while Mr Lungu, thought he was punishing him for a crime he did not commit and was later acquitted, […]

President to sink 38 boreholes in all Lusaka constituencies

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has pledged to sink 38 boreholes in all the seven constituencies in Lusaka district as part of the activities to mark two years in office.He said Lusaka district had seven constituencies and...

Zambia-Zim ties cordial, warm says Kakubo

By JAMES KUNDA – FOREIGN Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Stanley Kakubo, who was yesterday among Heads of State and Government that witnessed the inauguration of Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says ties between Zambia and Zimbabwe are very cordial and warm.And Mr Kakubo said the two countries shared a long history anchored on common cultural […]