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Posts published in “Day: September 6, 2023

Govt partners FAO, UNIDO to boost soya production

By KETRA KALUNGATHE Government in partnership with the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is working at increasing soya beans production to 1,000,000 metric tonnes through the implementation of the ASTA Soybean Up-grading Strategy.This is being done in partnership with Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator (ASTA), a joint initiative between FAO […]

ZAFFICO rakes in K214m from timber sales

By CHATULA KANGALITHE Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has sold over K213.96 million worth of timber in the first six months of 2023.ZAFFICO has increased its wood sales from K135.12 million to K213.96 million recorded durin...

Demand for Zambian maize increases

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE demand for Zambian maize has increased in the African sub-region. This has been necessitated by the increased population and high production of feed for farming activities.In its monthly agriculture report for August to September, First National Bank (FNB) states that there has been an increasing demand of Zambian maize in […]

We begin AFCON preps – Klings

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA midfielder Klings Kangwa says the preparations for the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be played in January next year and the 2026 World Cup qualifiers start with this weekend’s Group H final match against Comoros.Kangwa said in an interview with FAZ Media that the team […]

Invest in sports, Vedanta urged

By JAMES KUNDA – GOVERNMENT has urged Vedanta Resources to invest more resources in developing sports’ teams under the sponsorship of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe said the government wanted to see the glory days of Nchanga Rangers, Konkola Blades and Nampundwe FC, among other sports clubs, return.Read more

‘Messiah’ arrives at Nkana!

By SANDRA MWILA – COACH Ian Bakala says he might not win Nkana the title but will do his best to ensure the record 13-times Zambian champions improve.Bakala, who ditched Forest Rangers, to replace fired Beston Chambeshi as Nkana head coach, said during his unveiling that the pressure of the demanding fans at the club […]

Govt ready to dispatch 200 health workers to Angola

By FELIX NKINKETHE Government is finalising modalities for implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Angolan government to “export” medical personnel to that country.In March this year, the Angolan Ministry of Health and that of Zambia signed a MoU that would see 200 Zambian trained medical personnel go to work in various health […]

Media legend Jeff Sitali dies

By TINKERBEL MWILA – PROMINENT media personality Jeff Sitali has died.A close family spokesperson confirmed that Mr Sitali died in Ndola yesterday, but declined to give further details.But according to Times findings, Mr Sitali died after an accident at his studio.Ndola Teaching Hospital also confirmed that Mr Sitali’s body was received at around 13:00 hours. […]

Zambia, Namibia sign 4 trade deals

By SHARON KALIMBULA – ZAMBIA and Namibia have signed four Memoranda of Understand (MoU) aimed at strengthening bilateral trade agreements between the two countries.The deals signed at the joint trade and investment committee ministerial meeting between Zambia and Namibia in Lusaka yesterday focused on, industrial development cooperation, competition and standards.Read more

Kudos to UPND Govt for KCM deal

TWO weeks ago mining mogul Anil Agarwal, who owns Vedanta Resources Limited issued a major statement that “money will never be a constraint” when he announced a come to running the financially beleaguered Konkola Copper Mines.Mr Agarwal announced a financial injection of around US$250million owed to suppliers in Zambia as soon as the company resumes […]

Stuck between burglar bars, man chokes, dies

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – A-FIFTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD man choked to death when he got stuck between burglar bars as he attempted to enter his bedroom through a window on Sunday night.Copperbelt Police chief, Peacewell Mweemba said Happy Ululi of South Kalengwa in Kalulushi got stuck in between burglar bars and died after a drinking spree.Read more

Vedanta returns …as investor, Govt assure of new look mine

By JAMES KUNDA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE return of Vedanta Resources Limited, which has pledged to inject US$1 billion to revitalise Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) operations, has given hope of a new lease of life in mining and satellite industries on the Copperbelt. Mine suppliers and contractors are happy that the firm has also […]

Zambia mints 24 darts medals

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA finished third at the just-ended 2023 Region-Five Under-19 Youth Darts Championships held in Lusaka with a haul of 24 medals.Despite ending with an overall bronze medal, the Darts Association of Zambia (DAZ) was proud of the performance saying it showed the huge strides made in the development of the sport. […]