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Posts published in “Day: September 12, 2023

Over 200 Organizations Set for Africa Fintech Summit in Lusaka

[Independent (Kampala)] Lusaka, Zambia -- The stage is set for the largest gathering of fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe as the Africa Fintech Summit prepares for its 10th edition. The summit, renowned for fostering meaningful conv...

Politically Persuaded Prelates (PPPs): In the name of Gold

YOU know that even at my lowest ebb, when my spirits have hit rock bottom and there seems no hope at all. When nothing seems to work, when the demons in me wreak havoc on my soul, and I’m teetering on the fringes of absolute belief in God or to simply go rogue and full […]

Eagles’ 7s tourney excites Arrows, Diggers

By BENEDICT TEMBO – DIGGERS Rugby Club chairperson Brian Musonda says the revived Zambia National Service-sponsored Heroes 7s Rugby tournament billed for Kabwe’s Broken Hill Sports Centre on September 30 is very significant, especially on the Za...

Zambia’s road to Paris turns bumpy

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA’S outing to the Boxing Road to Paris 2024 Africa qualifying tournament is turning into anear-disaster with female featherweight Mary Mhango joining the long list of casualties.Mhango, who entered the ring as number seven of the eight Zambians at the games, was stopped late in the last round of her bout against […]

What a Relief!, sighs Trident coach

By RONALDCHAWE“I AM happy because I was going through a lot of pressure for nothing,” coach Israel Mwanza’s immediate reaction after Trident announced the decision to place him under ad­ministrative leave.Trident said the deci­sion to send Mwanza on f...

IMF dished out $1tn since COVID-19 pandemic

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has so far injected $1 trillion in reserves and liquidity through lending to nearly 100 countries and Special Drawing Rights (SDR) allocation since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said with the help from the members of the fund, $100 billion had also been […]

Electric vehicle battery plant to create robust value addition base – ZCCM-IH

By KEMNNEDY MUPESENI – THE ZCCM-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has urged the business community to position themselves for the business potential that will be brought about the establishment of the electric vehicle battery industry to be set up in Ndola.ZCCM-IH chief technical officer Tisa Chama said the upcoming electric vehicle battery industry will provide more business […]

SMEs tipped on benefits of regulatory compliance

By KETRA KALUNGA – REGULATORY authorities have urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to be compliant to attract investments.The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) and the National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA) said complying with the regulatory authorities also saves the business from collapsing as a result of penalties, fines and […]

‘3 million tonnes copper goal on track’

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government has assured Zambia is still on track in achieving the three million metric tonnes of copper production in the next ten years, as tremendous progress has been made in restructuring the mining sector for maximum output.Mine and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe said the future of mining was bright […]

Zambia, Huawei sign MoU in digital transformation

THE Zambian Government and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which seeks to promote the country’s digital transformation agenda.The agreement was signed by Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati and Huawei’s Vice-President for Southern Africa Region Phil Li, at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Read more

HH seeks partnership in promotion of Electric Vehicles

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says electric motor vehicles play a crucial role in addressing environmental, economic, and societal challenges associated with traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles.Mr Hichilema said that their continued development and adoption were key to a sustainable and cleaner future for transportation.President Hichilema said as such, Zambia would like to partner with companies that […]

PF woes deepen

By JAMES KUNDA – TWO Patriotic Front (PF) Members of Parliament have denounced the central committee reshuffles announced by acting president Given Lubinda, describing the action as a ploy to push for the comeback of former president Edgar Lungu Read more

Judge orders trial within trial in gassing case

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE –LUSAKA High Court judge , Koreen Mwenda – Zimba has ordered for a trial within a trial to ascertain whether statements allegedly given by two accused persons were freely and voluntarily given to the police.This is in a matter former President Edgar Lungu’s Economic advisor Chris Zumani Zimba and two others are […]

Magistrate warns Lusambo

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – LUSAKA Chief Resident Magistrate Davies Chibwili has warned former Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo that he will at the next sitting proceed with the trial with or without his defence lawyers.This was after Lusambo, who was unrepresented yesterday, asked the court to adjourn the case to enable him engage his lawyers […]

Munir Zulu arrested

By CHUSA SICHONE – INDEPENDENT Lumezi Member of Parliament Munir Zulu has been arrested and charged for allegedly saying President Hakainde Hichilema was attempting to dissolve Parliament and call for early elections.Mr Zulu, 35, of Lusaka’s Olympia Extension was charged with the offence of seditious practicesRead more