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Posts published in “Day: September 13, 2023

Soya beans value chain plan key to boost production

By Ketra Kalunga – THE soya beans farming has a huge potential in Zambia but remained unexploited for various reasons.The soya beans potential in terms of its contribution to the national economy has remained dormant due to various factors which include lack of technical support and upgrading.This is so because its primary producers are predominantly […]

HH’s China visit worthwhile

WHILE pondering on what to focus on this week, I was inundated with so many possible ideas which could have made the day.This is because there has been a lot of economic developments this past week, leaving any columnists who tackles current affairs-related topics spoilt for choice.This is the week in which the Government announced […]

Mining sector: Engine for economic development

THERE has always been a belief that the mining sector can offer more in terms of contribution to the local economy that it is currently doing.This is through stronger participation of local people in the mining value chain to get more economic benefits beyond jobs and tax revenues.Drawing more local suppliers on stream will require […]

CBU to harvest 5,000 kgs of fish

By JANE MWANSA – THE Copperbelt University (CBU) intends to harvest 5,000 kgs of fish from its farm run by the School of Natural Resources.CBU acting head corporate affairs Christabel Malama said so far the department of zoology and aquatic sciences under the School of Natural Resources harvested 700 kg of fish.Read more

‘Expedite marketeer booster loan payments’

By ANDREW MULENGA – TRADERS at Lusaka City Market have appealed to the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) to expedite the awarding of marketeer booster loans to help them revive their businesses.The traders, particulary those that had their property gutted in the previous inferno have remained hopeful that CEEC would award them the marketeer booster […]

Govt, Chinese firm pen carbon sink deal

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jiangxi Fenglin Investment and Development Company Limited (JFIDCL) of China to cultivate four million hectares of carbon sink (forest).The agreement was signed by the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment on the sidelines of the Sixth World Green Development Investment and […]

‘New Act to change insurance landscape’

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE new Insurance Act of 2021 has changed the landscape of the insurance industry, the Zambia Reinsurance PLC has said.Zambia Reinsurance plc said that under the new Act, it had seen relative stability in the macroeconomic parameters for the first half of the year, which had a positive impact on the […]

ZCSA seizes non compliant products

By ANDREW MULENGATHE Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) has seized various products for non compliant.ZCSA executive director Gerald Chizinga said the products include fruit flavored drinks, peanut butter, clear beer, household electrical appliances and shoe polish.Mr Chizinga said during a press briefing in Lusaka on Monday, that of the goods, 77 were expired products, 54 […]

Copper Queens’ Morocco outing: FAZ waits

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says it will go ahead and prepare for the two international friendly games against Morocco slated for September 22 and 26 in Rabat until they are told otherwise by their hosts.FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said this after Morocco was last Friday hit by a […]

Who would say no to Nkana job?

By SANDRA MWILA – “WHO would say no to join a club like Nkana,” former Napsa Stars assistant coach Sipho Mumbi after his appointment at Nkana as Ian Bakala’s deputy and described the move as good for his career growth.Yesterday Napsa Stars announced that Mumbi, who was assistant to Perry Mutapa, had left the club […]

‘We made right choice on Grant’

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Zambia Football Coaches Association (ZAFCA) has hailed coach Avram Grant for his performance in the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers journey that saw the Chipolopolo return to the continenta...

Chinyemba restores Olympics hope

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – BIRMINGHAM Commonwealth Games silver medallist Patrick Chinyemba put a smile back on the gloomy Zambian boxing fans with a dominant show in his opening bout at the ongoing Road to Paris Africa Olympics Qualifying tournament in Senegal.Read more

Zambia is UNGA Veep

By JAMES KUNDA – ZAMBIA has become one of the 21 vice-presidents of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which officially opened at the UN headquarters in New York, United States yesterday.A statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Namatama Njekwa […]

Gold scam: Kasanda, 3 others slapped with money laundering charges

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – LUSAKA Business executive Shadreck Kapasa Kasanda and three others are in court for allegedly swindling a business executive of more than US$1 million on pretext that they had gold for sale.Kasanda and his co-accused persons will today appear before Lusaka Magistrate Kawama Mwamfuli for plea on charges of obtaining money by […]