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Posts published in “Day: September 22, 2023

Mutati extols blockchain technology

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE blockchain technology has emerged as a transformative force across various sectors such as finance and healthcare, with potential to revolutionise the way people conduct business and share information.Science and Technology minister Felix Mutati says that the potential of the technology cannot be understated and that the government has recognised the […]

EIZ lauds return of Vedanta Resources

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has welcomed government’s decision to reinstate Vedanta Resources as the major shareholder in Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).EIZ says KCM’s planned investment in new technologies will enhance the engineering industry in Zambia.EIZ public relations manager Ntalasha Mutale said in a statement that the agreement would create […]

BoZ calls for tailor-made financial solutions for women, SMEs

By ANDREW MULENGA – ALL financial service providers should continue providing tailor-made solutions that cater to the needs of various categories of their customer base especially women and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has said.BoZ acting assistant director-examination and surveillance Beatrice Kalale said SMEs and women have for long been […]

TAZAMA in-country pipelines work begins

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE TAZAMA Pipeline Limited has started the construction of the in-country pipelines from the main line to fuel depots with Mpika as the first beneficiary at a cost of $1.5 million.Energy Regulation Board (ERB) board chairperson Reynolds Bowa says the construction of the in-country pipelines would help reduce the cost of […]

Chipepo knows what to do

By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA –“COACH Mwenya Chipepo knows what needs to be done against Simba,” was Green Eagles coach Alex Namazaba’s response on Power Dynamos’ chances of progressing to the Group Stage of the 2023/24 CAF Champions League.Namazaba said in an interview after his side lost 2-0 to Power in a rescheduled Week Four n MTN […]

Morocco in Copper Queens test

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Zambia women’s football team tonight gets back to action in an international friendly match against Morocco to kick-start preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympic campaign.The game kicks-off at 20:00 hours Zambian time.Zambia would be joining the Olympics qualifiers in the second round against Mali next month after enjoying a bye […]

$5,000 for Chinyemba

By SANDRA MWILA – GOVERNMENT says it will give Patrick Chiyemba US$5, 000 (close to K105, 000) for qualifying for next year’s Olympic Games via a knock-out win in the final at the Boxing Road to Paris Africa qualifying tournament in Dakar.And Chinyemba has given himself a target of reaching the finals of the Paris […]

Opposition’s strange form of patriotism

ZAMBIA has over the last two years witnessed a trend where some opposition political leaders have been making careless statements which, under the Patriotic Front (PF) administration, would have led to their arrest.No doubt, they are enjoying the freedom of expression brought about by the ascendancy of the United Party for National Development (UPND) to […]

Deal with traitors, MP appeals to DPP

By JAMES KUNDA – A PARLIAMENTARY backbencher has branded Patriotic Front acting president Given Lubinda, secretary general Raphael Nakacinda, spokesperson Emmanuel Mwamba, Socialist Party leader Fred M’membe and Economic and Equity Party leader Chilufya Tayali as unpatriotic citizens who should face the law.Bweengwa United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament Kasautu Michelo said […]

Over 500 infected pigs to be slaughtered

By CHUSA SICHONE – MORE than 500 pigs at a farm in the Chaminuka area of Chongwe are earmarked for slaughter after African Swine Fever was detected in the animals following an inspection by the ministry of Livestock and Fisheries.Veterinary services director Geoffrey Muuka said more than 250 pigs infected with ASF, of the targeted […]


By JOSEPH BANDA – HOME Affairs Minister Jack Mwiimbu has warned that no one is above the law and the Government will not allow anyone to commit crime.Mr Mwiimbu said people who came into conflict with the law should not cry foul over persecution for crimes they committed.He said in a statement yesterday that his […]

Milingo Lungu in $90m saga

By PERPETUAL SICHINKWENKWE – FORMER Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu and his close associates have been ordered to pay back a total of US$90 million within three business days, money he allegedly siphoned out of the mining giant during the period he served as liquidator.This is according to a letter of demand […]

‘Dirty’ Nakonde pastor defiles 3 minors, bolts

By TINKERBEL MWILA and SYLVIA MWEETWA –A PASTOR of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Nakonde is on the run after defiling three children aged between eight and 13 years who he threatened to kill if they told anyone.The suspect is believed to have lured the girls with biscuits and bubble gums and threatened to kill […]

Kagem earns $25m from emeralds auction

By FELIX NKINKEGEMFIELDS has generated US$25.5 million through an auction of commercial quality emeralds from Kagem Mine.Gemfields managing director of products and sales Adrian Banks says the auction proceeds will be fully repatriated to Kagem in Zambia, with all royalties due to the Zambian government being paid on the full sales price achieved at the […]