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Posts published in “Day: September 25, 2023

Former President Lungu Banned From ‘Political Jogging’

[allAfrica] Zambian police banned former president Edgar Lungu from public jogging events, reports BBC. The police said Lungu's exercise sessions while escorted by members of his Patriotic Front (PF) party and without his security officers amounted to ...

Standards body seeks to regulate organic fertiliser

By CHATULA KANGALITHE Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) intends to explore the possibility of developing regulations for organic fertiliser to give it a normal standard.ZSCA head of communications Brian Hatyoka said in an interview that organic fertilisers were currently not covered by compulsory standards.Mr Hatyoka said the agency had witnessed increased investment in organic fertiliser […]

ZACA expects budgetory increase agro sector

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA) expects the 2024 national budget to be presented to Parliament this week will increase the allocation to the agricultural sector to enhance availability of food and address needs of consumers.Executive secretary Juba Sakala says the 2024 budget needs to be responsive to the needs of consumers.Mr […]

‘Third party TAZAMA access to cut fuel costs’

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE government facilitation for third party access to the TAZAMA pipeline will help reduce the cost of production and push the fuel pump prices down, the Oil Marketing Companies Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) has said.OMCAZ president Kafula Mubanga says the introduction of a Statutory Instrument (SI) to enable open or third […]

Yellow cards galore!

By ELIAS CHIPEPOEagles 0-4 MUZACHILANGA-based referee Leonard Akapelwa stole the headlines as he awarded over 17 yellow cards as Maestro United Zambia (MUZA) easily strolled past 10-man Green Eagles during the Musanza derby to go top of the MTN Super League table after the concluding Week Five matches played at the weekend.Read more

Invest in Zambia’s tourism sector, Chinese delegation urged

By CHUSA SICHONETHE Government has urged the Chinese business community to consider investing in Zambia’s tourism sector.Tourism Permanent Secretary Evans Muhanga said there were several opportunities that existed in Zambia’s tourism sector for Chinese investment.Mr Muhanga said this when a delegation from China-Africa Industrial Cooperation Promotion Centre called on him in Lusaka. Read more

Veep calls for harnessing of unexploited resources

VICE-PRESIDENT W.K. Mutale Nalumango has called for the utilisation of unexploited natural resources in both North-Western and Western provinces for the benefit of the region and the country at large.Mrs Nalumango observed that for the abundant mineral resources in the region to be exploited, there was a need for investors to work with the government […]

‘Lungu stole KCM’s $30m’

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Court (EFCC) that the purported US$30 million commission which was drawn by former Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu and which was transferred to his law firm in August 2022, was a calculated scheme to steal, defraud […]

Take advantage of China’s blueberry market – Hichilema

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged Zambian farmers to take advantage of the lucrative horticulture market in China to produce more blueberries for export to that country.President Hichilema said in the Government’s continued efforts to provide market linkages for Zambian grown cash crops, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China […]

High Court orders two firms to compensate Kalengwa $21m

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka High Court has declared Kalengwa Mineral Processing Limited as the rightful owner of Kalengwa Mines in Mufumbwe district, North-Western province and has further ordered Moxico Resources Zambia Limited and Euro Africa Limited to pay it US$21 million for damages and the loss of business.Moxico Resources Mines and EuroAfrica had […]

Publicise mineral exploration results

ZAMBIA’s mineral wealth can not be questioned and no mineral occurs in the country like copper which has for decades driven the economy of this country.Complaints have been expressed about the overdependence on the red metal which accounts for just more than 70 per cent of the country’s earnings.Calls for an increase in other export […]