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Posts published in “Day: September 26, 2023

FAO, Fisheries ministry launch vet training

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has launched an In-Service Applied Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) programme to enhance the capacity of veterinary services in dis­ease surveillance.This is being conducted through the USAID-fund­ed Global Health Security program in Mazabuka.FOA country representa­tive Suze-Percy Filippini said […]

Energy expert tips Govt on fuel

By CHATULA KANGALI – AN ENERGY expert Johnstone Chikwanda has advised the Government to put in place a fuel strategic reserve policy to make the country resilient to external shocks.Dr Chikwanda says fuel strategic reserves, with a capacity of at least six months are needed in the country as this will help cushion prices, in […]

EIB dangles €400m agro investment

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZAMBIA is this week expected to benefit from the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) €400 million agriculture financing scheme.According to a statement posted on the European Union (EU) delegation to Zambia and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) official website, the country will be the first African nation to […]

Roan 7s rugby tourney shelved

By RONALD CHAWE – THE 2023 Roan Sevens rugby tournament will not be held this year after the terraces at the venue were deemed a safe hazard to host an event.Club secretary Mutuma Phiri said the club could not refurbish the facility on time and was looking forward to hosting the competition next year and […]

FAZ to hand over 3 stadia

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has promised to hand over the remaining three stadia under the FIFA Forward Project by the end of this year.At the weekend FAZ, government and FIFA handed over the US$300,000 rehabilitat...

ZMSA woes deepen

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) has been hit by yet another blow with affiliates threatening to pull out from the remaining annual events including the coveted Zambia International Rally slated for next monthAdministrators and drivers have been calling for elections to go on after the current tenure of the executive […]

Parley committee on women affairs coming – Speaker

By FELIX NKINKE – SPEAKER of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has said the assembly is in the process of transforming the Zambia Woman Parliamentary Caucus (ZWPC) into a Standing Parliamentary Committee on Women Affairs to give prominence to women affairs in Parliament.The Speaker was optimistic that transforming the ZWPC into a standing committee would […]

Rockfall kills 2 illegal women miners

By CAROLINE NGWENGWE – TWO out the three women, who were trapped after a rockfall in an illegal tin mine in Choma on Sunday, have died.Southern Province Police Commissioner Auxensio Daka (right) confirmed the development.Mr Daka said three women were in separate ditches digging for the silvery-white metal when the sand mine fell on them […]

‘Don’t dwell on non issues’

By JOSEPH BANDA –OUTGOING Information and Media Minister Chushi Kasanda has said the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTAT) report on the 2022 poverty assessment covered the period when the Patriotic front (PF) was in power and the report merely confirmed that there was high poverty under the former ruling party.Ms Kasanda said yesterday that people should […]

13 nabbed in Chingola for riotous behaviour

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and CHUSA SICHONE – THIRTEEN people have been apprehended in Chingola following riotous behaviour in which four vehicles were set ablaze when police were burying the remains of a body discovered in a decomposed state.Copperbelt...

Stick to electoral guidelines, Kavindele counsels Eswatini stakeholders

By FELIX NKINKEHEAD of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observers Mission (SEOM), Enock Kavindele has urged all interest groups involved in upcoming Eswatini general elections to ensure that the polls are conducted in a manner that is transparent and credible.Mr Kavindele, who is a former Zambian vice-president, said stakeholders should ensure they observe […]

‘Cervical cancer kills 2,000 women annually’

By CHUSA SICHONE – ABOUT 2,000 women die from cancer-related diseases every year in Zambia, this figure is out 3,000 cases recorded annually, acting Health Minister Charles Milupi has said.Mr Milupi said the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) was identified as one of the leading causes of cervical cancer in Zambia.Read more

Chushi Kasanda dropped

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has terminated the appointment of Information and Media Minister Chushi Kasanda and replaced her with Southern Province Minister Cornelius Mweetwa.Mr Hichilema has also transferred Information and Media Permanent Secretary Kennedy Kalunga to Cabinet Office and promoted the ministry’s director and spokesperson Thabo Kawana as the new Permanent Secretary. […]