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Posts published in “Day: October 2, 2023

Copper exports drop by 11.3 p.c – ZAMSTAT

By ANDREW MULENGA – A CUMULATIVE volume of refined copper export from January to August this year has decreased to 530,600 tonnes from 598.100 tonnes recorded during same period last year.According to the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTAT) monthly bulletin released last week, outturn represents a 11.3 per cent decrease in the cumulative total of copper […]

CEEC assures Lusaka City Market traders on booster loans

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has assured traders at Lusaka City Market that it will soon disburse loans to them to revive their businesses.CEEC public relations manager Michelo Mukata says the commission has not forgotten about the traders, particularly, those whose goods were gutted in March this year. Read more

Enhance gemstone value addition, Zambians told

By CHATULA KANGALI – A UNITED States (US)-based organisation has advised Zambians to take advantage of Gemstones Processing and Lapidary Training Processing Centre (GPLTC) to enhance value addition of local stones.Net Development says Zambia is producing a lot of gemstones which requires value addition.Speaking during the opening of gemstones cutting exhibition and competition at the […]

‘Budget offers hope’

By SNIKE MZULAH, KETRA KALUNGA and SYLVIA MWEETWA – STAKEHOLDERS are happy with the proposed 2024 National Budget announced by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane last Friday.‘Budget offers hope’In Siavonga, various stakeholders say the budget gives hope in addressing the social-economic challenges of citizens while in Lusaka, an agro-expert has hailed the introduction […]

Bodybuilders shine, qualify for World Championships

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDAAFRICAN Union Sport Council (AUSC) has called on the Region-Five members to upgrade sports facilities so that foreign bodies like world football governing, FIFA, Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) and World Athletics should not be the ones to decide the usability of facilities.Speaking in an interview, AUSC Region Five chief executive officer (CEO) […]

Buffaloes are Heroes 7’s champs

By RONALD CHAWE – Buffaloes 34-10 Broken HillGREEN Buffaloes coach Duncan Nyirenda says he is super  proud of his players after winning the Zambia National Service (ZNS) sponsored 2023 Heroes Sevens rugby tournament in Kabwe that was sadly marred by apathy.This is Buffaloes second cup win this season having won the 2023 Mopani Mufulira Leopards […]

End of the road!…Power, Muza eliminated

By RONALD CHAWE – Simbia 1-1 Power (3-3 aggregate)“WE played well today but it is sad that we have been eliminated”, Power Dynamos coach Mwenya Chipepo said after his side was eliminated on away goals by Simba in the CAF 2023/24 Champions League pre-group round.As Power faced elimination courtesy of an own goal by Kondwani […]

Mhango to be buried today

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA’S elite squash player Preston Mhango 25, who died in a road traffic accident in Namibia, will be put to rest today at Nkana East Cemetery.Squash Association of Zambia (SAZ) president Peter Simukonda said all the burial proceeding would be carried out by the Zambia Army since Mhango was a soldier.“We […]

Rail India offers 1,000km rehab works

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has pledged to help Zambia to rehabilitate the more than 1,000 kilometre Livingstone to Chililabombwe railway line.Speaking in an interview in Lusaka at the weekend, RITES India general manager Alok Kumar said this was part of the company’s desire to help Zambia boost […]

Zambia Railways: India’s help timely

IT is an undeniable fact that railway transport continues to play a critical role in the economic development of any country, Zambia included, through the movement of goods and passengers.With its natural advantage of being a bulk carrier, safer and cheaper, rail transport remains an important component in intermodal transportation of any country and in […]

Zambians happy with K180m 2024 budget – Mweetwa

By JOSEPH BANDA, SYLVIA MWEETWA, GEORGE SINKALA, JAMES KUNDA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says Zambians are impressed with the K180 billion 2024 National Budget which outlines a clear roadmap on the equal disbursement of national resources to benefit all citizens.And various stakeholders have singled out the proposed upward adjustment of […]

‘Eswatini polls peaceful, calm’

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the general elections in Eswatini has said that the pre-election and voting phases, were peaceful, calm and well organized in line with the Revised SADC Guidelines and Principles Governing Democratic Elections.Former Vice-President Enoch Kavindele who chaired the mission for the […]

Catholics back HH

By KELVIN MUDENDA – THE Catholic Church says that it supports President Hakainde Hichilema’s international economic crusades because they are attracting massive investment opportunities for Zambia.He said the Catholic Church extended its best wishes to the Head of State as he navigated the country through its economic challenges.Bishop Kalumba said the church would continue to […]

High world fuel prices wreck havoc on Zambia

By TIMES REPORTERSOUTHERN African countries, Zambia included face high fuel prices heading into the final quarter of 2023 because of the Russia/Ukraine conflict and reduced production by oil producing blocs.Outweighed by the Russia/Ukraine conflict which has led to uncertainties on the international oil market; importing countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi and […]