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Posts published in “Day: November 3, 2023

Tap into renewable energy funding facilities – Stanbic

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – STANBIC Bank Zambia has urged the investors to utilise its renewable energy funding facilities to venture into sustainable and renewable energy projects as the world shifts to green growth.Stanbic Manager for Investment Banking -Energy and Infrastructure Nkandu Machungwasaid banks were trying to shape the way the industry was responding to climate […]

Access Bank sets aside K1bn to support emerging businesses

By KETRA KALUNGA and CHATULA KANGALI – ACCESS Bank Zambia has set aside K1 billion to help emerging businesses to access financing.Access Bank Chief Risk Officer Hamish Chipungu said the bank had set aside the funds as its commitment to supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with the funds being provided under the Bank’s […]

BoZ wants to turn Zambia into digital economy

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) is working at making the country a digital economy.BoZ Governor Denny Kalyalya said with developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country, economic activities would no longer need to be restricted to traditional working hours.Dr Kalyalya was speaking during the 2023 Africa Fintech Summit […]

Invest in value addition, minister implores Chinese Chamber

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government has urged the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Zambia (CCCZ) to invest in value addition based sectors for accelerated economic growth in the country.Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga said CCCZ should encourage more Chinese businesses to bring more of their investments in the country’s value addition sectors […]

Hockey teams lacked exposure – Kawewe

By RONALD CHAWE – AFTER being eliminated from the African Hockey Road to Paris qualifiers, Zambia has set its sights on a good performance at the African Games to be staged in Ghana next year.In an interview yesterday, national hockey Team Manager Patson Kawewe said the failure qualifying to the Olympics was hurting but it […]

Rugby captain laments Zambia’s poor show

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA 15s rugby team captain Ali Bhika says the team suffered at the Victoria Cup because it was poor technically and this is one area administrators would need to work on.The Mufulira Rugby Club skipper made this observation after Zambia suffered a 34- 12 defeat to Kenya at the 2023 Victoria […]

‘Emulate Copper Queens’

By JAMES KUNDA – WITH just two weeks to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu has told the men’s national team to get inspiration from their female counterparts who three months ago debuted at the World Cup.Speaking in an interview ahead of Zambia’s opening World Cup qualifier at home to Congo […]

State to recapitalise public media – Mweetwa

By TINKERBEL MWILA – INFORMATION and Media Minister Cornelius Mweetwa says the Government is working towards recapitalising public media houses to enable them operate effectively.Mr Mweetwa said the ministry was aware of the many challenges that the public media faced and how it affected their operations. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Copperbelt […]

Ndola launches full scale ‘war’ against anthrax

By TINKERBEL MWILA, CAROLINE NGWENGWE – NDOLA City Council (NCC) has confiscated 35 kgs of offals and five cattle in the district to prevent cases of anthrax.The local authority has also heightened inspections to conduct random sampling of meat products in butcheries’ slaughter houses and confiscating any meat products sold from makeshift stores.NCC public health […]

Petauke Central MP axed from parley

By JAMES KUNDA – PETAUKE Central Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Emmanuel Banda has been handed a two-week suspension from all National Assembly activities for demeaning the decorum of the House.And the National Assembly has revised its sitting arrangement to accommodate new Leader of the Opposition Robert Chabinga on the front bench, with his predecessor […]