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Posts published in “Day: November 7, 2023

Breast cancer awareness: Lessons from Merck Foundation

By JESSIE NGOMA-SIMENGWA – OCTOBER is an awareness month that has been chosen to feature an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities and other stakeholders.It is also known as a Pink Month, where efforts to educate those concerned about the disease are stepped up.The campaign emphasises early identification of the signs […]

‘Strong energy infrastructure critical’

KENNEDY MUPESENI – PUMA Energy Zambia PLC says a strong energy infrastructure is critical in attaining Zambia’s major economic milestones.Commercial supply manager Daren McGregor said in Kitwe at the just ended 11th Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference (ZIMEC) in Kitwe last week that Puma would inject US$8million next year to operate and expand the […]

13th COMESA statistical matters meeting starts

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE 13th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) committee on statistical matters meeting has commenced at the secretariat in Lusaka for three days from November 6 to 8, 2023.The meeting has attracted directors of national statistics offices, representatives of central banks, sector ministries, representatives of the European Union (EU), […]

BoZ raises Statutory Reserve Ratio

By CHATULA KANGALI and ANDREW MULENGA – THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has raised the minimum Statutory Reserve Ratio (SRR) on the Kwacha and foreign currency by three per cent to help address the inflation and foreign exchange pressure.This has been increased from 11.5 per cent to 14.5 per cent effective Monday, November 13 this […]

World Cup dream: Kamanga rallies fans

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says fans will play a critical role in ensuring the World Cup dream is made alive.Kamanga said this in his weekly column ‘President Corner’ as the Chipolopolo prepares for two FIFA 2026 World cup qualifying matches against Congo Brazzaville on November 17 at […]

ZGU plans fundraising events for juniors

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) says it will soon host a series of junior golf directorate fundraising events to help raise funds for purchasing equipment to meet the growing demand of junior golfers.In an interview at the weekend, ZGU president Greg Lubesha said the union wants clubs to place emphasis on […]

Stadium reprieve!

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) conditional approval to use the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium for the upcoming FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville set next Friday, November 17.FAZ general secretary Reuben Kamanga said in an interview yesterday that CAF has been […]

Veep, ministers discuss anthrax outbreak

By SHARON KALIMBULA – VICE President W.K Mutale-Nalumango says the government is planning to put in place aggressive measures aimed at preventing the continued spike in cases of Anthrax.Ms Mutale-Nalumango has described anthrax as a new common enemy on the land of Zambia.She said the Anthrax Epidemic was a serious threat to both humans and […]

KCM unlocked!

By JAMES KUNDA – THE official process of reversing the liquidation of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has commenced following the signing of the implementation and shareholding agreements between Vedanta Resources, the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) and the mining firm in Lusaka yesterday.All court cases between the Zambian Government and Vedanta will now […]

Minimum wage increased

By JOSEPH BANDA – GOVERNMENT has approved increased minimum wages for domestic and shop workers ranging between K1,300 and K4,600, effective January next year.Labour and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambatamba said yesterday that the approved minimum wages and conditions of service were arrived at after extensive consultations with the tripartite consultative labour council and other […]

I’m not a UPND hired gun – Miles Sampa

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PATRIOTIC Front (PF) president Miles Sampa has refuted allegations that he has been hired by the United Party for National Development to destabilise the opposition party.Speaking when he appeared on Prime TV live programme, Mr Sampa said the UPND was not responsible for the vacuum created in the PF after the […]

Luanshya pastor in pulpit suicide bid

TINKERBEL MWILA – A LUANSHYA pastor is battling for his life after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide at the pulpit.Anthony Mambeu, 56, a pastor of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God, was discovered lying uncon­scious at the pulpit after taking doom insecticide.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba con­firmed that the pastor had earlier informed his wife […]

Mother, 2 daughters die from suspected food poisoning

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – A MOTHER and her two children aged six months and three years have died in Mpo­rokoso District after eating food suspected to have been poisoned.Northern Province police chief Lucky Munkondya said the incident happened be...