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Posts published in “Day: November 10, 2023

ZICTA resolute on quality

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Zambia Information and Technology Authority (ZICTA) will continue to enforce regulations that ensure provision of quality Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services to customers while spearheading a business enabling environment for operators.ZICTA’s Director of Economic Regulations Bernard Banda said, this year, the authority planned to install over 160 telecommunication towers […]

Dutch firm gets CCPC green-light

TINKERBEL MWILA – THE Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has authorised VDVI Company of the Netherlands the acquisition of 33.33 per cent shares in Handyman’s Lime Limited and Astro Quarries Limited.CCPC senior public relations officer Mubiana Nalwendo said in a statement that the acquisition was based on the analysis and findings that the transaction […]

Levy to host Region 5 games?

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – GOVERNMENT says it is considering hosting the Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region-Five Youth Games at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola following a request from the Southern African body.Ministry of Sports Permanent Secretary Kangwa Chileshe said the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Youth Games left a lasting impression on the Region-Five […]

It’s now Kopa match balls

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Kopa football will from now on be the official match ball for all football leagues in the country.Making the announcement yesterday, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said the Kopa ball would be manufactured by Reliable Utilities Zambia Limited (RUZ) and was a FIFA-approved quality ball.For starters, Football House would give all […]

Impeachment flops

By JAMES KUNDA and JOSEPH BANDA – THE plot by the opposition to impeach Speaker of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has flopped as Nkana independent Member of Parliament (MP) Binwell Mpundu, who was leading the process failed to garner enough numbers to move the motion.Clerk of the National Assembly Roy Ngulube said Mr Mpundu’s […]

HH jets into Saudi Arabia

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend the first-ever Saudi-Africa Summit at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.The inaugural summit has been convened under the theme: “A promising partnership” and will seek to strengthen further the relations between Africa and Saudi Arabia.Foreign Affairs and International […]

‘Govt to sign deals for private debt restructuring soon’

By JAMES KUNDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has projected that the country will in the next one month begin signing agreements with individual creditors on restructuring of private debt.And Dr Musokotwane has attributed the depreciation of the Kwacha to reduced mining sector performance.Speaking when he featured on a Special Prime Television […]

Leverage continent’s growing population, Veep tips Africa

By SHARON KALIMBULA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango has called on African countries to leverage the continent’s growing population for robust growth and enhanced prosperity.She said that the population of Africa was poised to grow from 1.5 billion people to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050 and would be the youngest and fastest growing population in […]

Anglican church to ordain women into priesthood

By FELIX NKINKE – THE Central African Province of the Anglican Church has approved the ordination of women to priesthood subject to the preferences of each diocese.The Central African Province includes 15 dioceses in four countries, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Lusaka Diocese Vicar General Charlie Thomas confirmed to the Times of Zambia that the ordination […]

Anthrax spreads to 11 districts

By JAMES KUNDA – THE anthrax outbreak has now spread to 11 districts in the nation as the Government has heightened surveillance and distribution of vaccines amounting to 200,000 doses per week, Parliament has heard.In a ministerial statement yesterday, Fisheries and Livestock Minister Makozo Chikote said the districts where anthrax had now reached, were in […]