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Posts published in “Day: November 30, 2023

Indiscriminate disposal of waste chokes streams

CARELESSLY discarded plastic bags and waste materials such as baby diapers and electronic appliances are mainly responsible for pollution of streams in most of our towns and Ndola is not an exceptional.The banks of water bodies such as Kafubu stream that once provided natural beauty have been encroached upon by heaps of litter.This is coming […]

Litana is Craft Silicon board chairperson

By CHATULA KANGALI – ZAMBIAN business executive Gomeli Litana has been appointed board chairperson for Craft Silicon, an international digital finance organisation.Mr Litana confirmed his appointment in an interview yesterday.He is also Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone board chairperson, Zambezi Portland Cement Chief executive officer and Sunshine Millers Limited proprietor.Mr Litana said Craft Silicon […]

Zambia, China plan big for 60 years of ties

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZAMBIA and China have designated 2024 as the year of business cooperation, culture, and tourism as the two countries celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Du Xiaohui has said.Mr Du said agri­culture, infrastructure development, tourism, culture and education are key potential areas for cooperation between China […]

Kwacha fall a blessing in disguise for poultry exporters to DRC?

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE sustained market for poultry products in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to a business boom for Zambian poultry exporters to that country due to the weakening Kwacha.The fall in the value of the Kwacha has been a ‘blessing in disguise’ for some traders raising the sale values […]

ZCCM-IH resumes LSE trading

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE ZCCM-Investment Holdings’ trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been restored after completing the required audit of financial results.The restoration of trading is effective November 27, this year.This is according to an announcement posted by the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) and signed by order of the board by ZCCM-IH […]

‘Zambia to experience shortage of onions and potatoes’

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Fruits and Vegetables Association of Zambia has projected that the country will experience a shortage of onions and potatoes as the harvest season comes to an end next month.Association general secretary Gideon Kalima said the association expected a shortage of onions and potato supply in the country from December until […]

Mapulangas toast, remember fallen members

By BENEDICT TEMBO – IT is not common for sportsmen to look back to their worst form during the formative periods of their careers.Some golfers have, however, been magnanimous enough to reflect on their bad days in the sport and converge annually to look at their humble beginnings.Such was the case last weekend that while […]

Envoy prods netballers

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to Botswana Pamela Chisanga has urged the netball national team to win the Africa Cup.Chisanga said this when she visited the team yesterday that they should ensure that they win the trophy for Zambia.The High Commissioner also presented the team with some foodstuff and beverages as a way […]

‘Ka 6 kwa Zero!’

By SANDRA MWILA – Angola 0-6 ZambiaSKIPPER Barbra Banda scored a hat-trick as Zambia thrashed Angola to put one foot at the Morocco 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) final tournament to the delight of Republican President Hakainde Hichilema.said.Other goals came from Lushomo Mweemba, Ireen Lungu, and Racheal Kundananji as the Copper Queens heeded […]

HH off to Dubai

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema yesterday left for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) High Level Segment for Heads of State and Government, scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday.The event would be the 28 meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP28) to the Convention […]

Lusaka man nabbed for defiling seven girls

SEVEN girls aged between nine and 15 have been defiled by a 40-year-old man of Lusaka’s Kabanana Township.The suspects is said to have enticed the young girls with money and food stuffs from his shop, a mother to one of the victims says.According to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, the suspect was caught in the […]

Man axes wife to death in front of 3-year-old son

By TINKERBEL MWILA – AS the country observes 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, a man of Muchinga Province has axed his wife to death in front of the couple’s three-year-old son after a marital dispute.Joseph Lesa, 45, of Kasama, bolted from the scene after allegedly bludgeoning his 34-year-old wife Regina Mwila with […]

US-CDC ready to help Zambia combat anthrax, cholera

CHUSA SICHONE – IN the wake of the recent US$2.5 million pledge towards laboratory infrastructure to detect new pathogens, the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) is yet again on standby to assist Zambia to tackle anthrax and cholera outbreaks.US-CDC principal deputy director Nirav Shah said the American organisation had experts in […]

UK injects £7m in SCT

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE United Kingdom (UK) has announced an injection of £7 million (K207 million) into the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) to help Zambia’s poorest citizens to adapt to climate shocks.Community Development and Social Services Minister Doreen Mwamba also said the Government intended to increase the number of beneficiaries on SCT from 1.3 […]

K8.8m tax evasion scam unearthed

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Chingola – THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has uncovered a scheme of tax evasion involving Spax Mining Limited of Chingola involving K8.8 million.The company is owned by small-scale miner Kabaso Mulenga, popularly known as Spax, who in February 2020 was arrested by police for one count of murder and also faced […]