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Posts published in December 2023

Zambia Heightens Measures to Contain Cholera Outbreak

[Independent (Kampala)] Lusaka -- Zambian health authorities on Thursday announced that measures have been heightened to contain the outbreak of cholera which has now spread to 12 districts in the country.

Govt waives penalties on all WCFCB payments

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Government has with immediate effect granted a waiver of penalties on all outstanding assessment payments to the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB).Labour and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambataba announced that the waiver of penalties will run from January 1 to March 31, next year.Ms Tambatamba said the waiver was […]

K11bn from copper earnings!

By ANDREW MULENGA – ZAMBIA’S export earnings from refined copper have risen from K9 billion in October to K11 billion in November this year.According to the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTAT), the export earnings from refined copper in November 2023 increased by 20.9 per cent to K11.1 billion from K9.2 billion recorded in October 2023.ZAMSTAT statistician […]

Chipolopolo need to make progress – Grant

By RONALD CHAWE – CHIPOLOPOLO coach Avram Grant says his team has to play better than it did during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.Speaking to the media as the team entered day two of the local camp at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, Grant said Zambia was in a tough group at the Africa […]

‘Mighty’, Buffaloes clash opens league’s second round

By RONALD CHAWE – THE second round of the 2023-24 MTN Super Division gets underway today with a mouth-whetting fixture between nine-time champions Mufulira Wanderers against six-time winners Green Buffaloes in Lusaka.Just one point separates these old guards of the Zambian football and both are determined to pick a win in today’s tie at Edwin […]

FAZ bans referee

By SANDRA MWILA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has suspended one match official involved in an MTN Super Division Week 17 game between Kabwe Warriors and MUZA last weekend.During the game, Warriors scored in the 88th minute but the goal was erroneously called back for offside.Maimba Katiti was the main referee of the […]

Nevers slams opposition

By FELIX NKINKE – MOVEMENT for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) president Nevers Mumba has lamented the elevation of tribal rhetoric in pursuit of political power by some opposition political leaders, saying that it reveals the bankruptcy of morals of such politicians.Dr Mumba said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the continuous use of the […]

Zambia’s population crosses 19.6 million – ZamStats

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE final results for the eighth population and housing census conducted in 2022 by the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) has indicated that the country’s total population currently stands at more than 19.6 million with females constituting 51 per cent of the population.ZamStats statistician general Mulenga Musepa said during a Press briefing […]

Cholera: Govt to invoke SI 12

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Government will invoke Statutory Instrument number 12 of 2018 on the ban of street vending to help combat cholera as the disease has claimed five more lives in the last 24 hours.Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the epidemic […]

$2.1bn investment actualised, 26,000 jobs created – ZDA

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has actualised US$2.1 billion worth of investment which has created 25,890 jobs.This comes from 232 investment projects monitored in various sectors in 2023 from a pledged investment of close to $40 billion.The projects were a sample of committed projects registered with the agency between 2021 and […]

Cabinet hailed over Special Economic Zones

By ANDREW MULENGA – ECONOMIC Expert, Emmanuel Zulu has commended Cabinet for approving the introduction of incentives for expansion and re-investment projects in the Special Economic Zones (SEZMr Zulu said that the introduction of the incentives in the various economic zones for expansion and re-investment projects will reduce the cost of doing business thereby allowing […]

Masebo flags off 2023/2024 ZDHS

By JAMES KUNDA – THE 2023/2024 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) has commenced.The survey is targeting to collect data that will form the national health response policy for the next four years.Meanwhile, the United States (US) Government has made a US$203 million contribution towards the successful conduct of the survey.Flagging off the survey in […]

‘Kakubo probe vindicates ACC’

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Zambia Chapter says the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) instituting investigations against former Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Stanley Kakubo will allay fears that the fight against corruption is only targeted at those in the opposition. APNAC Zambia also said that Mr Kakubo’s resignation was […]

HH suspends High Court judge Katenekwa

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has suspended High Court Judge Timothy Katanekwa after recommendations from the Judicial Complaints Commission.State House Chief Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka said in a statement yesterday that, the President acted on a report presented to him by the Judicial Complaints Commission. Read more

Tone down, Mweetwa cautions OCIDA

By JOSEPH BANDA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has advised the Our Civic Duty Association (OCIDA) to desist from using demeaning language against President Hakainde Hichilema.Mr Mweetwa said at a press briefing in Choma yesterday that it was extremely malicious, baseless and mischievous for OCiDA to claim that Zambia’s democratic space was decreasing.He was […]

HH mourns 13 Serenje road accident victims

By JOSEPH BANDA and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is grieving the deaths of 13 people who perished on Tuesday in a road accident in Serenje.He has since urged motorists and law enforcement agencies to be extra vigilant on the roads during the festive season.President Hichilema said the Government learnt with sadness the death […]

Correctional service rewards netballers

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA Correctional Service (ZCS) commissioner general Fredrick Chilukutu has promoted five of their netballers that were part of the historic national team that won the Africa Cup in Botswana.And Netball Zambia (NZ) president Martha Sichone says the promotion of the players is a great motivation for them to work hard.Chilukutu promoted […]

We’ll do our best – Klings

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA midfielder Klings Kangwa says the team will do its best to meet the expectations of the soccer fans that are excited with the return of the Chipolopolo at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that kicks off on January 13 in Ivory Coast.Kangwa said in an interview yesterday as the […]

Govt scores in Mopani deal

By FELIX NKINKE – “WE will put in place measures to facilitate local ownership and increased participation of Zambians in the mining sector.”This was a promise by President Hakainde Hichilema in his inauguration speech over two and half years ago.The President also emphasized that mining would be one of the key priority sectors that would […]

India: Yawning market for many products

VISITING any new country gives me or any other writer an opportunity to learn new things about such a country.One of the areas I am always interested in upon arrival in another country is the economy, in terms of actual wealth or poverty status of the people vis-à-vis the national economy.Before visiting India about a […]