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Posts published in “Day: December 4, 2023

Technology gaining momentum in China

By Clement Chalwe New missions and tasks of the new era require to develop new concepts, designs and strategies regarding technological innovation. Truly, technology has become the backbone of developing and developed countries. In economics, it is widely accepted that technology is the key driver of economic growth of countries, regions and cities. Technological progress […]

Investing in men and boys for a violence-free society

ORANGING the world continues to be a tool by United Nations (UN) unifying all activities to bring global attention to the initiative during a period of 16 days.And so, November 25, an International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, marks the beginning of the annual activist-led campaign, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based […]

Ecobank, African Guarantee Fund ink $200m risk sharing support package for SMEs

By KETRA KALUNGA – ECOBANK, a leading pan-African banking group, and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) have signed a $200 million risk sharing agreement for the benefit of Small and Medium Enterprises ( SMEs).This is the largest guarantee facility in sub-Saharan Africa.Ecobank Group chief executive officer Jeremy Awori said the agreement would benefit SMEs from […]

Proflight clinches prestigious tourism transportation award

By CHATULA KANGALI – PROFLIGHT Zambia has clinched the coveted title of Best Tourism Transportation at the prestigious Tourism Excellence Awards, underscoring its contribution to the growth of the nation’s transport sector, tourism and economy.The Tourism Excellence Awards, themed “Sustainable Tourism: Preserve and Prosper”, highlighted Proflight’s commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism practices, solidifying its […]

Zanaco, UBA pledge support to UCF

By JAMES KUNDA – TWO local banks have pledged to support a medium-term target by United Capital Fertiliser (UCF) to produce 1.5 million tonnes of basal and top dressing fertiliser per annum.The two banks are the Zambia National Commercial Bank ( ZANACO) and the United Bank of Africa (UBA)Speaking in an interview from Gaborone, Botswana, […]

Unlocking of Mopani, KCM cheers captains of industry

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has said the revival of Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) will boost the economic prospects on the Copperbelt and beyond.Speaking during the Kitwe District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KDCCI) Gala and Award Dinner on Friday evening, ZACCI president […]

Chisi, Numba happy with a point each

By SANDRA MWILA At Nkoloma Stadium – Arrows 1-1 WarriorsRED Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe was left pleased with a point after his side was held to a draw by visiting Kabwe Warriors as the airmen failed to hold on to a lead in the MTN Super League title race.The draw saw Arrows move into third […]

Ndola babes to rock Levy

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – FORMER Indeni Roses players Rachael Kundananji and Misozi Zulu are over the moon at returning to play in Ndola again but this time in a different jersey colour and gunning for victory for the country.The Europe-based players will be part of the lasses Bruce Mwape will send out tomorrow to finish […]

Aim for trophy!

By SANDRA MWILA – SPORTS minister Elvis Nkandu says the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy, currently on a tour of Zambia, should be motivation enough for the Chipolopolo to go all the way and win the title at the delayed Ivory Coast 2023 tournament that kicks off next month.Nkandu, in a speech read on […]

Scotland gives Zambia £250,000 for mini-grids

By FELIX NKINKE – THE Scottish Government has provided £250,000 to Zambia to finance mini-grids to increase access to electricity in the country.Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf announced while speaking at the Under2 Coalition General Assembly in Abu Dhabi yesterday.Mr Yousaf also announced that the Scottish Government has provided £324,900 for solar energy installation at […]

Govt wins kudos for successful hosting of health indaba

By CHUSA SICHONE – PHARMANOVA Zambia Limited says the Government deserves commendation for the successful hosting of the 2023 Third International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2023) and taking the country closer to achieving self-sufficiency in the production of drugs.Pharmanova chief executive officer Mohammed Umar said the seamless coordination by the Ministry of […]

Form your own party if you think you’re still popular, ECL challenged…as he, others get 48-hour ultimatum over illegal meetings

By SHARON KALIMBULA – LEADER of the Opposition in Parliament Robert Chabinga has challenged former president Edgar Lungu to form his own political party if he thinks he is still popular among Zambians.Mr Chabinga said Mr Lungu should not use the Patriotic Front (PF) to try his chance at a political come-back, but should form […]

HH tips Africa to be global industrial powerhouse

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Africa can be a global industrial powerhouse if the continent pivotes towards value addition through production and manufacturing.President Hichilema said Africa hosted minerals that were critical in industrial application.According to a posting on his Facebook page yesterday, Mr Hichilema joined other African leaders at the Africa Green […]

Glimmer of hope?…as Veep assures of robust response

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Chingola – FOUR days after 31 illegal miners were trapped in a freak accident at Sensele mine in Chingola, there is some glimmer of hope that the men may still be alive, after a rescuer heard what seemed to be human voices coming from a blocked section after he descended down […]

Pilot Zambian Debt Relief Collapses

[ISS] Failure of the protracted negotiations casts doubt on the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatment.