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Posts published in “Day: December 27, 2023

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 […]

Mopani unlocking: Xmas gift to Zambians

IT is encouraging that the country will enter the New Year with matters of both Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) and Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) settled.In what seems like too good to be true, ZCCM Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has finally settled for International Resources Holding RSC Limited (IRH), the Abu Dhabi -based conglomerate, as the preferred […]

Angola’s departure from OPEC offers window of opportunity

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE departure of Angola from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) presents an opportunity for Zambia to access cheap and affordable petroleum products, the Oil Marketing Companies Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) has said.OMCAZ president Kafula Mubanga also says to a certain extent, the departure from OPEC will make it easier […]

Govt’s increased transparency in debt restructuring process cheers Stanbic

By KETRA KALUNGA – STANBIC Bank has commended the Government for the enhanced transparency in the country’s debt restructuring process.Chief Financial Officer Mizimo Musokotwane said the bank was seeing more transparency in the country’s debt position and this gives Zambians confidence in the process.Ms Musokotwane said ultimately the closure of the debt restructuring process with […]

Pamodzi Hotel shareholders execute agreement to sell 90 p.c. shares

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE shareholders of Pamodzi Hotel have agreed to sell 90 per cent of the shares to ASB Hospitality of United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a consideration price of $18 million.The sale and purchase of 90 per cent of shares in Pamodzi Hotel has been executed between the majority shareholders Tata International […]

Govt beefs up security at Sensele mine

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Government has beefed up security at Sensele Open Pits where a search for informal miners who were trapped 26 days ago is underway, to avoid encroachments leading to continued deaths.Meanwhile, the technical team overseeing the search operation has been tasked to come up with a new rescue strategy to speed […]

Over 130,000 fail Grade 7 exams

By BUSIKU MOOBELA – MORE than 130, 000 pupils out of 454, 000 who sat for Grade seven examinations failed to obtain a primary school certificate and will not be eligible for selection to Grade eight in 2024 representing a 30 per cent failure rate.Education Minister Douglas Syakalima also announced at a Press briefing that […]

Kakubo resigns

By CHUSA SICHONE and JAMES KUNDA – FOREIGN Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanley Kakubo has resigned from his position with immediate effect.And in a statement yesterday, President Hakainde Hichilema accepted Mr Kakubo’s decision to step down, while acknowledging the commendable work and leadership he had rendered to the Government during his tenure as Foreign […]

Gifts ban policy to be extended to other ministries, State institutions

By CHUSA SICHONE – DEPUTY Secretary to the Cabinet for Administration Oliver Kalabo says the policy banning Government employees from accepting cash gifts will be extended to other ministries and State institutions.Last week, the Ministry of Technology and Science launched the Gifts and Benefits Policy which banned all cash gifts and that all other gifts […]

Cholera claims 7 more lives

By SHARON KALIMBULA and FELIX NKINKE – SEVEN more people have died of Cholera in Lusaka bringing the cumulative total of deaths to 87 since the outbreak in January 2023.The Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) daily report indicated that 88 new cholera cases were recorded in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number […]

13 dead in head-on collision

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI and NAMWINGA MWINGA – THIRTEEN passengers have died in a head-on collision involving a South African bus and a Tanzanian truck on the Great North Road.And 16 people perished in separate accidents recorded around the country during the Christmas break.Central Province Permanent Secretary Milner Mwanakampwe and the provincial police Commanding Officer Roy […]