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Posts published in “Day: December 29, 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 […]