Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in January 2024

Zambia Races to Curb Fast-Spreading Cholera Outbreak

[WHO-AFRO] As the cholera outbreak in Zambia continues to expand rapidly, efforts are being stepped up to halt the spread of disease and save lives. A vaccination campaign is currently underway targeting 1.5 million people, including children, health w...

Tourism trade fair in Spain increases Zambia’s visibility – ZTA

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZAMBIA’S participation at this year’s International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Spain has significantly increased visibility of the country as a tourist destination to the international market.The 44th edition of the FITUR, a global meeting point for tourism professionals and world travelers opened its doors to the public on January 23 […]

‘All low, middle-income nations facing high food price inflation’

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE World Bank’s latest update shows that almost all low and middle income countries as well as close to half of high-income States is now experiencing high food price inflation.It says the escalation of the Middle East conflict can lead to a sustained oil price spike, increasing production and transportation costs […]

Railway cargo haulage project launched

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Government has launched the Sunline Railway Siding project to facilitate the haulage of cargo, mainly coal from Zimbabwe and other destinations, through Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL), National Railway of Zimbabwe (NRZ) and Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA).The railway connectivity was constructed at a cost of US$3 million by the Chinese […]

Matero Magic gets SA invite

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIAN champions Matero Magic have been invited to compete in the 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) pre-tournament in South Africa.Magic will have an opportunity to play against the formidable teams among them Cape Town Tigers and other top teams currently in the BAL from February 21 to 25 in Johannesburg.This is […]

‘We’ve learnt lessons’

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says lessons have been picked from the heart-breaking early exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.Writing in his weekly column, the ‘President’s Corner’, FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said while the early exit was disappointing, the experience from the outing had […]

RDA assures on Chama-Matumbo Bridge

By JULIUS PHIRI in Chama – THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has assured people using the Matumbo Bridge on the Chama-Matumbo Road that the footbridge will be worked on to ease movements.This follows the washing away of the southern end of the road connecting Matumbo to Chama by the heavy rain last Saturday.RDA acting director […]

Mwekera mine rescue mission gets boost

By CHATULA KANGALI – SPECIAL diving equipment has been sourced from South Africa to rescue seven miners, who have remained trapped underground for a week at Macrolink Resources Zambia mine in Ndola’s Mwekera area.The diving equipment would help Zambia Army Special Forces divers to reach the depth of 154 metres the location of the pump […]

CDF: State calls for more participation

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has called for enhanced citizen participation in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) programmes which has now been increased to over K30 million per constituencyInformation and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said with the increased CDF and the enactment of the Access To Information (ATI) Bill, which promoted transparency, citizens […]

‘Cholera knows no religion’

By NAOMI PHIRI and SHARON KALIMBULA – THE health department in Kafue District has expressed concern with a religious community of Mungu Ward which is refusing to seek medical services. This is happening even with the surge in cholera cases in the area.And Ministry of Health director for public health Lloyd Mulenga has warned churches, […]

‘Lusaka’s poor waste management reducing cholera fight gains’

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE poor management of waste in Lusaka is reducing the gains being made to control the cholera outbreak, Health Minister Sylvia Masebo has said.Giving an update on the cholera situation in the country yesterday, Ms Masebo said the country had continued to record high cholera numbers because of the poor waste […]

Chanda Kabwe dragged to court

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Disaster Management Mitigation Unit (DMMU) national coordinator Chanda Kabwe has been dragged to court for failing to pay K100,000 owed to a Lusaka business woman.Catherine Kunda has taken Mr Kabwe to court for failing to pay back the money he used to purchase a motor vehicle.Ms Kunda, a business executive, […]

‘Give team a chance’

By RONALD CHAWE – GOVERNMENT says there is need to have patience with the national team following the group stage elimination at the ongoing Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final tournament.Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu feels this is so because the team accounted itself well having not qualified for the last three editions […]

Remain focused, cleric counsels Govt

By GEORGE SINKALA – A CLERGYMAN has made a passionate appeal to the Government to ignore negative political statements but instead focus towards uniting, developing and uplifting the welfare of the people at large.United Church of Zambia (UCZ) minister in-charge of St Paul’s congregation in Kabwata Roldwell Siame, said the New Dawn Government should remain […]

Number of children contracting Cholera worrying – Masebo

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE number of children contracting Cholera remains a matter of grave concern, Health minister Sylvia Masebo has saidShe said in Lusaka yesterday that there was however a slight drop in the number of infections from 121 to 107, adding that the statistivs of children being admitted was still unacceptably high. She […]

ZRA seizes smuggled booze concealed as maize bran

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has seized a truck containing 2222 suspected smuggled alcoholic beverages worth an estimated K4.2 million in loss of revenue.ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Oliver Nzala said this was after the authority’s Mobile Enforcement Unit received intelligence information that there was a truck that was offloading beer in […]

No secession – 6 chiefs

By GEORGE SINKALA and SHARON KALIMBULA – SIX chiefs have backed President Hakainde Hichilema’s strong stance against those advocating for seccession, reiterating that Zambia is unitary State.And police have warned supporters of the Barotse N...

‘Science, technology sector attracts $58m investment’

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government has said a total of $58 million worth of investments have been recorded under Science and Technology sector, more than the subsequent years and higher than any other country in the region.Science and Technology Minister Felix Mutati said this was a clear indication that the policy reforms that were […]