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Posts published in “Day: February 7, 2024

‘Aim to qualify!’ …Matete challenges elite runners

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA’S athletics legend Samuel Matete says the country’s elite runners should use this weekend’s Zambia Athletics (ZA) All-Comers Meet to qualify for the African Games and keep up with the habit of competing at high-level events.Speaking in an interview yesterday, Matete said the African Games which would be held in Accra, […]

ZRA digitalises payment systems

By KETRA KALUNGA and ANDREW LUNGU –THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has digitalised its payment processes, with 99 per cent of transactions currently being performed electronically.ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Oliver Nzala said the introduction of Integrated Payment System (IPS) had played a pivotal role in making customs payments more accessible and convenient for taxpayers through […]

Stanbic nods mining technological investments

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE increase in investments as well as access to technological advancements in the country’s extractive sector will likely result in increased copper production and employment opportunities, Stanbic Bank Zambia has said.Stanbic Chief Executive Officer Mwindwa Siakalima said according to the Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM), Zambia received investment commitments of $3.4 […]

IMF assures on debt restructuring

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will ensure issues like the Comparability of Treatment (CoT) do not become an obstacle to Zambia and other countries that are restructuring their foreign debt.The principle of CoT is a key element of the G20’s Common Framework for debt restructuring which entails distribution of […]

Cholera fight gets major boost

By SHARON KALIMBULA – FIVE organisations yesterday donated assorted materials and cash towards the fight against cholera as the epidemic continued to decline steadily.The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC), SANLAM Life Insurance Zambia, Lusaka Telecoms Solutions and Actions Against Hunger and Zambians Living in the Diaspora donated cash, food stuffs and cleaning materials to […]

Mob descends on 3 police officers during rescue mission

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI –A MOB in Mumbwa District of Central Province has attacked and injured three police officers who were trying to rescue a suspect accused of having caused the death of a pregnant woman.Following the death of Obedient Mwata, who was due for delivery, her family was not happy and decided to involve a […]

Cruelty! …Nakonde woman kills new born baby by sitting on it after giving birth

By ESTHER NG’ANDU and CAROLINE NGWENGWE – A WOMAN in Nakonde District has allegedly killed her new born baby whom she sat on after giving birth.The woman later died at the hospital where she was rushed for medical treatment.Muchinga Province police chief Paul Achiume said police recorded a case of concealment of birth which happened […]

Alliance plot unearthed

By JULIUS PHIRI and JAMES KUNDA – THE hidden agenda behind the formation of the opposition alliance is to campaign for, and ultimately float Edgar Lungu as a Presidential candidate for the 2026 general election and not to fight against a perceived nondescript shrinking democratic space it has been revealed.Deputy secretary general of the Christian […]

HH eulogises Geingob

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says his late Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob, 82, will be remembered for urging other leaders to do the best for their countries, Southern African Development Community (SADC), African Union (AU) and the world.Mr Hichilema said Dr Geingob, as a brother, senior President in SADC and AU, global icon […]

Cabinet nods security plan

By JOSEPH BANDA – CABINET has approved the formulation of the National Security Strategy which will comprehensively address risks, threats and challenges to national security.Chief Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said yesterday that the National Security Strategy was an important framework expected to broaden focus on the country’s national security beyond maintaining peace.He said in a […]

HH makes changes at various commissions

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has appointed Civil Service Commission deputy chairperson Choolwe Beyani as chairperson of the commission, while Rodrick Chewe and Gladys Tavaris have been appointed as members.The President has also appointed Akalamwa Sumbwa as a member of the Local Government Service Commission and Ronald Hichibulo as a member of the […]