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Posts published in “Day: February 8, 2024

We’re qualifying, Futsal coach upbeat

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA coach Andrea Christoforetti has expressed confidence that his players will overturn the 3-2 deficit against Mozambique this Saturday and qualify for the Morocco 2024 Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.Christoforetti said in an interview yesterday after Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) general secretary Reuben Kamanga visited the team during training at […]

Refs seek pay rise

By SANDRA MWILA – REFEREES are demanding for an increase in allowances and are calling for standardisation in transport refund as the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) attends to some of the grievances that lead to boycott of some games in some provincial leagues.Referee Rodrick Ng’andu, who is representing the match officials, said in an […]

ZRA decries low tax compliance levels

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says compliance levels among the country’s big and small taxpayers has been falling since 2017.ZRA Commissioner General Dingani Banda says the level of compliance for big taxpayers has reduced from 78 per cent in 2017 to 40 per cent last year for big taxpayers.Mr Banda said […]

Zambia mining sector headed for boom – StanChart

By KETRA KALUNGA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – ZAMBIA’s mining sector is headed for a boom due to the earmarked investments Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) Zambia chief executive officer Sonny Zulu has said.Mr Zulu said Stanchart was impressed with the renewed focus on Africa’s miningsector, particularly Zambia with the announcement of new copper investments and explorations.Read […]

Schools reopen! …as student meal allowances increased

By CHUSA SICHONE and SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will reopen on Monday next week for the first term, with a call on parents, guardians and teachers to preach and practice cleanliness.The opening of schools on February 12, 2024, was preceded by two postponements following the cholera outbreak.Education […]

Kwacha fights back

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Kwacha has put up a spirited fight against the United States dollar since Monday, posting some semblance of stability since last Monday.The Kwacha regained nearly K1 against the dollar following intervention by the Bankof Zambia (BoZ).Last week, the BoZ announced an increase in the minimum Statutory Reserve Ratio (SRR) on […]

Zambia poised to reclaim global mining position

By JONES MUPISHI – ZAMBIANS, let us learn to support individuals who are doing so much for so many and for the country at large.There is a lot that is going on in the mining sector of this country.Let us give credit and encourage President Hakainde Hichilema to continue doing good work in attracting investment […]

Donors pledge $2bn to health sector

By SHARON KALIMBULA – ZAMBIA’S leading cooperating partners have pledged US$2 billion to support the health sector in the next three years.In a presentation on the national health support programmes for Zambia during the annual consultative meeting in Lusaka yesterday, John Makumba said about $723 million was projected to be spent in 2024 and around […]

Witch doctor, others nabbed over Mumbwa fracas

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI and GEORGE SINKALA – A TRADITIONAL doctor and four others who were implicated in a ritual which causes the coffin holding the remains of a victim of suspected witchcraft to move and seek out anyone involved in the death, have been arrested by Police in Mumbwa.The arrest follows the commotion and subsequent […]