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Posts published in “Day: February 9, 2024

US investors eye Lobito Corridor

By ANDREW MULENGA – SOME companies from the United States (US) have expressed interest in investing on the Zambian side of the Lobito Corridor, the US Government has said.The Lobito Corridor consists of a 1,300 kilometre railway line cutting across Angola from the Atlantic Ocean to the country’s borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

ZICTA fines Airtel for network outages

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has fined Airtel Networks Zambia Plc (Airtel) for network outages experienced on its networkZICTA said the service provider had failed to adhere to Section 67(1)(a) of the Information and Communications Technologies Act number 15 of 2009 as well as the quality of service […]

Kwacha remains resilient

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Kwacha yesterday remained resilient and traded below K27 per dollar with some level of stability following a measure by the Bank of Zambia (BoZ).Last week, the BoZ announced the increase in the minimum Statutory Reserve Ratio (SRR) on both local and foreign currency deposits by nine percentage points to 26 […]

Zambians to reap significantly from mining sector – ZCCM-IH

By KETRA KALUNGA – ZCCM-IH has assured that Zambians will benefit significantly from the newly-discovered mineral deposits at Mingomba Mining and the revival of the mining sector, through job creation and increased investments in the country.Meanwhile, mine expert Edward Simukonda says the assurance made by ZCCM-IH of ensuring that the discovered minerals benefit Zambians was […]

Mines revival excites Copperbelt

By CHATULA KANGALI, SYLVIA MWEETWA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – STAKEHOLDERS in Copperbelt Province are optimistic on the revival of the mining sector and want to benefit more from the increased investments if the Government ensures the enactment of the local content laws.Stakeholders in Kitwe, Chingola and Mufulira are expectant, with Kitwe District Commissioner Lawrence Mwanza […]

Lack of funds KOs women’s team from Africa badminton games

By RONALD CHAWE – BADMINTON Zambia (BZ) will only enter a men’s team at the 2024 All- Africa Senior Championships in Egypt after failing to raise the K610,000 budget.BZ General Secretary Juma Muwowo disclosed in an interview yesterday that only four male players would travel for the games and accompanied by their coach.“We are only […]

Luchembe sees hope in relay team

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA’s 400m elite runner Kennedy Luchembe is excited at how the national 4X400m relay team is shaping up ahead of a busy sporting year.Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Zambia Athletics (ZA) All-Comers Meet in Ndola, Luchembe said while the 400m race category is increasingly becoming competitive, the prospects of the national 4X400m […]

Kabange Mupopo back!

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA women’s football team coach Bruce Mwape has included former skipper Kabange Mupopo in a 30-member provisional squad for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifying match against Ghana later this month.According to the provisional list released by FAZ yesterday, Mupopo, the former African 400m athletics champion, makes a return to the […]

Absa employees win pay rise

By EMILY KUWEMA – ABSA Bank has increased salaries of its unionised workers by 14.8 per cent across the board.The salary increment came after a negotiation process between the bank management and Zambia Union of Financial Institutions and Allied Workers (ZUFIAW) and Bankers Union of Zambia (BUZ).Absa Bank chief executive officer Mizinga Melu said the […]

Rekindle values system, State urges families

By JAMES KUNDA – GOVERNMENT has implored families to rekindle the value system, premised on mutual respect and promotion of good morals to reduce incidences of drug and substance abuse among youths.Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Jack Mwiimbu said the fight against drug and substance abuse should start from homes as a primary level […]

Two testify in Munir’s defamation case

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – TWO witnesses yesterday testified how they were individually approached by officers from the Zambia Police Service who were seeking to know whether the bank accounts which were connected to two Cabinet ministers and another person received money amounting to US$250,000 during the period between August 2021 and December 2022.The two witnesses, […]

‘Expedite Lobito project’…President Hichilema wants speedy project implementation to boost trade

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called for the speedy implementation of the Lobito Corridor Project to enhance trade and foster economic growth in Zambia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).President Hichilema further appealed for fairly-priced capital to go towards the actualisation of what he described as a one in a […]

ECZ to verify new voter register

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ) has registered 42,406 voters in 18 months from June 2022 to December 2023 under the continuous voter registrations exercise and is set to verify the register this year.ECZ chief electoral officer Brown Kasaro said the commission would certify the registration of 13,678 who were captured […]

WHO nods more cholera vaccines for Zambia

By SHARON KALIMBULA – HEALTH Minister Sylvia Masebo says the World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved Zambia’s request for more than 1.9 million doses of the oral cholera vaccine.The 1,916,656 batch was in addition to the 1.7 million doses donated which had already been used to vaccinate 99 per cent of the target groups in […]