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Posts published in “Day: February 13, 2024

Promote country’s economic sectors for investment, marketers urged

By JAMES KUNDA – COMMERCE, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Lillian Bwalya has implored marketers to promote the country’s various economic sectors for investment.Ms Bwalya says the country has immense potential and a conducive investment environment for growth in sectors such as tourism, among others.She was speaking in Lusaka yesterday during a media breakfast launch […]

Capital markets’ total savings increased by 9p.c – SEC

By KETRA KALUNGA –THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said total savings in the capital markets substantially increased by nine per cent in the fourth quarter of 2023 having closed at K92.3 billion as of December 31, 2023.SEC acting Chief Executive Officer Diana Sichone said the growth in total savings in the capital markets […]

Work on mechanisms to make gemstone sector productive – ESMAZ

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Emerald and Semi Precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia (ESMAZ) has called on the Government to work on mechanisms that will make the Zambian gemstone sector productive.ESMAZ president Victor Kalesha says the gemstone sector has the potential to become one of the major contributors of the country’s revenue, if well […]

‘New Dawn’s mining policies bearing fruits’

By KETRA KALUNGA – AN Economist has attributed the joint venture between ZCCM-Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH) and Kobold Metals to explore the newly discovered minerals at Mingomba Mine on the Copperbelt to good mining policies put in place by the Government in unlocking the mining sector’s potential.Partner Siabutuba says the good mining policies put in place […]

HH salutes exemplary referee Chikotesha

By RONALD CHAWE –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has congratulated Zambian referee Diana Chikotesha for becoming the first woman assistant referee to officiate a men’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.Chikotesha was duty on Sunday evening as Ivory Coast beat Nigeria 2-1 in the 2023 AFCON final and was the only official picked from Zambia.“We salute Zambian […]

$96m energy investment sealed

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE bilateral talks between President Hakainde Hichilema and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier have attracted a US$96 million-worth renewable energy investment in Zambia’s Kafue and Sesheke districts.Germany’s 7YRDS Group GmbH is investing in 100 megawatts (MW) of solar plants in Kafue and Sesheke districts, which are expected to create up to […]

Self-tainted PF behind UKA faction – Mweetwa

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has charged that the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) faction is attempting to rebrand under the newly-formed United Kwacha Alliance (UKA), with former president Edgar Lungu as presidential candidate in the 2026 general elections.Chief Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said that Mr Lungu was the architect of UKA after realising that […]

‘Don’t politicise Barotse issue’

By JAMES KUNDA – THE government has opted for quiet diplomacy in the matter concerning the Barotse Royal establishment (BRE).And gvt has warned some opposition political party’s not to politicize the issue because gvt was actively engaged.Addressing the media in Lusaka yesterday, Chief Government spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa said the alliance was using the Barotseland matter […]

Chiefs say no! …House of Chiefs says M’membe’s ideas divisive, unconstitutional

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE House of chiefs will not be drawn into shadowy grand political schemes and divisive plots which undermine the sovereignity of the nation or are at variance with the constitution of the land.House of Chiefs chairperson, Chief Chisunka said yesterday that that the proposal by Dr M’membe to appoint chiefs as […]