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Posts published in “Day: February 14, 2024

Beneficial mining policy needed for locals to tap into mining boom

THE pronouncements by the Government and mining companies during the just-ended Invest in Africa Mining Indaba has brought the highest optimism in the mining industry and the economy at large.Since the coming in of the United Party for National Development (UPND) administration, there is no doubt that foreign investors have been viewing Zambia as a […]

ZCU returns, Zubair Patel leads new committee

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – ZUBAIR Patel was at the weekend elected Zambia Cricket union (ZCU) president for a four-year term ending uncertainty that surrounded the country’s sport following the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban in 2021.After exercising leniency for over two years to allow Zambia to put its cricketing house in order, the ICC finally […]

It was a thrilling experience – Chikotesha

By SANDRA MWILA – ASSISTANT referee Diana Chikotesha says officiating at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was a thrilling experience.Chikotesha, who made history when she became the first female on-pitch match official to feature in a men’s AFCON final on Sunday, said in an interview yesterday upon arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International […]

Zambia Open Golf thrills back!

By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA – THE Zambia Open Golf Championship returns this June at the Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe after a five-year hiatus with the prize money of R2.5 million.Organising committee chairperson Phil Harrold said at the official launch held at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) head office in Kitwe yesterday that the mining firm would […]

Revived mines, agro boost to rekindle economic prospects, says Cheembela

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE revival of Mopani Copper Mine (MCM), Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) and the expected boost in agriculture production will rekindle the country’s economic prospects in 2024 and beyond, Atlas Mara has observed.Atlas Mara acting managing director Bobbline Cheembela said in an interview in Kitwe recently, the bank was excited by the […]

ZRA, ZACCI in tax compliance tag team

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) and Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) have collaborated in promoting tax compliance through support to Commerce, Trade and Industry especially for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).ZRA Commissioner General Dingani Banda said the two organizations had resolved to work together in order to improve […]

‘KKIA flying back on track’

By ASTON M. KUSEKA – THE Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka has recorded an improvement in its performance after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.KKIA is among some major airports on the continent whose intra-Africa connectivity has reached or exceeded pre-COVID level since December 2022.This is according to African airline’s updates released by […]

Milingo Lungu drops case against State

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Provisional Liquidator, Milingo Lungu has filed a notice to the Constitutional Court to discontinue a case in which he had sued the State challenging the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)’s decision to remove his immunity and prosecute him court on criminal chargesMr Lungu submitted before a […]

Use radio responsibly, urges Mweetwa

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA and GEORGE SINKALA – INFORMATION and Media Minister Cornelius Mweetwa has urged citizens to use radio responsibly as Zambia joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Radio Day yesterday.In a speech read for him Information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana in Ndola yesterday, Mr Mweetwa said the Government in […]

New teachers deployed

By JAMES KUNDA, SYLVIA MWEETWA and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – THE recently recruited 7000 new teachers have started receiving their letters of appointment and hailed President Hakainde Hichilema and the Government for affording them an opportunity to serve in the public service.And information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana has appealed to newly recruited teachers to […]

Zambia, Ghana deals actualised

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIA and Ghana have resolved to actualise the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and other bilateral agreements that the two countries signed, regardless of which governments were in power.President Hakainde Hichilema and his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Addo did not want the MoUs and bilateral agreements to be shelved once signed.This came to […]

HH, Africa leaders meet

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema joined 14 other Heads of State and Government in attending the 41st Session of the African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Orientation Committee Meeting held virtually yesterday.The essence of the 41st AUDA-NEPAD was to assess the progress made towards achieving the AU Agenda 2063: […]