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Posts published in “Day: February 20, 2024

Stanchart launches ultra-modern priority centre

By KETRA KALUNGA – STANDARD Chartered Bank Zambia has launched an ultra-modern priority centre to foster meaningful engagements between clients and relationship managers to facilitate seamless and personalised banking experience.Speaking during the launch of the priority centre, Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Director Prudential and Supervision Gladys Chiwele said such innovations allowed clients to serve on-board […]

Constipated nationalism: ingredient for chaos, divisions, stagnation (Part 1)

By GUNSTON CHOLA – CONSTIPATED nationalism, as being peddled by proponents of the “resurrection” of the defunct Barotseland Agreement, is a probable ingredient for chaos, divisions and stagnation in the land.Already, the Lamba Lima Royal Council and the Lamba Lima Swaka Association of Zambia have fired a salvo and warned of serious consequences should the […]

Film maker Abel Silumbwe nominated for best co-director

ZAMBIAN film director Abel Silumbwe has been nominated in the best co-director category at this weekend’s National Arts of Council film and arts festival taking place in Zimbabwe.The event is expected to be held on Saturday, February 24 in Zimbabwe’s second biggest city, Bulawayo.Silumbwe who is National Arts of Media Arts (NAMA) publicity secretary said […]

UNFPA scales up reproductive health services amid cholera outbreak

ZAMBIA has continued on its path of recovery from the cholera outbreak that hit various parts of the country since October, 2023, with a remarkable drop in new cases and a significant number of patients being discharged countrywide, as per the daily updates by the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI).The positive trend can be […]

‘Kambwili stable’

By CHUSA SICHONE – FORMER Cabinet Minister in the Patriotic Front (PF) administration Chishimba Kambwili is stable, his lawyer Kennedy Mambwe has said.Mr Mambwe said in an interview yesterday that Mr Kambwili told him on Friday last week that doctors at South Africa’s Milpark Hospital had started conducting tests on him.“Last week when we spoke […]

WB gives Zambia $170m for phase 2 agribusiness trade project

By CAROLINE NGWENGWETHE World Bank has given Zambia US$170 million support towards the implementation of phase two of the Zambia Agribusiness Trade Project (ZATP), whose aim is to enhance entrepreneurship in all the 10 provinces of the country.The project would be implemented by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary […]

‘Zambian students in India drop-out without informing parents’

By JAMES KUNDA – ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to India Percy Chanda has expressed concern about an emerging trend of Zambian students in that country dropping out of universities, without notifying parents or guardians back home.Mr Chanda has since appealed to parents and guardians to monitor the progress being recorded by their children in the universities.This […]

Zambia is food secure – millers

By CHATULA KANGALI – MILLERS have assured that the country is food secure and has in excess of 700,000 tonnes of maize to last until the next season.Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) Andrew Chintala said the country still had enough maize to last until the next harvest.Mr Chintala said there were still some stocks which […]

Economy on recovery path, assures Veep

By JAMES KUNDA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K. Mutale-Nalumango has assured citizens that the country’s economy is on a path of recovery and soon, the nation will experience the positive impact of the Government’s interventions towards rebuilding the economy.And Ms Mutale- Nalumango has described the United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) as a PF reincarnation.Speaking when she featured on […]