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Posts published in “Day: February 22, 2024

Copper Queens’ striker Betani dies

By SANDRA MWILA – FIRST Lady Mutinta Hichilema says a bright shining light has left this world following the death of Copper Queens and Indeni Roses striker Norin Betani.And the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has expressed sadness at the death of Betani while her club manager at Indeni Roses Elestina Phiri says her death […]

Mwango lauds FIDE initiative for moms

By RONALD CHAWE – WOMEN International Master (WIM) Lorita Mwango (below) is happy with the World Chess Federation (FIDE) support to players who will travel with their infants to the 45th Chess Olympiads.The FIDE commission for women’s chess announced this new initiative focused on supporting professional players going through motherhood as they compete at the […]

Paris 2024 dream: Mwape’s lasses jet into Ghana for crucial tie

By SANDRA MWILA – ZAMBIA women’s team coach Bruce Mwape says the team will live up to the expectations of the country when they face Ghana in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games third round first leg qualifiers tomorrow.Speaking on arrival in Accra yesterday, Mwape noted that the team had been consistent with good performances and […]

Kawambwa tea outgrowers seek long-term financing

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Kawambwa Tea Outgrower Association is seeking long-term financing for the expansion of tea production in Kawambwa.Association president Wiza Sindazi says tea is an expensive venture and that farmers need long-term financing.Mr Sindazi said in an interview that tea farmers are unable to borrow money from financial institutions because they offer […]

Millers granted wheat import permit

By CHATULA KANGALIMILLERS have been granted a permit to import wheat and are asking for 200,000 tonnes of the commodity to be brought in to help offset the commodity’s 100,000-tonne deficit and stabilise prices for products.Miller Association of Zambia (MAZ) president Andrew Chintala said in an interview that the local wheat stock on the market […]

Delimitation of constituencies only by constitution amendment – Veep

By JAMES KUNDA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango has informed Parliament that the delimitation of constituencies can onlybe undertaken through an amendment to the Republican Constitution.Ms Mutale-Nalumango said Article 68(2) of the Constitution provided that there be 156 elected Members of Parliament (MP), through the first past the post simple majority.Article 58 (2) of the Constitution […]

IMF hails Govt’s prudent economic management

By JAMES KUNDA – THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed the Government for prudently managing Zambia’s economyas the country had continued exhibiting macroeconomic and fiscal stability amidst a challenging global economicphase.And Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor Denny Kalyalya has attributed the appreciation of the Kwacha to the emergenceof foreign currency inflows into the mining […]

Be proactive, ministers told…as he hails resilient farmers

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed Cabinet ministers to take advantage of their presence in Parliament to push for amendments of laws that inhibit Zambia’s economic expansion.The President also ordered ministers to ensure that they were proactive in fi nding out what was delaying the unlocking of rigidities in their respective ministries.He […]

DPP wants Katanga’s 10 Higer buses forfeited

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Gilbert Phiri has applied to the court that the 10 Higer buses belonging to former Deputy Inspector General of Police Charity Katanga be forfeited to the State because they are taintedproperties.Katanga was on Monday convicted and sentenced to three years by Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Davies […]

World Bank releases $270m to improve Zambia-Tanzania trade connectivity

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE World Bank has pumped US$270 million into supporting improvements in transport and trade connectivity along the Dar es Salaam corridor between Zambia and Tanzania.This is through a six-year Transport Corridors for Economic Resilience (TRACE) project, backed by the US$270 millionInternational Development Association (IDA) grant aimed to improve effi ciency, connectivity […]

Armed bandits in police uniform snatch K300,000

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – SEVEN men, dressed in police uniforms and armed with diff erent types of fi rearms and metal bars, have attacked a business executive in Kitwe’s Racecourse Township and snatched K300,000 cash.The bandits, who were clad in Zambia police combat and civil uniforms as well as council police uniforms, held the family […]

Chisokone Green Market upgrading good for traders

THREE weeks ago, this platform looked at the impasse between traders at Kitwe’s Chisokone Market and the local authority.It observed the need to engage in dialogue for a win-win situation.Traders at one of the biggest markets in the country have been at loggerheads with the Kitwe City Council (KCC), since last year, over the demolition […]