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Posts published in April 2024


SHIPPING EFFICIENCY IN AFRICA Lusaka, Zambia 4th April 2024 Yango Delivery, a technology company providing a platform for placing andreceiving in-city delivery orders has introduced Cargo Express, its latest offering designed to streamline thedelivery of large and bulky items across Africa. This service targets a critical need in the rapidly growing e-commerce sector for reliable […]

Quality healthcare for all a must – Masebo

By BUSIKU MOOBELA – HEALTH Minister Sylvia Masebo says the Government will continue in diversifying avenues aimed at attaining universal health coverage and provide affordable, quality healthcare services countrywide.Ms Masebo emphasised that the efforts would enable all citizens to access necessary healthcare services, medications, and other medical supplies without facing financial strain.Read more

Natiowide drugs supply stabilising – Kawana

DRUGS supply in all health facilities in the country has stabilised with Government warning against pilferage.Information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said the Government was spending huge amounts of money on drug procurement and that it would not allow pilferage of drugs in health facilities by either health officials or externals .Mr Kawana has […]

Chief Nkambo is new House of Chiefs chairperson

By JAMES KUNDA – CHIEF Nkambo of the Lamba people of Masaiti District on the Copperbelt Province has been elected new chairperson of the House of Chiefs for the year, 2024 after going through unopposed.Chief Chamuka of the Lenje people in Chisamba District, Central Province also went through without a vote cast as deputy House […]

Hold rally at own risk, UKA warned

By CHUSA SICHONE – POLICE have warned United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) members that they risk facing the full wrath of the law if they go ahead to hold their planned public rally in Kafue on Saturday.Zambia Police Service Public Relations Officer Rae Hamoonga said in an interview yesterday that the UKA members who would defy […]

US$60,000 for Nkana Golf Club remake

By FELIX MALUNGA – AFTER being given the rights to stage the revived Zambia Open Golf Championship this year, Nkana Golf Club has pumped US$60,000 into the remake of the golf course.Zambia Open Organising Committee (ZOOC) Vice Chairperson Noel Simwanza said the Kitwe club wanted to ensure the golf course was in the best condition […]

Mwale defends ABU title

By RONALD CHAWE – CHAMPION Davey Mwale successfully retained his African Boxing union (ABU) bantamweight belt after an 11th round Knockout against James Mugeni of Kenya and immediately declared that he has no intentions of relinquishing the belt just yet.This was after a thrilling fight at the Government Complex on Saturday that saw the Zambian […]

Govt assures of support to SMEs

By SNIKE MZULAH – THE government says it is committed to support and promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) and cooperatives on a path of growth and increased job creation in the country.Small and Medium Enterprises Development Permanent Secretary Subeta Mutelo says Government is pleased about events which bring pool investors and other players in […]

Prepare for business boom – Matambo

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE business community should get ready for the mining-inclined business boom as a result of recapitalisation of Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) besides the upcoming operations, Copperbelt Province Minister Elisha Matambo has said.Speaking during a cocktail party to unveil the newly-expanded Micmar store in Kitwe at the weekend, Mr Matambo said corporate […]

ZANACO’s Chinese business portfolio hits $200m

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) lending portfolio to Chinese businesses has reached close to $200 million from October last year to date.ZANACO chief executive officer Mukwandi Chibesakunda says currently, the bank’s total Chinese companies banking with the commercial bank have reached 259 accounts.Ms Chibesakunda said during a meeting with the […]

Unza student electrocuted while charging phone

By CHUSA SICHONE – A TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD University of Zambia (Unza) third-year female student has been electrocuted while attempting to charge her phone, sparking a spontaneous demonstration among her fellow students.And the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) said it received the death of Margaret Chibesakunda with utmost grief and demanded an explanation from the […]

23 Livingstone inmates bag degrees

By KELVIN MUDENDA – TWENTY-SIX inmates serving various sentences at the Livingstone Correctional facility have graduated with degrees in Theology.The graduating inmates underwent a bible school training offered by the Impact Bible College from the United States (US) and L3 Ministries.Speaking during the graduation ceremony in Livingstone yesterday, Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) corrections and extension […]

Veep in Rwanda for 30th anniversary of Genocide

By CHUSA SICHONE – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango has joined other world leaders in Kigali, Rwanda, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Genocide against the minority Tutsi.On April 7, 1994, Genocide was unleashed against the Tutsi of Rwanda, leaving more than a million dead in just 100 days.Read more

‘Be realistic’

By GEORGE SINKALA and SHARON KALIMBULA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has challenged persons accusing President Hakainde Hichilema of failing to manage Zambia to do so by identifying the areas of concern.Mr Mweetwa said people should not just issue blanket statements without mentioning the sectors they thought President Hichilema and the Government had failed.Read […]

Noel Nkhoma new NRFA chairman

By SHARON KALIMBULA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has appointed Noel Nkhoma as Board Chairperson of the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA), replacing Ms Avet Mulonga Hamuwele, who exited the board by mutual separation, in February, 2024.The appointment is pursuant to Section 5 (1) of the National Road Fund Act Number 13 […]

Clergy assured of their liberties – Kawana

By CHUSA SICHONE – GOVERNMENT has dismissed as false a police summons circulating on social media for Franciscan Catholic Priest at Ndola Diocese Chewe Mukosa to report to Police Copperbelt Division for questioning.Information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said no clergy would be summoned by the police, but that the law would be applied […]

LuSE capitalisation up by 10 p.c

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE)’s total market capitalisation for the first quarter of 2024 rose to K97.76 billion translating into10.2-per cent increase on the K75 billion posted in the first quarter of 2023.LuSE chief executive officer Nicholas Kabaso said the growth in market capitalisation is as a result of the positive […]