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Posts published in “Day: April 4, 2024

Govt urged to revert to open tender system for oil procurement

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Oil Marketing Companies Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) has urged the Government to revert to the open tender system of procuring petroleum products to prevent irregular procurement deals as revealed by the Auditor General’s report.OMCAZ president Kafula Mubanga said the revelations in the Auditor General’s report was disheartening and had a […]

Zambia – Brazil’s $1.6m cotton deal cheers farmers

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE $1.6-million cotton deal signed between Zambia and Brazil aimed at revamping the cotton industry, has elated the Cotton Association of Zambia (CAZ) as the development will promote the cotton value chain in the country.CAZ executive director John Ngwenyama says the investment will increase cotton production in the country through increased […]

BAZ nods Investrust take over …as LuSE halts bank’s trading on all platforms

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) says there is nothing sinister about the Bank of Zambia (BoZ)’s taking possession of Investrust Bank because the move was backed by the law.Some economic experts have, however, said the move, though legal, has a tendency to erode public confidence in the banking institutions. Read […]

Nkandu rallies Queens, fans

By SANDRA MWILA – SPORTS minister Elvis Nkandu has urged the Copper Queens to ensure they finish the job at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola tomorrow when they face Morocco in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games final round first leg qualifiers.And Nkandu has cautioned soccer fans against throwing assorted missiles on the pitch as […]

I’m here for the ABU title – Mugeni

By SANDRA MWILAKENYAN boxer James Mugeni says he is in the country to dethrone African Boxing Union (ABU) bantamweight champion Davy Mwale when the two pugilists exchange punches this Saturday at Government Complex in Lusaka.Mugeni, who arrived yesterday morning with his manager Kennedy Odhambo, bubbled with confidence as he declared himself ready for the fight […]

Arrows aim at title

By SANDRA MWILA At Nkoloma Stadium – Arrows 2-0 BladesRED Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe says the belief in what they want to achieve at the end of the season is what is helping the airmen maintain a good run in the MTN Super League after going six points clear after the Week 26 fixtures.With second […]

‘Share relief food equally’

VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale- Nalumango has called on Zambians to ensure that the relief food being distributed to drought affected areas is shared equally.Ms Mutale- Nalumango said this in Chongwe yesterday when she visited Kanakantapa Resettlement Scheme and surrounding areas to inspect the effects of the drought on farming activities in the area.She said the Government […]

‘Borrow but pay-back’

By JAMES KUNDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has told Zambians to develop a culture of paying back money which is borrowed at either national or individual level.This is so that the country does not find itself in an unsustainable debt trap in future following the progress made by the Government in […]

HH congratulates Senegal’s Faye

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has congratulated Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his election as Senegal’s President.President Hichilema said Mr Faye’s election victory was a resounding testimony of the confidence the Senegalese people had in him.“We look forward to further deepening bilateral ties between our two countries. Once more, congratulations, Mr President,” President Hichilema […]

HH warns against graft!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema expects nothing less than prudence and will ensure that the law enforcement and prosecution authorities act swiftly against those who choose to engage in corrupt practices and abuse of authority.His stern warning follows the successful debt restructuring process reached last week with Bond holders.The President said in a […]