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Posts published in “Day: April 17, 2024

Southern Africa Battles Deadly Cholera Outbreak

[DW] Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi are at the epicenter of the deadliest cholera outbreak in southern Africa in at least a decade. The global stockpile of vaccines to limit the disease's spread has run dry.

Livestock sector gets major boost

ZAMBIA’s livestock sector has continued to grow steadily and remains pivotal to the livelihood of many people.For instance, according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock’s 2023 Mid-Year Economic Report, the population performance of most of the livestock species recorded marginal increase except pigs and chickens which posted a decline.The goat and sheep population increased […]

Transporters get presidential business assurance

Transporters get presidential business assurancePRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema had a meeting with transporters, public passenger transport operators as well as bus and taxi drivers last Thursday.The sector players aired out their views and presented their various petitions to the President after exhausting various Government channels.Zambia being landlocked has potential to be the transport and logistics hub […]

Solar answer to climate-induced power cuts

FROM the look of things, solar energy is providing practical solutions to climate-induced power cuts.With a short installation period, solar power generation projects can help the country ward through the troubled waters.Unlike other power generation, a solar project can even take less than six months to install and generate electricity.This means that investors can easily […]

Energy PS assures OMCs on $800m debt

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government has assured Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) that it will restructure and dismantle the over $800 million debt it owes, as the oil marketing body calls on members to remain patient.Energy Permanent Secretary Peter Mumba said plans were underway to engage the treasury to deliberate on the best way the […]

ZPPA rolls out e-GP system to curb malpractice

By ANDREW MULENGATHE Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) has launched the full use of the Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) system to reduce corruption and malpractice associated with the public procurement process.This means that all public institutions will be engaging suppliers in the acquisition of goods, works, consulting and non-consulting services required by the public sector […]

$845m fertiliser plant deal sealed

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) and Blooming Chemical Industry Limited have signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) for the construction of a fertiliser plant valued at $845 million.The fertiliser plant to be constructed in Siavonga, Southern Province is one of the $50 billion committee investments recorded by ZDA last […]

Boxer Chinyemba is Sportsman of the year

By RONALD CHAWE – BOXER Patrick Chinyemba was last night crowned Sports Council of Zambia (SCZ) 2023 Sportsman-of-the-year beating stiff competition from judoka Stephen Mung’andu and runner Muzala Samukonga.The awards ceremony held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka yesterday saw Woman-of-the-Year award went to Zambia netball team captain Beauty Nakazwe who garnered more […]

Give Kalaba privacy-UTH

By SANDRA MWILA – THE University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) has appealed to the members of the public to give hospitalised Rainford Kalaba some privacy as he recovers in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following the fatal road accident.And Sports Minister Elvis Nkandu, who visited Kalaba yesterday accompanied by his permanent secretary Kangwa Chileshe, has appealed […]

KK Day kit unveiled

By SANDRA MWILA – LUSAKA Fitness Club has unveiled the kit to be used for the Ken­neth Kaunda (KK) Day Marathon with Tour­ism Minister Rodney Sikumba stating that the event will help the country celebrate the founding father’s legacy.The Kenneth Kaunda Day Marathon set for April 28 is aimed at celebrating the life and legacy […]

Humiliating exit!

By SANDRA MWILA – Morocco 13-0 ZambiaZAMBIA coach Andrea Cristoforetti says a team needs to possess all the aspects involved in Futsal to have any chance of competing at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Cristoforetti said this after his team was booted out of the competition by a ruthless Morocco.The Atlas Lions gave a stellar […]

School grants abusers will face music, fumes Syakalima

By EMILY KUWEMA and CHUSA SICHONE – EDUCATION Minister Douglas Syakalima has warned that those cited to have abused and misman­aged more than K75 million of the total K80.4 million grants will be punished.Mr Syakalima said the warning he made during the minister’s stakeholder meeting at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on July […]

Mweetwa challenges ECL on KCM, Milingo

By CAROLINE NGWENGWE – CHIEF Government Spokesman Cornelius Mweetwa has challenged former President Edgar Lungu and his former administration to explain to the nation how former provisional liquidator of the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Milingo Lungu became a trader instead of carrying out and ensuring that an inventory of assets and debts was carried out.Mr […]

AG explains MCM deal

By JAMES KUNDA – THE takeover of the Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) by Delta Mining Limited (Delta) a subsidiary of International Resources Holdings Limited did not require National Assembly approval because the company was not a parastatal or a company that the Government had equity.Mr Kabesha said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday, in […]

ECL’s daughter loses property

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – FORMER president Edgar Lungu’s daughter Chiyeso has been ordered to surrender a house and three flats valued at K8 million to the State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Court (EFCC).The property is believed to have been obtained using proceeds of crime.Judge Ann Malata- Ononuju sitting with Judge Ian Mab olobolo […]

K23bn for drought relief

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Nation urgently requires K23.5 billion in emergency funds to ameliorate the effects of a debilitating drought which has left 6.6 million Zambians in dire need of food relief.President Hakainde Hichilema in a televised national address on ZNBC last evening, made a passionate appeal to the donor community to support the […]

IMF, partners pledge support

By JAMES KUNDA – SEVERAL multilateral institutions and countries have pledged to continue supporting Zambia in her economic recovery path amidst the challenges of climate change and other shocks.This came to light during a series of meetings by the Zambian delegation to the ongoing annual International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank SpringMeetings in Washington, United States […]