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Posts published in “Day: May 8, 2024

Artisanal Mining Key to Africa’s Development

[Times of Zambia] HARNESSING the potential of Artisanal Small Scale Miners (ASM) is key in developing Africa's mineral sector and improving the livelihoods of its people.

‘Relay team’s failure to qualify for Olympics saddening’

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Zambia Athletics (ZA) is saddened at the men’s 4X400m relay team’s failure to get an automatic Paris 2024 Olympic Games spot but was positive the Muzala Samukonga-led team will be in France.Speaking in an interview yesterday, ZA president Elias Mpondela said the Zambia men’s relay team fell due to some […]

Nkana Golf Club steps up juniors’ project

By FELIX MALUNGA – AS Nkana Golf Club warms up to revive the prestigious Zambia Open Championship next month, the Kitwe club has stepped up with its ambitious junior programme in an effort to grow the sport and enrich children’s lives.The club, through its Tessa Callow Education Centre for Young Golfers, has partnered with a […]

Sponsorship puzzle!

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – THE recently signed sponsorship deal between the Zambia Premier League and Betway Zambia has brought about a conflict of interest for four Super League teams under the sponsorship of Galsport Betting Company (GSB).The four teams have requested that they be exempted from the sponsorship deal the ZPL signed with Betway Zambia […]

Three women jailed 5 years for stealing newborn baby

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A JUDICIARY stores officer and two University Teaching Hospital (UTH) employees have been jailed five years each for stealing a newborn at the health facility in Lusaka.Lusaka Resident Magistrate Christopher Hapungani sentenced the convicts, Precious Nkunika, a judiciary stores officer, Emily Hall, a nutrition demonstrator and Rebecca Mkandawire, a UTH maid, […]

Artisanal mining key to Africa’s development

HARNESSING the potential of Artisanal Small Scale Miners (ASM) is key in developing Africa’s mineral sector and improving the livelihoods of its people.Africa has a rich endowment of various minerals and accounts for 30 per cent of the world’s mineral reserves.The continent has reserves of metals such as copper, cobalt, iron, lithium and gold as […]

Will ZRA’s Tech Move Seal Tax Leaks?

[Times of Zambia] World over taxing the population by governments is tasking especially with the current global technological sophistication.

‘Capital markets grow by 10 p.c.’

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says the total savings in the capital markets increased by 10.08 per cent during the first quarter of this year, closing at K102.67 billion as of March 31, 2024.SEC Chief Executive Officer Philip Chitalu said the growth was driven by an increase in the market […]

Vegetables body seeks potato imports

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Fruits and Vegetables Association (ZFVA) has been engaged by the Ministry of Agriculture to import 4,000 tonnes of potatoes per month from South Africa.ZFVA General Secretary Gideon Kalima said this would cushion the shortage of potatoes in the country.Mr Kalima said in an interview that the decision to import […]

Stay away from artisanal mining licenses, foreigners warned

By ANDREW MULENGA –THE Government has warned all foreign entities and individuals to refrain from purchasing artisanal mining licenses from local Zambians as they will not be legally recognised and will be at their own risk.Mines and Mineral Development Permanent Secretary Hapenga Kabeta said artisanal mining licenses were meant to be acquired only by Zambians […]

Will ZRA’s tech move seal tax leaks?

WORLD over taxing the population by governments is tasking especially with the current global technological sophistication.No-one wants to pay ‘Caesar what belongs to Caesar,’ hence taxpayers engage in all sorts of tax avoidance gymnastics to a larger extent of engaging in illegal acts of tax evasion.Another gimmick identified by tax experts is window dressing financial […]

Jailbreak in Mkushi as 6 bolt

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI and PASSY HAACHIZO – SIX suspects have escaped from lawful custody at Mansansa Police Post in Mkushi District of Central Province.The escapees were facing offences such as murder, stock theft, and breaking into a building with intent to commit a felony.Central Province police Commanding Officer Charity Munganga said the suspects escaped through […]

SADC ministerial meeting tackles Kasumbalesa

By JOSEPH BANDA – TRANSPORT and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali and his Home Affairs and Internal Security counterpart Jack Mwiimbu are in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to attend a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Inter-Ministerial meeting on the Kasumbalesa border.The Inter-Ministerial Task Force meeting of SADC ministers of Trade, Transport and Security would […]

President Hichilema dates Kenya

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema will tomorrow travel to Kenya to attend the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit at the invitation of that country’s President William Ruto.While in Kenya President Hichilema would engage with other African Heads of State and Government, along with high-ranking Government officials, senior policymakers and development partners.Acting Foreign […]

Invest in teachers, HH urges African govts

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged African governments to invest in teachers for them to meet standards of teaching aligned with the 21st century.The President says doing so will help the continent achieve universal education.President Hichilema said this yesterday in a speech read for him by Vice President W.K Mutale-Nalumango at the […]

‘ERB handling its issues’

By JAMES KUNDATHE ongoing corporate governance issues at the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) are being handled by the board and management of the institution administratively.Information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said during a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that a vote of no confidence had been passed by the board on now former chairperson […]

State to proceed with ZAMEC draft Bill – Kawana

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Government has announced plans to proceed with the enactment of the Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC) draft Bill in order to give credence to journalism practice in Zambia.Information and Media Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana said a legally backed media field was essential to providing suitable conditions of service for journalists in […]

Chitotela must pay!

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Economic and Financial Crimes Court (EFCC) has dismissed an application by former Infrastructure minister Ronald Chitotela to stay the execution of a judgment that ordered him to pay a construction company which built his house in Chongwe. Chitotela was ordered to pay more than K6.5 million.Judges Pixie Yangailo sitting with […]