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Posts published in “Day: May 17, 2024

Copper Princesses bank on lucky charm

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIA will be counting on its lucky charm, Sheryl Botes, the current coach for Uganda women’s under-17 team, to progress to the last round of qualifiers and the 2024 FIFA under-17 World Cup itself.South African Botes is currently in charge of all national women’s football teams in Uganda but has had […]

FAZ court case closed!

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – DAMIANO Mutale has opted to withdraw the case against the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) from court, putting an end to the impasse that has seen world football governing body (FIFA) threaten to ban Zambia.According to a Consent to Discontinue Matter from the Ndola High Court and granted by Judge Greenwell […]

‘Buffaloes living dangerously’

By ELIAS CHIPEPO – Buffaloes 0-0 NkanaGREEN Buffaloes coach Masauso Tembo says the soldiers are living dangerously after yesterday’s MTN Super League Week 31 barren draw against Nkana left his side just two points above the relegation zone with three matches left to play.For Nkana, also fighting for safe­ty, a draw was a fair result […]

‘Let’s use Chinese Yuan for trade’

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government says internationalising the Chinese Yuan or RenMinBi (RMB) will provide a cheaper option for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of both countries to import and export goods.Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Chipoka Mulenga said that China was Zambia’s biggest trading partner both at both at large and small scale […]

Export framework: BoZ handles $1.4bn

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Bank of Zambia has handled about $1.4 billion through the Export Proceeds Tracking Framework (EPTF) implemented this year.BoZ Deputy Governor Francis Chipimo said since January 2024 when the framework was implemented about $1.4 billion had been received in the system from the goods exported.Speaking during the Monetary Policy Committee Announcement […]

Diaspora Web Portal launched

By AGRIPPA CHANDA – THE Government has launched the Diaspora Web Portal aimed at enhancing communication and engagement between Government and Diaspora Community.The launched platform was after a realisation of challenges faced with the registration of Zambians living abroad.Speaking at the launch in Lusaka yesterday, acting Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mulambo Haimbe said […]

Leverage tech, Veep urges business entities

By JAMES KUNDA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango has implored Zambian business entities to leverage on technology and penetrate into regional markets.Ms Mutale-Nalumango said the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC) boasted of a combined population of more than 800 million, with a Gross […]

Govt designing tools to strengthen revenue collection – Kamwambi

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – PRESIDENTIAL Delivery Unit (PDU) Permanent Secretary Kusobile Kamwambi says the Government is working on the introduction of tracking tools to strengthen revenue collection in local authorities.Ms Kamwambi was speaking in Kabwe when she paid a courtesy call on Central Province Permanent Secretary Milner Mwanakampwe.She said her entourage was in Central Province […]

Let’s tackle livestock diseases together, HH urges

By CHUSA SICHONE –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called for concerted efforts to tackle livestock diseases which are hampering the growth of the agricultural sector.The President said it was high time Zambians consolidated the role of livestock in the agriculture sector, especially that it added more value beyond draught power as it was food and money-generating.President […]

Sweden pledges $45m!

By CHUSA SICHONE – SWEDEN has pledged US$45 million to support Zambia in line with its Development Cooperation Strategy.The Sweden Development Cooperation Strategy with Zambia applies for the period 2024-2028 with a total budget of SEK 2.5 billion, which is equivalent to more than K5 billion.Swedish Minister of International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan […]

Zambia Supreme Court Issues Crushing Judgment for Deaf Drivers

[SALC] On 16 May 2024, the Supreme Court of Zambia delivered a judgment in the appeal of Frankson Musukwa and Others v Road Transport and Safety Agency. The Court dismissed the appeal filed against the High Court's decision to dismiss an application ch...