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Posts published in June 2024

Ladies stage international golf tourney

By BENEDICT TEMBO – FOLLOWING back-to-back international men’s golf tournaments, the women have picked up the baton to showcase their mettle.Zambia successfully staged and won the Region Five tournament at the Lusaka Golf Club and that was followed by the Mopani Zambia Open Golf tournament at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe mid this month.Before the […]

U.S. Denies Zimbabwe’s Claims It Is Militarizing Zambia

[VOA] Harare, Zimbabwe -- The head of U.S. Africa Command denied Thursday claims by Zimbabwean government officials that Washington is setting up a military base in neighboring Zambia and wants to move AFRICOM operations there from Germany.

Zim Dominate Zambia in Rugby

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE women's national rugby team interim head coach Lissy Wasarirevu believes her side needs to invest more in their play after edging rivals Zambia in a test match in Lusaka at the weekend.

Zesco Access K2.8m deal

By GODFREY DUBE – ACCESS Bank has enhanced its legacy by increasing Zesco United’s shirt sponsorship to K2.8 million for the 2024-2025 season, representing an increment of K300, 000 from last season’s deal.And Zesco United chief executive officer Charles Kalala says the decision by the bank to extend the shirt sponsorship deal to another season […]

‘Grant Avram time’

By GODFREY DUBE – FORMER Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina has called on football stakeholders to exercise patience and give Coach Avram Grant a chance because football has phases.Speaking in an interview with the media in Ndola after the Zesco United Awards gala dinner, Lwandamina said the Chipolopolo was in good hands.The Zesco United gaffer said […]

58th ZITF edition opens

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE 58th edition of the Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) has opened to the public at­tracting more than 1000 exhibitors.This year’s ZITF is being held under the theme” unlocking eco­nomic potential through collaboration and part­nerships.ZITF board of trust­ee’s chairperson Eliza­beth Nkumbula says this year’s show would be the biggest and different […]

North-Western Energy tips on cost-reflective tariffs

By CHATULA KANGALI – NORTH-WESTERN Energy Corporation (NWEC) says there is need for Zambia to move to cost reflective tariffs in order to attract new Independent Power Producers(IPP) in the electricity sub-sector.Company proprietor Andrew Kamanga says the cost reflective tariffs should also include feed in tariffs for renewable energy.Mr Kamanga said in his presentation during […]

BoZ launches financial stability report

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has launched the first-ever Financial Stability Report (FSR) to effectively manage potential speculative behavior on the country’s financial firmness, as mandated in the BoZ Act of 2022.BoZ says the Financial Stability Committee (FSC) will analyse past and current developments in the financial sector and accurately determine […]

‘2025 Budget to reflect economic resilience’

By JAMES KUNDA and ANDREW MULENGA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane says the 2025 National Budget will reflect economic resilience, anchored on strong macroeconomic fundamentals and debt sustainability.Dr Musokotwane said strong reforms would be implemented under the budget to ensure sectors such as agriculture stand resilient to climate change and other shocks […]

Presidential orders!

By JOSEPH BANDA – HOSPITALS, water and security institutions should be exempted from load-shedding, President Hakainde Hichilema has directed.Public universities and learning institutions should also be spared, while the private sector should ensure that they provide alternative sources of energy to allow smooth operations.Mr Hichilema said this at a Press conference at State House in […]

National Breweries registers 33p.c growth

By CHATULA KANGALI – NATIONAL Breweries PLC has achieved its highest volume in seven years, growing by 33 per cent based on the foundations of the turnaround strategy on the commercial it implemented.The strategic expansion of the depot footprint has helped the company grow volumes in a still congested trading space of traditional African Beer.The […]

Zambia Airways to fly into East Africa

By CHATULA KANGALI – ZAMBIA Airways (ZA) is this week scheduled to start its inaugural flights into East Africa to expand their routes.The new flight ZN 504 from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Zambia Airways chief executive officer Thomas Woldesenbet confirmed in a […]

Create export trade zone at Kasumbalesa Border – ZAM

KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has urged Government to establish an export trade zone at Kasumbalesa Border Post to facilitate seamless trade between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).ZAM president Ashu Sagar said in an interview that establishing the export trade zone at the border would allow even small […]

EIZ at centre of Artificial Intelligence drive

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) has assured of its commitment to ensuring that members are at the centre of implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions that can benefit the country’s energy sector.EIZ president Wesley Kaluba said the advent of AI presents a transformative opportunity to revolutionize the way electricity is generated, […]

Govt to reduce ministries’ budgets

By JAMES KUNDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has explained that the budgets of ministries will be cut by between 30 to 35 per cent to help the country save resources to support drought relief interventions.Dr Musokotwane said the cost cutting measures would hinge on doing away with unnecessary travel and workshops […]

Zesco to increase power cuts

By JOSEPH BANDAZESCO will deploy further emergency load management as part of measures to sustain a strained power system.A statement by its corporate affairs department yesterday stated that the measure came in the wake of Zesco facing difficulties to balance power supply and demand due to El Nino effects.“The the situation has drastically suppressed hydro […]

JCTR commends Govt’s pro-poor budget

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has commended the Government for prioritising the poor in the K42 million supplementary budget presented to Parliament last Friday.JCTR social justice and economic development programme manager Muchimba Siamachoka praised the Government for prioritising critical areas to mitigate the impact on vulnerable populations like the […]

Malekani mints African Senior Athletics silver

By GODFREY DUBE – ZAMBIA star runner Quincy Malekani has described winning a silver medal at the ongoing Africa Senior Athletics Championships as an honour.Despite minting a medal in the 400m, Malekani missed out on qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after timing 51.56 seconds to record her new personal best.In an interview from […]