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Posts published in “Day: June 10, 2024

Go finish job in Morocco, Nkandu prods U17 lasses

By GODFREY DUBE – SPORTS Minister Elvis Nkandu has told the women’s under-17 national team to keep their heads low until they see-off Morocco in the final qualifying match for the 2024 Dominican Republic FIFA Women’s World Cup this weekend.Speaking in an interview after watching the game, the minister urged the team to remain focused […]

‘We won’t settle for anything less’

By GODFREY DUBE – CHIPOLOPOLO midfielder Kelvin Kampamba says the team’s mindset is only on the three points it has to pick in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Tanzania at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium tomorrow.And Tanzania based striker Kennedy Musonda said he knew exactly what the Taifa Stars would bring to the game […]

Government praised for regulating sugar prices

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Proudly Zambian Campaign initiative will contribute to the growth of the economy by ensuring growth of businesses and job creation, an economist has said.Shabdin Mweemba said Zambians were beginning to appreciate the importance of buying local products and this would lead to growth of businesses in the country, translating into […]

Government praised for regulating sugar prices

By SNIKE MZULAH – RESIDENTS of Siavonga have commended the Government for intervening in the retail pricing of sugar in the country.Retail sugar prices in the border town had soared up to between K70 and K75 per two-kilogramme packet while one kilogramme packet was fetching between K38 and K40.But on Friday, the Government, sugar manufacturers […]

ZCCM-IH posts K4.8bn profit

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE ZCCM-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has reported an increase in profit, rising to K4.84 billion amid its financial challenges in the year ending December 31, 2023.The profits rose from K4.25 billion in 2022, demonstrating resilience amidst broader financial challenges within the ZCCM-IH Group.This is according to the abridged financial results for the […]

Subsidies harmful – WB

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE World Bank (WB) has observed that governments are increasingly turning to subsidies amid rising geopolitical tensions, fueled by climate change, national security concerns, and the race to gain an edge in frontier technologies.It said that even when deployed in pursuit of legitimate goals, subsidies could harm trading partners, fuel tensions, […]

African Life launches campaign to encourage, empower citizens

By ANDREW MULENGA – AFRICAN Life Financial Services (Aflife) has launched the ‘invest in your tomorrow today’ campaign to encourage and empower Zambian citizens to begin their investment journey and make strides towards financial freedom.Aflife chief executive officer Johnathan Imakando said K200, 000 had already been set aside for this promotion and will be invested […]

K14.4bn released for Govt operations

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Ministry of Finance and National Planning in May released K14.4 billion for Government operations with K7.3 billion being allocated to domestic and foreign debt service.Of the total amount, K1 billion was released for transfers, subsidies and social benefits, K1.8 billion for implementation of various developmental programmes and general operations, while […]

Zimbabwe, Zambia ‘spat’

By TIMES REPORTER – THE Government will through diplomatic channels pursue a matter in which Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is purportedly seen in video footage engaging Russian President Vladimir Putin over his security concerns about Zambia’s warm relations with some Western countries.State House Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka said yesterday that Zambia and Zimbabwe had long […]

11 perish in fatalities

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and PASSY HAACHIZO – ELEVEN people have perished in separate accidents in Samfya, Mkushi and Kabwe, police has confirmed.In a marine accident on Lake Bangweulu, five people drowned, while 18 passengers were rescued after their boat capsized and six, who included a Catholic priest, died in road accidents in Central Province.On Lake […]

Pope prays for HH, Zambia

By JULIUS PHIRI – POPE Francis says he will continue to pray for President Hakainde Hichilema and Zambia so that he can successfully manage national affairs.Pope Francis said this when Ambassador-designate to the Holy See Macenje Mazoka presented her letters of credence at the Vatican at the weekend.Ms Mazoka is also accredited to London and […]

Man axes wife to death

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – A TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD woman of Mwinilunga has been axed to death by her estranged husband after she discovered strange animal bones in her kitchen and decided to seek the intervention of her pastor.Her bloodied body was found in the couple’s bedroom with deep cuts on her head and face.A blood stained axe […]