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Posts published in July 2024

$5m Kasempa open pit mine coming

By CHATULA KANGALI – A LOCAL company plans to construct an open pit mine in Kasempa District of North-Western Province at a cost of $5 million.The mine is expected to create about 200 direct jobs for the local people.Costele Mining Limited proposed to establish an open pit mine in Kakuyu-Jifumpa area in Kasempa with an […]

JCHX stakes $300m for Lubambe

By ANDREW MULENGA and CHATULA KANGALI – JCHX Mining Management Company Limited has acquired 80 per cent shareholding of Lubambe Copper Mine (LCM) and pledged to inject US$300 million in the operations and extension of the mine’s lifespan.ZCCM-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) said JCHX had, through its wholly owned overseas subsidiary, Sudimo Mining Investment, acquired 80 per […]

‘We have potential to win Olympic medal’

By RONALD CHAWE – RUNNER Kennedy Luchembe says the 4x400m relay team will push for a podium finish at the upcoming Paris Olympics Games.The 2024 Paris Olympic Games are set to run from July 26 to August 11 in France.Luchembe in an interview yesterday said the team had the potential to do well in Paris.“The […]

Lusaka Golf Club owes LCC K4m

By RONALD CHAWE – THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has asked the bailiffs to pounce on the Lusaka Golf Club to help recover almost K4 million owed to it through unpaid land rates despite reminders dating back to last year.This is according to an application to the Sheriff’s Office to grant the Lusaka City Council […]

Arrows to face Bullets …as Chisi outsmarts Gor Mahia’s Brazilian coach

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – ZAMBIAN champions Red Arrows will face Malawi champions Nyasa Big Bullets in the preliminary round of the 2024/25 CAF Champions League while Zesco United will travel south to face Zimbabwean side Dynamos.Coaches for both sides seemed unshaken about the preliminary round draws and just called for adequate preparations.Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe […]

Chipolopolo woes

IT is not by mistake or coincidence that various stakeholders have continued to express their concern over the Chipolopolo’s poor performance heading into the Morocco 2025 Africa Cup of Nations. And this is why.The Chipolopolo has failed to muster a single win in any competitive match spanning the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Africa Cup […]

Two children perish in inferno

By GLORIA KANGWA and CHUSA SICHONE – AN eighteen-month-old baby and an eight-year-old of the same abode in Kasempa District have died after their grass thatched house was burnt to ashes.Outgoing North-Western Province police commanding officer Dennis Moola said the baby died on the spot while the eight-year-old boy died at Mukinge Mission hospital where […]

‘Govt won’t bring back currency controls’

By JAMES KUNDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane says the Government has no intention of reintroducing currency controls abolished in 1993.Dr Musokotwane said elements such as the draft foreign currency regulations and the possibility of phasing out cheques were merely aimed at enhancing financial sector stability and making the process of transactions […]

Chinese firm offers power solutions

By JOSEPH BANDA – A CHINESE international company, Power China has offered to help Zambia come up with a national energy and water resource management plan to counter the challenges currently being faced as a result of drought.China Power Group vice president for East and Southern Africa Jason Liu said the concept on the water […]

Italy mobilises €500,000 drought support for Zambia

By CHUSA SICHONE – THE Italian government has mobilised €500,000 as part of the support to Zambia’s efforts to mitigate the impact of the drought which has hit 84 districts.Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Director General for Development Cooperation Stefano Gatti said he mobilised the €500,000 following an appeal by the Zambia […]

Set up base here, HH urges foreign diplomats

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has asked his counterparts that have deployed diplomats to Zambia who are resident in other countries to ensure that they establish embassies locally.President Hichilema said having foreign diplomats that are resident in Zambia would make it easy for the envoys and the Government to work together on a […]

Swimmers will inspire generations – Coach

By GODFREY DUBE – SWIMMING national team coach Ian Stephenson says he has no doubt Damien Shamambo and Mia Phiri will give it their all and inspire the nation’s future generation of swimmers with their competition at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.The duo was awarded universality slots at the Olympics by the World Aquatics and […]

Kundananji says Zambia will be equal to Olympics challenge…as she launches foundation

By GODFREY DUBE- WOMEN’s national football team striker Racheal Kundananji says the team will stand tall despite being pitted against the world’s best teams at the Paris Olympic Games which get underway in a fortnight.Speaking in an interview at the OYDC-Zambia in Lusaka yesterday, the United States of America (USA)- based forward said the Copper […]

Court grants Jay Jay fresh application

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE Chipata Magistrate’s Court has allowed an application to hear a preliminary inquiry into fresh charges slapped on Petauke Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Emmanuel Jay Banda.The court granted the application after defense counsel David Banda from Messrs JMP Associate made a fresh application before Principal Resident Magistrate Borniface Mwala yesterday.In […]

Zambia to reap from Italy’s €4.4bn for climate change

By JOSEPH BANDA – ZAMBIA is one of the countries that will benefit from the €4.4 billion mobilised by the Italian government to fight climate change.Speaking at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Zambia and Italy on sustainable development, Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Director General for Development […]

Court grants embattled PF MPs some relief

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE Lusaka High Court has ordered that the decision to declare vacant the nine parliamentary seats held by Patriotic Front (PF) Members of parliament (MPs) be stayed until the case in which they are challenging the Speaker’s decision to declare their seats vacant is heard by the court.High Court Judge Susan […]

Parley nods Govt borrowing plan

By JAMES KUNDA – PARLIAMENT has approved the amendment to the Government’s 2024 annual borrowing plan to allow for acquisition of funds for among other things payment of longstanding fuel arrearsMoving the motion of adoption yesterday, commitee chairperson Fred Chaatila said the amendment was necessitated by the refinancing of fuel arrears and the augmented financing […]

Probe FIC report – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says he expects Law Enforcement Agencies to thoroughly investigate the issues raised in the latest Financial Intelligence Centre’s (FIC) 9th Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Trends Report.Mr Hichilema reiterated that the New Dawn government was resolved and committed to zero tolerance to corruption.This is according to a statement […]

‘Big names won’t intimidate Copper Queens!’

By GODFREY DUBE – WOMEN’s national team midfielder Misozi Zulu says the team has enough quality to handle the teams in the group at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.Speaking in an interview, Zulu said the team was equal to the task at the Games.She said this was coming from playing some of the biggest teams […]

Arrows are good to go – Chisi

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – RED Arrows coach Chisi Mbewe says his team is going into the 2024 CECAFA Invitation tournament to fine-tune for the CAF Champions League but would take a championship win with both hands.Speaking in an interview ahead of their tournament opener tonight against Kenyan champions Gor Mahia, Mbewe said his charges were […]