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Posts published in “Day: July 3, 2024

ZATP stakes $170m for farmers, SMEs

By MAYA NTANDA – THE Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) has implemented the allocation of $170 million to provide support to cooperatives, farmers and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).This was done in March, this year, following the financing agreement signed in December last year, by the ministry of Finance and the World Bank.This applies […]

Take insurance seriously – ZISC Life

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – ZISC Life Plc has urged Zambians to take insurance seriously to relieve the pressure of social safety net support as the global and local economies undergo major shifts.ZISC Life Public Relations Manager Nabwalya Vlahakis also says inculcating financial knowledge in young people is critical in enhancing financial inclusion in the country.Ms […]

Camel milk more nutritious – Farmer

By MAYA NTANDAA LIVESTOCK farmer has urged citizens to consume milk from a camel because of its nutritional value and health benefits.Director of Eggtech incubators Omar Hassan said a camel has high-quality milk with nutritional value as it contains fat, proteins and vitamins.Mr Hassan of Lusaka said in an interview at the Zambia International Trade […]

Micho mourns ‘remarkable’ Shonga

By RONALD CHAWE – FORMER Zambia and Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević has paid glowing tribute to his former striker Justin Shonga who died suddenly on Monday.Micho said he cherished every moment he spent with the forward both at Chipolopolo and Orlando Pirates.“Dear Justin, in the name of us that had the privilege to […]

Matete hopeful of Parisbound men’s relay team

By GODFREY DUBE – FORMER 400m hurdles world champion Samuel Matete is excited with news of the Zambia 4x400m men’s relay team’s qualification for the Paris Olympics hoping they will end the country’s 29-year medal droughts at the Games.The Muzala Samukonga-led relay team secured their ticket to the Paris Games after Jamaica failed to beat […]

A hat-trick of losses!

By GODFREY DUBE – ZAMBIA coach Chisi Mbewe gave a damning assessment of his team after a run of three losses in three games at this year’s COSAFA tournament saying the team lacked character and some players were not just good enough.Reacting to a closing group game defeat to Comoros, Mbewe said his defence was […]

Seal revenue leaks, orders Hamaundu

By JAMES KUNDA – NEWLY recruited local government officers have been directed to help stop revenue leakages in local authorities to enhance service delivery.The officers have been deployed to councils in Western, Southern, North- Western, Central and Copperbelt provinces.Local Government and Rural Development Permanent Secretary in charge of administration, Mambo Hamaundu urged the new staff […]

Kasune unopposed as SADC Parley Forum Committee chair

By PASSY HAACHIZO and JESSICA SIBANDA – JUSTICE Minister Princess Kasune has been elected as Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum Committee.Ms Kasune went unopposed on Monday during the SADC Parliamentary Forum of the 55th Plenary Assembly Session hosted by the Parliament of Angola in Luanda.The meeting was held from July […]

$207.6m more WB support

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE World Bank has approved a grant of US$207.6 million as the second additional financing to support more than 1.6 million households across 84 drought-hit districts in Zambia.This is under the Scaling-Up Shock Responsive Social Protection Project.The financial package is an emergency cash assistance to cover the beneficiaries over a 12-month […]