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Hamasaka lodges criminal defamation complaint against JJ

By JOSEPH BANDA – STATE House Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka has lodged a criminal defamation complaint against Petauke Central Member of Parliament (MP) Emmanuel Banda, over claims that he was among those who allegedly abducted him.Mr Hamasaka, in his complaint letter to the Inspector General of Police, said he initially dismissed the allegations as baseless […]

Lusambo, wife face arrest

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has ordered the arrest of former Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo and his wife Nancy for absconding from court sessions.Lusaka Resident Magistrate Faides Hamaundu issued a bench warrant against the couple after the State said neither the couple nor their defence lawyers had given reasons for their […]

Archbishop Banda in scandal?

By TIMES REPORTER – SHOCKING revelations against his Grace Archbishop Dr Alick Banda of Lusaka bordering on serious public scandals among them, corruption, multiple cases of sexual immorality with married and unmarried women, financial impropriety, politically motivated arbitrary transfer of junior priests and other actions bordering on ecclesiastical conduct have been laid bare.The allegations are […]

Kasune cautions State advocates

By CHUSA SICHONE – NEWLY-APPOINTED Justice Minister Princess Kasune says State advocates should desist from compromising their work by colluding and engaging in corruption, bribery, fraud and extortion to disadvantage Government’s interest.Ms Kasune said it became a matter of grave concern to the Government because such vices undermined the collective efforts of striving for economic […]

Cabinet nods 2024 Budget revision

By CHUSA SICHONE CABINET has approved the revision of the 2024 National Budget to protect vulnerable households against the effects of the drought experienced in the 2023-2024 season.The realignment of the budget was also aimed at building resilience and sustainability through the implementation of early recovery interventions in line with President Hakainde Hichilema’s declaration of […]

Zesco goes solar

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZESCO will set up a 100 Mega Watt (MW) solar plant in Chisamba as part of the short and long term measures being put in place by the Government to mitigate the current power shortage worsened by the drought.Energy Minister Peter Kapala announced the development during a Press briefing in Lusaka […]

Non-Traditional Exports increase to $4.23bn

By ANDREW MULENGA – NON-Traditional Exports (NTEs) have increased to US$4.23 billion recorded last year from US$3.52 billion in 2022.This represents a 20-per cent growth and 10.4-per cent increase in the NTE’s proportion of the country’s total exports.According to the 2023 Zambia Development Agency (ZDA’s) Exporter’s Survey released yesterday, the proportion of NTEs to total […]

EAZ lauds Govt on debt restructuring, attracting investments

ANDREW MULENGA – THE Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has commended Government on its recent initiatives such as debt restructuring and attracting investments to revive the economy.EAZ states that sustained efforts, innovation and consistent policy implementation are essential for the Government to efficiently and successfully reach its desired objectives.EAZ president Oswald Mungule said during a […]

‘Zambia building on investment reputation’

By KETRA KALUNGA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia is building on its reputation as a strong investment destination and a hub for business in the region.He said this is evidenced by the increased investor confidence, foreign direct investment inflows and a rising Gross Domestic Product (GDP) even in the midst of a devastating drought.Speaking […]

Eish ba Chipolopolo – HH

By GODFREY DUBE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has expressed disappointment with the Chipolopolo’s performance following the team’s 1-0 defeat at the Levy Mwananwasa Stadium in Ndola against Tanzania.Waziri Muhudi scored in the fifth minute following an error from midfielder Emmanuel Banda to ensure they visitors collected maximum points against the Avram Grant tutored side.The defeat […]

Mopani commits to sponsoring sports

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA –MINING giant Mopani Copper Mines says it will continue exploiting the powerful tool sport possesses to drive the country’s social and economic progress.Speaking when he graced the Mopani Zambia Open Golf tournament chairman’s cocktail party on Monday night at Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe, Mopani chief executive officer Charles Sakanya said his […]

‘It’s frustrating!’

By Shamaoma Musonda at Levy Mwananwasa Stadium –Zambia 0-1 TanzaniaZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says it is frustrating to play well and create the scoring chances but still end up on the losing side.Grant also admitted that Zambia’s World Cup qualification was in tatters after yesterday’s Group E defeat to Tanzania in the 2026 qualifying race.But […]

‘Thank you Canada!’

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has commended Canada for being instrumental in helping Zambia in many areas of cooperation such as mining, health and education among others over the years.President Hichilema said Canada had been magnanimous in ensuring that Zambia’s mining, health and education sectors were thriving through various strides such as the huge injection of resources […]

Energy sector opened up

By CHUSA SICHONE – CABINET has formally approved the Open Access Policy which will give more opportunities to private investors in the energy sector to generate and supply electricity to willing customers in Zambia and other countries.President Hakainde Hichilema, who chaired the Cabinet meeting at State House on Monday, said the Open Access Policy would […]

HRC tipped

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to be wary of some individuals who are in the habit of using religion, political affiliation and ethnic persuasion to attempt to cover up the crimes they commit.The President said over the years the country had begun to celebrate businessmen who […]

HH mourns Malawi veep

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has conveyed condolences on behalf of the Zambian Government to the Government and people of Malawi on the death of Vice-President Saulos Chilima who perished in a tragic plane crash on Monday.In his message, Mr Hichilema said yesterday that Zambia joined the Malawian people in mourning the loss […]

Revamped Mopani mine pays K341m in taxes

By CHUSA SICHONE – MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) has paid K341 million in taxes since its takeover by United Arab Emirates (UAE) based International Resources Holdings (IRH) in March this year, the Ministry of Finance and National Planning has said.This came to light when IRH chief financial officer Abhinay Khowala called on Finance and National […]

Bishop ‘John General’ denies raping church member

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – A FIFTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Lusaka bishop, commonly known as John General, has denied allegations that he raped a wife of one of his congregants at her matrimonial house in Lusaka.John Nundwe, who is Overseer of Miracle Ministries International Church, told Lusaka Resident Magistrate Amy Chilangwa that he understood the charge but he was […]

Ndola farmer in court over wife’s murder

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA – A THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD farmer of Ndola has appeared in court for the murder of his wife whose body was found dumped in a shallow well.The incident is believed to have happened after the couple had a domestic dispute.Moses Simbeye of Chipulukusu Township is facing one count of murder, committed on February 28, […]