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Fake Sensele mourners sadden Govt

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – SOME families on the Copperbelt are pretending to be close relatives of illegal miners who lost their lives in the Sensele mine disaster just to take pecuniary advantage of Government support being rendered to those who are bereaved, a police investigation in the province has revealed.Copperbelt Minister Elisha Matambo confirmed that […]

CEC embraces drone technology in power installation inspections

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – COPPERBELT Energy Corporation (CEC) has introduced drone technology as part of its automation drive in power installation inspections.CEC drone pilot Kamangu Mayeti said this was helping to easily check faults to identify areas that need maintenance and replacements.“Using the fixed wing aircraft, the energy company can inspect its transmission,” Mr Mayeti […]

Copper output up 24 p.c.

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – ZAMBIA seems set to ramp up copper production this year and posted a 24-per cent rise in the first quarter of this year amid increasing prices on the world marketMines and Minerals Development Permanent Secretary Hapenga Kabeta says this is despite the power supply hurdles facing the country.Dr Kabeta said in […]

Invest in tech to boost mining ops – HH

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and ESTHER NG’ANDU – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has challenged mining companies in Zambia to sharpen their technological capabilities to explore more minerals to revive the sector.President Hichilema said the mining sector was poised to grow in a phenomenal way if the country exploited all opportunities in the sector by exploring various minerals.Mr […]

‘Arrest them!’

By CHATULA KANGALI and SHARON KALIMBULA – GOING forward, the Government will not condone tribal rhetoric perpetuated by proponents of ethnic divisions and anyone found sowing such seeds of discontent will be arrested and prosecuted, President Hakainde Hichilema has warned.The President said he wanted Zambians to focus on development and not entertain tribal discourse, which […]

President Hichilema back to CB today

By MAPULANGA LIBINGA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected on the Copperbelt for a two-day working visit which will include officiating the Copperbelt Mining, Agriculture and Industrial Trade Expo (CAMINEX) in Kitwe.Speaking at a Press briefing in Ndola yesterday, Copperbelt Minister Elisha Matambo said the President would also be in Luanshya to officiate at […]

Over 80 giant automotive brands to grace Copperbelt Motor Show

By MAYA NTANDA – THE Copperbelt Motor Show is set to showcase more than 80 brands of automotive giants in the industry during the show in Kitwe starting tomorrow.From earth-moving equipment, to cars, trucks, buses, motor cycles, tyres, batteries, bearing, lubricants, insurance providers, leasing institutions, off-road equipment, the Copperbelt Motor Show promises something for every […]

Botched rescue attempt: 4 youth gang ring leaders nabbed

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – POLICE in Kitwe have arrested four suspected ring leaders of a youth gang that on Friday night raided Nkana East Police Station in an attempt to break free two gang members.The two gang members were in detention over an offense.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba said yesterday, the four had been picked […]

‘Give HH room to work’

By JAMES KUNDA – LEADER of the Opposition in Parliament Robert Chabinga has urged former president Edgar Lungu to allow President Hakainde Hichilema time and room to work for the country’s development.Mr Chabinga has also implored all opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Copperbelt to work with the United Party for National Development (UPND) […]

$20m Ndola hospital delivered!

By MAYA NTANDA and CHATULA KANGALI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema wrapped up his working visit to the Copperbelt with the commissioning of the $20 million Chifubu Level One Hospital in Ndola as he reiterated his administration’s commitment to delivering quality health care.The state-of-art structure has modern equipment, sewerage treatment and a housing unit for members […]

Prepare for business boom – Matambo

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE business community should get ready for the mining-inclined business boom as a result of recapitalisation of Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) besides the upcoming operations, Copperbelt Province Minister Elisha Matambo has said.Speaking during a cocktail party to unveil the newly-expanded Micmar store in Kitwe at the weekend, Mr Matambo said corporate […]

HH wants ‘Mighty’, Nkana thriving again

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says he would like to see the limping giants of Zambian football on the Copperbelt up and running again.Speaking in Kitwe when welcoming a new equity partner into Mopani Copper Mine, one of Zambia’s largest mining companies, the President said he wants to see the big teams perform […]

Mopani is back!

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – TODAY, President Hakainde Hichilema and his government own the bragging rights. This deservingly so as he graces the official hand over of the Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to International Resources Holding (IRH), the new operator.It has indeed been a long time coming.The Mopani fairytale has finally come true, and to the […]

Implementation of SI number 35 of 2021 elates CB truckers

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Copperbelt Open Truckers Association has commended the government on its pronouncement to fully implement Statutory Instrument (SI) number 35 of 2021 on bulk transportation of commodities by road by local transporters.Association president Benson Tembo says the pronouncement by the ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise Development would empower local businesses.Mr […]

15 PF councillors suspended for gross misconduct

By ESTHER NG’ANDU – THE Miles Sampa led Patriotic Front (PF) has suspended 15 councillors among them, the deputy Mayor of Mufulira on the Copperbelt for alleged gross misconduct.PF Mufulira District Chairperson Daniel Chibale said the 15 councillors had been suspended for campaigning for an independent candidate Edward Zulu ahead of the Butungwa Ward by-election […]

Four Kitwe armed robbers gunned down

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – FOUR robbers linked to a spate of armed robberies in Kitwe between October last year and January have been gunned down after they stole K120,170 at a filling station.Copperbelt Police Commissioner Peace­well Mweemba said the robbers were trailed after an attack at a fill­ing station in Kawama Township around 02:00 hours […]

Three cornered over fake fertiliser scam

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – POLICE and other investigative wings in Chingola have unearthed a scam in which some unscrupulous persons were allegedly mixing genuine and fake fertiliser and selling it to unsuspecting farmers.Copperbelt police chief Peacewell Mweemba said police were holding three people to assist with investigations and recovered more than 100 bags of counterfeit […]

COVID alert! Six new cases in Kalulushi

KALULUSHI District in the Copperbelt has recorded six new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases out of the 18 suspected cases reported earlier this week.District medical health director Cliff Hara said this during an epidemic preparedness meeting in Kalulushi.Dr Hara, however, said the district had not recorded any COVID-19 deaths.He said only one COVID-19 patient was admitted in […]

‘CEC’s $200m green bond oversubscription a vote of confidence in Zambia’s economy’

By KETRA KALUNGA – SOME experts have said that the oversubscription of the $200 million Copperbelt Energy Company (CEC) green bond by over 178 per cent is a vote of confidence in the Zambian economy.They say that the project will help attract both local and foreign investments in the country’s renewable energy development.Financial expert Naylor […]

Govt waives penalties on all WCFCB payments

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Government has with immediate effect granted a waiver of penalties on all outstanding assessment payments to the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB).Labour and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambataba announced that the waiver of penalties will run from January 1 to March 31, next year.Ms Tambatamba said the waiver was […]