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Smuggling: 40,000 mealie-meal bags seized

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI-THE taskforce formed to curb smuggling on the Copperbelt seized 40,000 bags of mealie-meal and more than 140 vessels used to ferry the commodity during anti-smuggling operations this year.Copperbelt Minister Elisha Matambo said the seized mealie-meal and vessels were in the hands of the police and the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). Read more

CEC needs $60m for energy projects

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) has gone into the local market to raise up to US$60 million through green bonds to support the renewable energy projects it is undertaking.

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CEC expands market share

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) has in the past one year connected power to greenfield mines on the Copperbelt as it looks to expand power supply beyond the area. Read more

Don’t be too dependant on FRA, millers told•

By CHATULA KANGALI and KETRA KALUNGA – COPPERBELT Minister Elisha Matambo has challenged millers to start buying maize for their reserve and stop depending on Food Reserve Agency (FRA) stocks as farmers anticipate increase in the prices of t...

Impounded trucks jam police yards

By JANE MWANSA –MORE than 100 heavy duty truck and trailers and other smaller vehicles impounded for hauling smuggled mealie-meal are choking car parks at police stations around the Copperbelt.Provincial Permanent Secretary Augustine Kasongo revealed in an interview yesterday that Police stations were overwhelmed with the impounded vehicles which were being kept as part of […]

C/belt mealie-meal situation under control – Matambo

By TINKERBEL MWILA – COPPERBELT Minister Elisha Matambo has said that the mealie-meal situation in the province is under control.Speaking when he led a team of service chiefs to Kasumbalesa border, Mr Matambo said the 95 tonnes of maize that has been offloaded in the province would soon be distributed to all millers and the […]

FRA offloads 170,000tn of maize

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has offloaded more than 168,000 tonnes of maize to cater for Lusaka and the Copperbelt provinces to counter the artificial shortage of mealie-meal in the two provinces. The re-distribution of maize comes in the wake of intermittent shortage of mealie-meal in some parts of the country […]

24 maize wagons head to the C/belt

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI and ESTHER NGANDU – THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has dispatched 24 rail wagon loads of maize to the Copperbelt Province to mitigate the short supply and rising costs of mealie-meal exacerbated by the illegal sale of the co...

Mpongwe mums get Zambia Flying Doctors’ comfort

By TINKERBEL MWILA – THE ZAMBIA Flying Doctor Service (ZFDS) has donated towards the comfort of expectant mothers and those with complications at Mpongwe Mission Hospital on the Copperbelt after discovering that they were sleeping on the flo...

Police clamp down on mealie-meal smugglers

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI – RAMPANT smuggling of mealie-meal into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has continued on the Copperbelt with police seizing close to 1,000 bags at the weekend.And authorities in the province have formed an anti-meali...

Lightning kills visually impaired pupil

By TINKERBEL MWILA, JANE MWANSA and ESTHER NG’ANDU – A TWENTY-YEAR-OLD visually impaired grade nine pupil has died after he was struck by lightning in Ndola. Copperbelt police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba confirmed the incident in which Allan Kapeya of Lions School for the Visually Impaired in Hillcrest area was hit by the bolt while […]

Kaoma wins Luanshya Open

By RONALD CHAWE – NATIONAL team player Michael Kaoma continued with his prolific form after he scored six points from seven rounds to win the 2023 Luanshya Chess Open.Kaoma has had a good start to the year that saw him earn a place in the 2023 national team and also won the Kansanshi Mine North-Western […]

Govt to resolve timber business challenges – HH

By MAYA NTANDA, JANE MWANSA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has said the Government is critically looking into challenges surrounding the timber business on the Copperbelt.The Head of State has also assured Copperbelt residents that Chambishi Metals whose full operations have been on halt for more than two years will soon resume to […]

CEC revenue rises by 9p.c. to $374m

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) Group’s 2022 revenue increased by nine per cent to $374.4 million from US$342.7 million in 2021.The group has attributed the surge in revenue to higher local power sales, wheeling sal...

GSB Cup prize kitty swells

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – GSB Zambia has added a K50, 000 to its sponsorship of the Copperbelt football Cup which enters the quarter-final stage this weekend.The K50, 000 top-up brings the total sponsorship package to K350, 000, indicating an increase of almost 17 per cent with the majority of the new money going into cash […]

Mopani capital injection to boost CB economic activities – Musenge

By KETRA KALUNGA – FORMER Copperbelt minister Mwenya Musenge says economic activities in the province will improve with government sourced funds to boost production at Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) as local contractors and suppliers’ incomes will increase through enhanced business. Read more

New orders for energy taskforce

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has ordered the newly constituted Taskforce on Energy to find immediate solutions to the power crisis.The President has also revealed that it pained him to watch on television, a welder from the Copperbelt lamenting the negative impact load-shedding had on his business. Read more

Punish parents concealing defilement cases – Chief Chiwala

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI-SENIOR Chief Chiwala of the Lamba speaking people of the Copperbelt has called for a law that will compel law enforcement agencies to start charging parents that are concealing defilement cases.

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Over 2,000 CBU first year students get loans

By BRIAN HATYOKA-THE Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board (HELSB) has awarded student loans to 2,125 Copperbelt University first year students for the 2022/2023 academic year.

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