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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 […]

Nkana Golf Club steps up juniors’ project

By FELIX MALUNGA – AS Nkana Golf Club warms up to revive the prestigious Zambia Open Championship next month, the Kitwe club has stepped up with its ambitious junior programme in an effort to grow the sport and enrich children’s lives.The club, through its Tessa Callow Education Centre for Young Golfers, has partnered with a […]

Govt to restore order in Kitwe’s coffins trade – DC

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – GOVERNMENT will soon act on the illegal and insensitive trade of coffins at the entrance of the Kitwe Teaching Hospital (KTH) District Commissioner Lawrence Mwanza has revealed.And Kitwe City Council Director of Health Rodney Banda in a seperate interview assured the public that the illegal traders would this week be forcibly […]

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 […]

State pays 6,000 retired teachers in Kitwe

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – THE Government has paid retirement benefits to more than 6,000 teachers in Kitwe alone, District Education Board Secretary Christopher Nyungila has disclosed.This follows the release of K19 million as retirement benefits for the former teachers in Kitwe.Some of the retirees had not received their benefits after retiring as far back as […]

Nkana Lines Up Special Golf Training Programme

[Times of Zambia] WITH the 2024 Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Championship beckoning, Nkana Golf Club has tailored special training programmes for budding junior golfers prior to the prestigious event in Kitwe.

Nkana lines up special golf training programme

By FELIX MALUNGA – WITH the 2024 Mopani Copper Mines Zambia Open Championship beckoning, Nkana Golf Club has tailored special training programmes for budding junior golfers prior to the prestigious event in Kitwe.The special training sessions are targeting beginners, intermediate and advanced groups of junior golfers.Zambia Open Organising Committee (ZOOC) vice chairperson Noel Simwanza said […]

Solar answer to climate-induced power cuts

FROM the look of things, solar energy is providing practical solutions to climate-induced power cuts.With a short installation period, solar power generation projects can help the country ward through the troubled waters.Unlike other power generation, a solar project can even take less than six months to install and generate electricity.This means that investors can easily […]

US$60,000 for Nkana Golf Club remake

By FELIX MALUNGA – AFTER being given the rights to stage the revived Zambia Open Golf Championship this year, Nkana Golf Club has pumped US$60,000 into the remake of the golf course.Zambia Open Organising Committee (ZOOC) Vice Chairperson Noel Simwanza said the Kitwe club wanted to ensure the golf course was in the best condition […]

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 […]

‘Mopani revival good for economy’

By ANDREW MULENGA and MAYA NTANDA – SOME Kitwe residents and stakeholders have commended the government for the revival of Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) which they say was almost collapsing.The residents and stakeholders say the finalised deal between the Government and International Resources Holdings (IRH) was a positive move which would help revitalise the economy […]

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 […]

UK resolute on £2.5bn pledge

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE United Kingdom (UK) is resolute to actualise £2.5 billion pledged private sector investments in the Zambian mining sector.British High Commissioner to Zambia Sarah Bloom said during the official opening of Prospero Limited Open Day in Kitwe yesterday, that so far UK companies had made around £1.5 billion investments in the […]

EIZ honours outstanding engineers

By CHATULA KANGALI – THE Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has honoured some of its members for their outstanding performance in various fields in the past year.Those who have been recognised include Tazama Pipeline Limited Chief Executive Officer Davison Thawethe and Copperbelt Energy Chief Executive Officer Owen Silavwe.Read more

Armed bandits in police uniform snatch K300,000

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – SEVEN men, dressed in police uniforms and armed with diff erent types of fi rearms and metal bars, have attacked a business executive in Kitwe’s Racecourse Township and snatched K300,000 cash.The bandits, who were clad in Zambia police combat and civil uniforms as well as council police uniforms, held the family […]

Chisokone Green Market upgrading good for traders

THREE weeks ago, this platform looked at the impasse between traders at Kitwe’s Chisokone Market and the local authority.It observed the need to engage in dialogue for a win-win situation.Traders at one of the biggest markets in the country have been at loggerheads with the Kitwe City Council (KCC), since last year, over the demolition […]

Zambia Open Golf thrills back!

By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA – THE Zambia Open Golf Championship returns this June at the Nkana Golf Club in Kitwe after a five-year hiatus with the prize money of R2.5 million.Organising committee chairperson Phil Harrold said at the official launch held at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) head office in Kitwe yesterday that the mining firm would […]

Revived mines, agro boost to rekindle economic prospects, says Cheembela

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE revival of Mopani Copper Mine (MCM), Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) and the expected boost in agriculture production will rekindle the country’s economic prospects in 2024 and beyond, Atlas Mara has observed.Atlas Mara acting managing director Bobbline Cheembela said in an interview in Kitwe recently, the bank was excited by the […]

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 […]