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Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka is in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,279 metres (4,196 ft). As of 2019, the city’s population was about 3.3 million, while the urban population is estimated at 2.5 million in 2018. Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the country’s four main highways heading north, south, east and west. English is the official language of the city administration, while Nyanja and Bemba are the commonly spoken street languages.


CEEC assures Lusaka City Market traders on booster loans

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has assured traders at Lusaka City Market that it will soon disburse loans to them to revive their businesses.CEEC public relations manager Michelo Mukata says the commission has not forgotten about the traders, particularly, those whose goods were gutted in March this year. Read more

‘Budget offers hope’

By SNIKE MZULAH, KETRA KALUNGA and SYLVIA MWEETWA – STAKEHOLDERS are happy with the proposed 2024 National Budget announced by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane last Friday.‘Budget offers hope’In Siavonga, various stakeholders say the budget gives hope in addressing the social-economic challenges of citizens while in Lusaka, an agro-expert has hailed the introduction […]

Rail India offers 1,000km rehab works

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has pledged to help Zambia to rehabilitate the more than 1,000 kilometre Livingstone to Chililabombwe railway line.Speaking in an interview in Lusaka at the weekend, RITES India general manager Alok Kumar said this was part of the company’s desire to help Zambia boost […]

Esther Lungu, 4 others in court charged with 5 counts

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE case in which former First Lady Esther Lungu and four others have been charged with five counts of theft of motor vehicle, theft of title deed and for being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime was yesterday called out for allocation in a Lusaka magistrate’s court.Esther […]

‘Keep nation informed’

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed newly-appointed Information and Media Minister Cornelius Mweetwa and Permanent Secretary Thabo Kawana to keep citizens well informed by constantly updating the nation. Read more

Set up working committee to tackle Supreme Court hurdles – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed that a working committee consisting of officials from Cabinet Office and the Judiciary be established to identify and resolve challenges in the Supreme Court for effective and efficient dispensation of justice.He said the challenges that the Supreme Court was facing could be addressed in the short, […]

Parley committee on women affairs coming – Speaker

By FELIX NKINKE – SPEAKER of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has said the assembly is in the process of transforming the Zambia Woman Parliamentary Caucus (ZWPC) into a Standing Parliamentary Committee on Women Affairs to give prominence to women affairs in Parliament.The Speaker was optimistic that transforming the ZWPC into a standing committee would […]

Invest in Zambia’s tourism sector, Chinese delegation urged

By CHUSA SICHONETHE Government has urged the Chinese business community to consider investing in Zambia’s tourism sector.Tourism Permanent Secretary Evans Muhanga said there were several opportunities that existed in Zambia’s tourism sector for Chinese investment.Mr Muhanga said this when a delegation from China-Africa Industrial Cooperation Promotion Centre called on him in Lusaka. Read more

High Court orders two firms to compensate Kalengwa $21m

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE – THE Lusaka High Court has declared Kalengwa Mineral Processing Limited as the rightful owner of Kalengwa Mines in Mufumbwe district, North-Western province and has further ordered Moxico Resources Zambia Limited and Euro Africa Limited to pay it US$21 million for damages and the loss of business.Moxico Resources Mines and EuroAfrica had […]

Lusaka man found dead outside home

By CLEOPATRA MWAMBA and HELEN MWANDILAA 38-YEAR-OLD man of Lusaka’s Chawama Township was yesterday morning found dead outside his house in a case of suspected murder.Shadreck Mwanza’s body was found naked and lifeless on the ground around 05:00 ho...

Cabinet Office, ECL confer over travels…

By EMILY KUWEMA – CABINET Office and the office of former President Edgar Lungu are actively engaged in talks regarding his travels, Ministry of Information and Media director spokesperson Thabo Kawana has said.Mr Kawana said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that the nation would be informed accordingly on the way forward. Read more

ZANACO, Minet launch insurance platform

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO) has launched the General Insurance Value Proposition Platform in partnership with Minet Zambia Insurance Brokers to improve accessibility of general insurance products across the country.ZANACO chief executive officer Mukwandi Chibesakunda said the bank had recognised the profitability of the insurance industry as well as […]

Corporates boost senior golfers’ fortunes

By BENEDICT TEMBO – THE Senior Golfers Society of Zambia tournaments are back in action after a three-year hiatus induced by COVID-19.And the return could not have been more glamorous – thanks to the corporate support of three companies which pooled resources as platinum sponsors.The 58th edition currently taking place in Lusaka with the participation […]

Market the Game – AK

By RONALD CHAWE – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says he expects the teams to improve in the way they operate following the launch of the Zambia Premier League (ZPL) and meet the expectations of the public.Kamanga said yesterday when he officiated at the workshop for Super League and provincial media officers […]

Global Fund gives Zambia $360m

JUSTICE Minister Mulambo Haimbe says the new global fund compact funding of US $360 million earmarked for Zambia will go a long way in improving the welfare of the people.Mr Haimbe said his ministry would ensure that the necessary legal framework and documentation were timely concluded for the funds to be properly utilised within the […]

Accidents don’t just happen, they are caused!

FOUR people, including three teenage pupils have died after a speeding car careered off the road and rammed into them in Lusaka’s Ibex Hill area, while six others died in two other accidents in the Eastern Province.Such reports make sad reading but unfortunately they have continued occupying much of the media space.A week rarely goes […]

3 pupils, 8 others killed in road crashes

By CHUSA SICHONE and JULIUS PHIRI – ELEVEN people, including three pupils on their way to school, have died in separate motor vehicle accidents in Lusaka and Eastern provinces in the last two days.In the Lusaka incident, a speeding Toyota Camry careered off the road and rammed into four pedestrians which included the three pupils […]

Soya beans value chain plan key to boost production

By Ketra Kalunga – THE soya beans farming has a huge potential in Zambia but remained unexploited for various reasons.The soya beans potential in terms of its contribution to the national economy has remained dormant due to various factors which include lack of technical support and upgrading.This is so because its primary producers are predominantly […]

‘Expedite marketeer booster loan payments’

By ANDREW MULENGA – TRADERS at Lusaka City Market have appealed to the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) to expedite the awarding of marketeer booster loans to help them revive their businesses.The traders, particulary those that had their property gutted in the previous inferno have remained hopeful that CEEC would award them the marketeer booster […]