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ZA needs K1.6m for relay team camp

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Zambia Athletics (ZA) says it is hunting for K1.6 million to camp and send the Zambia 4X400m relay team for the African Athletics Championship slated for Cameroon next month.ZA president Elias Mpondela said this when addressing the crowd during the Kansanshi Marathon in Solwezi at the weekend adding the Cameroon […]

Kansanshi Marathon to dish out K500,000

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – MINING giant, Kansanshi Mine has set aside over K500, 000 in prize money for this month’s Kansanshi Marathon, making it the highest-paying 42 kilometre race in the country.Kansanshi Mine Corporate Affairs Specialist Clinton Masumba said yesterday that the mine was committed to elevating the standard of marathons in Zambia.He said the […]

Take care of workers!

By MAYA NTANDA and GLORIA KANGWA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored investors to take care of workers and workers to work hard so that that they can truly be at the centre of economic growth.President Hichilema also directed Labour and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambatamba to schedule a meeting with employers and the labour […]

‘FQM’s $1.2bn project on course’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) says it is committed to meeting the US$1.25 billion investment outcome and ramping up copper production at Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi.Chief Executive Officer Tristan Pascall was at Kansanshi to personally inspect the progress the company was making with its S3 Expansion Project.Of a total investment commitment of […]

We could have managed it better – Kamanga

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) general secretary Reuben Kamanga has admitted that the association should have done better to manage expectations of people concerning the refurbishment of the four stadia using the FIFA funds.Kamanga said this yesterday when he appeared on Hot FM to shed light on the ongoing stadium rehabilitation […]

Zambia Sees Lobito Corridor As a Strong Platform for Linking Nations

[ANGOP] Solwezi -- The minister of Zambia's North West Province, Robert Lihefu, emphasised this Monday in the Zambian town of Solwezi that his country is interested in the Lobito Corridor for inter-regional development, as he considers it to be a stron...

4 bandits snatch K90,000 from Solwezi miner

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – FOUR armed men have snatched K90,000 from a Solwezi-based miner who was lured to Chingola by the bandits who pretended that they were selling a motor vehicle.The attackers also attempted to strangle the victim with a rope but he managed to overpower one of the attackers and run away.Read more

RDA impounds 13 trucks for overloading

By EMILY KUWEMA – THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has impounded 13 trucks at a weighbridge in Solwezi District for overloading goods with one of the drivers clocking more than one month for failing to pay a penalty of K690,000.RDA operations manager north region Derrick Lubasi said the offenders were slapped with penalty fees ranging […]

Boy dies after falling into basin of hot water

By ESTHER NG’ANDU and SYLVIA MWEETWA – A-TWO-YEAR-OLD boy of Solwezi has died of severe burns after falling into a basin of hot water.The incident happened on Monday around 22:00 hours in Kimisuku when the baby was playing near the basin and subsequently fell into it.The water was left unattended by the child’s mother, identified […]

17 Solwezi council workers suspended

By SYLVIA MWEETWA – SEVENTEEN council workers mostly from Finance Department at Solwezi District Council in North-Western Province have been suspended for alleged misappropriation of over K40 million.North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Gr...

Trident win Rowing championship

By SANDRA MWILA – TRIDENT College amassed 13 gold to emerge overall winners of the Kansanshi Mining PLC 2023 sponsored National Rowing Championship held in Solwezi at the weekend after an exciting two days on the Kansanshi Dam waters.Sentinel Kabitaka followed in second place also with 24 overall medals like Trident but only managed five […]

Barloworld launches CAT rental store in Solwezi

By CHATULA KANGALI in Solwezi – BARLOWORLD Equipment has launched a CAT rental store in Solwezi to bridge the gap in the provision of affordable equipment for the construction and mining value chain.

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Five family members perish in road horror

By ESTHER NG’ANDU-SIX people, including a family of five died after the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a truck on the Solwezi- Chingola Road on Sunday evening around 19:00 hours near Kabitata stream.North-Western Police Commanding Officer Dennis Moola said in a statement yesterday that five of the victims including a four-year-old boy were […]

Well done, Bishop tells Govt

SOLWEZI Catholic Diocese Bishop Charles Kasonde has hailed the Government for the strides made in transforming the economy of the country.Bishop Kasonde said the Government had put up many interventions that indicated the path to economic recovery and removed doubt in the minds of stakeholders about its resolve to better the lives of Zambians. Read […]

Breaking the silence on fistula

“EVERY year, I repair an average of 10 fistula clients at either Solwezi General Hospital or during fistula camps at other hospitals. However, I know there are many other women suffering with fistula but are not able to access treatment due to lack of information or challenges in accessing health care.”These are sentiments of Dr […]

Bankers keen to back FQM expansion plan

By BUSINESS REPORTER – FIRST Quantum Minerals’ (FQM) investments and expansion projects in Zambia have reportedly drawn the interest of financiers in the region who recently toured its mine sites in Kalumbila and Solwezi to familiarise themselves with its operations. Read more

Homeless woman finds shelter at Ndola bus station for years

By JESSIE NGOMA-SIMENGWA –It is 18:00 hours and traders at Chisokone Market in Ndola are packing up preparing to go home after a long day’s work.The market that accommodates transporters is busy during this hour as commuters rush to board their buses going to different destinations.The manicurist who also trades in second-hand clothes calls an […]

15 Hurt in Solwezi COVID-19 Cleaning Rumpus

[Times of Zambia] Fifteen people have been injured while six have been arrested following a riot in Solwezi over the council's efforts to decongest Kyawama market as part of measures to stop an outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Napsa to Start Solwezi Low Cost Housing Project This Year

[Times of Zambia] Solwezi -The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) will before the end of the year start construction of low to medium cost housing units in Solwezi as the part of the multi-million housing investment the authority is committing.

Court Upholds Granny Killers’ Death Sentence

[Times of Zambia] The Court of Appeal has upheld a death sentence for three men of Solwezi who killed their grandfather in a traditional practice called 'kikondo' more than four years ago on allegations that he was a wizard.