SIDA Injects $50m in Africa’s Off-grid Energy Access

The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) has invested $50 million towards increasing off-grid energy access in Africa. Following successful implementation of the Beyond the Grid Fund Zambia (BGFZ) project and Sweden’s investment in small-scale energy services in Zambia, the concept is now being expanded – to Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mozambique. BGFZ has exceeded the…

POLICE SUMMONS KAMBWILI

Police in Lusaka have summoned National Democratic Congress Consultant Chishimba Kambwili to appear for inquiries at the Lusaka Central Police Station this afternoon. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed to ZNBC News in Lusaka. Mrs. Katongo said the NDC Consultant has been summoned over the racial remarks at an Indian road construction worker. She said…

POLITICAL DRAMA ENGULFS NDC

The political drama that has engulfed the opposition National Democratic Congress -NDC- following the expulsion and termination of the services of its consultant Chishimba Kambwili has now attracted the attention of parliament. Malambo Member of Parliament Makebi Zulu rose on a point of order asking the Speaker whether Mr. Kambwili who is PF Roan MP…

Govt Backs AfDB’s Staple Crop Processing plan at Luswishi Farm Block

The Zambian government has supported the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s proposal to implement the Staple Crop Processing Zone at Luswishi Farm Block in Lufwanyama, an initiative expected to facilitate development of idle land into commercially viable farm operations. The Zambian government declared its support for the project through the ministers of National Development Planning Alexander…

India to Train Selected Zambian Journalists

The Indian government has launched a programme that seeks to train Zambian journalists in convergent journalism. So far, a journalist from ZANIS, Mike Munkombwe, is already in India for training at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) while Daily Mail’s Nancy Siame would join next month, both fully sponsored by the Government of India.…

Chingola Cops Nab ‘O Stars’ Gang

Police in Chingola have arrested six members of a gang commonly known as O Stars. The gang members have been identified as Bwalya Chishimba, 19, Manix Kabamba, 27, Godfrey Kabamba, 20 and Kenneth Kiyombale, 22, of 47 Lukusashi Road. Others are Kennedy Chishimba, 22, and Joseph Ngoma, 20 of 20 Mushimashi Road in Chikola Township,…

Another Disaster: Mpika Road Washed Away

The Great North Road has been completely cut-off at Lifune Stream, Danger Hill area, 25 kilometres from Mpika town. An Armco culvert between Mpika and Chinsali in Muchinga Province has been washed-away. The trench is approximately 25 metres wide and 12 metres deep. In a statement issued by RDA Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs…