Syngenta and USAID/Feed the Future invest $1.8 million to help smallholder farmers in Zambia

Syngenta in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc., to help smallholder farmers gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers. The programme aims

Macky 2 releases treason song mocking HH

Popular Musician Mulaza Kaira aka Macky 2 has released a song titled Treason in which he mocks incarcerated opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Macky 2 a PF Cadre musician mocks Hichilema popularly known as HH mocks the UPND leader who is in court facing treason charges. But Yona Musukwa a social commentator has condemned the

HH’s treason case: What Thursday’s adjournment means?

The motion to have a preliminary inquiry undertaken by the subordinate court has been granted today. This entails that while the subordinate court will not try the treason charges levelled against the UPND President, Hakainde Hichilema and others, it will take evidence from witnesses beginning 4th and 5th May 2017. This will be to determine

Timeo Meo collaborated with two Zambian music legends, General Ozzy and K’Millian

Timeo Meo collaborated with two Zambian music legends  General Ozzy and K’Millian for his latest single “Nimakuyewa”. He had this to say about the song” “It Talks about a situation were by you are remembering the good days you had with your ex and you just miss that, you miss your ex and you just say (Nimakuyewa)

Zambian Breweries backs RTSA road safety campaign

Zambian Breweries has handed over a K200,000 cheque to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) as part of its partnership, support and commitment to ensuring road safety. Zambian Breweries has a standing partnership and commitment with RTSA. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which the two-signed last year is aimed at curbing drink driving and

170 Inmates On Death Roll

THE Zambia Correctional Services says it has 170 inmates on death row. The 170 comprises 168 males at Mukobeko Maximum Security Facility in Kabwe. The two women are confined to the female section. Zambia ...

HH’s supporters now take swipe at SDA Church

Supporters of the opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema have now taken a swipe at the Seventh Day Church (SDA) for what they call docility,passiveness and casual approach over him as a member of the Church.   Hichilema or HH as he is commonly called was arrested over two weeks ago in a brutal manner and

There is more to mining than digging minerals, Gift Mwaula tells us about his work at the Geological Survey Department

When we think of mining, generally speaking the first thing we think of is pits and diggers – not a laboratory full of chemists in white coats.  And yet this is a critical part of the mineral value chain in Zambia. By analysing minerals in a laboratory to understand their content, the precise royalties and

Zambia marks 25th Gabon crash anniversary

Zambia is on Friday marking the 25th anniversary of the Gabon Air Disaster that killed the Senior National Soccer Team in 1993. The fallen heroes were on the way to Senegal for a 1994 World Cup qualifier match when their plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Libreville, Gabon. Family members and fans are expected

Zambia on the move

HONE SIAME & CHAMBO NG’UNI, Chibombo PRESIDENT Lungu says Zambia is on the move to remarkable economic development and no amount of distraction will stop the country’s smooth journey to becoming a middle-income nation by 2030. The head of State said time for politicking is over and that it is now time to deliver development

Mahogany Air staff training attracts funding

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka OVER US$200,000 will be invested in the training of staff by Mahogany Air in readiness for resumption of operations that were suspended two years ago, Airline chief executive officer Jim Belemu has said. Last month, a consortium of investors from Zambia and Dubai invested US$23 million for the recapitalisation of Mahogany Air

Former Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane welcomes decision to seek the support from IMF

FORMER Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has welcomed the decision by the Government to seek the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that the fund’s conditions are bearable. Dr Musokotwane, who was a minister in the Rupiah Banda-Cabinet, noted that the current country’s economic situation has left government with no option but to borrow

I’ll l not respond to provocations from those who are opposed to my leadership-Lungu

President Edgar Lungu says he will not respond to provocations from those who are opposed to his leadership. President Lungu also says he has listened to what the church has said on various issues affecting the country and will take their views on board. Speaking when he met Lenje chiefs in Katuba before the official

April inflation rate remains stable

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka THE stability in the price movement of various consumer products has led to Zambia’s annual inflation rate for April to remain the same as recorded in March at 6.7 percent, Central Statistical Office (CSO) says. CSO director of census and statistics John Kalumbi, however, said prices are increasing but at a slow

President Lungu has commissions the Katuba, Shimabala and Mumbwa road toll plazas

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the Katuba, Shimabala and Mumbwa road toll plazas. And President Lungu says Zambia is on the move and he will not allow anyone to distract him from delivering on his promise to deliver development. He said politics has a season and those who lose must accept so that the nation

Zambia’s Drivern Technologies to Launch On-Demand TAXI APP for Lusaka commuters

Lusaka is about to experience a change in public transport as Drivern Technologies (Drivern) announces the launch of its On-Demand transport App called Drivern. The launch of the Drivern App, from the May 1st, 2017, will enable commuters in Lusaka and ...

Zambia’s Drivern Technologies to Launch On-Demand TAXI APP for Lusaka commuters

Lusaka is about to experience a change in public transport as Drivern Technologies (Drivern) announces the launch of its On-Demand transport App called Drivern. The launch of the Drivern App, from the May 1st, 2017, will enable commuters in Lusaka and the online global community to request a taxi using their mobile devices. This solution

China releases $58 million for bed space expansion at the Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital

THE Chinese government has released 400 million Yuan (about $58 million) for bed space expansion at the Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital from the current 150 to 850. Chinese Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Chen Shijie said China would also help the hospital set up an endoscopy treatment centre within the next three years which would offer

Zambia ‘s April Inflation stays at 6.7 %

ZAMBIA’ annual rate of inflation for April 2017 has remained static at 6.7 per cent as that recorded the previous month. This means that on average, prices increased by 6.7 per cent between April 2016 and April 2017. Central Statistical Office (CSO) director John Kalumbi said during the media briefing that the year-on-year inflation rate

Kelvin Bwalya Fube moves a motion to impeach Linda Kasonde’s LAZ Council

Lusaka Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya Fube has moved a motion of no confidence in the current Law Association of Zambia Council led by Linda Kasonde. And Mr Fube has accused the current association of attempting to rig the outcome of the Extraordinary General Meeting by setting the start time at 08:00 Hours. The motion to impeach

KBF Leads PF’s Campaign To Remove LAZ Leadership

KELVIN Bwalya Fube says the Law Association of Zambia executive committee led by Linda Kasonde is immature, excited and should not be tolerated by the members. Speaking during Hot FM’s Red Hot programme today, ...

Luonde: There’s No Judiciary In Zambia

ANGLICAN priest Fr Richard Luonde says there is no judiciary in Zambia to talk about anymore. In an interview, Fr Luonde said the judiciary had failed to live up to people’s expectations. In a ...

Czech Republic ready to equip Zambia

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka VISITING Czech Republic Minister of Agriculture Marian Jurecka says his country is ready to equip Zambians with modern agricultural knowledge to enable them boost their production and contribute effectively to the growth of the agriculture sector. Mr Jurecka says his country does not only want to invest in Zambia but also wants

LAZ meeting in court

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka THE Law Association of Zambia has moved to stop the High Court from ordering its executive to call for an extraordinary general meeting. This is in a case in which four Lusaka lawyers have petitioned the LAZ council to call for an extraordinary general meeting that will discuss a vote of no

Mansa in 1,500 insecticide treated mosquito nets

CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa GOVERNMENT has disbursed over 1,500 insecticide treated mosquito nets to Mansa for distribution to households in an effort to combat malaria. Mansa district commissioner Royd Chakaba is worried that the district has continued to record an increase in malaria cases. Mr Chakaba also said orientation of community volunteers who will be involved

Portuguese takes lead at Zambia Sugar Open

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka Golf Club PORTUGUESE Steven Ferreira yesterday fired an incredible 11 under par 62 to take an early lead at the ongoing Zambia Sugar Open Golf Championship. Ferreira posted an incredible four birdies in front and five at the back to go top on the first day. And Patrick Mwendapole was the best

State House defuses ‘poisonous’ story

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka STATE House has described as false a story published by online publication Zambia Reports purporting that President Lungu has threatened the Catholic Church in Zambia. And President Lungu says he will in due course engage church mother bodies to discuss matters raised in a statement by Conference of Catholic Bishops president Telesphore

Let’s invest in water transport – Bwalya

MELODY MUPETA, Chilubi CHILUBI Island district commissioner Earnest Bwalya says there is need for investment in water transport to ease transportation of building materials for the ongoing developmental projects on the Island. Mr Bwalya said in an interview that works on most projects on the island are being done at a slow pace because the

Met warns of biting winter

KELVIN MBEWE, Lusaka ZAMBIA Meteorological Department acting director Joseph Kanyanga says Zambians should brace themselves for severe winter in this year’s cold season which will be characterised by heavy rains. Professor Kanyanga said heavy rains will characterise the transition from the rainy season to winter and has advised farmers to delay harvesting their produce. He

Entrepreneur adopts over 30 schools

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka PHILANTHROPIST and entrepreneur Teddy Kalimanshi has adopted over 30 community schools countrywide where he will be providing education materials for orphans and vulnerable children. Mr Kalimanshi, who is founder of A Cry of an Orphan Home (ACAH), a charity organisation, and also supports over 1,500 vulnerable children in different schools countrywide, plans