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UK PM appoints minister of loneliness

14 Views A minister for loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox, has been announced by Downing Street. Tracey Crouch said she was proud to take on the “generational challenge” to tackle an issue affecting about nine million UK people, young and old. The 42-year-old said she would work across political

300 PF Members join NDC

Over three hundred PF members’ in isoka district have ditched the ruling party and joined the newly formed national democratic congress NDC. The defectors from the PF where received by NDC Muchinga province chairperson Maxwell Sichimba. And national democratic congress NDC national youth Chairman Charles Kabwita says more PF members across Muchinga province are expected

Bwana Mkubwa MP urges Zambians to support President Edgar Lungu

Patriotic Front (PF) Bwana Mkubwa Constituency Member Of Parliament Dr. Jonas Chanda has called on all well-meaning Zambians to fully support Republican President Edgar Lungu for showing great and bold leadership in the fight against the cholera epidemic in Lusaka and the country at large. And Dr Chanda has also thanked President Lungu for exercising

Cocaine trafficking duo nabbed

The Drug Enforcement Commission in Luapula province has arrested and jointly charged two Congolese nationals for trafficking in cannabis rolls, contrary to the laws of Zambia. Andrew Mbuluwe, 19, a small-scale farmer of Mpolopota village in Kasenga district and costa Mutaba Kanyembo, 18, a small-scale farmer of Mwendele village in the democratic republic of Congo

13 million United States dollars pumped into the reopening of Baluba mine

China nonferrous mining corporation Luanshya copper mine deputy chief executive officer Wang Jingjun says thirteen million United States dollars has been pumped into the reopening of Baluba mine. Mr. Wang says his company is looking forward to reopen Baluba mine after the increase in copper prices on the world market. He says the reopening of

ZSU to send 25 swimmers for CANA gala

By SANDRA MWILA - THE Zambia Swimming Union (ZSU) plans to send up to 25 swimmers for the Confederations of African Associations (CANA) Zone-Four games to be hosted by Malawi in March. To come up with the final 25 for the Southern Region event, ZSU vice-president Adewale Grillo said in an interview that the union

HAZ scouts for K356,500

By GODFREY DUBE - THE Handball Association of Zambia (HAZ) need K356, 500 to prepare and send the national junior and youth teams for the 2019 World Cup qualifying championships in April. The tournament meant for the juniors (Under-18 and 16) would be played in Spain while the Youth World Cup youth (Under-20) will be

Nchanga Rangers aim high

By SANDRA MWILA - NCHANGA Rangers may have barely survived relegation last season but that has not stopped them from dreaming big this year where their target has been set at finishing in the top four in the 2018 FAZ top flight division. With a top-four finish, Nchanga will qualify for the 2019 CAF inter-club

Nkana anger Power

By KALUMIANA KALUMIANA - POWER Dynamos are dismayed by archrivals Nkana’s decision to register their midfielder Larry Bwalya without their consent for the CAF 2018 Confederations Cup. Bwalya is part of the 28-man squad Nkana have registered with CAF for their continental campaign this season. Power chairperson Bbenkele Haachitwe said in an interview in Kitwe

Wada feels pressure ……as Chipolopolo aim at wounded Elephants

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE in Marrakech Morocco – COACH Wedson Nyirenda says Zambia will be under pressure to maintain the tone it has set when they face a wounded Ivory Coast, a game the Chipolopolo need to win to progress to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. This second Group

Policy hurdles restrict soybean value chain growth

By A CORRESPONDENT  - SMALLHOLDER farmers and private sector companies within the soybean value chain have a lot to gain from local and regional soybean markets if the Government takes deliberate steps to ease access to inputs, equipment and raw material, says Soya Policy Action Group (SOPAG) Chairperson Yotam Mkandawire. Deliberate efforts to craft enabling

Albinos’ safety: Everyone should care

Proverbs 20: 17 says, ‘What you get by dishonesty you may enjoy like the finest food, but sooner or later it will be like a mouthful of sand’. Joseph Murphy observes that, ‘As you would want people to think about you, think about them in like manner, as you would want people to feel about

Livestock disease control lab to be completed soon

THE Northern Province regional livestock disease control laboratory is set for completion next month. Northern Province Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator Joseph Chiti said construction works on the laboratory has reached 80 per cent. Mr Chiti was optimistic that the facility was likely to be handed over to the government by February this year if the

IDC to acquire 76 p.c Superior Milling shares

By HELEN ZULU - THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is in the process of acquiring 76 per cent of shares in Superior Milling Company Limited as part of its mandate to enter into strategic industries in the country. The IDC has identified Zambia Forestry and Forest Industry Corporation (ZAFFICO) for listing on the Stock Exchange

‘Recapitalise DBZ’

By HELEN ZULU - THE Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) says there is need to quickly recapitalise the Development Bank of Zambia to increase access to long-term finance for businesses in the country. ZACCI president Michael Nyirenda said Government needed to recapitalise DBZ for increased access to long-term finance as one of the

‘Squatters’ arrested

By MUSONDA MANGILASHI - POLICE in Kitwe have picked up eight members of Luyando Community in Kitwe’s Mindolo North Township for allegedly squatting on land belonging to Mopani Copper Mine. Luyando Community Society chairperson Howard Mwema alleged that the eight were picked up yesterday morning. Mr Mwema said the members of the community had legal

Youth NGO prods civic leaders

By ESTHER NG’ANDU - BE Helped and Help One Youth Initiative (BHHOYI) has appealed to civic leaders in Chililabombwe on the Copperbelt to deliver on their promises to the people. BHHOYI president Samson Chisambo said he was saddened that most councillors had failed to improve the lives of people and their wards since they were

Chilangwa lists benefits of Luapula twinning

By ESTHER NG’ANDU - THE Government says it is optimistic that the planned twinning of Luapula Province with Zhejiang Province of China will foster the economic development of the area. Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa said Government’s good policies and accommodative environment had yielded fruitful partnerships between Zambia and China, demonstrated in infrastructure development. Speaking

Court sets judgment in ZPC shares case

By CLAVER MUTINTA - THE Lusaka High Court has set February 25, 2018 as the date to hand down a judgment in the shareholding case involving Zambezi Portland Cement (ZPC) between Finsbury Investments Limited chairperson Rajan Mahtani and the Vetriglia family. This is a case in which Dr Mahtani petitioned Antonio Vetriglia and his wife

Zambian student plunges to death in Botswana

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - A ZAMBIAN studying in Botswana has died after falling from the 28th floor of a building in Gaborone. Elisha Akayombokwa Johnson, 25, a student at the University of Botswana died on Saturday when he fell from the 28th floor of the iTower in the central business district of Gaborone. First Secretary

Judge admonishes State over missing witnesses

By BRIAN HATYOKA - LIVINGSTONE High Court Judge Susane Wanjelani has urged the State to ensure it takes witnesses to court next Monday because of limited time for the ongoing criminal sessions. Ms Justice Wanjelani said this yesterday after the State applied for an adjournment in a murder case for which none of the lined

LWSC sets aside $1.5m to build lavatories in markets, schools

By DOROTHY CHISI - LUSAKA Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has set aside US$1.5 million to construct additional lavatories in markets and schools. LWSC Managing Director Jonathan Kampata said the company had raised money for the building of 77 lavatories under the Lusaka Sanitation Project. Mr Kampata said the lavatories would be built in markets

Hold your horses, water suppliers told

By MILDRED KATONGO and MUSONDA MANGILASHII - THE National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) has called on all water utilities to avoid disconnecting water in cholera-affected areas in order not to worsen the situation. NWASCO director Kelvin Chitumbo said water utility companies should continue being diligent and alert in view of the prevailing cholera

Police chief testifies in copper theft case

By JANE MWANSA - A POLICE officer in Kitwe has testified how he was informed that his subordinates had delivered a load of stolen copper to a company owned by a Chinese. This is a matter in which five Kitwe-based police officers are accused of stealing copper cathodes valued at K102,487.97. Kitwe District Commanding Officer

Textile industry can absorb unemployed youth

By CHILA NAMAIKO - MINISTRY of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary Chola Chabala has said the country’s textile industry, being labour-intensive, has potential to continue creating new employment opportunities at all stages of its value chain. Mr Chabala said it was for reason that the Government was revamping the textile and cashew nut industries which

5,500 marketeers back in business as cholera recedes

By JAMES KUNDA and HELLEN TEMBO - THE half of Lusaka’s City Market, silenced by a fired that swept through it seven months ago, was buzzing with activity yesterday as thousands of traders swept off the streets and corridors in the wake of the cholera outbreak took up slots. Authorities trying to deal with the

‘You can’t post work’ …Civil servants warned about posting work-related matters on social media and leaking to the Press

By HELLEN TEMBO – THE Civil Service Commission has banned civil servants from posting issues to do with their work on their personal social media platforms. Civil Service Commission chairperson Dickson Chasaya warned civil servants against publishing or discussing Government issues on social media or giving statements to the Press. Mr Chasaya said no civil

UPND wants to assume power through the backdoor- PF

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has accused the opposition UPND of seeking to assume power through the backdoor. In responding to illusions contained in a UPND statement and authored by Neto Halwabala, UPND Deputy Spokesperson and availed to the media, PF Media Director Sunday Chanda has reminded the UPND that Zambia has a President who

Over 1, 000 registered farmers redeemed farming inputs

Over 1, 000 out of 3, 000 registered farmers in Luampa District have successfully redeemed farming inputs through electronic voucher system. In an interview, Acting District Agriculture Coordinator Lewis Chisengele says most of the farmers in the district have failed to deposit their K400 contribution towards the purchase of inputs. Mr. Chisengele says the government

MMD youths warn Dr. Nevers Mumba

MMD Die Hard youths national coordinator Gerald Chiluba has warned the Dr. Nevers Mumba’s faction group to stop bringing the leadership of the party into disrepute. Mr. Chiluba says the former ruling party youths will not condone the continued attacks of their leadership and that they will mercilessly deal with anyone who will attempt to