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Lungu is ordained by God – Pastor Makota

By MILDRED KATONGO  - PASTOR Austin Makota of Bread of Life Church London has said leadership is of God and President Edgar Lungu is a leader who is ordained by God to Serve the people of Zambia. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Muyeba Chikonde has said said this year’s theme: ‘Promoting peace

Zambians praised over day of prayer

By SYLVIA MWEETWA and CHUSA SICHONE - ZAMBIANS have been praised for turning up in large numbers to observe the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation in the nation. Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kapamba Mulenga commended Zambians and urged them to continue praying for unity and for those in leadership in line with

Lungu urged to uphold human rights for all

By TIMES REPORTER - AMNESTY International Secretary General Salil Shetty has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to uphold human rights of all, including the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, the organization said today after their meeting. Mr Shetty, who met with President Lungu at State House on Monday during his high-level

Sanity needed in teaching profession

THE news that all prospective teachers need to be registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) is a progressive arrangement because the institution is mandated to regulate teachers. This is good news following recent reports of cheating teachers who present fake professional certificates to earn a place in the sector, which we feel was

Judoka begins medal chase

By RONALD CHAWE and ADRIAN MWANZA - JUDOKA Andrew Kaswanga today begins his medal pursuit at the 2018 World Junior Championship in Croatia when he steps on the mat to face Madagascar’s Eugen Matveiciuc in the -81kg event. Kaswanga, who is on a four year training period at High Performance Centre in Budapest, Hungary along

Convoluted deal

ONE of the longest transfer sagas involving defender Isaac or is it Issaac Shamujompa, as some club had registered him, finally came to end though not conclusive enough. The Football Association of Zambia Player Status and Transfer committee ruled that Shamujompa belongs to MTN-FAZ Super League side, Nchanga Rangers, according to their findings. Looking at

‘Isaac won’t be sacrificed’…Shamujompa saga far from over!

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - THE fiasco surrounding the transfer of defender Isaac Shamujompa looks to be far from over after both Intersport and Kalulushi Modern Stars refused to accept the verdict passed by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Players’ Status Committee. Intersport were categorical in their repudiation of the FAZ verdict, saying they were

Legends mourns Buselic

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - ZAMBIAN football legends have paid glowing tribute to the late former national team coach Ante Buselic who died in Croatia. Buselic coached Zambia from 1971 to 1976 and qualified the team to its first Africa Cup tournament in 1974 where the team reached the final but lost to Zaire, currently known

Wanderers relegation battle continues

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - ‘MIGHTY’ Mufulira Wanderers coach Justin Chinama says his side is not comfortable and need maximum points today when they take their relegation fight away at Red Arrows as the MTN-FAZ Super League enters Week 31. Today’s other fixture sees Napsa Stars host unpredictable Green Eagles with the aim of boosting a

ZICA launches property fund

By HELEN ZULU - THE Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) has launched a property fund to provide unit holders with stable cash distributions from investments in the diversified portfolio as one way of sustaining itself in the long term. ZICA president Jason Kazilimani explained that the fund was a sub-fund under the umbrella of

We got no other option – Chembo

By SANDRA MWILA - ZESCO United assistant coach Tenant Chembo says they have no choice but to meet the executives target of  winning the 2017 MTN-FAZ Super League title. Chembo said in an interview at Nkoloma after beating Red Arrows that Zesco is a big club and has standards. Chembo was commenting on the executive

‘I don’t want to go back to Nchanga’

By SANDRA MWILA ZAMBIA international defender Isaac Shamujompa says he wants to play for Kitwe giants Power Dynamos and has no desire to go back to Nchanga Rangers. In a transfer matrix involving more than K300, 000, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) ruled that Shamujompa belongs to Nchanga Rangers. Shamujompa has been embroiled in

E-pay slips the way to go

THE Government should continue to be aggressive in stopping various untrustworthy conducts that have for many years been associated with workers in the public service. By nature of being the biggest employer, the public service has attracted all sorts of characters who have engaged themselves in unscrupulous activities. Recently, there was a discovery of almost

Govt degazettes Ila chief

By SYLVESTER MWALE - THE Government has ordered the withdrawal of instruments of power from Chief Shimbizhi of the Ila people in Central Province following the Supreme Court’s ruling which annulled his chieftainship. The Supreme Court in August this year dismissed an appeal by Howard Chipinda against the High Court’s decision last year that declared

Increase in crimes of passion worry Govt

By RABECCA CHIPANTA - RELIGIOUS Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili has said the Government is concerned at the increase in crimes of passion happening across the country. Rev Sumaili said the increase in the number of gender-based violence and defilement cases was an abomination and a source of great concern for the country and one of

Zambians unite in prayer

By CHUSA SICHONE - ZAMBIANS from all walks of life yesterday braved the scorching heat to join hands in prayer as the country commemorated the National Day of Prayer and Fasting with a call for each other. Vice-President Inonge Wina has challenged leaders and the citizenry to promote peace and reconciliation as a way of

Preach peace, love, unity

By KENNEDY MUPESENI - PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged politicians and citizens to continue preaching peace and reconciliation to help the country achieve prosperity. President Lungu said this at yesterday’s Kitwe’s Nkana stadium gathering where he joined thousands of worshippers from different denominations and callings to commemorate this year’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

‘Weed never do that’

By SYLVIA MWEETWA - GREEN Party leader Peter Sinkamba has said it is unwise for some opposition political parties to shun such important events as the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. Mr Sikamba said the day of prayer was an important occasion for the nation to come together and seek God’s face. He suggested

Evil servants swindle banks

By MILDRED KATONGO - SEVERAL banks and other money-lenders have been swindled by crooked civil servants who forged pay-slips to obtain loans at different financial institutions, the Office of the President has revealed. However, the introduction of electronic pay slips by the Government has helped to stop the thieving and will save the government a

Charcoal burners cut down headman

MILDRED KATONGO and SYLVESTER MWALE  - A village headman in Mumbwa has been murdered by two charcoal burners after he tried to stop them from cutting down trees in his area. Senior Chief Shakumbila said yesterday that the barbaric manner in which headman Shamalambwa was killed had so appalled him that he had to restrain

Cheating culture in international business

THE Japanese manufacturing industry has once again hit the international business news headlines. Unfortunately, this time, it hasn’t been for what it has always been renowned for: innovative technology, quality control systems, and the like. Conversely, it’s to the contrary; cheating and falsifying data in order to purport to meet customer specifications, in international business.

Growth challenges for SMEs

LAST Saturday I received a call from a caller who refused  to disclose his identity but went on to say  that he is a keen follower of this column. He also said that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) column has made him like the Times of Zambia newspaper. The caller revealed that he was

ZTK interconnector to boost power supply

By Helen Zulu - THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has continued to promote cooperation in regional interconnection of national electricity grids as it seeks to enhance competitiveness through regional integration. Article 107 of the COMESA Treaty on Trade in Energy Services provides for member states to cooperate in interconnection of national

Reconciliation: Prep for National Day of Prayer

As the National Day of prayer approaches, several questions have crossed my mind. What does this day really meansto a religious or a nonreligious caste of mind?In order to help a non-Christian understand what the day mean, I decided to furnish to explain what the National Day of prayer means. Let me answering the question,

Brief history of Christianity in Zambia

By Austin Kaluba - It should be noted that Europeans did not bring religion to Africa since what they brought was Christianity, a more focused faith than animistic beliefs that defined worship in this part of the world. However, through British colonisation, societies like our were fortunate to be exposed to a dynamic and true

6 Zim teams eye Uhuru handball title

By GODFREY DUBE - SIX teams from Zimbabwe have confirmed participation in this year’s Zambia Independence tournament to be held this Saturday at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka. Handball Association of Zambia (HAZ) president Victor Banda said the tournament was his executive’s contribution to celebrating the country’s the 53rd country’s independence anniversary.

Expect stronger Gaborone U-17 , Kangwa tips

By GODFREY DUBE - ZAMBIA women under-17 coach Kangwa Kaluba says the team that will travel to Gaborone for the return leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifier will be stronger than the one that beat Botswana 5-2 at the weekend. Kaluba said the reasons his side will be stronger is because in the weekend

Al Hilal tap Krmpotic

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA - SUDANESE football giants Al-Hilal are reportedly in hot pursuit of Zesco United Serbian coach Zlatko Krmpotićwith the beleaguered coach said to be interested in the switch. According to media reports from Khartoum, Al-Hilal made contact with the Zesco trainer for him to take charge of that country’s most successful club three

Rugby 7s skipper relishes team’s chances for Britain’s outing

By RONALD CHAWE - NATIONAL rugby sevens skipper Israel Kalumba has talked up Zambia’s chances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, saying with adequate preparations, impossible is nothing. And Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) General Secretary Francis Chitambo said the 15s team should deliver after the sevens recent good showings at major international events. In an interview

Swimmers splush to Tanzania

By SANDRA MWILA - ZAMBIAN double swimming record holder Alex Axiotis is among the 22 local swimmers that were this morning expected to leave for Tanzania to take part in the Africa CANA Zone-ThreeGala that starts tomorrow. Axiotis, who holds Zambia’s record in the 50m and 100m backstroke competitions will lead the group that ZAMBIA