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Focus on apparel, fashion industry

IT is the desire of any nation to establish a flourishing industrialised economy that would comprise a viable apparel and fashion sector. A country’s textile industry doesn’t just clothe its citizens but serves other societal needs, such as their lifestyles, value systems and the identity of its people. In the absence of a viable local

Govt nods LAZ support but…

By CHILA NAMAIKO and STEVEN ZANDE THE Government has welcomed the support of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) for stating that President Edgar Lungu was within his constitutional powers to invoke Article 31 of the Constitution. However, Chief Government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga has raised issues with the way the association has interpreted certain aspects

CB gets share of development

By MARTIN NYIRENDA THE unprecedented infrastructure expansion taking place on the Copperbelt squarely sits well with the matrix of securing the process of national development. The projects, currently being undertaken by Government on the Copperbelt, are breeding shared skills transfer, mostly required for socio-economic growth, as well as improving productivity and quality of lives on

Zanaco stakes K100,000 for SMEs annual forum

By Helen Zulu - ZANACO Bank PLC has committed to supporting the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and has provided K100, 000 to Nyamuka Zambia Business Competition for the hosting of the third Nyamuka Zambia National Business Conference this month. The Nyamuka Zambia National Business Conference which will be taking place at the

Mahogany Air launches Lusaka-Ndola direct flight

By JOWIT SALUSEKI - MAHOGANY Air has  launched a direct flight between Lusaka and Ndola, with a commitment to save its customers diligently. The airline recently resumed commercial operations following a three year absence. Speaking over the weekend during the launch of the Lusaka–Ndola route, Mahogany Air Chief executive officer Jim Belemu said the company

Kitwe enterprise on verge of clinching partnership deal

By KENNEDY MUPESENI - KITWE emerging medium -sized enterprise Dynamic World Limited is in the process of clinching  a partnership deal with United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Jabal Al Noor Building Material and Trading LLC to start suppling its products in Zambia. Dynamic World executive director Evaristo Phiri said he recently met the conglomerate’s representatives

EIA for Munali Nickel Mine upgrade completed

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - MABIZA Resources Limited, former Albidon Mine has completed an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the upgrade of Munali Nickel Mine project which is currently under care and maintenance. Operations at Munali Nickel Mine paralysed in 2011 due to several challenges including unsustainable low nickel metal prices on the world market. The

Zambia fertile grounds for business growth

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - DIVERSIFIED   Industrial Staffing founder and president Todd Palmer says high unemployment levels have placed Zambians in an advantageous position to be a nation of successful entrepreneurs. “In the United States entrepreneurship is an option. Here, it is a matter of necessity, and reconciling this in practical ways has the potential to

Stanbic extends banking hours in Lusaka malls

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - STANBIC Bank Zambia has extended its banking hours in shopping mall in Lusaka and the Copperbelt as it continues its drive to offer customers the nation’s longest banking hours. The bank already offers extended opening hours at its Manda Hill branch, head office private banking suite at Addis Ababa drive and

Fwayo won’t go cheaply – Power

By Kalumiana Kalumiana - POWER Dynamos have said AWOL striker Fwayo Tembo will not go cheaply to whichever club has decided to engage him without consulting them. The Zambia forward disappeared from the Arthur Davies side on Friday with speculation linking him to ambitious Lusaka Dynamos and also a move back to Europe, a move

KPF thumps Green Eagles as Buffaloes wallop Nchanga

By RONALD CHAWE - KPF 26 Eagles 16 KITWE Playing Fields (KPF) thumped visiting Green Eagles in a tightly contested Week-11 match at Spoilers Den in Kitwe to establish a healthy 10-point lead at the helm of the National Rugby league over now second placed Green Buffaloes. The visitors started this game with intent and

Scrapping off Siame’s record shocks ZAAA

BY ADRIAN MWANZA - ZAMBIA Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) president Elias Mpondela has expressed shock at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF)’s decision to scrap-off sprinter Sidney Siame’s 100m national record time of 9.88 seconds. Mpondela said yesterday the ZAAA was taken aback by the IAAF for the removal of the record from the

Dynamos win over Nakonde elates Phiri

By Adrian Mwanza at Heroes - Dynamos 2 Nakonde 1 LUSAKA Dynamos coach Patrick Phiri was left excited after  seeing  his  boys   beat  Real Nakonde and then cut the gap on MTN-FAZ league leaders Napsa to five points after this win over a struggling Real Nakonde. “I have nothing but praise for the boys for

‘Good start’

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - CHIPOLOPOLO delegation leader to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier in Swaziland, Elijah Shenko’ Chileshe has described Zambia’s win against Swaziland in the opening CHAN qualifier as a perfect start to the campaign. Zambia beat Swaziland 4-0 at Somhlolo Stadium in the second round first leg qualifier to ease the pressure

Zambia, France target increased trade

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - ZAMBIA and France have pledged to further strengthen relations by taking measures to increase trade between the two countries. Outgoing French Ambassador to Zambia Emmanuel Cohet said he was happy that ties between Zambia and France were strong, but said that there was still room for more growth. Mr Cohet said

Toyota plan energy project in Zambia

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - A TEAM from Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Japan will this month visit Zambia to undertake feasibility studies for the establishment of an off-grid energy solution project. Toyota Tsusho Corporation chief division officer, Takashi Hattori said a team from his company would travel to Zambia this month to assess the prospects for

Govt acts against ear, nose, throat problems

By MILDRED KATONGO - FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has said the Ministry of Health will soon launch Zambia’s national Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) strategic plan to address existing gaps in the sector, especially through training. Ms Lungu said the Government had developed an ENT strategic plan that fed into the national health plan. The

‘Help my daughter undergo specialised treatment’

By KENNEDY MUPESENI - A KITWE mother, whose 17-year-old daughter is agonising with a serious life-threatening mouth tumor in  Luangwa Township, is appealing to the Government and well-wishers to help evacuate her for specialised treatment abroad since the local facilities have reportedly failed to address the problem. Delphister Kaunda said the family had exploited the

European Union backs EL’s go-ahead to Catholic bishops to initiate dialogue with HH, says Finnish ambassador

By REBECCA MUSHOTA  - FINNISH Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen has said it is a good move by President Edgar Lungu to give the Catholic bishops a go-ahead to discuss with United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema matters of dialogue between the two political leaders. Mr Olkkonen said dialogue should be promoted,

Japan says Article 31 decision well-understood

By REBECCA MUSHOTA  - JAPANESE Ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashima has said the Government has given adequate explanation as to why President Edgar Lungu invoked Article 31. Mr Sobashima said Japan supported any move by Government to preserve peace and investments. Mr Sobashima said in an interview that the Government had explained that because of

Support Article 31, Makebi Zulu implores Zambians

By REBECCA MUSHOTA  - EASTERN Province minister Makebi Zulu has said it is constitutional for President Lungu to invoke Article 31 and Zambians should defend his decision and not fall prey to those abusing the declaration to  propagate their agenda of defaming the country’s democratic record. Mr Zulu, who is a lawyer, said Zambians should

Suspended UPND MPs return

By CHILA NAMAIKO  - THE suspension of the 46 United Party for National Development (UPND) members of Parliament (MPs) by the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has been lifted. Government Chief Whip Richard Musukwa confirmed the development in an interview stating that he welcomed the lifting of the suspension  of the opposition lawmakers.

Chatterboxes go on air

ONCE  again, some readers found a portion from last week’s write-up interesting. Here is what we reported: “It was clear that most radio listeners did not understand what Republican President Edgar Lungu meant when he addressed the nation and invoked Article 31 of the Constitution. “Following these happenings, Cabinet decided to invoke Article 31 because

A wave of ignorance

IN the evening when all and sundry went about passing their evenings, one man exclaimed when he saw an aircraft hovering overhead getting ready to land. “I know that it is about 20:00 hours because I have seen that plane pass in the sky… This is the first plane to pass and the next one

Prophet Wantudu’s chastity pit (Part 7)

Taipa was pregnant by Prophet Wantudu.  The prophet was doing everything he could to ensure this ugly secret did not come out into the public domain because his “spiritual” business in Zambia risked coming to an abrupt and scandalous end. He had made the fatal mistake of also sleeping with Taipa’s younger sister Nera, an

Family planning programme with a budget

By NDUBI MVULA - MINISTER of Health Chitalu Chilufya’s pronouncement of the Government’s move to establish a strong coordinating mechanism by having a family planning programme with a budget line provided for must be pleasing news. A cheering moment indeed not for the women and girls, but all those interested to see to it that

Cushioning lives of City Market fire victims commendable

As you read this almost a staggering £3 million has been raised for  Grenfell Tower fire victims from local charities and donations from individuals. Volunteers from all over London, and some from elsewhere in the UK have come to help with the relief effort. Locally volunteers have also come to the aid of City Market

Zambia seeks tonic in CHAN

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - CHIPOLOPOLO start the quest for a return to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament this afternoon with a second round first leg qualifier away to Swaziland at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba. Zambia has qualified to the CHAN twice in 2009 and in 2016 finishing third and exiting at quarter-finals

ZAAA quietness surprising

It’s great interacting with you again after a while when I left his in the hands of Mr Samuel Lukhanda. As I return, drama has greeted me on two fronts and these is from athletics and on the pitch of football involving two exciting talents in the country in the form of sprinter Sydney Siame

Siame’s 9.88s record scrapped

BY ADRIAN MWANZA - THE Federation of International Athletics Associations (IAAF) has scrapped the 9.88s that Zambia’s budding runner Sydney Siame recorded in a 100m dash three months ago at Heroes Stadium. According to the IAAF website, the 9.88s that stood on Siame profile had been removed and his older time of 10.18 restored as