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Zambia is weak says SAFA president Jordaan

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE - SOUTH Africa Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan says a weak Bafana Bafana side can match Zambia’s best side ahead of this weekend’s second leg of the Kenya 2018 CHAN qualifier in Ndola. Speaking to Safa.net, Dr Jordaan said he was proud of the South African side that drew 2-2 with

Shepolopolo target COSAFA finals

BY ADRIAN MWANZA - SHEPOLOPOLO coach Albert Kachinga has said his target will be to reach the finals of the COSAFA women’s championship to be played in Zimbabwe next month September 13-24. Kachinga said this after the team’s first training session after they regrouped ahead of the tournament and called on the players to be

Angolan referees to officiate Zambia, Algeria game

By SANDRAMWILA - ANGOLAN referee Martins Carvalho will officiate Zambia’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria next weekend at National Heroes Stadium. And referee Jan Sikazwe will be the only Zambian at the centre of the world Cup qualifiers when he officiates the Burkina Faso game against Senegal on Match-Day Four in the World Cup

UNZA Pacers, Matero Magic both win in (MBA) league

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA - UNZA Pacers and Matero Magic at the weekend both won to stay ahead with identical records while Napsa Hurricanes outlast Nishati Denvers in the Midlands Basketball Association (MBA)league. Pacers 84-74 Buffaloes The rejuvenated Pacers remained on top of the MBA standings after stopping the charging Green Buffaloes by 10 points as

HAZ names 32-member womens handball team

BY GODFREY DUBE - THE Handball Association of Zambia (HAZ) has named a 32-member provisional national team for the Africa women handball championships to be staged in Ivory Coast next month. And the association has a budget of K422,000 to send the women for the competition and only have K20,000 in their kitty, given to

Freight traffic to hit 12 million tonnes

By CASSEY KAYULA - THE Zambian freight traffic market share is projected to grow to 12 million tonnes per year by 2018 from 10 million tonnes in 2014. This is according to the Zambian National Transportation Master Plan final report which indicated that Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL’s)forecast was to begin to move  five  million tonnes

Regitech soya processing to start production

By HELEN ZULU - REGITECH Soya Processing Industries Limited which has invested over K1million in the construction of a soya processing factory in Kasama District of Northern Province, is in the next two weeks expected to commence full production of soya chunks and cooking oil. Regitech is a local Company specialised in agro processing services,

UNZA Don calls for research partnerships

By KENNEDY MUPESENI - THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has called for closer partnerships between research institutions and the private sector to turnaround the country’s economy as it partners with Tullow Oil Zambia BV for oil and gas exploration. UNZA vice chancellor Luke Mumba said the private sector should engage premium research institutions like UNZA

Govt unveils master plan for Kalungwishi farm bloc

By KENNEDY MUPESENI in Kasama - THE Government has developed a robust master plan for Kalungwishi farm bloc in Mporokoso district of Northern Province which will ease marketing. China Civil, the consultant engaged to map the area has handed over the plan to Government. Finance Minister Felix Mutati said the Government engaged a consultant to

ZAWIC procures block making machine

By HELEN ZULU - THE Zambia Association of Women in Construction (ZAWIC) has invested about K300, 000 in procuring pavers and block making machine to enhance their construction works. ZAWIC chairperson Topsy Mwewa said the K300, 000 used to purchase the machine was part of the K700, 000 loan which was given to the association

Political party funding Bill, right step

THE abolishment of a one-party state in Zambia more than two decades ago has led to an upswing of political parties in the country over the years. This is a clear indication of democracy bearing fruit in Zambia, a country renowned to be a peaceful, worldwide, which is another democratic tenet. Zambians are free to

Two boys perish in bush fire

By FRANCINA PHIRI and MILDRED KATONGO TWO boys have perished in a bush fire in Milenge District of Luapula Province. Luapula Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila identified the deceased as Anjafwa Kabosha, aged eight, and Katongo Chungulo who was five years old. Mr Namachila said the two were playing in the bush when they were caught

Use ICT for academic purposes, First Lady urges youths

By STEVEN ZANDE - FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has urged young persons to use their skills in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for academic purposes and personal development. Ms Lungu said ICTs were crucial to national development, hence youths should use their skills for scientific and other advancements and avoid negative effects of the technologies.

Zambia ranks 7th most politically stable country

By CHUSA SICHONE - THE 2017 Analyse Africa (AA) report has ranked Zambia as the seventh most politically stable country on the 54-nation continent. “Zambia, unlike most of its East African neighbours, has little history in the way of political violence and is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa,” the report says.

Lungu heads for Kagame inauguration

By CHUSA SICHONE - PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is this Thursday expected in Rwanda to attend the inauguration ceremony of that country’s re-elected President Paul Kagame. He will then proceed to South Africa for the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government Summit to run from August 19 to 20 this year.

Zambia attracts aviation investors

SOME foreign investors have expressed interest in investing in Zambia’s aviation sector, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said. This follows the European Union’s (EU) decision to lift the ban on Zambian registered aircrafts. In 2009, the EU banned all Zambian registered aircrafts from entering the European air space due to poor safety standards but

NCZ targets 150,000 tonnes fertiliser

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE - NITROGEN Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) is targeting to produce 150,000 tonnes of D compound and 43,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertlisers during the 2017/18 farming season. This is as compared to over 124,000 tonnes which was produced during the 2016/17 farming season. NCZ marketing and public relations manager Evans Mupeta confirmed

Zanaco to promote 3,000 “express booths”

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - ZANACO will rollout 3,000 “Zanaco express booths” in the next three years aimed at making banking more accessible to the grassroots. Zanaco chief executive officer Henk Mulder said the bank had launched the booths at the just ended 91st Agricultural and Commercial Show in Lusaka. Mr Mulder said that the agents

Crop insurance product launched

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - MONSANTO Zambia Limited has launched a crop insurance product on the Zambian market called “DK Chilala” aimed at mitigating against climate change. Monsanto Zambia regional sales manager for Central, Copperbelt and North-western provinces Davison Silungwe said the company was now implementing a DK Chilala insurance product on all its hybrids. This

BRRA streamlines processes for business registration

By HELEN ZULU - THE Business Regulatory Review Agency (BRRA) is working on streamlining processes for business registration to cut on duplication of requirements and reduce the cost of doing business. BRRA director and chief executive officer Sharon Sichilongo said the agency was coordinating a programme dubbed “One Stop Shop Integration system which allowed regulators

Govt’s move to reduce fuel prices commendable

THE Patriotic Front (PF) Government has truly lived to its word when it promised a few months ago that it will constantly review the prices of fuel and other petroleum products. The Government said this in view of the positive performance of the Zambian economy, which saw the local currency (Kwacha) rally against other convertible

Court acquits Mwaliteta, co-accused

By DELPHINE ZULU - THE Lusaka High Court has acquitted former Lusaka Province minister Obvious Mwaliteta (right) and his co-accused persons on all the three counts of aggravated robbery due to dereliction of duty by the investigators and discredited evidence of the arresting officer. Judge Mwape Bowa said in his judgment yesterday that the State

Stakeholders hail fuel price reductions

By JAMES KUNDA, STEVEN ZANDE, KASONDE KASONDE, ESTHER NG’ANDU and JULIUS PHIRI. - VARIOUS stakeholders have welcomed the reduction in fuel prices with added calls to the Government to pursue ways of passing on the benefits of favourable market fundamentals to the ordinary Zambians. Energy expert Johnstone Chikwanda appealed to the Government to take advantage

Scotland counsels Zambian politicians

By CHILA NAMAIKO VISITING Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has implored political parties in the country to respect the rule of law to enable Zambia remain a peaceful nation. Ms Scotland was impressed that Zambia had for many years been a renowned haven of peace, and as such, she called on political leaders citing the

50 more cops to beef up KCM security

By CHUSA SICHONE  - THE Zambia Police Service has beefed up security at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) by deploying 50 more officers from Kamfinsa Mobile Unit to guard against invasions by copper thieves, commonly known as Jerabos. The deployment of the 50 more police officers to KCM brings the total number to 100 in the

Yaluma assures efforts to guard against capital flight

By CHUSA SICHONE - MINES and Minerals Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has assured that the Government is making frantic efforts to guard against capital flight and ensure that value is added to copper before it is exported. The Government, in collaboration with the Mine Suppliers and Contractors Association of Zambia (MSCAZ), is keen to stop

Probe Zambian’s death, diplomat tells UK Police

By RABECCA CHIPANTA ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Muyeba Chikonde has appealed to UK police authorities to bring to book a masked gang of boys who ambushed and stabbed to death a 16-year-old  Zambian Joshua Bwalya. According to a statement issued yesterday by Press Secretary at the Zambian Mission in the UK,

‘Men of God’ engaging in crime

STORIES of some clergymen being involved in immoral and unethical activities are no longer a unique or strange feature in Zambia. We have also heard on many occasions about the ‘men of God’ getting involved in criminal activities while hiding behind the church while others have managed to divide their own congregants by jumping into

Lungu’s leadership gets thumbs up

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - THE Commonwealth has applauded President Edgar Lungu’s leadership in promoting equality in Zambia and girl child education and asked him to provide the similar leadership to other Commonwealth countries. Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland said President Lungu had through his Presidency shown leadership in promoting equality among Zambians and education for

Fuel to cost less

By CHUSA SICHONE - THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reduced the fuel retail and wholesale prices, with petrol now pegged at K11.67 and diesel at K9.87 per litre effective midnight. ERB Board chairperson Raymond Mpundu said the downward price adjustment was necessitated by the gradual reduction in the price of petroleum products on the