Author Archive

Rugby players in camp for Maseru 7s tourney preps

BY ADRIAN MWANZA and RONALD CHAWE - ALL but three players that were summoned for this weekend’s Maseru Sevens rugby tournament had by yesterday reported in camp in Lusaka. National Sevens coach Musonda Kaminsa had called 15 players to camp for the outing in Lesotho with those in camp kick-starting training yesterday. The three missing

FAZ complains against Zim ref’s biased handling of match

By SANDRA MWILA In Bulawayo - ZAMBIA’s emphatic 7-1 bashing of Madagascar at the ongoing regional COSAFA Women Championship did not stop them from lodging an official complaint against Zimbabwean match referee for biased officiating. Delegation Leader Janet Bwalya confirmed that the FAZ had written to COSAFA to complain of Zimbabwe referee Rusina Majo. As

Katongo dreams of coaching Chipolopolo

BY GODFREY DUBE - AFRICA Cup winning captain Christopher Katongo dreams of one day coaching the Chipolopolo and seeing it win a major international trophy. Speaking in an interview, Katongo said he was earning his coaching badges and also working hard to better the coaching skills. The 2012 Africa Cup winning captain said his ambitions

Kabwe Youth side promoted

BY RONALD CHAWE and ADRIAN MWANZA  - Kabwe Youth 3-0 Riverside KABWE Youth Soccer Academy became the first FAZ Division-One side in the 2017 season to win promotion to the MTN-FAZ Super Division, and that coming with five games to spare. This walkover win took Kabwe Youth to an unassailable 61 points and was helped

Kabwe wins blitz chess tourney

By RONALD CHAWE - TIMOTHY Kabwe at the weekend defied odds to emerge winner of the eighth edition of the Lusaka Province Chess Association (LPCA) blitz tournament held at National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) in Lusaka. On his way to the title, Kabwe had to deal with renowned national stars like Richmond Phiri, Andrew

Bilton demands respect

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE  and ADRIAN MWANZA - GREEN Buffaloes coach Bilton Musonda has warned that his side should not be written off in the race to win this year’s league title after opening a three point lead at the top of the table. In an interview Musonda said Buffaloes has not been considered as a

PSAf supports journalists

By THANDIWE MOYO in Grahamstown, South Africa - THE media, being the Fourth Estate of governance, has a critical role to play in providing checks and balances by disseminating well-researched and balanced information in order to positively influence policy formulation. However, with hardships facing various media houses and individual practitioners, it has been difficult for

Zambia signs SADC Gender Protocol

By SALOME PHIRI - THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on gender and development that was adopted in 2008 is a unique sub-regional instrument that brings together African and global goals on gender equality. The protocol enhances these through targets and timeframes. The protocol is aimed at promoting women empowerment in order to eliminate

Congolese asylum seekers overwhelm Chiengi District

By EUGENE MUKUYUNGWA - The sight at Ponde Secondary School in Chiengi gives one a spine chilling effect. It evokes numerous questions that beg for answers from people difficult to reach. As you enter the gates of the secondary school, you are met by a gathering of more than 680 solemn faced people. Instead of

Childen and mobile technology

The education system has changed. It requires children to use technology in their learning process. Mobile technology and its application enhances access to their human rights information, access to education material. The ardent readers of this column will recall that we have discussed the subject titled, “At what age should a child own a phone?”where

‘Renew trading licenses’

By CHILA NAMAIKO - LUSAKA Mayor Wilson Kalumba accompanied by health inspectors from the Lusaka City Council (LCC) yesterday conducted impromptu inspections of a number of shops and butchers in the central business district (CDB) to check on the compliance of their trading licences. Mr Kalumba and his team discovered that some shops and butcheries

Stop casualisation, employers warned

By MILDRED KATONGO - THE Government has warned employers who are still engaging workers on causal basis despite the ban on casualisation to desist from the act or face the law. Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Simukoko said the Government would not take lightly employers still practising casualisation as the law was clear. Ms

M’membe’s court case fails to take off

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE  - A MATTER in which Post Newspapers Limited (in liquidation) editor-in-chief Fred M’membe is charged with concealing company property, among other charges, yesterday failed to take off in the Lusaka magistrates’ court. The case could not take off because former Post Newspapers Limited former employee Abel Mboozi’s lawyer Robison Malipenga told the

Prosecution rethinks on pathologist testimony in Mukata’s court case

By DELPHINE ZULU - THE National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) says it might not call a pathologist to testify in a case where Lusaka lawyer Keith Mukata and his lover are facing a murder charge. NPA deputy chief State advocate Mariah Bar Matandala informed the court yesterday that the prosecution was considering doing away with the

Startimes decoders safe – Chanda

By JAMES KUNDA - TOPSTAR Communications Company Limited has assured consumers of its flagship product, the StarTimes decoder, is of valuable quality and durability. TopStar is a joint venture created by the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and the StarTimes Group of China, having been assigned the Zambian Government as authorized body to spearhead digital

Take up agric, workers told

By CHILA NAMAIKO - PUBLIC Service Management Division (PSMD) permanent secretary Boniface Chimbwali has implored public service workers to take advantage of the established public service micro-finance company to access agro-equipments to engage in agricultural activities. About 80 public service workers have so far accessed agro-chemicals through the public service micro-finance company at an estimated

Integrity committees key to graft fight – ACC

By REBECCA MUSHOTA - THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has said that the legal requirement for public firms to form integrity committees will help seal loop-holes and halt practices that breed corruption. ACC acting director general Kapetwa Phiri has said integrity committees in public institutions had boosted the fight against corruption through introduction of whistle-blower policies

Store enough water, schools urged

By HELLEN TEMBO - THE Ministry of General Education has urged schools to store enough water during the four-day water interruption to avoid interference of the school calendar. Ministry of General Education public relations officer Nondo Chilonga said all schools should ensure that they had enough water for the pupils and teachers to use in

Tough anti-corruption stance welcome

CORRUPTION has remained a thorn in Zambia’s socio-economic growth agenda over the years. This is why we applaud the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for introducing corporate integrity committees in public and private institutions to help seal the loopholes that breed graft. ACC acting director general Kapetwa Phiri says the existence of integrity committees in public institutions,

Nothing wrong!…ZPPA nods contracts for Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway and procurement of 42 fire tenders

By REBECCA MUSHOTA  and HELLEN TEMBO - THE Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) has said that contracts involving the construction of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway and the procurement of the 42 fire tenders by the Government are in line with correct procurement procedures. ZPPA principal officer, public relations, John Chipandwe said in an interview that

Beefing up SADC trade

In Africa, the size of your herd relates directly to your financial and social value. Keeping cattle for meat and leather production has long contributed to the formal and informal industries in most SADC countries. Realising this strength, the SADC Industrialisation Strategy proposes to grow the region’s herd and thus wealth of all people. Growing

Zambia to host 4 nations Karate tourney

By ADRIAN MWANZA - FOUR countries, Zambia inclusive, will take part in the 2017 JapaneseAmbassador’s Karate tournament to be held in Lusaka next month. The countries coming to join Zambian on the pre-independence celebration tournament set for October 22 to 23 are South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. This would be the first time that the

Chewe crowned national junior tennis champ

By GODFREY DUBE at Lusaka Club - UPSTART Natasha Chewe was at the weekend crowned queen of the Serving Zambia national junior tennis championship after winning the under-18 and under-12 girls’categories of the tournament. Chewe took the big prize in the under-18 category after beating Given Sakala in straight sets with scores of 6-2, 6-1

Now Zambia goes for Maseru International 7s

By RONALD CHAWE - FRESH from winning the Zambia International Sevens, Zambia has been entered to take part in the 2017 Maseru International Sevens in Lesotho to prepare for Africa Cup outing setfor Uganda later this year. The Maseru Sevens will be played from September 23-24 while theAfrica Cup is scheduled for October 7 and

Zanaco, Power face off

By SANDRA MWILA - MTN-FAZ league defending champions Zanaco hosts Power Dynamos in a delayed Week-15 fixture at Sunset Stadium with whatever outcome of this match sure present a new league leader. While Zanaco need to win to go top and displace leaders Green Buffaloes on goal difference, Power Dynamos can do with a draw

4 the hard way…as Division One sides battle for Barclays Cup honours

By SANDRA MWILA - FOUR lower division football sides this afternoon start their separate crusades to become the first team from Division-One ever to win the Barclays Cup title, 11 years after its inception. In fact, just Chambishi has manged to reach the final as a lower division side but ended up losing 4-2 on

Two soldiers in court for RB, Kaizer murder plot

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE  - TWO Zambia Army officers and a United Party for National Development (UPND) supporter yesterday appeared  in the Lusaka magistrates’ court  for allegedly conspiring to murder former Republican president Rupiah  Banda. Steven Phiri and Steven Chooka, both soldiers of Lusaka West Military Camp, and Milner Mwanakampwe, who is UPND Central Province chairperson,

Lungu launches ZAF Simulator Training Centre

By CHUSA SICHONE - PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has officially opened the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Simulator Training Centre in Lusaka, pledging the Government’s commitment to equip the defence forces with modern tools to enable them efficiently and competently combat new security threats. The systems in the three-storey Simulator Training Centre at the ZAF Lusaka base

Woman kills hubby’s lover

By HELLEN TEMBO  - A TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD woman has allegedly stabbed another woman after finding her in the act with her husband, killing her instantly. The angry suspect caught the two in the couple’s grass-thatched kitchen and rushed for the knife with which she stab her husband’s lover in the breast. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said

Woman kills hubby’s lover

By HELLEN TEMBO - A TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD woman has allegedly stabbed another woman after finding her in the act with her husband, killing her instantly. The angry suspect caught the two in the couple’s grass-thatched kitchen and rushed for the knife with which she stab her husband’s lover in the breast. Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said