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Explore ‘make Zambia clean, green, healthy campaign’ opportunities

By BEN PHIRI – WHILE the business community and other stakeholders have hailed the re-launch of “Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy” campaign, the onus is now on the private sector to explore investment opportunities in this untapped industry. Revival of the campaign by President Edgar Lungu in Lusaka recently, puts to the test the

‘Time for Africans to invest more in energy’

By JAMES MUYANWA in Abidjan, IVORY COAST – AFRICA’s experiences of the last decade call for more African investors to invest in the petroleum subsector instead of leaving it to the multinational companies from developed countries who have disappointed the continent. The African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA) said here on Monday that to ensure

Dangote cement sales up by five p.c.

By JAMES KUNDA – DANGOTE cement Plc has reported that sales of 32.5 and 42.5-grade cement at its Zambian subsidiary in Ndola grew by five per cent last year. According to the firm’s annual report for 2017, sales at the 1.5 million tonnes per annum production capacity factory, were five percent higher despite heavy rains

FNB launches service to acquire mobile devices

By JAMES KUNDA – FIRST National Bank (FNB) Zambia has launched a service for customers to acquire smart mobile and other technology devices through the bank. FNB chief executive officer Leonard Haynes said clients could now purchase a branded mobile phone, tablet or laptop through the bank at an affordable rate, on fixed monthly payment

EU avails $15m for COMESA cross border markets – Yaluma

By JAMES KUNDA – IN an effort to make small-scale trade even easier, Government is in the process of identifying areas at border points where markets can be constructed, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma has said. Mr Yaluma said the border markets would obviate the need by traders to travel into the Lusaka

Barclays sponsor ICTD4 conference

By MAYA NTANDA – BARCLAYS Bank Zambia (BBZ) is one of the sponsors for the on- going 10th Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference. The conference which started yesterday and ends tomorrow is being held in Lusaka under the theme “Innovate, Connect, Transform” and brings together over 600 delegates from public, private and

Chabby beefs up Napsa

By SANDRA MWILA – STRUGGLING MTN-FAZ Super League side Napsa Stars have beefed up their technical bench with the addition of former Kabwe Warriors coach Levy ‘Chabby’ Chabala. Chabala would be assistant to head coach Elijah Chikwanda, who took over last month after Napsa sacked Linos Makwaza following a string of poor results. Napsa are

COSAFA team goes to Beston

By SANDRA MWILA – COACHES Beston Chambeshi and Numba Mumamba will take charge of the national team ahead of the COSAFA senior Challenge as Wedson Nyirenda heads for the nine month training programme in Spain. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) communications manager Desmond Katongo said in a statement that Chambeshi would be assisted by Mumamba

We’re not hiring – Kamanga

By SANDRA MWILA – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says the position of Zambia national team head coach is not vacant. Kamanga said Wedson Nyirenda was currently occupying the position but that Football House could not stop coaches looking for work dropping in their applications. Football House has received a rush of

Fresh out of jail, Chingangu at it again as he’s caught trying to steal car

By SANDRA MWILA – BARELY a month after he left prison, former boxing champion Joseph ‘No Pressure’ Ching’angu is back in police hands, having been saved from a lynching when he allegedly tried to steal a car from a Chalala address in Lusaka in the early hours of Monday Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in

15 women rugby players selected

By RONALD CHAWE – ZAMBIA women rugby coach Moses Mulenga has picked 15 players ahead of the 2018 Africa 7s tournament to be held in Gaborone, Botswana from May 26 to 27. According to the list released by Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) general secretary Francis Chitambo yesterday, Mufulira Rugby Club contributed six players followed by

Castle Africa 5s gathers pace


 – THE race to Russia 2018 World Cup gathered pace as two teams from the Copperbelt punched their tickets to national competition slated for Lusaka to qualify for the continental games in the biggest amateur tournament in Africa dubbed Castle Africa 5’s.

Good Johnson from Kitwe and One World from Luanshya made sure

Serbian seeks Chipolopolo job

By SANDRA MWILA – SEBIAN coach Zoran Djordjevic has pushed in his Curriculum Vitae (CV) at Football House in a bid to become the next Zambia soccer team coach. With the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) yet to advertise for the job currently held by Wedson Nyirenda, Football House has continued to be flooded with

Eagles, Magic lead the way

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA – CHAMPIONS Green Eagles and Kamwala Magic lead the way in posting victories after the Midlands Volleyball Association (MIVA) Week Two league games at the weekend. Eagles are top of the standings in the men’s game only on point’s ratio to a resurgent University of Zambia (UNZA) who are in second but

Simataa mocks FAZ executive

By NDINAWE SIMPELWE – BANNED football administrator Simataa Simataa has described the current Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) executive as infallible for allegedly ignoring its own rules. The Ethics Committee banned Simataa after it found him guilty of circulating FAZ documents to have been obtained illegally with intent to discredit the association’s executive members and

Mwepu toasts Salzburg win

By ADRIAN MWANZA – MIDFIELDER Enock Mwepu has expressed excitement after he helped Red Bull Salzburg win the Austrian Bundesliga. Mwepu said lifting the trophy would rank among his greatest achievement in his footballing career. “It’s an amazing feeling to win a big trophy with a big team. I am grateful and will always treasure

Nawakwi nods move to inculcate Christian values in politicians

By STEVEN ZANDE – THE Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has said Government’s decision to start sharing Christian values with political party leaders will promote decent politics in the country and help build a better Zambia. National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister has embarked on a mission to visit political party leaders to discuss

Katongo’s decision to not file Chilanga nomination ‘ bitter lesson’ – NDC

By CHUSA SICHONE – OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as a bitter lesson the decision by its Chilanga parliamentary by-election candidate Webster Katongo to shy away from filing in his nomination papers and subsequently defecting to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF). NDC spokesperson Eric Chanda described Mr Katongo’s move as treachery and that

L/stone council in K381,000 vouchers shocker

By CHILA NAMAIKO  – SIXTEEN payment vouchers are missing at the Livingstone City Council amounting to K381,026 and were not availed for audit, contrary to the Local Authorities Financial Regulation No. 98 (1), the Auditor General’s latest report has revealed. At the same council, 12 unsupported payment vouchers amounting to K584, 167 were not supported

Empower the Auditor General to act on abuse of funds in councils

THE latest report from the Office of the Auditor General has again revealed shocking audit findings on operations of local authorities in the country for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The report which was made public last week, audited selected councils and shows that 12 of the local authorities did not prepare financial statements

Tame those rowdy players

THE National Rugby League (NRL) has finally kicked in gear with exciting results coming in. The almighty Red Arrows eventually got beaten and it was Mufulira-A, who inflicted the devastating blow to the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) side. But there was a sad patch about last weekend’s game as the game between bitter Kitwe town

Buffaloes graze Zesco’s lead

By ADRIAN MWANZA At Edwin Imboela Stadium – Buffaloes 1 Assembly 0 GREEN Buffaloes coach Bilton Musonda said yesterday’s win gave his side morale to fight for the MTN-FAZ Super League title after the ‘soldiers’ moved within one point of leaders Zesco United following the narrow win over National Assembly. “I am happy with the

Mbabane swallows point off Zesco

By SAMUEL LUKHANDA at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium – Zesco 1 Swallows 1 ZESCO United coach George Lwandamina was left to rue first half missed opportunities as Mbabane Swallows came from behind to claim a share of the spoils as both sides picked up a point in the 2018 Total CAF Champions League Group D match

Govt to tailor ‘Formula One’ plan

By ADRIAN MWANZA – GOVERNMENT says it is determined to ensure Formula One (F1) is introduced in the country. Minister of Transport Brian Mushimba said this when he officiated at the 10th Lusaka Motor Show which was held at the Lusaka Show Grounds yesterday. Mushimba said Government would help the organisers in all the areas

Chilanga UPND councillors reject Charmaine

By JAJAH COULIBALY – OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) councillors in Chilanga have rejected the adoption of Charmaine Musonda to stand as Member of Parliament for Chilanga constituency. Nakachenje Ward Councillor Arthur Moonde and Chinyanja Ward Councillor Peter Mulubisha who addressed the media in Lusaka yesterday condemned the adoption of Ms Musonda describing

Kazungula bridge works attracts sex workers

By SAM PHIRI In Kasane Botswana  – WORKS on the multi-million dollar Kazungula Bridge being funded by Zambia and Botswana has progressed with phase-one almost complete. An unintended result of the multi-million dollar project and the long queues of trucks it has spawned has been the increase in sex workers targeting drivers with little to

Lungu talks enhancing of regulations to curb road accidents

By SAM PHIRI – President Edgar Lungu has said Government will continue introducing regulations to curb road accidents. The President said the ministry of transport and communication was committed to making travelling safe in the country. In a speech read on his behalf by minister of Transport and communication Brian Mushimba during 2018 Lusaka Happening

ECZ warns against breaching of electoral code in Chilanga

By MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says political parties that fail to adhere to the Electoral Code of Conduct will face disqualification from participating in the forthcoming parliamentary and local government by elections. ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse encouraged political parties to comply with the electoral code to avoid disqualification.

‘Civil service transfers disrupting families’

By THANDIWE MOYO  – THE Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) has expressed concern at way some transfers of civil servants are being done without following regulations and thereby disrupting marriages. CSAWUZ president Davy Chiyobe said his union had received complaints from its members from Central and Copperbelt Provinces and had decided

‘Cut out knife girl!’…YWCA, Sumaili blast sexualisation of young girls made to entertain guests at weddings with suggestive dance styles

By SARAH MWANZA – THE Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) has condemned the widespread use of young children, especially girls, at weddings to entertain guests with suggestive dance styles that leave the elderly squirming in embarrassment. Association executive director Ms Patricia Ndhlovu condemned the practice saying parents and adults have a moral obligation of providing