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Local tobacco firm invests US$80m

  By PRINCE CHIBAWAH A ZAMBIAN firm, Roland Imperial Tobacco Limited Company (RITCO) has invested US$80 million in its expansion programme. Company chairman, Dr Ephraim Mwenda said RITCO was undergoing a rapid expansion programme which would see the creation of hundreds of jobs for the local people. “In May 2013, RITCO established a cigarette manufacturing

Ritual killings worry Councillor

By MUKOSELA KASALWE  DO not take the law in your own hands whenever misfortune breaks out, says Matero’s Kapwepwe Ward 25 Councillor, Patrick Mwamba Salubusa. Mr Salubusa’s comment comes amid reports that residents in Lusaka’s George compound vented their anger at a property belonging to a suspect ritual killer picked up by police. Mr Salubusa

Governance activist tells off opposition

By BENNIE MUNDANDO THERE is no justification in the opposition’s machinations to punish children whose parents cannot afford to buy books for them by calling for an end to the distribution of free books by Government simply because they have President Edgar Lungu’s portrait, governance activist David Kapoma has charged. Speaking to the Daily Nation,

Myths surrounding children with special needs to end

By Ketra Kalunga Mulumbo Early Childhood Care and Development (MECED) is making strides in providing formal education to children with special needs. The institution has this year enrolled about 20 children with special needs in Kabwe’s Makululu and Nakoli Townships. And government through the Ministry of Education, working with the office of the Kabwe District


By EDWARD MWANGO THE National Health Insurance bill presented to Parliament last year by Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, has seen heightened debate among stakeholders in the country. There is a diversity of views expressed on the Health Insurance plan as the bill, which has since passed first reading and referred to the committee on

University of Africa to help Luapula rural farmers

  By Nation Reporter THE University of Africa (UoA) will offer scalable and affordable on-farm solutions to rural smallholder farmers in Luapula Province, says Head of Business and Development studies, Chungu Kabaso. The initiative was against a backdrop of provincial minister Nickson Chilangwa wooing investors in various projects aimed especially for developing the region that

Gov’t will not default on Eurobonds-Mwanakatwe

By MUKOSELA KASALWE GOVERNMENT is putting in place proactive measures to repay the three Eurobonds when they mature to avoid defaulting, says Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe. Ms Mwanakatwe said the first Eurobond issued in 2012 worth $750 million was channelled to infrastructure development such as roads, the health and energy sectors aimed to improve the

NUPPEZ warns randy teachers

By NAMBELA MWANDIA THE National Union of Public and Public and Private Education of Zambia (NUPPEZ) in Northern Province has cautioned teachers to refrain from sexual exploitation of their pupils. Provincial coordinator Fraser Sinyangwe said teachers were role models of society entrusted with the responsibility of looking after pupils. Speaking to the Daily Nation, Mr


By PETER MALASHA Mkushi Kabengeshi Ward Councillor Stanely Hamiyanda in has praised government for deploying teachers in the area. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Nation, Mr. Hamiyanda said he was pleased with the Ministry of General Education for deploying seven teachers in the ward. Mr.Hamiyanda said the move has cheered residents in areas

Zambia big investor destination – expert

By MAILESI BANDA  ZAMBIA has become one of the leading investor nations in all sectors of the economy, says Axis Advisory Limited managing director Gulam Patel. Mr Patel said Zambia was recognized as an attractive leading hub of investment to the growth of the private sector resulting in creation of jobs, goods and services. He

Munenga, Mwango shine at Open chess tourney

By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA IN MANSA FIDE MASTER (FM) Douglas Munenga and Women Fide Master (WFM) Lorita Mwango yesterday won the Mukubulo Open Chess tournament, and walked away with K25, 000 and K5, 000 prize money respectively. Munenga faced tough competition at the three-day tournament held at Henry Courtyard lodge in Mansa collecting seven points

Zanaco eye finals

By MICHAEL MIYOBA  ZANACO Football Club assistant coach, Dabid Chilufya, says the “Bankers” will focus on reaching the finals of the CAF Champions league tournament. Zanaco thrashed Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) FC 3-1 in the second leg of the preliminary fixture to the next round of Africa’s most prestigious club tournament. Winger Ernest Mbewe, Martin


By BENNIE MUNDANDO SENSITIVE and vital financial information has been lost at the Ministry of Finance following the collapse of its central computing system that manages and processes all Government payments. It is now feared that the system may have been sabotaged by individuals who are trying to conceal information implicating those who had been

Saturnia: Govt inertia slammed

By BENNIE MUNDANDO GOVERNMENT inertia in clamping down on individuals toying with retirees’ lives by engaging in illicit activities over the running of the Saturnia Regna Pension Fund is too much and we now demand for decisive action to be taken, the Evangelical Youth Alliance (EYA) has demanded. And Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) leader Wright

Zambia’s economy stable – rating agency

By BENNIE MUNDANDO THE stable rating outcome on the Zambian economy by  Standard and Poor’s is a confirmation that the country’s Economic Stabilization and Growth Programme (ESGP) is firmly grounded and is producing positive results, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe has observed. Last Friday, Standard and Poor’s confirmed other independent economic rating agencies such as Moody’s

Zambians should benefit from mines – Kampyongo

By ROGERS KALERO GOVERNMENT will ensure that Zambians benefit from the mining companies through meaningful contracts, corporate social responsibility and jobs given to Zambians. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo said Government was concerned that mining companies were in the habit of giving contracts to foreigners at the expense of local contractors and suppliers. Mr Kampyongo


GOVERNMENT has placed a high premium on the mining industry while at the same time steadily nurturing other critical sectors in the quest to bolster economic growth. Evidently, the diversification programme to agriculture, tourism, construction, energy and manufacturing industries has been receiving a fair tonic thus far. Though copper is a wasting asset, it is

Letters to the editor

Well-done Zanaco FC  Dear Editor, ZANACO is one of Zambia’s envoys in the CAF Champions League of Africa’s prestigious football tournament. The Numba Mumamba tutored outfit have progressed to the last 16 of group stage of the tournament. This follows the team’s thumping of their opponents, Gambia Armed Forces Football Club 3-0 and 3-1 at

Text messages

DMMU, where are the floods? Dear Editor, Heavy rains expected from February 22-26, 2018 in Lusaka, Northwestern, Southern and Western Provinces. Take precautionary measures as flooding is expected”. These are the messages the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) has been flashing across the country. Its 26th February today and no serious rains have been

Police pick up body with missing organs

By MOSES SINJWALA ANOTHER man of Lusaka’s paradise area in Matero Township has been killed in yet another suspected ritual murder, police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo confirmed yesterday. Ms Katongo said the body was discovered around 04:30 hours by members of the public without private parts, ears and a ripped stomach. She confirmed that a

Zanaco march on

  By MICHAEL MIYOBA  ZAMBIAS envoys in the CAF champions league Zanaco Football Club has progressed to the next round of Africa’s most prestigious club tournament after handing Gambia Armed Forces FC 6-1 aggregate defeat. Numba Mumamba’s boys thrashed the army sponsored side 3-1 in the return leg fixture played yesterday in Banjul to progressed

Chess Fide Master Mwango on course

  By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA in Mansa WOMEN Fide Master (WFM) Lorita Mwango commands the Mukubulo Open Chess tournament after round three of eight played yesterday at Henry Courtyard lodge in Mansa. Mwango beat Maria Banda to enhance her chances of qualifying to the final phase of the national team trials. She is however tied

Mealie Meal Price Crisis Sours Healthy Harvest in Zambia

  By Professor Mwine Lubemba THE joy of a bumper harvest in Zambia is being erased by an artificial severe maize shortage at some privately owned and operated milling plants.  They are making life unbearable for millions of people in urban areas, who have to spend more of their own money to put the staple


  By Mark Kunda OVERTAKING is a risk but doesn’t need to be risky.  Overtaking is not permission to overspeed. Overtaking is allowed but overspeeding is not allowed, even when overtaking. Safety when overtaking is not optional. As I was brainstorming on this topic, three experiences came to my mind. The first one was when


  By Pastor Jasper Mutale IT all starts from the beginning…From inception…From the family tree..we are born, nurtured to become who we are now..based on our upbringing ..the books we read and the people we hang around with…Remember garbage in garbage in love out..hate in hate out. What we are in the future is