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Decline in wildlife offences pleasing

THE revelation by the Ministry of Tourism and Arts that the country has recorded a decline in wildlife-related offences is a positive sign that the biodiversity is being protected from extinction. Against this background, we commend the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) for a good job although more needs to be done to

Chieftainess Choongo hails Lungu

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE - CHIEFTAINESS Choongo of the Tonga people of Southern Province has described President Edgar Lungu as ‎a humble and kind person who has a heart to work for all Zambians. The chieftainess hailed President Lungu for ensuring that there was development in her chiefdom, as well as in other parts of the

Govt impounds nine maize trucks

By HELLEN TEMBO -  Government has impounded nine trucks carrying more than 5,000 bags of maize believed to be on the verge of being smuggled out of the country. The trucks were stopped at various border points last week and have been parked at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) yard in Chamba Valley in Lusaka.

No council chairpersons elections in three new districts ECZ

By JAMES KUNDA - THREE newly-created districts in the country will not conduct elections for council chairpersons in next month’s general elections, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has said. The three districts are Kalumbila and Mushindano in North-Western Province and Senga Hill in Mbala District of  Northern Province. ECZ deputy director for information technology

IDC stakes $100m for SOEs

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA - THE Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is to mobilise a line of credit of US$100 million from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to recapitalise and reposition State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). IDC chief executive officer Andrew Chipwende said his institution was expected to raise about US$100 million from the DFI’s to help recapitalise and

ZACL in talks with Airlines

By HELEN ZULU - THE Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) is in talks with several international airlines who are interested in flying to Lusaka. ZACL communication and brand manager Mweembe Sikaulu said the corporation was in talks with several potential clients who were interested in flying to Lusaka, with Qatar Airways set to commence direct