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U-20 coach Chilombo fired

MATHEWS KABAMBA, Kitwe THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has sidelined under-20 national team coach Hector Chilombo and replaced him with Lumwana Radiants’ Beston Chambeshi. FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe said in an interview yesterday that Chambeshi will be assisted by Mumamba Numba and Bilton Musonda. Numba is Zanaco coach and Musonda is in charge

Inequity is a choice

Analysis: HAMID EL-BASHIR IBRAHIM AROUND the world, millions of children do not have access to the building blocks they need to grow up healthy and strong. Immunisations, post-natal care, proper nutrition, and education – among the foundations of a productive and prosperous life – are out of reach for many in Zambia. Failure to reach

‘FDI not substitute to home-grown efforts’

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka MINISTRY of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame says foreign direct investment (FDI) is not a substitute to home-grown entrepreneurship but a supplementary option to enhance industrial growth. Ms Siame said local investors should not be intimidated by foreign investors coming into Zambia but should work as partners in the

Farmers call for tobacco VAT exemption

NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka THE Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has pledged to continue engaging Government to exempt leaf tobacco from value added tax (VAT) to increase investment in the sub-sector. ZNFU president Evelyn Nguleka said exempting tobacco from VAT will bring Zambia in line with the prevailing tax regimes on the crop in Zimbabwe and

COMESA completes livestock policy

ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has completed the development of a regional livestock policy to be implemented in partnership with the regional economic communities (RECs). COMESA veterinary governance programme coordinator Yoseph Mamo said the strategy will enable member countries to enhance innovation, generation and utilisation of technologies, capacities

Kwacha 1.6%-stronger

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka THE Kwacha last week closed 1.64 percent stronger against other emerging market currencies following increased inflows of the United States (US) dollar, Cavmont Bank says. Meanwhile, the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) tenders for treasury bills were over-subscribed by 12.58 percent last week, attracting bids amounting to over K700 million against a K630