US$1 billion investment in, says Chilubanama

COLLINS PHIRI, Lusaka PRESIDENT Lungu’s visit to China last year has brought US$1 billion of investment into Zambia following the signing of an agreement between Africa Star and Business Model of China. The deal is expected to create 6,000 jobs. State House permanent secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama announced the investment deal in Beijing, China, yesterday when

Violence won’t take us anywhere

Dear editor, IT IS highly regrettable that despite the church’s attempt to stop the violence through the consultative meetings held, we have continued receiving reports of violence from selected parts of the country. Our politicians have continued using the young people as tools of violence with impunity; without shame. It is disappointing that most political

‘Yes, we need politically-independent institutions’

ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka HUMAN rights activist and governance expert Ngande Mwananjiti has reaffirmed President Lungu’s call to have strong institutions that will remain independent of political interference. Mr Mwananjiti said in an interview yesterday Zambia has been independent for over 50 years now and it is important that citizens embrace the call for strong institutions.

Tribute to President Lungu

Dear editor, THE name of Edgar Chagwa Lungu reminds us Zambians of the accomplishments of one of the greatest Zambians of our time in a very short time. His leadership as President is not only inspirational, but has given us understanding of the modern civilised politics, and above all, courage and power to face our

Reduced load shedding ups miners’ hopes

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe THE National Union of Mines and Allied Workers (NUMAW) says President Lungu’s effect measures to reduce load shedding will greatly help improve productivity in the mining sector and safeguard the jobs. NUMAW national treasurer Saul Simujika said the reduced hours of load shedding is a positive sign for the mining industry, whose

MCM boss appointed Wanderers secretary

STEPHEN PHIRI, Lusaka MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) company secretary Goodwell Mateyo has been appointed ‘Mighty’ Mufulira Wanderers Football Club secretary replacing Sam Kalunga. MCM has also appointed engineering manager Jacob Chipili and engineering training manager Mike Milupi as executive committee members. MCM public relations manager Nebert Mulenga, who announced the development in a statement issued

Detractors can’t stop progress

WHEN President Lungu says Zambia is on a trajectory of rebounding economically, he is right. The proof is there. There are so many economic fundamentals that point to this fact. One of them is that Lusaka, the country’s capital city, is one of the fastest-growing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka is the biggest construction site
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