University promise fulfilled

MAPALO LUPUPA, Chinsali THE Patriotic Front (PF)’s ambitious programme of building a university in each of Zambia’s 10 provinces has taken a big step towards reality with the commissioning of the K107 million Robert Kapasa Makasa University in Chinsali. President Lungu says the newly constructed Robert Kapasa Makasa University in the Muchinga Province capital, will

Chinsali chiefs want Lungu to continue

JACK ZIMBA, Chinsali SIX chiefs in Chinsali district of Muchinga Province have pledged to support President Lungu in the forthcoming general elections because of his experience and commendable work he has done. The six traditional leaders, who met President Lungu at TAZAMA Guest House here on Wednesday, are Senior Chief Nkula and chiefs Nkweto, Chibesakunda,

PF, UPND agree terms

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka THE Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) have signed an agreement not to use state resources for campaigns, Electoral Commission of Zambia public relations manager Crispin Akufuna has said. The agreement was signed after a national conflict management committee meeting held on July 27. Mr Akufuna said

Geingob arrives today

CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Lusaka NAMIBIAN President Hage Geingob is today expected in Zambia for a two-day official working visit. Dr Geingob is scheduled to grace the official opening of this year’s Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show on Saturday under the theme: “Managing the Environment for Growth.” Ministry of Foreign Affairs public relations officer Dorcas Chileshe said

Sundowns coach hails Zesco United

ALEX NJOVU, MULWANDA LUPIYA, Lusaka, Ndola MAMELODI Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has hailed Zesco United’s impressive run in the CAF Champions League. Sundowns have qualified for the Champions League semi-finals following their 1-0 win over Egyptian giants Zamalek on Wednesday while Zesco are second in Group A with seven points at par with leaders Wydad

State to sell old houses Wina

NANCY SIAME, Mumbwa VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina says Government is currently taking stock of all its old housing units in readiness for sale to the public. Mrs Wina said officers are already on the ground to ascertain the state of the houses and advise how best they can be sold. She said this yesterday when she

Inflation rate drops CSO

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka ZAMBIA’S annual inflation rate has yet again recorded a drop, reducing by 0.8 percent point on the back of a decrease in prices of selected food items and services. Central Statistical Office (CSO) director of census and statistics John Kalumbi said inflation dropped from 21 percent in June to 20.2 percent in