Archive | March, 2015

Legalising Dagga

  Every day our “illustrious” Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) pounces on villagers growing dagga, hauls them to court and some are sentenced to lengthy prison terms for the offence. Go to any prison in Zambia and you will find convicts serving time for offences related to dagga and yet if you go further in the […]

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Zambian Judokas mint 19 medals in Swaziland

  ZAMBIA scooped first position at the just ended Southern African Judo Confederation regional championship in Swaziland after bagging 19 medals. Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) vice secretary Mabvuto N’guni said Zambia won 14 gold, four silver and one bronze medal at the two-day championship that ended on Sunday. N’guni said the association had sent a […]

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Kamanga chases FAZ presidency

  FOOTBALL administrator Andrew Kamanga has declared interest to contest the FAZ presidency at the elective annual general meeting in 2016. Kamanga will be challenging Kalusha Bwalya who will be re-contesting his position for a third term of office. He made the announcement during a Radio Phoenix talk show which effectively gives the incumbent Bwalya […]

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Zambia’s edible oil sector needs support

  THERE is need for  a coherent programme to support small holder farmers in the edible oil sector to improve their farming efficiency and access to markets, says the Edible Oil Refiners Association consultant Aubrey Chibumba. Mr Chibumba said oilseed crops could increase the farmers’ revenues if the small holder scheme produced efficiently and obtain […]

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Multi-million tourism university coming

  GOVERNMENT plans to construct a multi-million Kwacha tourism university in Livingstone, says  Tourism Minister Jean Kapata. Ms Kapata said Government through her ministry has already identified a piece of land for the project in the tourist capital. She said her ministry and the Hospitality Training Institute (HTTI) have advanced preparations for the project. ZANIS […]

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Farmers doubt 2015 bumper maize harvest

  FARMERS are doubtful about Zambia producing a bumper maize harvest this year because of the drought which has hit several parts of the country. But the farmers have squarely put the blame on the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) for delaying payments which made them plant late. Small-scale farmers representative in Nakonde, Mr Golden Mutale, […]

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Zambia headed for electricity deficit

  Zambia could be headed for a serious electricity deficit because of low water levels at Itezhi-Tezhi reservoir and Kariba Dam following the shortened period of rainfall this season. ZESCO spokesperson Henry Kapata confirmed that due to low water levels at sources of power generation the company  has a big challenge. The matter may have […]

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Parliament mute on Kaingu

  PARLIAMENT says it cannot comment on the controversy surrounding Education Minister Michael Kaingu and Namwala MP Moono Lubezhi because the matter was being investigated by an appropriate committee on privileges. According to the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly, Parliament would only respond after the committee completed its work. The official said […]

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Lungu, Xi confer in Beijing

  PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping yesterday held bilateral talks which culminated into the Zambia securing US$130 million, part of which will be invested in the construction of communication towers across the country. Mr Lungu and Mr Jinping yesterday signed two bilateral agreements which saw Zambia secure US$65 million and US$70 […]

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ZCM backs 2014 mine tax fiscal regime

  MINING companies have called on the Government to reinstate the 2014 fiscal regime on mine taxes while a more amicable regime is being negotiated. Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) president Jackson Sikamo said if reinstated the 2014 fiscal regime would encourage investment in the mining sector for sustainability of the industry and security of […]

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