Category: Business

CONSTRUCTION WORKS OF THE FIRST EVER GIRLS BOARDING SCHOOL IN CHIEF TEMBWE, CHAMA DISTRICT, REACHES ADVANCED STAGE

By White Luhanga The Construction works of St Mary Anglican Girls Secondary Boarding School by Anglican Church in Chief Tembwe, Chama District of Eastern province, have advanced. Anglican Children’s Programme Project (ACPP) Director Father Jack Jones Katete says already a 1×4 classroom block and some offices for the administrators have been constructed at the school. Father Katete says so far works have reached above ninety percent (90%) completion and are ready to be used by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with the Anglican Church. Fr. Katete says the school will have hostels accommodating 1000 pupils with toilets for...

Ministry of Agriculture Urges Responsible Use of Government Agriculture Loans in Samfya District

Ministry of Agriculture Urges Responsible Use of Government Agriculture Loans in Samfya District

BY CEASAR MBEWE Samfya, Luapula Province— The Ministry of Agriculture in Samfya District, Luapula Province, has emphasized the importance of responsible utilization of government agriculture loans, known as the credit window, to benefit farmers in the area. He said this when he featured on Radio BANGWELA. Speaking on the matter, the District Marketing Development Officer (DMDO), Mr. Simon Sarenje, urged farmers to adhere to the correct procedures to access these crucial government support initiatives. Mr. Sarenje emphasized: “We advise all those interested in these government agriculture loans to follow the right process and to visit agriculture offices for further information”....

Chifunabuli District Strengthens Fight Against Fall Army Worms

Chifunabuli District Strengthens Fight Against Fall Army Worms

By Ceasar Mbewe In an effort to safeguard the agricultural landscape in Chifunabuli district, under the Ministry of Agriculture in Luapula province, officials have intensified fall army worm training for both officers and farmers. Speaking exclusively to NAIS, Chifunabuli Senior Agriculture Officer, Mr. Greenford Musonda, highlighted the training’s focus on crucial aspects such as identifying the larvae, proper handling of chemicals, and overall preparedness. “We are here to emphasize the importance of this training because army worms pose a serious threat to food security,” stressed the Senior Agriculture Officer. Ms Chimanda Prudence, one of the officers in attendance, deemed the...

Captain Derrick F. Luembe is Civil Aviation Authority Board (CAA – Zambia) Director General

LUSAKA, Friday 12th January 2024. In a significant move, the Civil Aviation Authority Board has appointed Captain Derrick F. Luembe as the new Director General of CAA. With over 25 years of experience in aviation, Captain Luembe is poised to lead Zambia’s aviation industry through the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) audit in 2024. His extensive background in both private and public sectors, along with international exposure, positions him as a visionary leader to drive growth and development. The Board expresses confidence that Captain Luembe will build on past successes, elevating Zambia’s aviation sector to new heights.

Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards Announces Revamped Award Categories and Invites Entries for its 10th Edition

By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the continent’s prestigious event, which recognises excellence in the African film industry, is gearing up for its milestone tenth edition this year (2025). Following a captivating three-day ninth edition in 2023, the awards organisers, MultiChoice Nigeria and Africa Magic, are preparing to honour and celebrate the best of African film talent in a grand ceremony later this year. In anticipation of this landmark edition, MultiChoice Nigeria and Africa Magic are extending a call to all African filmmakers to submit their films publicly exhibited or broadcast between Thursday,...

Zambia: Incessant Calls for Barotseland Independence

Zambia: Incessant Calls for Barotseland Independence By Henry Kyambalesa January 19, 2024 (Friday) 1. Introduction: In this article, I wish to comment on incessant calls by the Barotse Freedom Movement (BFM), the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), the Barotseland National Council (BNC), and the Movement for the Restoration of the Barotse Agreement (MOREBA) intended to secure the secession of Weste¬rn Province from the Republic of Zambia. Advocacy for secession by any segment of the citizenry is, indeed, a thorny, complex and unpleasant issue for our beloved country. But like all other serious national issues facing us, we need to summon our...

JACK JACOB MWIIMBU TAGS NATIONAL REFUGEES POLICY AS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO REFUGEE CHALLENGES IN ZAMBIA

By Hellen Bwalya 19/01/24 Minister of Home Affairs and International Securities Jacob Jack Mwiimbu says the Zambian Government continues to take strides in contributing to the fight against post-displacements to persons all over the world. Serving as United Party for National Development (UPND) Monze Central Member of Parliament (MP), in the Southern Province, Mwiimbu says Zambia has a history of hosting refugees that dates as far back as 1940, an open door policy seen by a surge in the number of refugees seeking asylum. Launching the National Refugee Policy and Implementation Plan; at Lusaka’s New Government Complex on Independence Avenue,...

Zambia’s ‘Fraudulent Elections’ worry Socialist Party – Zambia

FRAUDULENT BY-ELECTIONS The by-elections that are being held by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) are nothing but a fraud, a waste of money and time. We have been participating in these by-elections since 2021 and experiencing the same violent and fraudulent conduct by the United Party for National Development (UPND), which the ECZ and police don’t seem to be able to do anything meaningful about. We have been victims of UPND violence in most of these by-elections, but we, the victims, have ended up being arrested and detained by police but never prosecuted. We have reported many incidents of...

AIRTEL INJECTS K1MILLION TOWARDS CHOLERA FIGHT

    AIRTEL INJECTS K1MILLION TOWARDS CHOLERA FIGHT As part of it’s Corporate Social Responsibility, Airtel Networks Zambia has donated K1 million to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) through the Ministry of Health in the fight against Cholera. Speaking on behalf of Airtel Interim Managing Director, Hussam Baday, at the National Cholera Treatment Center at Heroes stadium in Lusaka, company’s human resource director, Bwembya Chikonde expressed concern and sadness at the emergence of Cholera and the loss of lives. Chikonde said her company was joining in the fight against the epidemic that has broken out in some parts...

Livingstone Watchperson Konino Chirwa testifies in land dispute

By CHALI MULENGA Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia A Watchperson at Maramba Cultural Village has told the Livingstone Magistrate Court that he was concerned when he heard people speaking at the plot next his work place and decided to find out. This is in a case where Israel Mushoke, Shah Jayendra Kumar Chianglal, and Lata Jehendra Shah, are facing three charges, ranging from procuring execution of documents by false pretence to criminal trespass. It is alleged that the trio, along with unidentified accomplices, allegedly engaged in a scheme between Saturday, January 1, 2022, and Thursday, June 30, 2022. Operating in Livingstone,...

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