Orphans prodded to work hard in class

CHILDREN in orphanages should work extra hard at school to better their future, says Grand Corporate Business Consultants (GCBC) executive director Charles Mulenga. Mr. Mulenga encouraged the girls especially to work hard in their skills training as they were the leaders of tomorrow. He said this when his organization donated

Kozo Lodge rises from ashes as Oasis Spar of Choma

THE formerly Kozo Lodge belonging to former Higher Education minister Michael Kaingu in Choma  which was burnt to ashes, is re-opening soon as Oasis Spar to provide a business environment that will attract both locals and international tourists. Oasis Spar manager Iris Kaingu said since 2001 Kozo Lodge had been providing

Prayer key to healing hateful hearts – First Lady

PRAYERS is key to softening and healing the hearts of those with hatred and ill intention against Zambia and its leadership, First Lady Esther Lungu has said. And the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Reverend Makaiko Banda has appealed to Zambians never to give up because without the love

Sale of Zamtel not IMF condition-State

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THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has not given the sale of Zamtel as one of the conditions for the Fund’s bail out and Zambians should ignore social media gossip and speculation that the Zambian government has been forced to offload the telecommunications company, Transport and Communication Minister Brian Mushimba has

LCC surrenders parking spaces to Parkrite

PUBLIC parking places in the Central Business District of Lusaka (CBD) which are officially managed by the Lusaka City Council have been given to a private company, Parkrite Zambia Limited which is going to introduce a paid parking system to the general public. According to an advertisement running on social media,

Ndola’s Chichele squatters to give way to new airport

  GOVERNMENT is facing a challenge to relocate more than 200 settlers from the Chichele forest area which is earmarked for the construction of the new Copperbelt international airport in Ndola, says provincial permanent sectary Reverend Howard Sikwela. Speaking in Ndola when Minister of Transport and Communication Brian Mushimba paid a courtesy

Airtel promotes ICT in rural schools

  IT IS important to provide pupils with relevant and contemporary experiences that allows them to successfully engage with technology and prepare them for life after school, says Kasama Airtel zonal business manager Mayimbo Kalengo. Mr Kalengo said as technology was becoming more part of culture, it was important that pupils

1,720 NAREP members melt  into PF

  MORE than 1,720 National Restoration Party (NAREP) members led by party secretary general Mabvuto Mwanza yesterday officially defected to the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), citing inconsistent leadership by NAREP president Elias Chipimo. The entire Eastern, Southern, Northern provinces and Chongwe district executive have resigned from NAREP and were now Patriotic Front

Tribunal orders ZRA refund coffee farm

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  ZAMBIA Revenue Authority (ZRA) has been ordered to pay a refund of over K13,000 on Value Added Tax to Balmoral Farms Limited. According to a ruling delivered by the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT), ZRA had disallowed a VAT refund to the farm for coffee exported on its behalf by the

State orders crack down on land grabbers

  ALL illegal structures irrespective of their nature across the county will in the next 15 days be demolished, Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Jean Kapata has announced. And Ms Kapata has warned that anyone who will be found trespassing on land that did not belong to them would be