Fast Internet Project Set In Motion

Premier Telecoms Zambia Limited (PTZ) has started installing its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) service to enable businesses and residents to access fast and cheap broadband internet services. The US$60 million countrywide project is being piloted in Lusaka, with a target to reach 3,000 premises in the suburbs of the capital city by the end […]

Government Warns Farmers To Stop Giving ARVs To Chickens

Government Warns Farmers To Stop Giving ARVs To Chickens

Government  has warned poultry farmers in the habit of using human antibiotics and anti-retroviral (ART) drugs to treat and boost the growth of their birds that they risk being arrested and prosecuted if caught. Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Kampamba Chewe told Parliament yesterday that using antibiotics in chickens has detrimental effects not only in […]

Bandit To Hang For Shoplifting, Supreme Court Insists

Bandit To Hang For Shoplifting, Supreme Court Insists

The Supreme Court has refused to reverse a death sentence imposed on a man for stealing K1,000 cash and gaming coins from a gambling machine. On November 24, 2015, Anania Tembo was found guilty of aggravated robbery and subsequently sentenced to death by the Lusaka High Court. He appealed to the Supreme Court against his […]

Cabinet Ponders Sexual Rights Gaps’

In accelerated  efforts to end child marriages, President Edgar Lungu says Cabinet is considering harmonising the law to seal gaps in sexual rights and marriage. For instance, the legal age to consent to sex is 16, while the legal age for marriage is 18. And traditional leaders have asked Government to revise upwards the age […]

ZAMPOST Workers Close Post Offices Over Unpaid Salaries

ZAMPOST Workers Close Post Offices Over Unpaid Salaries

ZAMPOST workers in Livingstone yesterday closed the postal office in protest against non-payment of salaries for five months, paralysing operations of other institutions that operate from the institution. Meanwhile, Judiciary and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (JAWUZ) president Peter Mwale says the Ministry of Labour is very useless. A check by The Mast found some […]

Zambia Launches First Electric Cars

Zambia Launches First Electric Cars

Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska says the launch of Electric Utility vehicles in Zambia, will stimulate the country’s industrialisation drive. Dr Msiska says this will also promote, government’s fundamentals of creating a Green Economy. He says the introduction of electric vehicles will help reduce on the carbon emissions and contribute to the fight against climate […]

2018 Grade 9 ECZ Examinations Marking Completed

2018 Grade 9 ECZ Examinations Marking Completed

The mal practice marred 2018 grade 9 Examinations Council of Zambia exams have been completed. Zambians await the result following the leakages that rocked the papers. Issues of moderation have been raised and it is expected to be enforced. A check by Tumfweko revealed that the marking which started on Sunday was completed on Thursday […]

Global Crude Oil Price Rises

Global Crude Oil Price Rises

THE price of global crude oil has continued to fluctuate, signalling that Zambia should consider hedging against price shocks to cushion the impact on the economy. Zanaco Bank head of research Patrick Chileshe said the current 60-day procurement cycle disadvantages the country in an event of a price reduction, hence the need to consider hedging […]

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