Richard Katebe

Mutondo House, Then and Now

KITWE CHANGES What is Mutondo house now? Just in between the Kitwe Civic centre and ZIBSIP College, is a two-storey building laced with copper rails around its entrance. If you go further inside you would notice that all door handles are made of pure copper. Mutondo house was the name of this massive former ZCCM…

Kitwe Soccer Legends – Jericho Shinde

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A Meeting With Jericho Shinde   One of Zambia’s most creative Midfielders of the 1980’s, Jericho Shinde lives a quiet life now after having coaching stints at Nkana, Kabwe Warriors and Kalulushi Modern Stars. This writer caught up with Jericho at a restaurant in Kitwe’s heavy industrial area. The place used to be a post…

Down Memory Lane – Kingston Bookshop, Kitwe

Kitwe City Square-North East view-KitweOnLine

What is where Kingston Bookshop was? Kitwe changes. If you have been gone from Kitwe for over 17 years now, you will find some places have changed their names. Other places have not just changed names and ownership, but also their structural outlook. Do you remember Kingston? Kingston was one of largest distributor of Books…

Kitwe Bus and Taxi Fares – 2014

Volvo 9900 coach bus

  The following are revised prices to reflect the recent rebasing of the Zambian currency. The new currency is basically three zeros less than the old currency (K1,000 is now K1). The fares are usually adjusted as indicated below, whenever there is an upward movement in the price of fuel: Minibus fares      …

Bridging Kitwe Communities

Nkana East - Ndeke Village Bridge_Kitwe

Nkana East and Ndeke Village communities have always lived apart yet the distance between the two communities is a mere one kilo metre and six hundred metres. The communities are separated by the railway line and two streams. One stream runs close to houses along Mwenda Street from the foot of the tailings dam in…

Kitwe Public Library Receives Book Donations

Kitwe Public Library

Kitwe online has donated assorted books and Road safety instruction videos worth thousands of Kwacha to Kitwe City Council Public Library at the City Square. The books were formally presented to the Librarian by this writer on behalf of the KitweOnline Management on 13th June, 2013. Mr Simon Nkhoma, the Chief Librarian received the books…

Scramble for Zambia’s Last Home Match Tickets

Richard Katebe - Kitweonline

FOOTBALL Kitwe city centre came to a stand- still, when match tickets for the Brazil 2014 world cup Qualifier between Zambia and Sudan went on sale for the first time this morning at Kitwe main post office. Thousands of Kitwe soccer fans converged at the car parking area around the main post office to queue…

Zambia Held in Maseru

FOOTBALL   Ten-man Zambia were held to a one all draw against hosts Lesthoto, in a group C World Cup group phase qualifier. In-form Orlando Pirates striker, Collins Mbesuma gave the Zambians the headed lead in the 69th minute from an Isaac Chansa corner kick. The former African champions failed to impose their game on…

Can Kitwe Cope With Demand for Burial Sites?

Mining and auxiliary industrial activity has expanded in Kitwe in the recent ten years after privatization of the mines. More and more areas around Kitwe have been opened up for mining. This has, in turn, triggered an inflow of people searching for employment and business opportunities in Kitwe. Prime land, within a radius of 20km,…

Charlie One Internet Cafe

NAME OF INTERNET CAFÉ CHARLIE ONE LOCATION OXFORD ROAD SERVICES OFFERED KWACHA REBASED BROWSING/MINUTE .20NGWEE/MINUTE PRINTING IN BLACK/PAGE KR 1.50 COLOUR PRINTING TEXT/PAGE KR 3.50 COLOUR PRINTING/PHOTOS KR 7 PHOTO COPYING/PAGE 25NGWEE FAXING/PAGE/COPPERBELT KR 5 FAXING/PAGE/OUTSIDE COPPERBELT KR 8 FAXING.PAGE/AFRICA KR 18 FAXING/PAGE/OUTSIDE AFRICA KR 20 PRINTING BUSINESS CARDS KR  10/SHEET OF TEN CARDS DESIGN&PRINTING…