Richard Katebe

The Ardent Soccer Fan

Have you ever been kicked in the back before, by the man sitting a rung above you in a football stadium when a player on the pitch is about to shoot at goal? Watching soccer in the stadium or on T.V at a local pub can be so much fun, not so much for the…

Talking Football Terminology

Photo by Steindy (Wikipedia)   Last week I was watching the African cup of nations match between Zambia and Sudan in a local pub. I was sitting next to a gentleman, who seemed not to know anything about soccer, despite him wearing a replica jersey of the Zambia national team. I did not have time…

Testing for HIV Before Marriage

Many efforts have been made by different organizations that fight the scourge of HIV and AIDS to sensitize people, of the need to take an HIV test in order to know their status. Such efforts have been met with mixed responses from the public. Some have chosen to be tested while others have not, due…

Dreams Come True

From humble beginnings At number 27 Kanyanta Street in Kitwe’s Martindale area just opposite Airtel main office, is a private school called Jacky Christian Academy. The school has classes from baby class up to grade 7.The school also offers free computer lessons to all its pupils. There is also a school bus which does the…

The Black Dollar Fortune

Fred Chirwa (not his real name) had just retired from a full time job as a locomotive driver at Zambia railways in Kitwe. He got his retirement package of Fifty five million Zambian kwacha (K55, 000,000).   The separation package that he was paid was a net balance after the company deducted the amount for…

Street Vending in Kitwe

“MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET “ BY RICHARD KATEBE:     The change of government from the ruling MMD to Patriotic front has brought about a lot of expectations from the ordinary Zambian.   The general population is expecting to begin to see changes that would bring more money in their pockets as promised by…

The Youngest Mayor of Kitwe

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Young Men In Influential Leadership Positions   . .   On 20th September, 2011, Zambia held presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. A new government was elected into office when the opposition party, the Patriotic Front  won and its presidential candidate; Michael Chilufya Sata became the fifth republican president. The peaceful manner in which power was…

How Much Are Your Assets Really Worth?

Everyone wants to own property. Some people own property for prestige. Others own property for sentimental reasons, while others own property for economic and commercial reasons. Irrespective of what ever reason that we own property, how much do we know the true worth of our property?   People  and business have sold or bought immovable…

Why Business Partnerships Fail

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Partnership in business may be defined as;” the union of 2 or more persons, but not  exceeding 20,which occurs by putting together  their skills, money ,equipment, or any other assets in a joint business venture with a view to make a profit and to share  profits or loss in certain agreed proportions.” In this article…

Paternity Issues In Zambian Culture

FATHERHOOD If a law was passed for mandatory paternity tests to be done for all living Zambian children, do you know that it could affect the relationship between a father, his children and their mother forever? Did you know that the child you believe is yours might not be your biological child at all? Do…