“University of Zambia aims at self-sustainability” …establishes UNZA holdings Limited (UNZA -IH) Wednesday 14th May, 2020
*University of Zambia*
Department of Comm. and Marketing
*UNZA aims at self-sustainability*
…_establishes UNZA holdings Limited_
*14th May, 2020* -The University of Zambia (UNZA) in a bid to maximize its potential and attain self-sustainability has set up a holding company registered with PACRA as UNZA Holdings Limited to work as an umbrella for all business ventures at the institution.
The University in addition to its teaching and learning, research and community service mandate operates various business entities that include; Liempe Farm, Marshlands Village, UNZA Printer, UNZA Clinic, and a 40,000 metric ton per day capacity maize milling and processing plant housed at Liempe Farm.
Another milestone for UNZA is the establishment of the Agriculture Training and Demonstration Centre (ATDC) at Liempe farm. This Centre was built under the auspices of the China –Zambia Cooperation and it is being implemented through collaboration between Jilin Agricultural University of China on behalf of the Chinese Government and the University of Zambia on behalf of the Zambian government respectively.
The Centre’s mandate is to promote activities aimed at meeting the increasing demand for agriculture products through the provision of new and improved technologies in agriculture.
In addition to being a centre of excellence in research on agricultural technologies, ATDC is also a commercial farm where currently fish, village chicken, mushroom, and crop farming are underway.
Please find below a package outlining the recent visit by the UNZA Caretaker Committee to the various business ventures. The visit was led by the Chairperson of Caretaker Committee, Ms. Namucana Musiwa.
*Brenda Bukowa (PhD)*
A/Head – Communication and Marketing
University of Zambia (UNZA)