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Zambia’s 0.6% Green Economy Ministry allocation worries ZCCN

  By Derrick Sinjela In as much as we appreciate efforts made by the Zambian government to uplift the welfare of its people and the protection of the environment, Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN) National Coordinator Steven Brown Nyirenda is worried following a meagre 0.6% allocation to Environmental Protection in the 2022 national budget. In a submission signed by ZCCN National Coordinator Steven Brown Nyirenda, leading an eight-person team of activists comprised of Mr. Muketoi Wamunyima (Delegation Lead), Mr Siatwinda M Siatwinda, Mutinta Nketani, Mr. Wesley Litaba, Mr. Patrick Kabanda, Miga Wilfred and Ali Kaunda expressed reservations on Zambia’s capacity...

This year 2022…, Zambia must HEIGHTEN CONVERSATIONS IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

By Veronica Mwaba Chief Executive Officer at Dziwa Science Technology Trust DSaT The clock is ticking! Scientists say between now and 2044 the climate change impact will be devastating. Globally, the food demand will surge due to rising populations by 2050. There is need to create dedicated platforms to remind policy makers and other key stakeholders to put science and technology at the centre of national development. Today, Zambia like any other country in the world is experiencing devastating effects of climate change. Selected crops have not been spared from pests. Food security is threatened. Drought and floods in some...

AICCRA ZAMBIA, GOVT, ZARI & UNIVERSITIES partner

…to scale up research-based climate smart agriculture By Alfonso Kasongo ACCELERATING Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA Zambiais set to partner with the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) and universities countrywide to find science based solutions meant to scale- up climate smart agriculture. AICCRA Zambia, a World Bank backed through International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will soon launch internship partnerships with ZARI, university partnerships and the ministry of agriculture find common ground in seeking solutions. Southern Africa region representative Dr. Inga Jacobs-Mata said the internship partnerships will help to effectively address the challenges of climate smart agriculture in...

Patience pays, MMD’s Fackson Ngoma begs citizens

Fackson Ngoma dancing – Picture by Kwilanzi News Zambia (KNZ) Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD). www.kwilanzinewszambia.com By Esther Munika Mwananshiku Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) New Hope Lusaka District Vice Chairperson Fackson Ngoma has advised members of the public to give the new dawn government more time, citing that it is too early to criticize them or to term them as failures. “As MMD we have decided to work together with the new dawn government and to also give them time because it is the right thing to do,” said Mr. Ngoma. The Vice Chairperson says that New...

Government pays TAZARA Salary Arrears, brags Frank Museba Tayali

… Chambeshi Railway Bridge and Bombwe Bridge repair ready By Ndubi Mvula, Public Relations Officer (PRO) Transport and Logistics Ministry FOLLOWING a directive by President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema, Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Museba Tayali is paying salary arrears owed to Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA) employees. Mr. Tayali is delighted that Government has sourced for funds for the repair works on the damaged Chambeshi Railway Bridge in Kasama, Northern Province and Bombwe Bridge on Mulobezi Railway line in Western Province. Touring Mpika and Kasama, Tayali assured the employees that the financial woes at TAZARA will end as he had engaged...

Dangote Cement crosses the Frontiers

By Davis Mataka Dangote Cement in Ndola has become the largest Zambian exporter of cement and other cement products to the  Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda Zimbabwe and Malawi. The firm has also taken pole- position as the single highest manufacturing sector net contributor of tax in the country. Chief Executive and Country manager Vipul Agrawal said in an interview in Ndola that the $400 million investment plant, the single largest cement industry in the Sadc region was exporting 1/3 of its annual production to the DRC market. He revealed that It was a strategic decision that the plant was...

FNB Zambia 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO Platinum Sponsor cheers Kabanda Lilanda

By Rainbow Business Writer In a practical Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and local entrepreneurial improvement, FNB Zambia Head of Business & Commercial, Kabanda Lilanda confirms earning funding of the 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO slated for Thursday, 5th to Saturday, 7th May, 2022 as a Platinum Sponsor after committing K300,000 towards the PUSH Women’s Network themed: ‘Adopting New Technologies for Climate Responsive Business, Trade and Investment’. Since 2013, when FNB started operating in Zambia, the bank initially established in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1838 has continued to adapt in line with its diverse customers’ changing needs. With an ethos built on...

Rainbow Television Zambia Limited (RTZL) ‘Promoting Diversity in News Coverage’

Rainbow Television Zambia Limited (RTZL) ‘Promoting Diversity in News Coverage’ Derrick Sinjela Executive President Rainbow Television Zambia Limited (RTZL) derricksinjela@gmail.com, sinjela@yahoo.com +260977-199447, +260955-199447 (Whats App) +260969964499/ or *+260 211 266 789 (Landline) New Chilenje, Lusaka www.rainbownewszambia.com   —

MASEBO VOWS TO ADVERTISE 11,200 HEALTH JOBS

By Dingiswayo Zulu, Katete, Eastern Province HEALTH Minister Sylvia Tembo-Masebo says government will in February 2022 start the recruitment process of 11, 200 health personal through placement of advertisements for jobs countrywide. Currently serving as United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance Chongwe Member of Parliament (MP) in Lusaka Province, Ms. Tembo-Masebo says a circular will be released soon and advised health workers on voluntary basis to apply for the jobs. Flanked by St. Francis Senior Medical Superintendant, Lalik Banda, Ms. Tembo-Masebo implored health workers to work hard and improve the delivery of health care. “I am aware of old...

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