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Chief Kabinga appeals for electricity

  Kanchibiya, April 12, 2023, ZANIS—Chief Kabinga of the Bisa people in Kanchibiya District in Muchinga Province has appealed to the government to connect his chiefdom to the national hydro-electricity grid. The chief has bemoaned the lack of electricity connection to Kabinga chiefdom as a sad development. He expressed concern that he does not understand as to why his chiefdom has remained unconnected to the national electricity grid despite several efforts and appeals made to the responsible offices. He told the Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) in Kanchibiya today that out of the four chiefdoms in Kanchibiya District only...

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES BOOSTS DIGITAL ECONOMY WITH DONATION OF ICT EQUIPMENT TO ICTAZ    

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH PICTURES Thursday, APRIL 12, 2023   ZAMBIAN BREWERIES BOOSTS DIGITAL ECONOMY WITH DONATION OF ICT EQUIPMENT TO ICTAZ LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambia expects to achieve a digital economy which will be highly dependent on information technology. According to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO): “To be smart, the digital revolution will need to be inclusive.” ICT has been integrated into the 8th National Development Plan that is set to bring the nation closer to realising Vision 2030- for Zambia to become a prosperous middle-income nation. Therefore, enhancement of digital skills has been...

CHOMA COUNCIL CLOSES 100 UNAUTHORIZED DRINKING PLACES

CHOMA Municipal Council has closed 100 Shebeens that have been operating within residential areas of the district. Choma Municipal Council Health Committee Chairperson Flanery Musika stated that all the 100 Shebeens were closed during separate council operations in the first quarter of this year. ZANIS reports that Mr. Musika disclosed during a full Council meeting that 12 people have been taken to court for illegal running of beer drinking places. He noted that action to close illegal drinking places is meant to bring sanity to the district, adding that the Council will continue to work towards this goal. And Council...

Commonwealth finance ministers call for systemic reform of global financial architecture

Commonwealth finance ministers call for systemic reform of global financial architecture Saturday, 15th April 2023 For immediate release Finance ministers from various Commonwealth countries have called for a systemic reform of the global financial architecture to enhance access to development financing for vulnerable countries Their collective call for reform came at the Commonwealth Finance Ministers High-Level Working Group Meeting in Washington D.C. on 14 April 2023. At the inaugural Commonwealth Finance Ministers High-Level Working Group Meeting held on the margins of the 2023 World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings, finance ministers discussed national fiscal policies, measures...

PROFLIGHT OVERTAKES SOUTH AFRICA ON LUSAKA-JOBURG FLIGHTS 

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH PICTURES APRIL 12, 2023   PROFLIGHT OVERTAKES SOUTH AFRICA ON LUSAKA-JOBURG FLIGHTS   LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Proflight Zambia has boosted capacity on its Lusaka-Johannesburg service, resulting in the route between the two cities having more Zambian operated flights than South African ones. Proflight has increased the frequency of its flights to three times a day and is introducing a 126-seat 737-500 aircraft to its fleet to meet demand. The airline will commence the three daily flights seven days a week from April and the addition of the leased 737-500 aircraft from African Charter Airline of...

Emirates shares an ‘eggstravaganza’ of Easter treats this April

Emirates shares an ‘eggstravaganza’ of Easter treats this April Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2023: Honouring Easter festivities this April, Emirates is celebrating with traditional lamb dishes in the lounges, baskets of warm hot cross buns served onboard, sweet surprises for kids, and an array of new family-friendly movies on ice. From 7-10 April, Emirates passengers flying in every travel class to select routes including Australia, USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Brazil, Philippines, South Africa, Mauritius, and Ghana, will enjoy a sumptuous selection of Easter treats onboard. Economy Class passengers will be offered a warm hot cross bun with their meal, or a delicious...

Kagem renews Zambian Carnivore Programme partnership for 5 years

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITH PICTURES 14 APRIL, 2023 Kagem renews Zambian Carnivore Programme partnership for 5 years LUFWANYAMA, ZAMBIA – Kagem Mining is proud to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) for a further five years. This new round of USD 250,000 funding – USD 50,000 per year – underscores the commitment of Kagem and its parent company, Gemfields, to supporting the wildlife-based economy and conservation efforts in Zambia, which is the host country of the Lufwanyama-based mine. Kagem is thought to be the world’s single largest-producing emerald mine, and it has...

Mkushi women empowered

Mkushi, April 14, 2023, ZANIS—Government has empowered women in Mkushi district, in Central province, with soft loans under the village bank scheme. Mkushi District Community Development Officer Priscilla Mangowani has disclosed to ZANIS that 175 women entrepreneurs have received loans under the department’s village bank loan scheme, within a period of 12 months. Mrs. Mangowani notes that the beneficiaries are mainly from Mkushi Central, Chalata and Nkumbi community development sub-centers. She says that although the principal loans involved varied amongst the beneficiaries, K80, 000 was the gross amount funded towards catering for the beneficiaries on the programme. She said that...

Met to put up weather stations-Chinsali

Met to put up weather stations-Chinsali

Chinsali, April 14, 2023, ZANIS—The Department of Meteorology in Muchinga Province is set to install automated weather stations across the region. Muchinga Province Assistant Meteorological Technician Helga Luhanga says the department has embarked on a project to install automated weather stations in a bid to have a wider scale of weather information in the region. She told ZANIS in an interview in Chinsali today, that so far only Chinsali district has an operational automated weather station installed, adding that this will now be spread to the rest of the province. Ms. Luhanga stated that the project also aims at increasing...

GEWEL Project improving people’s lives- Mainga Kabika

Lusaka, April 13th 2023 ZANIS—Government says it is optimistic that the implementation of the Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood (GEWEL) Project will assist in addressing challenges faced by women and girls. Gender Division Permanent Secretary, Mainga Kabika says women and girls have continued to be marginalized in the economic, political, cultural and social development process of national development. Ms Kabika notes that the GEWEL project aims to increase access to livelihood support for women and access to secondary education for disadvantaged adolescent’s girls in extremely poor households in selected districts. ZANIS reports that the PS said this today when she paid a...

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