Category: Sustainable Development

Zambian children demand inclusion during the consultation stage of CDF projects


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By Samuel Mbewe in Lusaka As most stakeholders commends the new dawn administration for increasing the Constituency Development Fund – CDF- from K1.6 million in 2021 to 30.6 million in 2024 which has seen the implementation of various projects in rural settings, children have demanded for inclusion during the consultation stage of these projects. According to Research Gate publication, children are important stakeholder group as they constitute 34% of the world’s citizens, and their actions will determine our collective future. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) created a consensus that children’s views must be taken...

PROTECT AFRICAN CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL “KIDDIE PACKS” TOBACCO, SAYS ATCA


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PROTECT AFRICAN CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL “KIDDIE PACKS” TOBACCO, SAYS ATCA July 7, 2024 ….Lusaka Globally, public health promotion has constantly come under pressure due to an array of harmful activities such as tobacco consumption which puts at risk millions of lives, especially those of children who are now targeted by “Kiddies Packs”, a new form of cigarette packaging aimed at attracting young ones, FRANCIS LUNGU reports. This has caused 60 tobacco control advocates representing 54 organisations from 25 African countries, Zambia inclusive, to appeal to the government of Pakistan to refuse the alleged push by the British American Tobacco (BAT)...

“TI-Z’s Raymond Mutale seeks Financial Transparency in Zambia’s Political Party finaning” …as ZCID’s Doreen Njovu Calls for Financial Reform”


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By Derrick Sinjela Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) Acting Executive Director Raymond Mutale spoke at a validation meeting on political party and campaign financing regulation. The Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) Executive Director, Ms. Doreen Njovu, delivered a keynote speech at a plenary workshop on political party and campaign finance regulation. Ms. Njovu expressed gratitude to stakeholders and political parties for their participation in the technical meeting, which aimed to analyze the regulatory landscape and develop legislative recommendations. Mr. Mutale expressed delight to address the issue, which is gaining global attention. Substantively serving as TI-Z Programmes Manager, Mutale emphasized that...

Zambian forest reserve rebounds with a little assistance


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By Ryan Truscott on 20 June 2024 Conservationists and farmers have restored large parts of a forest reserve in Zambia in just four years through natural regeneration. The Katanino Forest Reserve had lost more than 58% of its forest cover by 2019, when dozens of families living inside it and cutting trees to make charcoal were finally evicted by state officials. A restoration project launched that same year by conservation group WeForest and local partners has used assisted natural regeneration, a light-touch forest restoration method, to grow back more than 500 hectares (1,240 acres) of the reserve’s tree cover. The...

Costa Mwansa applauds Muvi TV


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By Joel Mwanza, Where it all began……MUVI TV 21 years of private TV broadcast at a time when state broadcasting was the NORM. Kudos to the vision of Steve Nyirenda. The fruits of Angel Phiri and the team can be seen all over Zambia’s TV landscape. Happy 21 years, Muvi TV. We Salute Che Mutale, Frank Sibbuku, Alister Sibbuku, Gerald Singwa, Metrix Chipeta, Chris Mongri Zulu, Henry Joe Sakala, Augustine Paul Lungu, Mutolo Mwamba, Mutinta Chiseko, Chibesa Ngwira, Pamela Lishika, Mubanga Mulenga, Mabvuto Phiri, Kennedy Phiri, Allan Mtonga and the whole team Eddie Lover. Be the first to like. Like...

“Majesty Meets Mining: Queen Nkandu Makili Beltz Mungusa Takes Copper to the World Center Stage”

“Majesty Meets Mining: Queen Nkandu Makili Beltz Mungusa Takes Copper to the World Center Stage”


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“Majesty Meets Mining: Queen Nkandu Makili Beltz Mungusa Takes Copper to the World Center Stage” By Derrick Sinjela QUEEN Nkandu Beltz, Managing Director of Beltz Mining Limited, has been nominated to speak at the Copper to the World 2024 Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide, Southern Australia. The conference, which will be held from June 18 to 19, 2024, will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, innovation sessions, and an exhibition showcasing project opportunities and ground-breaking innovations. Ms. Beltz will share her insights on the global copper market and her company’s contributions to the industry alongside Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia, Elias...

The Youth of Zambia, Inheriting Uncertainty or Opportunity?


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The Youth of Zambia, Inheriting Uncertainty or Opportunity? Written by Lawrence Nacidze, B.A Economics with business administration, A research fellow at Impact Center for Policy and Research. In Zambia, a nation’s pulse is measured by the rhythm of its youth. They stand at a crossroads between uncertainty and opportunity. The land beneath their feet, a symbol of potential, is mired in policies that often fail to address their needs. Zambia’s youth, vibrant and eager, are the backbone of tomorrow’s society. But the land, their most valuable asset, is entangled in a web of outdated policies and practices. The National Lands...

Economic factors facing tough challenging situations, triggering price growth upwards!


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By Kelvin Chisanga Life generally is getting on relatively tougher situations with many opposing ends sitting right on the fence, acting as relatively “bad economic effects” or we can call them as “offsetting balances” opposing growth trajectory as can be seen from the current prevailing economic fronts where we are seriously witnessing key fundamentals taking a different supply and demand dimensions, following some dramatic events as observed in most key commodities and fundamental factors such as in fuel, forex, essential staple foods as well as in energy sector, as these are now forming a serious stage of firestorm most likely...

ICT: ‘AfCTA’s Digital Trade Forum Comes to Zambia


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ICT: ‘AfCTA’s Digital Trade Forum Comes to Zambia …… “digital technologies for barrier free-trading environment’ 5 June. Lusaka (Zambia Informer) ——-AS Africa transcends into a digital environment, devoid of trade barriers, Zambia has joined like-minded architectures of the new world order through the Vision 2064. June 20-22, all the 54 countries on the continent converge in Zambia for the first-ever, Digital Trade Forum under the to jointly harness and endorse the call for transparent and digitally driven intra trade, but downplayed by many interest ground and costing the continent millions of revenue because of artificial human and technical barriers. The...

Zambia’s drought situation poises with potential cascading effects on health!


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By Kelvin Chisanga Zambia is earmarked to face a number of bad elements among them are the many key factors bordering strongly even on health threats such as water and sanitation challenges which may bleed along side effects with much higher risk of having some infectious diseases like cholera, diarrhoea and acute respiratory conditions. The current scenario seen so far in the prevailing economic conditions have shown strong signs, following the drought experiences which is something that has poised highly with so much insurmountable aspects of challenges on the table, and this calls for models of engagements on tackling with...

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