Category: Business

ZCCM Investments Holdings appoints Dr. Ndoba Joseph Vibetti as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

ZCCM INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS APPOINTS DR. NDOBA JOSEPH VIBETTI AS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Saturday, JANUARY 21, 2023 ARNBETHNIC The Board of Directors of ZCCM Investments Holdings has announced the appointment of Dr. Ndoba Joseph Vibetti as the new Chief Executive Officer of ZCCM-IH, effective Wednesday, 1st February, 2023. Dr. Vibetti brings over 35 years of experience in the mining, financial and academic sectors, having spent the majority of his career with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa in various roles. Dr. Vibetti currently serves as a Consulting Dealmaker in IDC South Africa’s Mining & Metals Strategic Business Unit, leading...

Africa Confidential: Zambia’s Seventh President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema (HSH7) faces critical delivery test!

  Africa Confidential: Zambia’s Seventh President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema (HSH7) faces critical delivery test! Wednesday, 18TH JANUARY 2023 Belts are tightening and scepticism is growing about the government’s ability to fulfil its election pledges At the present rate of progress President Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development (UPND) – elected in a landslide by voters fed up with six years of sleaze and chaos under President Edgar Lungu – risks reaching the half-way mark of their five-year term having fulfilled few of their campaign promises. Hichilema’s measured statesmanship and sobriety are a welcome change, but he is...

Lower Zambezi Mining Stop The Insanity, protests UNIP President Bishop Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba!

Lower Zambezi Mining Stop The Insanity, protests UNIP President Bishop Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba! Saturday, 21st January 2023 Press Statement by Bishop Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba President of the United National Independence Party (UNIP) AS President of the United National Independence Party (UNIP) we are issuing this statement concerning the rash and preposterous attempts of Kangaluwi Copper Mine to mine in the Lower Zambezi National Park. We do so because UNIP was the first post Independence Party in power and has for decades been a strong advocate and supporter of wildlife conservation and broader environmental issues. In fact 1964 alongside...

*A new monetary system and a multipolar world. The power of BRICS is growing against the background of the weakening of the hegemony of the United States and the European Union

*A new monetary system and a multipolar world. The power of BRICS is growing against the background of the weakening of the hegemony of the United States and the European Union ANALYSIS… Editorial team * It seems that all the efforts of the US and the West to introduce contradictions between Russia and the BRICS member states, including South Africa, are in vain. The strength of the BRICS is getting stronger. This is evidenced by global trends, including those related to de-dollarization and the decline of US hegemony. Recall that after the end of World War II, the United States...

MoH delivering cost effective drug chain, assures Professor Lackson Kasonka

  MoH delivering cost effective drug chain, assures Professor Lackson Kasonka By Henry Chunza, Saeed Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela Permanent Secretary Technical Services (PS-TS) in the Ministry of Health Professor Lackson Kasonka says Government is committed to the provision of sufficient funding for good quality essential medicines and medical supplies which are professionally, efficiently and cost effectively procured, stored and distributed as close to the family as possible. Officiating at a Thursday 19th – Friday, 20th January, 2023 two-day National Supply Chain Review Meeting (NSCRM) hosted at Mulungushi International Conference Centre Kenneth Kaunda New Wing (MICC-KKNW) in Lusaka, aiming...

140,000 Zambian women and children bring class action suit against mining conglomerate, South African Anglo-American

140,000 Zambian women and children bring class action suit against mining conglomerate, South African Anglo-American By MULEYA CHONGO, SAEED SIMON BANDA, HENRY CHUNZA and DERRICK SINJELA A HEARING is getting underway in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg South Africa to determine whether 140,000 Zambian women and children can bring a class action suit against the mining conglomerate, Anglo-American. The alleged victims, inhabitants of the town of Kabwe, claim they have suffered extreme levels of lead pollution after nearly 50 years of metal mining and smelting operations by the company. Through British and South African the plaintiffs argue that...

President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema deserves serious team support, to achieve power generation game change, Dr.. Nevers Sekwila Mumba dares State House technocrats

President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema deserves serious team support, to achieve power generation game change, Dr.. Nevers Sekwila Mumba dares State House technocrats 🛑ATTENTION‼️ Dr Nevers Sekwila Mumba says THIS COULD BE A SERIOUS GAME CHANGER IF WELL IMPLEMENTED. KUDOS THE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM. HH Writes : Fellow citizens, We have today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a landmark Joint Development Agreement (JDA) between Zambia and the United Arab Emirates, aimed at facilitating massive investment in renewable energy in our country. This MoU and JDA will see ZESCO partner with MASDAR, a key investment...

Nagging electricity power outages making Zambians destitute, laments GLZ’s Lance Sannie

                        By Saeed Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela GENERATION Lead Zambia (GLZ) Media Director Lance Sannie Banda is concerned over the nagging status of power outages in the country. According to a Wednesday, 18th January, 2023 Press Release on ‘The Impact of Load-shedding on The Cost of Living’, Mr. Banda held a view that mostly ongoing power outages affect the overall economic as no one is spared from the staggered 12- hour- black outs implemented by Zesco Limited. As Zambia depends on the hydro power as a means of...

Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) Press Statement Friday, 13th January, 2023

Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) Press Statement Friday, 13th January, 2023 LOAD SHEDDING TO ADVERSELY IMPACT THE MOST VULNERABLE AMIDST THE HIGH COST OF LIVING The cost of living for a family of five as measured by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB) for the month of December 2022 in Lusaka stood at K8,982.82. This reflects a K 415.62 increase from the K8567.2 recorded in November, 2022. The upward movement in the basket is attributed to increased prices in food items such as 4kg onion which...

International Labour Organization (ILO) ADG & RDA Ms. Cynthia Samuel- Olonjuwon dates President Hakainde Hichilema

International Labour Organization (ILO) ADG & RDA Ms. Cynthia Samuel- Olonjuwon dates President Hakainde Hichilema By Malvin Nkhoma, Henry Chunza, Saeed Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela INTERNATIONAL Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General (ADG) and Regional Director for Africa (RDA), Ms. Cynthia Samuel- Olonjuwon arrives in Zambia on Sunday, 15th January, 2023 to attend the annual Retreat for ILO Directors in Africa in Lusaka from Wednesday, 18th to Friday, 20th January, 2023. Prior to the Retreat, convened under the theme: ‘Delivering of the 2019 Abidjan Declaration for ILO constituents in Africa and implementation of the Global Coalition on Social Justice’,...

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