Category: Business

DOREEN MWAMBA IDENTIFIES CHILDREN’S RIGHTS CHAMPION

  By Rainbow Reporter COMMUNITY Development and Social Services (CDSS) Minister Doreen Mwamba is determined to identify a Champion for Children’s rights figure soon. Mrs. Mwamba assured Child Fund Country Director Simba Machingaidze as she paid a courtesy at the CDSS ministerial office pointing out that a Champion for Children’s rights figure will increase visibility of interventions beings implemented to protect young people. Mr. Machingaidze and Programme Director Doris Chirwa expressed concern that for some time now, Zambia has had no notable public figure to actively champion the rights of children. Machingaidze said a Champion figure would play a significant...

Commonwealth trains Zambian staff on management and corruption mitigation measures

  By Angela Kolongo Communications Officer, Communications Division   More than 20 senior leadership and management staff from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Zambia have completed a four-day workshop aimed at equipping them with skills to successfully lead anti-corruption agencies and mitigate corruption both within the organisation and externally.   Convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Zambia, the management and leadership training programme was the first of a series of three, which will see more than 70 personnel from different departments and levels of management benefit from a range of skills including strengthening their...

Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for urgent climate action on Earth Day

By Josephine Latu-Sanft, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat   The Commonwealth Secretary-General (SG) Patricia Scotland Queens Counsel (QC) has called for countries to ramp up action to urgently address key challenges linked to climate change, ocean, land degradation and biodiversity loss.   Dr. Scotland reiterated that a connection between planet and people has never been starker than now, as witnessed by increasing evidence of how human actions and habits impact Earth’s life support systems so profoundly, whether on land, in the ocean or in the atmosphere.   “Every country within our Commonwealth family of nations has been adversely...

U.S. Government Supports Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance to Protect Natural Resources

By Phil Dimon Public Affairs Officer COINCIDING with World Earth Day 2022, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance in collaboration with private sector partners Kashikoto Conservancy Limited and Amatheon AGRI Zambia Limited on Friday, 22nd April, 2022.   Implemented by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and supported with a $10 million grant from USAID, the Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance brings public, private, and civil society actors together with local communities to address threats to biodiversity in and around the eastern side of Zambia’s Kafue National Park.   The Greater Kafue...

INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFERS TO ZAMTEL MOBILE MONEY

  Tuesday, 26th April, 2022 – We wish to inform the public that Zamtel Mobile Money is now able to receive international money transfers from the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, through Remitly. Remitly is a leading international payments company that leverages digital channels, including for mobile payments, to send money internationally. Remitly’s digital platform is a faster, cheaper, and more convenient option for customers to send money across borders. It enables users to make person-to-person money transfers in over 135 countries around the world. Zamtel, through its Mobile Money services arm is delighted to announce this milestone that will enhance the...

Zambia and Bath & Wells mourn the loss of Bishop David Njovu

      By Rainbow Reporter   The Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton was filled with great sadness that to share the news of the passing of the Right Reverend David Njovu, Bishop of the Diocese of Lusaka.   Bishop Ruth moaned, “I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Bishop David’s passing and on behalf of the diocese I have sent our love and prayers. I have fond memories of him from my consecration as Bishop of Taunton and greatly appreciated the very warm welcome and hospitality he extended when I visited Zambia.   “His was...

Access to Information Bill: is this the start of New Dawn summersaults?

  By Nicholas Bwalya It is 20 years since proponents of the Access to Information (ATI) Bill begun their advocacy to have this important law enacted. Governments have come and gone, MMD and PF regimes all leaving the Bill to gather dust on the shelves of the Ministry of Information.   The PF government was even more daring than the MMD because in its manifesto of 2011 to 2016, the party pledged to enact the Bill into law. But as they say the rest is history. In a country that is among the top of the Corruption Perception Index, enacting...

‘We Need a New Crop of Leaders,’ pleads Isaac Able Mwaipopo

  By Isaac Able Mwaipopo Our country needs a new crop of leaders, it needs people who can envision and plan how Zambia can look like in the next 50 years, they need to be leaders who inspire a new order, they need to stimulate our hopes and aspirations to build a great country that creates new opportunities. The majority of potential political leaders we have do not inspire this kind future we desperately need, they are preoccupied discussing the cost of cooking oil, fuel and mealie meal. The ambitions are too small for a big world, they think so...

Protect local firms …as Yango dares Ulendo

  By Isaac Able Mwaipopo In a time like this when a local company is faced with stiff competition, there is great need for appropriate institutions to see how  they can get together and provide adequate support to ensure ULENDO does not close shop, as much as foreign companies may be perceived to be efficient and cheaper, let’s not forget that they externalise all PROFITS, they hardly plough back into the local economy, ULENDO is local, owned by a young Zambian, i would have been happy if there was a way of protecting the infant innovation, may be the Competition...

Zanaco Daily Treasury Newsletter

  Contact the Zanaco Treasury Team: Virginia Mwalilino (0977 561166), Nyangu Mwansa (0977 600228), Mudenda Sikapoto (0977 796025), Nana Mukwiza (0966 745656) ,Roy Mbazima (0977199495), Jibinga Jibinga (0977 836332), Kawang’u Sakuwaha (0972 973318) Landlines: +260-(211)-425 795/425 796/425 798/4257 99/+260 977 915903/+260 961 050352 Local Currency Markets Thursday’s session saw the local currency trade within its newly established range as it continues to battle for support in a dollar strained market. The kwacha made marginal loses to close at K17.4550/17.5050 on the bid and the offer respectively against it opening levels of K K17.4200/17.4700 per dollar. The kwacha is anticipated to...

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