Category: Education

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...

Gary Chilala Nkombo launches CDF guidelines

By Esther Munika Mwananshiku and Derrick Sinjela FOLLOWING President Hakainde Hichilema’s decentralisation policy decision, Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister, Gary Chilala Nkombo launched the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Guidelines seeking prudent public resource management and sternly cautioning officers against overpricing contracts. And Secretary to the Treasury (ST), Felix Nkulukusa implored Zambia’s 116 local authorities to prudently and ensure transparency administer CDF fund in all the ten provinces; Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western. Meanwhile, LGRD Ministry Permanent Secretary, Wisdom Bwalya says all council workers’ salaries countrywide have risen by 12 per cent in...

Stakeholder meeting Delimitation sittings in Itezhi-Tezhi district were held from 6th August, 2019 to 9th August, 2019 at Lima Hall

Table of Contents Introduction 2 Date of stakeholder meeting 2 Total attendance and represented organisations 2 District Overview 4 Geography – Surface area, major natural features 4 Surface area 4 Topography 4 Hydrology 5 Vegetation 5 Total population of the district, population above 18, and registered voters 5 Registered voters 6 Rateable value of the District 6 Social Economic activity of the district: 6 Infrastructure and Government institutions 6 Commercial Activities 12 Developmental prospects 16 DELIMITATION SUBMISSION (REPORT) 17 The Submission 17 Overview of the proposed number of constituencies 17 Justifications of the proposal – for each constituency 17 Conclusion...

Indeni refiner in US$250 mln fillip-IDC’s Mateyo Kaluba

  …‘We could not agree on some of the terms’ By Jeff Kapembwa, Zambian Informer Zambia was to spend an initial US$250 million to acquire a hydro clinker component to treat sulphur during production of refined petroleum products at its incapacitated sole Indeni Refinery, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mateyo Kaluba intimated in August 2021. Production at the over 37-year-old refiner has been reduced to 700 metric tons from its 1.1 million installed capacity following years of low maintenance, inconsistent supply of crude oil and investment in the project, resulting in intermittent shutdowns. Output decline prompted Government...

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...

PNUP attends Africa policy brief

By Derrick Sinjela ZAMBIA Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) has elected the Party for National Unity and Progress (PNUP) Highvie Hambulo Hamududu, as the Board Chairperson and Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) National Secretary, Ms. Elizabeth Chitika as Spokesperson. In a Monday, 20th December, 2021 Press Statement, ZCID Executive Director Doreen Njovu- Kabwe says Mr. Hamududu takes over from the Forum for Political Parties (FPP) Chairperson and Golden Party of Zambia (GPZ) Mr. Jackson Silavwe, who served for two consecutive terms. Ms. Njovu- Kabwe thanked Mr. Silavwe for his unwavering leadership, professionalism, assertiveness and hands on approach in building ZCID’s...

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...

New Dawn inputs cheer Best Muyaya

By Auspine Sichoombe, ZANIS  in Chikankata District, Southern Province Munyomezi Ward Councilor in Chikankata Constituency of Southern province Best Muyaya has paid Kudos to the UPND New Dawn Government for timely distributing the 2021-2022 farming inputs to all the Small Scale Farmers in Munyomezi Ward. Mr. Muyaya said government deserves a pat on the back for the gesture and urged the New Dawn government to iron out all the lacunas surrounding Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). However, in a Tuesday 22nd February, 2022 interview with this Zambia News and information Services reporter in Mapangazya, Muyaya expressed worry that heavy rains...

KNOW YOUR PRESIDENT: PERSONAL PROFILE FOR MR SEAN E. TEMBO

1. Sean Enock Tembo (SET) was born on 30th of March 1980 in Jabu Village, Chief Kapatamoyo, Chipata District of Eastern Province of Zambia, from Mr. Gideon Tembo and Mrs. Vaida Tembo. He is the 5th born in a family of 9, of which only 4 are currently surviving. His father was a Miner and worked for Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), Nchanga Division in Chingola before his untimely demise in 1989 when SET was 9 years old. President Sean Tembo grew up in Mtendere Compound of Lusaka and he started his primary school in 1986 and completed his Grade...

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