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Afreximbank signs agreement to provide Cameroon with EUR 200-million facility to support National Development Strategy implementation

Afreximbank signs agreement to provide Cameroon with EUR 200-million facility to support National Development Strategy implementation H.E. Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of Finance, of the Republic of Cameroon (middle), flanked by Dr. George Elombi, Exec. VP, GLCS, Afreximbank (left), and Mr. Paul Tasong Njukang, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Economy, in charge of Planning (right) Yaoundé, 26 January 2024: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today in Yaoundé signed a EUR200 million financing facility to support the Government of Cameroon in the implementation of its National Development Strategy. Dr. George Elombi, Executive Vice-President, Governance, Legal and Corporate Services, signed the facility...

Farmers in Samfya District Receive Training on Fall Army Worms and sensitization on SAFF Financing

By CEASAR MBEWE In an effort to equip farmers with essential knowledge on combating fall army worms and sensitization on sustainable agriculture financing(SAFF), farmers in Samfya District, Luapula Province, have commenced trainings. Jonathan Banda, the District Agriculture Extension Methodology Officer, emphasized the importance of these trainings in arming farmers with the necessary skills to tackle the threat of Army Worms. The training initiative began in late December 2023, with Block Extension Officers, Camp Officers, and Lead Farmers, with a focus on reaching farmers across different zones. “We are monitoring the implementation of these trainings by Block and Camp officers to...

“RTSA not ready for ‘Road Safety and Automated Speed Cameras,” protests Ba Arthur Ntembula

By Ba Arthur Ntembula After listening to Ask RTSA programme on Zambia National Broadcasting Services (ZNBC) Radio 2 95.7FM this evening about road safety and automated speed cameras, my honest conclusion is that the cameras were prematurely switched on and it seems we are not yet equipped to manage the technology of these cameras. Anomaly 1: engaging Road Development Agency (RDA) for road signage after switching on cameras. Anomaly 2: some cameras don’t read correctly. In a 40mk/hr zone, you are driving at 30km/hr but you still receive a ticket for exceeding the limit. …And this was a common complaint...

Governance: “Prodigal Son Bizwell’ …ditches sinking ‘PF Titanic’ Comes Home” to UPND

  ……..’We’ll actualize our campaign promises, change the narrative’ Wednesday, 25th January. 2024 Lusaka (Zambia Informer) ——- ‘I have come back home to help fulfil what we had promised the people during our campaigns and even when I was away (opposition), I never forgot the United Party for National Development because that is where it all begun” says Bizwell Mutale, the prodigal son, moments after jumping and swimming ashore from the sinking ‘Patriotic Front (PF) Titanic (boat). Mutale, a multifaceted personality with hands on in engineering Procurement Construction and Project Funding, business acquisition and recapitalisation, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer...

KAPETE WARD COUNCILLOR URGES PRUDENCE USE OF CDF BY BENEFICIARIES:

Chongwe -Thursday 25th January. 2024. KAPETE WARD COUNCILLOR URGES PRUDENCE USE OF CDF BY BENEFICIARIES: Kapete Ward councillor Francis Kabichi has called on beneficiaries of CDF in his area to use the funds prudently. Mr Kabichi has urged clubs and individuals who accessed grants and loans under CDF to use the money for the intended purpose because it will assist to creation local jobs in the area. Speaking during The Constituency Development Fund Live Radio Program on Chongwe Community Radio Station, Mr. Kabichi indicated that government has done alot in terms of CDF programs which has impacted many lives of...

BIG BROTHER MZANSI S4 – S’YA MOSHA LAUNCHES WITH A SURPRISE TWIST FOR THIS SEASON’S HOUSEMATES

Monday, 22nd January, 2024   BIG BROTHER MZANSI S4 – S’YA MOSHA LAUNCHES WITH A SURPRISE TWIST FOR THIS SEASON’S HOUSEMATES The fourth season of Big Brother Mzansi: S’ya Mosha stormed into action on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) last night (Sunday, 21 January). And from the first episode of the show, it was game on, with Biggie adding a twist to the to the housemates’ count – a trio of Disruptors! But before the surprise announcement, to get the show off to an electric start was DJ and producer Tyler ICU ft Tumelo.za, Leemackrazy & Khaul Anderson with a...

UKRAINE KNOCKS ZAMBIA’S GOLDEN GIRLS OUT OF THE WORLD CUP

UKRAINE KNOCKS ZAMBIA’S GOLDEN GIRLS OUT OF THE WORLD CUP

  By Patson Kawewe in Muscat, Oman In their second Group B encounter on Wednesday, World Cup debutantes Zambia became one of the first teams to be knocked out after a 9-0 defeat to Ukraine. Leonova Karyna scored four times, with Valeriia Rudychenko scoring a double while Movchan Veronika, Anna Tanchenko and Anastasia Shyshyna scored a goal each. Leonova Karyna settled any opening nerves with the fastest goal of the tournament when she picked up the ball after an intricate passing move in the first minute and fired a shot from long range that rocketed into the Zambian goal. The...

Reverse toll gate charges, mobile money transaction charges, EF’s Humphrey Kabwe prods UPND’s Administration

By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda Economic Front (EF) Spokesperson, Humphrey Kabwe is appealing to the United Party for National Development (UPND) Administration to immediately reverse the recent increment of toll gate charges, mobile money transaction charges and the automatic increment of electricity tariffs which was effected on Monday, 1st January, 2024. Mr Kabwe says these increments continue to negatively affect the costs of living and production thus causing more hardship on the already suffering citizens. Kabwe says it is unacceptable, retrogressive and being heartless to hike toll gate charges for truck’s to K1,250 from K500. “These increments of toll...

Jehovah’s Witnesses spearheads educational work

By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda According to the United Nations website, “education plays a key role in building sustainable and resilient societies.” The United Nations reports that 244 million children and youths are out of school and 771 million adults are illiterate. The International Day of Education, annually observed on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, will restate raising awareness on global need to strengthen access to learning opportunities. Jehovah’s Witnesses have long understood the importance of quality education. “We feel that learning should be taken very seriously,” said Albert Kwesa, local spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses based in Ndola, Copperbelt province....

FQM AND MINE UNIONS SIGN COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FOR 2024 

FQM AND MINE UNIONS SIGN COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FOR 2024 

By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda – Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD) First Quantum Minerals Ltd subsidiaries Kansanshi Mining and FQM Trident have signed a collective bargaining agreement with six unions that sees eligible employees receive an 8 percent increase in basic salary from January 1, 2024. The agreement was signed with the National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW), Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ), Miners and Allied Workers Union (MAWU), United Mine Workers Union of Zambia (UMUZ), Consolidated Miners and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CMAUZ), and Miners Technicians, Artisans and Allied Workers...

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