Category: Sustainable Development

Eastern&Southern African Trade&Development Bank (PTA Bank)& The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) sign Financing& Investment Project MoU

Eastern&Southern African Trade&Development Bank (PTA Bank)& The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) sign Financing& Investment Project MoU

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) sign a MoU to facilitate financing and investment project The MoU envisages bilateral cooperation between ICD and PTA Bank in order to promote and facilitate the execution of their respective mandates through financing and investments in their common member countries JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 12, 2016/ — A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank...

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS  OVER  US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS OVER US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

By Saviour Chishimba By the end of this week, the seven day ultimatum that UPP gave the MMD-run PF Government to regularise the scandalous maize deal will expire. We wish to update the nation that we are a step ahead of all the corrupt officials who are using the name of government to plunder public resources. If President Edgar Lungu does not act on this matter, UPP will take the following actions next week: 1. Petition the Chief Justice to set up a tribunal to investigate the Minister of Commerce and Trade and her Agriculture counterpart for failing to provide...

Dr. Canisius Banda ON THE SOURCE [The Repeating Case of Meaning and Purpose]

Dr. Canisius Banda ON THE SOURCE [The Repeating Case of Meaning and Purpose]

Pilgrim, here I am again. You needed me and, with your unceasing prompting, I return. …I have not posted anything in a long while. And many of you, my dear and beloved friends, have noticed and have been aggrieved. Pilgrim, as if badly wanting nourishment, you have been victims of an emptiness, an intangible longing has been your affliction. I pray that my reemergence will constitute your healing, restoration. You felt spititually abandoned, effeminate. You see, Pilgrim, abandonment isn’t possible. You will never be alone. It isn’t just possible. Post something, doctor, you implored me. I know that you love...

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area SOROTI, Uganda, December 12, 2016/ — Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), EREN RE (www.EREN-Groupe.com) and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti. Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools...

The Last 100 Days: From Old Wounds to New Ties Edition

The Last 100 Days: From Old Wounds to New Ties Edition

By Olivier KnoxDecember 12, 2016 Ever since the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents have been judged on the successes they notch during their first 100 days. Now, as Barack Obama prepares to end his historic turn on the political stage, Yahoo News is running The Last 100 Days, a look at what Obama achieved during his consequential presidency, how he navigates the struggles of his last months in office and what lies ahead for him after eight years filled with firsts. We will also look at how the country bids farewell to its first African-American president. It’s not a...

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

By Derrick Sinjela The Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC)  bade farewell to former Anglican Diocese of Lusaka Bishop, the late Right Reverend Leonard Jameson Mwenda on Saturday 10th December 2016. Born on 10th May 1939 in Malawi, the late Mwenda, a serving member of the Law Association Zambia (LAZ) died of cardiac Arrest at Lusaka’s Coptic Hospital last Tuesday 6th December 2016 . In a sermon during requiem mass at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, The Most Reverend Albert Chama eulogized the late Mwenda as humble Christian...

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

By  Gershom Kabaso Jr., National Coordinator ZAMSOF – Secretariat “Demand For socio-economic and political transformation” Held On November 25, 2016 at NGOCC, Lusaka. Contact Details: National Coordinator, Zambia Social Forum –ZAMSOF Plot No, 4225, Chilenje, Along Chilumbulu Road (Premises Zambia Library For Visually Impaired) Email: gersheek@gmai..com Cell: +260977467286 / +260 950 72 11 22 SUMMARY REPORT ————————- 1.0 INTRODUCTION Zambia Social Forum ZAMSOF organized Zimbabwe Solidarity Initiative Symposium on Zimbabwe’s crisis on socio-economic and political transformation under the banner of the Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum ZSF. The symposium was held on Friday November 25, 2016 at NGOCC’s Conference Room. Over 49 comrades...

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CUTS BEER PRICES

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CUTS BEER PRICES

 Zambian Breweries makes reductions for festive season  Lusaka, Zambia – Zambian Breweries has reduced the recommended retail price of its clear beer in the run-up to the festive season. The company has announced promotional savings on the recommended retail price of its products of between 50 ngwee and K2 in recognition of the current tough economic climate for consumers. Castle, Mosi, Carling Black Label 750ml packs will now cost K10 instead of the previous price of K12; the Eagle Lager 750ml pack will be sold for K6, reduced from the previous price of K8, while the Eagle Lager 375ml size will...

Launch of the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report

Launch of the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report

By Mark Maseko, National Information Officer UN Information Centre, Lusaka, Zambia On Thursday 15 December 2016, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will launch the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report. The LDCs report shows the present and future pertinence of the LDC category and analyses the process of graduating from it. Since the category was established in 1971, the number of LDCs has doubled and only a few countries have been re-categorized. Graduation, rather than an end in itself, should be seen by LDCs and their development partners as a first step in a much longer development process....

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