Category: Sustainable Development

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

1. At the invitation of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 8 to 9 December 2016. 2. Both Heads of State were accompanied by delegations of Ministers and Senior Government Officials. The Meeting was preceded by the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation which took place in Pretoria on 7 December 2016. 3. During the official talks, both Heads of State reviewed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues. 4. They expressed satisfaction at...

A look at Zambia

A look at Zambia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the African nation. For the 18th-century BC king of Isin, see Zambiya. Coordinates: 15°S 30°E Republic of Zambia Flag Coat of arms Motto:  “One Zambia, One Nation” Anthem: National Anthem of Zambia MENU 0:00 Capital and largest city Lusaka 15°25′S 28°17′E Official languages English Recognised regional languages > 0.5%[show] Ethnic groups (2010[1]) > 0.5%[show] Religion Christianity Demonym Zambian Government UnitaryPresidentialrepublic  • President Edgar Lungu  • Vice President Inonge Wina Legislature National Assembly Independence from the United Kingdom  • North-Western Rhodesia 27 June 1890  • Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia 28 November 1899  • North-Eastern Rhodesia 29 January 1900...

25 Facts About Barack Obama

25 Facts About Barack Obama

By Kelsey Warner on March 4, 2016 As the final remaining year of the Obama administration is well underway, the legacy that President Barack Obama will forge in history remains hotly contested. Conservatives argueObama is the “worst president ever” while liberals have claimed he has “done more good for this country than any president before him.” He likely will not play the role of a “lame-duck” president, as the administration has yet to slow down. Obama currently finds himself in the middle of a heated standoff with the Republican-led Senate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. He still pursues a...

Macdonald Chipenzi questions Zambia’s AU bids

Macdonald Chipenzi questions Zambia’s AU bids

By Electoral Expert Macdonald Chipenzi, Greetings! I read with great interest and admiration the desire by Zambian government to get some seats at the AU which has led to the dispatch of close to five cabinet ministers who are currently criss-crossing the African continent lobbying for support from other African countries for support to its candidates Dr. Austin Sichinga and Albert Muchanga . This is a move which is important but perhaps taken at a very very wrong time. Lobbying requires money and enough funds in dollars. Does Zambia have the dollars to embark on a massive campaign and lobby...

Taxing mines is a daunting task, says Albert Halwampa

Taxing mines is a daunting task, says Albert Halwampa

By Albert Halwampa The Government recently introduced a new mining tax regime in the 2015 national budget and the reverberations of this decision are still being felt as various  Taxing mines is a daunting task By Albert Halwampa stakeholders express their reactions. For instance, the Chamber of Mines has warned that the new regime is likely to hit INVESTMENT. One of the major mining companies, Barrick GOLD, has also warned of the possibility of suspending operations if parliament approves the new tax measures. Barrick claims that the $45million tax they currently pay annually will increase to approximately $150 million. In general, it has...

Official Launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI) 09 December 2016

Official Launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI) 09 December 2016

PRESS RELEASE LuWSI Officially Launched Private sector, public sector, civil society, academic and international partners urged to synergise interventions and join hands together with Government to find solutions to alleviate the rapid drop of waters levels in Lusaka LuWSI to strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration to safeguard Lusaka’s water resources while enhancing the sustainable and timely access to water and sanitation for all Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony between 16 partners and LuWSI Lusaka, 09 December 2016 – The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Bishop Edward Chomba, is pleased that the collaborative nature of the...

The African Development Bank (AfDB) appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) appoints MCB Investment Management as Fund Manager for its first Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa

The ETF will be invested in both government and corporate bonds, and will initially be listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, December 9, 2016/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has appointed MCB Investment Management (MCBIM) (www.MCBCapitalMarkets.mu), a subsidiary of MCB Capital Markets, as Fund Manager for its first multi-jurisdictional Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa. The Board of Directors of the AfDB has also approved a seed equity capital investment of USD 25 million for the ADBF. The primary objective of the African Domestic Bond ETF (ADBF) is to encourage bond issuance...

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