Category: Sustainable Development

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on enhancing road safety

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on enhancing road safety

By Daniel Mwamba Every single day in Zambia there are serious road crashes, with thousands of people being killed or severely injured each year. We see the devastating effect on people involved, their friends and families, and all those who have to deal with the aftermath. Organisation operating in Zambia under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) can help to reduce road this road carnage in the country as CSR allows organsations do a bit for the society, environment, and customers. The term CSR gives a chance to all the employees of an organsation to contribute towards the society, environment, country...

Farming Season is here, what you plant matters

Farming Season is here, what you plant matters

By William Chilufya, Hivos Southern Africa In the midst of a rising population, diminishing resources, a fluctuating economy and deteriorating environment, the fight to achieve household food and nutrition security is one of the greatest challenges facing Zambia. It’s that time of the year when farmers are anxious about the rains as we get ready to plant. Decisions are being made on what needs to be planted, where to get the seeds, and other farming inputs. Each farming season brings memories of my childhood, my time in Kalebwe village, Mukonchi area as an active village boy, when my grandfather would...

AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT BENEFITING FROM LOW OIL PRICE DUE TO CURRENCY DEPRECIATION

AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT BENEFITING FROM LOW OIL PRICE DUE TO CURRENCY DEPRECIATION

AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT BENEFITING FROM LOW OIL PRICE DUE TO CURRENCY DEPRECIATION Indeni Petroleum Refinery Board Chairman, Mr. Johnstone Chikwanda, who is also Energy Forum Zambia Chairperson, has pointed out that with the depressed oil price on the global market, one would have thought that this would advantage African countries by enabling them to pass on the benefits of low price to consumers. “The scenario is totally the opposite. Africa has not benefited at all to a point that some countries have actually been increasing pump prices during this period.” Mr. Chikwanda said it was a painful missed opportunity for...

Walk the Budget Talk, pleads Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Executive Director Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso says implementing hard decision proposals in the 2017 National Budget estimated at K64.5 billion will restore the Zambian economy on the growth path. Speaking after Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba launched “Walking a Tightrope To Economic Recovery” and “Analytical Brief of the Social Sector Budget 2017 “Leaving No One Behind,” at Lusakla’s Taj Pamodzi hotel, produced by ZIPAR and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Nankamba-Kabaso observed a fine line between balancing the current scarcity of resources and the pressure to hasten...

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