Category: Sustainable Development

Is Zambia Airways, a curse or blessing?

Is Zambia Airways, a curse or blessing?

By Nakamba Mwinji, Derrick Sinjela and Muleya Idah Chongo PRIVATE Sector Development Association (PSDA) Chairperson Yusuf Dodhia has received national carrier Zambia Airways fees on the Lusaka-Ndola and Lusaka – Livingstone air routes with mixed feelings. Responding to a Monday 6th December, 2021 Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Press Query, on ramifications of   Zambia Airways rebirth, Mr.  Dodhia observed that travel fees the new airline, a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines were extremely lower than to those charged by Pro Flight and Mahogany Airlines. Dodhia says it could be that the fees are meant to undercut Pro Flight and Mahogany...

Upscale Mineral Diversity, Relief Copper Dependence, prods Kelvin Chisanga

By Derrick Sinjela and Muleya Idah Chongo ZAMBIAN Economist and Communications Specialist Kelvin Chisanga believes accelerating mineral diversification strategy will allow wider space of participation for other precious ores outside her traditional export mineral- copper. Rendering advice, to Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe, Mr. Chisanga strongly backs a need to build a wider buffer for other essential metals and non-metals to play some critical role right into the economic activities as part of key composite elements within the mining sector. Noting escalating of aggressive talks around some implementative modalities which may have been proven necessary as required of the Mineral Diversification...

Senior Chief Nsefu wins K1.3 million Govt. grant

Senior Chief Nsefu wins K1.3 million Govt. grant

…as PS John Msimuko preaches attitude change By Rainbow Reporter GOVERNMENT through the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) has awarded a K1.3million grant to Nguleta Community Sub-Grant Project of Senior Chief Nsefu’s chiefdom in Mfuwe, Mambwe District of Eastern Province. Green Economy and Environment Ministry Permanent Secretary, John Msimuko handed over the cheque worth K1, 370,440 to the members of the Nguleta Community Sub-grant project entrenching business ideas that go beyond the life of the ZIFLP. Mr. Msimuko said the Government through the ZIFLP is happy to support the Nguleta Group with a sub grant of K 1,370,440 aimed...

Collins Nzovu, Anne Wagner-Mitchell, KAZA confer on TCA

                  By Chibaula David Silwamba Ministry of Green Economy and Environment GREEN Economy and Environment Minister Engineer Collins Nzovu held talks with the German Ambassador to Zambia, Ms. Anne Wagner-Mitchell, and the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TCA) Secretariat on Wednesday 1st December, 2021. KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Secretariat Executive Director, Dr. Nyambe Nyambe, KfW representative, Mr. Nils Meyer and Head of Development Cooperation at the Germany Embassy Mr. Christoph Ritz heard both sides consider  the KAZA TCA, as an important transboundary initiative for regional integration, conservation of shared natural...

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...

AICCRA ZAMBIA, GOVT, ZARI & UNIVERSITIES partner

…to scale up research-based climate smart agriculture By Alfonso Kasongo ACCELERATING Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA Zambiais set to partner with the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) and universities countrywide to find science based solutions meant to scale- up climate smart agriculture. AICCRA Zambia, a World Bank backed through International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will soon launch internship partnerships with ZARI, university partnerships and the ministry of agriculture find common ground in seeking solutions. Southern Africa region representative Dr. Inga Jacobs-Mata said the internship partnerships will help to effectively address the challenges of climate smart agriculture in...

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...

Patience pays, MMD’s Fackson Ngoma begs citizens

Fackson Ngoma dancing – Picture by Kwilanzi News Zambia (KNZ) Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD). www.kwilanzinewszambia.com By Esther Munika Mwananshiku Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) New Hope Lusaka District Vice Chairperson Fackson Ngoma has advised members of the public to give the new dawn government more time, citing that it is too early to criticize them or to term them as failures. “As MMD we have decided to work together with the new dawn government and to also give them time because it is the right thing to do,” said Mr. Ngoma. The Vice Chairperson says that New...

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...

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