Category: Sustainable Development

“Major electricity supply outage impacts mining operations,” cries Dr. Godwin Beene

By Derrick Sinjela Zambia Chamber of Mines, a body representing mining and allied companies led by President, Dr Godwin Beene noted with concern the major electricity outage that occurred on Sunday, 8th August, 2021. Dr Godwin Beene regretted that the power outage adversely impacted the day’s mining operations in the midst of the prevailing Copper bull market, still yearning for more supplies. Though employees across the Chamber membership completed shifts without incident of injury or worse,” Dr. Beene expressed sadness that  open pit production in the North-Western Province was adversely affected. “Chamber member operations there have since returned to normal....

“Our Zambian borders are open,” Judith Kapijimpanga invites Indian Manufacturers

“Our Zambian borders are open,” Judith Kapijimpanga invites Indian Manufacturers New Delhi, Sunday (August 8, 2021) Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga has urged Indian manufacturers to consider Zambia as their safest destination for investment. She said Zambia looked forward to attracting investors from approximately 600 paper mills in India which had twelve major players. Mrs. Kapijimpanga said there was need for more producers and converters of products such as printing, fine and writing papers, papers for packaging use, thin packaging papers, tissue papers, papers for corrugated board, fluting, testliner, wrapping paper, packaging papers and misc. This came to...

ZIIMA concerned with PF dragging The Media into their desperation

ZIIMA Jajah Coulibaly concerned with PF dragging The Media into their desperation By Jajah Coulibaly President Contact: +260978718044/ +260975094700 Email:ziimafreepress@gmail.com Sunday, 8th August 2021 WE have observed with much regret the reported cloning of one of Zambia’s leading privately owned newspapers, THE MAST, by suspected PF agents to suit their appetite for toxic hate speech. The said publication under headline, HH IS A SATANIST, has potential to draw the media house into unnecessary conflict with the UPND and the party President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema in person. We realise that most politicians from the PF have no agenda and message in...

STREETISM IN ZAMBIA; all you have to know

By Mukuka Jackson Nawa – Poet, Writer, Political commentator, Youth Activist, Good governance Activist Definition +260 95 5199447 STREET children are poor or homeless children who live on the streets of a city, town, or village. Homeless youth are often called street kids or street child ; the definition of street children is contested, but many practitioners and policymakers use UNICEF’s concept of boys and girls, aged under 18 years, for whom “the street” (including unoccupied dwellings and wasteland) has become home and/or their source of livelihood, and who are inadequately protected or supervised. NOTE: In everyday speech, people may...

Zambia Chamber of Mines Newsletter – August Edition

Zambia’s Mining Industry ready to invest US$2.5 Billion Funds Meant for Mine Expansion   The Mining Industry is ready to invest 2.5Billion United states Dollars in mine expansion and a further 439Million United States Dollars in capital expenditure if adjustments are made to the current mining regime.   Government recently held a mining indaba to address issues bordering on mining taxation.   Zambia Chamber of Mines President Dr. Godwin Beene, says the unfavorable mineral royalty tax has continued in holding up in excess of 2.5Billion United States Dollars of fresh capital from international financial institutions for expansion out of reach...

How Zambia can combat deforestation-ZEMA

By Alain Kabinda CLIMATE change is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing, and is predicted to become the biggest single driver of biodiversity loss over the next 50-100 years, larger than loss of habitat, over-exploitation, and introduction of invasive species. According to the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), global climate change is being defined as a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years, which may be a change in average weather conditions or the distributions of events around that average. In 1992, the international community...

Chief Zingalume calls subjects to embrace community forestry

By Daniel Bili Chadiza, August 5, 2021, ZANIS Chief Zingalume of the Chewa speaking people of Chadiza district in the Eastern Province has called on his subjects to embrace Community Forest Management. Chief Zingalume observed that with high rates of deforestation in Zambia, community forestry plays an important role in addressing the drivers of deforestation. He emphasised the need for communities to be sensitised so that they understand and see the benefits of protecting their forests. He stressed the important role that community Forests program play towards mitigating the negative effects of climate change. “The immediate drivers of deforestation include...

Hakainde Hichilema is winning 2021 elections, predicts Guy Lindsay Scott

….HH is winning 2021 elections Change is a must, predicts Guy Lindsay Scott …as Hakainde and Edgar Chagwa Lungu fight on twitter By Derrick Sinjela AS Zambians prepare to cast the vote on Thursday 12th August 2021 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Election, former first White Republican Head of State, Dr. Guy Lindsay Scott has insisted that change is inevitable. Hosting United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance aspirant for the Mazabuka Central parliamentary seat, Gary Nkombo, at his Lusaka East residence, Dr. Scott, now serving as a senior now serving as a Senior Advisor to Hakainde Hichilema  said political...

Trevor Mwiinde predicts UPND’s 2021 victory through Hakainde Hichilema

By Derrick Sinjela BARELY six days to poll day, opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Deputy National Youth Chairperson Trevor Mwiinde says victory for the UPND Alliance is certain in the forth coming Thursday 12th August 2021 Presidential, Parliamentary and and Local Government election. A confident Mr. Mwiinde told journalists in Lusaka’ s Woodlands residential area at a Thursday 5th August 2021 Media Briefing that electorates just have to turn up in large numbers and vote for the opposition UPND Alliance candidate Mr. Hakainde Hichilema. Mwiinde explained that the party has mobilized sponsors to feed the people at a...

Mundia Paul Hakoola condemns Kanyama inter-party violence as a retrogressive vice

…as CLRI opposes deployment of soldiers By Derrick Sinjela CONTINENTAL Leadership Research Institute (CLRI) Executive Director Mundia Paul Hakoola has described recent violence witnessed in Lusaka’s densely populated Kanyama Township as a retrogressive occurrence. With barely a few nine (9) days towards the Thursday 12th August 2021 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Election, a worried Hakoola expressed regret over the noted politically instigated fight involving the Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND). In Tuesday 3rd August 2021 Media Statement, Hakoola says aside from deterring active citizen participation in politics, electoral and political violence ultimately results...

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