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Protect local firms, pleads Isaac Able Mwaipopo

  In a time like this when a local company is faced with stiff competition, there is great need for appropriate institutions to see how  they can get together and provide adequate support to ensure ULENDO does not close shop, as much as foreign companies may be perceived to be efficient and cheaper, let’s not forget that they externalise all PROFITS, they hardly plough back into the local economy, ULENDO is local, owned by a young Zambian, i would have been happy if there was a way of protecting the infant innovation, may be the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission-CCPC....

Pascal Chikumbi seeks large scale recycling companies

    By Edwin Daka The Integrated Community Anti-Litter Initiative Chairperson Pascal Chikumbi is urging the newly approved members of Lusaka Solid Waste Management Utility (LSWMU) board to initiate policies promoting waste value addition through establishment of large scale recycling companies. Mr. Chikumbi said that the gesture to establish large scale recycling firms will change the city’s current status of uncollected garbage to clean green and healthy. During its third meeting cabinet, considered and approved the appointment of a nine member team of LSWMU board following the enactment of a Solid Waste Management and Regulation Act of 2018 and the...

Employ locals, prods Geoffrey Jakopo

Employ locals, prods Geoffrey Jakopo

  By Edwin Daka SIAVONGA District Commissioner Geoffrey Jakopo is calling on local companies operating in the district to prioritize employing Siavonga residents as casual workers as a way of empowering local people. Spreading close ties with community members, Mr.  Jakopo says he will soon engage local companies to ensure that casual workers such as sweepers, drivers and garden boys are employed from within Siavonga district. Jakopo explained that local companies can employ from outside the district trained personnel experienced to do certain jobs such as engineers. “It is not be fair to employ people from outside the district on...

Operationalize GBV Survivors fund prods ZNMNGD’s Nelson Banda

  By Edwin Daka Zambia National Men’s Network for Gender and Development (ZNMNGD) is urging government to operationalize the Gender Based Violence (GBV) fund meant to assist GBV Survivors and to speed up the establishment of ‘Safe Shelters’. Making reference to the GBV Act 2011 as Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day (IWD) themed: ‘Gender Equality for a sustainable Tomorrow, ‘ZNMNGD `s National Coordinator Nelson Banda is concerned that despite a law having been passed by Patriotic Front (PF) Administration, all leaders are failing to implement the bylaw created to protect GBV survivors....

Africa Directions Youths sensitized on Unsafe Abortion, HIV AIDS

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda in Kamulanga Township, Kabwata Constituency AFRICA Directions Director Mark Chilongu  says  alliance with the government to  sensitive young people on reproductive  issues and sexuality is bearing fruit as the response is positive and that his team  of youths is making head  ways to a complying  populations in communities around Lusaka following a 3 years pilot project   . Speaking during a music concert staged to commemorate youth week  at Jack township grounds under the theme: ‘Enhancing Youth Participation at all Levels of national Development,’ Chilongu commended the Ministry of Health  led by Silvia Tembo-Masebo  have helped...

UPPZ’s Charles Chanda on Vulnerability of the Fatherless

United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda’s Personal Viewpoint I WAS doing my last year of secondary school at Kamwala Secondary School in 1987 when something happened that really made me miss my late dad. I was then being kept by my late dad’s young brother and we lived in New Kamwala, Mtetezi road Kabwata Constituency. My late dad’s brother had just bought a Peugeot 504 and he treasured it so much. We had no fence and l was told to be sleeping in the car to guard it. I had no choice but to obey and the...

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 the country. “I am hopeful that envisaged...

ZAMBIAN RESEARCHERS SCOOP FIRST EVER ORTARChI CHAIRS

By Alfonso Kasongo   UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) Researcher Professor Imasiku Anayawa Nyambe  and Copperbelt University (CBU) counterpart Professor Stephen Syampungani have been named as on a five-year-term Oliver Reginald Tambo African  Research Chairs  Initiative (ORTARChI) worth R15 million.   National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Executive Secretary Guest Mugala unveiled Professor  Nyambe  and Professor Syampungani as ORTARChI Research Chairs in Lusaka on Friday, 11th March 2022 a development that has since elated Technology and Science minister Felix Chipota Mutati and  Dziwa Science and Technology Trust (DSaT) Executive Director, Ms. Veronica Mwaba, a Zambian science, research and technology advocate.  ...

Too Early to judge UPND – Magande

By Derrick Sinjela FORMER Finance Minister Ng’andu Magande says it would be imprudent and grossly unfair to evaluate the performance of the UPND barely seven months in office. He said for a good assessment, the government needed about one year before getting any fair ratings from anyone. Mr. Magande who was answering questions when quizzed about the performance of the New Dawn government, said in Lusaka during the launch of a computer training programme at Eden University. He noted that it was too early and unjustified to make any correct and all round analysis of the UPND. “Well, I am...

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