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Met to put up weather stations-Chinsali

Met to put up weather stations-Chinsali

Chinsali, April 14, 2023, ZANIS—The Department of Meteorology in Muchinga Province is set to install automated weather stations across the region. Muchinga Province Assistant Meteorological Technician Helga Luhanga says the department has embarked on a project to install automated weather stations in a bid to have a wider scale of weather information in the region. She told ZANIS in an interview in Chinsali today, that so far only Chinsali district has an operational automated weather station installed, adding that this will now be spread to the rest of the province. Ms. Luhanga stated that the project also aims at increasing...

GEWEL Project improving people’s lives- Mainga Kabika

Lusaka, April 13th 2023 ZANIS—Government says it is optimistic that the implementation of the Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood (GEWEL) Project will assist in addressing challenges faced by women and girls. Gender Division Permanent Secretary, Mainga Kabika says women and girls have continued to be marginalized in the economic, political, cultural and social development process of national development. Ms Kabika notes that the GEWEL project aims to increase access to livelihood support for women and access to secondary education for disadvantaged adolescent’s girls in extremely poor households in selected districts. ZANIS reports that the PS said this today when she paid a...

Over 400 youths on CDF education bursaries-Milenge

Milenge, April 14, 2023. ZANIS—Over 400 vulnerable youths have been selected to benefit from the Secondary Boarding School and Skills Development Bursaries under the 2023 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Milenge District in Luapula Province Milenge Constituency Member of Parliament Saka Chonde said 329 of those are secondary school learners while 152 are youths set to attain skills training from various tertiary institutions. ZANIS reports that Mr. Chonde was impressed with the increase in the number of applicants as it was an indication that the community is beginning to value education. “There was a remarkable rise in the number of applicants and...

Start winter maize production, LM urges Government 

By Collins Chitumbo Leadership Movement (LM) Secretary General Jairos Ngoma has urged the United Party for National Development (UPND) ‘New Dawn’ Administration to focus on winter maize production to avert future mealie-meal shortages in Zambia. Speaking in an interview amid food shortages that have hit Zambia, Mr. Ngoma said with enough ground water and arable land to grow winter maize, it is not good for citizens to have no easy access to ‘nshima’. Ngoma reiterated Leadership Movement leader, Dr. Richard Silumbwe’s position for the country to take advantage of the young people and the Zambia National Service (ZNS) to plant winter...

How Africa’s Financial Sector Can Manage Risk in Volatile Times

How Africa’s Financial Sector Can Manage Risk in Volatile Times By Thabo Molefe, Head of Africa Regions, TransUnion Africa Right now, every financial services company in Africa wants the same thing: to grow revenues, and reduce their risk. But with consumers across the continent struggling in the face of rising inflation and interest rates, they’re experiencing a growing wave of non-performing loans (NPLs), which is putting a brake on their growth ambitions. At the same time, regulators and governments across the continent are challenging the financial services sector to drive greater financial inclusion. The sector is also grappling with challenges...

A HOLISTIC RECIPE FOR FARMING SUCCESS -Sebastian Scott and Rolf Shenton co-founder’s of Grassroots Trust in Zambia

A HOLISTIC RECIPE FOR FARMING SUCCESS By producing organic vegetables, fruits, chickens, eggs and pork in Zambia’s Kafue district with holistic management methods, Sebastian Scott earns a substantial premium for his products from retailers and families in the country’s capital, Lusaka. So much so that he could grow from a micro farmer whose products were transported to the nearby town of Kafue by bicycle to a successful operation that could afford to erect a whole learning center for other emerging farmers. Sebastian returned his native Zambia from Europe sixteen years ago. In Europe and earlier in Australia, he worked as...

HH reviving Zambia’s economy, brags Mbala MP Njavwa Simutowe

HH reviving Zambia’s economy, brags Mbala MP Njavwa Simutowe By Derrick Sinjela Northern Province domiciled Mbala Member of Parliament (MP) Njavwa Simutowe believes President Hakainde Hichilema’s United Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance New Dawn Administration is setting Zambia on a promising socio-economic trajectory, capable of ameliorating vulnerability and feminisation of poverty built by a tripartite woe of high-income inequality, high poverty and high unemployment. As skeptics continue to tag complacency as UPND’s biggest liability attributing economic challenges to Patriotic Front (PF) leadership of Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and former First Female Vice President Inonge Mutukwa-Wina, an optimistic Mr. Simutowe...

Vice President Kamara Devi Harris Visit to Zambia – Day 2

On background, attributed to a White House Official –   On Saturday, April 1 in Lusaka, the Vice President will convene business and philanthropic leaders to build on the work of her trip and discuss next steps.   In particular, they will discuss public and private sector investments to promote digital inclusion across the continent of Africa. They will explore ways to expand access to digital services, which will drive development across sectors and across demographics. At this convening in Lusaka, the Vice President will issue a call to action to business and philanthropic leaders to make direct investments and...

Kagem delivers USD 5M dividend to the IDC

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Kagem Mining Limited has delivered a USD 5 million dividend to the Zambian government’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Limited, which owns 25% of the emerald mining company in Lufwanyama. Kagem delivers the dividend for the second consecutive year, which are the first dividends delivered since 2016. This dividend is in addition to the USD 11.5 million mineral royalty tax paid on the sale of emeralds at auction during 2022 and the USD 13.3 million corporation tax payable for the year ended 31 December 2022. “Kagem’s Zambian emeralds continue to attract a worldwide market, and it is this...

Constitutional Court grants Milingo Lungu leave to amend petition

…. The purported revocation of immunity agreement will be included Lusaka, 04.04.2023   he Constitutional Court of Zambia has granted Milingo Lungu leave to amend his original petition to include the decision made on 22nd December, 2022 by Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Gilbert Andford Phiri to revoke his immunity agreement. The original petition awaiting determination seeks to declare as illegal the decision by the state to investigate, arrest and arraign Mr. Lungu before the Subordinate Court on criminal charges related to his role as Provisional Liquidator for Konkola Copper Mines, KCM.   Lungu had argued that these actions contravened...

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