AgricultureOctober 28, 2020

AGRICULTURE, the WAY OUT!
If there is one pronouncement that has been constant among the different government regimes of the Republic of Zambia is economic diversification. The Covid pandemic has shown that indeed being an import-dependent economy is not good at all. There has been over-reliance on hard commodities such as copper which is the reason why the economy […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcOctober 20, 2020

ZAMBEEF LEADING LOCAL BUSINESS IN FILLING COVID FOOD CHAIN GAP
CHISAMBA, ZAMBIA – Growing consumer confidence in local products has been welcomed by Zambeef Products as the retailing and agribusiness giant hosted Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Hon. Christopher Yaluma at its Chisamba operations. Zambeef Chief Operating Officer Mike Lovett said the company was encouraged by the increased acceptance of local businesses as key drivers […]

AgricultureOctober 3, 2020

ZAFICCO at half-year 2020
The only tree processing company listed on the Lusaka Securities and Exchange has reported its half-year performance which is weaker than anticipated due to reduced sales on account of COVID 19 and challenging negotiations suppliers. The unaudited half-year results come right after the company listed on Zambia’s stock exchange. “Following a successful Initial Public Offering […]

Agriculture, BankingOctober 3, 2020

ZICB Powering FISP Success
Lusaka, Zambia – 9th September 2020: Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank Limited (ZICB) has partnered with Smart Zambia to facilitate the collection of deposits from small-scale farmers as their contributions for the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). For the period from late July up to Monday, the 6th of September 2020, the Bank had supported over […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcSeptember 30, 2020

ZAMBEEF BACKS GOVERNMENT’S LOCAL CONTENT DRIVE
A delegation of top government officials toured Zambeef Products and its Zamleather division this week to gain a deeper appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing the private sector in accessing local and regional markets. The importance of increasing local content in the country’s manufacturing sector was a key theme to the tour. The visit, […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcSeptember 29, 2020

ZAMLEATHER PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR LOCAL CATTLE INDUSTRY
Zamleather has pledged continued support to the growth of the leather industry in Zambia and called for a crackdown on cattle rustling to help preserve the sector. The tannery and shoe division of Zambeef – and the company behind the popular Zamshu footwear brand – is committed to continue sourcing hides from local livestock farmers. […]

Agriculture, Economy, Zambeef Products PlcSeptember 26, 2020

ZAMBEEF WELCOMES 2021 BUDGET PROPOSALS
Zambeef Products has welcomed government’s 2021 Budget plans to increase import tax on all beef, pork, and chicken products to boost and support local production and bring flexibility in the trade. In his speech during the 2021 budget presentation in Parliament on Friday (September 25, 2020), Finance Minister Dr Bwalya Ng’andu announced government would increase […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcSeptember 23, 2020

ZAMLEATHER GEARS UP FOR BIGGER FOOTHOLD IN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
Buy local, urges Zambian footwear brand Zamleather is positioning itself to take advantage of opportunities being created in Zambia’s mining, industrial footwear and PPE markets, with the company increasing its production capacity while building on operational efficiencies. Zamleather continues to operate the country’s largest tannery, producing wet blue hides and finished leather materials th

AgricultureSeptember 12, 2020

Chanza Sikazwe announced as new ‘Corporation Secretary’ for ZAFICCO
The only listed tree processing company on the Lusaka Securities Exchange has announced the appointment of a new company secretary, according to a statement from the ZAFICCO.   “In compliance with Section 3.59 of the Lusaka Securities Exchange Listing Rules (“LuSE Rules”), ZAFFICO is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chanza Kephas Sikazwe to […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcJune 21, 2020

Zambeef half year 2020 performance statement
This following is an extract of the Zambeef’s reported half-year performance according to the SENS announcement issued by Pangaea Securities on 17th June 2020.  Performance Overview The half-year period ended 31st March 2020 (HY 2020) saw Zambeef post encouraging results in the context of a very challenging macroeconomic environment. During this period, the Zambian Kwacha […]