Agriculture, RetailJanuary 15, 2021

Be a Farmer, Be a Millionaire – An interview with Zambia’s leading Tomato Expert and Author Eric Mwenda
Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in Zambia and the most popular vegetable in the world. The average cost of a seedling is K1.70 from Seedco nursery propagaters and a box of tomatoes can sell for K50 to K140 (prices peak during the rainy season) . New varieties like Seedcos Hybrid […]

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RetailJanuary 13, 2021

Andrew Kazilimani appointed CEO of National Impact Investment Board (NABII Zambia)
The National Advisory Board for Impact Investment in Zambia has announced the appointment of Andrew Kazilimani as the New Chief Executive Officer. The group was created in 2018 in an initiative led by Prospero Zambia and Impact Capital  with the assistance of strategic partners (E-Musika, Bongohive, WeCreate Zambia and the Zambia Chamber of Small to […]

RetailDecember 27, 2020

How to Build a Succesful Breeding Buisness in Zambia – #FromTheSource
This article is part of a new segment we are calling ‘From the Source’. We will be interviewing normal people who have built successful businesses and are still actively looking to expand. In this week’s article we have interviewed Ms Mwansa Bwalya, a farmer born and raised in Luanshya (near Ndola). She is a big […]

Economy, RetailDecember 16, 2020

Kazungula Bridge to be paid in full – Mwale
Statement According to a report by News Diggers the Minister for Housing and Development, Honorable Vincent Mwale, has committed to paying any balance on the bridge by the end of the year.  As of today  the government has made payments totaling $73.7 million and the current balance stands at $8.7 million, which Mwale declares will […]

RetailDecember 15, 2020

Spring TV announces partnership with Mingletainment
According to a report by Spring TV News, they have entered into a partnership the Mingletainment App. Both companies are early stage ventures which are looking to capture the online entertainment market . In this article I will briefly describe the what is known about both companies and how this partnership may be beneficial to […]

RetailDecember 15, 2020

FQM PAYS LION’S SHARE OF MINING CONTRIBUTION TO GOVERNMENT REVENUE
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – First Quantum Minerals (FQM) contributed the majority of government revenue generated from the extractive sector in 2019, according to the latest Zambia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (ZEITI) report. According to the report, the mining giant’s two Zambian subsidiaries, Kansanshi Mining Plc (20 percent owned by the Zambian government through ZCCM-IH) and Kalumbila

RetailDecember 8, 2020

FQM COMMUNITY WATER PROJECTS SCOOP TOP PRIZE AT RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AWARDS
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – First Quantum Minerals has been recognised for it leading role in improving access to clean and safe drinking water in communities surrounding its mining operations in North-Western Province. The company scooped four awards at CSR Network Zambia’s 2020 Zambia CSR and Responsible Business Awards on Friday (December 4).  The award for provision of clean […]

RetailDecember 3, 2020

Zambeef declares $6 million loss in 2020
Zambeef declares $6 million loss in 2020 Zambeef Products [ZMBF] is a multimillion dollar Zambian food processing company incorporated in 1994. The company boasts more than 15,000 hectares of arable land for all farming practices, though primarily the company is in the production of beef, chicken, pork and several animal bi-products. This year was volatile […]

RetailNovember 30, 2020

When will the vaccine be in Zambia?
When will the vaccine be in Zambia? This year has become synonymous with the pandemic and with Pfizer’s reported breakthrough we began to see the end of the tunnel, the potential return back to life before the virus. However, a study into the history of  mass vaccinations indicates people in developing countries may have to […]

RetailNovember 20, 2020

The WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Zambia
Who is Doctor Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian career economist having served at the world bank for almost 25 years reaching the position of number two in her peak (managing director of communications). As a teenager she gained her economics degree at Harvard University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude (student with the highest […]