StrategyOctober 5, 2022

MFEZ SET TO TRANSFORM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN KALUMBILA
Government’s milestone approval of the Kalumbila Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) will enhance trade and job creation in North-Western Province and promote the area as an attractive foreign investment destination, says First Quantum Minerals. Final approval of the facility by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry gives local suppliers a designated industrial base from which […]

StrategySeptember 28, 2022

Decoding Strategies of Collaboration in the Financial Sector
As Q3 2022 comes to an end, two big announcements in the financial and technology sectors indicate that collaborations are in vogue. Liquid and Standard Chartered Bank   Sonny Zulu was announced CEO of the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia location in Q2 2022 and his first order of business was to introduce himself to the […]

StrategySeptember 28, 2022

Trust and Fintech – How Fintech is Building Trust in Zambia
If there is an industry that has leapfrogged the various stages that traditional entities have often passed through to win the hearts and minds of consumers, it has to be fintech. According to an article published by Telus International, “the financial technology market is on the rise” and citing a Market Data Forecast report, “fintechs […]

Opinion, StrategySeptember 19, 2022

ZAMBIA: H1 2022 M&A INSIGHTS
Most pundits report a comeback for M&A activity in Africa. However, reports indicate that recovery of M&A activity in Zambia continues to be slow notwithstanding the optimism. Deal Volume – Reported Deals As we move into the second half of 2022, the volume of reported deals is surprisingly lower than the numbers seen for the […]

StrategySeptember 19, 2022

BCCZ PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN
  The British Chamber of Commerce in Zambia (BCCZ) is deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. As Britain’s longest serving Monarch, HM was steadfast in her duty to the Nation and the Commonwealth for 70 years. Zambia became a member of the Commonwealth in 1964, upon attaining its independence, and has […]

StrategySeptember 19, 2022

GOVT PRAISES SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS FROM FQM
The government has commended First Quantum Minerals for the work it is doing in ensuring that not only its employees and their families, but communities around its projects in Zambia benefit from the positive impact of its mining activities. The government has also noted that the mining firm’s social and economic development interventions it has […]

StrategySeptember 19, 2022

CFAO BACKS LOCAL GOVERNMENT DECENTRALISATION DRIVE
Efficient mobility will be key to the government’s planned decentralisation of services, CFAO Motors Zambia has said. The company behind distribution of customer-centric and affordable vehicles and services including Toyota and Hino, as well as Automark pre-owned vehicles is urging local government to take advantage of the opportunity to improve government service delivery in towns […]

StrategySeptember 19, 2022

Nerds With Attitude –The Tech Geniuses That Disrupted an Industry
“In the middle of the den of coding lies a pool table that allows software engineers to blow off steam when coding nights get hectic! This is Probase” – Founder Financial Insight during a visit to Probase HQ   As part of our “fintech rising series”, we had the opportunity of visiting one of Zambia’s […]

StrategySeptember 18, 2022

Zambia’s Wetlands Specialist Dr Musonda Mumba Appointed Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention
“She has come a long way. From the wetlands of Luapula, to building a career in Nairobi Kenya. She now sits at the helm of one of the most important global organizations whose mission is the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards […]

StrategySeptember 15, 2022

FQM LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO ENHANCE EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND SAFETY
In its quest to promote a safe and healthy working environment and lifestyle of its employees at its Kansanshi Mine Plc in Solwezi and FQM Trident Limited in Kalumbila, including the Ndola and Country offices, First Quantum Minerals has launched the My Reason to THINK (MRTT) programme. The Programme has been launched in line with […]