Author: Charles Sakala

ZIPAR CALLS FOR INVESTMENT IN WATER HARVESTING

. The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research-ZIPAR-has stressed the urgent need for Zambia to invest in water harvesting as a mitigation strategy against the exacerbating impacts of climate change. Speaking at a discussion forum focused on transition pathways towards realizing Zambia’s green growth agenda in Lusaka today, ZIPAR Executive Director Herrick Mpuku says

PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S OFFICE CRITICIZED FOR BEING INACTIVE

Community Action Against Corruption has observed with concern that the Public Protector’s Office has allegedly failed to protect the rights of citizens against the excesses of the executive arm of government and unprofessional conduct of many government institutions since its establishment. Organization Chief Executive Officer Brightone Tembo has charged that this office has been very

TASKFORCE TO ADDRESS EFFECTS OF DROUGHT CONDITION FORMED

The Ministry of Defence has established a taskforce comprising the Zambia Army, Zambia Air Force -ZAF- and Zambia National Service -ZNS-in response to President Hakainde Hichilema’s declaration of the drought situation as a national disaster and an emergency. Addressing the media in Lusaka this morning, Defence Minister Ambrose Lufuma has directed ZNS to commence preparations

GOVT SAYS CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PRACTICES KEY TO ZAMBIA’S FOOD SECURITY AMIDST THE DROUGHT

Ministry of Green Economy and Environment Permanent Secretary Douty Chibamba says Climate Smart Agriculture practices and planting fruit trees are key to ensuring Zambia’s food security amidst the drought. Speaking after he toured small scale farmers that are practicing climate smart agriculture under the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project in Chipata, Dr. Chibamba assured that

CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS IN PUBLIC-SECTOR RECRUITMENT PROCESS PROBED

The Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management-ZIHRM- has initiated an investigation into corruption allegations in the public-sector recruitment process, alleging that people pay K25,000 to be employed in the civil service. Speaking on the sidelines of a mindset change master class in Kitwe today, institute president Kelvin Shamizhinga stated that the investigations are aimed at

PROGRESS ON CONSTRUCTION OF $5 BILLION BATOKA GORGE PROJECT HINDERED BY ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND PROCUREMENT ISSUES

Energy Minister Peter Kapala says progress on the construction of the $5 billion Batoka Gorge Project was hindered by environmental concerns and procurement issues that arose during the initial stages of development. In an interview with Phoenix News, Mr. Kapala says transparency issues marred the initial tendering process, which prompted a decision to restart the
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