IFAD to mobilise $100m for Zambia

By Paul Shalala The International Fund of Agricultural Development -IFAD -has offered to mobilise at least 100 million dollars to help Zambia invest in climate smart agriculture. IFAD, which is a Rome-based specialised United Nations agency, has invested 385 million dollars in Zambia’s agriculture sector since 1981 to help farmers. IFAD Vice President for Corporate

DMMU assists 2.4 million people with relief food

By Patricia Banda The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit -DMMU- has supported 2.4 million people with relief food. Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO says this is from October 2023 to March 2024. Mrs. NALUMANGO says SIX-million people are estimated to be affected by drought as at February 15, 2024 because they are agriculture households. She says

Govt launches mechanised farming campaign

By Ruth Chayinda Government has launched a small holder farmers campaign dubbed mechanise “360 Ulimi Okwana” with the aim of mechanising Five hundred thousand hectares of small-holder farmers’ land by 2027. And President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA says the campaign which will be run by the Ministry of Agriculture seeks to increase food and nutrition security. President

Exercise caution on children – VEEP

(ZANIS) Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO says the justice system should exercise caution when dealing with issues involving children who go into conflict with the law. Mrs. NALUMANGO says this is to ensure that any rehabilitative measures taken are aimed at addressing the problem and should be done in the best interest of the child. The

Govt to drain stagnant water in Lusaka

By Paul Shalala Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO has disclosed that government will drain all stagnant water in Lusaka in an effort to stop the spread of Cholera. Mrs. NALUMANGO says stagnant water has become a hazard and a contributor to the spread of Cholera in the capital city. Speaking after she toured wards near the

Cholera fight:  Veep calls for enhanced hygiene

By Masauso Mkwayaya Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO has called on citizens to practice good hygiene to prevent Cholera. Mrs. NALUMANGO says people should learn from some cultural practices like that of Lozis where strict hygiene is observed when sharing drinks such as water and other meals. She says the practice by Lozis especially those in
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