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Zambian president calls for technology to harvest rainwater

Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday, January 11, 2021 called on technocrats in the water sector to come up with technologies that will help in harvesting rainwater. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa While acknowledging the good rains the country continues enjoying during the rainy season, the Zambian leader expressed concern that the country lacked technology ...

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Zambia launches programme for sustainable use of natural resources

Edgar Lungu

Zambia on Thursday, November 5, 2020 launched three technical reports aimed at promoting sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources were mainstreamed in development planning. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa The programme, a World Bank-led Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), was formed to enhance sustainable utilisation of natural resources for development, planning ...

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Zambia inaugurates water, sanitation blueprint

Jonas Chanda

The Zambian government on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 launched the water and sanitation policy aimed at facilitating effective and efficient water supply and sanitation services in the southern African nation. Jonas Chanda, Zambian Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Jonas Chanda, Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, said that the policy also provided a framework for ...

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14 Zambian lawmakers, 11 parliamentary staff test positive to COVID-19


Fourteen lawmakers and 11 members of staff at the Zambian parliament have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Friday, July 24, 2020. Coronavirus This is coming days after the assembly suspended sittings because a lawmaker had died of the respiratory disease. Speaking during a COVID-19 update, the Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, said none of the lawmakers was in ...

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Zambia, DR Congo strike deal to manage Luapula River


Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) in order to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy, David Mabumba, said the riparian states are discussing the establishment of an authority to manage the Luapula River joint resource. “The Luapula River, which is shared ...

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New water project launched in Zambia


Member of Parliament (MP) representing Nyimba in Zambia, Olipa Mwansa, has commended Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) and Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) for remaining committed to improve the lives of the people through the provision of quality water. Ms Mwansa was launching the K2.5 million water supply project financed by the DTF in Nyimba. She noted that lack of ...

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Zambia, Malawi to benefit from new multimedia water project


The Zambia and Malawi have launched a K15 million project for the construction of the water and sanitation schemes for border posts of Chanida, Mwami and Mchinji. The project is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) on three border areas of which two are on the Zambian side while one was on ...

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Zambia, China, Finland ratify Nagoya Protocol


China, Finland and Zambia are the latest countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, bringing the total number of ratifications to the treaty to 78. All three countries ratified the Protocol during the past month. Zambia acceded on 20 May 2016, Finland accepted on ...

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10 Nigerians to grace Lusaka Sustainaware summit

Hamzat Lawal

Ten Nigerians are participating in the 2016 Sustainaware, a regional partnership conference taking place between 30th and 31st May, 2016 in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The participants, constituting journalists, environmental rights campaigners as well as sustainable development advocates, are expected to join other partners to share knowledge, solve complex challenges bedevilling environmental safeguards and proffer possible solutions on how ...

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Zambia to host climate fund board meeting


Zambia has been awarded the opportunity to become the first African country to host the board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba, said the choice of Zambia as the host of the important gathering of over 300 delegates was in recognition of the country’s positive image in international community. “I am pleased to ...

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