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Lafarge Zambia reaffirms its commitment towards safe, sustainable ways of disposing electronic waste

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LAFARGE Zambia will always take a centre stage in providing sustainable electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) management solutions to industrial, service, municipalities and the agricultural sector.

Electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) contains toxic materials harmful to human health and the environment. Inappropriate management of this waste stream which is hazardous remains a challenge in Zambia.

It is for this reason that the company in 2017 launched the Geocycle brand, a dedicated waste management brand that aims at providing sustainable E-waste management solutions. The Geocycle brand is headed by Cynthia Ndlovu.

 “At Geocycle we are committed to world class environmental performance, as well as making a positive contribution to nature and society. We believe that as we offer waste disposal services to our customers through Geocycle, we ourselves must lead by example in the way we dispose of the waste that we generate” said Ms. Ndlovu.

 “The Geocycle brand believes in a healthier and cleaner future without waste, one that humanity can realize by minimizing and re-purposing waste. We are excited and fortunate to collaborate with customers and partners such as TCH E-WASTE to understand their specific requirements and construct tailored solutions.” She added.

“For over 10 years, Lafarge Zambia has been trying to find a suitable and safe way of disposing electronic waste generated from our computers and printers. As we do not believe that everything should end up in a landfill. Our solution came through the exciting collaboration with TCH E-WASTE, as they use environmentally friendly methods to dispose of electronic waste. “ She emphasized .

ZEMA Corporate Affairs Manager, Irene Lungu Chipili appealed to individuals and corporate bodies in Zambia to emulate Lafarge Zambia Plc and utilise licensed waste collectors for e-waste and other hazardous waste streams.

ZICTA Manager Corporate Communications, Ngabo Nankonde encouraged the adoption of green ICTs and technologies as well as computing practices that are efficient and effective with minimal or no impact on the environment.”

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UNZA Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi appointed to the Board of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) for a period of three (3) years

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HIGHER Education Minister Dr Brian Mushimba has appointed University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Tamala Kambikambi as Board member of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Management Board.

Dr Kambikambi will join a group of other distinguished and eminent Zambians to provide strategic direction to the qualifications authority as Board member.

In a letter of appointment, the minister stated that Dr Kambikambi will serve for a tenure period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Act number 201.

This is according to a statement issued by UNZA Acting Head of Public Relations Dr Brenda Bukowa.

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Liquid Telecom Zambia to sponsor the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards

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THE PUSH Women Network is pleased to announce that Liquid Telecom Zambia is a sponsor of the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Liquid has supported The PUSH Women Network’s platform created to celebrate women who are defying the odds. Their continued support is testament of the company’s determination to rally behind the call for gender equity and equality as well as their resolve to support leading women who are achieving excellence in their respective fields.

Speaking when he met PUSH Executive Director Colonel Mwizukanji Namwawa and the Network Board Secretary Mutumu Nzala Mwape, Liquid Chief Executive Officer, Mark Townsend Said “Liquid Telecom is committed to elevating and highlighting women and more specifically the various roles they hold in the ICT sector. We are therefore proud to sponsor the ICT award at this year’s PUSH Women Awards because women in this field serve as role models for young girls who are considering a future in ICT and prove that women are capable of anything. Some of these women form key parts of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s operations, from Supply Chain Management to Enterprise and Legal to Customer Care. It is therefore a pleasure to be part of this progressive initiative.”

The PUSH Women Awards are the gold standard of award ceremonies in the country and showcase a premium class, signature styled event akin to no other. The PUSH Women Network is therefore pleased to have the support of corporate partners like Liquid Telecom Zambia in staging this occasion .

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Some areas to be affected by longer load-shedding than others in the next few days, ZESCO Limited says

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ZESCO Limited has announced that some areas will experience longer load shedding hours in the next few days due to a technical failure at one of the National Grid units which has resulted into the loss of 130 megawatts of power.
ZESCO Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu disclosed in a statement that there is a loss of 130MW of power from the national grid caused by a technical failure on one power supply unit.
Zulu said because of the deficit, there may be variations in adherence to the current load shedding hours until  at a time when the situation will be normalized.
She also assured customers that that the corporation is working round the clock to assess the impact of the deficit.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

11 Aug 2020, 4:13 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

8,275 Total Cases
241 Deaths
7,004 Recovered

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