TWENTY seven (27) members of the association of Zambians living in South Africa (ZASA) have graduated from the six-month training programme in aquaculture production being spearheaded by the association.
The 27 graduated from the David Fincham farm, one of South Africa’s leading aquaculture farms, at a ceremony officiated by Zambia’s Deputy High Commissioner to that country Maynard Misapa.
ZASA president Ferdinard Simaanya said some graduands would be deployed to the association’s aquaculture project while others would start an aquaculture school in Zambia for youth and women empowerment.
He said the graduands who will opt to remain in South Africa had been empowered with two fish cages by David Fincham aquaculture, the training provider, to start breeding fish while those who will return to Zambia would establish fish breeding centers across the country.
Mr. Simaanya thanked the Zambian High Commission for the support rendered to the association’s fish breeding project and other business initiatives.
And Mr. Misapa said aquaculture was an important avenue to contribute to the improvement of Zambia’s economy.
He said the government had put in place policies and a regulatory framework aimed at promoting sustainable investment in fish farming.
Mr. Misapa said fish farming in Zambia was a key growth sector that was expected to contribute to employment creation, trade, food security and nutrition in the country.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali,First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.
Mosi premium lager goes green: a celebration of national pride
AS an iconic and truly Zambian beer that is well loved at home and abroad, Mosi Premium Lager has been a beacon of national pride and culture through the many years. While offering great taste to consumers, the internationally-awarded beer for quality has taken on an exciting refreshed look. Inspired by the vast greens in our beautiful country, the popular beer has decided to go green as a step to not only tasting great but also keeping up with the times and offering a progressive and stylish looking beer. Identifying Mosi Premium Lager with a colour that symbolises our national spirit of oneness is an effort to combine the youthful energy of the beer with the green elements in our everyday lives as Zambians.
From hosting the country’s biggest music festival to empowering the arts and design industry, Zambian Breweries has often brought Zambians together in celebration of truly Zambian moments inspired by Mosi Premium Lager. “In our landscape, our great people and delicious food of this country, we believe that being Zambian should be embraced and celebrated. Despite our differences, we can all agree that the most phenomenal Zambian moments are better experienced together. The ‘Our Green’ campaign is about us sticking together as Zambians and celebrating the national treasure we all share in Mosi Premium Lager. And that is why we brought all these Zambian inspired Greens together for Mosi’s new look as a symbol of our unity despite our differences”, said Zambian Breweries Country Director Jose Moran.
Mosi Premium Lager will embark on highlighting the diversity in the greens across the country in promotional activities that will showcase the new look and high energy of the brand. Consumers can look forward to experiencing the iconic beer that they love with an undeniably better look in the comfort of their homes or safely outside of their homes as we combat the on-going coronavirus pandemic and the world begins to slowly open up. Further details of the “Go Green” campaign can be found on the Mosi Premium Lager social media pages on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #OurMosiOurGreen.
Zambia’s High Com. to South Africa Maj. Gen. Miti (rtd) assures SADC countries that the August 12 elections in Zambia will adhere to the tenets of democracy
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti has assured the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that the August 12 elections in Zambia will adhere to the tenets of democracy.
Major Miti said Zambia envisages holding a free and fair election just like it has been the case in the past elections.
He was speaking at the SADC Heads of Mission meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.
Major Miti mentioned that international and local election observers have been invited to ensure that the electoral process was credible.
He also said election campaigns would be held under strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
The diplomat also expressed gratitude to SADC member countries over their goodwill messages ahead of this year’s tripartite elections.
And SADC Head of Mission chairperson His Excellency General Paulino Macaringue urged Zambia to ensure that democracy thrived in the forthcoming elections.
General Macaringue, who is also Mozambican High Commissioner to South Africa, said democracy should be the ultimate winner in the elections.
This is contained in a statement by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.
The Body of late H.E. Dr. Joseph Chilengi, Zambian ambassador to Turkey returns home today
THE body of late Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the Republic of Turkey, Joseph Chilengi, will arrive in Lusaka today at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport aboard a Turkish Military Aircraft at 20:30 hours.
According to a statement issued, Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Simon Miti said President Edgar Lungu has since accorded Dr Chilengi an official funeral.
He said the burial will take place on Monday May 17 at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka preceded by a funeral church service at Miracle Life Church in Roma Township off Zambezi Road at 10:00 hours.
Dr Miti said President Lungu has to the effect declared Monday a day of national mourning in honor of Ambassador Chilengi.
“During the period of national mourning all flags will fly at half-mast while activities of entertainment in nature should be suspended from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.
Members of the public are further advised that in line with the public health guidelines on preventing the further spread of Covid-19 at public gatherings, attendance at the Official Funeral Church Service and burial at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park has been restricted to 250 invited family members and representatives of the Government,” he said.
Ambassador Chilengi died on Tuesday 11th May, 2021 at Güven Hospital in Ankara where he was receiving medical attention.
(Picture by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)