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Royal Zambian Airlines takes to the air

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Royal Zambian Airlines was officially incorporated in May of 2020, and now prepares to embark on its maiden voyage in December 2020.Even though the company operates as a department within the Royal Air Charters brand, and exists commercially as its subsidiary, Royal Zambian Airlines is a wonder all of its own – offering ‘best-in-class’, medium-range jet capability for fifty (50) passengers, by way of an Embraer 145LR.

The carrier is supported by a 30-seater twin-turboprop Embraer 120 ER, and by a world class management team that will work around the clock to ensure flyers enjoy a safe and luxurious travel experience at all times.

The debut of Royal Zambian Airlines is purposely defined by a renewed dedication to ensuring the health and safety of all passengers, aboard our flights and beyond. Our current flight schedule covers the route from Lusaka to Johannesburg, and vice versa, and allows customers to change their travel plans up to 24 hours before departure (at no cost!) with flexible tickets.

Email reservations@royalzambianairlines.com, call +260 967 600 572, or visit our website at www.royalzambianairlines.com to travel safely, swiftly and stylishly between Lusaka and Johannesburg. We look forward

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Zambia to host IMF staff visit from September 27 to October 1, 2021

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THE Ministry of Finance and National planning, has announced that Zambia will be hosting a technical IMF staff visit from September 27 to October 1, 2021. This follows Cabinet’s approval of the Budget Policy Concept Paper on the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the 2022 National Budget framework, on Friday 17th September, 2021.

This is according to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Finance and National planning.

“The IMF staff will work with the Ministry of Finance and National planning to understand the key policies and specific reform measures prioritized by the new dawn Administration. During the staff visit, the #IMF team will also receive an update on the most recent economic developments and the prospects for the remainder of the year. The Ministry will further share key principles and priorities that will inform 2022 budget preparations.” The statement reads in part.

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USAID announces $18.5 million in additional funding to Zambia.

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THE United States government has announced a $18.5 million funding for Zambia.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced approximately $18.5 million in additional the U.S. government funding to support the people of Zambia, including Zambia’s fight against COVID-19.

This was after a meeting with President Hakainde Hichilema in the USA.

Administrator Power and President Hichilema met to discuss the U.S. support for the Zambian people and President Hichilema’s ambitious agenda of democratic and economic reforms.

Administrator Power spokesperson  Rebecca Chalif said in view of President Hichilema’s early efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and freedom of expression, since his inauguration on August 24, Administrator Power announced $1.25 million to help bolster Zambia’s new democratic openings.

She said the funding is meant to advance USAID’s activities to strengthen the foundations of freedom of expression and assembly, and help safeguard a space for activists, human rights defenders, oppositional voices, and independent and new media.

Chalif said Administrator Power also highlighted USAID’s recent announcement of $6.7 million from the American Rescue Plan for strengthening the Zambian government’s response to the pandemic.

“Since 2020, the United States has provided more than $33.9 million to fight COVID-19 in Zambia in addition to providing vaccines to fully vaccinate over 300,000 Zambians. U.S. assistance has supported Zambia’s outbreak response, outreach, and communications on COVID-19 prevention measures and vaccine delivery.The pandemic has also generated new challenges for the global AIDS response,” she said.

Chalif said Administrator Power also announced an additional $9.6 million from the American Rescue Plan to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on HIV/AIDS programs in Zambia.

She said since 2020, the United States has provided more than $734.3 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Zambia.

“Administrator Power announced $1 million in FY 20 Power Africa Clean Energy funds to strengthen Zambia’s energy sector by continuing and amplifying support for sector reforms to facilitate investment, off-grid networks to expand access to electricity, and health facility electrification to improve health services and benefit neighboring communities,” Chalif said.

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Road Development Agency Board Dissolved

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THE Board of Directors of the Road Development Agency (RDA) has been dissolved with immediate effect.

Infrastructure, Housing, and Urban Development Minister,  Charles Milupi has announced the dissolution of the RDA Board.

“By virtue of being the appointing authority and in line with established law, I hereby withdraw the appointment to the board of the Road development Agency with immediate effect.” Mr Milupi has said.

The minister has since thanked all those who served on the RDA board for the service rendered to the agency and has wished them well in their future endeavours.

This is contained in a statement issued by Ministry public relations officer Jeff Banda

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

25 Sep 2021, 11:55 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

208,829 Total Cases
3,645 Deaths
204,670 Recovered

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