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Zambia Embassy mourns with South Africa

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Mr Henry Ngilazi, Counselor, today signed a book of condolences at the South African embassy in Brussels Belgium on behalf of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the People of the Republic of Zambia,

I wish to pass my heartfelt condolences on the death of Mrs. Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, a revolutionary stalwart and icon of the struggle in South Africa. Zambia stands with the Republic of South Africa during this trying time. May the Soul of Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela Rest in Peace.





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Phyllis Chilekwa [Ms]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

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STELLA ARTOIS TO CELEBRATE LUSAKA’S CULINARY DELIGHTS

Stella Artois to celebrate Lusaka’s culinary delights THE Belgian beer Stella Artois will officially launch in Zambia on 3 March 2018 at a colorful event at the Roan & Sable Restaurant where business leaders, celebrities and socialites will attend to taste the unique beer.

Stella Artois is one of the world’s best-selling beers, a classic lager, golden in color with exceptional clarity and a spicy hop character that is enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavor and excellence is assured through a superior brewing process and by using the finest ingredients available. The beer is well known as an in ideal accompaniment for a variety of cuisines from around the world.

Under the theme ‘Host Beautifully’ Stella Artois has partnered with the premium food venue to celebrate the beer’s arrival in Zambia. A variety of food will be presented at the launch to highlight the support of the brand for the development of culinary arts in Zambia.

“2018 is an exciting year for Stella Artois, a global beer that prides itself on its rich heritage of over 600 years of brewing expertise. This event is a great tasting opportunity and we are delighted to give the country’s consumers the choice of such a fine product that has been a favourite for centuries in Europe. It brings a whole new taste to our beers and product line. It’s a distinct lager, perfect for anyone wishing to drink in style or celebrate” stated Jose Moran, Country Director of Zambian Breweries Plc.

House DJ El Mukuka and International violinist Caitlin De Ville will entertain the guests with an unforgettable music experience.




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Phyllis Chilekwa [Ms]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

Tel: +32(0)2 8 932 173 Mobile +32  467 676 265

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 March 2018 17:02

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There is no better manager than a woman – Ambassador Kabwe

http://zebru.org/images/h.e%20ambassador%20kabwe%20during%20womens%20international%20day%20celebrations%20at%20wco%20hq%20brussels.jpgBRUSSELS, THURSDAY, 9th MARCH 2017 – Zambia’s Ambassador to the Benelux and Mission to the European Union (EU) Mrs Grace M. Mutale Kabwe has called on women to take up leading role in economic development.
Ambassador Kabwe in her keynote address at World Customs Organisation (WCO) Head Quarters, Brussels, in commemoration of the International Women’s Day yesterday, commended the organisation’s proactive role in recognising women’s potential.
She said this year’s theme, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” identifies impediments on women’s emancipation: at the same time challenges women to be strong by taking ground-breaking action that truly drives the greatest change.
Ambassador Kabwe said it was unfortunate that women continue to be underrepresented in many sectors.
She said in order to change the status quo, deliberate policies should be put in place aimed at maximising women’s economic potential coupled with specific mechanism to support women-led business.
“I wish to encourage the career Customs women here to know that many roles that Customs play in society require the feminine touch that you all possess. When we reflect on the protection of society, for example, the same unique firmness that women display in managing their homes is instrumental,” Ambassador Kabwe said. “There is no better financial manager that a woman, and I cannot over emphasise the importance of women in revenue resource mobilisation.”
Ambassador Kabwe said she is happy about Zambia’s ratification of World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ITF) – as it will positively impact on opportunities for women by granting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) easier access to international trade through simplification of Customs procedures.
“When it comes to trade facilitation, women are empathetic and I know women in Customs have been facilitating trade especially the small scale cross border trade.
The Ambassador expressed strong belief that modernising Customs procedures would allow more women to participate in formal labour market, and therefore contribute to gender equality, not only in the trade sector, but in many other key economic sectors.
And WCO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Sergio Mujica underscored the importance of gender equality in work places.
He added, he is a firm believer that gender equality is not just a goal but a precondition for combating myriad challenges of the century, such as poverty, conflicts, as well as promoting sustainable development and good governance.
He encouraged the Customs community to use existing tools at policy and organizational levels to further ensure workplace gender equality within Customs administrations.
The WCO has over the years reiterated its commitment to remaining proactive in finding ways to raise awareness on the importance of achieving gender parity within the global Customs community, as well as contributing to its members’ efforts towards ensuring sustainable development.


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Lambwe Kachali [Mr]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

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Aid recipients should define own priority areas – Kopulande

http://zebru.org/images/hon.%20kopulande%20addressing%20acp-eu%20joint%20parliamentary%20assembly%20at%20eu%20parliament%20in%20brussels%20belgium.jpgBRUSSELS, FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH, 2017 – Zambian Member of Parliament Sebastian Kopulande has called for non-interference in aid management system.
Presenting a report on “Improving Aid and Development Effectiveness in EU-ACP Cooperation” to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels yesterday, Mr Kopulande said EU aid should not be tied to priorities chosen by donors other than respect for human rights and democracy. He said since the primary aim of donor aid was to assist developing countries attain much needed economic development, recipient countries needed to be free to define their future by coming up with development plans they wish to implement in line with their local needs. He said to maximise aid effectiveness, donor countries needed to take into account critical assessment of local needs of recipient countries, and ensure effective monitoring mechanisms are in place.
Mr Kopulande said what ACP countries were asking for was self-determination to decide the use of aid resources through capacity building – as a way for economic development and prosperity.
The Zambian parliamentarian further expressed concern at the slow pace by donor countries in meeting the 0.7% pledge of their Gross National Income (GNI) official development aid.
“[ACP ] laments the failure by the European Union to meet its commitment to provide 0.7% of Gross National Income”, he said.
Mr Kopulande added that the idea of looking at ACP states as suppliers of raw material to industries of developed world was not only unsustainable, but also against the principle of contemporary international trade and development.
“We looking for trade relations and capacity that add value to our own raw materials, so we can become more competitive in international trade”, he noted.
On the role of civil society in aid management, Mr Kopulande said the structure was not helping aid effectiveness because most organisations were serving the interest of donor countries as opposed to recipient countries.
“We need to examine the role of civil society organisations. When we are talking about people defining their own aid use, it’s important to look at issues surrounding civil society [organisations’ involvement in aid management]”, said Mr Kopulande.


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Lambwe Kachali [Mr]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 19:33

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President Lungu has right tools for economic recovery - Mutati

http://zebru.org/images/zambian%20delegation%20led%20by%20finance%20minister%20felix%20mutati%20meeting%20eib%20officials%20at%20eib%20headquarters%20in%20luxembourg.jpgBRUSSELS, FRIDAY, 20TH JANUARY, 2017 – Zambia’s minister of Finance Felix Mutati says, in President Edgar Lungu, Zambia has a practical leader with credentials necessary for the country to realise socio-economic stability; attain economic recovery; and reach greater heights in job-creation, prosperity, and sustainable development.
The Minister said this in Luxembourg today during a meeting with the European Investment Bank [EIB]. Mr Mutati said the EIB was doing a great job on financing in sub-Saharan Africa.
He said to achieve the necessary and much needed economic recovery, Zambia has taken tough but strategic policy measures aimed at driving the country forward.
“I am glad that our European partners have recognized the tough decisions we have taken to secure the country through economic recovery through removal of subsidies and implementation of measures which facilitate strong public institutions, policy consistence, and fiscal discipline,” Mr. Mutati said. “We have a President who is a practical leader with a blend of credentials required to maintain socio-economic stability and implement measures which will ensure that we achieve economic recovery”.
And Mr Patrick Walsh, EIB Deputy Director General and Director for the Global Partners Division, revealed that out of EURO 407 million, Zambia has received the largest assistance in the Africa Caribbean Pacific [ACP] Region from 2011 to date.
“Of the total amount given from 2011 to date, EURO 80 million went towards rehabilitation of the Great East Road, EURO 22 million for the Kafue-Livingstone Transmission Line, EURO 50 million for the Itezhi-Tezhi Hydro Power Transmission Line, EURO 75 million for the Zambia Water and Sanitation Project, EURO 78 million for the Lusaka Power Transmission and Distribution Network, and EURO 120 million for the Lusaka Sanitation Project”, Mr Walsh said. “Next month, we will send a team of experts to Zambia to engage with the private sector on capacity sharing on project preparation, resource mobilisation, and competitiveness”.
Mr. Mutati was accompanied to the EIB Headquarters by Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary for Economic Management and Finance, Mr Mukuli Chikuba, Zambia’s Ambassador to the Benelux and the EU Mrs Grace M. Mutale Kabwe, and officials from the ministry and Embassy respectively.


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Lambwe Kachali [Mr]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

Tel: +32 (0)2 343 56 49; Fax: +32 (0)2 347 43 33; Mobile +32 (0) 486 731 267
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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:41

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