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Zambian Company - Yellow Umbrella Designs - Business Profile

Yellow Umbrella Designs is a design collective that is focused on but not limited to designing cards for any and all occasions. We mainly design A6 greeting cards with a creative quirky touch, customers can pick from an ever-growing collection of designs or can come with an idea that we will gladly intake and bring to life. For further information contact our Lead Designer ; Itati Dzekedzeke at 0978983449 Or Our Facebook page: Yellow Umbrella Designs (link:

China’s Gansu Province puts Zambia on list of preferred investment destination

China’s Gansu Province has prioritised Zambia on its list of preferred investment destinations in Africa because of the country’s stable political, economic and social environment the Province’s Governor Tang Renjian has said.
The Governor said he is happy that Jinchuan Group Limited, one of the State-owned enterprises in Gansu has invested in Chibuluma Mines and Munali Nickel Mine in Zambia. He said the company’s investments in Zambia are bearing fruit so far mainly due to the conducive environment. “Jinchuan Group plans to expand its investment portfolio in Zambia because of the prevailing favourable climate in the country,” Mr Tang said when he met Minister of Mines and Mineral Development Christopher Yaluma at the second Silk Road International Expo and Conference in Dunhuang last week. Mr Tang said Gansu Province is ready to explore other investment opportunities in Zambia and urged Mr Yaluma to identify key sectors which should be considered for joint ventures in the agriculture, ma…

ZABS calls for re-examination of existing rules that govern global trade

The International Body for Standardization has called for a re-examination of existing rules that govern global trade to ascertain whether they add value or unnecessarily restrict trade between and among nations. Held under the theme “Open Minded, Open for Change”, the weeklong Annual General Assembly that took place in the German capital of Berlin and ended Friday, challenged national bodies responsible for standardization to find ways of reacting in good time to the needs of industry and the business community.
During a courtesy call paid on the Zambian embassy in Berlin, Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) Director Manuel Mutale said the rules governing standards’ bodies tend to be heavily bureaucratic thereby failing the needs and demands of today’s business. “For instance, if Kenya wanted to import maize from Zambia and the latter has produced excess maize, our conformity assessment system must be quick enough to react and provide test results which can be used for these business dec…

Zambeef creates 1300 jobs countrywide

Zambeef PLC Zambeef PLC Chief Executive Officer Francis Grogan says his company will create about 1300 new jobs countrywide through its expansion program. Mr Grogan says, ZAMBEEF is currently implementing a three-year project to construct new macrostructures, which will result in 1300 new jobs created countrywide by the end of the project. Mr Grogan was speaking to ZANIS in an interview after the opening of a new macrostructure in Mufulira District, constructed at a cost of one thousand united states dollars. “Zambeef has this year invested about 21 million United States dollars countrywide in a bid to expand its operations, “ he said. Mr.Grogan said the expansion program includes expansion of the hatchery and farm in Mpongwe District, as well as the construction of new macro retail outlets. He said the move will see jobs created in the company’s processing plants, the Mpongwe Farm, as well as the retail outlets countrywide. So far, Zambeef has employed 7000 people countrywide in the proces…

Religious body opens Tomato Processing Plant in Chibombo

New Apostolic Church Relief Organization has launched a tomato processing plant in Chibombo, funded by NAK-KARITATIV, a faith-based organization based in Germany.

The launch was done by District Apostle Charles Ndandula on 20th September in Shamputa village where the organization has 18.5 hectares of farmland. The District Apostle urged farmers to take advantage of the plant and diversify into tomato production seeing that there is a ready market for the product. The launch was attended by various stakeholders in the district among them the ZNFU, the District Commissioners and Council Secretary’s offices, to mention but a few. The land is dedicated for use by NACRO for humanitarian services and economic empowerment of the members of the community, which will be attained through skills training for vulnerable youths, local farmers’ demonstration for horticulture and small livestock, and farmer empowerment through value addition. The plant will be processing tomatoes into tomato paste, hen…

Government to set up fruit (mango, Palm oil & cashew nut) processing plants in Eastern, Luapula, North-western and Western Provinces

Government says Zambian farmers will benefit from the three fruit processing plants to be constructed in Eastern, Luapula, western and North-western Provinces , respectively.
ZANIS Business news reports that Ministry of Agriculture acting Permanent Secretary, Peter Lungu says the three fruit processing plants would provide direct market for the local fruits farmers.

Mr. Lungu said the move to construct the fruit processing plants was a good move as it would add value to the products which will be processed at these plants.
Government had carried out a feasibility study which revealed that Zambian farmers had the capacity to supply fruits which could be processed into various products, he said.
“Our farmers in Zambia grow a lot of fruits such as cashew nuts, pineapples and mangoes but have no market for them. Through the feasibility studies which were carried out, we found out that constructing fruit processing plants will help our farmers because they will have a ready market for their pr…

Zamtel, Barclays Plc partner to launch online payment solution

Zamtel and Barclays Bank Zambia Plc today announced the launch of online payment solution to enable Zamtel customers to pay for various communication products and services.
In a statement released to the media today, the two companies said that together they bring together years of experience and unique expertise in telecommunication and financial services to deliver a payment solution that is safe, secure, reliable and efficient and is consistent with provisions of the National Payment Systems Act (2007).
"Through this partnership, Zamtel customers will be able to pay for their data accounts on ADSL as well as purchase credit for pre-paid mobile and fixed-line numbers from the comfort of their homes or offices using an e-Commerce platform,” read the statement.
Using the e-Commerce solution, users will be able to purchase credit, data bundles on ADSL, check credit balance and view payment history.
Commenting on the partnership, Barclays Bank Zambia said in line with its strategy, its…

Zambia Weights and Measures Agency worried with unlabeled and underweight products

The Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA) has expressed concern at the growing number of unlabeled and underweight products on the market.
ZWMA Public Relations Officer Mutale Chileshe says his the Agency has, for this reason, intensified its inspection of products on the market throughout the country.
He said it is only right for consumers to get the right quantity of the products they purchase adding that traders should make sure that the products they stock measure to the weight indicated on the package.
“We will not only hold the traders responsible for stocking underweight products, but we will trace these products back to the manufacturers and hold them liable,” said Mr Chileshe. Mr. Chileshe stated that the Agency is currently sensitizing both consumers and traders to educate them on regulations pertaining to weights and measures.
Meanwhile, the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has urged Zambians to demand for quality products.
ZANIS News, reports that ZABS Public Relations Offi…


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