Zambia’s largest brewer has launched a multi-million dollar expansion project to address growing demand and improve quality
By Prof Oliver Saasa In early 2020, The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) announced its intention to start implementing a Digital Tax Stamp (DTS) Solution, which is essentially a physical paper stamp that is applied to goods and contains security features and codes. DTS is based on enhanced features that include electronically tracking and tracing products throughout the supply chain – from the manufacturer to the retailer. Its introduction is usually expected to enable revenue authorities address a number of real and
There is compelling evidence that environmentally-conscious investment in water resources delivers strong financial returns and creates value for all water users, according to a latest study by WWF Zambia and Zambian Breweries, commissioned through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report dubbed ‘The Strategic Investment Pathways Report: A Case of the Zambezi River Basin’ that has been launched today in Lusaka has underscored the need for private sector players to bridge the financing gap affecting the water sector,
The University of Zambia’s (UNZA) School of Engineering has developed Zambia’s first ever locally produced ventilator to help improve the country’s capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. The project – which launched its first working prototype on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 – was jointly funded by Zambian Breweries and Lafarge Zambia to the tune of ZMW100, 000. Speaking during the ventilator’s launch, Zambian Breweries Lusaka Plant Manager Albert Malunga described the creation of the prototype as a huge milestone in the country’s pursuit
Zambian Breweries (ZB) and Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company (LWSC) have constructed an industrial borehole to provide clean water to 40,000 households and industries in and around Lusaka’s George Compound. The ZB-funded project – build at a cost of US$150,000 – was initiated as part of the entity’s cholera and COVID-19 response strategy which seeks to improve access to clean water and sanitation in low-income areas. The infrastructure consists of an industrial borehole and a 3.4 km pipeline producing about 20
As the country enters the festive season, Minister of Broadcasting Information Services Hon. Dora Siliya has called for an open and honest conversation on alcohol use among Zambians. Speaking at a Zambian Breweries Smart Drinking Awareness event in Lusaka’s Chibolya township, Ms Siliya underscored the brewer’s #ResponsibleTogether message and advised all citizens to take personal responsibility for their alcohol use. “There must be responsibility first, and you have to set yourself some rules; nobody will give you those rules, you have to
Bar owners, retailers, and distributors of alcohol have been given a reminder of their legal obligations as Zambian Breweries partnered with Lusaka and Ndola City Councils in a workshop of compliance. The aim was to educate those in the alcohol trade on the legal framework governing the sector to help them compete vigorously while respecting the law. The brewing company together with Lusaka City Council (LCC) and Ndola City Council (NCC) seek to educate bar owners, retailers and distributors on issues pertaining
The smart drinking initiative seeks to educate and inform people about the ills of alcohol abuse and the benefits of smart drinking by reducing underage drinking, strengthening marketing codes of practice, increasing alcohol literacy, and reducing drink driving.
The country’s largest brewing company remains committed to empowering local farmers by helping them increase productivity in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner.
The nation’s best media coverage on responsible alcohol consumption will be recognised by Zambian Breweries next month at the 2020 MISA Zambia 18th Platinum and Golden Media Awards in Lusaka.