Digital Tax Stamps are the Right Solution to the Wrong Problem; ZRA must Take Heed

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

Zambian Breweries & WWF 2021

INVESTMENT IN WATER RESOURCES CAN DELIVER STRONG FINANCIAL RETURNS, REVEALS STUDY

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,

GROWING WATER RISKS IN ZAMBIA CALL FOR DRASTIC INCREASE IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN WATER RESOURCES, WARNS NEW REPORT

Zambia faces increasing pressure on water resources, which will pose challenges to realising the full benefits of water for the economy, environment and society, according to a study due to be launched next week by WWF Zambia and Zambian Breweries, commissioned through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – OECD. The Strategic Investment Pathways Report: A Case of the Zambezi River Basin, will be revealed on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. But ahead of the official launch the two organisations flagged the

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES AND LAFARGE BREATHE LIFE INTO UNZA PROTOTYPE VENTILATORS

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

MAKING EVERY DROP COUNT: HOW ZB IS SECURING LOCAL WATER RESOURCES

Beer is one of the most popular recreational beverages in Zambia – enjoyed by thousands of people from different walks of life. Beer is good for social cohesion, bringing people together for a better world and as long as it is consumed in moderation and not abused. Even at a time when we are not able to meet physically, beer continues to refresh our communities in the comfort of their homes The industry, which depends heavily on one of the planet’s

40,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN GEORGE BENEFIT FROM ZAMBIAN BREWERIES AND LWSC WATER PROJECT

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