UNDP committed to supplementing government’s efforts in development

UNDP committed to supplementing government’s efforts in development »

14 Aug, 2015
News

THE United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its commitment in supplementing government in sectors of the country's economy aimed at employment creation and poverty reduction. UN resident coordinator Janet Rogan said this today when the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) donated a mobile testing laboratory worth over K1 million to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.

Central province potential centre for national development-UNDP

Central province potential centre for national development-UNDP »

22 May, 2015
News

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Regional Coordinator Janet Rogan says Central Province has great potential to be the centre of national development in the country. Ms. Rogan said the Province has numerous resources and a great community with good ideas that can foster development across the country. “Being the centre of Lusaka and the Copper Belt Province, Central Province has potential to be a hub of national development,” she noted.

Youths urged to meaningfully participate in governance process »

3 Feb, 2014
News

AN independent consultant on good governance and democracy Roman Mukendi has called for youth participation in governance. Mr. Mukendi said youths should take interest in the governance process and should advocate for representation. He has since challenged youths to contest for elections and demand for amendments to the constitution that would give them more opportunities to participate in governance structures of the Zambia.

UN happy with  Zambia Civil court modernisation

UN happy with Zambia Civil court modernisation »

12 Dec, 2013
News

UN Resident Coordinator Kanni Wignaraja says a well-functioning  civil court system is a core pillar of ensuring national development. Ms Wignaraja, who is also United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representative stated that a well functioning civil court system would  protect and promote social justice for all, irrespective of their differences.

UNDP to fund 85% of new NRCs project

UNDP to fund 85% of new NRCs project »

22 Nov, 2013
News

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will foot 85 Percent of the USD 6 milion new National Registration Card project budget.   In an interview with the Lusaka Star National Registration, Passport and Citizenship registrar general Mathews Nyirongo said 85 percent will be financed by UNDP while 15 percent will be funded by the Zambian government.  

Cotton farming a promising business

Cotton farming a promising business »

10 Jun, 2013
Features

An avid farmer himself, Mr Kalangu reveals one secret ingredient which has helped the school through some rainy days. “We grow two hectares of cotton as it brings in immediate cash,” said Mr Morris. “It is a good cash crop to rotate with other food crops, and we teach our pupils the value of cultivating cotton for an income,” he explains.

Climate change threatens food security in Africa

Climate change threatens food security in Africa »

10 Jun, 2013
News

THE Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Progress Report for 2013 has revealed that climate-related shocks manifested by extreme weather conditions have destroyed livelihoods and exacerbated Africa’s food insecurity.  

Child labour: A risk to child development

Child labour: A risk to child development »

5 Apr, 2013
Features

ONE of the most pervasive fundamental human rights violated in Zambia is child labour though most people express the ignorance of it. If not controlled, it can completes hinder the development of a child leaving them with no hope of making it in life. Child labour is work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and interferes with their schooling. In other words, child labour is work that denies children the opportunity to go to school.