Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship says following the introduction of Dual Citizenship under the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment No. 2 of 2016) is pleased to advise the Zambians living in South Africa as follows:

 Under Article 39(1) “A citizen shall not lose citizenship by acquiring citizenship of another country”.
Such persons will be required to notify the Board of the acquisition of that other citizenship by completing and submitting Notice of acquisition of Citizenship of another country form (Form VI) in accordance with Section 9(1) of Statutory Instrument No. 50 of 2017.

 Under Article 39(2) “A citizen who ceased to be a citizen before the commencement of this Constitution as a result of acquiring the citizenship of another country shall be entitled to apply as prescribed to the Citizenship Board of Zambia for Citizenship and the Citizenship Board of Zambia shall bestow citizenship on that person.

 For persons who wish to bestow their Zambian Citizenship, the procedure is as follows:

i. Complete Bestowal of Citizenship applications form (Form VII)
ii. Pay prescribed processing fee of three hundred Zambian Kwacha (K300) equivalent.
iii. Mission to forward duly completed form to Passport Office, Lusaka. Note: To attach copies of their previous passports and National Registration Cards.
iv. Upon citizenship Board approval, letters of approval will be sent back to the Mission.
v. Applicants will be required to complete an oath of allegiance and pay five thousand Kwacha (K5, 000) equivalent for the Certificate of Bestowal.
vi. Oath of allegiance and receipt for payment should be forwarded to Passport Office, Lusaka for issuance of Certificate of Bestowal.
vii. Certificate of Bestowal will be forwarded to the Mission for onward transmission to the applicants.

Emmanuel Mwamba
HIGH COMMISSIONER
Republic of South Africa

Zambia-South-Africa Business Forum Board Appointed

The Zambia South Africa Business Forum has appointed a new Board of Non-Executive Members following the end of tenure of office for the out-going board members.

The new board, which will run for two years, will be presided over by Dr. Chiara Chiumya, a former Assistant Director at Bank of Zambia and an accomplished international financial consultant.

Other new members of the board include Laurence Chibwe, Managing Director and Principal Architect of Afritects based in South Africa and Dr. Maboreng Managka Agnes Maharaswa a renowned Strategic Management and Policy Development expert while Lewis Mosho the Managing Partner at Lewis Nathan Advocates, a Zambian Law firm was also appointed board member.

Dr. Pule Mutati a Specialist Cardiologist and Head of Clinical and Intervention Cardiology together with Ms. Chiboni Evans, Chief Executive Officer at South African Electro-Technical Export Council made the list of the new board.
The list also includes Mr John Kayula, Mr Augustine Chisembele, Mr. Ferdinand Simanya, Mrs Beauty Mtonga and Mr Dirk Hanecome.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba unveiled the new board at a ceremony held at the Zambian Chancery in Pretoria.

Mr. Mwamba urged the board members to work towards promoting trade partnerships between the two countries adding that there was need to strike trade balance in which both countries had a win-win situation.
He observed that Zambia’s exports of goods and services to South Africa were less as it was that country that dominated the trade between the two countries.

Mr. Mwamba further appealed to the new board to ensure that the establishment of the proposed export zone on the Copperbelt province by the Gauteng province of South Africa was actualised as it would reduce on costs of doing business.

He thanked the out-going board for their dedication and commitment to the promotion of trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
press@zambiapretoria.net
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SUDAN SEEKS OIL SUPPLY

THE Energy Regulations Board Executive Director LANGIWE LUNGU (ERB) has disclosed that the oil rich Republic of the Sudan has expressed interest in supplying oil to Zambia.
And Ms Lungu says ERB has recorded an increase in the number of Zambian registered companies applying for oil marketing and renewable energy licenses.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 10th Africa Energy Conference being held in Sandton, South Africa, Ms Lungu said her organisation has been approached by a delegation of the representative of the Sudanese government on the possibilities of the country supplying oil to Zambia.
She said if actualised, the move will help to reduce oil and fuel prices in Zambia adding that the ERB will further refer the Sudanese government to the Ministry of Energy for further consultations.
Ms. Lungu mentioned that the interest expressed by Sudan was welcome as Zambia was looking for solutions in reducing fuel prices which had affected many people.
She further observed that her organisation has recorded an increase in the number of local companies applying for oil marketing licenses following increased demand and business opportunities.
She side a total of 96 standard licences and 85 provisional licences were last year issued in different sectors of the oil and energy sectors showing in increase in the licences issued to local companies unlike what previously the case.
Ms. Lungu attributed the increase in demand for licences in the oil and energy sectors to the allocation of quotas to the transportation and procurement of fuel as well as the demand alternative energy sources such as Solar and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
She added that Zambia was engaging Kenya and South Africa to help in formulating regulatory framework including building capacity in the geothermal and wind energy sectors respectively that the country was trying to develop.
Speaking at the same event, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba expressed happiness that Zambia was applauded for being one of the African countries that embraced renewable energy in addition to traditional hydro and thermal energy use.
He mentioned that Zambia was investing in energy infrastructure such as transmission lines to help bring some areas on the national grid as well as export power to need countries.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
press@zambiapretoria.net
Tell : +27(0)12326-1847/97
FAX : +27 (0)12326-2140

ZAMBIA HIGH COMMISSION TO CONDUCT IMMIGRATION CLINICS

The Zambian High Commission in Pretoria ,South Africa is next month scheduled to conduct Immigration Clinics across the country in a bid to address immigration challenges faced by some Zambians living in that country.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba says another awareness forum will be held in collaboration with the South African Home Affairs Department following increased reports of deportations and arrests of Zambians facing immigration related challenges.

Mr Mwamba disclosed that the exercise would also involve the Association of Zambians in South Africa (ZASA).

And Mr Mwamba said the planned countrywide Immigration Clinics would be beneficial to the Zambian community as it would give an opportunity to Zambians to update their documents.

He said that with the newly adopted Diapsora Policy by government encouraged Zambians abroad to be beneficial through their contributions to their home country

He noted that the were over 15 thousand Zambians living in that country and their material, financial, experience and other contributions could be significant to the home economy and its policies.

And speaking at a meeting held at the chancery with the national executive committee of ZASA, Mr Mwamba who is also Patron of the Association said he was pleased that ZASA would hold its Annual General Meeting in April 2018 to help resolve issues that had arisen in the year.
He said he was pleased to receive a report that an audited financial reports will be tabled for the AGN’s adoption.

He called for unity,good behaviour and law abiding community of Zambians in order to promote positive image about Zambia.

He said it was a duty of every Zambian to speak well of their country.

And Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA)president Fernand Simanya welcomed the initiative to have immigration clinics in different region of South Africa.

He urged Zambians to register with his association as it helped members in time of distress and challenges.

Others that attended the meeting included Catholic Priest Father Harrison Mulenga and ZASA first president Joseph Kawimbe.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali

First Secretary press and public relations
Zambia High Commission, South Africa

ZAMBIA SHARPLY REACTS TO FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Capetown – Tuesday 6th February 2018
Zambia has reacted sharply to Assertions by Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo who is also Chairman of brenthurst foundation that the country had inconsistent mining policies.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba says Zambia takes great exception to remarks by President Obasanjowho was speaking at the on going Africa Mining indaba in capetown in his capacity as chairperson of brenthurst foundation.

Mr Mwamba stated that Zambia’s Mining policy has been under revision to ensure that it responded to the need and aspirations of its people for the benefit of the country and local communities.He described Obasanjo’s STATEMENT divisive and untrue,edging him to refrain from making such statements more so he was an African leader of eminent standing.

He noted that the foundation which president Obasanjo was representing was known to actively engage a negative agenda against Zambia.Zambia is currently among countries that are participating at the on going Africa Mining Indaba that has attracted 220 mining companies and 350 investors and government leaders from across the world.Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma is leading a delegation of senior government officials and chief executives from the mining sector in Zambia who include Deputy Secretary to Cabinet Christopher Mvunga ZCCM_IHChief executive officer Dr pius Kasolo and Zambians High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba among others
.Meanwhile Mr Mwamba economic performance remains impressive and that the country was implementing through the Ministry of Finance, a medium-term debt strategy to resolve concerns around the country’s public debt.

He said this at the on-going Africa Mining Indaba that the Medium Term Debt Strategy (2017-2019), which was developed by the Ministry of Financewould serve as an important tool in guiding decision making with regard to prudent debt management.He noted that Zambia was keen to attain the target of being a prosperousmiddle-income nation by 2030.
He added tbat it was for this reason that Zambia’s impressive economic performance was recently echoed SADC Peer Review Team Leader ABNA DLAMINIMr Mwamba said it is for this reason that international rating agency Moody’s upgraded Zambia’s rating from negative to stable.

Moody’s stated that this was due to reduced gov Mr Mwamba said the government had put up policies through the Minister of Finance, Hon Felix Mutati, policy choices that included balancing social development expectation and the country’s fiscal sustainability aswell as boosting domestic resource mobilization through modernization andenhancement of tax compliance levels from 60% to 80%, and above;

He said that President Edgar Lungu had guided the public service to ensure that labour intensive options are taken into account in the implementation of the economic diversification drivernment liquidity pressures and a slowdown in debt accumulation.
Mrs Naomi Nyawali

First Secretary press and public relations

Zambia High Commission South Africa

Press@zambiapretoria.net

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ZAMBIA AT AFRICA MINING INDABA

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Capetown-Monday 5th February 2018

Zambia is participating at this year’s world’s Largest Mining indaba taking place in cape town South Africa.

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma is leading a delegation of senior government officials and chief executives from the mining sector in Zambia.

The Africa Mining has attracted 220 mining companies and 350 investors with government leaders across Africa.

The Indaba will also host a Ministerial symposium comprising of 100 mining companies and government leaders.

The mining indaba is one of the world’s Largest Mining Forum and will take from the 5th to 8th February 2018.

The Zambian delegation includes deputy secretary to Cabinet Christopher Mwinga, ZCCM_IH Chief executive officer Dr pius Kasolo and Zambians High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba.

Also participating is a number of Zambian private Mining Companies.

Mrs Naomi Nyawali

First Secretary press and public relations

Zambia High Commission South Africa

Press@zambiapretoria.net

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