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Copperbelt Minister commends Zambian Breweries Ndola plant

Headlines Copperbelt Minister commends Zambian Breweries Ndola plant

Ndola Mayor, His Worship, Amon Chisenga visits Zambian Breweries community projects in Ndola

Copperbelt Minister Hon. Bowman Lusambo has called on companies to follow Zambian Breweries’ example and invest in infrastructure, equipment, people and the community in order to generate sustainable economic growth for the country.
The call was made in a speech read on his behalf by the Executive Mayor of Ndola City Council, His Worship Amon Chisenga, during a tour of the Zambian Breweries plant in Ndola on Saturday, (March 11) in which he commended the company for creating wealth and employment for the people of Zambia.
“Zambian Breweries represents what we would term as a model for the private-public-partnership in Zambia. Not only does it source all its products from local suppliers, but it employs and trains local people, invests in the world-class equipment and provides business opportunities for small-scale retailers, farmers and the company goes a step further,” said the minister in his speech.
“I am also aware that the company is conscious of the need to be a good corporate citizen through its support for entrepreneurs, youth empowerment, sport, music and culture, and has been a long-running ally of local authorities and the national government. Add to that fact Zambian Breweries is one of our nation’s largest corporate taxpayers,” he said.
“What i have seen reinforces the belief of my government that Zambian Breweries is a national icon that we should treasure and support. My wish – and that of my government – is that more corporates should emulate the example set by Zambian Breweries.”
The Copperbelt Province Minister, Hon Bowman Lusambo toured the facility In December last year together with the Hon. Felix Mutati to inspect a new high-tech process that increases the amount of cassava in the company’s affordable Eagle Lager.
Zambian Breweries last year invested in technology and research to come up with the new production method for Eagle Lager known as Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation (SSF). The introduction of the new technology was designed to improve the efficiency of production of the beer brand and incomes for small-scale farmers in Luapula who supply cassava for the process.
Zambian Breweries corporate affairs director Ezekiel Sekele said the company would keep investing in technology and ensuring that the company’s products were produced with the best equipment.
He reiterated that the company was not only interested in profits but also uplifting the lives of the people in areas in which it operates.
“Our dream is to bring people together for a better country. We are committed to improving people’s lives in different ways, apart from creating direct employment, we also have the youth empowerment programme. Under this programme so many youths have benefited. Here in Ndola, we recently empowered the Mapalo youths by committing funds towards the procurement of the tools that will enable the Youths to start small business ventures,” said Mr Sekele.
The Ndola Mayor, His Worship, Amon Chisenga, was accompanied by a delegation of councillors, and had the opportunity to formally present the empowerment tools to the youths. Last year, in Lusaka, a total of 21 small-scale entrepreneurs were assisted by the company to kick start their small scale businesses in solid waste management, women cooperative and small-scale retailing.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Always saying what others have done. When will these pf cretin show us what they have done

  2. @NEZ you can also show us what upnd has done to the community even at an individual level.Especially ba HH ALA NI ZERO.No donation to any clinic,school,church,even building an ablution block for the marketeers in bauleni which is near his residence,this is the reason why in pf we say SONTA APO WABOMBA(Contribution to the community) If not SELA TUBOMBEKO.Look at the health centerz across the country,new schools,universities,not forgeting roads,dams,bridgez,power stations capacity building,etc.Yours in upnd is FORWARD,FORWARD but in actual sense it is DUNUNA REVERSE nothing to point at.

    • You need to start taking national issues seriously. Are you sure HH hasn’t contributed to the community? For your information HH sponsors university students hundreds of them graduated recently and your PF media was mute about it. What about your meno-meno? To which community did he make a difference before he had unlimited access to the national purse?

  3. “Zambian Breweries represents what we would term as a model for the private-public-partnership…”
    Does this boy understand the terms he uses does he know what PPP is? Anyway you have mypoic leaders everything becomes normal.

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