The Turkish International Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA) has expressed readiness to assist Zambia with technical training in waste management for technocrats in local authorities and the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA).

The pronouncement was made by TIKA Co-ordinator of Education and Training Projects Mustafa Hasim Polat when Charge d’ Affaires at the Zambian Mission in Ankara, Bwalya Nondo held discussions with him at the TIKA Head office in Ankara, to explore ways on how the organisation could assist Zambia in providing capacity-building in solid waste management.

Mr. Polat said TIKA is prepared to provide technical expertise to impart concepts on waste management, which could help Zambia better manage solid waste.

He said TIKA would facilitate a training of trainers (TOT) course in Turkey as a starting point in equipping Zambia with advanced waste management skills.

Mr. Nondo noted that solid waste is a serious threat to the environment and a hazard to human health, adding, Turkey’s assistance in building capacity to manage it, would be most appreciated.

Mr.Nondo indicated that the Zambian Mission would also engage municipalities in Turkey to explore the possibility of city-twinning, which would result in benefits such as technical assistance to enhance solid waste management in Zambia.

Mr. Nondo also stressed the need to give waste management a business dimension through investment in the recycling industry.

The Zambian Mission has since visited Ankara- ?Mamak Integrated Solid Waste Management System Facility operated by a recycling company known as Invest Trading and Consulting (ITC), to learn about operations of the entity, and explore the possibility of the organisation investing in Zambia.

The company has developed and adopted a multi-faceted waste management system that combines the benefits of power generation and product-manufacturing from recyclable waste.

The statement was released to the media by Jerry Munthali FIRST SECRETARY (PRESS) EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA, ANKARA, TURKEY

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  1. I heard the president telling off the diplomats that zambia does not need their help. He also said over dependency has not brought development.
    Question is, is this help from Turkey also not dependency? Hypocrite. Please zambia let us go alone and fund our projects from tax payers not loans and foreign aid. Lungu is a dictator

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    • TRENDING NOW!

      Loading…SOUTH AFRICANS DEMAND THAT ZAMBIANS LIVING IN THAT COUNTRY MUST LEAVE…

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    • Most well-thought offer. We need it, and that desperately so. Just go to Soweto market on any given day; you will be able to see for yourself the pile-up!

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    • Waste of money sitting there watching pictures of how to collect trash.
      If those PF don’t know how to clean streets, then their homes are dirty too.

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    • What you see in Zambia is lack of exposure by some of our so called 1eaders. Most po1itical leaders have never been outside the borders of Zambia, let alone live in a foreign developed country, to appreciate cleanliness. But then again, you don’t need to have lived in a clean country to know that just as your house needs to look clean and presentable, same thing applies to a country. A Country is like a house. If you visit someone at their house and discover their house is dirty and nasty, you will not feel comfortable staying long in that house, let alone eat any food offered to you. Same thing when tourists come into your country, the first thing they notice is how dirty or how clean your country is. And that’ll determine how long they would want to stay and spend their money in…

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    • (Continued)… your country. A dirty country attracts less tourists, and those who visit once vow never to visit again, and even warn others never to visit that country. Po1iticians in Zambia should learn something from Kigali in Rwanda, considered one of the cleanest cities in Africa, if not the cleanest. PF government, invest in cleaning up the country, as it is beneficial to the economy. You will attract more tourists and thus earn money needed for our economy. Some of you have visited very clean countries around the world. Why haven’t you learned anything from them?

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  2. Oh please arent you ashamed at all, cant you do that yourself?More Moslems in the country!!!

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  3. Bwalya Nondo, Zambia does not need training in waste management. We have thousands of degree holders in waste management. We have enough expertise in that department. Our experts developed a Waste Management Strategy and Waste Management regulations.

    What we do need instead are funds to sustainably implement strategy and regulations. As for bucks and we are good to go! Bingo!!!!!!!

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  4. Turkey another country with presidency issues and extremist refugees. Zambia let us be careful in who we are courting

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  5. Surely, surely mwebantu, shud we be asking other pipo to come and clean our backyards including now; our bottoms really? We have millions of unemployed youths including women who could mop up the whole country within no time – for a small fee. Just what’s wrong with us? All we need is a HUGE CHIMUGODI and bury the rubbish, simple…

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    • Waste management is much more than cleaning your bottoms. This is a global challenge.

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    • [email protected] I HOPE WITH THESE VIDEO KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED YOU AND OTHER IGNORANT READERSHIP AND MANY OTHER ZAMBIANS HAVE LEARNT ONE OR TWO THINGS ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT. GET IT RIGHT- WASTE MANAGEMENT MUST NOT BE CONFUSED WITH WASTE DISPOSAL. WASTE MANAGEMENT IS A HUGE INDUSTRY INVOLVING IN MOST CASES HUGE PLANT MACHINERY CONTROLLED MECHANICALLY AND PARTLY COMPUTERISED (SOFTWARE-DRIVEN), WHILE WASTE DISPOSAL IS JUST THROWING AWAY RUBBISH IN A CONTROLLED OR UNCONTROLLED MANNER. DIGGING CHIMUGODI IS A BIT CONTROLLED. TIPPING BY ANY JIM AND JACK IS UN CONTROLLED WASTE DISPOSAL. WASTE MANAGEMENT INVOLVES PASSING STERN LAWS IN PARLIAMENT CONCERNING WASTE MANAGEMENT. THIS LAWS CONTROL HOUSEHOLDERS, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIES THE PROCEDURES OF RUBBISH DISPOSAL SUCH AS SEPERATING PLASTICS FROM PAPER…

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    • THIS LAWS CONTROL HOUSEHOLDERS, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIES THE PROCEDURES OF RUBBISH DISPOSAL SUCH AS SEPERATING PLASTICS FROM PAPER BEFORE GABAGE COLLECTION. MIND YOU LAWS MUST FOLLOWED AND ARE FOLLOWED WHERE WASTE MANAGEMENTS ARE ESTABLISHED OTHERWISE ONE CAN GET PROSECUTED AND POSSIBLY FINED OR JAILED. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, PLEASE, RESEARCH MORE ON GERMANY, SWITSERLAND, CANADA, SWEDEN, JAPAN, ETC. BY THE WAY SPELLING ERROR @5 ‘RUBBISH AND NOT RUBBIS’.

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    • Upnd zealots sounds more intelligent when they comment on the side of govt than leaking balls for hh. I never knew @pete would is knowledgeable until he writes without insults. Keep it. You will soon rech our level of seeing things ib proper perspective.

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    • @5 Chumbu munshululwa

      Sadly, that happens to be the case. We lack the capacity to keep our environments clean. We throw trash anywhere and everywhere. It’s partly culture, and partly something else.

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  6. They claim to be sovereign yet they’re beggars who don’t even knowhow to manage waste. Yet they have wasted money on consultants in South Africa and Rwanda etc on how to keep Lusaka clean. No vision PF

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    • This lazy govt does not believe in technical training it would rather have foreigner come and clean for them…just last week one minister was talking about a Chine recycling plant…recycling is part and parcel of waste management and very profitable sustainable industry for the Municipal Council…but all this is rocket science to the Grade 12 ministers will have in power.

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  7. Even the Turks have noticed the filth and rubbish everywhere and are forced to intervene …surely how can people be walking around in that filth.

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  8. Jay jay where are turkeys refugeex coming from. Syria and other war torn muslim countries. Where did the terrorists in france belgium uk train. Read the newspapers , looks lik a german flag so you will be aware of the refugee pr9blems in the region.

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    • Do you know where Turkey is located? You have absolutely no understanding of Geo-politics …go and do your research before you expose your ignorance publicly.

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  9. ZAMBIA WEALTH IS EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY. PLEASE, WATCH A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LUNGA OF NORTHWESTERN PROVINCE: https:(//www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbdCVc-8rIY)

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  10. This is the one offer Zambia can’t afford to turn away. We are destitute when it comes to waste management. We have miserably failed.

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  11. Waste Management is not rocket science; and yet we have consistently failed to do for ourselves that which we could have, had we at least tried, done for ourselves that which is not impossible. As it is, someone else must come and do it for us. We dress well and look clean. What a contrast, however, when it comes to the cleanliness of our cities and towns.

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  12. THE CHITWANSOMBO AND HIS INSHINGILA DRUMMING (FROM THE NORTHERN PROVINCE) IS ONE TYPE SKILLED DRUMMING ZAMBIA IS GOING TO REGRET TO LOSE IT JUST AS THE IMBENI WHICH WAS INVENTED BY THE COPPERBELT BEMBAS WHO WORKED IN THE MINES. WHEN YOU ARE TALKING OF WEALTH IN THE COUNTRY- THIS IS GREAT WEALTH. ONE WONDERS WHY NO ANY GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA HAS NEVER ESTABLISH A CULTURAL SCHOOL. BRAZIL HAS DONE IT. SAMBA SCHOOLS IN BRAZIL ARE LIKE GRAMMAR SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND. WHY CAN’T WE HAVE CULTURAL SCHOOLS IN ZAMBIA. WHY SHOULD CULTURAL DANCES BE ASSOCIATED TO VILLAGERS WHILE IN OTHER PLACES INCLUDING AMERICA, BRAZIL, CUBA CULTURE IS ASSOCIATED WITH/TO ELITISM? LISTEN TO PAUL BUPE’S POEM ABOUT AFRICA’S WEALTH IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT.

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    • Imagine if a company printed their newspapers if CAPITAL LETTERS…I doubt anyone would be eager to read them.

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  13. Thanks Turkey. but please leave your terrorists at home. We will not increase immigration terms for your fighters. Neutral Zambia.

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  14. Is it not indignating to rrealise that we need to be taught hygine?What is even more annoying is that ZEMA will only accept advise when it comes from a non Zambian.What exactly are the Turkish going to advise that ZEMA is not aware of? That (as suggested by some of us )there should be policies to restrict supermarkets in excess and unecessary use of plastic packedging?That there should be waste separation?Well the problem is in implementation like in many other Sectors we are behind.Waste management is an educational problem.If from homes children are taught waste separation and management,that consciousness is translated into society.Schools are better training grounds.Many times i have reported burning rubbish in residential areas but has ZEMA even paid attention?What the Turkish…

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  15. this is what happens when a country leadership is surrounded by uneducated cadres and the city council; what can Turkey teach Zambia which we have not suggested here?remove street vendors; enforce strict civic laws; have been for both recyclables and waste which can be used to generated gas; what more do you need from Turkey;just a way to put more money in PF cadre’s pockets;’ give money to Zambians to tech you and not Turkey;what is wrong with the black man thinking in PF?

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