The following are news highlights in Zambia’s major media outlets on Monday.
— German lawmakers have pledged to continue allocating more money towards mitigating effects of deforestation and supporting the agriculture sector in Zambia.
The lawmakers, who are members of a budget committee for that country’s Ministry of Agriculture and on a visit to Zambia to tour Germany-funded projects, said they will support any initiatives Zambia will come up to boost the agriculture sector. (Zambia Daily Mail)
— The Finish government said Zambia has massive potential to generate electricity from renewable sources to alleviate deficiencies in the energy sector.
Finish Ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkonen said creating a suitable energy mix that would provide reliable base-load power for the country was an important part of the Zambia’s energy strategy. (Times of Zambia)
— The United Nations (UN) has praised Zambia’s commitment in addressing the problem of early marriages.
UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Babatunde Osotimehi said Zambia’s commitment towards reducing early marriages was commendable. (Daily Nation)
— Zambia’s main opposition political party has warned Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a unit of London-listed Vedanta Resources, of massive demonstrations if the mining firm does not improve workers’ salaries by February 3, 2017.
The United Party for National Development (UPND) said the mining firm should not take workers’ patience for granted by continued to delay salary hikes. (The Mast) Enditem