Launch of the second phase of the campaign to support the Zambian economy and population during the Covid-19 pandemic

On Tuesday 9 June 20202, the second phase of the campaign of the French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce (FZCC) and the Embassy of France to support the Zambian economy and population during the Covid-19 pandemic took place at the French Residence.

This campaign aims to :

- highlight the initiatives and contributions of FZCC members to the Zambian population.
- help FZCC members to continue their activities and help Zambians keep their jobs during the crisis through community support.
- encourage all companies to be proactive during the current Covid-19 pandemic while respecting the security guidelines of the French and Zambian governments.

Before the donation began, BUREAU VERITAS Zambia made a short presentation on "how to resume your business safely".

The joint donation of the day included face masks, hand disinfectants and hand washing stations, and was made by French and Zambian companies members of the FZCC: BOLLORE Transport & Logistics Zambia, SARO AGRO Industrial, AFRICA GREENCO and ZAMASTONE Quarries & Aggregates, for a total value of 106,700 K.

Beneficiaries included communities inside and outside Lusaka (Kamwala, Maloni, Isoka) and customs officials.

Recent donations by other members of FZCC across the country were also mentioned: FNB Zambia (15 May), SWAN Insurance (27 May), LAFARGE Zambia (1 June) and Copperbelt Energy Corporation.
Special thanks go to Dr. Caleb Fundanga, former Governor of the Bank of Zambia, who honoured us with his presence, and Mr. Mukuli Chikuba, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

In his speech, Mr. Olivier Terra, Managing Director of Bollore Transport & Logistics Zambia, said: "Customs officials … are on the front line of this virus. They are the ones who are exposed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to the thousands of transporters arriving at the borders every day. Despite the best paperless environment, they are still the ones who facilitate border crossings through physical interaction with trucks and drivers. »

Last updated on: 12 June 2020