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HOW TO START-UP A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN ZAMBIA AND BENEFIT FROM CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF)

In 2021 during the presentation of the 2022 budget by the Minister of Finance, Zambians got excited at the mention of the increment of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by the Government of the Republic of Zambia from ZMW 1.6 million to ZMW 25.7 million per constituency. Following the presentation of the budget a few months... Continue Reading →

How James Kayivwa and Colleagues started Shimu Construction Company in Solwezi, Zambia

James Kayivwa, based in Solwezi, Zambia, has had passion for entrepreneurship since childhood. He learnt about the construction business through his brother-in-law, a Civil Engineer. Due to lack of funding for tertiary education, James decided to look for a job which he successfully found in the telecommunications industry as a casual worker. Whilst working as... Continue Reading →

Yowela Chomba, a Valuation Surveyor and Founder of Lamaison Investment Ltd, took advantage of the spark in demand for Swimming Pool Construction during the COVID- 19 pandemic

Yowela Chomba holds a Bachelor's Degree in Land Economy (now called Real Estate) from the Copperbelt University, Zambia. He is currently running Lamaison, a construction company and out of his passion for banking and finance, he is a host for a programme called "Money Watch" on Spring TV, on part time basis. After Graduation, Yowela... Continue Reading →

HIS RURAL BACKGROUND IN ZAMBIA’S WESTERN PROVINCE INSPIRED BRIAN KUWEMA, AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIST, TO EXPLORE CONSTRUCTION

Brian Kuwema grew up in the rural parts of Zambia, an experience he says inspired him to start up a construction company that would enable him be part of infrastructure development in Western Province, his home. He founded Cottonside Construction and Supplies Limited in 2020, a company that was born out of the need to... Continue Reading →

How Norbert Sibelo, an Environmental Manager, Co- Founded DS Civil Construction Limited, with his colleague who is a Tile Fixer/ Painter

Born in November 1976 and based in Kitwe, Zambia, Norbert studied Environmental Management and also has qualifications in business, monitoring and evaluation as well as community development. He is currently studying environmental monitoring and analysis. Having studied entrepreneurship in one of the programs he pursued sparked Norbert's interest in wanting to have a side hustle... Continue Reading →

APPLICATIONS FOR THE CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAM OPEN

The past one year, a number of enquiries on the possibility for mentorship or career guidance by the Lady Engineer in the construction industry have been received which shows that there truly is a need in the industry. There are quite a good number of leadership fellowships and mentorship programs around that one would join... Continue Reading →

PROPERTIES OF FRESH CONCRETE

Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, crushed stone and water in suitable proportions. Though there are several other building materials discovered in the past, concrete is still popular in construction. Below are some properties of fresh concrete that you should look out for. Fresh concrete SEGREGATION The constituents of concrete should be free from... Continue Reading →

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