Phase 2 of the French Zambian Chamber of Commerce (FZCC) and French Embassy Campaign to support Zambian Economy and Population during the COVID 19 crisis

On June 9th, at the French Residence took place the second phase of the French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce (FZCC) & French Embassy Campaign to support Zambian Economy and Population during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This campaign aims to: 
highlight the initiatives and contributions by FZCC members to the Zambian population 
help members of FZCC to continue running their business and contribute to Zambians conserving jobs during the crisis through support to communities 
encourage all companies to be proactive during the present Covid-19 pandemic while respecting the safety guidelines from the French and Zambian government

Before the donation started, BUREAU VERITAS Zambia made a short presentation on “how to resume your business safely”.

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

Beneficiaries included communities within and outside Lusaka (Kamwala, Maloni, Isoka) and Customs officials.

Donations recently made by other FZCC members across the country were also mentioned: 
FNB Zambia (on May 15th), SWAN Insurance (on May 27th), LAFARGE Zambia (on June 1st) and Copperbelt Energy Corporation. 

Special thanks to Dr. Caleb Fundanga, ex Governor of the Bank of Zambia, who honored us of his presence, and Mr. Mukuli Chikuba, Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Finance. 

In his speech, Mr. Olivier Terra, Managing Director of Bollore Transport & Logistics Zambia, said : « Customs officials {…} are on the front lines of this virus. They are the ones that are exposed 24/7 to thousands of transporters arriving at the borders daily. In spite of the best paperless environment, they are still the ones who facilitate border crossings through physical interactions with truck and drivers. »