Zambia Diary | Day 8 | SABMiller, CHAZ and Workshop

The advertising surrounding Chilulu MDC Today started early with the consolidation of the relationship with Zambian Breweries/SABMiller. Good to his word Chibama Kanyama spoke with the head of logistics at Zambian Breweries and then texted me his mobile number. We exchanged texts and we are going to talk on Wednesday before the workshop. I hope […]

Zambia Diary | Day 6 | All work and no play

All work and no play? Well no, not really. This is Jane and I cautiously celebrating at the end of a very exciting week which culminated, this lunchtime, in a meeting with Chibamba Kanyama, the Corporate Affairs Director of Zambian Breweries. Zambian Breweries are a subsidiary of SABMiller who bottle Coca-Cola in Zambia. Chibamba was […]

Zambia Diary | Day 5 | The rise of Zambian Civil Society

Jane and Victor Simfukwe of Transaid You will have to forgive me for continuously commenting on how things have changed but they have! And here’s another thing – the rise of the Zambian NGO. The last 15-20 years has seen the development of the Civil Society Sector (Third Sector) as government policy has changed and […]

Zambia Diary | Day 4 | Contact with SABMiller

The big news from today is that I have made contact with the right person in SABMiller and we are going to meet on Saturday. We were secretly getting a bit concerned about this! The person we will be meeting is Chibamba Kanyama who is the Corporate Affairs Director at Zambian Breweries, a subsidiary of […]

Verifying delivery and paying for it

Following on from my post of yesterday pointing out that if ColaLife is going to succeed it needs to recognise and respect the profit motive of its potential hosts (ie all those involvled, post bottling, in the Coca-Cola distribution system), I have contacted Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS fame and Benjamin Lyon of the significant off-shoot: […]