Zambia Adventist Press (Chipongwe, ZM)

A printing project established in 1989 at Chipongwe, Zambia. For more than three decades Zambia’s literature ministry had been import-oriented. At first business had been good, but subsequent years saw the country run into economic problems due to the constant fall in value of the kwacha. Only a few book titles could be purchased, and many literature evangelists were forced to abandon the ministry. With this problem in mind, the Zambia Union began planning with the Eastern Africa Division for a publishing house. Funds were made available to the union in the form of a loan to purchase a 20-acre (eight-hectare) plot at the town of Chipongwe, south of Lusaka. Ground was broken in 1989. Actual construction had not started by 1991, but some printing equipment had been purchased: a Rolland Par...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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