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Kampamba Mulenga preaches power of Information & Education

Kampamba Mulenga preaches power of Information & Education

December 21
00:41 2017

By Ashton Kelly Bunda

Information Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga says the Patriotic Front (PF) has not departed from vision of its founding father President, the late Michael Chilufya Sata as doing so will amount to betrayal.

Ms. Mulenga, one of the first female District chairperson after succeeding as treasurer at  Kalonga Ward in Kalulushi constituency, Copperbelt Province wants the media to inform Zambians on milestone achievements  recorded by the Patriotic Front (PF) Government.

Featuring at a PF Interactive Forum at Lusaka’s Chrismar Hotel, Ms. Mulenga said: “There a lot of positively beautiful things to tell the world about Zambia,  do not just dwell on the negatives  and challenges. We now have Southern and Central African people coming to seek health services in Zambia due to our comparative quality infrastructure and medical manpower advantage”.

Kalulushi Member of Parliament (MP) says the PF 2016-2021 Manifesto is upbeat on improving  media in Zambia and transforming the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) into a truly public  media entity.

Mulenga explained that Government engaged ZNBC partnerships with DStv , GOtv and TopStar television and issued 43 television licences.

“You know if President Sata rose from the dead, he would give kudus to us all now led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu,” said Mulenga vowing to modernize public media by sending Zambia National Information Service (ZANIS ) and Zambia National Broadcasting Service (ZNBC)  employees for training to  China. ZANIS will have a 24 hour a state of the art equipment channel tasked with informing, educating and entertaining Zambia.

The Chief government spokesperson disclosed the apart from the plans to refurbishing Kitwe studios and the 6 provincial studios that includes Solwezi and  Choma with state of the art equipment  .

She explained that  they will boast  the Film industry by helping local artists to sign memorandums  of Understanding  with international film industry in an effort to upgrade local movie content  which is sought  after by international television moving forward to January 2018 when they host  an INDABA with international film industry .

MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Kampamba Mulenga during the pressbriefing yesterday.PICTURE:COLLINS PHIRi 17/11/2016

On infrastructure Mulenga said that PF has made tremendous strides   in building infrastructure in the constituency which has 108 wards with road network at 95 percent and the area has seen the coming up of more school since independence, and that the location of health centers has come close to the people and no woman will ever walk more than five kilometres to the hospital .

She explained despite facing challenges with teachers housing they have managed to   install   street lights in Chambeshi from that there used to be high illiteracy levels among women due early pregnancies and marriages as there were few schools but it is thing of the past since the PF have got in a revolution in building schools and that she worked in conjunction with the councilors and the mayor.

Kampamba the youthful female teacher who started her enterprising political career in 2001 said her administration is working round the clock to add value to agriculture  and forestry through creating industries that will employ youths .

Information Minister Kampamba, Mulenga Godfrey Malama, Amb Yang Youming at First China Zambia Media Awards 12 Dec 2017 pix by Derrick Sinjela

She said that  her  constituency  is living  is a testimony of having  won the first prize at Zambia Agriculture Commercial Show (ZACS) and is now competing with one of the bread baskets of southern Africa in agriculture Mpongwe  farming block on the Copper belt  and that maize is plenty and helped  bringing mealie meal prices down.

Mulenga also narrated that women in her area are now committed in rearing chicken and live stoke in general to diversify from depending on the traditional mining industry.

“We are expanding improved access to incomes by encouraging Kalulushi, women to become more passionate in agriculture as rearing chicken is a venture worth emulating,” We must all go into goat keeping as a means of diversifying from the mining industry,” Kampamba advised.

 

 

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