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Zambian children demand inclusion during the consultation stage of CDF projects


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By Samuel Mbewe in Lusaka As most stakeholders commends the new dawn administration for increasing the Constituency Development Fund – CDF- from K1.6 million in 2021 to 30.6 million in 2024 which has seen the implementation of various projects in rural settings, children have demanded for inclusion during the consultation stage of these projects. According to Research Gate publication, children are important stakeholder group as they constitute 34% of the world’s citizens, and their actions will determine our collective future. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) created a consensus that children’s views must be taken...

PROTECT AFRICAN CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL “KIDDIE PACKS” TOBACCO, SAYS ATCA


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PROTECT AFRICAN CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL “KIDDIE PACKS” TOBACCO, SAYS ATCA July 7, 2024 ….Lusaka Globally, public health promotion has constantly come under pressure due to an array of harmful activities such as tobacco consumption which puts at risk millions of lives, especially those of children who are now targeted by “Kiddies Packs”, a new form of cigarette packaging aimed at attracting young ones, FRANCIS LUNGU reports. This has caused 60 tobacco control advocates representing 54 organisations from 25 African countries, Zambia inclusive, to appeal to the government of Pakistan to refuse the alleged push by the British American Tobacco (BAT)...

“TI-Z’s Raymond Mutale seeks Financial Transparency in Zambia’s Political Party finaning” …as ZCID’s Doreen Njovu Calls for Financial Reform”


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By Derrick Sinjela Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) Acting Executive Director Raymond Mutale spoke at a validation meeting on political party and campaign financing regulation. The Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) Executive Director, Ms. Doreen Njovu, delivered a keynote speech at a plenary workshop on political party and campaign finance regulation. Ms. Njovu expressed gratitude to stakeholders and political parties for their participation in the technical meeting, which aimed to analyze the regulatory landscape and develop legislative recommendations. Mr. Mutale expressed delight to address the issue, which is gaining global attention. Substantively serving as TI-Z Programmes Manager, Mutale emphasized that...

Zambian forest reserve rebounds with a little assistance


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By Ryan Truscott on 20 June 2024 Conservationists and farmers have restored large parts of a forest reserve in Zambia in just four years through natural regeneration. The Katanino Forest Reserve had lost more than 58% of its forest cover by 2019, when dozens of families living inside it and cutting trees to make charcoal were finally evicted by state officials. A restoration project launched that same year by conservation group WeForest and local partners has used assisted natural regeneration, a light-touch forest restoration method, to grow back more than 500 hectares (1,240 acres) of the reserve’s tree cover. The...

“_ZAMBIA TANZANIA KENYA POWER LINK_”


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By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda Energy Minister Peter Chibwe Kapala has announced a $300 million project to connect Zambia and Tanzania with an interconnector line, enabling the export of excess power from Tanzania. Currently, Zambia faces a 195MW power deficit, with only 200MW being recorded. Ndola Energy is set to add 105MW, and the private sector will be sought to bridge the remaining gap. Once completed, the project will power various industries. During a Monday 17th June 2024 Press Conference held jointly with Chief Government Spokesperson, Mr. Cornelius Mweetwa, Mr. Kapala clarified that $80 million is the remaining balance...

Costa Mwansa applauds Muvi TV


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By Joel Mwanza, Where it all began……MUVI TV 21 years of private TV broadcast at a time when state broadcasting was the NORM. Kudos to the vision of Steve Nyirenda. The fruits of Angel Phiri and the team can be seen all over Zambia’s TV landscape. Happy 21 years, Muvi TV. We Salute Che Mutale, Frank Sibbuku, Alister Sibbuku, Gerald Singwa, Metrix Chipeta, Chris Mongri Zulu, Henry Joe Sakala, Augustine Paul Lungu, Mutolo Mwamba, Mutinta Chiseko, Chibesa Ngwira, Pamela Lishika, Mubanga Mulenga, Mabvuto Phiri, Kennedy Phiri, Allan Mtonga and the whole team Eddie Lover. Be the first to like. Like...

“Majesty Meets Mining: Queen Nkandu Makili Beltz Mungusa Takes Copper to the World Center Stage”

“Majesty Meets Mining: Queen Nkandu Makili Beltz Mungusa Takes Copper to the World Center Stage”


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“Majesty Meets Mining: Queen Nkandu Makili Beltz Mungusa Takes Copper to the World Center Stage” By Derrick Sinjela QUEEN Nkandu Beltz, Managing Director of Beltz Mining Limited, has been nominated to speak at the Copper to the World 2024 Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide, Southern Australia. The conference, which will be held from June 18 to 19, 2024, will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, innovation sessions, and an exhibition showcasing project opportunities and ground-breaking innovations. Ms. Beltz will share her insights on the global copper market and her company’s contributions to the industry alongside Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia, Elias...

UEFA Euro 2024 is finally here on GOtv! Catch it all on GOtv and see history being made!


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Get ready to enjoy the UEFA Euro 2024 with GOtv as we gear up to give you the best of European football! We’re here for you so where have you been? Sit tight and enjoy this year’s tournament right from the comfort of your living room. Matchday 1 of the Euros will begin on Friday 14 June and end on Tuesday 18 June. The round of fixtures opens with the hosts Germany taking on Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Group A. With Toni Kroos playing his final international tournament, it’s going to be personal for him and he’ll be...

The Youth of Zambia, Inheriting Uncertainty or Opportunity?


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The Youth of Zambia, Inheriting Uncertainty or Opportunity? Written by Lawrence Nacidze, B.A Economics with business administration, A research fellow at Impact Center for Policy and Research. In Zambia, a nation’s pulse is measured by the rhythm of its youth. They stand at a crossroads between uncertainty and opportunity. The land beneath their feet, a symbol of potential, is mired in policies that often fail to address their needs. Zambia’s youth, vibrant and eager, are the backbone of tomorrow’s society. But the land, their most valuable asset, is entangled in a web of outdated policies and practices. The National Lands...

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