Category: Business

STARLINK or e-NUDITY [The Worrying Case of Hakainde HICHILEMA and his Naivete]

__________________ Hakainde HICHILEMA is naive. The origins of this lack of the required sophistication and capacity for sound judgment on his part remain uninvestigated. But what is NOT in doubt is that Hakainde HICHILEMA is a villager. I know. Don’t ask me how. He is my brother. But this villager, Hakainde HICHILEMA is our Republican President today. That matters. Trust me, left alone to his own wiles and ways, without the required tutelage, scrutiny and monitoring, Hakainde HICHILEMA would plunge Zambia into total foreign capture and danger. Hakainde HICHILEMA requires to be watched, both closely and carefully. The citizens must...

Rodney Malindi Sikumba unveils Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) Board🇿🇲”

By DERRICK SINJELA Tourism Minister Rodney Malindi Sikumba has unveiled the new Board of the Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA). While the process of enacting a new board took long, Mr. Sikumba having a team of men and women giving corporate governance direction to the Zambia Tourism Agency, guarantees ZTA’s role in marketing tourism. From the outset Sikumba stated that the responsibilities of the ZTA involve providing direction to the agency, establishing a policy-based governance system, setting strategic goals, providing leadership and over-sight to ensure that Zambia Tourism Agency achieves its mandate. The following are the Board Members; 1. Mr. Daniel...

RUMINATIONS [On Lusaka’s Streets, an African’s Journey]_____________

RUMINATIONS [On Lusaka’s Streets, an African’s Journey] _____________ THE other day, I was having coffee at the Eastpark MALL, a present-day fixture of Capitalism and materialism, a somewhat required evil. Noteworthy is that it was coffee that Zambia didn’t grow, a dollar lost. As the aroma of that coffee wafted onto my nostrils, jolting my brain into heightened alertness, I reflected at just how dominant foreign goods were in Zambia’s economy. Jobs lost. Capital flight. Low per capita income. Poverty. A deluge of thoughts hit me. I fought back a tear. The coffee done, I found myself on Thabo MBEKI...

Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 – Ministry of Green Economy and Environment Announcement of Publication of Approved Timber Concession Licences Lusaka

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA MINISTRY OF GREEN ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT Press Release ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION OF APPROVED TIMBER CONCESSION LICENCES LUSAKA, Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 – THE Ministry of Green Economy and Environment wishes to inform members of the public that it has concluded the evaluation of timber concession licence applications. The application process of concession licences was extended on two occasions in order to allow enough time for citizens to complete the application process and ensure that more Zambians participate in the timber industry. A total of 1,560 application forms were issued by the Forestry Department to applicants. An unprecedented...

Views on corruption drive attitude to tax systems across the globe

Thursday, 22 September, 2022  Press  Release VIEWS on corruption drive attitude to tax systems across the globe Trust in tax systems is at its highest when taxpayers perceive low levels of corruption and diversion of funds Taxpayers’ attitudes about paying taxes correlate closely with perceived levels of corruption, according to a major new study, Public Trust in Tax, by accountancy bodies ACCA and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). A survey of 5,900 people across 14 countries – many in developing economies – found that trust in tax systems is lower when taxpayers perceive higher levels of corruption and diversion...

CHILDREN’S PARLIAMENT 2022

By Beatrice Mumba ON MONDAY, 18th July, 2022, the National Children’s Parliament was held under the theme ” Economic recovery for children’s prosperity ” at the Lusaka City council Chambers on Independence Avenue. During the Parliament Session coordinated by the Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR), the participating Children, representing ten provinces; Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western deliberated on effects as individuals and a body corporate, including giving out reasons as to why the Children’s Code Bill must be enacted into law. Mundia Lubinda, one of the children that participated noted that the Zambian...

Helping Chalo a film about Tobacco Harm Reduction premiered

  … Mwape is using digital storytelling to amplify unheard narratives and foster conversations and training on tobacco harm reduction. By Francis Maingaila Lusaka (20-09-2022-Zambia24) – An international multi-award-winning filmmaker who premiered recently launched a film called ‘Helping Chalo’ at the Numetro Cinema in Lusaka he is advocating for safer methods. Emmanuel Mwape told journalists in an event launched on 9th September 22 event that was attended by local health personnel, media personalities, content creators and the general public tells the story touches on various subjects that border on human rights, nicotine products, cessation, drug control, tobacco control, drug laws,...

PS Lackson Kasonka schools medical doctors

By Kelvin Phiri, Lusaka… Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 MINISTRY of Health (MoH) Permanent Secretary-Technical Services Lackson Kasonka has advised medical doctors to offer distinguished service to the nation. Professor Kasonka says medical doctors must place patients at the center of the profession and that it calls for a sacrifice Prof. Kasonka reminded the medical practitioners to observe professional conduct and to refrain from engaging in wrongful behavior that will drag the profession into disrepute. The Permanent Secretary stressed the need for medical doctors to service the community with utmost diligence and hard work. Prof. Kasonka was speaking during an induction...

UPND dining with Tobacco Industry at the expense of Zambians, protests ZAMNAT’s Paxina Phiri

By Maria Sunga and DERRICK SINJELA Zambia Media Network Against Tobacco (ZAMNAT) President Paxina Phiri is disappointed at the way the United Party for National Development (UPND) ‘New Dawn Alliance Administration’ is treating the Tobacco Control Bill as indulgence with the tobacco industry is clearly evident. In a Wednesday, 21st August, 2022 Press Statement -, a worried Ms. Phiri said it is shocking to note that the tobacco industry through the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and industry (ZACCI) invited the Ministry of Health to a round table meeting when the government, according to article 5:3 of the World Health Organizations...

Majority of Zambians wanted Bill 10, insists advocate Prince J. Ndoyi

By Derrick Sinjela Barely a week after United Party for National Development (UPND) parliamentarian celebrated failure of Bill Ten of 2019,  Bill 10 advocates led by Prince J. Ndoyi insist that a majority of Zambian women, chiefs and disabled persons  wanted the amendment to be enacted. Speaking during a Media Briefing at  Lusaka’s ZAMCOM Lodge, Bill 10 advocate Prince Ndoyi protested that the bill once enacted, the amendment would have enhance democracy and help develop Zambia. Meanwhile bill 10 advocates have blamed opposition United party for National Development UPND of contaminating the minds of Zambians against bill 10 with falsehoods....

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