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JCTR – Zambia Deputy Executive Director Father Alex Muyebe Press Release Wednesday 8th April, 2020 ‘Upholding Social Justice at the Workplace in the Wake of COVID-19’

Press Release 8th April, 2020 Upholding Social Justice at the Workplace in the Wake of COVID-19 On 31st December 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organisation (WHO) of an outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus causing severe illness and even death in some cases. The WHO subsequently named this as COVID-19. As of April 5th, 2020, over 1.2 million COVID-19 cases with over 60,000 deaths were recorded globally. Zambia has so far recorded 39 cases, 7 recoveries and 1 death as of 8th April 2020. Various measures have been promoted at both local and global level in order...

BNNB Statement 7thApril, 2020 POOR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: MORE DAMAGING ON POOR HOUSEHOLDS

BNNB Statement Tuesday 7thApril, 2020 POOR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: MORE DAMAGING ON POOR HOUSEHOLDS. The country has in the past month been faced with both economic and social difficulties. We have seen the country’s currency losing value against major currencies. From the 2nd to the 26th of March 2020 the Kwacha depreciated against the US dollar by 18.6 percent. On 2nd March 2020, the Kwacha traded at K15.22 to US$1. By 26th March, the Kwacha had moved to K18.05 to US$1. About the same time, we were faced with a shortage of the country’s staple food; mealie meal, which in turn...

Free Press Initiative (FPI Zambia) founder Joan Chirwa welcomes the jailing of a Chipata PF cadre Frank Mwale to two years imprisonment for assaulting Breeze FM journalist Grace Lungu

Free Press Initiative (FPI Zambia) founder Joan Chirwa welcomes the jailing of a Chipata PF cadre Frank Mwale to two years imprisonment for assaulting Breeze FM journalist Grace Lungu

FPI WELCOMES JAILING OF A CHIPATA PF CADRE FOR ASSAULTING A JOURNALIST The FPI Zambia welcomes the jailing of a Chipata PF cadre to two years imprisonment for assaulting Breeze FM journalist Grace Lungu. Grace was assaulted by Frank Mwale while covering the Mkomba ward by-election in February, 2019. The judgment passed by the Lundazi Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 6, 2020, should serve as a strong warning to all political party cadres, regardless of affiliation, that an assault on journalists will not go unpunished. Journalists deserve total protection and freedom to carry out their duties. Inflicting fear in them...

Felix Chipota Mutati prefers debt restructuring as delayed payment of US$11.2 billion international liability is a disastrous decision

Felix Chipota Mutati prefers debt restructuring as delayed payment of US$11.2 billion international liability is a disastrous decision

By Favourite Jenala Kalando in Lusaka, Zambia FORMER Finance Minister Felix Chipota Mutati is seeking a rapid response as the economy continue to be adversely affected by the global lockdown and poor performance of the Zambian Kwacha against international convertible currencies. As experts and communities equally continue to dialogue over the best mode of debt restructuring, her US$11.2 billion international liability, Mr. Mutati advised Finance Minister Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu that postponing repayment schedules for 2022, 2024 and 2025 to 2027 is not a lasting solution. Accordingly, the former Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Lunte Member of Parliament (MP) in the...

“A clash of Science, Opinion, Conspiracy and possible paranoia” writes Professor Mulindi Mwanahamuntu

‘A Healthy People, Build a Wealthy Nation’ Doctor’s Corner with Professor Mulindi Mwanahamuntu Wuhan in China was under severe lockdown because of a common cold virus that was killing too many people when compared to other similar common cold viruses. The world watched, passing its opinion backed by early science and statistical figures that were emanating from China. In China itself, the alleged government’s opinion to muzzle the disease had its biggest ridicule when an ophthalmology doctor who first released the scare through his observation of unusual deaths died of the very Covid-19 received tweets of heroism. Government then became a...

“Leadership Movement will maintain and sustain the Food Basket using the energy of the Youth” pledges Dr. Richard Silumbe

By Derrick Sinjela LEADERSHIP Movement (LM) leader Richard Silumbe says once in Government his team will galvanised the energy of young people as a means of maintaining and sustaining the national food basket. In a Sunday 5th April 2020 Press Statement issued in Zambia’s Capital City of Lusaka, Leadership Movement President, Dr. Richard Silumbe pledged to use the youth dividend in securing the country’s food security. Dr. Silumbe says time is nigh within which it is necessary to positive utilize the zeal and tenacity of young people in food production in all of Zambia’s  ten (10) provinces, namely Central, Copperbelt,...

Bachelorhood has confused me – Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba (FTJ) laments

The rally was at Kitwe’s Freedom Park and was broadcast live on national TV. He was in high spirits and, as usual, at his lyrical best. Introducing candidate Mwanawasa, he began: “Ba Mwanawasa te bashimbe nga ine.” He then broke into song: “Ubushimbe nabumpesha amano mayo ubushimbe…” After the musical interlude, he turned to how he dribbled all the presidential hopefuls in the MMD and settled for Mwanawasa. “Ala muma politics bane mwabe njuka. Nalibadilibula bonse,” he told the cheering crowd, praising himself as a ‘political engineer.

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