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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...

United Nations Development Programme REMARKS DELIVERED BY LIONEL LAURENS UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AT GREEN INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 22nd and 23rd September 2022 RADISSON BLU

  United Nations Development Programme REMARKS DELIVERED BY LIONEL LAURENS UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AT GREEN INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 22nd and 23rd September 2022 RADISSON BLU GUEST OF HONOR HON. COLLINS NZOVU – MINISTER OF GREEN ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS PRESENT COLLEAGUES FROM THE UN HERE PRESENT DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN 1. INTRODUCTION IT IS MY HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO JOIN YOU HERE TODAY FOR THE OPENING OF THE GREEN INVESTMENT CONFERENCE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE IS TO CREATE A PLATFORM FOR INTERACTION AMONG POLICY MAKERS, TECHNICAL EXPERTS, THE CSO/NGOS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND ACADEMIA WITH...

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...

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,...

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...

Hakainde Hichilema’s art friendly talk cheers American global entertainment investors

By Derrick Sinjela and Theresa Kalenga President Hakainde Hichilema assurance to artistes and art enthusiates is being seen as a breath of fresh air by the international entertainment community. The latest commendation comes from Batsheva Levy (Ms.Bodega) and Zico Gaynor (Big Chief), two American Entertainment Industry Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) now eager to woo potential Investors to Zambia,. Motivated by President Hichilema’s Tuesday 24th August 2021 Inauguration Speech at Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium, the duos plans to invest in the local arts and tourism have been boosted. “Zambia has officially sworn her Seventh (7th) Head of State, His Excellency, Mr. Hakainde...

Prince Philip finally shares burial space with Queen 👑 Elizabeth The Second

BY TILLY ALEXANDER/ Moses Zangar Jr. Did you know Prince Philip is expected to be buried alongside his beloved wife, Queen Elizabeth II, having been temporarily interred in the Royal Vault until her death? Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip passed away in April last year, with a funeral held in the same month. However, instead of being buried immediately, the late Duke of Edinburgh’s body was interred in a special royal vault so that he could be laid to rest alongside his wife after her death. The rarely seen Royal Vault is located beneath St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle,...

Felix Nkulukusa outlines ‘August 2022 Budget Performance’ transparency

By DERRICK SINJELA, HENRY CHUNZA and SAEED SIMON BANDA In August, 2022, K11.9 billion was released to finance public service delivery with K3 billion as a wage bill for public service workers – including health, teaching, and service personnel, says Secretary to the Treasury, Felix Nkulukusa in a Ministry of Finance and National Planning Sunday, 18th September, 2022 Among the significant releases made in August, 2022, was K537.6 million which went towards payment of redundancy packages for former Indeni workers; K227.4 million for the Food Security Pack; K200.7 million for the Youth and Women Empowerment component under the Constituency Development...

“A call to action – against offensive tendencies,” prods Most Rev. Dr. Alick Banda Archbishop of Lusaka.

By Most Rev. Dr. Alick Banda Archbishop of Lusaka. Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! 1. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ and people of good will. I hereby wish to address a thorny issue inter alia other issues that seem to be slowly taking root in our society, albeit complacency from the State and the law enforcement agencies. 2. In the last 12 months, we have witnessed an increase in the number of incidents and events that promote LGBTG+ tendencies contrary to the Laws of Zambia and our Zambian culture. Additionally, there has been an...

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