Category: Education

Zambia’s Owesome Twosome

By Rob Tanner and Andy Naylor It can take more than 24 hours to fly from the United Kingdom (UK) to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. No wonder then that few European clubs send their scouts to the southeastern African country and its neighbours in search of footballing talent, especially when there is no guarantee the long trip will be worth their while. The pathway to the European leagues for young Zambian players has been a difficult one to navigate but tomorrow (Sunday) two members of the country’s national team could go head-to-head in the Premier League for the first...

KAMWAMBI 2012 ZAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER PUTS AFCON ALLOWANCES CLAIMS TO BED

By Robinson Kunda- Sports Reporter – Feed Me Sports Zambia CHIPOLOPOLO 2012 Africa Cup winning Team Manager,Lusekelo Kamwambi says all members of the continental title winning squad were paid their allowances and other entitlements inclusive of daily allowances in full and got a share from the $1.5 million prize money. Kamwambi said the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and government met all its obligations that were due to the players and anyone claiming to be owed money in form of allowances just needs time to remember. “I was a team manager and I remember the Africa Cup prize money was...

TOTAL BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS AND REGULATE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

By Conwell Hakapya, Executive Director, Citizens Environmental and Social Concern (CESCo) +260 97 7766117 PLASTIC pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues globally and Zambia in particular. This problem is mainly necessitated by the rapid, increasing, and uncontrolled production of disposable plastic products which are overwhelming Zambia’s ability to deal with them especially after-life. In 1950 the world produced only 2 million tons of plastic per year. Since then, annual production has increased nearly 200-fold, reaching 381 million tons of plastic produced in 2015. Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled. About 12%...

My Story With China, reflects Peter Chikwampu

  By Peter Chikwampu In a bid to enhance international cooperation and open itself up to the world, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has for several years been organising and hosting capacity-building training seminars for different professions and fields, for both developed and developing countries. Many scholars, professionals and academicians have benefited from these educative, informative and mind-opening seminars in China over the years, and I am no exception. In 2017, I attended one of these seminars, from 29 September to 19 October, together with two other Zambians. The training seminar was for leaders of Local Governments from English-Speaking...

Maiko Zulu seeks NAC and ZAMCOPS revamp

By Derrick Sinjela When Emmanuel Nyirenda served as Permanent Secretary at the then Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services (MIBS), Dorcas IIunga-Chileshe and Kenneth Musamvu presided over the formation of Journalists Against Piracy in Zambia (JAPIZ), whose inaugural leaders was diplomat, Herbert Mutabi and Rosaria Lubumbashi. This development increased coverage of intellectual property issues, with then World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General, Professor Mpazi Sinjela and Constable Omari Muwowo (Superintendent) taking centre stage in moulding journalists and media workers. Quinquagenarian 50-year-old Singaporean Daren Tang Heng Shim is the fifth and current Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization,...

Step Up to Your Next Level of Entertainment with DStv

By Derrick Sinjela What’s better than an upgrade to more world-class entertainment on DStv? An upgrade to even more entertainment at no extra cost! This is what DStv Access, Family and Compact subscribers can look forward to when they upgrade from 5 January, for a limited period. DStv customers can still Choose Joy and wipe away the January blues in the New Year with the exciting Step Up offer! Customers who upgrade, or reconnect to the next highest package, will get a further booster to an even higher package at no additional cost! “We understand that this time of year...

Advance child rights broadcasts, Vusumuzi Sifile courts media

By Derrick Sinjela As southern African countries joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) on Sunday, 6th March, 2022, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Executive Director Vusumuzi Sifile called on broadcasters in the region to feature more content by and about children, sensitizing the masses on the need to end violence against Children.   The ICDB is commemorated every first Sunday of March annually, as a way of encouraging broadcasters across the world to raise awareness on issues affecting children. With the 2022 ICDB themed “Ending Violence Against Children Through Safe Media”....

Role of the Media in the fight against COVID-19 & COVID19 Vaccinations

  By ENOCK NGOMA Media Liaison Committee (MLC) Chairperson ZAMBIA as a country has one of the most vibrant media in the Southern African region with some of the best journalists. I personally and of course in my capacity as Chairperson of the Media Liaison Committee (MLC), I can safely say that I am very proud of our journalists. This is a blend of the young and veterans like me who execute their duties diligently. The manner the media has covered the Covid-19 pandemic from the time it first broke out in Zambia up to now is amazing, even under...

Close Cancer Care Gap, pleads TOFAZA

By Derrick Sinjela and Idah Muleya Chongo Tobacco –Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA) Executive Director Brenda Chitindi is urging Government to increase tobacco taxes and escalate funding at Cancer Hospital in in line with the Friday, 4th February, 2022 ‘CLOSE THE CARE GAP’ World Cancer Day theme. Ms. Chitindi is pleading with the Zambia government to invest in comprehensive cancer control programmes including tobacco control to see greater benefits for everyone and fewer deaths from tobacco related cancers. Ms. Chitindi is worried that tobacco consumption causes lung cancer, causes cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus (throat) ],...

CIDRZ supports MOH with ICT equipment worth over K18million

By Theresa Kalenga and Derrick Sinjela The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) with support from US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has over the last few years donated over ZMW 18million in Tablets, computers, and ICT support. CIDRZ Director for PROUD-Z and Strategic Information, Dr. Thea Savory handed over assorted items worth eighty-five thousand, five hundred and six kwacha (ZMW85, 506) and seven hundred and three dollars, forty-five cents (USD703.45) that shall be used in health facilities. Lusaka Province Health Director, Dr. Consity Mwale is grateful for...

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