Category: Education

*CLRI WORRIED WITH “DETERIORATING SPACE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES”*

*CLRI WORRIED WITH “DETERIORATING SPACE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES”* The continental Leadership Research institute (CLRI) says it is concerned with what it has termed as “deteriorating space of civil rights and liabilities” in the country. Commenting on the allegations that police in Chingola shot at opposition United Party for National Development On Sunday, CLRI Executive Director, Paul Mundia Hakoola, said the alleged attack on the opposition leader was a direct assault on the rights of assembly and movement. He said in the recent past the country has seen a number of incidents were rights of movement and assembly have...

Zambia’s borrowing appetite worries UPPZ President Charles Chanda

Zambia’s borrowing appetite worries UPPZ President Charles Chanda By Derrick Sinjela in Kasama, Northern Province, Zambia UNITED Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda is worried over increased borrowing by the Zambian Government led by Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Vice President, Ms. Inonge Mutukwa-Wina. Responding to information attributed to Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Li Jie that the Xi Jinping leadership will provide a US&28.8 million grant toward debt repayment, Chanda found the reality as regrettable. In opposing the noted increaser in Zambia’s debt burden, Chanda cited Psalms 37: 21-22: “The wicked borrows but does not pay back,...

Charles Chanda’s Northern Province land acquisition empowerment reduces Zambia’s 1.5 million housing units deficit

Charles Chanda’s land acquisition empowerment reduces Zambia’s housing deficit By Derrick Sinjela in Kasama, Northern Province, Zambia A WORKING visit to the Northern Province had resulted in United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda acquiring a 400 hectare farm block and a 250 plot site land in Kasama. A practical Mr. Chanda is in the Northern Province inspecting UPPZ projects, bragging that the party is the only one in Zambia with a countrywide infrastructure project in Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western provinces. In addition, Chanda has secured 1,900 hectares of land in...

CCZ’s Rev. Canon Emmanuel Y. Chikoya calls for ‘Expeditious Investigations into How and Why the ‘Convicted Killers’ had access to details of their ‘Victmins’

CCZ calls for ‘Expeditious Investigations into How and Why the ‘Convicted Killers’ had access to details of their ‘Victmins’ Press Release Thursday 3rd June 2021 By Reverend Canon Emmanuel Y. Chikoya The General Secretary Stand No. 377A, Ecumenical Centre Bishop Road, Kabulonga P.O. Box 30315 Lusaka – Zambia Tel: 260-211-267744 TellFax: 260-211-267740 E-mail.irifo@ccz.org.zm www.ccz.org.zm The Council of Churches in Zambia has received with shock the story of two convicts reported to have gone on rampant raping and murdering innocent nine women and later burying them at Mukuyu farms after escaping custody from Mukobeko Correctional leaving the bereaved families in tears...

ZTP’s Ellen Makinishi calls for enhanced support towards Private Sector Development

ZTP’s Ellen Makinishi calls for enhanced support towards Private Sector Development By Derrick Sinjela “The private sector in Zambia, like in many other developing countriesis key to spur economic growth and development,” laments Private Sector Enhancement (PSE) Specialist – ZambiaTax Platform Ellen Makinishi. If effectively managed, Ms. Makinishi says the sector has potential to address most of the economic challenges that the country grapples with. As a base, mixing human skills and investment, Makinishi tagged the private sector as critical in transforming people’s lives and addressing challenges of poverty reduction, job creation, access to critical goods and services, contributions to...

MHUNZA’s Mwisala de Villiers backs ‘COMMIT TO QUIT Smoking’

MHUNZA’s Mwisala de Villiers backs ‘COMMIT TO QUIT Smoking’ By Derrick Sinjela During a Zambia Tobacco Control Consortium Press Conference at Longacres Lodge in Lusaka on Monday 31st May 2021, Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) Content and Media Manager Mwisala de Villiers reiterated that MHUNZA greatly supports the slogan ‘COMMIT TO QUIT’ as smoking affects so many people within the mental health community. While it is a known fact that many with mental illness actually smoke as a means of self medicating, Ms. de Villiers pointed out that they are new findings indicating that smokers are doubly at...

Tobacco is a silent killer, cries Prof. Fastone Matthew Goma

Tobacco is a silent killer, cries Prof. Fastone Matthew Goma By Derrick Sinjela THE World Health Organisation (WHO) World No Tobacco Day theme on Monday 31st May 2021 is ‘Quit tobacco to be a winner’ with Zambia Tobacco Control Consortium (ZTCC) Chairperson Professor Fastone Matthew Goma leading the fight, during commemoration Media Briefing convened by Center for Primary Care Research (CPCR) Director at Longacres Lodge in Lusaka. During an interactive briefing witnessed by CPCR Projects Manager Ms. Charity Syatalimi, Anti-Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Zambia (AADAZ) Executive Director Evelyn Moloka, Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) Content and Media...

Dr. John Zulu backs Zambia National Sports Day

  YOUTH, Sport and Child Development Ministry  (YSCDM) Permanent Secretary Dr. John Zulu says a ‘Home Grown  Idea’ to come up with a specific day to make innovations to sports, recognizing  outstanding athletes and allow children to air their views  on a diversity of sports disciplines will restore Zambia lost glory. A week after the Zambia’s first ever female Vice President Inonge Mutukwa-Wina gave a thumb up approval built on consent from British High Commissioner to Zambia Nicholas Woolley and United States of America Charge de Affairs to Zambia, David Young. The Vice President assented to a home grown idea...

UN-AU envoy Hanna Serwah Tetteh visits Zambia

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda SPECIAL Representative of the UN Secretary General to the African Union Hanna Serwah Tetteh, will visit Zambia read a Friday 28 May 2021 communication circulated by United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) National Information Officer Mark Maseko. According to Mr. Maseko, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union, Hanna Serwah Tetteh, will visit Zambia from Sunday 30th May to Friday 4th June 2021, as part of the United Nations’ continued engagement and support to Zambia ahead of the August...

CCZ’s Emmanuel Chikoya calls on Zambians to reflect on the ‘Cost of Freedom’

#AfricaFreedomDay Tuesday 25th May 2021 CCZ CALLS ON ZAMBIANS TO REFLECT ON THE COST OF FREEDOM The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) joins the rest of African in celebrating Africa Freedom Day which falls on the 25th of May annually. This year, the day is being commemorated under the theme, “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want’’. For us, the theme is timely in consideration of the fact that if we are to build the Africa we want, then there is no way we can do that in the absence of our culture, arts and...

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