Category: Education

UNZA inks climate resilient road infrastructure MoU with RDA & 6 pärtners

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Centre of Engaged Excellence (CoEE) with Road Development Agency (RDA) for the development of climate resilient infrastructure standards and codes for the transport sector in Zambia on Friday, 21st May 2021. The MoU has been signed between RDA, Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), National Council for Construction (NCC), UNZA, Mulungushi University (MU), Copperbelt University (CBU) and the NTU International as a consultancy firm. In a Friday 21st May 2021 Media Statement, Damaseke Chibale...

The State of the Financial Sector in Zambia worries Fresher Siwale

… to Derrick Sinjela and other citizens By Fresher Siwale –President of the New Labour Party (NLP) ‘Truth be Told’ the ‘Financial Sector in Zambia’ is in limbo and cannot be relied upon to undertake national development. And this ‘State of Affairs’ has a history but unfortunately the powers that be have been neglecting to address the problem either they are ignorant and do not understand the problem or it is sheer negligence. The problem of our financial sector started with the ‘Mortgage Crisis’ of 1972, which remains unresolved to date. Zambia happens to be the first nation on earth...

Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda launches Partners for A Malaria-Free Zambia Project

By Derrick Sinjela, Ashton Kelly Bunda and Esther Munika Mwanashiku HEALTH Minister Jonas Kamima Chanda is worried that malaria is the most common cause of deaths among the under five children, accounting for 8 million confirmed and clinical cases and about 50,000 deaths per year in Zambia, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistical data. Launching the US$6 million Partners for A Malaria-Free Zambia Project by World Vision International, Rotary International and Gates and Melinda Foundation, Dr Chanda is elated that the collaboration is strengthening government efforts in the fight against malaria as the country strives to eliminate the epidemic....

Catholic Bishops elect Archbishop Ignatius Chama ZCCB President

Lusaka, Thursday, 6th May,2021-The Catholic Bishops in Zambia have elected Most Rev. Ignatius Chama, Archbishop of Kasama as the president of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops. Most Rev. Ignatius Chama takes over from Bishop George Lungu who was elected president in 2018. Most Rev. Ignatius Chama who has been Vice President was elected at the just ended ZCCB Extended Executive Meeting held on 4th May, 2021 at Kapingila ZCCB House in Lusaka. Rt. Rev. Charles Kasonde, Bishop of Solwezi is now the Vice President and Staffing Committee member. ZCCB Secretary General Fr. Cleophas Lungu has made the announcement in...

Japanese Ambassador Mizuuchi Ryuta hands over 90 books to UNZA Professor Luke Mumba

Japanese Ambassador Mizuuchi Ryuta hands over 90 books to UNZA Professor Luke Mumba By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda Japanese Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Mizuuchi Ryuta, has called for the promotion of academic relations between the two countries through the University of Zambia (UNZA) particularly by means of the existing collaboration with the School of Veterinary Medicine. Ambassador Mizuuchi said this at the handover ceremony of 90 Japanese books donated by the Nippon Foundation to UNZA Main Library on Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 at his Residence in Kabulonga, Lusaka. Ambassador Mizuuchi says since 2008, the Nippon Foundation of Japan...

Pressure mounts on FCTC domestication of Tobacco and Nicotine Products Control Bill … as Zambia Youth Alliance petitions Health Minister Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda PRESSURE is mounting on the Zambian Government to domesticate the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) a global aspiration gathering dust at the Ministry of Health (MoH), 13 years after the country ratified the United Nations (UN) pledge. After realising a tortoise pace at which the FCTC is walking, a Monday 19th April, 2021 Petition by Zambia Youth Alliance (ZYA) Director Mr. Samson Mwale, as a Principal Petitioner) and five others Mwape Mwenya, Rabecca Nayame, Akakulubelwa Mwangana, Moses Silungwe and Shekinah Mwale sought audience with Dr. Chanda, but could only interact with Permanent...

Study in Russia Virtual Education Fair

Rosatom and Russian Universities are pleased to launch Virtual Education Fair «Study in Russia». This free event will showcase Russian Universities Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees, especially programs related with Nuclear Engineering. Participants will be able to directly engage with Russian Universities representatives, as well as senior experts in the field and distinguished academic professors. Together, they will not only be able to address any queries related to university admission, but also to discover Russian Universities opportunities for international students. The Study in Russia Virtual Education Fair is presented in partnership with: • National Research Nuclear University (MEPHI) • National Research...

Rosatom Launches Atoms for Humanity Global Nuclear Awareness Campaign on 30 April

  In order to power a better future, we need a clean and reliable source of energy, just like nuclear. However, modern nuclear technology is much more than green electricity. It is a versatile tool needed to solve the most urgent challenges of today and tomorrow. It is indispensable to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Unfortunately, many people around the world see nuclear as yet another source of electricity. Emboldened by the desire to rectify this injustice Rosatom launches Atoms for Humanity, a unique nuclear awareness initiative. Rosatom believes that it is high time to put a human at...

MultiChoice Zambia Pays Courtesy Call on First President KK

  MultiChoice Zambia Pays Courtesy Call on First President KK Press Release Wednesday 28th April 2021Lusaka, Zambia MULTICHOICE Zambia senior staff members have paid a courtesy call on the first Republican president of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda to appreciate his efforts in Africa’s liberation struggles and the role he continues to play in helping sustain peace and justice in Zambia. A courtesy call by Multichoice Zambia senior staff comes as the former president celebrates his 97th birthday on April 28th 2021 and ahead of celebrations to mark Africa’s Freedom Month, which is commemorated during the month of May. During the...

Ill woman recalls how her visit to a witchdoctor changed her life a year before.

Ill woman recalls how her visit to a witchdoctor changed her life a year before. AN ailment which doctors could not identify for the last ten years made Georgina Shatewa’s life to turn desperate. The 36-year-old woman said that she was admitted in various hospitals in the country but all her health status did was to turn from bad to worse. “I have been to both government and private hospitals in Zambia but they were not able to identify what I was suffering from,” Shatewa said. She said that since she started her job as a real estate investor in...

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