Category: Gender & health

Re-screen final selected 2017 student bursary prods Lewis Mwape

Re-screen final selected 2017 student bursary prods Lewis Mwape

Monday 2nd January, 2017, Lusaka The Ministry of Higher Education must re-screen the final selected list of students that will be on student bursary scheme to eliminate those children whose parents or relatives have used their possitions to access facilities meant to benefit the poor and vulnerable households. Our concern is that more than 60 percent of those who have been left out on scheme might be poor and vulnerable and may not afford to meet the cost of university education especially those coming from our rural areas and urban poor and vulnerable households. While we appreciate the economic recovery...

RTSA GRANTS ROAD TAX PAYMENT EXTENSION

RTSA GRANTS ROAD TAX PAYMENT EXTENSION

By FREDRICK MUBANGA HEAD – PUBLIC RELATIONS   LUSAKA, 31st December, 2016 — THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has given a grace period of 14 days within which motorists should acquire motor vehicle and trailer licences (road tax) and road service licences for the year 2016. All motorists and Public Service Vehicle Operators have been given an extension of up to 14th January, 2017 to pay for the required licenses. Therefore, there will be no enforcement of the validity of said documents until the stated grace period has expired. The Agency is providing this grace period to accommodate...

Harry Kalaba’s Leadership viewpoint beyond Happy 2017

Harry Kalaba’s Leadership viewpoint beyond Happy 2017

          By Harry Kalaba, PF Bahati MP As we prepare to start a brand-new year tomorrow, I wish to reflect on leadership as promised in my first article. And I wish to do so in honour of my late father Mr. Simon Chisha Harry Kalaba who served as Bahati MP for 17 years from 1974 to 1991 and from whom I learnt an unforgettable lesson that leadership is at best a lonely endeavour. No matter how big your team, sometimes it’s just about you. You are all you have, meaning that at some critical moments, all...

NGOCC 2016 REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017

NGOCC 2016 REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017

By Sara H. Longwe-NGOCC BOARD CHAIRPERSON Media Release Saturday 31st  December 2016 In a few days time, the year 2016 comes to a close and we open yet another chapter as we welcome the year 2017. The end of the year provides an excellent opportunity for us as a nation to reflect on our collective achievements and failures from which we can draw lessons in the pursuit of a more prosperous Zambia for all. In order for us to forge ahead as a nation, it is imperative that we re-focus and strategize on how to propel an all-inclusive development agenda...

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

2016-2021 Members of Parliament Zambia Presiding Officers Speaker Hon. Patrick Matibini, MP First Deputy Speaker Hon. Catherine Namugala , MP Second Deputy Speaker Hon. Mwimba Malama , MP Whips Government Chief Whip – PF Hon. Richard Musukwa, MP Leader of the Opposition – UPND Hon. Jacob Mwiimbu, MP Deputy Chief Whip – PF Hon. Stephen Chungu, MP Charles Romel Banda, MP Constituency: Kapoche Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF) Portfolio: Minister – Tourism and Arts Whiteson Banda, MP Constituency: Milanzi Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF) Portfolio: Back Bench – <none> Ephraim Kaang’andu Belemu, MP Constituency: Mbabala Political Party: United Party for...

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst  “I worry terribly for the future of my family and families round the world A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world’s future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find...

Will Andrew Kamanga and Ponga Liwewe deliver?

Will Andrew Kamanga and Ponga Liwewe deliver?

By Derrick Sinjela DESPITE Zambia failing to qualify to the 2017 African Cup of Nations, soccer fans remain hopeful that the Chipolopolo lads will do so for the 2018 edition. Gilbert Bwalya expressed optimism that Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President Andrew Kamanga and General Secretary Ponga Liwewe will ultimately spearhead revival of Zambian football. Following Zambia’s maiden 2012 African Cup of Nations victory, registered by then FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya, General Secretary George Kasengele, Herve Renaud and Christopher Katongo, success for the Chipolopolo has been elusive www.derricksinjela.blogspot.com              

New Zealand’s Auckland First City to enter 2017

New Zealand’s Auckland First City to enter 2017

By BBC News AUCKLAND in New Zealand became the first major world city to receive 2017. Fireworks erupted from the 328m (1,080ft) tall Sky Tower in the city centre. Polynesia and Pacific Islands including Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati entered 2017 at 10:00 GMT. Many cities around the world have stepped up security for New York’s Eve celebrations, after a year in which attackers drove lorries into crowds in Berlin and Nice. In Paris, Madrid and New York, concrete barriers and heavy goods vehicles will be used to block off central squares where crowds gather to celebrate.

People’s Redemption Party President Jerry SiKazwe optimistic beyond 2017

People’s Redemption Party President Jerry SiKazwe optimistic beyond 2017

By Ashton Kelly Bunda. PEOPLE’S Redemption Party President Jerry Sikazwe hopes Zambians will take advantage of 2017 by making corrections on social, economic and democratic areas of failure. Obviously in a jovial festive season mood, Mr. Sikazwe in a walk-in-interview barely a few hours into 2017 appealed to the Zambians to remain steadfast, maintain and guard jealously the “Oasis of Peace” fame. However, now 71-year-old Sikazwe conceded that life has not been smooth sailing for Zambia viewed as good governance pace setters, a political ingredient sought after by potential investors. Sikazwe emphasized in his 2017 New Year message that Zambia...

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