Category: Gender & health

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...

‘Purely Beans – Stop them Mwakoles! pleads Zitukule Consortium’s Nicolas Phiri

‘Purely Beans – Stop them Mwakoles! By Nicholas Phiri BAMUNYINANE, this might be a long read. However, it’s in our effort to put it in black and white that progressive Zambian people can’t and won’t be fooled nor dribbled by crocked minds anymore. You don’t need common sense. You don’t need legal knowledge. You don’t even need to be educated to know that someone wants to rape our Consititution once more. All You need is to know how to read English and deceitful minds to understand that: “No man, authority, organ or institution can change or cancel the election date...

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...

NAQEZ’s Aaron Chansa tags Zambian teacher Indebtedness, ‘a time bomb’

              NAQEZ’s Aaron Chansa tags Zambian teacher Indebtedness, ‘a time bomb’ By George Sinkala in Lusaka, Lusaka Province and Derrick Sinjela in Kasama, Northern Province HURT by an increasing debt burden among teachers, National Action for Quality Education (NAQEZ) Executive Director Aaron Chansa says the time to empower Zambian teachers is now and not tomorrow. A distraught Mr. Chansa implored all banks, lending organizations, the Teaching Council of Zambia and ‘Teacher Unions’ to significantly invest in financial literacy education of teachers in Zambia. A worried Chansa says as a cross-section of interest groups continue...

Dr. John Zulu backs Zambia National Sports Day

By Derrick Sinjela 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...

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...

Profile: Dr. Ashton Mwansa Mbita Mulongoti Bunda

Profile: Dr. Bunda, Zambian Pace Setter of Human Rights Advocate He is Dr. Ashton Mwansa Mbita Mulongoti Bunda his contemporaries call him a simple honorable institution in his own right for the academic achievements garnered and his sacrifice and humble contribution he has made to the human race and mother Zambia. He was born in the winter June 22 ,1932 from the family of three . Education: The walking institution started his journey to advocating for human rights in Zambia in the year 1945 at Chipempe mission school in Kawambwa district where he completed his then standard 4 and proceeded...

General Ashton Chitoshi Bunda,a World War Profile Narrated

General Ashton Chitoshi Bunda,a World War Profile Narrated Thursday 7th May 2020 By Ashton Kelly Bunda, Derrick Sinjela and Teddy Jilapi +260977508065 Former freedom fighter Dr.Ashton Mwansa Mulongoti Bunda has appealed to the authorities of Luapula province the current and future government leaders to remember his Grand father Ashton Mbita Chitoshi Bunda who fought in the world war 1 and 2 and attained the rank of Lieutenant General in his life ,and was killed in action during world war 2, he received a posthumous promotion to General from the 14th Australian prime minister John Curtin in 1945 after helping Britain...

ZCYPWD’s Derrick Sinjela praises WVI Zambia Menstrual Hygiene Day work

By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Esther Munika Mwanashiku As the international community commemorated Friday 28th May 2021 as a Menstrual Hygiene Day themed:”Action and Investments in good Menstrual Health Hygiene in Post – Pandemic recovery!”, Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD) praised World Vision International (WVI) for raising interest in empowering the girl-child to learn uninterupted. ZCYPWD Executive President Derrick Sinjela reiterated that through commemorating the Menstrual Hygiene Day, World Vision Zambia under the WASH programme will commemorate is a surest effective means to raising awareness on menstrual hygiene management in Zambia. Comrade Sinjela described the 2021...

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