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Check fake and crooked Covid 19 donations, Leslie Chikuse advises Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

By Luswepo Mutepuka A ZAMBIAN Governance activist Leslie Chikuse has cautioned Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to be on a lookout as most donations to ongoing Coronavirus Disease (covid 19) donations are being staged managed by publicity seeking individuals. Mr. Chikuse says the country is watching what stakeholders are donating and once contributions are not accountable or honoured as pledged recipients will be take to book. Worried by what he termed as contributions made by questionable reputations and social standing, Mr. Chikuse told this _*Kwilanzi News Zambia*_ author in an interview in Lusaka that some of the donations are questionable...

Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri blames poverty for Increased Gender Based Violence in Zambia

By Luswepo Mutepuka GENDER Minister Elizabeth Phiri has reiterated that poverty is the many contributor to increased Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in Zambia. A concerned Ms., Phiri has noted with regret that GBV Survivors are more often than not found in households with low incomes. In an apprent reference to high poverty, high income inequality and high unemployment, a worried Ms. Phiri, who is Patriotic Front (PF) Kanyama Member of Parliament (MP),; they are less quarrels in families where couples earn income and thus contribute money at domestic level. The Gender Ministry is saddened that in households with only...

Patriotic Front is scared of being exposed by critical media, says People’s Alliance for Change leader Andyford Mayele Banda

By Luswepo Mutepuka PEOPLE’S Alliance for Change (PAC) President Andyford Mayele Banda has accused the ruling Patriotic Front of being intolerant of Media Organizations that are critical in Zambia. Mr. Banda says the reason why PF Leadership think that objective media institutions are against them is based on political fear of wrongs being exposed. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, Andyford Mayele Banda said in an interview with _*Kwilanzi News Zambia*_ in Lusaka that it is evident enough that the Patriotic Party leadership does not tolerate any form of criticism. In an apparent reference to a decision by Independent Broadcasting Authority...

National Union of Public and Private Educators General Secretary Nelson Mwale warns teachers against defying Presidential Teaching Lockdown

By Luswepo Mutepuka NATIONAL Union of Public and Private Educators (NUPPEZ) General Secretary Nelson Mwale has warned teachers to desist from conducting extra lessons as any member found defying a Presidential Lockdown directive will not be protected. As Zambia entered day three of a second two week Presidential Lockdown, announced by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu on Thursday 9th April 2020, Mr. Mwale told this _*Kwilanzi News Zambia*_ author in an interview in Lusaka that NUPPEZ will not defend anyone teacher caught defying the Presidential directive. Mr. Mwale says government through President Lungu, Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, General Education Minister...

Lukashya Independent Member of Parliament Mwenya Mukonge prioritizes access to education and health

By Luswepo Mutepuka LUKASHYA Independent Member of Parliament Mwenya Mukonge has reiterated his August 2016 commitment to develop the constituency located in Kasama District of the Northern Province. An accountant by profession, Mr. Mukonge says he is implementing infrastructure development in the education, health and skills sectors. Mr. Mukonge says improvement in the education and health sectors is facilitated by the annually provided K1.4 million Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and personal money earned as a parliamentarian and entreprenuer. Since assuming parliamentary office, classrooms and teacher’s accommodation cited as a thorny Siamese Twin is taking centre stage on Mwenya Mukonge’s Lukashya...

COVID 19 fuelled food deficit worries SEPA CEO Mailes Zulu-Muke

COVID 19 fuelled food deficit worries SEPA CEO Mailes Zulu-Muke By Derrick Sinjela Save Environment and People Agency (SEPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms. Mailes Zulu Muke is worried that Zambia’s Food Security is compromised due to the devastating impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) which continues to wreck global impact on humanity. In a Tuesday 31th March 2020 Voice Recording Four Minute 25 Seconds Press Statement from Zambezi District, North-Western Province, Ms. Zulu-Muke observed that Zambia is likely to be burdened by food insecurity, as life in general has been negatively impacted by COVID 19 consequences. Ms. Zulu-Muke...

Chrispin Chiinda partners with ‘BuyZED’s Evans Kazonga Ngoma in Promotion of local products amidst covid 19 outbreak

*CHIINDA PARTNERS WITH ‘BuyZED IN PROMOTION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS AMIDST COVID-19 OUT BREAK* By Francis Chipalo (Community based journalist- Lusaka) ‘BuyZed’ founder Evans Kazonga Ngoma and Munali 2021 parliamentary hopeful Chrispin Chiinda have partnered in the promotion of local products amidst COVID-19 that has not spared Zambia. Ngoma has rolled out a robust campaign encouraging Zambians to purchase, use and promote local products in all sectors, a move he said would boost the country’s economy. Ngoma said doing so would also create employment for the Zambian people, adding that the more local products being purchased and used, the more the...

Freedom of the Press and Expression at Risk as Government Suspends Prime Television Broadcasting License, cries Nalucha Nganga Ziba

Freedom of the Press and Expression at Risk as Government Suspends Prime Television Broadcasting License, cries Nalucha Nganga Ziba

ActionAid Zambia 38G Kabulonga Road Ibex Hill P.O. Box 51407 Lusaka, Zambia Telephone: +260 (0)9 664 53677 Email: info.zambia@actionaid.org FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND EXPRESSION AT RISK AS GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS PRIME TELEVISION BROADCASTING LICENSE ActionAid Zambia is deeply concerned with the draconian decision by the Zambian Government to suspend the broadcasting license of the privately owned Prime Television. The Patriotic Front (PF) Government through the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA,) on Thursday, 9th April 2020, suspended the broadcasting license of Prime television under the guise of public interest. The decision by the Zambian government to cancel the broadcasting license of Prime...

Nkeyema Member of Parliament Kapelwa Mbangweta protests cancellation of the Prime TV station’s Broadcasting License as matter is still active in Courts

By Luswepo Mutepuka UNITED PARTY for National Development (UPND) Nkeyema Member of Parliament (MP) Kapelwa Mbangweta of Nkeyema District is a district of Western Province has doubted the motive behind by government through the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to cancel the Prime TV station License when the matter is still active in the Courts of Law. Mr. Mbangweta said in an interview in Lusaka that he expected the Zambian government to first listen to his apology and stakeholder protestations as opposed to revoking his license, a development that will result in job losses. Mr. Mbangweta says it is unfortunate that...

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