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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...

CiSCA condemns arrest of peacefully protesting former police officer, demands his immediate release

CiSCA condemns arrest of peacefully protesting former police officer, demands his immediate release

CiSCA condemns arrest of peacefully protesting former police officer, demands his immediate release  By Judith Mulenga CiSCA Chairperson Lusaka, 03 June 2021: The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) condemns the unconstitutional arrest of former police officer, Jeyson Musonda Chipepo for staging a peaceful one man protest at the police headquarters. On Wednesday 2nd June 2021, Mr. Chipepo staged a one-man protest which he said was against what he considers the intimidation of citizens and the abuse of the police service by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Kakoma Kanganja. As a movement which advocates for and promotes the supremacy of our Constitution and the rights and...

MultiChoice Wins Record-Breaking Five Awards at ZIM Annual Marketing and Awards Gala

PRESS RELEASE Lusaka Thursday 3rd June 2021. By Chilufya Mwelwa, Head of Corporate Affairs; Chilufya.Mwelwa@zm.multichoice.com   MultiChoice Wins Record-Breaking Five Awards at ZIM Annual Marketing and Awards Gala Livingstone, Zambia – MultiChoice has scooped five awards at the just ended 24th Annual Marketing Conference and Awards Gala organized by the Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM), in Livingstone, Zambia. MultiChoice scooped the awards as overall leading entertainment provider in Zambia in five categories. The first award that the Zambia’s most loved storyteller won was Most Creative Radio Advertisement of the year for Zuba Season 4 on Zambezi Magic. The remaining awards won...

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...

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