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Opposition political alliance are difficult to achieve, prods McDonald Chipenzi 

Opposition political alliance are difficult to achieve, prods McDonald Chipenzi 

By Kwilanzi News Zambia GOVERNANCE, Elections, Advocacy, Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Zambia Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi says it is difficult to attain an alliance when most political party leaders in Zambia are penniless and survive on hand-to-mouth. Mr. Chipenzi has noted that the current political alliance is likely to collapse before the 2021 elections and its success is already on the edge and under a test largely due to lack of financial muscle to sustain a unit of purpose.   Mr. Chipenzi says without support to vulnerable members of the alliance in form of improved incomes, such coalitions cannot effectively cope or withstand...

Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba protests over reported harassment of African nationals living in China amid COVID-19 outbreak

Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba protests over reported harassment of African nationals living in China amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Kwilanzi News Zambia Former Zambia’s High Commissioner to Canada Nevers Sekwila Mumba has questioned governments quietness over the alleged harassment of African nationals living in China in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Off late, social and international news media outlets have been flooded with reports of Africans nationals and students living and studying in China being racially discriminated against amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Some Africans living in the Chinese capital, Beijing were reportedly evicted from their individual apartments a few days ago over fears that the ‘victimized’ individuals were carrying the Coronavirus while others were refused entry into hotels. But when reached...

Provide Zambians with face masks, Trevor Mwiinde prods Chitalu Chilufya

Provide Zambians with face masks, Trevor Mwiinde prods Chitalu Chilufya

Provide Zambians with face masks, Trevor Mwiinde prods Chitalu Chilufya By Kwilanzi News Zambia Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Youths want the Zambian Government through Heath Minister, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to provide face masks as a mark of seriousness toward fighting Coronavirus (Covid 19). UPND Youth National Secretary Trevor Mwiinde has noted that as a majority poor Zambians have no means and capacity to buy face masks, Government led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Vice President Inonge Mutukwa-Wina and Dr. Chilufya are mandated to facilitate this need. However, a concerned Mr. Mwiinde expressed regret that Lusaka Province Minister...

Upgrade certificates, acquire diplomas, BETUZ implores ‘Zambian Teachers’

Upgrade certificates, acquire diplomas, BETUZ implores ‘Zambian Teachers’

By Kwilanzi News Zambia The Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia [BETUZ] has appealed to Teachers who upgraded their qualifications from Certificate to Diploma and are not yet put on a list of Civil Servants awaiting a Salary increment not to be frustrated. BETUZ General Secretary Henry Sinkala has assured Teachers with recently acquired Diploma qualifications that as negotiations with government resume within a few months, a comprehensive list of deserving Teachers will be tabled to facilitate upward salary scale adjustments. In an interview in Lusaka, Mr. Sinkala viewed concerns raised by Teachers countrywide as a priority area which once...

Zambia will not pay US$750 million Euro Bond, predicts Andyford Mayele Banda

Zambia will not pay US$750 million Euro Bond, predicts Andyford Mayele Banda

By Kwilanzi News Zambia Opposition People’s Alliance for Change (PAC) Leader Andyford Mayele Banda says Zambia will fail to pay back the 750 United States Dollars Euro Bond, issued in 2012, which is due in 2022 after it was contracted by 5th Republican President, the late Michael Chilufya Sata. Since the initial 2012, procured by former Finance Minister Alexander Bwalya Chikwanda and former Finance Deputy Minister, Miles Sampa, now serving as Lusaka mayor, Zambia has to date issued three Eurobonds worth US$ 2, 775. A US$750 million Euro Bond was sourced in 2012, US$1 billion in 2014 which are due...

ZCTU opposes Dr. Chitalu Chiufya’s proposed recruitment of retired doctors and nurses

ZCTU opposes Dr. Chitalu Chiufya’s proposed recruitment of retired doctors and nurses

By Kwilanzi News Zambia The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions [ZCTU] has opposed governments intentions to engage retired health workers to help reinforce the human intensive countrywide fight against Coronavirus (covid 19) pandemic, which by Press Time had recorded 84 cases. Recently, Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya reported that government though Ndeke House was contemplating engaging a number retired health workers to complement the existing cadre of doctors and nurses in the medical fight against covid 19. But when reached for a comment, in Lusaka, ZCTU General Secretary Cosmas Mukuka disagreed with a proposition unveiled by Dr. Chilufya on account...

White House could alter virus briefings to limit Trump role

White House could alter virus briefings to limit Trump role

JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated PressApril 25, 2020, 2:22 AM GMT+2 1 / 4 Virus Outbreak Trump President Donald Trump steps away from the lectern to allow Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, President Donald Trump cut off his daily coronavirus task force briefing on Friday without taking any questions from reporters. It may not be the last time. There have been discussions within...

Press Release 24th April, 2020 Sustaining the ZambianEconomy Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

THE Global community is racing to turn the tide, impede and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has indeed brought the entire world to a standstill. Loss of life, disruptions to social life and declining growth trends have already been observed across so many economies. Life as we know it is simply just not the same, ore so for a developing nation such as Zambia. The impacts of the pandemic are a setback on progress that has been made towards eradicating poverty, enhancing equality and development for the populace. As the scenario is unpredictable and constantly changing, the...

Mr. Jerome Kanyika’s Media Statements and Activities

Mr. Jerome Kanyika’s Media Statements and Activities

By A/Chair of the Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia Council psz.zambia@gmail.com Friday 24th APRIL 2020 THE Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) wishes to distance itself from Mr. Jerome Kanyika’s Press Statement condemning the use of cloth face masks as published by different media houses. His statements and stated opinions DO NOT represent the views of the Society. While PSZ respects the rights of its members to represent their own points of view, PSZ hereby makes this statement to dispel any connotation that his opinions were made in his capacity as President of the PSZ. We consider that his stated opinion goes...

Bishop Evans Chinyemba acknowledges C & S Investments Ltd. philanthropy

“On behalf of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, I sincerely thank C&S Investments Limited for yet again making another donation to the Catholic Church. The Coronavirus may manage to kill our bodies but will never kill our souls. Let us pray that we may have enough faith to completely trust God, who is the author of life,” said an elated Bishop Evans Chinyemba By Derrick Sinjela in Woodlands, Lusaka Wednesday 22nd April 2020   AS the international community wages war against the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) representative Right Reverend (Rt. Rev.) Bishop Evans Chinyemba...

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