Category: Sustainable Development

Lusaka Mayor Miles Bwalya Sampa prods corporate world to help fight COVID 19 … Government alone cannot defeat covid 19-Jonathan Kays

By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela HIS WORSHIP the Mayor of the greater City of Lusaka Miles Bwalya Sampa says business leaders in the corporate world have spent most of the times making eloquent speeches in their fight against COVID 19  as they address people during meetings ,but less action. Mayor Sampa, used a platform as Guest of Honor during the COVID 19 disinfection exercise at Kulima Tower Bus station in Lusaka led by Wash Laundry and Dry Cleaners Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jonathan Kays said there has been a lot of lip service from the corporate world leaders...

Govt. committed to promote women, girl’s reproductive health and rights – PS Daniels Chisenda …as GRZ, UNFPA and other multi-sectoral stakeholders map-out 2021 priorities

MNDP/5/6/1 Media Statement For Immediate Release Govt. committed to promote women, girl’s reproductive health and rights – PS Daniels Chisenda …as GRZ, UNFPA and other multi-sectoral stakeholders map-out 2021 priorities LUSAKA, Thursday, 10 December 2020 – Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary Danies Chisenda says the Government remains steadfastly committed to uplift people’s well-being especially women and girls by upholding sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for all. In a statement read on his behalf by the Ministry’s Director for Population and Development Mr. Charles Banda at the official opening of the 2020 GRZ/UNFPA 8th Country Programme Annual...

The African Development Bank Appoints Directors General and Deputy Directors General in Regional Offices

If you cannot read that message click here. APO Group content is copyright free and can be republished at will. Egalement disponible en Français   PRESS RELEASE The African Development Bank Appoints Directors General and Deputy Directors General in Regional Offices As Director General, Central Africa, Serge will drive and ensure the operational efficiency, effectiveness and overall health of the Bank’s portfolio across the Central Africa Region ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 7, 2021/ — The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Directors General for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and Deputy Directors General for the East,...

Mismanagement of K1.3m Covid 19 Fund worries Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya

  By Derrick Sinjela COUNCIL of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya is alarmed by the Auditor General’s Report revelations on the mismanagement of COVID-19 resources for the period February to July 2020, amounting to K1.3 million. In a Thursday 24th December 2020 CCZ Statement on Mismanagement of K1.3m Covid 19 Fund, Reverend Canon Chikoya, a banker by profession, noted that the report underscored financial irregularities in the management of COVID-19 resources. Rev. Canon Chikoya regrets that examples highlighted in the report include procurement contracts awarded to suppliers without competition and the engagement by the Ministry...

Lying, bullying and bribing people

Fred M’membe President of the Socialist Party Garden Compound, Lusaka January 4, 2021 As we approach August 12 lies will increase from our politicians. As they always do during election periods, attempts will be made to deceive and manipulate our people with mealie-meal, salt, sugar, cooking oil, soap, chitenges, t-shirts and some little amounts of money. This is the way they try to buy votes cheaply. But the Zambian people shouldn’t forget Michael Sata’s great teaching on this score: Don’t Kubeba – take whatever they bring, and even ask them for more, but don’t vote for them! Don’t let them...

PRESS BRIEFING –STATEMENT BY NATIONAL BIOSAFETY AUTHORITY (NBA) COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER SANDRA LOMBE

PRESS BRIEFING DECEMBER 30, 2020 VENUE: ASMARA HOTEL TIME: 08:00 HOURS PRESS BRIEFING –STATEMENT BY NBA COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER SANDRA LOMBE GOOD MORNING, I WELCOME YOU ALL TO THIS BRIEFING. THANK YOU THAT YOU FOUND TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO COME. THE NATIONAL BIOSAFETY AUTHORITY (NBA) HAS ENJOYED A CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MEDIA FRATERNITY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE YEAR 2020 HAS HAD ITS OWN CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES AND THE AUTHORITY HAS HAD A SHARE OF ITS FATE WHILE EXECUTING ITS DUTIES. CHALLENGES THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC AFFECTED US JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE. THE PANDEMIC...

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia launches Chifwani Concept for Cassava Project in Northern Province

Kasama-Friday 25th December 2020 Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has launched the Chifwani Concept for Cassava in the region. Mr. Mwamba announced the his support for the project when he paid a courtesy call to Senior Chief Mwamba at his Palace. The project aims at targeting the scaling-up of cassava farming for commercial purposes by small-scale farmers. The concept involves each small-scale farmer to reserve one lima(0.25 hectares) for cassava growing. Mr. Mwamba said cassava crop was drought-resistant and the cost of inputs were low. He said the farmers already had inherent knowledge on cassava farming as...

“Do not slow down on your work of Reporting on SGBV, ” WLSA National Director Maureen Samulela-Tresha counsels Journalists

By Christopher Chisi WOMEN and Law in Southern African (WLSA) National Director, Maureen Samulela-Tresha has encouraged the media to continue reporting on Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) if the fight against the scourge is to yield the desired results. Speaking during a Media Training on ‘Framing Stories on SGBV’ co-organised by WLSA and Equality Now at Asmara Hotel in Lusaka on Tuesday 22nd December, 2020 Ms. Samulela-Tresha said going forward, in 2021, the Zambian media must therefore not slow down in their work but continue writing and reporting more stories on SGBV in order to create more awareness on the subject...

“Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition Launched To ignite more interest in science and technology, ROSATOM has launched its 6th Annual Online Video Competition for African youths

Press Release “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition Launched To ignite more interest in science and technology, ROSATOM has launched its 6th Annual Online Video Competition for African youths. The competition which is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 encourages the youth to explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region. The competition which has been running since 2015, has already inspired hundreds of young people across the continent to explore the benefits of nuclear, some of whom have now begun their own careers in the nuclear...

… Kenneth Simbeye and wife Holla Kunda-Simbeye empower 100 Lusaka widows

By Derrick Sinjela and Francis Maingaila BARELY five days before Xmas 2020, Lusaka’s Triumphant Foundation Trust (TFT) donated assorted foodstuffs and toiletries to 100 widows and orphans too numerous to count on two palms at a spirit-filled Sons and Daughters Ministries at Chipata’s Fiswepo area, within Mandevu Constituency. Triumphant Foundation Trust Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Holla Kunda Simbeye told journalist in an interview on the side-lines of rainy Sunday 20th December 2020 morning donation that beneficiaries were drawn from Chipata compound and surrounding areas, who gladly converged at Sons and daughters of Light Church in the densely populated Mandevu Constituency,...

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