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Productive water sector catalyst for economic growth, prods MCC Deputy Vice President Andrew Mayock

By Derrick Sinjela Wednesday, December 14, 2011   AS MANY residents of Lusaka continue to face daunting challenges to getting access to good water supply, sanitation and drainage systems, the country has received a jab in the arm to help improve the latter. The Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC), a United States government cooperation led by Deputy Vice President Andrew Mayock has concluded a visit to Zambia to finalize the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) project as proposed by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. Speaking to journalist last week Mayock said the project will benefit over one...

Renewable energy should be shared with LCDs, UNCTAD

By Derrick Sinjela Wednesday, December 14, 2011 RAISING living standards in poor countries can and should be done at the same time as the world shifts to “green” energy use, and such a feat is possible if global efforts are well-designed and implemented. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said Green growth should be inclusive. Supachai said that the shift to renewable and sustainable energy provides a great opportunity in the developing world to “stimulate economic diversification, generate employment for the poor, and increase access of the poor to basic services such as energy, water, housing,...

FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit has been a platform bringing together a unique collection of female leaders and trail-blazers from across Africa and the world

PRESS RELEASE 6th FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit to explore the power of the collective in resetting Africa FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit has been a platform bringing together a unique collection of female leaders and trail-blazers from across Africa and the world JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 3, 2021/ — Since its inception in 2016, hosted as a prestigious gala event, the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit (LeadingWomenSummit.co.za) has been a platform bringing together a unique collection of female leaders and trail-blazers from across Africa and the world. Held a year after the first reported COVID-19 case...

HWPL Hosts ‘HWPL Peace Education Development Forum in Africa’

  On February 6th, Heavenly Culture World Peace, Restoration of Light(HWPL) hosted a HWPL Peace Education Development Forum in Africa. 500 people from 24 countries in the sectors of African national education ministries, UNESCO national committee, MOU-signed schools and organizations participated to discuss ‘the Roles and Cooperation of Educations in the Post-COVID-19 Era.’     THE HOST organization, HWPL, is promoting international projects in 25 countries to develop long-term peacebuilding in Africa based on the its initiative ‘Spreading a Culture of Peace’ also proposed by the United Nations resolution.   The forum highlighted the necessity of developing and applying a...

CTPD Senior Researcher-Legal Chileshe Mange explains ‘Legal implications’ on Zambia of the Eurobond default

CTPD Senior Researcher-Legal Chileshe Mange explains ‘Legal implications’ on Zambia of the Eurobond default By Derrick Sinjela CENTRE for Trade Policy and Development CTPD Senior Researcher-Legal Chileshe Mange is worried following Government failure to honour another coupon payment due under one of the Eurobonds. In a Sunday 7th February 2021 Press Statement circulated by CTPD Information and Communications Specialist Ms. Mwaka Nyimbili, Ms. Mange’s worry arose a week or seven days Ministry of Finance confirmed on Sunday 31st January 2021 that Zambia had actually failed to honour a US$56.1m coupon payment that was due on Saturday 30th January 2021 on...

New deadline for “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition announced

New deadline for “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition announced By popular demand, Rosatom moved the deadline for the 6th annual competition of online videos to February 15. The participants from the age of 18 to 35 residing in African countries are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook, following the formal guidelines set out below and submit their applications to the email atomsforafrica@rosatom.com or by the link to online submission form https://tinyurl.com/RosatomAfrica. The top three winning videos will be selected by an independent expert panel observing various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of the video and...

BUSA hosts Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Barbara Banda Foundation launch

By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela ZAMBIA National Female Team – Shepolopolo Captain Barbara Banda happily paraphrased both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Junior insisting that it is better to share blessings and make others prosper as she launched the Barbara Banda Foundation (BBF) in Lusaka densely populated Bauleni Township. Speaking at an event at Bauleni United Sports Academy (BUSA) preceded by some rain as a sign of good tidings, Barbara Banda Foundation proprietor in quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. noted that life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Currently...

NCP’s Peter Chanda opposes Hakainde Hichilema’s dialogue talk

By Francis Maingaila and Derrick Sinjela New Congress Party (NCP) leader Pastor Peter Chanda is opposing a call by United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema urging citizens to back a church led dialogue to resolve teething political and electoral challenges confronting Zambia. During a Sunday 31st January 2021 Morning Media Briefing, Pastor Chanda equally opposed effort to review the Public Order Act (POA) stressing that it is politically wrong to blame success governments for the controversial piece of legislation. Discussing a call for dialogue as proposed in a letter Hichilema wrote to three Church Mother bodies; the...

Zambia in dire need of a Mineral Asset Valuation Code to prevent Overpricing or Under-pricing of Mining Assets

By Derrick Sinjela CENTRE for Trade and Policy Development (CTPD) Senior Researcher (Extractives) Webby Banda says mining valuation defined as the placement of a currency value on a mining asset. Continues being the answer to the million kwacha question of “what is the value of the mine” or “what is the mine worth?” Consequently, in a Sunday 31st January 2021 Press Statement circulated by Information and Communications Specialist Ms. Mwaka Nyimbili, Mr. Banda explained that mine valuation has to encapsulate the value of surface and sub-surface infrastructure. In the recent past, Banda recollected that several jurisdictions had developed professional codes...

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