Category: Business

UPND is not sabotaging ZESCO, protests Steven Katuka

UPND is not sabotaging ZESCO, protests Steven Katuka

By Fulman Mukobeko United Party for National Development(UPND) Secretary General Steven Katuka has described as petty and naïve allegations by the ruling Patriotic Front(PF) that his party is sabotaging operations at Zesco, a power utility firm. Speaking in an interview with Pan African Radio, Katuka said it is unfortunate that the PF want to hide their inability to run the nation in petty lies. Katuka said the persisting power outages is as a result of Zesco’s incompetence, saying his party has nothing to do with power crisis that was experienced in five provinces. The bad blood between the police and...

No women must die in child birth, vows Chitalu Chilufya

No women must die in child birth, vows Chitalu Chilufya

By Derrick Sinjela and Maureen Kamocha   HEALTH Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Government is determined to completely stop loss of women in child birth, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Derrick Sinjela. In a speech read by Southern Province Provincial Medical Officer, Dr. Jelita Chinyonga, Dr. Chilufya expressed hope that once correct guidelines are adhered to expectant mothers will not die. Launching the MATERNAL DEATH SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE (MDSR) AND PERINATAL DEATHS,  HELD AT GOVERNMENT COMPLEX, LUSAKA ON 16TH DECEMBER 2016 on the THEME: “Multi-sectoral Response to MDSR and Perinatal Deaths”  Dr Chilufya expressed optimism that no women will die in...

Embrace all MP’s Antony Mwamba advises Davies Mwila

Embrace all MP’s Antony Mwamba advises Davies Mwila

By Caesar Sindele Mufulira’s Independent Kantanshi Constituency Member of Parliament  (MP) Anthony Mumba has described a recent statement by Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila that his constituency will not be developed on account  people voting against former Works and Supply Minister Yamfwa Mukanga as politically  strange. Speaking on a Pan African Radio 105.1FM Programme, Business In Parliament, anchored by Isaac Mwendela Nsoneka on Friday 16th December 2016, Mr. Mumba viewed  the as largely  misplaced. Mwamba bragged that enjoys good relations with President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and a horde of PF Members of Parliament (MP’s) including Hakainde Hichilema’s United...

Orange Signs New Eight-Year Partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football as Official Sponsor of 5 Major CAF Competitions from 2017 – 2024

Orange Signs New Eight-Year Partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football as Official Sponsor of 5 Major CAF Competitions from 2017 – 2024

The eight-year sponsorship also covers the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations, the Total CAF Champions League and the Total CAF Super Cup PARIS, France, December 16, 2016/ — Starting with the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in January 2017, Orange has extended its sponsorship with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to include the 2019 tournament in Cameroon, the 2021 tournament in Ivory Coast and the 2023 tournament in Guinea. The eight-year sponsorship also covers the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations,...

Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga 33 vehicles to 16 Districts in Zambia’s 10 provinces

Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga 33 vehicles to 16 Districts in Zambia’s 10 provinces

By Francis Chipalo In its bid to address transport challenges being faced in the education sector especially in rural areas, the Ministry of General Education has handed over 33 vehicles to 16 districts in all the 10 provinces of Zambia, namely, Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western. And the ministry says government prioritizes the girl child education which was at risk owing to a number of factors. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the vehicles at the ministry’s headquarters in Lusaka, General Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga said the vehicles would go a long way...

Lions Club International President-Lion Chancellor Robert Corlew out to hunt the blind

Lions Club International President-Lion Chancellor Robert Corlew out to hunt the blind

By Francis Chipalo IN their quest to contributing to the well-being of society, Lions Club International has announced that it has embarked on a project of tackling blindness in the country,And the lions says they will start eye-screening children in order to avoid possible blindness.Speaking during a media briefing at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka today, Lions Club International President, Lion Chancellor Robert Corlew said the Lions had observed the challenges the visually impaired faced in terms of seeking medical care.“We have embarked on a project of tackling blindness in all our countries of operations globally and District...

I am not a philanthropist or humanitarian-Derrick Sinjela

I am not a philanthropist or humanitarian-Derrick Sinjela

“I am not a philanthropist, humanitarian, or underwriter; in short I am not an insurance provider, says Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Director Derrick Sinjela “I do have a hand of giving as I was not created with characteristics and body language of a penguin,” says Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Director Derrick Sinjela Like Mother Theresa, or Pope John Paul the Second, I have a heart as large as a water-melon brags says Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Director Derrick Sinjela Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Director Derrick Sinjela quizzed thus: “Just why does fortune...

Zambia’s CCPC here to stay prods Executive Director Chilufya Sampa

Zambia’s CCPC here to stay prods Executive Director Chilufya Sampa

small-groups-pdf-version       By SibesoNalufu and Derrick Sinjela COMPETITION and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) Executive Director Chilufya Sampa is worried that violation of consumers’ rights is still rampant 25 years after the economy was liberalised. Officiating at the Inspectors’ Review Workshop, Mr. Sampa said the consumers’ rights body has continued to be violated by businesspersons. “It has been over 25years since the economy was liberalized and close to 20 years of consumer protection enforcement in Zambia and yet we still find basic violations of consumer rights. These include the selling of defective and sub-standard products, unsafe products especially foodstuffs, misleading and deceptive...

Lusaka commuters complained over  bus drivers’ behavior

Lusaka commuters complained over bus drivers’ behavior

By Deborah Chileshe, Jackline Mwitwa and Thelma Musonda Lusaka commuters have bitterly complained over some bus drivers’ behavior towards passengers. According to Grace Nkhoma, bus drivers are in a habit of increasing bus fares when it is raining. Ms. Nkhoma complained that other than increasing bus fares abnormally, passengers succumb to insults and bad language from drivers and call boys. Meanwhile, the poor drainage system in Lusaka Central Business District (CBD)   is a source of concern. In an interview with Pan African Radio, a concerned resident Peter Mwanza said it is difficult for people to move freely when there is...

Chibolya poverty worries Red Linso

Chibolya poverty worries Red Linso

By Fulman Mukobeko Musician James Banda has described the living standards of Lusaka’s infamous Chibolya Compound residents, located a stone throw from the Central Business District as ‘extremely underprivileged’. Mr. Banda, branded or known as ‘Red Linso’, has said the poverty people in Chibolya Compound experience is pathetic and all successive governments in Zambia have cast a blind eye on their plight. In a statement availed to Pan African Radio, Banda has lamented that hundreds of people, including women and children, in Chibolya are wallowing in abject poverty when politicians who solicit for votes from them in election times live...

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