Category: Editors Choice

“Once caught in a criminal act, you are on your own,”Gilbert Liswaniso warns UPND youths

President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema HSH7 with Joe Biden and Jill Biden – picture by Michael Shutrz By Francis Maingaila and Derrick Sinjela THE RULING United Party for National Development (UPND) National Youth Chairperson Gilbert Liswaniso has offered guidance to the youths across the country on how to behave in the new year as ‘New Dawn‘ President Hakainde Sammy Hichilema begins to ameliorate high income inequality, high poverty and high unemployment. Mr. Liswaniso distanced the party from unbecoming acts by some overzealous youths in Chingola, Copperbelt Province, who stormed Radio Kokoliko 94.9FM and like lightening flashed Economic and Equity Party  (EEP)...

MISA Zambia dismayed with ‘Act of Censorship’ at Kokoliko FM. Lusaka Zambia, Press Statement Sunday 2nd January 2023

MISA Zambia dismayed with ‘Act of Censorship’ at Kokoliko FM. Lusaka Zambia, Press Statement Sunday 2nd January 2023 Issued by Rev. Dr Father Barnabas Simatendi, OMI, PhD Chairperson – MISA Zambia . MISA Zambia has received with serious concern acts of censorship at Kokoliko FM which was forced to end a radio programme in its tracks by suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters.We received a report on 31st December 2022 indicating that Suspected UPND cadres disrupted a live paid for radio programme at Kokoliko radio featuring Economic and Equity Party (EEP) President Mr. Chilufya Tayali who was discussing...

PS Chama Fumba pledges Government support to ‘Young Talent’

  MINISTRY of Youth, Sports and Arts Permanent Secretary-in-charge of Arts Chama FUMBA says Government supports artistic talent among young people as there is potential to create wealth through skills development, reports *Francis Lungu* As much as Government is rendering support for the development of arts among young people, Mr. Fumba has urged youths involved in music and other artistic endeavours to work hard and remain focused. He was speaking in Lusaka on Friday, December 30, 2022 when he officiated at the end-of-year talent show organised by the Russian Center of Science and Culture, Russian House. “Government supports talent among...

Delayed Passports, NRCs issuance undermining Zambia’s Economic Diplomacy, protests CLRI’s Mundia Paul Hakoola

  By DERRICK SINJELA Continental Leadership Research Institute (CLRI) Executive Director Mundia Paul Hakoola is pleading with government to move from a manual system of issuing Passports and National Registration Cards-NRCs to a digital system as the traditional process is frustrating citizens seeking a maiden or those renewing travel document.. Mr. Hakoola’s concern and advisory emanate from a CLRI’s review of accessibility of the aforementioned documents, with findings indicating that the basic 21 days time-frame issuance for Passport goes beyond four months. Hakoola says the occurrence has prevented active participation of citizens in regional trade between countries as well as...

“A smile will motivate,  mothers to return after a worthwhile delivery experience,” MoH PS TS Professor Lackson Kasonka prods Zambian midwives

“A smile will motivate,  mothers to return after a worthwhile delivery experience,” MoH PS TS Professor Lackson Kasonka prods Zambian midwives By Saeed Simon Banda, Henry Chunza, Derrick Sinjela  and Ashton Kelly Bunda  Ministry of Health (MoH) Permanent Secretary for Technical Services (PS-TS) Professor Lackson Kasonka believes that  welcoming atmosphere by midwives will motivate,  mothers to return after a worthwhile first, second or third delivery experience. Speaking after presenting Christmas 🌲 Baby hampers on behalf of First Lady Mutinta Hichilema, at Chilenje Level 1 Hospital, Kabwata Constituency and Bauleni Clinic, Lusaka Central Constituency in Lusaka,  Professor Kasonka prodded Zambian midwives to always...

Hakainde Hichilema, The Christain Nation State and Capital Punishment

  By Malama Katulwende The President of Zambia, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, has removed from the statute books the defamation of the president and capital punishment laws. I thank him for decriminalizing defamation of the president, but the removal of capital punishment is a double edged sword – it is wrong and inconsistent with societal and biblical norms, as well as a mockery of justice. Let me demonstrate why this is the case. (1) Before we even begin to debate the issue of capital punishment, let us recall that capital punishment has existence in a social setting. There is a society...

“I am a brothers and sisters keeper,” UPND Kabwata MP Andrew Tayengwa assures Kamulanga Ward residents

    By Henry Chunza Saeed Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) Kabwata Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Andrew Tayengwa says helping needy individuals and families is top priority during his first term as a parliamentarian. Speaking during a Saturday, 24th December, 2022 interaction with community members in Kamulanga Ward, south of Lusaka, Mr. Tayengwa implored Zambians to walk the talk as Citizens in a Christian Nation through ameliorating vulnerability beyond ones nuclear family. In an apparent reference to Zambia’s extended family values, Tayengwa reiterated that being born and bred in Kabwata Constituency, it is...

IMF and Investor Confidence – Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka

  …So why isn’t money flowing in and why is The Kwacha losing value even with “Papa and Mama IMF” on board? By Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka THIS article is not for political cadres but intellectuals that enjoy mature economic debate. The article is aimed at contributing to national economic development. I never forget especially heated economic discourse. Today I want to address the issue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and investor confidence. The whole country (Zambia) knows that I have never supported IMF packages. Those that argue for packages say that with the IMF on board, investor confidence increases...

DSaT implores journalists to specialise in science communication reporting

  DSaT implores journalists to specialise in science communication reporting By Alfonso Matthew Kasongo DZIWA Science and Technology Trust (DSaT), a Zambian Non Governmental advocating for science communication and advocacy has reiterated calls to train journalists in modern biotechnology reporting to ensure they understand new emerging technologies among them Genome Editing. The organisation notes with concern the increased information gap on new emerging technologies hence calling for the training of journalists in science communication if the gap is to be bridged. DSaT founder and Executive Director Veronica Mwaba who is in Lagos ,Nigeria attending a consultative meeting on Genome Editing...

Beware: ‘Danger’ Within by Samuel Kasankha

  BEWARE: ‘DANGER’ WITHIN By Samuel Kasankha I touched my little farm in midweek only to find the new caretaker had renamed our dog “Danger”. It elicited an irritated chuckle out of me. Danger really? What a foolish name for our beautiful dog. These people from Katete don’t quite change. When I lived there in 1970 to 71, every other dog was called Danger! Ours was the only Tiger, till we relocated to Chipata where we found almost as many Tigers as Dangers and Bingos and Scoobies. Lions too but never other dangerous animals like Elephant or Hippo. The Danger...

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