Category: Education

Rebuild teamwork, Chris “Gaza” Tembo prods City of Lusaka 1970 FC

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Sensational Zanaco Football Club Supporters Executive Member Fabian Kalunkumya says there is need for the 2016 Super league title winners to strengthen the team by infusing professional players in the frontline if they want to progress in the Continental African Championship. The forward-looking Kalunkumya impressed it on Pan African radio that Zanaco football club technical bench should go out of the box to find a striker who is capable of holding the ball with efficient distribution and good eyes for the goal post. Kalunkumya wants ZANACO FC Head Coach Numba Mumamba to find a formidable defender...

Grace Manyonga pegs Education as Sustainable Development Goals cornerstone

Grace Manyonga pegs Education as Sustainable Development Goals cornerstone

By Ashton Kelly Bunda ZAMBIA National Education Coalition Executive Director (ZANEC) Grace Manyonga says Education is the foundation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and if the target to improve education is not achieved by 2030 then the rest the developmental goals will not succeeded, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Manyonga Emphasized that is no critical thinking in institutions of higher education due to luck of extensive research, hence compromising academic freedom and resulting in mediocre human resource in future and that ZANEC has been working on promoting academic freedoms that would enhance quality delivery of education in tertiary institutions of...

Farming inputs ready, assures Agro PS Julius Shawa

Farming inputs ready, assures Agro PS Julius Shawa

By Ashton Kelly Bunda. Agriculture Ministry Permanent Secretary (PS) Julius Shawa assures citizens that inputs are ready but logistical and ware housing challenges may act as a stumbling block by delaying fertilizer and seed reaching the farmers. Mr. Shawa restated the Patriotic Front (PF) regard of agriculture as bearing a step by step chain effect on farming activities countrywide.   The Agriculture Ministry conceded that the Zambian Government, through Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya grappling with inadequate ware housing, documented as an integral part of the fertilizer and seed distribution exercise.   “Investors must take advantage of challenges of storage of...

Educating Zambia’s future through Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Educating Zambia’s future through Early Childhood Development (ECD)

By Fulman Mukobeko and Derrick Sinjela A range of scientific findings suggest that the early years of a child are critical in the formation of intelligence, personality, and social behavior. Investment in early child development provides greater returns through increased enrollment, retention, achievement, and completion of primary school level. This also contributes to Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3 as well as Education for All (EFA) objectives. However, only 6 percent of children aged between 36 to 59 months are enrolled in pre-schools in Zambia and only 17.1 percent of new entrants to grade one in 2007 had pre-school experience....

Chelstone residents cry for ZESCO power

Chelstone residents cry for ZESCO power

By Francis Chipalo Residents of Lusaka’s Obama area in Chelston extension are fearing for their lives and property following continued break-ins by thieves. Evans Mumba whose house was nearly broken into by the robbers on the early hours of Wednesday appealed to the Zambia Police service to intensify patrols in the area which is fast expanding in population but lacks a police post with Kamanga Police being the nearest. Some residents have in the recent past complained that thieves had targeted Plasma and E.L.D Television sets which are believed to be containing a component of high value. The said component...

Copperbelt Drug Enforcement Commission arrest Luanshya Town cocaine trafficking

Copperbelt Drug Enforcement Commission arrest Luanshya Town cocaine trafficking

By Theresa Katongo, Public Relations Officer Drug Enforcement Commission Lusaka, Thursday 22nd December, 2016 – The Drug Enforcement Commission on the Copperbelt has arrested a Business Woman of Luanshya Town for trafficking in cocaine. Justina Phiri, 37, a Business woman of House No. 86KM Kamirenda area in Luanshya District has been arrested for trafficking in 48 rocks of cocaine. The suspect was arrested in Kitwe at her named Guest House situated in Kwacha East and she will appear in Court soon. Justina Phiri is purportedly connected to a notorious Nigerian drug dealer by the name of Wisdom Amagbaobi who was convicted...

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...

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...

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

By Derrick Sinjela The Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC)  bade farewell to former Anglican Diocese of Lusaka Bishop, the late Right Reverend Leonard Jameson Mwenda on Saturday 10th December 2016. Born on 10th May 1939 in Malawi, the late Mwenda, a serving member of the Law Association Zambia (LAZ) died of cardiac Arrest at Lusaka’s Coptic Hospital last Tuesday 6th December 2016 . In a sermon during requiem mass at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, The Most Reverend Albert Chama eulogized the late Mwenda as humble Christian...

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