Category: Education

Media Statement by Operation Young Vote on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)’s Position on discontinuing of sponsoring stakeholder to Monitor the Printing of Ballot Papers in Dubai

Media Statement by Operation Young Vote on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)’s Position on discontinuing of sponsoring stakeholder to Monitor the Printing of Ballot Papers in Dubai

Delivered at a Media Briefing by Guess Nyirenda (Mr.) On Behalf of Operation Young Vote (OYV) At Premier Hotel, Cairo Roan (Kenneth Kaunda House) Lusaka, Zambia Time: 14:00 hours Date: Sunday 9th February, 2020:     OPERATION YOUNG VOTE (OYV) Lotti House, 6th Floor, Suite 21, Cairo Road P.O. Box 30153 Email: oyvleader2000@gmail.com Cell: 0955/77-769 688 LUSAKA   Sunday 9thFebruary, 2020: Media Statement by Operation Young Vote on the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)’s Position on discontinuing of sponsoring stakeholder to Monitor the Printing of Ballot Papers in Dubai All protocol observed. Fellow Citizens and the Media: Introduction Operation Young...

University of Zambia (UNZA) and National Savings and Credit (NATSAVE) Bank partner in climate change mitigation drive – “Plant a Tree” Campaign

University of Zambia (UNZA) and National Savings and Credit (NATSAVE) Bank partner in climate change mitigation drive – “Plant a Tree” Campaign

By: Brenda Bukowa (Ms.) Head – Communication and Marketing, University of Zambia (UNZA) …and Patricia Luhanga (Ms.) Manager – Public Relations National Savings and Credit Bank (NATSAVE) LUSAKA, Thursday 13th February, 2020 – The University of Zambia (UNZA) and the National Savings and Credit (NATSAVE) Bank have partnered in efforts aimed at mitigating climate change. Global warming has been described as the greatest threat facing humanity with potential to cause significant climate change with dire consequences for humanity and the environment. It is against this background that the two partners have taken measures to reduce the negative effects of climate change....

Mwelwa Muleya meets former 4th Mongolian President, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

Mwelwa Muleya meets former 4th Mongolian President, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

CHIEF Information, Education and Training at the Zambian Human Rights Commission  Mr. Mwelwa Muleya talking with former Mongolian President, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. He served from 18th June 2009 to 10th July 2017, for 8 years and 22 days as President, for two terms after being re-elected in 2012. He believes “There is no justice where there is no life”, in his support to replace the Death Penalty with Life Imprisonment, which he did in Mangolia. “If someone is sentenced to life imprisonment he [she] will everyday be thinking about the crime. That is the real punishment”, he argues. Before becoming President, he was Prime...

Former LAZ President Linda Kasonde (Left) and her successor Eddie Mwitwa (Right

Joint CSO Statement dated Monday 10th February 2020 on the Threatened Abolishment of ‘The University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers’ Union (UNZALARU)’

By JOINT CSO-Zambia   THE undersigned civil society organisations are gravely concerned by the moves by Government to abolish the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers’ Union (UNZALARU), purportedly for “unbridled insults” from the Union. We note that UNZALARU has been critical of the Government on various issues relating to the governance of the country. Whilst civility is encouraged in engaging with the Government, the attempt to abolish UNZALARU appears to be a measure to curb dissent. This is very worrying in a country that purports to be a democracy where the market place of ideas should be allowed to flourish and...

Press Statement on the Commemoration of World Radio “Radio and Diversity”. 

By Fr. Winfield Kunda Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)-Communications Director Wednesday 12th February 2020 Radio has continued to be a critical source of information for many in society as it commands a lot of following due its ease accessibility. Indeed, it is a medium that has that capacity to reach out the widest audience and it can shape a society’s experience of diversity. Radio can stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. If put into good use, radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content,...

World Radio Day: Supporting radio stations to promote diversity in Southern Africa

By: Vusumuzi Sifile Executive Director, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Email: general@panos.org.zm, Tel: +260978778148/9 Lusaka, 12 February 2020: To commemorate World Radio Day 2020, Panos Institute Southern Africa calls on radio stations in the region to provide platforms for a diversity of voices and viewpoints, covering diverse development issues and actors, and targeting diverse audiences. Since its proclamation in 2011, and adoption as an International Day by the United Nations General Assembly the following year, World Radio Day is commemorated annually on 13th February. This year, the commemorations are held under the theme “Radio and Diversity”. Panos views this theme as...

NRFA is building a homegrown sustainable National Road Tolling (NRT), says Engineer Wallece Mumba

By Derrick Sinjela NATIONAL Road Fund Agency (NRFA) Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Wallece Mumba says the overall implementation of the National Road Tolling Programme (NRTP) as a home grown solution to sustainable road maintenance is attested by a local contribution at K 2.7 billion raised while foreign was at 76 per cent K3.4 billion was received from external contributions. Engineer Mumba is elated that the National Road Fund Agency team in 2019 recorded a 90 per cent budget target performance, now a global brand with many countries seeking counsel from Zambia. Alluding to the NRFA Act 13 of...

“Rebel with a free spirit’ – Jowie Mwiinga self profile, 36, (04.01.1966 – 2002)

“Rebel with a free spirit’ – Jowie Mwiinga self profile “I am something of a free spirit. I define my own values and am uncomfortable with excessive order. I am anything but religious – although I am very spiritual, I think. If I had to choose a religion, it would probably be rastafarianism.” Jowie Mwiinga, 36, (04.01.1966 – 2002) “Rebel with a free spirit”, Tuesday Profile, The Weekly Post, Tuesday, February 8, 1994. – Researched by Kasebamashila Kaseba on Saturday 8th February 2020

Contact Youth Trust Association Executive Director Mr. Ronnie Jere Press Statement on Bill Ten

Ronnie Jere, CTYA Executive Director in Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia CONTACT Youth Trust Association is a youth focused organization based in Livingstone in the Southern Province of Zambia our role is to advocate, provide information and sensitize young people on various social -economic issues that affect young people in the country. We are concerned by the media reports which are propagating misinformation about Bill 10. We feel that this section of society wants to simply hijack the constitution making process by misleading the nation. There may be some clauses in the bill that require some debate but most of the clauses that...

Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA) back Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ Voter Registration Commencement

Contact Trust Youth Association (CTYA) back Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ Voter Registration Commencement

Ronnie Jere (Mr.) CTYA Executive Director in Livingstone, Southern Province AS youths in Livingstone, we welcome the announcement by the Electoral Commission of Zambia that in May, it will commence voter registration in readiness for the 2021 general elections. This is a very timely and progressive announcement as it clearly shows that ECZ is forward thinking. It is for this reason we want to call upon all the young people in the country to register as voters. We want to also call upon their parents and guardians to ensure that their children obtain the green national registration card which will...

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