Category: Education

THE CHINESE DEBT UNSETTLES STATE HOUSE   By The Speech Analyst – Mike Sichula

THE CHINESE DEBT UNSETTLES STATE HOUSE By The Speech Analyst – Mike Sichula

THE CHINESE DEBT UNSETTLES STATE HOUSE By The Speech Analyst – Mike Sichula Finally the Government of Zambia is opening up regarding the much under Lock and key foreign debt stock though still not informing Citizens the exact debt it ows the Chinese Government. ……..Our Analysis comes in the wake of a statement issued by presidential aid, Mr..Amos Chanda, following a between President EDGAR Lungu and Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Mr Li Jie, at STATE HOUSE yesterday. A reminder of what President Lungu had directed the Ministry of Finance was to stop debt contraction, cancel some existing loans, terminate...

It is the Matriarch Midwifery! by Dr. Mulindi Munahamunthu

It is the Matriarch Midwifery! by Dr. Mulindi Munahamunthu

It is the Matriarch Midwifery! The World Health Organization has done much work on ensuring that women do not die in the process of giving birth. The process of giving birth has three main components: 1. Pregnancy (9 months) 2. Child bearing (10hrs of labour) and 3. Some 42 days after the baby is delivered. If the mother dies in any of these three processes of child bearing, it is regarded a needless preventable maternal morality and it points a finger to poor health systems. Such deaths denote a failure by the health system. Over the last 40 years, national...

Dare to Dream, prods UPPZ’s Leo Madalitso Musukwa

Dare to Dream, prods UPPZ’s Leo Madalitso Musukwa

By Derrick Sinjela United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) leader Charles Chanda has adopted Youth League President Leo Madalitso Musukwa as an Elected Executive Mayoral of Lusaka candidate on Thursday 26th July 2018. Mr. Musukwa expressed delight moments after successfully filling nomination as a candidate for the Mayoral seat of Lusaka under the UPPZ ticket, as a youthful prospective Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Zambia’s Capital City.     Musukwa challenged youthful generation to rally behind him to effectively make history, on account of a theme: “DARE TO DREAM”.     “This is our time and we shall make history!...

Chris Shakafuswa and Isaac Mwanza back Concourt Decision on Councillors

Chris Shakafuswa and Isaac Mwanza back Concourt Decision on Councillors

By Chris Shakafuswa – 1st Applicant and Isaac Mwanza – 2nd Applicant Today, Zambia’s Constitutional Court made a landmark judgment that has disqualified all Deputy Mayors, Council Vice Chairpersons and elected councillors from contesting mayoral by elections – whether they resign their ward-based seats or not. The decision is based on Parliament’s intention to avoid creating unnecessary vacancies and by elections in Councils. The Judgment was delivered by Judge Prof Munalula in the open court on 22nd June, 2018 from 16.30hours to about 17.30. On behalf of Christopher Shakafuswa and on my own behalf, we welcome the sound decision of...

BROWN BREAD WHY UNPOPULAR?

BROWN BREAD WHY UNPOPULAR?

By RACHEL N CHIPOYA FREELANCER JOURNALIST 0977 601 345/ 0953 239 302 rachealfulayi@gmail.com “YOUR diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investment,” Bethenny Frankel once said. Truly, good food choices define our health status as individuals and families at large. Unfortunately, many people eat food just for satisfaction and not for the nutritional benefit they may get from it. Very few people buy food with nutritional values in mind due to economic pressures they face. The money may not be suffice to buy required food which contains vitamins and minerals which are necessary for the body. However, when...

Zambia’s weak political foundation, worries Fresher Siwale

Zambia’s weak political foundation, worries Fresher Siwale

By Derrick Sinjela ZAMBIA’S Sixth Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is politically welcome to arrest us so that we end the teething issues surrounding his identity fraud, says New Labour Party (NLP) leader, Fresher Siwale. Responding to online speculations that President Lungu was unsettled following a series of stories , quoting Peoples Party leader and himself,  insinuating that that the Zambian leader has’ Malawian Blood’ or was born in Malawi, Siwale said a day in court to amplify facts is a welcome culmination. Siwale stated that it is worrying for the Zambian President to keep silent on a matter of national concern, pointing out...

THE 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR DUAL CARRIAGE WAY! WHO ACTUALLY WILL PAY FOR IT?

THE 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR DUAL CARRIAGE WAY! WHO ACTUALLY WILL PAY FOR IT?

 By Trevor Maliwanda Simumba (Evidence right here – media are free to use this case study as they please)   During the ground-breaking ceremony for the Lusaka-Kapiri-Ndola Dual Carriageway project, the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia stated an old Chinese proverb that goes, “build your roads first if you want to get rich”. Transportation infrastructure is crucial to the economic and social development of a nation. Zambia has many favourable natural endowments for its development, however, subject to poor infrastructure, a fair amount of its economic potential cannot be fully tapped. The project of the Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway was mooted over four...

Reduction in Maize Production Triggers Hunger Warning, prods JCTR May 2018 BnB

Reduction in Maize Production Triggers Hunger Warning, prods JCTR May 2018 BnB

By JCTR May 2018 Basic Needs Basket (BnB) Press Release Thursday 14th June, 2018. Climate change is a significant developmental challenge both globally and locally. It puts at risk efforts aimed at reducing poverty and stifles progress towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. The effects of climate change include changes in the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and ground-level ozone concentrations. They also include changes in average temperatures and rainfall patterns. Zambia is not spared from the impact of climate change. In recent years Zambia has continued to experience droughts, seasonal floods and flush floods, extreme temperatures and dry...

Towards Addressing Fiscal and Debt Challenges for Sustained Macroeconomic Stability and Growth

Towards Addressing Fiscal and Debt Challenges for Sustained Macroeconomic Stability and Growth

By Bernadette Deka Policy Monitoring and Research Centre (PMRC) Executive Director On the 14th of June, 2018 the Honourable Minister of Finance Mrs. Margaret Mwanakatwe, MP released a statement addressing fiscal and debt challenges for sustained macroeconomic stability and growth. The measures announced by the Ministry of Finance are consistent with PMRC’s recommendations made to Parliament and Government ministries over the last three years. The proposed measures include; strategies to curb the debt stock and the pace of debt accumulation, Government arrears, unsustainable Government expenditure, revenue measures and communication on economic and financial matters. In relation to debt the following...

Guess Nyirenda condemns Nkandu Luo’s denial of 5 UNZA Students bursaries 

Guess Nyirenda condemns Nkandu Luo’s denial of 5 UNZA Students bursaries 

By Derrick Sinjela OPERATION Young Vote (OYV) Executive Director Guess Nyirenda has condemned Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo unilateral decision to remove the five (5) University of Zambia (UNZA) students from Government sponsorship. Mr. Nyirenda described Professor Luo’s move as personal, appalling, unacceptable, an outright abuse of authority and office, infringement of human rights and blocking citizen right to education for the said students. Nyirenda implored Professor Luo, a Patriotic Front (PF) Munali Member of Parliament (MP) to adhere to laid down students’ affairs disciplinary code by granting affected learners an opportunity to be heard, instead of taking a unilateral...

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