Category: Education

*ZCID COMMENDS POLITICAL PARTIES FOR PEACEFUL CAMPAIGNS IN THE MAYEMBE WARD BY-ELECTIONS*

By Derrick Sinjela Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID) Executive Director Doreen Njovu-Kabwe is commending political parties for peaceful campaigns that have characterized Mayembe Ward by-election in Shiwang’andu District of Muching Province. In a Wednesday, 24th January, 2024 Press Statement, Ms. Njovu-Kabwe is hopeful that the peaceful environment exhibited during the campaign period will continue in future by-elections to enrich Zambia’s democratic credentials. “ZCID remains committed to promoting peace and stability in the country and wishes to call on all parties to engage in dialogue to find a peaceful resolution to any disputes that may arise during and after the...

ICRISAT Welcomes Dr Stanford Blade as New Deputy Director General-Research

  ICRISAT Welcomes Dr Stanford Blade as New Deputy Director General-Research Press Release The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stanford Blade as the new Deputy Director General-Research. Dr Blade has an extensive background in agricultural research and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this critical leadership position.Prior to joining ICRISAT, Dr Blade served as the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has also served as the Deputy Director General-Research for the International Institute of...

CONSTRUCTION WORKS OF THE FIRST EVER GIRLS BOARDING SCHOOL IN CHIEF TEMBWE, CHAMA DISTRICT, REACHES ADVANCED STAGE

By White Luhanga The Construction works of St Mary Anglican Girls Secondary Boarding School by Anglican Church in Chief Tembwe, Chama District of Eastern province, have advanced. Anglican Children’s Programme Project (ACPP) Director Father Jack Jones Katete says already a 1×4 classroom block and some offices for the administrators have been constructed at the school. Father Katete says so far works have reached above ninety percent (90%) completion and are ready to be used by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with the Anglican Church. Fr. Katete says the school will have hostels accommodating 1000 pupils with toilets for...

Zambia: Incessant Calls for Barotseland Independence

Zambia: Incessant Calls for Barotseland Independence By Henry Kyambalesa January 19, 2024 (Friday) 1. Introduction: In this article, I wish to comment on incessant calls by the Barotse Freedom Movement (BFM), the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), the Barotseland National Council (BNC), and the Movement for the Restoration of the Barotse Agreement (MOREBA) intended to secure the secession of Weste¬rn Province from the Republic of Zambia. Advocacy for secession by any segment of the citizenry is, indeed, a thorny, complex and unpleasant issue for our beloved country. But like all other serious national issues facing us, we need to summon our...

AIRTEL INJECTS K1MILLION TOWARDS CHOLERA FIGHT

    AIRTEL INJECTS K1MILLION TOWARDS CHOLERA FIGHT As part of it’s Corporate Social Responsibility, Airtel Networks Zambia has donated K1 million to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) through the Ministry of Health in the fight against Cholera. Speaking on behalf of Airtel Interim Managing Director, Hussam Baday, at the National Cholera Treatment Center at Heroes stadium in Lusaka, company’s human resource director, Bwembya Chikonde expressed concern and sadness at the emergence of Cholera and the loss of lives. Chikonde said her company was joining in the fight against the epidemic that has broken out in some parts...

Emirates readies to recruit 5,000 cabin crew from six continents in 2024  

New joiners will boost existing cabin crew numbers by 25% Airline invites graduates and young professionals worldwide to apply Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2024 – Emirates is celebrating the new year and the imminent arrival of its spanking new fleet of Airbus A350s with a global cabin crew recruitment drive with a difference. The 5,000 new joiners will ensure the airline’s commitment to offering the world’s best inflight experience maintains a steady course. The recruitment drive is designed primarily for those who will soon or have recently stepped into the world of work. The airline is inviting fresh graduates with...

PIONEER INFLUENCE FOUNDER Kasote Singogo  PRAYS FOR HH …Saturday, 13th January, 2024

PIONEER INFLUENCE FOUNDER Kasote Singogo  PRAYS FOR HH …Saturday, 13th January, 2024 FOLKS, THIS IS A PRAYER FOR THE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA Our good, gracious, and sovereign God, I pray for the the President of ZAMBIA, Hakainde Hichilema. Grant him wisdom, courage, and integrity as a man and as a leader. Keep him faithful, kind, and loving as a husband and father. Give him a heart for the poor, concern for the powerless, and compassion for the weak. Put before him the best information and the most intelligent counselors so he can make good decisions about economic policy and judicial...

WWF ZAMBIA WELCOMES NALUCHA BERNADETTE NGANGA-ZIBA AS NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR

WWF ZAMBIA WELCOMES NALUCHA BERNADETTE NGANGA-ZIBA AS NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR WWF Zambia proudly welcomes Nalucha Bernadette Nganga-Ziba, a distinguished leader with over 15 years of expertise in public policy and non-profit development, as the new Country Director for the country office. Making the announcement recently, WWF Africa Regional Director Daudi Sumba said that Nalucha’s wealth of experience is a perfect fit for WWF Zambia’s strategic direction. “We are delighted to welcome Nalucha who has a wealth of experience in program design, strategic planning, and resource mobilization, with a strong focus on promoting a human rights-based approach to conservation and development,”...

Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Uganda

Commonwealth Secretary-General to attend Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Uganda Friday 12th January 2024 The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, will attend the Non-Aligned Movement Heads of State Summit from 19 to 20 January 2024 in Kampala, Uganda, as a Special Guest.   Established in 1961, the Non-Aligned Movement – which shares 44 of its 120 members with the Commonwealth – is a grouping of mostly developing countries working together to advance shared interests.   During her visit, the Secretary-General will consult with leaders from Commonwealth countries, seeking their perspectives on economic and environmental challenges and collaborating on...

ZAMBIA’S GENOME EDITING COMMUNICATION STRATEGY HITS SNAG

…for now , it’s a grey area, we have only concentrated in developing the STI policy – says Jane Mubanga-Chinkusu By Alfonso Kasongo Zambia’s quest to embrace new agricultural scientific technologies and innovations such as genome-editing with the aim to boost productivity continues to face resistance despite fears of food insecurity due to impacts of climate change. In December, 2022, with the support from Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) and the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD), Zambia began the process of developing a genome-editing communication strategy with the aim of disseminating information on the importance of the new biotechnology technique,as well as...

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