Category: Education

Pay ageing retires, Africa Consumer Union courts Margaret Mwanakatwe

Pay ageing retires, Africa Consumer Union courts Margaret Mwanakatwe

By Derrick Sinjela in Lusaka, Zambia AFRICA Consumer Union (ACU) 1st Vice President Muyunda Ililonga is prodding Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe to show empathy by paying retirees their pension countrywide. Following a protracted campaign to access their pension, Mr. Illilonga implored the Zambian Government led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Vice President Ms. Inonge Mutukwa-Wina to realise that a society concern for the poor is judged by the manner ageing community is treated. Ililonga implored President Lungu, Veep Mutukwa-Wina through Ms. Mwanakatwe to earnestly honour a pledge to pay pensioners their long-awaited dues (money). In a Thursday, 6th December...

More tree plantations are coming – Kapata ….as government races to combat climate change effects

More tree plantations are coming – Kapata ….as government races to combat climate change effects

Krakow, Thursday December 6, 2018 BY FIRST SECRETARY (PRESS) KELLYS KAUNDA,  ZAMBIA EMBASSY, BERLIN, GERMANY Plans are underway to increase the number of provinces from four to seven with tree plantations, says the Honorable Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ms. Jean Kapata. Ms. Kapata, who is also Mandevu Member of Parliament, says the program shall be undertaken by ZAFFICO as part of Zambia’s response to the adverse effects of climate change. She made the remarks shortly after concluding her engagement at the ongoing Conference of the Parties, COP24, an annual meeting organized by the United Nations to discuss climate...

Constituency Offices, key to building a better Zambia, prods AVAP’s Richwell Muwani

Constituency Offices, key to building a better Zambia, prods AVAP’s Richwell Muwani

By Derrick Sinjela in Lusaka, Zambia SINCE 2004, Anti Voter Apathy Project (AVAP) Executive Director Richwell Mulwani has advocated for the establishment of Constituency Offices to facilitate access to representatives. Mr. Mulwani restated the importance of Constituency Offices as avenues through which constituents effectively facilitate people to have easier access to elected leaders. Perhaps speaking on behalf of many players, Mulwani acknowledged Zambia’s parliamentary reforms where Constituency’ Offices were put in place with the hope to increase citizen appreciation to the facility. “To our surprise these offices were perceived to be political structures such that in some constituencies, people were...

OYDC needs financial support for Innovations, Clement Chileshe

OYDC needs financial support for Innovations, Clement Chileshe

By Ashton Kelly Bunda 14th October 2017 OLYMPIC Youth Development Center (OYDC) Director Clement Chileshe has announced that the life span of Zambia’s high performance center is reducing by the day as it hasn’t been maintained due financial challenges. The emotional Chileshe narrated that OYDC one of the two “Sports for Hope Center” in the world apart from the other one in Haiti Southern America is under massive pressure as it is home to 20 sport disciplines and hosts 250 young athletes every week and 60,000 competitors annually, making it the busiest ever, he was speaking during media interaction at...

BOOK REVIEW by Emmanuel Mwamba 2nd July 2010  THE MUSAKANYA PAPERS

BOOK REVIEW by Emmanuel Mwamba 2nd July 2010 THE MUSAKANYA PAPERS

 www.derricksinjela.logspot.com  BOOK REVIEW     By Emmanuel Mwamba 2nd July 2010 THE MUSAKANYA PAPERS Like a powerful explosive, this book is packaged in poor material, but its explosive force is only known upon its release and impact. In the absence of balanced, alternative and accurate reading material relating to Zambia’s independence struggle, The Musakanya Papers provides rare and in-depth insights into the birth of a nation and the evolution of its first leaders. More so this insight comes from a critical, educated eye and insider during the times when Zambia’s leaders were of poor education but were driven by patriotism...

PMRC seeking Zambia’s energy solutions & embraces CUTS  ….as Bernadette Deka honours Zambian media

PMRC seeking Zambia’s energy solutions & embraces CUTS ….as Bernadette Deka honours Zambian media

By Derrick Sinjela Policy Monitoring Research Centre (PMRC) Executive Director Bernadette Deka will launch a ‘Research Study’ entitled ‘Power Sector Roadmap –Delivering Zambia’s Energy Needs’ and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Consumer Unit Trust Society (CUTS) on Wednesday 5th December 2018. Secondly, building on an earlier pledge, Ms. Deka to continue interfacing with Zambian communicators during a Lusaka Province Quarterly Media Workshop hosted at Taj Pamodzi Hotel on Thursday 12th July 2018, PMRC will host the 2018 PMRC Media Awards themed: ‘Awarding Excellence in Development Policy Reporting’ at the  same venue on  Thursday 13th December 2018. A...

STATE OF THE MEDIA IN ZAMBIA – Q2, 2018

STATE OF THE MEDIA IN ZAMBIA – Q2, 2018

IN ACCESS TO INFORMATION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, MEDIA FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT, MEDIA LAW AND REFORMS 05 Oct 2018 The media in the second quarter saw an increased threat on its freedom and role. This is because the media that published divergent views as a way of promoting freedom of expression and providing checks and balances in this quarter was treated as information aimed at damaging Zambia’s image. Further media freedom in this quarter was under threat following proposed cyber security bills and if not well checked, the freedom of expression will not only to taken away from the media, but from the public a well....

The Role of Mining Companies in Promoting Children’s Right to Education, Health, Sanitation & Water

The Role of Mining Companies in Promoting Children’s Right to Education, Health, Sanitation & Water

By Geoffrey Chongo and Norman Chavula Centre for Trade Policy & Development 1 Centre for Trade Policy & Development | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research team would like to thank all the people who contributed in one way or another to make the research possible. Sincere appreciation goes to the following individuals who participated in the interviews. i. The Lufwanyama District Council Secretary for allowing the research team conduct interviews with ……Lufwanyama District Council Staff. ii. Mr. Ken Bwembya and Mr. Vincent Lungu from the Lufwanyama District Council for the provision ….. of information on the district and mining activities taking place...

Zambia 2018 National Budget Expectations by Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 23/08/18 2018 The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) and Zambia Civic Education Association (ZCEA) through Child Budget Network (CBN) expects enhanced public spending towards children in the 2018 national budget so as to realize child rights and access to essential services such as health, education and social protection. We understand that the National Budget is a vital economic policy instrument that reflects government priorities in trying to realize the countries’ social and economic agenda. As the Ministry of Finance seats to look at various recommendations gathered from the national consultation process, CTPD and...

Zambia, Italy sign MoU on cooperation to combat Climate Change  …as Chiteme, Costa call for strong bilateral ties 

Zambia, Italy sign MoU on cooperation to combat Climate Change  …as Chiteme, Costa call for strong bilateral ties 

Issued by Chibaula D. Silwamba (Mr.) Spokesperson MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING Tel: +260211252409 Email: chibaula.silwamba@mndp.gov.zm Website: www.mndp.gov.zm ROME, Italy, Friday, 30 November 2018 – ZAMBIA and Italy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to combat climate change. Minister of National Development Planning Hon. Alexander Chiteme, MP, and Italian Minister of Environment, Land and Sea Mr. Sergio Costa, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective countries in Rome, Italy on Friday. The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed at enhancing cooperation between Zambia and Italy on matters relating to reducing Climate Change vulnerability by enhancing risk assessment and implementation...

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