Category: Education

AU-ECOSOCC office move to Lusaka cheers Dr. Joseph Chilengi

AU-ECOSOCC office move to Lusaka cheers Dr. Joseph Chilengi

By Derrick Sinjela AFRICAN Union-Economic Commission on Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) Presiding Officer, Dr. Joseph Chilengi cheered as the continental organ’s Ethiopia Headquarters moves to Zambia. Featuring on Pan African Radio News Feedback programme anchored by Caesar Sindele on January 8th 2017, African Union Economic Commission on Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) Presiding Officer, Dr. Joseph Chilengi expressed delight that the decision has been unanimously welcomed by Head of State and Governments on the continent. Chilengi expressed optimism that Zambia’s economic developments agenda will m ushroom as Conference tourism expected out of the ECOSOCC headquarters being in Lusaka remain...

Re-screen final selected 2017 student bursary prods Lewis Mwape

Re-screen final selected 2017 student bursary prods Lewis Mwape

Monday 2nd January, 2017, Lusaka The Ministry of Higher Education must re-screen the final selected list of students that will be on student bursary scheme to eliminate those children whose parents or relatives have used their possitions to access facilities meant to benefit the poor and vulnerable households. Our concern is that more than 60 percent of those who have been left out on scheme might be poor and vulnerable and may not afford to meet the cost of university education especially those coming from our rural areas and urban poor and vulnerable households. While we appreciate the economic recovery...

Harry Kalaba’s Leadership viewpoint beyond Happy 2017

Harry Kalaba’s Leadership viewpoint beyond Happy 2017

          By Harry Kalaba, PF Bahati MP As we prepare to start a brand-new year tomorrow, I wish to reflect on leadership as promised in my first article. And I wish to do so in honour of my late father Mr. Simon Chisha Harry Kalaba who served as Bahati MP for 17 years from 1974 to 1991 and from whom I learnt an unforgettable lesson that leadership is at best a lonely endeavour. No matter how big your team, sometimes it’s just about you. You are all you have, meaning that at some critical moments, all...

NGOCC 2016 REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017

NGOCC 2016 REFLECTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2017

By Sara H. Longwe-NGOCC BOARD CHAIRPERSON Media Release Saturday 31st  December 2016 In a few days time, the year 2016 comes to a close and we open yet another chapter as we welcome the year 2017. The end of the year provides an excellent opportunity for us as a nation to reflect on our collective achievements and failures from which we can draw lessons in the pursuit of a more prosperous Zambia for all. In order for us to forge ahead as a nation, it is imperative that we re-focus and strategize on how to propel an all-inclusive development agenda...

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

Zambia’s National Assembly 2016-2021

2016-2021 Members of Parliament Zambia Presiding Officers Speaker Hon. Patrick Matibini, MP First Deputy Speaker Hon. Catherine Namugala , MP Second Deputy Speaker Hon. Mwimba Malama , MP Whips Government Chief Whip – PF Hon. Richard Musukwa, MP Leader of the Opposition – UPND Hon. Jacob Mwiimbu, MP Deputy Chief Whip – PF Hon. Stephen Chungu, MP Charles Romel Banda, MP Constituency: Kapoche Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF) Portfolio: Minister – Tourism and Arts Whiteson Banda, MP Constituency: Milanzi Political Party: Patriotic Front (PF) Portfolio: Back Bench – <none> Ephraim Kaang’andu Belemu, MP Constituency: Mbabala Political Party: United Party for...

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst  “I worry terribly for the future of my family and families round the world A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world’s future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find...

People’s Redemption Party President Jerry SiKazwe optimistic beyond 2017

People’s Redemption Party President Jerry SiKazwe optimistic beyond 2017

By Ashton Kelly Bunda. PEOPLE’S Redemption Party President Jerry Sikazwe hopes Zambians will take advantage of 2017 by making corrections on social, economic and democratic areas of failure. Obviously in a jovial festive season mood, Mr. Sikazwe in a walk-in-interview barely a few hours into 2017 appealed to the Zambians to remain steadfast, maintain and guard jealously the “Oasis of Peace” fame. However, now 71-year-old Sikazwe conceded that life has not been smooth sailing for Zambia viewed as good governance pace setters, a political ingredient sought after by potential investors. Sikazwe emphasized in his 2017 New Year message that Zambia...

Airtime tariff hike worries Lusaka subscribers

Airtime tariff hike worries Lusaka subscribers

By Caesar Sindele The latest airtime adjustments by the mobile network provider Airtel has left Lusaka Residents complaining. Airtel has communicated to its subscribers informing them that effective today January 1, 2017 talk time tariffs will soar following Government’s move to increase Excise Duty. An Airtel subscriber Daniel Mukupa said it is unfortunate that the network provider has decided to adjust prices upwards at a time when the economy is limping. Another subscriber Grace Moyo described increments as the greatest mockery.  

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