Category: Education

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...

Electricity will Industrialize rustic Zambia’s, prods Pastor Geoffrey Musonda

Electricity will Industrialize rustic Zambia’s, prods Pastor Geoffrey Musonda

By Ashton Kelly Bunda aka (BAK2BAK) WITH barely 900, 000 of the 17 million plus citizenry being connected on the national electric power grind, Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pastor Geoffrey Musonda says industrialisation will develop rustic areas. Pastor Musonda hods a view that the Rural Electrification Master Plan is key in expanding access to electric power as it focuses on fast tracking electricity infrastructure development rural areas, largely viewed as low density settlements. Pastor Musonda noted in an interview with the author on the side lines of the Zambia Off-Grid Investors Forum at Radisson Blu Hotel...

NAPSA UNVEILS NEW KIT FOR THE NETBALL CLUB

By Derrick Sinjela and Titani Zulu The National Pension Scheme Authority has unveiled new kit for the NAPSA Netball Club. The kit, which consists three sets of jerseys, tracksuits and other items, is worth K30, 000. Speaking when he unveiled the kit in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Yollard Kachinda, Director General, NAPSA, commended the club for its successes and contribution to the development of netball in Zambia. ‘NAPSA Netball Club has been a renowned club that won a number of titles and recorded huge successes insofar as netball in Zambia was concerned. Zambian netball history cannot be written without the mention...

Live   Royal wedding live: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry and delight huge Windsor crowds – latest news

Live   Royal wedding live: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry and delight huge Windsor crowds – latest news

Telegraph  News Live  Royal wedding live: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry and delight huge Windsor crowds – latest news 337 g b 01:2103:09 o m i  Danny Boyle  19 MAY 2018 • 5:46PM Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Couple declared man and wife in glorious ceremony Newlyweds greeted by 100,000 on tour of Windsor Reception: Details on food, dance and bridal speech Dress: British Givenchy designer behind gown Royal cuties: Princess Charlotte sticks tongue out Bishop: US wedding preacher who stole show Guests:  Worlds collide as LA glitterati meet Windsors View from sofa: Gleeful gossip and Partridge moments Prince Harry and Meghan...

NBA approves HIV prevention Vaccine Trial

NBA approves HIV prevention Vaccine Trial

By Derrick Sinjela THE National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has approved a second HIV vaccine clinical trial in Lusaka and Ndola at phase two for the prevention of HIV-1 infection in women involving 500 participants to be conducted by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and the Zambia Emory HIV Research Project (ZEHRP). Last year,  NBA  approved one research trial involving HIV vaccine presented by CIDRZ on the safety and immunogenicity of HVTN 120/ALVAC which is being conducted in Lusaka) and a Malaria research involving use of modified bacteria to control malaria (by Macha Research Trust, which is...

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