Category: Gender & health

Boniface Cheembe defends Zambian opposition parties

Boniface Cheembe defends Zambian opposition parties

By Gyft M’membe Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Dispute (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Chembe has dispelled assertions from the opposition that he has taken a partisan stance in nodding to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kangaja’s decree to nab armed people. Early this week Police IG Kanganja made a pronouncement that any one carrying lethal weapons in public will be arrested as a way of deterring political cadres from engaging into violence ahead of the general elections slated for 11th August, 2016. Speaking in a live telephone interview on Pan African Radio ‘Let’s Find Out’ Programme today...

AIDS still a danger, prods Ambassador Eric Shultz

AIDS still a danger, prods Ambassador Eric Shultz

By Ashton Kelly Bunda UNITED States of America (USA) Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz is worried that Zambian adolescent girls and young women are increasingly at greater risk of HIV infection,” reports Zambian Photo-Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda. Ambassador Schultz says vulnerability to HIV infection confronts lot of people with varying community, social, economic, cultural and marital status. In speech read by United States of America (USA) Charge d’ affairs Christopher Kraft, Ambassador Schultz observed that although HIV and AIDS is not in headlines, this category of health concern remains an emergency claiming innocent lives at a fast pace. Officiating at...

Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula launches ZAC’s Centro Shopping Kabulonga 

Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula launches ZAC’s Centro Shopping Kabulonga 

By Derrick Sinjela www.derricksinjela.blogspot.com Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Deputy Governor Administration, Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula has applauded the Zambia Anglican Council {ZAC) on a decision to invest in real estate redevelopment by constructing Centro Shopping Kabulonga. Officiating at the launch witnessed by Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary, Reverend Suzanne Matale Archbishop of the Church of Central Africa, the Most Reverend Albert Chàmà, National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili,on Monday, 28th November 2016, Dr. Kankasa-Mabula praised the ZAC Bishop for taking a step of faith worth emulating. Dr. Kankasa-Mabula implored the five Anglican diocesan jurisdictions namely; Diocese of...

Farming Season is here, what you plant matters

Farming Season is here, what you plant matters

By William Chilufya, Hivos Southern Africa In the midst of a rising population, diminishing resources, a fluctuating economy and deteriorating environment, the fight to achieve household food and nutrition security is one of the greatest challenges facing Zambia. It’s that time of the year when farmers are anxious about the rains as we get ready to plant. Decisions are being made on what needs to be planted, where to get the seeds, and other farming inputs. Each farming season brings memories of my childhood, my time in Kalebwe village, Mukonchi area as an active village boy, when my grandfather would...

Official launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI)

WHY: Lusaka’s demand for water, estimated to now be over 600,000m3 per day, significantly outstrips supply from the Kafue River and groundwater. The Kafue River is threatened by climate change, land use degradation, and abstractions from agriculture and hydropower, as well as pollution from the mining industry. Water shortages are increasingly becoming common, caused by a series of droughts and power deficits. This causes both communities and businesses to suffer. The health and prosperity of Lusaka is fully dependent on its water secure future, which can only be achieved through an effective multi-stakeholder collaboration amongst the public and private sectors,...

Zambia’s appalling health services

Zambia’s appalling health services

By Derrick Sinjela Despite persistent complaints by Zambians over poor work altitudes and ethics by health personnel in the country, the trend has worsened with most nurses and doctors taking casual approaches to patient need. Recently, a middle aged woman gave birth in lobby of the University Teaching Hospital (UT) maternity wing on Saturday while waiting to be attended to, a development which incensed. The incidence happened around 17:30 hours and had to take quick action by visitors covering the woman with Chitenge materials as they waited for health workers to help the expectant mother. After a while, a nurse...

Walk the Budget Talk, pleads Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Executive Director Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso says implementing hard decision proposals in the 2017 National Budget estimated at K64.5 billion will restore the Zambian economy on the growth path. Speaking after Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba launched “Walking a Tightrope To Economic Recovery” and “Analytical Brief of the Social Sector Budget 2017 “Leaving No One Behind,” at Lusakla’s Taj Pamodzi hotel, produced by ZIPAR and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Nankamba-Kabaso observed a fine line between balancing the current scarcity of resources and the pressure to hasten...

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