Category: Gender & health

Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division

Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom Director General, came to Bangladesh with a working visit Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division 11.10.2021 Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom Director General, came to Bangladesh with a working visit On October 10, 2021 Director General of Rosatom State Corporation Alexey Likhachev arrived in Bangladesh with a working visit. The visit of the Head of the company was timed to the completion of the installation of the reactor pressure vessel at Rooppur NPP Unit 1 which was performed from September 14 to October 10, 2021. Director General of Rosatom State Corporation and H.E. Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Honorable Prime Minister of...

Rainbow Néwspaper Zambia Limited Edition 085 Monday 11th – Sunday 17th October, 2021

Dr. Simon Kamwendo Miti is a good man, Thabo Kawana canes Munir Zulu By Comrade Derrick Sinjela and Joseph Mulyasalu Chanda UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance Media Director Thabo Kawana (TK) says Secretary to the Cabinet Simon Kamwendo Miti is a good and diligent senior civil servant, who deserves support by all well-meaning citizens. In an apparent reference to disparaging remarks attributed to Munir Zulu, a Lumezi Independent Member of Parliament (MP), in the Eastern Province, a tart Mr. Kawana laughed off the parliamentarian’s outbursts. During a Monday 4th October, 2021 Protea Hotel Press Briefing, Mr. Zulu, a...

Sam Zulu seeks market and bus station sanity

A Governance Activist Sam Zulu has appealed to Local Authorities in the Country to quickly bring sanity at Markets and Bus Stations. Mr Zulu says President Hakainde Hichilema has already shown political will on the mater, hence the need for councils to quick ensure that no political party cadres are allowed to operate in these public places. In an interview with Kwithu FM News, he says as a result of not observing the planning authority and inaction by most councils in the country to enforce the law, this has led to failure to deliver social services to citizens. Mr Zulu...

Low Covid 19 compliance worries Adrian Banda Councilor

A Civic leader in Lusaka’s Garden compound is concerned over the mushrooming of bars and taverns following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Ministry of Health for one month. Adrian Banda Councilor of Ngwerere Ward 22 in Mandevu constituency has revealed that there has been an increase in people opening illegal bars and taverns saying urgent action is required to curb the vice. Mr Banda says some people are taking advantage of open piece of land to set up illegal drinking structures that has led to the increase in lawlessness. In an interview with Kwithu FM News, Mr. Banda...

Few key highlights of the Business Week

    By Kelvin Chisanga, Zambian Economist and Communications Specialist +260 97 9305194 THIS business week ending today – Saturday 2nd October, 2021 has seen a couple of activities on both political and economic sides, this is the week which has seen the settling of full cabinet office bearers after appointment of the chief legal government officer who’s popularly known by the title of Attorney General, Mr. Mulilo Dimas Kabesha and Mr. Marshal Mubambe Muchende as Solicitor General, as the president returned this week from UNGA20 Summit which took place in New York, where he had gone alongside with two...

Children are at the heart of everything World Vision does, says John Hasse

By Derrick Sinjela, Ashton Kelly Bunda and Esther Munika Mwanashiku   CHILDREN are at the heart of everything we do, and our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life, says World Vision, Zambia National Director John Hasse. Rotary International District 9210 President Lucie Kasanga indicated a resolve toward contributing in a joint effort eradicating malaria in the same manner polio has been eliminated in Zambia and globally. Witnessing a Wednesday 31st March 2021 Malaria-Free Zambia project launch at Lusaka’s Protea Towers Hotel launch, in Lusaka on, Mr. Hasse restated a well-known...

‘SAVING CHALO’ premiered by Emmanuel Mwape

By Derrick Sinjela Tricenarian Emmanuel Mwape ‘Chungu’ (EMC)  is a 30-year-old Zambian film-maker born on Monday 18th March, 1991 and currently a Scholar of the Tobacco Harm Reduction a project funded by Knowledge Action Change,  a health promotion agency that focuses on harm reduction as a key Public Health Strategy (PHS). As a tricenarian, a person between 30 and 39, Mwape or EMC is a MultiChoice Zambia Talent Factory Alumni and multi-award winning film-maker with diverse experience in the production of fiction and non-fiction films. An accomplished filmmaker ion his own right, Mwape recently produced a short film titled ‘Saving...

Banks must serve citizens Simataa Simataa & Kelvin Chisanga prod

By Derrick Sinjela  SIMATAA Simataa believes it is a herculean task expecting Zambian banks to become relevant to ordinary people on account of their heritage. However, on his part, Kelvin Chisanga, an economist and communication specialist has confidence in the local financial sector, serving the individual and collective interests of all citizens.   When reached for a comment on the matter at hand, Mr. Simataa doubted the suitability of the banks serving citizens in an eight-pointed argument.   Said Sims Simataa:“Great! No they can’t. Reasons: 1. Banks have a colonial hangover. Sadly so called indigenous banks have fallen prey. They...

Brand Finance Press Release – Top African Brands Lose US$5.5 Billion in Brand Value

Brand Finance Press Release – For immediate release Top African Brands Lose US$5.5 Billion in Brand Value Total brand value of Africa’s top 150 most valuable brands drops 12% from US$45.5 billion in 2020 to US$40.0 billion in 2021 MTN retains title of Africa’s most valuable brand, brand value US$2.7 billion South Africa dominates ranking with 81 brands featuring which account for 73% of total brand value. Nigeria, with 17 brands, and Morocco with 10, are next best represented nations in ranking Banking, telecoms, and insurance are continent’s most valuable sectors Capitec Bank overtakes Vodacom as Africa’s strongest brand, Brand...

Green Taxonomy, Financing, and Bonds: Does Nuclear Have a Place?

THE role of nuclear in the global transition to clean energy remains a controversial issue. In terms of finance, a fundamental question is whether the use of sustainable mechanisms like green bonds for nuclear projects is justified. Obviously, the universal solution is impossible. While some governments exclude nuclear power from their national green taxonomies, others, have included nuclear projects into the green financing system. “Recognizing that many sustainable investors have exclusionary criteria in place around nuclear energy, the UK government will not finance any nuclear energy-related expenditures under the Framework,” holds the UK government’s Green Financing Framework, enacted this July....

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