Category: Gender & health

Ghana’s Melody Millicent Danquah ‘Larteh Akuapem’ became first female pilot on Tuesday 3rd March 1964

Ghana’s Melody Millicent Danquah ‘Larteh Akuapem’ became first female pilot on Tuesday 3rd March 1964 …in 2021, day is a Wednesday Zambia Airports Corporation https://www.facebook.com/1664397083813539/posts/2795448600708376/?app=fbl Melody Millicent Danquah Melody Millicent Danquah (6 January 1937 – 18 March 2016) was a Ghanaian pilot and the first female pilot in Africa.[1][2] Early life Melody Danquah was born in Larteh Akuapem, on 6 January 1937 to Ibinijah Rexford Addo-Danquah, who was the illustrious Court Registrar and Arbitrator of Larteh. Her mother was Selina Gyamfi. Melody was the sixth of 10 siblings. Education Danquah was educated at the Methodist Primary and Middle schools in Larteh and Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast. She...

‘Zambian Government to develop Local Content Bill,” assures Christopher Yaluma

By Pamela Mulenga  MINISTRY of Commerce, Trade and Industry has embarked on developing the Zambia Local Content Bill which will address the promotion of the utilisation of local products and services in prescribed sectors. And the Ministry is open to receive submissions on ways to explore it. This came to light at a Local Content Conference in Lusaka this morning in a speech read on behalf of Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma by the . And Mr Yaluma said Permanent Secretary (PS) Mr. Mushuma Mulengadespite various initiatives implemented by goverment, local content in Zambia has remained low in...

SEPA trains Small Scale Farmers in Mufumbwe District

  By Derrick Sinjela SEPA trains Small Scale Farmers in Mufumbwe District on the Impact of the Pandemic on Food and Nutrition Security. SAVE the Environment and People Agency (SEPA) says there is need to train farmers on how the impact of Covid-19 could be mitigated in the agricultural sector. SEPA Chief Executive Officer Mailes Zulu Muke said it was important that farmers were equiped on mitigating the impact of the pandemic on food and nutrition security. Mrs Muke said this could be done using the climate Smart Agriculture Technoligies in Zambia. She said the training project is being implemented...

Press Statement Tuesday 2nd March 2021 alleged abduction of Mr. Tom Silwindi

Issued by Zitukule Consortium Zambia Progressive Youths Positive Action on Human Rights Freedom and Development (PAHRFD), Youth Development Oganzization We the undersigned organizations are deeply disturbed and alarmed by the alleged abduction of Mr. Tom Silwindi which occurred place on Sunday 28 February 2021 at his Choma residence by suspected armed criminal elements in full view of his children and wife. Mr. Silwindi is  a well-known public figure in Choma for his dedication and commitment to social justice especially for the marginalised citizens. Exactly 10 days ago, Mr. Silwindi was actively involved in defending the human rights  of the Hatembo...

Rosatom’s First Science Festival Week Successfully Concluded

Rosatom’s First Science Festival Week Successfully Concluded Scientific and educational events took place throughout the week in Cairo and Alexandria Cairo, Egypt – 25 February, 2021 – The global technology leader, Rosatom, successfully concluded its first Science Festival Week in Egypt. It was co-organised by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, and took place in Cairo and Alexandria from 21-25 February 2021. Throughout the festival, Russian and Egyptian nuclear scientists and experts visited Cairo and Alexandria-based schools, where they made presentations about different peaceful applications of nuclear technology. Students were able to learn more about how nuclear technologies directly...

CEO Lukas ‘Luknet’ Simumba eyes Nakonde Parley seat

CEO Lukas ‘Luknet’ Simumba eyes Nakonde Parley seat By Derrick Sinjela, monitoring from Lusaka Province A NAKONDE based business person in Muchinga Province Lukas Simumba has declared his earnest intention to contest the parliamentary seat on Patriotic Front ticket with the main agenda of strengthening the agricultural system in the district. The parliamentary seat is currently controlled by Yizukanji Siwanzi, a PF Member of Parliament and will become vacant on Wednesday 12th May 2021, when President Edgar Chagwa Lungu dissolves parliament. Speaking when making his intentions known to scores of residents, who had gathered at his residence, Mr. Simumba said...

Faith Without Deeds – Gabriel Kwanja

FAITH WITHOUT DEEDS By Gabriel Kwanja 15/03/2010 Monday 15th March 2010 Last week was marked by two very important days which are International Women’s day celebrated on Monday 08 March 2010 under a theme ‘Equal Rights, Equal opportunities, Progress for all’ and Youth day celebrated on Friday 12 of March 2010. The two celebrations are very important, hence there is need for the two to work together for them to succeed in their fight for justice. The women are fighting for gender equality. This fight has been there longer than imagined, my worry is the slowness it has taken to...

Joint CSO Press Statement Dated Thursday 18th February 2021 on the Proposed Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill

By Linda Kasonde Executive Director, Chapter One Foundation We, the undersigned civil society organisations, note the proposed changes to the law regulating the cyber space in form of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill of 2021. While it is imperative to ensure the safety of the public at large against cyber security threats, this must invariably be balanced with the right to freedom of expression and the need to maintain the right to privacy enjoyed by all members of the public. We wish to state from the outset that while several statements have been made regarding the creation of...

Education presents the Biggest Life changing opportunity – Ambassador Emmanuel Mwamba

Kasama- Wednesday 17th February 2021 Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba said education presents the biggest life changing opportunity for children. Speaking when he donated educational materials to Tetekela Day Care and Primary School in Kasama, Northern Province, Mr. Mwamba thanked the Sisters of the Child of Jesus Christ under the Catholic Church for focusing on vulnerable and orphaned children. He said despite the social conditions of the children, education was one of the tools that would help change their circumstances in life. He said Government had invested heavily in the educational sector as one of the national...

LAUNCH OF THE ZAMBIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CO-OPERATIVE AND THE UNVEILING OF THE HOSPITAL PROJECT

By Zambia Medical Association Media Team THE Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) is in the process of developing a 100 Bed capacity specialized private hospital to sit on the 5-acre piece of land located on the road frontage of Mumbwa road, 7 km from Lusaka CBD. The project is estimated to cost $15m, and being a not-for-profit organization, ZMA has facilitated the formation of an autonomous business entity called the Zambia Medical Association Cooperative (ZMAC) that will partner with ZMA members and the business community to capitalise this project, and oversee the subsequent construction and development of the hospital. In light of...

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