Category: Gender & health

Zambia Police hunt suspected Chililabombwe defiler

By Esther Mwaata Katongo Zambia Police Spokesperson Saturday 28th August, 2021 – POLICE in Chililabombwe District of Copperbelt Province are looking for Weston Mwendia for allegedly defiling and impregnating his double orphan grade seven niece aged 14. The sexual abuse is alleged to have occurred on several occasions from April, 2021 at the suspects house in Chililabombwe District where the victim was being kept. The report was made by the grandfather of the victim aged 72 and the victim is reported to be five (5) months pregnant. The victim was staying with her uncle (maternal uncle) now suspect at the...

CiSCA on HH’s victory in the 12th August 2021 General Elections

By Judith Mulenga Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) Chairperson Lusaka, Tuesday 17th August, 2021: THE Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) congratulates the people of Zambia for once again demonstrating to ourselves and others of our unshakable belief in democracy. The large numbers that voted and in doing so unequivocally replaced a corrupt stifling dictatorship of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu with that of the President Elect Hakainde Hichilema under very oppressive and repressive conditions is nothing short of a miracle. CiSCA wholeheartedly congratulates the United Party for National Development for affirming the tenets of democracy by the Party’s consistency, perseverance in the...

U.S. Presidential Delegation Attends President Hichilema’s Inauguration

The United States and Zambia Partnering Together Embassy Of The United States Of America Lusaka, Zambia                                                                                NR/1273/08/26/2021                                                                            CONTACT:  Nicholas Hersh Public Affairs Officer Press Release Thursday August...

Zambia must boost agro-sector, Mundia Paul Hakoola prods Hakainde Hichilema

By Derrick Sinjela Continental Leadership Research Institute (CLRI) Executive Director Mundia Paul Hakoola is urging the United Party for National Development (UPND) Government to place priority on agriculture. As Zambia is positioning herself as an agricultural hub and food basket in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Common Market for East and Central Africa (COMESA), Hakoola wants President Hakainde Hichilema to prioritise the agricultural sector. Advised Hakoola: “As the new Government settles, it is imperative for President Hichilema to focus on agriculture. We must utilise our strategic water resources to produce crops to supply around the region. A number...

Zambia readies for Russian partnership in agro-sector

Wednesday August 25, 2021 LUSAKA-Zambia is getting ready and positioning itself to be an agricultural hub and food basket for the southern African region. The country which has been predominantly a copper mining economy, is now embracing partnerships from agricultural advanced countries such as Russia, Portugal and China in a stride to diversify its productive sectors. Economic experts have observed that during the first decade of the 21st century Zambia’s economy posted one of the fastest rates of growth in Africa, with its capital Lusaka being among the fastest growing cities on the African continent. Decrease in copper prices has...

MultiChoice Gives More Options to Customers…As it introduces 3rd Viewing Environment For One Subscription Fee

For media inquiries please contact: Chilufya Mwelwa, Head of Corporate Affairs; Chilufya.Mwelwa@zm.multichoice.com Press Release Monday 23rd August 2021 Lusaka, Zambia – MULTICHOICE is giving its customers more exciting options by introducing 3rd Viewing Environment. Through this new exciting initiative DStv customers can now link up to three decoders and watch more than one channel at the same time using XtraView service in one household. 3rd Viewing Environment allows customers to link their DStv Exploras, HD Zappa decoders and all the newer decorder models under one subscription. This service is available on all DStv packages which includes DStv Premium, DStv Compact...

Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s unfair defeat complaint worries CLRI’s Mundia Paul Hakoola

By Derrick Sinjela CONTINENTAL Leadership Research Institute (CLRI) Executive Director Mundia Paul Hakoola says a rigging complaint attributed to Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu is an undemocratic stance. Mr. Hakoola is aggrieved that hearing excuses from a sitting Head of State and Government that the Thursday 12th August, 2021 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections were not conducted in a free, fair and credible manner raise more eyebrows than outright answers. In a Saturday 14th August, 2021 Press Statement after Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Mr. Issac Chipampe had issued a Dr. Lungu’s complaint, Mr. Hakoola...

“Major electricity supply outage impacts mining operations,” cries Dr. Godwin Beene

By Derrick Sinjela Zambia Chamber of Mines, a body representing mining and allied companies led by President, Dr Godwin Beene noted with concern the major electricity outage that occurred on Sunday, 8th August, 2021. Dr Godwin Beene regretted that the power outage adversely impacted the day’s mining operations in the midst of the prevailing Copper bull market, still yearning for more supplies. Though employees across the Chamber membership completed shifts without incident of injury or worse,” Dr. Beene expressed sadness that  open pit production in the North-Western Province was adversely affected. “Chamber member operations there have since returned to normal....

Ahead of the 2021 General Elections: CTPD’s Key issues on the Mining Sector

Wednesday 11th August, 2021 Issued by: Webby Banda (Mr) Senior Researcher (Extractives) The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) As the country goes to the polls on 12th August 2021, it is expected that the political party that forms government will transform the mining sector into a tool of national development. The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) wishes to note that this can only be attained if six critical issues facing the sector are resolved. Firstly, there is a need to resolve the taxation gridlock of non-deductibility of mineral royalty between government and mining companies. This is...

MultiChoice Zambia Appoints Leah Kooma as new MD

By Chilufya Mwelwa, Head of Corporate Affairs; Chilufya.Mwelwa@zm.multichoice.com Wednesday 11th August, 2021 Lusaka, Zambia MultiChoice is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Leah Kooma as the new MultiChoice Zambia Managing Director. Mrs Kooma took up her new role as Managing Director on 1st August 2021. Prior to her new appointment, she served as MultiChoice Zambia’s Chief Customer Officer. Leah holds a Degree in Development Studies and Economics from the University of Zambia and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Wales. She is a member of the Zambia Institute of Marketing and has served on the...

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