Category: Gender & health

Sponsor Athletics like Football, Douglas Kalembo prods business society

By Ashton Kelly Bunda National team athletics coach Douglas Kalembo has bemoaned luck of sponsorship in the athletics fraternity in Zambia resulting in generation gaps as successors to break best records left behind as they bring glory to Zambia and putting the nation on the world map. Speaking during Zambia Athletic Association All-Comers Meet that brings together athletes  to prepare upcoming annual events Kalembo said in a measure an individual event ,but competitors they form a team at the end of the day, as they train and travel for competitions in groups to represent Zambia . He said the federation...

‘Athletics Events’ need Publicity, urges Prince Mumba

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda United States of America (USA) based Sprinter Prince Mumba as lodged a complaint to the Rainbow News Zambia Limited (RNZR) and Kwilanzi News Zambia (KNZ, a Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD) publication that track and field events in Zambia do not have enough public attention as is with counterparts in the football fraternity. Speaking during the Zambia Athletic Association (ZAA) All- Comers  Meet  at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, led by Elias Ng’andu Mpondela, meant to prepare athletes for the forthcoming  world Junior Champions ships that will take place on Tuesday, 12th...

‘There Are Better Runners Other Provinces’ Sydney Siame

By Ashton Kelly Bunda 2014 Brazil Olympics Gold medalist Sydney Siame says  local competitions like the All- Comers meet that converge provinces  with different  talents and abilities  is key to discovering  talent that can beat existing high records  including what he has achieved. Siame who specializes in the 100metres and 4x 100meters says there are many boys and girls who are faster, energetic and with long endurance levels   that him and that making  efforts to spreading  the net wider to rest of the ten provinces  would bear fruits . Siame who competed  in the same race with  one of the...

SOBOBO BANDA ATTENDS BARCELONA TRIALS

Zambian young sensation Joseph ‘Sabobo’ Banda is in Spain attending trials at LA Liga giants, FC Barcelona. The Zambia U-17 national team will attend trials with the Spanish for close to a month and may make his switch to Barça onde the lad impresses examiners. However since Sabobo is only 16, even if he was to impress he can only sign a professional contract when he turns 18 years old in December, 2023. The youngster will remain at Red Arrows until December 2023. Barcelona who have been in contact with the handlers of the youngster for a long time now...

A look at Alfred Foloko

  By Derrick Sinjela FOR many years, Alfred Foloko has reigned as president of the Zambian Judo Association (ZJA) and on Saturday, 9th December, 2017, became president of the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) defeating then Zambia Amatuer Atheletics (ZAAA) leader, Elias Ng’andu Mpondela. ZJA through Foloko and peers commit to develop judo viewed as a minor sports discipline through a collaborative effort of the International Judo Federation (IJF). Though, the dominant sport in Zambia is soccer, the International Judo Federation (IJF) presided over the construction of a national dojo and in October 2017, after a visit to the...

Zambia’s Owesome Twosome

By Rob Tanner and Andy Naylor It can take more than 24 hours to fly from the United Kingdom (UK) to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. No wonder then that few European clubs send their scouts to the southeastern African country and its neighbours in search of footballing talent, especially when there is no guarantee the long trip will be worth their while. The pathway to the European leagues for young Zambian players has been a difficult one to navigate but tomorrow (Sunday) two members of the country’s national team could go head-to-head in the Premier League for the first...

KAMWAMBI 2012 ZAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER PUTS AFCON ALLOWANCES CLAIMS TO BED

By Robinson Kunda- Sports Reporter – Feed Me Sports Zambia CHIPOLOPOLO 2012 Africa Cup winning Team Manager,Lusekelo Kamwambi says all members of the continental title winning squad were paid their allowances and other entitlements inclusive of daily allowances in full and got a share from the $1.5 million prize money. Kamwambi said the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and government met all its obligations that were due to the players and anyone claiming to be owed money in form of allowances just needs time to remember. “I was a team manager and I remember the Africa Cup prize money was...

TOTAL BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS AND REGULATE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

By Conwell Hakapya, Executive Director, Citizens Environmental and Social Concern (CESCo) +260 97 7766117 PLASTIC pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues globally and Zambia in particular. This problem is mainly necessitated by the rapid, increasing, and uncontrolled production of disposable plastic products which are overwhelming Zambia’s ability to deal with them especially after-life. In 1950 the world produced only 2 million tons of plastic per year. Since then, annual production has increased nearly 200-fold, reaching 381 million tons of plastic produced in 2015. Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled. About 12%...

My Story With China, reflects Peter Chikwampu

  By Peter Chikwampu In a bid to enhance international cooperation and open itself up to the world, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has for several years been organising and hosting capacity-building training seminars for different professions and fields, for both developed and developing countries. Many scholars, professionals and academicians have benefited from these educative, informative and mind-opening seminars in China over the years, and I am no exception. In 2017, I attended one of these seminars, from 29 September to 19 October, together with two other Zambians. The training seminar was for leaders of Local Governments from English-Speaking...

Maiko Zulu seeks NAC and ZAMCOPS revamp

By Derrick Sinjela When Emmanuel Nyirenda served as Permanent Secretary at the then Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services (MIBS), Dorcas IIunga-Chileshe and Kenneth Musamvu presided over the formation of Journalists Against Piracy in Zambia (JAPIZ), whose inaugural leaders was diplomat, Herbert Mutabi and Rosaria Lubumbashi. This development increased coverage of intellectual property issues, with then World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General, Professor Mpazi Sinjela and Constable Omari Muwowo (Superintendent) taking centre stage in moulding journalists and media workers. Quinquagenarian 50-year-old Singaporean Daren Tang Heng Shim is the fifth and current Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization,...

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