Category: Gender & health

Press Statement dated Thursday 24th December 2020 on the Police Shooting of Unarmed Citizens in Lusaka, Zambia

      PRESS STATEMENT DATED 24TH DECEMBER 2020 ON THE POLICE SHOOTING OF UNARMED CITIZENS IN LUSAKA By Linda Kasonde Executive Director https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-kasonde-4025a08/ No. 1 of Plot 6941 Suez Road, Cathedral Hill (Next to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross) P.O. Box 51378 Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 211 257001 Email: linda.kasonde@cof.org.zm In any functioning democracy, citizens have the constitutional right to freely assemble and associate. We, the undersigned civil society organisations, note that yesterday United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema was summoned for questioning at the Police Service Headquarters. We equally note the heavily armed police presence on the...

Wednesday 23rd December 2020 Council of Churches in Zambia General Secretary Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya Statement on the Alleged Raping of a 17-Year-Old Kamanaga Boy

By Michael Mazakaza (Mr) Communications Officer COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN ZAMBIA, Stand No. 377A, Ecumenical Centre Bishops Road, Kabulonga P.O. Box 30315, LUSAKA Tel: 260-211-267739; (+260) 977 571535/967420600 www.ccz.org.zm   COUNCIL of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary (GS) Reverend Canon Emmanuel Chikoya has received with shock the alleged defilement of a 17 year old boy of Kamanga Township in Lusaka by his female employer of Salama Park in Lusaka where the boy worked from. Reverend Canon Chikoya found it alarming to learn that the husband to the woman in question was part of the abhorrent and illegal act as he...

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis Lacks Leadership; The U.S. Can Help Fill the Void

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis Lacks Leadership; The U.S. Can Help Fill the Void

By Jeffrey Smith (bit.ly/3neAyFK) is the Founding Director of Vanguard Africa. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Vanguard Newspapers.   The Anglophone crisis has registered among the world’s ‘most neglected,’ according to assessments by the Norwegian Refugee Council LAGOS, Nigeria, January 5, 2021/ — Over the last several years, since at least 2016, an inconceivably violent conflict has ravaged the Central African nation of Cameroon. The daily barrage of bloody images posted to social media and the accounts of cruelty and likely war crimes (bit.ly/2Xab15Z) have – at least to date – not been enough to galvanize meaningful or...

Electricity reaches Senior Chief Ntambu and Chief Sailunga’s area’s

By Derrick Sinjela AS Zambia increases access to electricity, the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Chief Executive Officer Clement Silavwe is delighted that Kasanjiku Mini Hydro Power Station in Mwinilunga District of the North-Western Province is set to benefit over 12,000 people at a cost of US$8.6 million and scheduled for handover in 2021. An elated Mr. Silavwe said in an interview in Lusaka that the Kasanjiku project located on the Kasanjiku River in Mwinilunga District of the North-Western Province will improve the quality of life for beneficiaries at household and community level in both Senior Chief Ntambu and Chief Sailunga’s...

Lying, bullying and bribing people

Fred M’membe President of the Socialist Party Garden Compound, Lusaka January 4, 2021 As we approach August 12 lies will increase from our politicians. As they always do during election periods, attempts will be made to deceive and manipulate our people with mealie-meal, salt, sugar, cooking oil, soap, chitenges, t-shirts and some little amounts of money. This is the way they try to buy votes cheaply. But the Zambian people shouldn’t forget Michael Sata’s great teaching on this score: Don’t Kubeba – take whatever they bring, and even ask them for more, but don’t vote for them! Don’t let them...

PRESS BRIEFING –STATEMENT BY NATIONAL BIOSAFETY AUTHORITY (NBA) COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER SANDRA LOMBE

PRESS BRIEFING DECEMBER 30, 2020 VENUE: ASMARA HOTEL TIME: 08:00 HOURS PRESS BRIEFING –STATEMENT BY NBA COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER SANDRA LOMBE GOOD MORNING, I WELCOME YOU ALL TO THIS BRIEFING. THANK YOU THAT YOU FOUND TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO COME. THE NATIONAL BIOSAFETY AUTHORITY (NBA) HAS ENJOYED A CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MEDIA FRATERNITY. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE YEAR 2020 HAS HAD ITS OWN CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES AND THE AUTHORITY HAS HAD A SHARE OF ITS FATE WHILE EXECUTING ITS DUTIES. CHALLENGES THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC AFFECTED US JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE. THE PANDEMIC...

Statement on President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s Measures Following the Extra Judicial Killing of Two Citizens

  Issued by: Judith Mulenga CiSCA Chairperson Lusaka, 31 December 2020: The Civil Society Constitution Agenda (CiSCA) considers the measures taken by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu following the Police extra judicial killing of prosecutor Nsama Nsama and UPND supporter, Joseph Kaunda as tokenistic, dismally inadequate and mere window dressing.   On Tuesday, President Lungu announced that he had fired the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations Bonnie Kapeso and his counterpart in charge of Administration Eugene Sibote, and that he had given Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja a six months’ improvement contract. Dismissing the Inspector General of...

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA REMARKS DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE ZAMBIA POLICE SERVICE THURSDAY, 31ST DECEMBER, 2020 STATE HOUSE LUSAKA

BEFORE WE GO FURTHER WITH OUR CEREMONY, MAY WE OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN HONOUR OF OUR DEPARTED BROTHERS WHOSE LIVES WERE ABRUPTLY TAKEN AWAY IN VERY UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES, NAMELY, MR NSAMA NSAMA AND MR JOSEPH KAUNDA (SILENCE).   MAY THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.   THE EVENTS OF LAST WEEK HAVE NOT ONLY BROUGHT OUT SO MUCH SORROW TO THE FAMILIES OF THE TWO DEPARTED INDIVIDUALS; THE EVENTS OF LAST WEEK HAVE BROUGHT GRIEF TO THE WHOLE NATION.   AS PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE  FORCE, I MOURN WITH THE FAMILES OF THE...

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA ON THE EVE OF THE NEW YEAR THURSDAY, 31ST DECEMBER, 2020 STATE HOUSE LUSAKA

COUNTRYMEN AND WOMEN, GOOD EVENING. IN A FEW HOURS TIME, THE NEW YEAR WILL ARRIVE. THE COUNT DOWN TO 2021 WILL BE OVER.  WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR HIS GRACE THAT HAS ENABLED US TO REACH THIS FAR, AS WE END THE YEAR 2020 AND ENTER THE NEW YEAR, 2021. THIS IS THE MOMENT WE LOOK BACK AT THE JOURNEY WE HAVE TRAVERSED TOGETHER IN 2020.  IT IS TIME TO REFLECT ON THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES WE FACED TOGETHER AS A NATION.  IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE OUR SUCCESSES WITH RENEWED HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. COUNTRYMEN AND...

Triumphant Foundation Trust clocks a year ‘Sowing seeds of love’ beyond Zambia

By Derrick Sinjela & Nakamba Mwinji THE physical tenacity and emotional energy exhibited Triumphant Foundation Trust (TFT founder Holla Kunda-Simbeye has a huge heritage her mother Clara Kalunga-Kunda, as she raised a saint in her daughter from a humble ground. When this author reached by phone through in Ndola, Ms. Kalunga-Kunda nostalgically reminisced purchasing a unit of eggs (10)) which once boiled Ms. Kunda-Simbeye was tasked to resell as a form of raising domestic income. On her part the families ‘Kasuli’ a Bemba  reference to a last born sibling, Otensia, a general trader now blessed with a 7-year-old son, Kunda,...

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