Category: Gender & health

Prof Lackson Kasonka launches 𝗹𝗡𝗭𝗔’s SHEPIZ 
as Zambia grapples with one Doctor for 12, 000 patients

By Derrick Sinjela and Bilke Mulenga Ministry of Health (MoH) Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Professor Lackson Kasonka launched University of Zambia (UNZA) Strengthening Health Professional Workforce Education Programmes for Improved Quality Healthcare in Zambia (SHEPIZ), with delight as Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Evuta Mumba pledging the Great East Road Campus remaining a centre of learning excellence. . Speaking within earshot of Prof. Mumba, SHEPIZ Principal Investigator Prof Fastone Mathew Goma at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) on Wednesday 5th January, 2022, Prof. Kasonka applauded UNZA on the SHEPIZ programme involving 18 newly developed specialised medical and nursing programmes...

Effects of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Zambian Economy!

Written by: Kelvin Chisanga The ongoing geopolitical conflicts between Russia and Ukraine has some serious devastating impact on many global economies across the board, and Zambia is not an exceptional case with the prevailing economic trends at both global and regional frontiers. To begin with, the energy commodities have started receiving some price-growth, of which we have seen the price of crude oil on the international market, has already gone up to a price margin of $105 per barrel, and from the look of things, we have high chances of seeing this particular article of trade, escalating upwards with some...

‘2022 Fiscal Budget falls short’-Miles Sampa 


.Initiate legislation to hype revenue gains

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka——–Execution of the 2022 budget for the fiscal year risks failure if stringent regulations including  induced ‘Domestic Resource Mobilisation’ initiatives are not applied amid increasing global demand for Zambia’s widely endowed natural resource-copper,  Lusaka lawmaker and  former Deputy Minister, Miles Sampa says. On 30 0ctober, finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane unveiled a K173 billion budget dubbed: ‘Growth, Jobs and Taking Development Closer to the People.’ The Government envisions spending K173.0 billion this year, equivalent to 37.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product.   Revenues and grants are estimated at K100.7 billion representing 21.6 percent of GDP.  The gross financing of K72.3 billion,...

Linda Kasonde rekindles life-style audits 
as COF commends compliant Mulambo Haimbe and Ambrose Lufuma

    By Derrick Sinjela (COF) Limited Rekindling lifestyle audit of public officials, Chapter One Foundation Executive Director Linda Kasonde is seeking strict adherence to ‘Declaration of Assets, Liabilities, and Sources of Income by Public Officials subject to the Parliamentary and Ministerial Code of Conduct. As Chapter One Foundation Limited promotes and protects human rights, human rights defenders, constitutionalism, social justice, and the rule of law in Zambia, primarily through strategic litigation, advocacy, and capacity building, Ms. Kasonde reiterated COF aim to uphold and protect the Constitution and the rights, and ultimately free the space for Zambians to fully participate...

We “Need a New Crop of Leaders,” pleads Isaac Able Mwaipopo

  By Isaac Able Mwaipopo Our country needs a new crop of leaders, it needs people who can envision and plan how Zambia can look like in the next 50 years, they need to be leaders who inspire a new order, they need to stimulate our hopes and aspirations to build a great country that creates new opportunities. The majority of potential political leaders we have do not inspire this kind future we desperately need, they are preoccupied discussing the cost of cooking oil, fuel and mealie meal. The ambitions are too small for a big world, they think so...

Protect local firms, pleads Isaac Able Mwaipopo

  In a time like this when a local company is faced with stiff competition, there is great need for appropriate institutions to see how  they can get together and provide adequate support to ensure ULENDO does not close shop, as much as foreign companies may be perceived to be efficient and cheaper, let’s not forget that they externalise all PROFITS, they hardly plough back into the local economy, ULENDO is local, owned by a young Zambian, i would have been happy if there was a way of protecting the infant innovation, may be the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission-CCPC....

Pascal Chikumbi seeks large scale recycling companies

    By Edwin Daka The Integrated Community Anti-Litter Initiative Chairperson Pascal Chikumbi is urging the newly approved members of Lusaka Solid Waste Management Utility (LSWMU) board to initiate policies promoting waste value addition through establishment of large scale recycling companies. Mr. Chikumbi said that the gesture to establish large scale recycling firms will change the city’s current status of uncollected garbage to clean green and healthy. During its third meeting cabinet, considered and approved the appointment of a nine member team of LSWMU board following the enactment of a Solid Waste Management and Regulation Act of 2018 and the...

Employ locals, prods Geoffrey Jakopo

Employ locals, prods Geoffrey Jakopo

  By Edwin Daka SIAVONGA District Commissioner Geoffrey Jakopo is calling on local companies operating in the district to prioritize employing Siavonga residents as casual workers as a way of empowering local people. Spreading close ties with community members, Mr.  Jakopo says he will soon engage local companies to ensure that casual workers such as sweepers, drivers and garden boys are employed from within Siavonga district. Jakopo explained that local companies can employ from outside the district trained personnel experienced to do certain jobs such as engineers. “It is not be fair to employ people from outside the district on...

Operationalize GBV Survivors fund prods ZNMNGD’s Nelson Banda

  By Edwin Daka Zambia National Men’s Network for Gender and Development (ZNMNGD) is urging government to operationalize the Gender Based Violence (GBV) fund meant to assist GBV Survivors and to speed up the establishment of ‘Safe Shelters’. Making reference to the GBV Act 2011 as Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day (IWD) themed: ‘Gender Equality for a sustainable Tomorrow, ‘ZNMNGD `s National Coordinator Nelson Banda is concerned that despite a law having been passed by Patriotic Front (PF) Administration, all leaders are failing to implement the bylaw created to protect GBV survivors....

Africa Directions Youths sensitized on Unsafe Abortion, HIV AIDS

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda in Kamulanga Township, Kabwata Constituency AFRICA Directions Director Mark Chilongu  says  alliance with the government to  sensitive young people on reproductive  issues and sexuality is bearing fruit as the response is positive and that his team  of youths is making head  ways to a complying  populations in communities around Lusaka following a 3 years pilot project   . Speaking during a music concert staged to commemorate youth week  at Jack township grounds under the theme: ‘Enhancing Youth Participation at all Levels of national Development,’ Chilongu commended the Ministry of Health  led by Silvia Tembo-Masebo  have helped...

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