Category: Sports

Zambia remembers Dennis Phillip Liwewe

Zambia remembers Dennis Phillip Liwewe

By Derrick Sinjela and Kasimilo Bwalya ZAMBIA is still grieving four years after burying a gallant broadcaster, the late Dennis Phillip Liwewe, with children Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) outgoing Secretary General (SG) Ponga Liwewe and Kwangu Wa Liwewe showering praise on their biological father. Born on 10 January 1936, in Nkotakota, near Lake Malawi, Liwewe a Canon in the Anglican Diocese of Lusaka, died on 22nd April 2014, with Ponga and Kwangu reminiscing mentorship. Aside from remembering Canon Liwewe, April is a memorable month for Zambia as it is when a contingent of footballers led by then FAZ President,...

FAZ moves LD VS GBFC  Sunset Stadium game to Woodlands ‘Vodafone’ Stadium

FAZ moves LD VS GBFC Sunset Stadium game to Woodlands ‘Vodafone’ Stadium

By Shalala Oliver Sepiso THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Andrew Kamanga and Ponga Liwewe lead administration has moved the Lusaka Dynamos vs Green Buffaloes game, which was scheduled for Woodlands Stadium on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 15:00hrs to Sunset Stadium. This was communicated in a letter issued to Lusaka Dynamos secretariat this morning and made available to the media team. The game was originally scheduled for Heroes Stadium which is the official home of Lusaka Dynamos, but FAZ moved it to Woodlands to accommodate the beaming live of the match on SuperSport Sport 9. In a surprising twist, the football...

Chilanga by- election set for Tuesday 5th June 2018

Chilanga by- election set for Tuesday 5th June 2018

By Margaret Chimanse Public Relations Manager Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)   THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chaired by Justice Essau Chulu has set Tuesday, 5th June as the date on which to hold the Parliamentary by-election in Chilanga Constituency of Chilanga District.   The by-elections in Chilanga will be held on the same day with Six (6) Local Government wards in Mwense, Kasama,Chienge, Sinda and Nyimba districts. The vacancy in Chilanga Constituency occurred following the conviction of the incumbent Member of Parliament, Mr. Keith Mukata by the High Court. The vacancies in the 6 wards have occurred as a...

TopStar’s Cliff Kachinga Sichone unveils ‘Ndiye Itambika’

TopStar’s Cliff Kachinga Sichone unveils ‘Ndiye Itambika’

By Derrick Sinjela TopStar Sales Director, Cliff Kachinga Sichone launched  ‘Ndiye Itambika’ campaign in which the price of the Direct to Home -DHT- decoder combo has been reduced from K299 to K1 99 Kwacha with a one-month free subscription. Mr. Sichone assured the local market that customers purchase purchasing the digital -DTT- decoders priced at K99 will equally enjoy the one-month free subscription. A delighted Mr. Sichone said TopStar is resolved to guaranteeing households in Zambia’s ten provinces, namely; Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western to access to quality and affordable digital television. “In line with...

The Chinese are not here to play-Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika

The Chinese are not here to play-Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika

By Hjoe Moono The Importance of Education in Diplomatic Service: Did you know? That the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Zambia is a graduate of Harvard University? Yes, Harvard University! That should tell you something – The Chinese are not here to play! Remember: The British, during the drive for colonialism sent to Africa mostly graduates from Oxford and Cambridge universities – their best brains left England to establish new territories, and indeed, they conquered the world. Just here in Zambia, prior to independence, British Diplomats – Governors of Northern Rhodesia – with their education included: 1. Sir Evelyn Hone [Last...

Zambian private sector returns to growth

Zambian private sector returns to growth

 By Gillian Langmead at Langmead & Baker Ltd;+260 979 060705; info@langmead.com LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Having deteriorated in February, the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey data from Stanbic Bank and IHS Markit signalled a marginal improvement in the health of the Zambian private sector during March. The index posted a value of 50.7 points, up from 47.1 points in February. Readings above 50.0 signal an improvement in business conditions on the previous month, while readings below 50.0 show a deterioration. After a decline mid-quarter, growth was driven by a solid rise in new business as client demand recovered and the cholera outbreak...

IJF hands over “Judo Hall” to Zambia Judo Association

IJF hands over “Judo Hall” to Zambia Judo Association

By Noah Silomba OYDC Communications Officer MINISTRY of Youth, Sport and Child Development (MYSCD) Permanent Secretary Joe Kapembwa says Government attaches great importance to the development of sport in Zambia. Kapembwa is happy that the International Judo Federation (IJF) selected Zambia as “International Olympic Training Center” (IOTC) for judo athletes by constructing Judo Hall worth 326,000 Euros a move increasing participation in the sports discipline and minting of medals during competitive games. Witnessing the handover of the newly constructed Judo Hall (Dojo) on Monday 26th March, 2018 to Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) by the International Judo Federation (IJF) at the Olympic...

National Biosafety Authority-UNE–GEF host February 2018 Twangale Park Sensitization Workshop

National Biosafety Authority-UNE–GEF host February 2018 Twangale Park Sensitization Workshop

By Derrick Sinjela THE National Biosafety Authority (NBA) a Zambian statutory body established through the Biosafety Act No. 10 of 2007, will hold a sensitization and awareness workshop in conjunction with the United Nations Environment –Global Environment Facility from the 20th to 21st February, 2018 at Twangale Park, for selected key stakeholders in order to establish the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) as a fully functional and effective platform for implementation of the Cartagena protocol. According to National Biosafety Authority Communications Officer, Sandra Lombe-Mulowa the sensitization and awareness meeting aim is to consolidate and intensify cooperation toward achieving common goals and...

QTV/QFM Radio 89.1MHz’s Favourite Jenala Kalando , 5FM 89.9MHz’Mike Sichula, ZNBC’s Brian Mwale shine @2017 REA Media Awards at Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka Thursday 22nd February 2018

QTV/QFM Radio 89.1MHz’s Favourite Jenala Kalando , 5FM 89.9MHz’Mike Sichula, ZNBC’s Brian Mwale shine @2017 REA Media Awards at Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka Thursday 22nd February 2018

Favourite Jenala Kalando of QTV/QFM Journalist, Radio 89.1MHz, 5FM 89.9MHz and now Radio Phoenix 89.5FM Mike Sichula Journalist and Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Journalist Brian Mwale at the enviable 2017 Rural Electrification Authority Media Awards at Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka Thursday 22nd February 2018 Picture by Rainbow Zambia Derrick Sinjela www.rainbownewszambia.com – Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA)

K3.9 billion for key empowerment programmes in 2018

K3.9 billion for key empowerment programmes in 2018

Issued by Chileshe Kandeta : Original Signed for MINISTRY OF FINANCE -Zambia www.mof.gov.zm In line with the spirit of the Government’s economic transformation agenda, the Ministry of Finance wishes to respond to requests by citizens for information on empowerment programmes in the 2018 Budget. The budget provides practical measures to diversify the economy, create jobs, reduce poverty, empower citizens, protect the vulnerable, and reduce inequalities. In addition to some on-going programmes facilitated through foreign financing such as the US$ 50 million Zambia Agriculture Enterprise Development Fund, over K3.9 billion has been provided in the 2018 Budget for empowerment programmes under...

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