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ZAMBIA TO TAKE UP 2018 ICPEN PRESIDENCY

By Godfrida Chanda-Chisala Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) Public Relations Officer Monday 8th May, 2017 THE MINISTRY of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) wishes to congratulate the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) for winning a bid to host the Presidency of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) on behalf of Zambia. Zambia, through the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has just been elected the 2018 President of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), becoming the first African country that will head the organisation in twenty-five years. The election follows Zambia’s bid to...

CCZ assists Mazabuka and Monze flood victims

CCZ assists Mazabuka and Monze flood victims

By Derrick Sinjela Tuesdau, February 19, 2008 THE Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has just concluded a humanitarian mission through provision of mealie meal and blankets to Mazabuka and Monze flood victims in the Southern Province. And CCZ Programmes Coordinator, Abraham Chikasa has prodded Christians and the corporate society in Zambia to provide material and monetary contribution to flood victims. Making the donation, CCZ education and Emergency Coordinator, Edwin Milambo noted that it was their hope that the assortment of basic commodities would ease the burden faced by Mazabuka and Monze flood victims. The partner support was provided under...

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) No. 2 of 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) No. 2 of 2016

By Simon Kabanda One novelty in the 2016 Amended Constitution is the establishment of the Constitutional Court. What is the Constitutional Court? What is the rationale behind the establishment of the Constitutional Court? What value has it added to the Judicial system in Zambia? Wikipedia describes a Constitutional Court as “a high court that deals primarily with constitutional law. Its main authority is to rule on whether laws that are challenged are in fact unconstitutional, i.e., whether they conflict with constitutionally established rights and freedoms”. Where did the idea of establishing the Constitutional Court come from? Term of Reference #...

Zambia: Support International Criminal Court ICC Crucial for Atrocity Victims, Global Justice

Zambia: Support International Criminal Court ICC Crucial for Atrocity Victims, Global Justice

For Immediate Release (Nairobi – April 10, 2017) – Zambia should reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court to best advance justice for victims of atrocities, a group of African organizations and international nongovernmental organizations with a presence in Africa said today. Zambia’s government began public consultations on the country’s ICC membership the week of March 27, 2017. This was in response to the African Union summit’s adoption in January of an “ICC withdrawal strategy.” An unprecedented 16 countries, including Zambia, entered reservations to this decision. “Zambia has much to gain by staying with the ICC,” said Boniface Cheembe,...

Press Statement in response to The Zambia Daily Mail headline of 8 April, 2017 titled, “John Mambo defrocked – Church of God revokes title of Bishop”

Press Statement in response to The Zambia Daily Mail headline of 8 April, 2017 titled, “John Mambo defrocked – Church of God revokes title of Bishop”

By Bishop John H. Mambo Founding President Chikondi Foundation/Nyamphande Orphanage 13 April, 2017 Lusaka, Zambia Members of the press, ladies and gentlemen: I wish to give my response to the news headline that appeared in The Zambia Daily Mail of 8 April, 2017 titled, “John Mambo defrocked – Church of God revokes title of Bishop”. I was quite all this while because I was waiting for the National Overseer’s response to the matter. Members of the press, you may wish to take note of the following: 1. Church Administrative protocols It is only the National Overseer of the Church of...

United States Remains Concerned Over Heightened Political Tension

United States Remains Concerned Over Heightened Political Tension

By Public Affairs Officer The U.S. Embassy remains concerned over heightened political tension in Zambia, specifically noting the April 10 police raid of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s Lusaka residence and his subsequent arrest for treason. Recent events underscore the need for peaceful dialogue between the opposition and ruling party on matters of national concern. The U.S. government urges all actors to exercise restraint in addressing differences, to respect the rule of law and electoral proceedings, and to follow the due process Zambians expect from a country with a reputation for political pluralism and peaceful conflict resolution. NR/1155/04/13/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

TIZ STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF CORRUPTION IN ZAMBIA IN THE LAST QUARTER

TIZ STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF CORRUPTION IN ZAMBIA IN THE LAST QUARTER

By Charles Chulu Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has for the last quarter of January to March been following government’s commitment to the fight against corruption in the country. TIZ would like to note that there have been many positive pronouncements coming from government which if implemented could have seen the country record tremendous progress in recovering a lot of stolen assets which were unlawfully acquired using public funds and many arrests made of controlling officers and other government officials cited in the Auditor general’s report of 2015, including recovery of resources. As an organization that supports the government’s pronouncements committing...

ZESCO TO INCREASE TRADE IN ELECTRICITY WITH OTHER COUNTRIES TO MAKE REVENUE

ZESCO TO INCREASE TRADE IN ELECTRICITY WITH OTHER COUNTRIES TO MAKE REVENUE

By Derrick Sinjela ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mulenga Mundende says the company is constructing interconnectors to enable it trade in electricity with other countries and make revenue. And Mundende has appealed to the business fraternity to support the tariff increment that will enable ZESCO complete the projects and increase reliability of power supply to improve the economy. Addressing various stakeholders in Chinsali yesterday, Mundende said ZESCO is going to construct a double circuit line from Kafue West into Livingstone so that there are three lines going South, all the way into South Africa. “So then we can trade with Zimbabwe,...

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