Category: Sustainable Development

THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION OF LESBIANS, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER AND INTERSEX (LGBTQI) IN ZAMBIA by Mudford Z. Mwandenga CHAIRPERSON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 Press Release For Immediate Release THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION OF LESBIANS, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER AND INTERSEX (LGBTQI) IN ZAMBIA By Mudford Z. Mwandenga CHAIRPERSON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION The Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has, in the recent few days, received correspondence from various stakeholders expressing fear about the safety of suspected or real members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community in Zambia. The expression of fear emanates from public statements made against perceived or real LGBTQI individuals following the alleged increased cases of sodomy. The Commission is...

Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 – Happy World 🌎 Tourism Day, Rodney Malindi Sikumba courts tourists to visit Zambia 🇿🇲

  Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 – Happy World 🌎 Tourism Day, Rodney Malindi Sikumba courts tourists to visit Zambia 🇿🇲  By Rodney M. Sikumba, MP Minister Of Tourism 🇿🇲 “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine Happy World Tourism Day Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 This year’s World Tourism Day is under the theme “Rethinking Tourism. In the words of the UNWTO Secretary – General, Zurab Pololikashvili, at #WorldTourismDay official celebration from Bali: “The most important assets in tourism are its people and the planet. We must ensure the best...

Planning, player determination key to Zambia’s KK Eleven First World Cup, prods Emmanuel Munaile

By Derrick Sinjela, Ashton Kelly Bunda and Saeed Simon Banda FORMER Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) vice president Emmanuel Munaile has advised Zambian coaches and players at every level of the local leagues to start planning for a maiden World Cup Qualification early if they wish to set foot at envied World Cup 2026 Tunisia finals for the first time. Asked by ‘The Bundas incorporated Blog Sports News’, as to why Zambia National Team, which has one of the best pedigree of players in the world and a rich soccer back ground of having reached Africa Cup finals in 1974 and...

Social Economist Kelvin Chisanga’s ‘Expectations of 2023 Zambia’s National Budget!

By Kelvin Chisanga Social Economist +260979305194 The national policy instrument of revenue and expenditure for the fiscal year of 2023 is earmarked strongly to be a private sector centred growth-driven investment, from the look of things the Government is likely presumed to spend an overall figure of around or just within the range of K210 to 216 billion in the upcoming financial year, of which this will represent with an estimated GDP represented between 34% and 40%. The main key interests likely to encounter, will be the changes in the essential allocations of revenue and expenditures columns on both ends,...

GOVT GOES FOR TB ELIMINATION-MASEBO

  Lusaka… Tuesday, September 27, 2022 HEALTH Minister SYLVIA MASEBO says the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a disruptive effect on the implementation of tuberculosis-TB interventions. Ms MASEBO says at the peak of the first wave of the corona virus pandemic, the country recorded an 18 per cent reduction in weekly TB notifications. She said government through the ministry hastened to mount up a robust response program that extensively put in place mitigation measures. ” Central to our TB response to COVID-19 was the creation of the TB situation room. This situation room is our flagship intervention that has enhanced the...

Tax Platform: Climate Change, COVID 9, Conflict, IFF threaten Africa’s Growth-APNIFFT

  By Jeff Kapembwa AFRICA must unify in a Pan African manner to overcome the gurgling effects of Climate Change, COVID 19, conflicts amid frightening loses in taxes spurred by Illicit Financial Flows dwarfing the continent’s economic growth, a leading tax think tank has warned.   The threatening shocks buffeting the continent urgently demand quality and determined leadership to respond to shocks across multiple domains through adaptations and built resilience in a concerted manner to alleviate the drivers of such crises to delay their effects on the already fragile and highly indebted economies.   Speaking at a four-day-conference for African...

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, HONOURABLE DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA MP, ON THE RELEASE OF THE 2022 JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EXTERNAL (GRADE 9 EXTERNAL) AND GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (G.C.E) EXAMINATION RESULTS

  Republic of Zambia MINISTRY OF EDUCATION STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, HONOURABLE DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA MP, ON THE RELEASE OF THE 2022 JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EXTERNAL (GRADE 9 EXTERNAL) AND GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (G.C.E) EXAMINATION RESULTS Monday, 26th September, 2022 Salutations  Permanent Secretaries – Administration and Education Services: Ministry of Education;  Directors in the Ministry of Education and the Examinations Council of Zambia;  Senior Staff in the Ministry of Education and the Examinations Council of Zambia;  Members of the Media Present;  Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. 1.0 INTRODUCTION Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen I am...

MOPANI COPPER MINES OFFERED $200M CASH INJECTION

Glencore plc have proposed a joint $200 million loan to Mopani Copper Mines plc in order to alleviate present liquidity issues. According to a letter seen by Reuters, Glencore would put forward $100 million as a short-term cash injection with the other half being provided by Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings  (ZCCM-IH) – Zambia’s state-owned mining company. The loan would be intended to cover general costs including buying reagents and paying workers and suppliers. Glencore is believed to have already lent $47 million through procuring letters of credit to cover electricity bills and the purchases of copper concentrate. Zambia has...

World Vision Zambia Parley Health Alliance cheers Wanga Saili

By Bunda Ashton Kelly (BAK2BAK) WORLD Vision Zambia Director for Advocacy and Communications Wanga Saili says preventable Neo natal complications such as Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Malaria, HIV and AIDS and Malnutrition have continued taking lives of the majority of children under the age of five. Speaking during the launch of the Monday, 30th March, 2015 Zambia Alliance for Maternal Neonatal and Child Health at Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka, Ms. Saili emphasized that a great partnership has started following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zambian parliamentarians. An elated Ms  Saili, pointed out that World Vision Zambia stood ready to combine...

Tax Administration need enhancement, demands ActionAID ZambiaCountry Director, Nalucha Nganga-Ziba

  Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 TAX ADMINSTRATION NEED ENHANCEMENT-ACTIONAID ………………………………………. ACTIONAID Zambia has called for consensus among various stakeholders in lobbying for fair tax and improved service delivery to the education sector through sustainable financing. In August 2022, ActionAid Zambia launched two studies namely “Assessing the Financing of Education and the Attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-4) in Zambia” and “An Analysis of the Zambian Taxation System”. ActionAid Country Director, Nalucha Nganga-Ziba has since urged stakeholder to work together in ensuring fair taxes for the people. She said, in view of the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package that...

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