Category: Sustainable Development

Ghana’s Melody Millicent Danquah ‘Larteh Akuapem’ became first female pilot on Tuesday 3rd March 1964

Ghana’s Melody Millicent Danquah ‘Larteh Akuapem’ became first female pilot on Tuesday 3rd March 1964 …in 2021, day is a Wednesday Zambia Airports Corporation https://www.facebook.com/1664397083813539/posts/2795448600708376/?app=fbl Melody Millicent Danquah Melody Millicent Danquah (6 January 1937 – 18 March 2016) was a Ghanaian pilot and the first female pilot in Africa.[1][2] Early life Melody Danquah was born in Larteh Akuapem, on 6 January 1937 to Ibinijah Rexford Addo-Danquah, who was the illustrious Court Registrar and Arbitrator of Larteh. Her mother was Selina Gyamfi. Melody was the sixth of 10 siblings. Education Danquah was educated at the Methodist Primary and Middle schools in Larteh and Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast. She...

SEPA trains Small Scale Farmers in Mufumbwe District

  By Derrick Sinjela SEPA trains Small Scale Farmers in Mufumbwe District on the Impact of the Pandemic on Food and Nutrition Security. SAVE the Environment and People Agency (SEPA) says there is need to train farmers on how the impact of Covid-19 could be mitigated in the agricultural sector. SEPA Chief Executive Officer Mailes Zulu Muke said it was important that farmers were equiped on mitigating the impact of the pandemic on food and nutrition security. Mrs Muke said this could be done using the climate Smart Agriculture Technoligies in Zambia. She said the training project is being implemented...

Rosatom’s First Science Festival Week Successfully Concluded

Rosatom’s First Science Festival Week Successfully Concluded Scientific and educational events took place throughout the week in Cairo and Alexandria Cairo, Egypt – 25 February, 2021 – The global technology leader, Rosatom, successfully concluded its first Science Festival Week in Egypt. It was co-organised by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, and took place in Cairo and Alexandria from 21-25 February 2021. Throughout the festival, Russian and Egyptian nuclear scientists and experts visited Cairo and Alexandria-based schools, where they made presentations about different peaceful applications of nuclear technology. Students were able to learn more about how nuclear technologies directly...

UPPZ is a political party born with teeth, brags Charles Chanda

    By Derrick Sinjela UNITED Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) leader Charles Chanda says his three-year-old outfit and making both the Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development ( UPND) are running for their money. Featuring on Millennium Radio 90.5FM Talk at Six anchored by Juliet Makwama, Mr. Chanda stated that his outfit is a force to reckon with. Responding to a question whether or not political parties are offering checks and balances on the PF Government, Mr. Chanda says sadly the nascent democratic environment in Zambia does not tolerate dissenting viewpoints. With barely five (5) months...

CTPD Senior Researcher-Legal Chileshe Mange explains ‘Legal implications’ on Zambia of the Eurobond default

CTPD Senior Researcher-Legal Chileshe Mange explains ‘Legal implications’ on Zambia of the Eurobond default By Derrick Sinjela CENTRE for Trade Policy and Development CTPD Senior Researcher-Legal Chileshe Mange is worried following Government failure to honour another coupon payment due under one of the Eurobonds. In a Sunday 7th February 2021 Press Statement circulated by CTPD Information and Communications Specialist Ms. Mwaka Nyimbili, Ms. Mange’s worry arose a week or seven days Ministry of Finance confirmed on Sunday 31st January 2021 that Zambia had actually failed to honour a US$56.1m coupon payment that was due on Saturday 30th January 2021 on...

New deadline for “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition announced

New deadline for “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition announced By popular demand, Rosatom moved the deadline for the 6th annual competition of online videos to February 15. The participants from the age of 18 to 35 residing in African countries are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook, following the formal guidelines set out below and submit their applications to the email atomsforafrica@rosatom.com or by the link to online submission form https://tinyurl.com/RosatomAfrica. The top three winning videos will be selected by an independent expert panel observing various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of the video and...

BUSA hosts Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Barbara Banda Foundation launch

By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela ZAMBIA National Female Team – Shepolopolo Captain Barbara Banda happily paraphrased both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Junior insisting that it is better to share blessings and make others prosper as she launched the Barbara Banda Foundation (BBF) in Lusaka densely populated Bauleni Township. Speaking at an event at Bauleni United Sports Academy (BUSA) preceded by some rain as a sign of good tidings, Barbara Banda Foundation proprietor in quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. noted that life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Currently...

Zambia in dire need of a Mineral Asset Valuation Code to prevent Overpricing or Under-pricing of Mining Assets

By Derrick Sinjela CENTRE for Trade and Policy Development (CTPD) Senior Researcher (Extractives) Webby Banda says mining valuation defined as the placement of a currency value on a mining asset. Continues being the answer to the million kwacha question of “what is the value of the mine” or “what is the mine worth?” Consequently, in a Sunday 31st January 2021 Press Statement circulated by Information and Communications Specialist Ms. Mwaka Nyimbili, Mr. Banda explained that mine valuation has to encapsulate the value of surface and sub-surface infrastructure. In the recent past, Banda recollected that several jurisdictions had developed professional codes...

2016 low female leaders worries ZARD’S Redges Mubiana  …adoption structures seek sexual favours

By Ashton Kelly Bunda, Francis Mwiinga Maingaila and Derrick Sinjela ZAMBIA Association of Research and Development (ZARD) Board Secretary Redges Mubiana has regretted the low participation of women in the 2016 presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. Ms. Mubiana told journalists at a consultative meeting at Abundant Life Church on Roan Road, in Lusaka’s plush Kabulonga suburb attributed the low participation of media houses to insufficient information made available to newspapers, online publications, and radio and television channels. Franked by ZARD Treasurer Joseph Daka and Programmes Manager, Febby Maambo,  Ms. Mubiana cited lack of a legal frame work supporting women as...

Africa Forward

Africa50, Foreign Policy launch infrastructure-focused podcast series

By Nana Boakye-Yiadom, Africa50 Senior Communications Coordinator +212 666 166 308; n.boakyeyiadom@Africa50.com www.africa50.com. Casablanca, Wednesday 27 January 2021 Africa50, in partnership with US based Foreign Policy magazine, has launched an exciting new podcast series called Africa Forward. Africa Forward tells the largely untold story of how infrastructure is transforming the lives of people in Africa. The four-part series, which begun on Tuesday 26 January 2021, brings major African infrastructure projects to life. It highlights the Benban Solar Park in Egypt, a solar park so massive that it can be seen from outer space and showcases how cross-border projects such as...

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