Category: Sustainable Development

Zambia’s CCPC here to stay prods Executive Director Chilufya Sampa

Zambia’s CCPC here to stay prods Executive Director Chilufya Sampa

small-groups-pdf-version       By SibesoNalufu and Derrick Sinjela COMPETITION and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) Executive Director Chilufya Sampa is worried that violation of consumers’ rights is still rampant 25 years after the economy was liberalised. Officiating at the Inspectors’ Review Workshop, Mr. Sampa said the consumers’ rights body has continued to be violated by businesspersons. “It has been over 25years since the economy was liberalized and close to 20 years of consumer protection enforcement in Zambia and yet we still find basic violations of consumer rights. These include the selling of defective and sub-standard products, unsafe products especially foodstuffs, misleading and deceptive...

Chibolya poverty worries Red Linso

Chibolya poverty worries Red Linso

By Fulman Mukobeko Musician James Banda has described the living standards of Lusaka’s infamous Chibolya Compound residents, located a stone throw from the Central Business District as ‘extremely underprivileged’. Mr. Banda, branded or known as ‘Red Linso’, has said the poverty people in Chibolya Compound experience is pathetic and all successive governments in Zambia have cast a blind eye on their plight. In a statement availed to Pan African Radio, Banda has lamented that hundreds of people, including women and children, in Chibolya are wallowing in abject poverty when politicians who solicit for votes from them in election times live...

A look at Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu and Caroline Owegi-Ndhlovu

By Rainbownews Zambia Many people testify about various miracles they have seen and received in their lives. From receiving credit (talk time) on their phones not from the service provider of their phone and with no name written on the source, water changing into petrol and receiving big cars etc. Today is my turn. Let me also testify about my miracle. I need to first share a brief background to this miracle. On September 2nd, 2000 I prayed like Job and wished that day was not in the calendar and wished I was not born. (“May the day of my...

Matthews Jere praises Silvia Tembo-Masebo

Matthews Jere praises Silvia Tembo-Masebo

By Fulman James Mukobeko United Party for National Development (UPND) Livingstone Member of Parliament Mathews Jere has praised former Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo for her excellent performance during her time as minister. Jere told parliament that Livingstone has no street vendors because Masebo removed them out of the main trading area. And in another development, Liuwa Member of Parliament Situmbeko Musokotwane has asked the Ministry of Tourism to re-exam the boundary of his constituency so that people who are inside the game management areas are removed. Dr. Musokotwane said   people living near the game management areas are in the dark...

Engineer Webster Nonde seeks motorists mindset change

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Board Chairperson Engineer Webster Nonde says the greatest challenge Zambia is facing is the negative attitude among motorists, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Engineer Nonde impressed it on the Zambian motorists that every driver should take it upon themselves to make a commitment to improve their driving behavior and attitude and country will be on right path to improving the road safety profile. Engineer Nonde emphasized that all those who have the privilege to drive should commit play a responsible role and appealed to the vehicle drivers is to m ake...

Restore subsidies on fuel, Libala Waterworks residents demand

Restore subsidies on fuel, Libala Waterworks residents demand

By Deborah Chileshe The decision by the Patriotic Front (PF) Government through Energy Regulation Board (ERB) to remove subsidies on fuel has affected the nation, business houses lament. Businesspersons in Lusaka’s Libala Waterworks area have expressed concern over business. Generally, business in waterworks Libala was good, but after the removal of subsidies on fuel, it is slow and a lot of competition has come about. Furthermore, traders’ have has increased mealie meal, oil and sugar prices due to the removal of agricultural subsidies. However, Mrs. Shula Mulenga businessperson in Libala Waterworks within Kabwata Constituency, under the parliamentary jurisdiction of Justice...

Road traffic accidents worry Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says it is a well-known fact that Zambia today and has claimed the lives of family members and bread winners, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Mr. Mushimba said that Government is cognizant of the fact people are losing lives due to deteriorating road usher behavior and that recent road accident statistics reveal that over 87 percent of the road traffic accident in Zambia are attributed to human error related factors, he was speaking during the launch of the road safety week that took place at Government complex in Lusaka under the theme: “Pledge Road Saftey:...

Sindiso Ngwenya praises Achim Burkart

Sindiso Ngwenya praises Achim Burkart

By Jackline Mwitwa and Thelma Musonda Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has congratulated Achim Burkart on his appointment as Germany’s Special Representative to COMESA. Speaking at COMESA Secretariat on Wednesday 16th December 2016 folowing presentation of a Letter of Credence by His Excellency Achim Burkat, Dr. Ngwenya commended the Republic of Germany for being a reliable development partner through its leader Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. “It is a privilege for COMESA to partner with Germany as the Federal Republic of Germany is the largest economy in the European Union (EU) and the fourth...

“Dreams without goals are just dreams, ” prods Emmanuel Ramiro

“Dreams without goals are just dreams, ” prods Emmanuel Ramiro

Born in the 12th of October 1993, Emmanuel Ramiro is qualified marketing professional  under the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Developed his radio skills as early as he was in his last grade of secondary school with the dream of reaching out to Africa and empower people in making AFRICA a better place to leave. Join Ramiro on is other most passionate Job apart from marketing as DJ RAMSEY on Pan African Radio 105.1FM ….where “All People, are Proud and Free” with “Wake up Africa” early morning show and heart beat radio. “Dreams without goals are just dreams.” Emmanuel Ramiro brags.

Sarah Palin”keeps an eye on” Russia after CIA hacking

Sarah Palin”keeps an eye on” Russia after CIA hacking

Rex Tillerson: an appointment that would confirm Putin’s US election win The president-elect is reportedly favouring the Exxon Mobil CEO but experts say the Senate may bridle over a realpolitik choice that would benefit Russia Rex Tillerson, left, is seen with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Krasnodar governor Alexander Tkachev at the signing of an agreement between Rosneft and Exxon Mobil. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA Julian Borger in Washington Sunday 11 December 2016 16.10 GMTFirst published on Sunday 11 December 2016 13.26 GMT If Rex Tillerson is nominated as the next secretary of state, it would confirm Vladimir Putin as one of the...

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