Category: Sustainable Development

WORLD HEART DAY29TH SEPTEMBER 2018  “YOUR HEART MY HEART”

WORLD HEART DAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018 “YOUR HEART MY HEART”

Preamble In May 2012, world leaders committed to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day is, therefore, the perfect platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against CVD and reduce the global disease burden. Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, Highlights the actions...

Texila American University felicitates Zambian students with scholarships worth over  One Million Kwacha

Texila American University felicitates Zambian students with scholarships worth over One Million Kwacha

By Choolwe Lawrence Mweemba, Public Relations & Marketing Officer, Texila American University, Lusaka, Zambia.  Office: +260 97 1269506, Mobile: +260 96 5135213 Skype: pro@tau.edu.zm   September 25, 2018: In a move to encourage quality education for Zambian students, Texila American University (TAU) conferred 82 students with scholarships on Tuesday, September 25th at a jubilant event held in Lusaka. 4 meritorious students were felicitated with 100% scholarship on their entire tuition fee to pursue programs in Health Professions Foundation Program (HPFP). To promote quality education in Zambia, TAU organized this scholarship to felicitate Zambian high school graduates with full and partial scholarships on...

Corruption flooded Zambia worries Chifumu Banda

By Ashton Kelly Bunda FORUM for Democracy Development (FDD) Vice-President Chifumu Banda has lodged a complaint that stories on corruption have taken center stage in Zambia as opposed to economic growth. State Counsel Banda says the pivotal institution Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) should be managed by honest and qualified people who will ensure that sanity is brought back in Government and other parastatal institutions. The FDD Vice President, a lawyer by profession impressed it on the media during the 2018-2027 FDD Card Renewing ceremony at the secretariat in Jesmondine in Lusaka’s Munali Constituency, that the Government should limits developmental projects awarded...

Charles Banda earmarks Independence Stadium Football Museum

Charles Banda earmarks Independence Stadium Football Museum

By Ashton Kelly Bunda TOURISM and Arts Minister Charles Banda has confirmed that the legendary football pitch Independence Stadium in Lusaka has already been reserved to be a museum that will keep Zambian prestigious soccer history. Banda disclosed that a team from the Tourism and Arts Ministry  and Moses Mawere’s Youth , Sports and Child Development Ministry have tentative agreed to turn independence stadium in the densely populate Matero Township in Lusaka  into a ‘First Ever Sports Stadia Football Museum’ in the world. Following pressure mounted by electronic and print media journalists affiliated to the Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA),...

Visit Museums and discover Zambia’s heritage prods Victoria Chitungu-Phiri

Visit Museums and discover Zambia’s heritage prods Victoria Chitungu-Phiri

By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela in Lusaka, Zambia Lusaka National Museum Director Victoria Chitungu-Phiri has bemoaned the underutilization of museums by indigenous Zambian people as heritage facilities act as places of learning, teaching and entertainment. Ms.  Chitungu-Phiri has lodged a complaint that it is rare to find ordinary citizens visit the Lusaka Museum and such facilities countrywide to go and learn about Zambia’s rich history. Zambia through Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile and Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga will  host the commemorate the Centenary marking the  end of the First World War on Sunday 25th November 2018 in Mbala....

First Lady Esther Lungu arrives in Mongu for Save The Children’s programmes

First Lady Esther Lungu arrives in Mongu for Save The Children’s programmes

First Lady Esther Lungu arrives in Mongu for Save The Children’s programmes  First Lady Esther Lungu being welcomed by Western Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba as Minister of General Education David Mabumba looks on in Mongu on Tuesday, September 25,2018, where is expected to commission 20 early childhood centres that have been constructed by Save the Children Foundation -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA  State House Presidential Photographer P.O.BOX 30135 LUSAKA Phone (260)211 266216

United States Commits $600,000 for Food Relief to Support Refugees in Zambia

United States Commits $600,000 for Food Relief to Support Refugees in Zambia

By Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPWD) Luapula, Zambia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace Office (FFP), in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), has committed over $600,000 to support refugee food needs in Zambia’s Luapula Province. With funding provided by the American people, WFP Zambia will procure 800 metric tons of food, enough to feed roughly 15,000 refugees for three months. Most of the donation will consist of locally-purchased cereals, beans, and peas. The procurement will come from smallholder farmers and local aggregators to help benefit local wholesalers and stimulate...

Zambian politicians must coexist, implores Chief Nsamba

Zambian politicians must coexist, implores Chief Nsamba

By Favourite Jenala Kalando in Lusaka CHIEF Nsamba of Lunga District in Luapula Province has urged political leaders to be open to genuine criticism, by acknowledging mistakes as any noted indifference will frustrate nation building, a consequence of collective responsibility. Chief Nsamba says accepting or acknowledging criticism wil created a united community as subjects with dissenting viewpoints will feel part and parcel of all decisions made by political and traditional authorities in Zambia. Chief Nsamba is equally prodding politicians to embrace people with divergent viewpoints as an effective means of all citizens acting collectively in defending the democratic dispensation. The...

Commemorate World Teachers Day, prods ZNUT’s Joe Kasaka

Commemorate World Teachers Day, prods ZNUT’s Joe Kasaka

By Favourite Jenala Kalando in Lusaka ZAMBIA National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) Spokesperson Joe Kasaka is urging teachers to embrace quality education services as enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) number four: dubbed – “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Perhaps making reference to a view by Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), that “Education can, and must, contribute to a new vision of sustainable global development’, Mr. Kasaka wants teachers to act as perfect role models by being disciplined and continue offering...

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