Category: Sustainable Development

National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) Director General James Kapesa chats with Luchi on Phoenix FM ‘Let The People Talk!’ Friday 8th April 2022

https://www.facebook.com/RadioPhoenixZambia/videos/320531206840000/?app=fbl The National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) is established pursuant to section 4 of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act No. 2 of 2018. The compulsory National Health Insurance scheme seeks to provide for a sound and reliable healthcare financing for Zambian households and the entire health sector. The NHI Act enables NHIMA to promote Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through continuum of care that encompasses: Health promotion, Prevention of Disease, Quality curative services and Palliative and rehabilitative care.       NHIMA Registers 1m Members MICHAEL KAUMBAMARCH 22, 2022036400 Lucky Phiri-The National Health Insurance Authority – NHIMA – has...

MTN Mobile Money partners with MultiChoice Zambia to reward DStv and Gotv customers

By Rainbow Reporter ZAMBIA’S largest Mobile payment Platform, MTN Mobile Money and MultiChoice Zambia, have announced a new partnership that will allow DStv and GOtv customers win prizes for subscription payments done via MTN Mobile Money (MoMo). The competition is open only to DStv and GOtv customers who pay with MTN Mobile Money. The competition requires customers to dial *115# and select option 3 for pay bill followed by pay TV to pay instantly. Customers are also able to use the DStv/ GOtv platforms to pay for their subscriptions using MTN Mobile Money. Speaking during the launch of the partnership,...

‘Commemorate Armistice Day by Advertising Zambia’s Lake Chila

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda MOTHER Zambia and every government of the day should step-up and   impose herself  to the world by   rewrite  her successful milestone achievements  through Commemorating ‘Armistice Day’ that      remembers world war 1 and world 2 heroes ,heroines and Lake Chila in the deadliest conflict, which was fought between 1914 and 1945. Educationists and economists, the Military, hospitality industry and the media in Zambia must embark on a vigorous campaign to help market and advertise the great lake Chila situated in Mbala, formerly Abercorn, where the last gun shots of the World War 2 were fired and...

Access to Information Bill: is this the start of New Dawn summersaults?

By Nicholas Bwalya It is 20 years since proponents of the Access to Information (ATI) Bill begun their advocacy to have this important law enacted. Governments have come and gone, MMD and PF regimes all leaving the Bill to gather dust on the shelves of the Ministry of Information.   The PF government was even more daring than the MMD because in its manifesto of 2011 to 2016, the party pledged to enact the Bill into law. But as they say the rest is history. In a country that is among the top of the Corruption Perception Index, enacting the...

A look at Alfred Foloko

  By Derrick Sinjela FOR many years, Alfred Foloko has reigned as president of the Zambian Judo Association (ZJA) and on Saturday, 9th December, 2017, became president of the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) defeating then Zambia Amatuer Atheletics (ZAAA) leader, Elias Ng’andu Mpondela. ZJA through Foloko and peers commit to develop judo viewed as a minor sports discipline through a collaborative effort of the International Judo Federation (IJF). Though, the dominant sport in Zambia is soccer, the International Judo Federation (IJF) presided over the construction of a national dojo and in October 2017, after a visit to the...

LUSEKELO KAMWAMBI 2012 ZAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER PUTS AFCON ALLOWANCES CLAIMS TO BED

By Robinson Kunda- Sports Reporter – Feed Me Sports Zambia   CHIPOLOPOLO 2012 Africa Cup winning Team Manager Lusekelo Kamwambi says all members of the continental title winning squad were paid their allowances and other entitlements inclusive of daily allowances in full and got a share from the $1.5 million prize money.   Kamwambi said the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) and government met all its obligations that were due to the players and anyone claiming to be owed money in form of allowances just needs time to remember.   “I was a team manager and I remember the Africa...

Croatian Aljosa Asanovic is Chipolopolo coach

By Staff Writer Croatian coach Aljosa Asanovic was unveiled as the new Chipolopolo coach on a 4-year performance-based deal in January 2022. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) General Secretary Adrian Kashala presented the 55-year-old to the media at Lusaka’s Protea Hotel on Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 Asanovic is not new to the Chipolopolo bench having previously worked as a Technical Advisor to Beston Chambeshi. Slovakian Karol Prazencia will assistant coach, Stefan Carevic serving as video assistant and with Kalililo Kakonje chosen as goalkeepers’ coach by the Croatian trainer. In order to consolidate a desire to leave no stone unturned in...

TOTAL BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS AND REGULATE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

    By Conwell Hakapya, Executive Director, Citizens Environmental and Social Concern (CESCo) +260 97 7766117 PLASTIC pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues globally and Zambia in particular. This problem is mainly necessitated by the rapid, increasing, and uncontrolled production of disposable plastic products which are overwhelming Zambia’s ability to deal with them especially after-life. In 1950 the world produced only 2 million tons of plastic per year. Since then, annual production has increased nearly 200-fold, reaching 381 million tons of plastic produced in 2015. Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled....

Advance child rights broadcasts, Vusumuzi Sifile courts media

By Derrick Sinjela As southern African countries joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) on Sunday, 6th March, 2022, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Executive Director Vusumuzi Sifile called on broadcasters in the region to feature more content by and about children, sensitizing the masses on the need to end violence against Children.   The ICDB is commemorated every first Sunday of March annually, as a way of encouraging broadcasters across the world to raise awareness on issues affecting children. With the 2022 ICDB themed “Ending Violence Against Children Through Safe Media”....

‘Close The Cancer Care Gap’ TOFAZA’s Brenda Chitindi

By Derrick Sinjela and Idah Muleya Chongo Tobacco –Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA) Executive Director Brenda Chitindi is urging Government to increase tobacco taxes and escalate funding at Cancer Hospital in in line with the Friday, 4th February, 2022 ‘CLOSE THE CARE GAP’ World Cancer Day theme. Ms. Chitindi is pleading with the Zambia government to invest in comprehensive cancer control programmes including tobacco control to see greater benefits for everyone and fewer deaths from tobacco related cancers. Ms. Chitindi is worried that tobacco consumption causes lung cancer, causes cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus (throat) ],...

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