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Zambia deserves better leadership, cries Highvie Hambulo Hamududu

Zambia deserves better leadership, cries Highvie Hambulo Hamududu

…as PNU preaches electoral and economic justice for all citizens By Derrick Sinjela “There is need for elections to be transparently organised to avoid, political and electoral disputes,” pleads Party of National Unity (PNU) Interim President Highvie Hambulo Hamududu. Mr. Hamududu is worried that Zambia is confronted with elusive electoral disputes since Thursday 11th august 2016 and teething economic challenges. Formerly, a Zambian Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairperson Hamududu says the Patriotic Front (PF) Government led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Vice-President Inonge Mutukwa-Wina need to intervene in business as peasants need support that is targeted. Featuring on the Pan African...

Workers’ Compensation prosecutes 278 Employers

Workers’ Compensation prosecutes 278 Employers

By Derrick Sinjela Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) – Head Communications and Customer Services Maybin M Nkholomba says the public entity has prosecuted 278 defaulting employers since April 2017. Mr. Nkholomba explained that prosecutions had been conducted in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola, Chipata, Kasama, Kafue, Mkushi, Mufulira, Mazabuka and Mongu, while the next prosecution phase will move to Livingstone, Chingola, Solwezi, Kabwe among other districts. In Media Statement circulated from Ndola, Copperbelt Province by WCFCB Communcations Officer Gethsemane Luwabelwa Mwizabi, Nkholomba lamented that  the current debt stock owed to the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board stands at K124, 722, 675.67....

LDC Watch Calls for Better Trade Terms for LDCs in the MC11

LDC Watch Calls for Better Trade Terms for LDCs in the MC11

THE 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of World Trade Organisation (WTO), which will see the gathering of officials from 164 member countries, has convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 10 to 13 December, 2017. A wide number of agenda that carry specific concern to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) including agriculture domestic support, Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM), Public Stockholding (PSH), fisheries subsidies, Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), and service domestic regulation, among many others, are on table for discussion. Besides these issues, developed countries and a number of developing countries are moving towards newer issues beyond the Doha Development Round such...

Charles Romel Banda launches Pamodzi Carnival 2017

Charles Romel Banda launches Pamodzi Carnival 2017

By Derrick Sinjela TOURISM and Arts Minister Charles Romel Banda delightfully launched the third edition 2017 Pamodzi Carnival at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka with a reminder of the initiative being pegged as a platform on which to coalesce Zambia’s cultural dances, handicrafts and traditional food. During the launch graced by Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) Chief Executive Officer Felix Chaila, Minister Banda described the annual Pamodzi Carnival as a poignant arena on which to show case heritage from all the ten provinces. Zambia now has 10 provinces namely Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western boasting...

FAZ/MTN  Super Division Week 31 and 32

FAZ/MTN Super Division Week 31 and 32

By Marlon Musuka Kananda ZAMBIA’S most anticipated local derby explodes this Saturday 21st when Power Dynamos face Nkana in the week 31 of the MTN/FAZ super league. Live on the World of champions, this game dubbed the ‘El Kopala’ involving two of Zambia’s most decorated teams promises a potential tongue wagging fixture not to be missed. Power who is seated on the 5th position of the log will host Neighbours and traditional rivals Nkana who are just a notch underneath. The two sides separated by the Kitwe/Ndola dual carriage way will have everything to play for owing to the history that...

United States Government Awards $55,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

United States Government Awards $55,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

By Janet Deutsch Public Affairs Officer  Lusaka — On October 12, 2017, the Embassy of the United States of America awarded $55,000 to six Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Embassy Community Investment small grant program.  The grants will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in four provinces. At the signing ceremony which took place at the Embassy, U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz recognized the commitment and leadership of the grantee organizations working to improve the lives of community members through sustainable projects that also bolster food security and sustainable development locally.  He stated the U.S. Embassy...

Zambians deserve better at 53 years- Engwase B. Mwale 

 By Whitney Mulobela and Evans Sinjela THE Non Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Executive Director says Zambians deserve better livelihood as her gender empowerment team joined the rest of the country in commemorating 53 years of Zambia’s independence this Tuesday, 24th October 2017 under the theme, “Celebrating our Freedom for continued Peace, Unity, Patriotism and Development.” While the country has made some remarkable progress in a number of sectors since October 24th 1964, Ms. Mwale says much still needs to be done to make independence more meaningful to all Zambians. Ms. Mwale regrets that it is sad that fifty-three (53) years...

Don’t just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

Don’t just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all – governments, schools, teachers, parents and private actors,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a press release. “Accountability for these responsibilities defines the way teachers teach, students learn, and governments act. It must be designed with care and with the principles of equity, inclusion and quality in mind,” she added. The report, titled Accountability in education: meeting...

DEC arrests Bob Musialela Nosiku

DEC arrests Bob Musialela Nosiku

    Lusaka, Wednesday, 25th October, 2017-The Drug Enforcement Commission in Western Province has arrested one person for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in cannabis contrary to the laws of Zambia. Bob Musialela Nosiku, 31, of Namakena Village in Limulunga District has been arrested for trafficking in forty-three balls of dry loose cannabis weighing 1.84 kilogrammes and cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 500.2 kilogrammes in a field behind his house. Meanwhile, the Commission in Southern Province has arrested Kineta Chigwagwa, a female small scale farmer of unknown age, in Ndongo Village of Kalomo District for trafficking in 165 kilogrammes of loose cannabis....

Tanzania Media: TRIPARTITE TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT FACILITATION PROGRAMME OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME, 26th October 2017, DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL, TANZANIA

Description: tripartite_logos.jpg TRIPARTITE TRANSPORT AND TRANSIT FACILITATION PROGRAMME  OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME: Theme: “Harmonising road transport laws, regulations and standards to enhance regional trade and industrialisation” 26th October 2017, DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL, TANZANIA DRAFT PROGRAMME  Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Kamugisha Kazaura, EAC Secretariat  15:00 – 17:30 hrs SPEECHES 1. Welcome Remarks – Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, Secretary General, EAC 2. TTTFP overview, scope and planned outcomes – Phera Ramoeli, SADC Secretariat 3. Statement by H.E Roeland van de Geer, Head of the EU Delegation in Tanzania 4. Statement by xxxxx TATOA, representing the Private Sector 5. Word of...

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