Journalist Christine Chisha Dies

One of the most recognizable female print media personalities Christine Chisha has died. Chisha, who was a long time staffer at the Zambia Daily Mail, died on Monday evening at the University Teaching Hospital after an illness. Her death has … Continued

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One of the most recognizable female print media personalities Christine Chisha has died. Chisha, who was a long time staffer at the Zambia Daily Mail, died on Monday evening at the University Teaching Hospital after an illness. Her death has sent shockwaves in the media fraternity where she mentored many an upcoming scribe with her easy going personality. Chisha was part of the vibrant Zambia Media Women Association (ZAMWA) board from inception and remained an affiliate to her death. Several media personalities and social commentators have taken to social media to express their condolences. The post Journalist Christine Chisha Dies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chambeshi Names Cosafa Provisional Squad

Chipolopolo stand-in coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 27 players for camp in the final stretch of preparation for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup to be held in Limpopo Province of South Africa. Team manager Hastings Ndovi released the names to … Continued

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Chipolopolo stand-in coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 27 players for camp in the final stretch of preparation for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup to be held in Limpopo Province of South Africa. Team manager Hastings Ndovi released the names to FAZfootball.com saying the players are expected in camp on Sunday (today) and will not break camp, Zambia will join the 2018 tournament at the quarterfinal stage where they will face Namibia. The 2017 runners up have named a squad comprising players from the last year’s U20 Africa Cup winning side that have graduated to U23 with the hope of giving them senior team action. Among the notables are Mangani Banda, Shemmy Mayembe and Boston Muchindu, Chrispine Sakulanda and Ngosa Sunzu. Zambia will leave for South Africa on May 27 with the tournament running up to June 9. FULL PROVISIONAL SQUAD (GOALKEEPERS) Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi) (DEFENDERS) Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Bournwell Silengo, Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Martin Kaonga (Nakambala Leopards), Thandie Mwape (Kabwe Warriors), Henry Besa (National Assembly), Boston Muchindu (Nkana), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos) (MIDFIELDERS) Kelvin Kapumbu (Lumwana Radiants), Clatous Chama, Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos), Larry Bwalya, Kelvin Kampamba, Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Jack Chirwa (Green Buffaloes), Ngosa Sunzu (Buildcon), John Ching’andu (Zesco United), Chrispine Sakulanda (Red Arrows), Charles Zulu (Zanaco) (STRIKERS) Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United), Martin Phiri (Zanaco), Emmanuel Chabula (Kitwe United) (Source: FAZ Media) The post Chambeshi Names Cosafa Provisional Squad appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Times Journalists To Get 3 Months Pay

Unionised workers at Times Printpark in will only be paid their salaries at the end of June, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has announced. This follows the announcement by the unionised workers that they will withdraw labour, demanding they be … Continued

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Unionised workers at Times Printpark in will only be paid their salaries at the end of June, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has announced. This follows the announcement by the unionised workers that they will withdraw labour, demanding they be paid their three months salary arrears. The unionised workers through the Zambia Union of Journalists complained that despite assurances from Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya, their salaries have not come prompting them to down tools. But the Industrial Development Corporation which holds one hundred percent shareholding in Times Printpark in Ndola has noted that salaries will only be paid at the end of June. “Staff at Times Printpak Zambia will be paid after resources are made available to IDC at the end of June. The resources will cover three (3) months’ salary arrears to alleviate pressure on the arrears,” IDC Group Chief Executive Officer Mateyo Kaluba, said. He said that resources will be made available through a shareholder’s loan advanced to the Times Printpak Zambia and further urged staff to remain calm as a long-term solution is being looked into. “We can only make payment after funds are available for IDC at the end of June, through a shareholder’s loan to Times Printpak. We therefore want to urge staff at Times Printpak Zambia to remain calm as we look for a long-term solution to sustain the company,” said Kaluba. The post Times Journalists To Get 3 Months Pay appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Citizen’s View: Reflecting On Mayor Kalumba’s Death

It is not wrong to criticise public offices or officers considering that they offer themselves to the public, but a funeral is a funeral. There is no need to blame the public for their actions or words, used to express … Continued

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It is not wrong to criticise public offices or officers considering that they offer themselves to the public, but a funeral is a funeral. There is no need to blame the public for their actions or words, used to express their disgust in the manner in which the deceased mayor conducted himself and the manner in which he oversaw the capital city of Zambia. Whether he be in healthy condition or not, the public has the right to offer checks and balances in ensuring that our leaders fulfill the obligations of their office. Although Mayor Wilson Kalumba failed to fulfill the obligations of his mandate, the public still has every right to express themselves on the untimely death of His Worship The Late Mayor of Lusaka. It is not our duty as the public to ascertain his physical condition. We did however give him the ‘benefit of doubt’ to lead us despite any ailment he may have had. Admittedly, Mayor Kalumba was a brave man in the midst of adversity. Lusaka faced the outbreak of cholera during his time, that in itself stands as proof. He still had three years to go before his term was to elapse, maybe things were going to change for the better during his administration. Sadly, his untimely death has taken him away from fulfilling his election pledges. The post Citizen’s View: Reflecting On Mayor Kalumba’s Death appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia’s U-20 AfCON Journey Begins

The Zambia Under-20 journey to Niger 2019 begins today on foreign soil when they face Rwanda away in Kigali in the second round first leg encounter. Assistant coach Charles Bwale and his technical bench seem to have done enough work … Continued

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The Zambia Under-20 journey to Niger 2019 begins today on foreign soil when they face Rwanda away in Kigali in the second round first leg encounter. Assistant coach Charles Bwale and his technical bench seem to have done enough work to be confident of a positive result. Bwale and his bench will be hoping to reap the rewards of consistency after having bonded as a team from the 2017 Cosafa U17 project that reaped gold in Mauritius. Most of the outstanding players from that crop form the fulcrum of the current U20 which should give the African champions a winning mentality. Zambia played some friendly matches prior to heading to Kigali with a 1-0 win over Malawi and a 3-1 win over Silver Youth Sports Club. Bwale is likely to line up Prince Bwalya in goal with Justin Mwanza and Benson Kolala taking up the full back positions while the central defence will have Kingsley Hakwiya and Christopher Katongo. In the engine room Thomas Zulu will be the man to do the mop up while Muma Mumba should add some fluidity. Skipper Prince Mumba could be the man to link play with a potent looking attack that may have Francisco Mwepu, Martin Njobvu and Lameck Banda. Bwale could give the England based duo of Mwiya Malumo and Lifumpa Mwandwe a chance to test action. Kickoff for the match is 15:00 hours with the two sides meeting next weekend in the return leg. Winner over two legs will meet either Sudan or Burundi. Zambia are the defending champions of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations after having won it on home soil in 2017. The post Zambia’s U-20 AfCON Journey Begins appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Saccord Welcomes Move To Halt Reforms

SACCORD has welcomed the directive by the Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to the Minister of Justice Hon. Given Lubinda to move the constitution amendment process to September to allow for the dialogue process. Reacting to the directive by the … Continued

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SACCORD has welcomed the directive by the Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu to the Minister of Justice Hon. Given Lubinda to move the constitution amendment process to September to allow for the dialogue process. Reacting to the directive by the president to have the amendments to the constitution halted so as not to undermine the dialogue process Executive Director Boniface Chembe said the directive was welcome as some stakeholders had raised concerns over the timing of constitutional reforms. Cheembe observed that the directive by the President’s is an indication that there are efforts being made to take on boars concerns from various stakeholders. “This directive comes against a background where some stakeholders in the national dialogue process had raised some concerns over the timing of the constitution amendment. The President directive is an indication that there are efforts being made to take on board concerns arising from various stakeholders on the national dialogue process. “In addition, the directive also gives stakeholders extra time for them to consider making additional suggestions on that which needs to be done to perfect the amended constitution,” he said. He also expressed gratitude that the President was committing to dialogue without any conditions. “It is also encouraging to note that the President has committed himself to unconditional dialogue which is important as this will assist stakeholders to plan accordingly on how to address the matters of concern to the nation. The national dialogue process is now on course and it is important that all stakeholders continue to be engaged whether foreign or domestic,” Cheembe said. Cheembe also expressed happiness at the President’s insistence for dialogue to be led by local institutions. He said stakeholders with issues as regards to ZCID capacity should open up and identify their areas of concern so that they can be worked on to ensure that the process is accepted by all stakeholders. President Lungu on Thursday directed Justice Minister Given Lubinda to halt the constitution amendments process so as not undermine the dialogue process. The post Saccord Welcomes Move To Halt Reforms appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Njoya T’s Wife Walks to Freedom on Child Assault Case

The Lusaka High Court has set free Njoya Tembo’s wife Brenda after overturning her five year jail sentence for assaulting her 14-year old niece with a cooking stick. High Court judge Mwila Chitabo struck off the conviction saying that the … Continued

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The Lusaka High Court has set free Njoya Tembo’s wife Brenda after overturning her five year jail sentence for assaulting her 14-year old niece with a cooking stick. High Court judge Mwila Chitabo struck off the conviction saying that the magistrate misdirected himself in convicting Tembo’s wife. Brenda allegedly used a cooking stick and a pressing iron to assault her niece with teachers from her school Woodlands B confirming the assault in their testimony. Chitabo accused the magistrate of not having based his decision on a legal basis as the prosecution team neither presented the cooking stick nor the pressing iron as evidence. The judge said that the evidence of the five witnesses was not collaborated with Njoya Tembo who double as Zambia Association of Musicians chairperson not allowed to testify. The post Njoya T’s Wife Walks to Freedom on Child Assault Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Seven Years On: The Story Of The Information Bill

By Blessings Kafwanka The Access to Information Bill, which was first known as the Freedom to Information Bill, was one of Patriotic Front’s campaign promise to be ready with 90 days of assuming office. As we commemorate World Press Freedom … Continued

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By Blessings Kafwanka The Access to Information Bill, which was first known as the Freedom to Information Bill, was one of Patriotic Front’s campaign promise to be ready with 90 days of assuming office. As we commemorate World Press Freedom Day [on May 3], let’s take a look at the progress that has been made from 2011 to date (2018). Nothing political. Just checking on progress. 24 Nov, 2011 Minister of information, Given Ludinda says Zambian government is committed to not only enacting a Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill but also to implementing it as promised before the elections – Lusaka Times 17 Feb, 2012 Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Labour permanent secretary Amos Malupenga says Freedom of Information (FOI) bill will be presented to Parliament before July this year free flow of information. – UKZambians 15 Jul, 2013 Minister of Information Kennedy Sakeni says the Access to Information (ATI) will be presented to Parliament in the third session of the eleventh national assembly in June this year – Lusaka times 12 March 2014 Information Permanent Secretary Bates Mushala says Access to Information (ATI) is not ready. He has cast doubt on the urgency of the enactment of the Access to Information Bill by saying government is still consulting over the matter – Zambia Reports 5 May, 2015 Minister of information Chishimba Kambwili says Government will enact the Access to Information (ATI) Bill into law to give the citizenry the right to access information. He has assured journalists that Government is committed to media law reforms. – Daily Mail 12 Feb, 2016 MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili says Government will present the Access to Information Bill (AIB) to Parliament for enactment as soon as Cabinet approves it 5 May, 2017 Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Kampamba Mulenga says Access to Information (ATI) bill will be tabled before parliament for enactment as soon as Parliament reopens. – Lusaka times 3 May, 2018 Should we expect to hear something different from the Hon. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Hon. Doro Siliya??? Well, let’s keep our fingers crossed as we wait for our colleagues in the media to update us. “When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” ~ Christopher Dodd Happy world press freedom day!!! The post Seven Years On: The Story Of The Information Bill appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kalaba & Kambwili Must Quit PF – Policy Analyst

A public policy analyst has urged Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and his Bahati counterpart Harry Kalaba to resign from the ruling Patriotic Front to immediately pave way for by-elections. Mwamba Peni II has stated that going by the … Continued

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A public policy analyst has urged Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili and his Bahati counterpart Harry Kalaba to resign from the ruling Patriotic Front to immediately pave way for by-elections. Mwamba Peni II has stated that going by the utterances and association by th duo, it was clear that they left the ruling Patriotic Front(PF) a long time ago as they had abandoned the principles that brought them to the PF. Below is his posting: “My considered view is that if a club you belong to and represent out there no longer promote, hold, and exhibit the same values and principles that attracted your membership initially, you are at liberty to discontinue your association with it.” “Hence, being a member of Parliament under the sponsorship of one political but propagating the ideas of another political party is fraud. In the case of CK and HK, it is moral that they resign and pursue their fundamental human rights under the auspice of their respective political parties.” “You cannot champion morality when the very basis for your path in that direction is shrouded in immorality and misrepresentation. And if PF had good lawyers worth their salt, there is enough evidence to show that the duo are not their members. The post Kalaba & Kambwili Must Quit PF – Policy Analyst appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Advert: Unilever Zambia supports Presidential Campaign to Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy

26 April Lusaka – President of the Republic, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu has called on Zambians to launch The Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy Campaign. This event is being organized by Lifebuoy and Domestos brands today so that … Continued

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26 April Lusaka – President of the Republic, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu has called on Zambians to launch The Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy Campaign. This event is being organized by Lifebuoy and Domestos brands today so that Unilever Zambia staff could take practical action to help eradicate cholera and improve hygiene and sanitation. “We are proud as Unilever Zambia to be able to support the President in his drive to Keep Zambia, Clean, Green and Healthy,†said Shamiel Randeree, Southern Africa Marketing Director at Unilever, “Our great brands like Lifebuoy and Domestos were designed with public health in mind and all of us here at Unilever Zambia want to do our bit to help the countryâ€. Unilever Zambia is working with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government using its Lifebuoy and Domestos brands to improve handwashing and sanitation in Soweto Market and Chisokone Market clean ups this April and May. Lifebuoy is the world’s best selling germ protection soap and Domestos kills all known germs and is the only household cleaner accredited by the UK Royal Society for Public Health. This action comes on top of January’s donation of 29, 000 bars of Lifebuoy soap, 4000 bottles of Domestos and 600 bottles of liquid hand wash worth over 175,000 Kwacha. Unilever also partnered with Choppies stores in Cholera affected areas to help customers wash their hands through the company’s internationally renowned handwashing and hygiene education methods. Domestos has also refurbished toilets at the Intercity bus terminal in Lusaka and works with Lifebuoy in schools and clinics and Schools to promote handwashing with soap and improve hygiene. The post Advert: Unilever Zambia supports Presidential Campaign to Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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