FAZ Downgrades To Providing Own Kit

FAZ has made a radical shift from having a kit sponsor to creating its own brand dubbed KoPa. According to a statement from FAZ, the new kit will be unveiled at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) that commences on January … Continued

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FAZ has made a radical shift from having a kit sponsor to creating its own brand dubbed KoPa. According to a statement from FAZ, the new kit will be unveiled at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) that commences on January 13. The move is a drastic downgrade for the 2012 African champions that have failed to find a credible shirt sponsor since being dumped by Nike in 2014. FAZ’s relationship with Singapore kit manufacturer was terminated in May with the supplier abrogating most of the terms of the two year sponsorship deal. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT: Press Statement (For Immediate Release) Football Association of Zambia Football House, Lusaka 4th January,2018 FAZ to unveil KoPa Jersey at 2018 CHAN Following the Executive Committee meeting of October 2017, the decision to create an independent sports brand, wholly owned by FAZ, was made in line with the objective of increased revenue generation and full control of the value chain. This is the first step by the Association to grow its commercial arm and to create additional, profitable revenue streams. The brand, named KoPa, represents the best of Zambian football and the new Zambia kit is a true reflection of all the positive attributes in the Zambian game. The new kit will be unveiled at the CHAN tournament in Morocco and the distribution of replica jerseys will begin shortly after. The KoPa brand will be manufactured to international standard, will be available to FAZ members, other sporting associations and institutions and the general public, at affordable prices to meet the needs of the market. The growth opportunities for the brand stretch beyond Zambia’s borders and an international variant of the brand will be available to clients in overseas markets. FAZ would like to also take this opportunity to caution members of the general public to desist from purchasing counterfeit jerseys that are currently flooding the market. The Association will therefore, inform members of the general public when the new national team jersey is on the market. For and on behalf of: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA Desmond Katongo COMMUNICATION MANAGER The post FAZ Downgrades To Providing Own Kit appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nawakwi Challenges Water Authority Over Cholera Situation

FDD president Edith Nawakwi has challenged the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Authority to tell the public the truth about the status of their water with regards to the ongoing Cholera epidemic. Speaking when she featured on The Burning Issue radio … Continued

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FDD president Edith Nawakwi has challenged the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Authority to tell the public the truth about the status of their water with regards to the ongoing Cholera epidemic. Speaking when she featured on The Burning Issue radio program on 5FM on Thursday morning, Nawakwi said the government was finding it hard to contain the disease because “people are eating and drinking their own faecal matter” and that the authorities should quickly find a way of putting an end to that. Nawakwi the only female President of a political party in the country observed that permanent solutions should be found to the challenges being faced by the country and not cosmetic ones as in the case of street vendors who were allowed to operate in town without toilets and clean water. She said leaders should stop making populist decisions which are injurious to the nations’ well being and look at the bigger picture. She explained that it was not only those in high density areas who were eating and drinking their own faecal matter but that even those in low density areas because of the boreholes which are shallow and next to septic tanks. “…Tell the families we are eating our own faeces, in Chalala, in Meanwood where we have allowed these boreholes to come up like mushrooms. The sooner we educate our people the better. This issue could have been resolved a long time ago but because Government has no plan and no policy hence nothing going on other than actions meant to deal with symptoms instead of dealing with causes” On the much talked about latest money spinner the Mukula tree, the former Minister in a number of Ministries during the Chiluba government said the Mukula was a variable national asset which was being exported in the form of “fire wood” instead of ensuring value addition before exportations. She called on the government to immediately cancel all the licences given to people to harvest the Mukula and ensure that the country starts exporting processed products of the tree. She wondered how government can create employment for the youths if such opportunities are passed by. “…this is not the function of the Minister of Home Affairs, it is the function for the Minister of Environment (Lands)and Natural Resources and the spokesperson for that department is the Director of Forestry I want to know from him how many how many licences for Mukula he has issued, to who and where they are and they must be cancelled because we don’t want to see any more fire food being exported to China.” On the challenges in the agriculture sector Nawakwi said the solution was to dismantle Mulungushi house and ensure that it is decentralised. She said government should stop paying lip service to the sector as its viability can drive the country’s economy. “We need to tackle issues which are outstanding in agriculture because this year and next year we are going to have hunger. This is a sector which can drive our economy, lets stop paying lip service, let us decentralise and dismantle Mulungushi House. This is a job for people who were born to wear boots not for the faint hearted,” she said. The Iron Lady of Zambian politics further said her party will talk to the people in power because there are pending issues regarding the electoral system which needs to be resolved before the next elections. She said those who are refusing to talk should come out in public and tell the nation that they are comfortable with the current electoral system. “We need to talk to those in power, specifically the presidency because as FDD we want to know type of electoral system we are going to go into 2021 with because there are pending issues at ECZ which Chairman Chulu openly said tilibe tanwi bana banga lets go through this tizavichita sort out gati tasiliza those things are still on the shelf and we cannot say we cannot talk to each other unless we are accepting now and we should make public statements on the current electoral system,” she said. On the repayment of the monies owed by those who illegally remained in office the opposition leader told Zambians to take to task the Secretary to Treasury and Secretary to Cabinet and get answers as to why they are not implementing the Courts’ decision. “Its not for the Ministers and mps to pay back. It is for the Secretary to the Treasury and the Secretary to Cabinet to implement the courts decision. There is a court decision, they just need to go to there pay roles and start deducting so when you are saying that the ministers are not paying back, they are not suppose to be getting the money in their accounts but they are suppose to be direct deductions. They should be deducted at source so the people to take task is Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary to Cabinet, why are they not implementing the court decision.” The post Nawakwi Challenges Water Authority Over Cholera Situation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Cholera Can Be Controlled, Prevented

My opinion First and foremost, the cholera situation in the the country , Lusaka in particular is a disaster. In my view, this situation did not arise as result of fate or accident. It is because of the breakdown in … Continued

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My opinion First and foremost, the cholera situation in the the country , Lusaka in particular is a disaster. In my view, this situation did not arise as result of fate or accident. It is because of the breakdown in the delivery of the health system in the country. The laws of Zambia, particularly the public health act cap 295 and local government act cap 281 hadequate provisions for the prevention of communicable diseases in this country. Consequently this country has a well trained environmental and public health professionals to prevent the occurrence of any communicable disease that endangers the public health of the people. The question is how have we found ourselves in this disaster? It is my considered view that public health safety has not received the adequate attention and support it deserves from the powers that be, why do I say so? 90% of businesses in the food industry operate under unsanitary conditions especially those in slams , we find bars, restaurants, bakeries, butcheries and tarvens operating without adequate clean running water and sanitary facilities. If they do exist they are in a bad state of repair. The mushrooming of unplanned settlement is a time bomb we have been sitting on for a long time. It is common knowledge that these areas lack basic amenities such as safe drinking water and sanitary conveniences. In most of these areas the sources of water are poorly sited shallow wells , which are in close proximity with equally poorly erected pit latrines. This situation exposes the water sources in this case shallow wells prone to contamination. The problem of water contamination is not only in these slams but in planned settlements as well, this is due to poor solid waste disposal . many residents have refuse pits and if they don’t they throw waste in open spaces and drainages. With the poor water reticulation infrastructure, ( punched water pipes)even treated water is prone to contamination as a result of poor solid waste management. It’s my opinion and I am convinced that there is non adherence to the law that seeks to promote public health safety. Mostly professionals charged with such responsibilities are encapacitated due to the political framework coupled with financial challenges. It is my considered view , that public health safety programs be given priority, with proper funding and create a conducive political environment for professionals to work freely without fear of been in conflict with the political system. Cholera can be controlled, cholera can be preventedMulimbwe Butala MBA BA. HRM Dip. Env. Health God bless and cure Zambia The post Letter: Cholera Can Be Controlled, Prevented appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Poem: A Message For Cholera Hit Zambia

Happy New year Zambia reports Post for me my poem if you can Am here from…………………..school. To teach you a lesson on how to be cool. Personal hygiene is healthy and quick. Washing your hands will help do the trick. … Continued

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Happy New year Zambia reports Post for me my poem if you can Am here from…………………..school. To teach you a lesson on how to be cool. Personal hygiene is healthy and quick. Washing your hands will help do the trick. From morning to night. To eat and write. We all use our hands. And play with the sands. I now say thanks to my teacher. I know I am a dreamer. And I don’t want to get sick because of dirty nshima. Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. We should all wash our hands, this will not only make us prevent cholera but also maintain good personal hygiene. Thank you! By Teacher Foseka. The post Poem: A Message For Cholera Hit Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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First Lady’s ‘report’ on ONE Economy for 2018

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -We are proud to have officially launched  # BreakFree , our Antiviolence initiative which will run for a year until December 2018. Driven by the evidence-based approach that underpins our work, we embarked on research within the Windhoek Correctional Facility. The learnings from this research have prompted a deeper analysis into the high levels of violence in general in Namibia and this is why the #BreakFree Campaign has been launched.

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -We are proud to have officially launched  # BreakFree , our Antiviolence initiative which will run for a year until December 2018. Driven by the evidence-based approach that underpins our work, we embarked on research within the Windhoek Correctional Facility. The learnings from this research have prompted a deeper analysis into the high levels of violence in general in Namibia and this is why the #BreakFree Campaign has been launched.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Govt. Has Positively & Responsibly Interacted With Demands of Jerada’s Inhabitants

[MAP] Jerada -Minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development Aziz Rabbah said, Wednesday in Jerada, that the government has interacted in a positive and responsible way with the demands of this province’s inhabitants.

[MAP] Jerada -Minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development Aziz Rabbah said, Wednesday in Jerada, that the government has interacted in a positive and responsible way with the demands of this province's inhabitants.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Makerere to Award Winnie Mandela With Honorary Doctorate

[Monitor] Makerere University is to award veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an Honorary Doctor of Laws during the 68th graduation ceremony later this month.

[Monitor] Makerere University is to award veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an Honorary Doctor of Laws during the 68th graduation ceremony later this month.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Biafra, Reason Why Northern Youths Back Igbo Presidency

[Vanguard] Youths from the Northern regions, said they would back the Southeast region to produce the President of Nigeria in 2019, adding that it would weaken the agitations for a Biafra Republic in the country.

[Vanguard] Youths from the Northern regions, said they would back the Southeast region to produce the President of Nigeria in 2019, adding that it would weaken the agitations for a Biafra Republic in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Museveni Rule to End Like Gaddafi’s – Hope Mwesigye

[Observer] Former agriculture minister Hope Mwesigye has said President Museveni’s decision to sign into law the ‘age limit bill’ is an indication that he’s going to end up like former Libya strongman, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

[Observer] Former agriculture minister Hope Mwesigye has said President Museveni's decision to sign into law the 'age limit bill' is an indication that he's going to end up like former Libya strongman, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda