Monthly Archives: September 2017

ZAMBIA TO HOST 2019 SOUTHERN AFRICA LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND MUNICIPAL SPORTS TOURNAMENT

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria – Friday 29th September 2017
Zambia has been nominated to host the 2019 Southern Africa Local Authorities and Municipal sports Tournament.

Zambia Local Authority Sports Association president Sam Nyirenda confirmed the development in Pretoria South Africa where Zambia is participating in this year’s Southern Africa Local Authorities and Municipal tournament.
Mr Nyirenda said Zambia was unanimously chosen to host the 2019 tournament following an understanding by SADC Member State .

He said Zambia was ready to host the games adding that it will enhance the spirit of unity in the SADC region.

He noted that Zambia would benefit from hosting this prestigious Event as over four thousand sports men and women will be in the country .
He added that apart from it being a sporting event the tournament will be a source of revenue and tourism in hosting Towns.

And the Zambia Netball Team represented by Lusaka City Council has sailed through to the finals after defeating the defending champions Buffaloes of Eastern Cape Municipality .

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
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Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
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ZAMBIA PARTICIPATES IN THIS YEAR’S SAMISA CHAMPIONSHIP

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria – Wednesday 27th September 2017

Zambia is participating in this year’s Southern African Local Authorities and Municipal Council annual sports tournament being held in Middleburg, South Africa.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed happiness that Zambia sent a powerful delegation to the sports festival.

He said relations among countries were truly enhanced through people to people interactions as promoted by this sports festival among regional local authorities.

Zambia is being represented by Lusaka and Kitwe City Coucils respectively in the City council category while Kabwe,chililabombwe and Kalulushi Municipal councils are representing the country in the Municipality category.
The tournament which kicked off on Sunday has seen over 12 countries participating in the prestigious annual Local Authorities tournament.

Among the sports discipline which Zambia is participating in includes football,netball ,volleyball,Chess and pool.
The teams are being led by Mandevu Ward 21 Councillor Teddy Mwamba and Mpulungu .ward 23 Councillor Christopher Shakafuswa.

Zambia has so far put up a splendid performance in the netball category represented by Lusaka City Council who have managed to win all group stage games progressing to the Semifinals.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
Email kayulachulu@yahoo.com
press@zambiapretoria.net
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ZAMBIA CALLS FOR AFRICAN COUNTRIES DECOLONIZE THEIR CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria –Friday, 22nd September 2017

Zambia has called on African countries to decolonise their current education system for Africa to achieve economic prosperity
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba says the current education systems that African countries have embraced glorifies white-collar jobs which are scarce to create.
He said Africa’s biggest economy and potential was in its vast natural resources which demands for skills and trades education.
Mr. Mwamba said the despising of trades and skills education in Africa has worked against the continent as it has missed the right education to bring about economic independence.
He was speaking as Guest of Honour at the Global Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa which had over 11 countries and governments participating including South Africa represented by that Countries Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
He said Africa was the richest continent on earth owing to its natural resource endowment and demographic dividends which countries should efficiently make use off to economically empower their citizens
Mr. Mwamba mentioned that Africa’s worst enemy was the current education system which prevented Africa’s potential to generate wealth through entrepreneurship.
He further urged African countries to unite and increase volumes trade among its people to ensure that the wealth that Africa was generating remained on the continent
By Press time, Managing Director of Barclays Bank Zambia Mizinga Melu was scheduled to deliver her speech.
Meanwhile, Summit Convenor President Zienzi Dillon said Africa was poised to become an economic giant of the world as she has woken up from slumber
She observed that African countries were accelerating their speed to catch up and over take developing countries as leaders have now become aware of what needs to be done to become economically independent
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
Email kayulachulu@yahoo.com
press@zambiapretoria.net
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ACC Says Integrity Committees To Help Seal Lope-Holes and Practices that Breed Corruption

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Pretoria – Monday, 18th September 2017

The Zambian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says the legal requirement for public institutions to form Integrity Committees will help seal lope-holes and practices that breed corruption.
Anti- Corruption Commission Acting Director General Kapetwa Phiri says Integrity Committees in public institutions have boosted the fight against corruption through introduction of whistle-blower policies and service charters in law enforcement and regulatory institutions.

He expressed happiness with the progress that Zambia has so far recorded in the fight against corruption as 56 organisation had formed Integrity Committees of which 54 were in the public sector.
Mr. Phiri was speaking today at the Commonwealth Africa Heads of Anti- Corruption Agencies Training being held in Pretoria South Africa which has drawn the participation of over 13 countries from Africa

He said Zambia has scored significant achievements towards the creation of a corrupt free Zambia by embracing e-governance as a mechanism of reducing contact between members of the public and service providers.
Mr. Phiri said the creation of a corrupt free Zambia was a national program as government was inculcating ethical values and patriotism in its citizens.

And Mr. Phiri has called for increased collaboration between Anti-Corruption agencies across Africa to help bring out coordination among countries in fighting corruption as it was trans boundary nature
He observed that coordination among agencies would help to successfully prosecute economic crimes whose proceeds have been invested in foreign jurisdiction.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
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Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has called on Zambians living in South Africa to participate in the events to commemorate Independence Day and Day of National Prayer

He urged Zambians based in South Africa to observe the Zambia National Day of prayer which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 21st October 2017.

Mr. Mwamba has encouraged all Zambians to take part in the prayer and fasting programme that would be held at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria.

Mr. Mwamba said it was cardinal that Zambians participated in the program as it was an important event, further indicating that participants were expected to gather at the Chancery for prayer and where breaking of the Fast will take place.

He said National day of Prayer and Fasting was a declared as national day and holiday as such, it was important that Zambians in Diaspora joined their fellow citizens in commemorating the day.

And Mr. Mwamba has also encouraged Zambians living in South Africa to participate in the forthcoming 53rd independence anniversary that will be held at the Embassy as it was one way of uniting the people.

He said as a country, Zambia needs to consolidate the proud record of peace and unity that the country has scored over the years by encouraging Zambians in Diaspora to reconnect with the roots of their country.

ZAMBIA COMMENDS SADC

Zambia has commended the Southern African Development Community (SADC) decision to defer the launch of the SADC Television Bouquet aimed at promoting regional integration
Zambia’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting Kampamba Mulenga said the decision would enable SADC member states to come up with an acceptable framework that will promote the fair sharing of TV content and the retention of heritage.
Ms. Kampamba confirmed that SADC Ministers who are attending the SADC meeting on Communications and ICT in Durban South Africa deferred the launch to August 2018 due to many factors that were not clarified.
She said among the factors were the nature and harmonisation of local content into the SADC television bouquet, language barriers and regulatory framework that would ensure that there was integration with the norms of members countries
Ms. Kampamba noted that a team of technocrats has since been constituted and tasked to find best ways of addressing the contentious issues to facilitate for the launch of the regional digital television bouquet.
Meanwhile, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says Zambia has the potential of raising over six million dollars annually through enactment of a levy on the usage of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
He said Zambia has a huge number of subscribers using smart phones that enable them deliver voice communication using different methods.
Mr. Mushimba said government will consider the idea as a tax revenue measure as this has already been implemented in some African countries at minute costs to internet users.
He was speaking during the SADC meeting of Ministers for Communications and ICT in Durban South Africa

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.
Email kayulachulu@yahoo.com
press@zambiapretoria.net
Tell : +27(0)12326-1847/97
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