Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

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.
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