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PS Defence, Stardy Mwale opens African Union Technical Meeting in Lusaka

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MINISTRY of Defence Permanent Secretary Sturdy Mwale has opened a technical meeting that has drawn technical experts from the African Union(AU)

The meeting is the AU Technical Working Group responsible for developing and facilitating the capability for Command, Control, Communication and Information Systems (C3IS) for the African Union Standby Force.

Mr. Mwale expressed gratitude gratitide to the AU Commission for choosing Zambia to hold such a high-level technical meeting.

Mr. Mwale said the work of the Africa Stand by Force will go a long way in fostering peace and security on the continent to create an environment suitable for Development.

And Zambia’s Ambasssdor to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba said Zambia will participate closely in activities of the AU and help shape the international agenda of the country.

He thanked His Excellency President Edgar Lungu who he said has vigorously re-ignited Zambia’s role in International affairs.

The meeting has drawn experts from the African Union Commission(AUC) and from regional bodies such as ECCAS, ECOWAS and SADCC.

The African Union Commission is implementing the establishment of a Command Control Communication and Information Systems (C3IS) for the African Standby Force (ASF).

The ASF is an African-led Peace Support Operations (PSO), and is setting up a Command Control Communication and Information Systems Architecture.

The main objective of the Project is to implement a continental C3IS structure that will enable the AU to rapidly deploy Strategic and Operational Communication, Command and Control Capabilities between the AU as Strategic Headquarters in Addis Ababa, the Regional Level Standby Forces and Field Missions.

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Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) intercepts four trucks carrying assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million

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ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says the authority has seized 7, 030 x 50 Kg bags of maize, and 3,645 x 25 Kg of mealie meal which was smuggled in Chingola, Chipata, Chirundu, and Kasumbalesa.

And Sikalinda says the authority has also intercepted four (04) of assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million.

In a statement, Sikalinda said the consignments were declared at Chanida Border as cleaning materials by using an additional procedure code for Chipata General Hospital in order to enjoy an exemption from taxes.

He said alert ZRA officers intercepted the consignments in Katete and inspected the trucks.

Sikalinda said during the inspection, officers found that the trucks were loaded with assorted body lotions contrary to what was declared as cleaning materials for the hospital.

“Investigations have revealed that this is a pure case of smuggling through False Declaration, False Representation, Misclassifications, Document falsification and abuse of a Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) contrary to the customs and excise Act Cap 322 of the Laws of Zambia,” Sikalinda said.

Meanwhile, Sikalinda said ZRA has further seized 1044 x 50 Kgs of Maize Bran, and 261 x 20 litres of Cooking oil, and another 1,176 x 6 x 2 litres of cooking oil which was smuggled through various border points.

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UNZA Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi appointed to the Board of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) for a period of three (3) years

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HIGHER Education Minister Dr Brian Mushimba has appointed University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Tamala Kambikambi as Board member of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Management Board.

Dr Kambikambi will join a group of other distinguished and eminent Zambians to provide strategic direction to the qualifications authority as Board member.

In a letter of appointment, the minister stated that Dr Kambikambi will serve for a tenure period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Act number 201.

This is according to a statement issued by UNZA Acting Head of Public Relations Dr Brenda Bukowa.

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Liquid Telecom Zambia to sponsor the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards

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THE PUSH Women Network is pleased to announce that Liquid Telecom Zambia is a sponsor of the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Liquid has supported The PUSH Women Network’s platform created to celebrate women who are defying the odds. Their continued support is testament of the company’s determination to rally behind the call for gender equity and equality as well as their resolve to support leading women who are achieving excellence in their respective fields.

Speaking when he met PUSH Executive Director Colonel Mwizukanji Namwawa and the Network Board Secretary Mutumu Nzala Mwape, Liquid Chief Executive Officer, Mark Townsend Said “Liquid Telecom is committed to elevating and highlighting women and more specifically the various roles they hold in the ICT sector. We are therefore proud to sponsor the ICT award at this year’s PUSH Women Awards because women in this field serve as role models for young girls who are considering a future in ICT and prove that women are capable of anything. Some of these women form key parts of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s operations, from Supply Chain Management to Enterprise and Legal to Customer Care. It is therefore a pleasure to be part of this progressive initiative.”

The PUSH Women Awards are the gold standard of award ceremonies in the country and showcase a premium class, signature styled event akin to no other. The PUSH Women Network is therefore pleased to have the support of corporate partners like Liquid Telecom Zambia in staging this occasion .

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

12 Aug 2020, 11:29 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

8,275 Total Cases
241 Deaths
7,004 Recovered

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