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NGOCC wants more women on the board of Zambia-Ethiopia Business forum

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ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has disclosed that the new Board of the Zambia Ethiopia Business Forum will include more women.

Mr. Mwamba was responding to the urgent request by the Non-Governmental Organization Coordinating Committee (NGOCC), Executive Director Engwase Mwale who expressed the lack of gender parity of the new Board.

Mrs. Engwase Mwale expressed concern at the lack of gender parity of the new board has not included women especially in a growing sector of business, trade, financial investment.

“We note your commitment to push our country’s agenda on trade”. she said.

“Your personal commitment to reposition Zambia’s trade agenda is commendable.”

“We however note with concern that the recently reconstituted Zambia-Ethiopia Business Forum Board is devoid of the 50-50 gender parity as per our Constitution provisions.”

“We are alive to the fact that Your Excellency is well committed to seeing Zambia achieve parity especially by ensuring that we walk the talk at inter country level undertakings where gender equality is a development imperative”.

“It is important to also give women a voice on such important platforms on trade.”

“Many women remain in the peripherals of micro-level trade discourse all because they are denied spaces at such macro level policy tables.”

“It must also be noted that with the growing financialisation of economic narrative, women are the most affected by trade imbalances. It is NGOCC expectation therefore, that going forward, this anomaly shall be corrected.” She said.

Mr. Mwamba has since requested the Executive Director to recommend two women from the Zambia Forum of Women in Business (ZAFWIM) to sit in the Board.

Mr. Mwamba has appointed a new Board of the Zambia-Ethiopia Business Forum to spearhead trade and investment between the two countries.

This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary Press and Tourism at Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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Seer 1 is a fool, it is astonishing that some Zambians find it pleasant to sit, view, download and share his videos, Bowman Lusambo says,

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LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says he will personally throw out Seer-1 the day he will step foot in Zambia.

And Lusambo says it is astonishing that some Zambians find it pleasant to sit, view, download and share videos of Seer-1.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Lusambo also condemned some political groupings that find it pleasant to be clapping for Seer-1 when he insults Zambian leaders.

“I again warn Andrew that since he claims to have some mystical powers, let him use those same fake powers to enter any part of this great country and he will regret that action for the rest of his life. I will personally throw him into the gallows and throw away the keys,” Lusambo said.

He said it is a greatest betrayal of national patriotism for any citizen to sit and watch the country’s sovereignty being shredded to pieces by a desperate, stranded and stateless individual who fakes miracles to survive.

” I know Andrew is stranded because if he had a home, he would have gone there after being deported from Zambia but he went and sought refuge in South Africa,” said Lusambo.

“But he knows that there is nothing he can do in Nigeria. That land has many great men and women of God who serve the Lord in truth and in spirit. Nigeria is full of great men of God such as Bishop Adeboye and little Andrew knows that he cannot manipulate Nigerias with his fake miracles.”

Lusambo also urged Zambians to realize that they have birthright and expected to all rise up and defend the country when attacked unfairly.

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Hakainde Hichilema says the lies by the PF Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence

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UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says the continuous lies by the Patriotic Front (PF) Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence.

Hichilema said the PF have run out of lies to use as excuses for Load shedding of ZESCO electricity power.

“In simple terms, they have run out of power over ZESCO power outages, that is in turn costing struggling businesses, especially small scale entrepreneurs millions of Kwacha every day,” Hichilema said.

“Late last year, PF party announced through its mobilization official, that load shedding would end within six months. Later the story graduated into a new theory of the rate at which water travels from Victoria Falls to the Kariba Dam as being a determing factor, on when load shedding would end.”

He has noted that the intensity of power of outages even increased further, with certain parts of the country being blacked out for more than 14hrs per day for weeks and months on end.

Hichilema said despite the 2019/2020 rain season having been the heaviest in years and water catchment in most of Zambia’s waterways bursting at the seams, he does not understand why load shedding has continued.

“Fellow citizens, this is no longer a factor of how much water is needed to generate electricity, but how much more incompetence of the PF will Zambia put up with,” said Hichilema.

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Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.

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HEALTH Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has warned health facilities that have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.

Meanwhile, Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 182 cases of COVID-19 and three (03) deaths out of the 651 tests conducted .

Dr Chilufya at a press briefing today said some facilities have been conducting fake COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative tests to people.

“We have noted the emergeance of some facilities that are purpoting to be doing COVID-19 tests and issuing false negative results. False negative COVID-19 tests will not protect you from the Virus. We have designated centres where we test fr COVID-19,” Dr Chilufya warned.

And Dr Chilufya said 78 COVID-19 patients are still admitted in facilities with 26 in oxygen, and two critically ill and in ICU.

Meanwhile, Dr Chilufya said all the 15 members of parliament that had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged.

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