SENIOR Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni people has said there is need to partner with all stakeholders to fight female labia elongation.
He said this is a harmful practice recognised as a form of female genital mutilation.
He said some girls and women in Zambia and in Southern Africa region, are forced to pull and elongate their genitalia because of demands by sexual and traditional practices that have been deemed harmful.
He said the practice prevalent in most SADC countries, has now been included on harmful practices such as gender-based violence and early child marriages that authorities are fighting.
He said this on the sidelines of the 4th Specialised Technical Committee meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment being held in Addis Ababa.
And Chief Chamuka of the Lenje speaking people says he is committed to working with President Edgar Lungu in his ambitious programme of ending child marriages in Zambia.
Chief Chamuka said the honor bestowed on President Lungu as African Union Champion on Ending Child Marriage has seen Zambia implement programmes that will lead to a complete elimination of child marriages.
Chief Chamuka said his chiefdom has banned child marriages and had gone further to retrieve girls that have been subjected to the Vice.
He further commended government for coming up with empowerment programmes for women in rural areas as doing so would contribute to women being self-reliant and not prone to gender-based violence.
He further said he would support President Lungu’s development agenda because the President had clearly indicated that he will develop Zambia without leaving anyone behind.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union , His Excellency, Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said the role of traditional leaders in ending child marriages was paramount.
He also announced that President Edgar Lungu would chair a side event on ending child marriages, GBV and Gender mutilation during the Jan/February 2020 Ordinary Heads of States Summit to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary- Press &Tourism at the Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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,
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.
Hakainde Hichilema says the lies by the PF Government on the erratic power supply is a sign of incompetence
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.
Dr Chilufya warns health facilities conducting fake COVID-19 tests and giving fake negative results to people.
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.