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Business of Film Initiative Secures Platinum Sponsorship from MultiChoice

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AS part of its commitment to help grow Africa’s creative industry into vibrant and economic powerhouses, MultiChoice has committed itself to being the platinum sponsor of the Business of Film Initiative that has been put together by the Filmmakers Guild of Zambia.

Included in the activities for this event is screening of the Lawrence Thomson movie – ‘can you see us’? which will be premiered at Ster-Kenikor on Wednesday 26th October and has attracted the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s attendance as Guest of Honour.

‘Can you see us?’ is a feature film produced by Lawrence Thompson Films and K-Roc Pictures and supported by the government of the Republic of Zambia.

Speaking during the announcement of MultiChoice sponsorship, Mukuka Chilufya, Finance Director at MultiChoice Zambia, said MultiChoice was excited to be part of the growth of the film industry in the country.

“In our efforts to continue supporting the film industry, today we are announcing a K250, 000 partnership to the support of the Business Film Initiative, which is being organised by the Professional Filmmakers Guild of Zambia,” said Mr Chilufya.

He added: “MultiChoice has played a significant role in developing the local content industry through local channels, such as Zambezi Magic; oneZED and SuperSport. The business has also enriched lives through the provision of world-class entertainment in the film sector resulting in job creation.”

Speaking at the same event, Lawrence Thomson, the Producer of the film commended MultiChoice for its continued commitment to supporting the growth of the film industry.

“We are excited about MultiChoice sponsorship because it will go a long way in promoting the film sector, where people begin to think of the business opportunities that lie in the creative industry and how we can all benefit from this untapped sector.”

Mr Thomson said: “It’s great to have all weather partners like MultiChoice who have been supporting us through Zambezi Magic and MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) and this has seen a growth in the film industry.”

The premier of the film is also a part of the larger launch of the Business of Film Initiative in Zambia. The initiative is a mix of various business activities aimed at promoting the film business in Zambia.

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Mbasela Nafuti Pa GOtv

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GOtv gives customers a surprise gift where customers get an Upgrade on their subscriptions. From 25th January 2023 to 31st March, 2023, GOtv customers who pay or renew their GOtv Subscriptions will be upgraded to a higher package at no extra cost! That’s right pay now and enjoy a higher package for FREE!

What better way to celebrate loyal customers than with this amazing gift? GOtv is giving customers a chance to step up their 2023 entertainment experience at no extra cost.

Here is how it works: all customers currently on the GOtv Value bouquets will get an upgrade to GOtv Plus, while GOtv Plus customers will be bumped up to GOtv Max – everyone gets to enjoy bumped-up entertainment.

Meanwhile, GOtv Max customers will automatically get boosted to GOtv Supa where they will enjoy new seasons of Uncle Limbani, Date My Family, Mungoma and Wanilata on Zambezi Magic.

Active, new and returning GOtv customers can take advantage of this offer to sample entertainment available on higher packages by just paying for their subscription. New customers and those currently disconnected can connect or signup during the offer period to benefit.

GOtv customers will enjoy the benefits of superior entertainment offerings packed with world-class live sports, proudly local content, fun kids’ shows, captivating telenovelas and international movies.

Pay for your subscription and have yourself a Mbasela Nafuti pa GOtv.

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A former ZRA accounts assistant slapped three years imprisonment for stealing over K170,000

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THE Economic and Financial Crimes Court has convicted and sentenced a former Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) accounts assistant, Sami Sami to three years imprisonment with hard labour.

Magistrate Faides Hamaundu entered a statutory judgment and ordered the convict Sami to pay Zambia Revenue Authority the money that he had stolen.

Sami aged 43 was convicted on 18 counts of the offence of Theft by Public Servant contrary to section 277 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

The court heard that Sami an account assistant at ZRA on dates unknown but between the 16th day of August 2018 and the 31st day of July,2019, being a person employed in the Public Service namely ZRA stole K174,566.59 cash which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.

And ZRA has sternly warned its members of staff that there are no sacred cows as any officers found wanting will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 25th January, 2023)

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ZRA dismisses fake social recruitment post.

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THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has dismissed reports circulating on social media platforms purporting that the authority has advertised for jobs.

ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Oliver Nzala said the social media reports are fake adding the general public should not be duped by unscrupulous people who are forging and coming up with fake ZRA documents in order to swindle unsuspecting people.

Mr Nzala said the fake recruitment adverts are a concern to the authority because some members of the public who are desperate for employment get swindled.

He urged the public  to be on high alert concerning the scam, saying the unscrupulous people should be reported to the nearest police station or any ZRA office.

Mr Nzala also dispelled reports that the authority had set up a trust fund.

“The ZRA would like to warn and urge members of the public to strongly ignore and treat social media posts circulating, purporting that there is a Zambia Revenue Support Trust Fund Program and that the Authority has advertised for jobs, as fake. We have noted with great concern fake recruitment adverts circulating on social media purporting to have been issued by the ZRA. This is a big concern for the Authority because some members of the public who are desperate for employment get swindled,”he said.

He said ZRA’s recruitment process is anchored on core values of transparency, professionalism and integrity.

Mr Nzala said that ZRA advertises job vacancies on their website and in the print media.

He said in the past the authority has received cases from some being swindled of hard-earned cash by unscrupulous people purporting to be recruitment agents for ZRA.

He explained the swindlers send fake messages inviting the unsuspecting general public to attend interviews or assessment tests, conduct police clearance, undergo medical examinations and report for work.

(Mwebantu, Sunday, 22nd January, 2023)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

31 Jan 2023, 10:57 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

340,582 Total Cases
4,046 Deaths
334,991 Recovered

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