MultiChoice Zambia senior staff members have paid a courtesy call on the first Republican president of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda to appreciate his efforts in Africa’s liberation struggles and the role he continues to play in helping sustain peace and justice in Zambia.
A courtesy call by Multichoice Zambia senior staff comes as the former president celebrates his 97th birthday on April 28th 2021 and ahead of celebrations to mark Africa’s Freedom Month, which is commemorated during the month of May.
During the visit, MultChoice Zambia Board Chair Juliana Mwila said: “It is exciting for us to join you today to celebrate your birthday. We would like to wish you a very happy birthday as well as good health. As MultiChoice Zambia, we bring you our best wishes as you turn 97 years and we pray for God to sustain your life even longer.”
“Your actions in themselves contributed to societies of some countries across the continent gaining their freedom and independence,” said Ms Mwila. “We at MultiChoice Zambia and indeed the Board are proud of the legacy you are known for by the entire continent and the world.”
As a pioneer and as a founding father, Dr Kaunda remains a pillar on the African continent demonstrating the value of people, their freedom and unity; giving hope to the future of Africa as a whole.
“We celebrate you as an icon not only here in Zambia and Africa but the rest of the world because you are a pillar and icon of peace,” added Ms Mwila.
MultiChoice Regional Director for Southern Africa Ms Fhulufhelo Badugela said: “We are grateful and feel privileged to still have you with us today. Your achievements have contributed to the African narrative that is respected and we can only emulate and build on the foundation you have laid.”
“It’s an honour for us to be in your midst today, knowing and appreciating the fact that your birthday is a precursor to the Africa Freedom month,” said Ms Badugela, when presenting birthday gifts to Dr Kaunda at his residence.
Ms Badugela was in company of MultiChoice Zambia, Managing Director, Mr Kobus Bezuidenhout, MultiChoice Zambia, Head-Regulatory Affairs, Ms Grace Zulu and MultChoice Zambia, Board Chair Juliana Mwila.
Mosi premium lager goes green: a celebration of national pride
AS an iconic and truly Zambian beer that is well loved at home and abroad, Mosi Premium Lager has been a beacon of national pride and culture through the many years. While offering great taste to consumers, the internationally-awarded beer for quality has taken on an exciting refreshed look. Inspired by the vast greens in our beautiful country, the popular beer has decided to go green as a step to not only tasting great but also keeping up with the times and offering a progressive and stylish looking beer. Identifying Mosi Premium Lager with a colour that symbolises our national spirit of oneness is an effort to combine the youthful energy of the beer with the green elements in our everyday lives as Zambians.
From hosting the country’s biggest music festival to empowering the arts and design industry, Zambian Breweries has often brought Zambians together in celebration of truly Zambian moments inspired by Mosi Premium Lager. “In our landscape, our great people and delicious food of this country, we believe that being Zambian should be embraced and celebrated. Despite our differences, we can all agree that the most phenomenal Zambian moments are better experienced together. The ‘Our Green’ campaign is about us sticking together as Zambians and celebrating the national treasure we all share in Mosi Premium Lager. And that is why we brought all these Zambian inspired Greens together for Mosi’s new look as a symbol of our unity despite our differences”, said Zambian Breweries Country Director Jose Moran.
Mosi Premium Lager will embark on highlighting the diversity in the greens across the country in promotional activities that will showcase the new look and high energy of the brand. Consumers can look forward to experiencing the iconic beer that they love with an undeniably better look in the comfort of their homes or safely outside of their homes as we combat the on-going coronavirus pandemic and the world begins to slowly open up. Further details of the “Go Green” campaign can be found on the Mosi Premium Lager social media pages on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #OurMosiOurGreen.
Zambia’s High Com. to South Africa Maj. Gen. Miti (rtd) assures SADC countries that the August 12 elections in Zambia will adhere to the tenets of democracy
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti has assured the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that the August 12 elections in Zambia will adhere to the tenets of democracy.
Major Miti said Zambia envisages holding a free and fair election just like it has been the case in the past elections.
He was speaking at the SADC Heads of Mission meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.
Major Miti mentioned that international and local election observers have been invited to ensure that the electoral process was credible.
He also said election campaigns would be held under strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
The diplomat also expressed gratitude to SADC member countries over their goodwill messages ahead of this year’s tripartite elections.
And SADC Head of Mission chairperson His Excellency General Paulino Macaringue urged Zambia to ensure that democracy thrived in the forthcoming elections.
General Macaringue, who is also Mozambican High Commissioner to South Africa, said democracy should be the ultimate winner in the elections.
This is contained in a statement by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.
The Body of late H.E. Dr. Joseph Chilengi, Zambian ambassador to Turkey returns home today
THE body of late Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the Republic of Turkey, Joseph Chilengi, will arrive in Lusaka today at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport aboard a Turkish Military Aircraft at 20:30 hours.
According to a statement issued, Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Simon Miti said President Edgar Lungu has since accorded Dr Chilengi an official funeral.
He said the burial will take place on Monday May 17 at Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka preceded by a funeral church service at Miracle Life Church in Roma Township off Zambezi Road at 10:00 hours.
Dr Miti said President Lungu has to the effect declared Monday a day of national mourning in honor of Ambassador Chilengi.
“During the period of national mourning all flags will fly at half-mast while activities of entertainment in nature should be suspended from 06:00 hours to 18:00 hours.
Members of the public are further advised that in line with the public health guidelines on preventing the further spread of Covid-19 at public gatherings, attendance at the Official Funeral Church Service and burial at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park has been restricted to 250 invited family members and representatives of the Government,” he said.
Ambassador Chilengi died on Tuesday 11th May, 2021 at Güven Hospital in Ankara where he was receiving medical attention.
(Picture by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)