PR Girl Media announces ten global stars to attens the Lusaka July 2022
FOLLOWING the endorsement of the Lusaka July event by the Zambia Tourism Agency under the Ministry of Tourism, PR Girl Media has announced that this year’s edition of the event will feature notable names from the African continent and beyond. The Lusaka July which was introduced in 2016 as a fusion of polo and fashion has become a national spectacle earning the position as Zambia’s leading and most stylish networking event. The 7th annual Lusaka July is due to take place on Saturday, 3 September 2022 from 12pm until 9pm at the Lusaka Polo Club under the theme “Emeralds in a Zambian World”.
Speaking at a media cocktail held on Friday, 26th August 2022 at Manda Hill Mall, Managing Partners of PR Girl Media stated that “The Lusaka July has traditionally had one big African star in attendance at the event but in 2022, the celebrity marketing strategy has evolved into adding more personalities to increase the scope and reach of the event.” The UK based Fifty-Four Magazine will be covering the event to curate content for their Vogue Magazine affiliated platform which celebrates and highlights African culture. The Magazine will have New York based makeup artist Moshoodat, South African media personality Melanie Bala presenting on the red carpet as well as prominent photographers from across the continent.
An entourage of three personalities from the media and fashion industry in Botswana will grace the Lusaka July 2022. Tswana fashionpreneur Charity Baaitse, media personality Loungo Andre Pitse and fashion designer Mothusi Lesolle of iZaura Creations will be bringing the much-needed sparkle to the event, representing the diamond rich country of Southern Africa. Another inaugural appearance at the Lusaka July 2022 is Netflix superstar Anton Jeftha who is one of South Africa’s most popular actors having featured in Netflix’s newest film Justice Served and many will recognize him from M-Net telenovela Legacy as SJ Price.
South Africa’s Mogau Seshoene, a culinary darling on social media and author of Best-Selling cookbook, The Lazy Makoti will also be in attendance at the 7th annual Lusaka July on Saturday, 3 September 2022 at Lusaka Polo Club where attendants can look forward to interacting with the ultimate connoisseur of African food and other not-so-secret recipes.
PR Girl Media has confirmed that former Big Brother Africa stars Luis Munana and Maria Nepembe will attend the Lusaka July 2022. Luis is an award-winning media personality who has reinvented himself into a fashion designer with his label Zuriel by Luis Munana. Ms Nepembe is a media sensation, a Namibian darling of many talents having multiple roles on screen and off-screen as a film director. Namibia, the South-West African country is the newest frontier of fashion and creative talent, there is no doubt that the two extraordinary talents will represent their nation in full glamour and style.
Ugandan TV personality Bettinah Tianah, a fashion model and beauty entrepreneur will debut at the Lusaka July 2022. The award-winning fashion influencer has proven to be a force in Swahili nation as she continues to impress her Instagram audience with her eye-catching content creation.
However, it is not all about international personalities at the Lusaka July 2022 – Zambia’s very own Queen Diva, Mampi will own the After-Party experience at the event. Renowned local celebrities and socialites such as Macky 2, Roberto, Y-Celeb, Mutale Mwanza and many more will be attending Zambia’s most prestigious event. Joining the international designers from Namibia and Botswana on the Lusaka July 2022 fashion runway will be Zambia’s popular fashion brand, Nkanda Yatu.
The Lusaka July 2022 is proudly supported by Zambia Tourism Agency, Zambian Breweries with Stella Artois and Mosi Premium Lager, Big Tree Beverages and Trade Kings with Fruiticana and Vatra Water. Lusaka’s shopping mall Manda Hill as official retail partner, Nederburg Wines, Inverroche Gin, Hilton Hotel, DSTV Zambia, Proflight Zambia, Try Zambia and Orca Deco as the official décor partner. Lifestyle and fashion enthusiasts are invited to purchase tickets at K3,000 (inclusive of food and drinks) per person from the Manda Hill Information Desk. Further details of the event can be found via the PR Girl Media social profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #LusakaJuly2022.
#Mwebantu. The graph for fuel reduces. #Alebombamuntu #Ballywakulekafye
THE pump price for petroleum products has been reduced, with the price of petrol going at K24.45 per litre, from K27.59 per litre.
The adjustment downwards of petrol and other petroleum products is with effect from midnight.
Energy Regulation Board Chairperson Reynolds Bowa during a press briefing today in Lusaka said that the pump price reduction is as a result of a decline of prices on the international market.
“ERB has adjusted downward the pump price of Petrol by K3.4 ngwee per litre , Low Sulfur Diesel by K2.77 ngwee per litre and Kerosene by 73 ngwee. ERB have further adjusted downwards Jet A1 for Kenneth Kaunda Airport and other local airports,” he said.
He said this was due to a decline in the international prices over the past month.
“Based on the forgoing, petrol was going at K27.59 and is now K24.45, low Sulfur Diesel K24.64 and will now be K21.87, Kerosene K20.47 will now be K19.74 and Jet A1 at Kenneth Kaunda price was K22.60 will now be 21.64,” Mr Bowa announced.
Mr Bowa added that the June prices take effect from midnight.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 31st May, 2023)
Govt hands over US$500,000 health centre in Mungule area of Chibombo
GOVERNMENT has commissioned a health centre in Mungule area of Chibombo district which was constructed at a cost of USD$500,000.
The construction of Anthu Omwe (one people) health centre was done by a non profit organisation called Dream Life Two Sixty through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the aim of helping members of the community access health services.
The health facility will help cater for a catchment area of around 12,600 people in provision of quality health services and will run on a 24 hour basis.
Speaking during the handover of the facility, Central Province Minister Credo Nanjuwa said the project is a milestone in the health sector.
“This is an outstanding demonstration that the New Dawn Government is committed to ensuring quality health care to all Zambians close to their families. This remarkable PPP envisions to provide health care services to all. The vision of Government is to ensure equity in access to health care services for all Zambians,” he said.
In a speech read for him by the deputy Permanent Secretary Godfrey Chitambala, Mr Nanjuwa reiterated that Government is resolved to ensure that Zambians have an improved quality of life.
“In a quest to improve the health status of Zambians, Government endeavours to work with the Private sector in milestone projects such as these. I implore cooperating partners to continue uplighting the health status of our communities,” he said.
And Dream Life Two Sixty executive director Naomi Mulenga said the vision behind the project was to try and retrieve the community restraints in the community through the health centre.
She said foundation of the project was started las year in October when it was registered under the Ministry of Community Development.
“This facility now belongs to the people in the community. It is for you and your well-being. Look after it. Another thing I want to emphasize is that this facility is free of charge and will operate on a 24 hour basis, meaning it will not close,” she said.
And Chieftaness Mungule through her representative Headman Chiboshi stated that the project will go a long way in helping safe guard the lives and health of people in the community.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 31st May, 2023)
Dr Musokotwane calls on official creditor committee to make progress on debt restructuring
MINISTER of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane says the uncertainty created by the protracted restructuring process of the country’s debt has put pressure on the currency.
The Minister said the move has made it difficult to attract much-needed foreign investment, despite Zambia’s vast natural resources and improved business climate.
In a statement, Dr Musokotwane has since urged the Official Creditor Committee (OCC) to make progress on debt restructuring.
This follows ongoing engagements Zambia is having with its creditors to reach an agreement on debt restructuring.
“We appreciate the significant effort from all of Zambia’s creditors as we work towards an agreement on debt restructuring, and we are grateful for the ongoing productive consultations,” he said.
Dr Musokotwane appealed to the Official Creditor Committee in their next meeting to make substantial progress in their deliberations.
He said once deliberations are done, the move will facilitate preparation of the Memorandum of Understanding which will swiftly resolve the debt overhang and access the next tranche of IMF financing.
Dr Musokotwane reiterated that the delays to debt restructuring are having a significant impact on the economy and the livelihoods of people.
“With support from the IMF, Zambia has played its part by making significant progress in implementing an ambitious reform agenda to stabilise our economy, increase transparency and borrowing oversight, as well as implement prudent spending reforms,” he said.
Dr Musokotwane said debt relief is urgently needed for Zambia to maintain its trajectory of economic recovery and growth.
“From our side as Government, we will continue to do all we can to push for the members of the OCC to reach consensus so that we can bring this matter to a close,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 30th May, 2023)