CATHOLIC Diocese of Ndola Bishop Benjamin Phiri has disclosed that some priests have tested positive to COVID-19.
Dr Phiri has since provided new guidelines ahead of Christmas celebrations amid the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
In his latest communication to perishes on the Copperbelt province, Bishop Phiri said Christmas vigil and Christmas day masses will go ahead with strict health measures in a well spaced environment.
He has urged priests to increase the number of masses to avoid overcrowding.
“At Parishes where Priests have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the church building must be fumigated immediately and repeatedly after each Mass celebration and a stand in Priest will be sent to help the sick one,” he said.
And the Bishop has cancelled all his visitation to parishes lined up during the Christmas period.
He said new arrangements will be made when the COVID-19 situation normalizes.
Bishop Phiri has further urged christians in the diocese to religiously follow guidelines on COVID-19 provided by the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, the Cathedral of the Child Jesus has cancelled the celebration of mass for two weeks after a number of parishioners tested positive to Covid-19.
Cathedral administrator Father Timothy Lubunda has told Mwebantu that all the offices will be closed has well as gatherings will not be allowed to take place.
“This has been a hard decision to make but our people’s health comes first as we serve our God,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 24th December, 2021)
PR Girl media successfully hosts the 6th annual Beerville-Oktoberfest
ZAMBIA’s trendy Lifestyle PR Agency, PR Girl Media hosted the Beerville-Oktoberfest on Saturday, 1 October 2022 at the Chita Lodge Gardens in Lusaka for the 6th consecutive year since 2017.
The event was supported by Castle Lite under Zambian Breweries and Fruiticana, Vatra, Brothers of Big Tree Beverages Ltd among other brands. PR Girl Media has confirmed that the 2022 edition of the event was a success with over 3,000 people in attendance to experience the event that is presented as a beer garden.
When the Beerville -Oktoberfest was introduced in 2017, it was a solution for festival enthusiasts who prefer events that are conveniently located within Lusaka’s CBD and ever since, Chita Lodge Gardens has proven to be a personal favourite to many event goers in Lusaka. “Beerville feels like a backyard braii with a thousand people, the event has grown into a much-loved brand by Zambians and we are proud to have built an enjoyable environment where people feel comfortable to spend their time”, said Monde and Chishimba Nyambe, Managing Partners of PR Girl Media.
The Beerville-Okotberfest exclusively features DJs as the main entertainment with a single music performance by a leading Zambian artist. At the Beerville 2022; DJs Twizie, Superstar DJ Hussein, Luks, DJ My Boyfriend and many more DJs gave excellent performances to an ecstatic audience who were hosted by yet another superstar and musician, Roberto.
The Beerville 2022 was also a showcase of multiple pop up stalls serving unique food and drinks in the one-day event that is a celebration of the German tradition of Oktoberfest. The event is centred on an “Eat-Drink-Party” concept where Lusaka’s well-known restaurants and pubs create miniature versions of their venues within the beer garden. “Our sincerest thanks to our vendor partners who dedicated their time and effort into making this event a huge success. We value their great service and appreciate that all our event attendants were beautifully catered for, swiftly and with ease”, stated Chishimba and Monde Nyambe of PR Girl Media.
The Beerville-Oktoberfest seems to get better ever year and is certainly an event to look out for on the PR Girl Media calendar of events in 2023. Further details of the event can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Beerville2022.
More Value and Great Content for GOtv Customers as they get New Channels!
Multichoice has added new channels on GOtv platform to create more value to customers and deliver thrilling local and international content. Customers are now able to watch exciting new content on brand new channels on their different packages on the GOtv platform.
The newly added channels on the GOtv platform include TLC, Me and Nick toons on the GOtv Supa Package and Moja 9.9 on the GOtv Plus package.
Speaking about the new channels on GOtv, Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia said: “We are so excited about the GOtv launch of the new channels because it speaks about value delivery to our customers through content and how much there is to enjoy on our GOtv platform”.
With the launch of the new channels on GOtv, MultiChoice is assuring customers that there is something for everyone and that there is no dull moment on the GOtv platform. The GOtv platform offers customers access to popular and fantastic content at the lowest prices. From as low as K30 customers can access local channels like ZNBC, Diamond TV, Prime TV, and a lot more on the GOtv Lite package.
“Through the launch of the new channels on GOtv, we are thrilling customers with exciting local and international content, this is our commitment to continue delivering the best video entertainment experience,” remarked Kooma.
Besides the new channels that will start running on GOtv as of 3rd October 2022, MultiChoice also recently added other new channels on GOtv including Movie Room on the GOtv Supa and GOtv Max packages. Novela Magic and One Zed were added on the GOtv Value package.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 3rd October, 2022)
Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane unveils a K167.3 billion 2023 national budget
THE New Dawn Administration has unveiled its 2023 national budget which will be funded from both external and internal sources such as grants, loans and revenue through tax collections.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday afternoon, Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane said Zambia will not fail but will take inspiration from countries which were poor, but have upgraded to first class.
Dr Musokotwane has since announced that Zambia is now back in business to ensure that the country attains development.
He said the New Dawn Government has laid a stable condition foundation to facilitate growth of the country.
Dr Musokotwane announced that to compliment the already recruited health personnel and teachers, government will next year also recruit 4,500 teachers and 3,000 health personnel.
He also announced that government will also among other developmental programs reintroduce meal allowances for university students on bursary.
Dr Musokotwane further rubbished social media claims that government will remove Farmers Input Support Program (FISP,) because of the implementation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), stating that infact the program will instead be refined to give way to better targets for farmers.
He further bragged that government has secured USD$300 million from the World Bank to develop farm blocks around the country.
“Let me make it clear that we are borrowing this money on soft terms and it will help create more jobs, diversification and value addition and not borrowing this money to buy fire tenders,” he said on a lighter note.
Dr Musokotwane further said there will be no loadshedding because the aspiration of government is to provide electricity for all.
He also reiterated that government is working on strategic road networks for a better country and that roads such as Lusaka-Ndola dual carriage, Chingola-Solwezi road and the Ndola-Mufulira road would be worked on using the Public Private Partnership (PPP).
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 1st October, 2022)