Husband of the year awards

It was Fathers Day yesterday. My wife and kids 'forgot' to wish me a happy Fathers Day.Not long ago there was such a fuss over mothers day.I was almost crucified for not buying my wife a present.I tried the line that - she's not my mother but that almost landed me a black eye.It was not in my best interest to be a smart mouth on such a 'glorious' day.So why then is fathers day ignored by wife and kids alike.Is it that we are not good husbands/fathers? I decided to google how men of different cultures treat their wives when no one is looking and found this Husband of the year awards.....

Zambian Voice on Political Funding by Foreign Interests

The Zambian Voice Press Statement on Current Political Campaigns and Political Funding by Foreign Interests As an organisation that promotes good governance, Justice, Human Rights and quality of life for all Zambians, we are would like to engage with our people during this crucial time...

PF regime will soon pay for its arrogance on constitution-Sunday Chanda

MEDIA STATEMENT OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION Sunday Chilufya Chanda- Executive Director PF REGIME WILL SOON PAY FOR ITS ARROGANCE ON CONSTITUTION OSF is concerned that the PF Government has continued to speak in tongues over a matter as crucial as the Constitution. Attempts by PF to reduce the demands...

Zambia’s Forty fifth Independence–from What?

By Wesley Ngwenya Zambia is this weekend celebrating its 45th Independence from Great Britain. Forty five years ago the spirit of independence was very evident in the events prior to 24th October. Even after the day, the independence spirit hang on for several weeks after....

The Lungu led economic Annus Horribilis comes to an end!

President Lungu at Mutendele Market
By Kalima Nkonde There is no doubt that most Zambians from all political persuasions would agree that 2015 will go down as the “ annus horribilis” - a Latin word meaning a “horrible year’, economically. One can run out of words to describe the extent...

Zambian political leaders are crooks, thugs and thieves

Honourable Brown C. Kapika
Zambia Dark Side Of Political Leadership By Honourable Brown C. Kapika Many Zambian political leaders get to the top by imposing their will on others, even destroying people standing in their way. When they reach the top, they may be paranoid that others are trying to...

The Barotseland contention

The recent protest in Western Province on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, resulting in very serious injuries and one death was something that should never have happened. But the government's reckless behavior by ignoring Western province submissions to the new constitution has outraged the people of Barotseland. This is a good example of how civil wars are born. One little spark is capable of igniting a huge and destructive fire. All this came about in August 2010, following the release of the final draft of the constitution. It was discovered then that all the submissions from western province were not included. Someone essentially thought they were not that important, and that Zambia can do just fine without them. Turned out to

PF Responds to UPND’s National Management Committee Statement

Sunday Chanda
RESPONSE TO UPND’S NATIONAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NMC) RESOLUTIONS – ISSUED BY DIRECTOR FOR MEDIA, PATRIOTIC FRONT Lusaka, Zambia, 4th May 2017 - Firstly, we express shock at the amount of time it took for the United Party for National Development (UPND) National Management Committee (NMC)...

HH’s Lack of Commitment to Peace may one Day land us with a Blood Thirsty Glorified Warlord

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda
By Sunday Chanda There are no words to describe UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s decision to trash the efforts of on-going harmony seeking engagement between the youth in his party and the ruling Patriotic front.  Less than forty Eight  hours ago,  the nation watched in joyful...

Government Borrowing: Loans and Debts

The Presentation of the Budget in Parliament
By Isaac Mwanza Introduction Many of us Zambians, including some Members of Parliament responsible for making laws, may not have taken sufficient time to interrogate and therefore understand the extent to which the National Assembly is involved in approving the contraction of public debt, or government...

UPND should now allow President Lungu to Govern

President Edgar Lungu with Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda during his Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Stadium on January 24,2015 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
By: Hon. Bowman C. Lusambo, MP-Kabushi Following the re-election of His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, it has now become abundantly clear that the Mr Hakainde Hichilema and Dr Nevers Mumba have become redundant in Zambian politics. The conduct of the two leaders in the aftermath...

RB Deputy Administrative Assistant recounts experience serving under his office

Working with his Excellency Rupiah Bwezani Banda outside State House has been, yet , another instructive curve in my life; exposing me to a whole new world of understanding African politics using the Zambian model. This model now compels me to ask: Is this why...

Defending a Christian Nation of Thieves

By Rev Kapya John Kaoma On January 17, 2014, the Zambian government allowed an Australian company, Zambezi Resources to open a massive open-pit mining project in the Lower Zambezi National Park, which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was to declare a...

Why Zambian tourism marketing has failed

In the year 1996, the government reclassified the tourism sector from a social to an economic category. This was a recognition of the sector’s potential to contribute to economic development in terms of, Inter alias, foreign exchange earnings, employment and income generation, contribution to government revenues, promotion of rural development and as well as perform the role of sustainable development catalyst (Tourism Policy for Zambia,1999). Fifteen years down the road, we are still singing about the countries’ tourism potential.

The Leadership Problem is beyond “The Abridged Speech”

L-R: Northen province minister Gerry Chanda, Northern province permanent secretary Hlobotha Nkunika, Chief Munkonge, Finance minister Alexander Chikwanda and President Sata at State House after a closed door meeting with Chiefs from Muchinga Province -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
By Economic.Governance I refer to Mr. Alexander Chikwanda’s article of 7 January 2018 entitled, “A compelling need to put Zambia politics and the economy into context” which highlighted many important issues of both politics and economy, some of which make a lot of sense, and...