The President we will never have

I remember being at the 2008 Miss. NIPA function at Smugglers in Ridgeway, hosting a couple of American friends from California talking about Barack Obama and the US election. Through out the world, the 2008 elections of Barack Obama and John Mccain brought American politics in a whole different light. For the first time in history, a black was this close to becoming the most powerful man on earth. Think about it, the man went against all odds and truly changed the course of history and every black man, Obama’s election was an endorsement on the Black race. It meant recognition that Black people are able to do it and in no other place than a place best known for committing the worst known atrocities to the black race.

Setting Goals for our leaders

The President and his cabinet ministers are undoubtedly the most powerful men and women in our country. These people are responsible for implementing policy, driving the economy and controlling Zambia’s meager resources. The President at the helm is the overall Chief Executive Officer of the land. In Zambia, especially, he is so powerful so much so that he is literally revered and somewhat admired by friends and foes alike. How should this powerful man together with his team govern the country?

Rupiah, MMD, and the Economic Malaise in Zambia

By C.Chanda It is now common knowledge that Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia, and his MMD party have lost direction. At a defining moment in our country’s economic situation, Rupiah’s government has vigorously engaged in a fight with a private business. We can all see...

Zambia’s Education System – 44 years after independence

By Roger Chali Every child should have a chance to go to school (Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister). The future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens (Barack Obama, US president). Can someone explain to me why it is good for children...

Demolishing Soweto market by Lusaka City Council

By Wesley Ngwenya The other morning we woke up only to find the famous Soweto market gone. All the market stalls were gone. This was received with utmost disbelief for most of the residents especially the men and women who owned the stalls. Some lost...

The Other side of the Coin

The Zambian National Anthem- How accurate is it? By Mingeli Palata I still recall my first primary school days, the safari uniforms and shorts were the order of the day and each Monday we would go pa parade, meet the headmaster and hear all that we...

The Other Side of the Coin

The Opposition in Zambia- Whats the plan? By Mingeli Palata Political news in Zambia can be sickening. I choose to think most of you will agree with me. Most mornings when you buy or like me peep to see what the headline reads, most will agree...

Face to face with the Zambian Justice system

A Night in a Zambian Jail By Wesley Ngwenya As the 40th birthday party of my former boss wound up, three of us decided to share a cab on our way to our homes. It was just about midnight the cab sped through the lighted streets...

Why to privatise Zambia’s ZAMTEL and how

By Mjumo Mzyece On 6 February 2009, The Post newspaper of Zambia published an article about the recent award of a government contract to RP Capital Partners (Cayman Islands) Limited. The contract was to undertake a valuation of the assets of Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited...

When will Zambians be proud to be Zambians?

By Mingeli Palata I don’t even know what day of the week this is and when I normally don’t it goes to show how busy my life can get. Its wild, I doubt I even know what the headlines read. I am done with my...