Author: Charles Sakala

Government Urged To Ban Manufacturing Of All Tobacco Products Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

By Chileshe Mwango   The Tobacco Free Association of Zambia –TFAZ- has called on government to ban all tobacco products and stop tobacco manufacturing in the country as the sale and production of tobacco products increases people’s vulnerability to the corona virus. The association has also reminded tobacco users and those handling tobacco products that…

ACC Must Investigate Entire Management At Lusaka City Council Over Missing K12m City Market Fees-CHIPENZI

By Leah Ngoma   The Governance, Elections, Advocacy, Research Services –GEARS- initiative Zambia is calling on the anti-corruption commission-ACC- to investigate the entire management at Lusaka city council over missing k12m city market fees. This follows revelations by Lusaka mayor Miles Sampa that over k12 million collected from city market last year was not deposited…

JCTR Cautions Government Against Suffocating Efforts By Local Businesses To Create Jobs

By Chileshe Mwango   The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection -JCTR- has advised government to help local business to become not only sustainable but able to thrive despite the challenges encountered in the process. This follows government’s alleged move to gag some media houses in the country by making their operations a challenge. JCTR Programmes…

HIPC-Style Debt Relief Key For Poor Nations Hit By The Deadly Coronavirus

By Prudence Siabana   Former Finance Minister Felix Mutati says only a HIPC-style debt relief from international development partners can help poor nations hit by the deadly coronavirus such as Zambia to recover from its devastating economic effects. The initiative for heavily indebted poor countries also known as HIPC-style provides debt relief and low-interest loans…

Government Should Not Be Rushed Into Accepting Prime TV’s Apology

By Leah Ngoma   The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) says government should not be rushed into accepting the apology by Prime TV proprietor Gerald Shawa as peace building processes may take time in some cases. Commenting on the non-response from government to Mr. Shawa`s apology, SACCORD Executive Director Boniface…