Sometimes, no matter how noble the intentions, things will not go your way

By Emmanuel Mwamba “The country is suffering loadshedding for up-to 12hrs a day.” “This is the worst power crisis our country has ever faced in the last 30 years!”. I said. “So why won’t ZESCO take the power, negotiated from South Africa?” I asked with genuine desperation. It was late 2015. The country was facing the worst energy crisis since 1992. Mines, industries, farms, businesses … Continue reading Sometimes, no matter how noble the intentions, things will not go your way

Let’s import power to mitigate loadshedding-Eng Stephen Chishimba

By JOHN SAKALA Supremacy Investment Managing Director Stephen Chishimba has called Zesco to immediately make arrangements to import power to save the Zambian economy. Speaking with The Independent Observer in Chingola yesterday, Eng Chishimba said the immediate solution to the load management crisis is importing power to mitigate the situation. He said load-shedding is negatively affecting the Zambian economy and importing is a sure way … Continue reading Let’s import power to mitigate loadshedding-Eng Stephen Chishimba

Zambian Engineers making themselves irrelevant-Kanowa

…but Eng Stephen Chishimba calls for importing of power as immediate mitigation measure By JOHN SAKALA A seasoned Lusaka based Civil Engineer Lytone Kanowa says Zambian Engineers are making themselves irrelevant by remaining mute amid load shedding crisis. Eng Kanowa who has an engineering bias in Water and Sanitation said amid such crisis, Zambian Engineers are supposed to provide solutions to the problem. He said … Continue reading Zambian Engineers making themselves irrelevant-Kanowa

Op-Ed: President Lungu must man up and stay home

By Chipoka Mulenga President Edgar Lungu must for once brave the consequences of his shortcomings and stay at home to sort the problems in the country. His continued trotting of the world will never resolve problems back home. It’s unacceptable to have a leader being in three different countries within a space of seven days yet nothing fruitful to benefit country even comes from the … Continue reading Op-Ed: President Lungu must man up and stay home

Give us more military training slots-Mukwita

By JOHN SAKALA Zambian High Commissioner to Gernmany Anthony Mukwita says Zambia wants to increase the number of officers qualifying for long and short term military courses in the Federal Republic of Germany offered by the Bundeswehr Armed Forces of Germany. Mr Mukwita said Zambia must increase the number of Zambian officers that benefit from these prestigious international military courses offered by the Bundeswehr. He was speaking when … Continue reading Give us more military training slots-Mukwita

Making hard decision in the face of threats

By Emmanuel Mwamba The boat was rocking violently from left right to right. I couldn’t see land at the horizon from where we were coming from or where we were going. The shade covering the boat was of no use. We were all soaked to the bone, and were gripped by the cold as the wind whipped Lake became increasingly violent and raging. We clutched … Continue reading Making hard decision in the face of threats

Abortions in Zambia – the silent war

By Emmanuel Mwamba “What does the law say?” I questioned while still standing. I am usually known to be calm, always wearing a cheerful smile and speaking in a measured voice,  whatever the tensions, threat, puzzle or circumstances. But this matter got me totally unsettled. I had just summoned the Provincial Medical Officer (PMO) to my office. I used to take time to review departmental … Continue reading Abortions in Zambia – the silent war

Chililabombwe Council switches, clear drainage

By JOHN SAKALA Chililabombwe Municipal Council says it has switched its mind set and will now be using its own available human resource to attend to some urgent and critical jobs. Chililabombwe Mayor Christabel Mulala said the main drainage at Kasumbalesa border was blocked due to high generation of garbage by marketeers. Ms Mulala said the council instead of hiring a contractor to do the … Continue reading Chililabombwe Council switches, clear drainage

MISA condemns cops harassment of Chingola Radio Presenter

By JOHN SAKALA MISA Zambia is disappointed with the information of harassment and subsequent arrest of Chingola’s Rise FM Radio. Misa Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale said harassment of Rise FM Radio Presenter Derrick Chilufya by police officers on August 12, 2019 needs to be strongly condemned. Chilufya was harassed and arrested by police officers after more than 60 job seekers in Chingola who were promised … Continue reading MISA condemns cops harassment of Chingola Radio Presenter

Our Educational System designed to produce workers and not Entrepreneurs

By Emmanuel Mwamba Do you wonder when you will use the knowledge from your Geography lessons about Canada, its prairies and its Great Lakes? Do you wonder just when you will use the bulk of knowledge of irrelevant matters in courses you memorised, learnt and passed? And your wonderful numeracy and literacy skills appear to be of no broader use to the practicality of our … Continue reading Our Educational System designed to produce workers and not Entrepreneurs