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H.E. Ambassador Rev. Edith Mutale
Speech by Ambassador Rev. Edith Mutale at the memorial service of the late President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela held in Stockholm on Thursday 12th December 2013.
Her Excellency Ambassador Mandisa, Fellow Ambassadors, Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen and the People of Africa in Sweden.
On behalf of the people of the SADC States Accredited to Sweden and Zambia in particular, I feel humbled to have been requested to Eulogise the late President Nelson Mandela, a man whose life the whole world is celebrating. Click on the link below for more.
SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY MR. MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE ELEVENTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY, 20TH SEPTEMBER, 2013
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DECORUM OF THIS AUGUST HOUSE, I JOIN YOU AND THE REST OF THE HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE ELEVENTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
IT IS ONE YEAR SINCE I LAST ADDRESSED THIS AUGUST HOUSE ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE ELEVENTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTS HAVE SINCE TAEN PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY. More
H.E. MR. MICHAEL CHILUFYA SATA IS ZAMBIA’S FIFTH REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT
Zambia has just undergone another election season. Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, who had run for the Presidency four times in the past, was declared new President of the Republic of Zambia following the 20th September 2011 national elections. His swearing in ceremony was held at the Supreme Court grounds where a mammoth crowd turned up to witness the occasion.
The outgoing Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Party had ruled Zambia since 1991. In a national broadcast address, its leader and Head of State since 2008, H.E Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda conceded the election loss and wished his successor every success in the new job. He, together with first President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda also accompanied the victorious new President for the swearing-in ceremony, held on the afternoon of 23rd September, 2011. In all, ten (10) persons had contested for the presidency.
In his acceptance speech, President Sata promised to fulfil all of his electoral promises, including forcing foreign companies to improve working conditions. He stated that he would reduce the size of government and tackle corruption. He also promised to re-introduce the windfall mining tax and to promote Policies that will bring greater benefit to poor people.
President Sata formed the Patriotic Front (PF) political party in 2001, before losing an election that year and subsequently in 2006 and 2008. In this year’s election, he polled 1,170,966 votes representing 41.98% of the votes cast while his nearest rival, former President Banda had 987,866 or 35.42% of the vote.
The new national assembly comprises 60 parliamentary seats for the PF, 55 for the MMD, 28 for UPND and 1 seat each for the Alliance for Democracy and Development ( ADD) and the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) respectively. Three (3) independent candidates also succeeded in securing parliamentary seats.
Swedish entrepreneurs discuss investing in Zambian Healthcare
13th September, 2013
Swedish Minister of health and Social Affairs, Goran Hägglund, has urged Swedish entrepreneurs to consider investing in the Zambian Health-care due to the fact that new measures implored by the Zambian government to revamp the health sector is yielding positive results and rating the Zambian health-care as one of the fast growing in Sub-Sahara.
Mr. Hägglund made these remarks in Stockholm, Sweden, recently when he was addressing participants who attended the conference organized by SWECARE, a Swedish organization specializing in health-care investment in Sub Saharan region.
The Swedish Minister disclosed that he met and discussed revamping of Zambian healthcare with Zambian Minister of health Dr. Joseph Kasonde, in Geneva and he was impressed with the development taking place. Mr. Hägglund will be leading a SWECARE delegation accompanied by several Swedish entrepreneurs in healthcare to Zambia in November this year.
Speaking at the same function, Patrick Barje, Project Manager, SWECARE, who was in the delegation that visited Zambia in February this year, concluded in his report that Zambia is very ripe for health-care investment.
Zambian ambassador to Sweden Reverend Edith Mutale assured interested entrepreneurs in Zambian health-care sector that Zambia is a very peaceful and welcoming country to investors as evidenced by first Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata who graced the SWECARE seminar in lusaka in February this year.
Zambian Ambassador to Sweden, H.E. Reverend Edith Mutale addressing participants at the SWECARE conference
Old Passports for Zambians Abroad Valid Until 31 December 2009
Government has extended the deadline to change over to the new digitized passports. Minister of Home Affairs Hon.More
REVISED VISA REQUIREMENTS, 2 April 2009
This circular supersedes any other visa circulars issued prior to this. A visa is an endorsement on a visa form or in a valid passport of a foreigner granting such person authority to enter Zambia within a specific period upon examination by an Immigration Officer at the port of entry . The period of stay in Zambia shall be determined by an Immigration Officer at the port of entry. The validity of the visa is NQ, the period in which the holder is entitled to remain in the country but a period within which the holder has to enter Zambia.
The following visa procedures will therefore apply:-More
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