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H.E. Ambassador Rev. Edith Mutale
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 TAKEN PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY. More
Zambia lauds Swedish media developments
From George Mubanga in Stockholm
5th November 2013
Zambia stands to benefit significantly from Sweden’s advances in the media industry.More
Swedish Public Radio charm Zambian delegation
Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, ZNBC, Director of Finance Victor Nyasulu has urged the journalism fraternity in Zambia to utilize ZNBC platform in the dissemination of information aimed at serving the interest of the vulnerable and marginalized Zambians who are the custodian of the Public Media.
Mr. Nyasulu said this at the Swedish Public Radio Station in Stockholm Sweden when Jan Petersson, Director of Analysis and Communication, was briefing the Zambian delegation on how the Swedish public media has become the most trusted in Sweden. He said the media is managed by an independent Board which is not controlled by Government but the Swedish people.
Petersson disclosed further that the Swedish Public media is fully funded by the Swedish people, through tax collected by an independent company hence not allowed to engage in any commercial programming and advertising. This is left for the private media, he said. On the other hand, the Zambian delegation learnt that Swedish law does not allow members of parliament to be part of government. This qualifies them to monitor public media and ensure that it is serving interest of the people.
The Zambian delegation comprising ZNBC Director of finance, the Corporation Secretary, two officers from the TV Licensing department and two senior government officials from the Ministry of Finance and Information and Broadcasting respectively, were on a fact finding mission of operations of public media in some European and African countries.
The delegation concluded the Swedish tour by paying a courtesy call on Zambian Ambassador to Sweden Reverend Edith Mutale. She urged ZNBC to assist President Sata and the government explaining to the Zambian people on the issue of subsidies in local languages. This will make it easier for the ordinary people to understand the benefits of President Michael Sata’s bold move to stop subsiding certain commodities and use the money to develop the country, ambassador Mutale said.
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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