Tag Archives: Special Comments

Education and Training in Zambia

By Henry Kyambalesa Introduction: In 1917, a philosopher by the name Alfred North Whitehead warned about the ill-fated destiny of a society which does not make meaningful investments in its people’s education that is perhaps truer today than it was during his time: “In the conditions of modern life, the rule is absolute … [a […]

Editorial: Katuba by-election, better monitoring needed

The people of Katuba constituency have seven candidates whose credentials they must cautiously interrogate within the remaining three weeks before voting day. In the same period, each one of the seven will, no doubt, speak the genteel language of a future full of promise should they be sent to Manda Hill. Just as there is […]

Point Blank: Four reasons why Politicians lie

By Patrick Sikana Let me begin by making two related sweeping statements – knowing very well I’m about to annoy many powerful people: Firstly, I want to say that the first duty of a politician (in an electoral democracy) is to get elected to office. Unless they get elected they cannot do all the good […]

This week: A second thought on Credit Reference services in Zambia

By Kelvin Esaisa The move by Bank of Zambia to review the credit reference services in Zambia is welcome. This initiative is overdue. This is because there are a number of weaknesses in the current set up of the credit reference services in Zambia. Recently a colleague shared with me on how the private and […]

Simcard Registeration: The last Post

By Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda Fellow internet partners and the Social Media family, I wish to inform you that the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) have reminded me that by midnight this day they will cut me off from civilisation by arbitrarily deactivating my SIM cards without just cause. I have NOT committed […]

Governing through Facebook the PF Way

By Hjoe Moono The past week has seen new entrants to Facebook. First His Excellency the President, MCS took to Facebook and launched his much talked about and Liked Page which has been hitting news headline in the public media. I hear the President’s Facebook Page comments and likes are still toping the news headlines […]

Point Blank: Tribalism, a simmering Volcano in Zambia

By Patrick Sikana Last week I was in Ndola, putting to rest one of my relations. One evening as the women inside the house sang one tuneless funeral dirge, the male conversation under the tent outside drifted from several weather forecasts for the following morning to the end of the world and everything in between. […]

Editorial: A viable Opposition Party Alliance in Zambia

Dr. Nevers Mumba, President of MMD, set the stage earlier this week by declaring publicly that in the spirit of unity by the opposition, his party would be willing to give-up the presidency. That flirt did not go unheeded Two days later Mike Mulongoti the leader of an opposition People’s Party (PP), Alliance for Better […]

President Sata and Facebook

By Greenwell Nyirenda I was reading through His Excellency Micheal Chilufya Sata’s newly opened Facebook Page. I was checking comments on the last updated post by His Excellence Micheal Chilufya Sata (HEMCS) where he mentioned that his Minister, Mr Yamfwa Mukanga is in the Copperbelt to officially handover 57 low cost houses and two churches […]