Ms Langiwe Lungu – 31st October,2015

Langi1Ms Langiwe Lungu is the Executive Director for the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) which regulates the energy sector in order to ensure the efficient provision of reliable and quality energy services and products. Other roles of the ERB are that of balancing the needs of undertakings with the needs of energy consumers. The Board has the responsibility to ensure that utilities earn a reasonable rate of return on their investments that is necessary to provide a quality service at affordable prices to the consumer. In order to carry out this role, the ERB, among other functions, ensures that all energy utilities in the sector are licensed, monitors levels and structures of competition, investigates and remedies consumer complaints Ms Lungu joins us to the nation’s energy policy in terms of investment in the industry particularly as it relates to power generation, issuance of licences to potential investors, determination of tariffs, alternative energy development in view of the prevailing electricity deficit and other related issues prevailing in the nation in the energy sector. She’ll address how these issues and also the ZESCO load shedding, in terms of the immediate and long-term solutions in addressing its effects to national productivity and social welfare.

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Laura Miti – 8th August, 2015

political_commentator_laura_miti_sLaura Miti is a renown social activist with vast experience in advocacy work through Zambia’s civil society where she held various positions. She was particularly involved in the constitutional review processes and enjoys writing, having been a columnist in various Zambian and South African newspapers for many years and is passionate about issues of social justice and options for the poor. Laura constantly addresses social and economic issues affecting ordinary citizens, she joins us to discuss the current political situation in the country of Zambia and how she envisions the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in 2016. The perpetual ZESCO load shedding which has disrupted everyday life for the citizens and has greatly affected economic activity and productivity and she will also analyse the constitutional making process which has divided the nation into two camps, those advocating for adoption through a referendum and the government’s insistence of the parliamentary process.

 

 

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Justina Mwale – 1st August, 2015

JustinaJustina Mutale is one of the most influential and inspirational women of African origin, she was awarded the AFRICAN WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2012, an honour bestowed upon her on the same platform as Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa as well as the former President of Malawi, The Rt. Hon. Joyce Banda and the former female Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, The Hon. Thokozani Khupe.  Justina is also Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality and Spokesperson for the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S THINK TANK, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. Justina has been featured as a Hero in the Capital Finance International  Journal, which brings coverage and analysis of the drivers behind change by combining the views of leading multilateral and national organizations with thought leadership from some of the world’s top minds. Having gained global recognition for her ability, as a public personality to use her status to potentially influence the thinking of both Africans and non-Africans alike, Justina is featured among the 365 of Africa’s most respected names, well-known faces, and influential voices who inspire the future, motivate the young generation, and raise the profile to positively alter the perceptions of Africa and Africans around the world.
The Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership and Positive Runway: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread are delighted to partner with The National Council for Women of the United States; Visionary Empowerment Inc. Justina will be a Panel Speaker at the Panel Discussion to celebrate Zambia’s founding father and first republican President of the Republic of Zambia Dr KENNETH DAVID KAUNDA on the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award for Freedom, Justice and Peace in the 3rd Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D) Awards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday 6 August 2015.

 

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Jessie Chisi – 11 th July, 2015

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Jessie Chisi is a Film Director, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur. She is unique and self-motivated young woman in the field of filmmaking. She is a founder of Zambia Short Film Festival and young cinema in Zambia through which she trains 35 young filmmakers and entrepreneurs each year as way of eradicating youth unemployment. She believes film has the power to bring change and create sustainable industries.
A graduate from The Zambia Institute of Mass Communication and did her further film trainings in Finland. She is an Alumni for Berlin and Durban Talent Campus. She has been in the film industry almost a decade and has worked on various film sets and including her own 5 written and directed short fiction films “Goodbye”, “Every Woman Knows”, “Soldier, Buried” and “Her Nyari”. Her current film “Between the Ring” won her Women of the Year in Film in her home country of Zambia. It opened for both the Documentary Film Festival (CPH Doc) and Helsinki film festivalgoing on to win a Diploma of Merit at the 2015 Tampere Film Festival.
Jessie is fervent campaigner and supporter of human rights. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellow for 2015. Jessie is committed to using film as an advocacy and campaign tool, empowering women to find and use their own voices. Her aim is to embrace culture through art with the motive to develop the creative industries into sustainable industries that will contribute to the national development and she believes if film is invested in Zambia, it could contribute to boost its economy.

 

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Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan -4th July,2015

DFCP-logo-2015Jeff Madzingo initiated the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan which is a first in the world, a need driven funeral cash plan targeted at the diaspora communities. Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan is essentially a whole of life insurance cover underwritten by carefully chosen and reputable specialist life insurance companies in different niche markets. With its uniquely structured Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan you can be rest assured that your family will never have to face the nightmare of bereaving and begging for help from strangers to cover funeral and/or repatriation bills. For cultural, social, family and emotional reasons many Diasporas naturally prefer their country of origin to be their final resting place. This cultural connection has for many years resulted in unplanned financial burden as bereaved diaspora families suddenly have to raise a lot of cash to meet funeral and/or repatriation bills. A Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan can provide an immediate US$ lump-sum pay-out when your family needs it most and generally within 24 hours of receiving your completed claim form and proof of death. This plan is being made available to all residents in the Diaspora irrespective of your country of residence. Jeff Madzingo & Lovelly Mwambazi join us to discuss how this cash plan works and its availability.

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Mr George Nyendwa – 27th June,2015

Lusaka-Mayor-George-NyendwaMr George Nyendwa was elected as Mayor of Lusaka on March 3, 2015 taking over the realms from late president’s son Mulenga Sata. Mr Nyendwa was Chaisa Ward 20 Councilor and is said to be the longest serving Councilor in the city of Lusaka. He apparently won without any opposition and pledged to work with his colleagues, and particularly pledged to address the scourge of street vending in the city streets. Mayor Nyendwa will share his numerous years of service as a councilor, how he envisions Lusaka’s immediate and long term needs, how does he intend to alleviate the traffic congestion and perpetual population growth which the current infrastructure cannot sustain any further? Join us for this long awaited discussion as we hear from the top leader of Zambia’s capital and largest city.

 

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Ponga Liwewe – 6th June , 2015

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Ponga  is a renowned football commentator, analyst and sports media consultant. He will join us to discuss and  the unexpected resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has been at the helm of the world football governing body since 1998. FIFA came into the spotlight the previous week after seven of its top officials were arrested for corrupt practices which have characterized the organization’s operations and fraudulent procedures in the awarding of which nations host the prestigious World Cup.

Did the voting patterns at the just ended FIFA council which gave Blatter a fifth term reflect how the football federations around the world are divided?  Ponga stated that; “This should be the first step in the wholesale cleaning of football at all levels to give the game leadership that is honest, has integrity and that puts football first, above personal gain.” What is the way forward for FIFA after Blatter? Join us for an exciting and informative show.

 

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Doe S’mangaliso – 30th May, 2015

11070985_10152717689431434_4196694711790112588_nDoe S’mangaliso is the Lead Consultant at The Pan-Af Consultancy which seeks to advance and develop the continent of Africa through building relationships with entities around the globe that seek to benefit from the plethora of business and investment opportunities that are emerging from developing markets throughout Africa. The Pan-Af Consultancy regularly provides business and investment tours throughout Africa. Clients can take part in any of their pre-arranged premier business/investment tours, or they can arrange tours to satisfy the specific needs of any particular client or group.
S’mangaliso joins us to discuss the work of Pan-Af Consultancy in sub-Saharan Africa and its role facilitating for investment opportunities of the regions’ economic hub offers. He will also discuss the upcoming business and investment tour to Zambia in July 2015.

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All States Zambian Expo 2015 (ZamExpo) – 23rd May, 2015

11251055_10153363261957238_3839413959816040199_oJoin us for our special live coverage at the first All States Zambian Expo (ZamExpo) to be held in Dallas, Texas.This is a business trade fair that will bring business owners, entrepreneurs, and decision makers to come together to network, sell, showcase their products and services to the public from across the United States. The Zam Expo will be a three-day event which will be held during the Memorial Day weekend May 22-24, 2015, which promises to be an annual event among the Zambian Diaspora Community based in North America. Join us live from the

Inter Continental

Hotel Dallas as we chat with the Expo vendors and delegates on their experiences, Zambian Embassy staff will be on site to answer questions and assist with passport applications.

 

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ZAM-EXPO Dallas 2015 – 2nd May,2015

11185732_10206011744800246_766642425_nOn Perspectives we are hosting the Team of Conveners of the the first ever All States Annual Zambian Expo (Zam Expo). This is a business trade fair that encourages business owners, entrepreneurs, and decision makers to come together to network, sell, showcase their products and services to the public.
The Zam Expo will be a three day event which will be held during the Memorial Day weekend May 2224, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will be filled with events for the family and business people alike being hosted by the DFW Zambians in collaboration with SOZA. Join us for a special feature to learn more about what promises to become the Zambian Diaspora’s annual premiere event.

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