Mr John Kalumbi – 25th April,2015

KALUMBI-JOHN-CSO-DIRECTOR2-267x300Mr John Kalumbi is the Director at the Central Statistical Office (CSO) whose principle function is to collect, analyse and disseminate data representing the following categories; Agriculture, industrial production, Public finance, Demography & Economics, External Trade and National Accounts. CSO also functions as the department of Census and statistics division of the government of Zambia. Mr Kalumbi joins us to discuss the dynamics and changes in the population of the nation and direct coloration on the upcoming General elections and national Referendum on the constitution. The national inflation has fluctuated tremendously causing a decline in the Kwacha, what are the effects? CSO is said not to measure the poverty datum line, why & where does the international community get its measurement of our nation’s poverty levels?

 

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Missy Turner and Joshua Ngoma – 11th April, 2015

PhotoGrid_1428644830688In the past few decades Zambian authors have emerged strong with exciting thrillers and thought provoking publications. Missy Turner was born in Zambia, she now lives in Baltimore Maryland. Her dreams become her books and her books become her great escape. Missy says ” I have been writing since primary school, my parents would help me with spelling and missed words. When I was in boarding in school, Chengelo. I would write stories and pass them around to my friends and they would read them. It was nice when they emailed me and said “oh, so are finally doing it for real?” She joins us to discuss her 2 books and launch scheduled for Lusaka, Zambia.
Joshua Ngoma is an accomplished author, entrepreneur, itinerant speaker who has written 2 other books, ‘The Rise of the Africans” & “God and Government” which are thought provoking publications who has come up with another masterpiece, “True Worshipers.” In his new book he addresses the characteristics of God’s people that worship Him in spirit and truth. The launch is scheduled for Dallas, Texas on May 23. Join our emerging Zambian authors as they share their inner depths and thoughts on their recent publications.

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Dr Ngosa Simbyakula – 4th April, 2015

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Dr Ngosa Simbyakula MP is the Justice Minister in the Patriotic Front government and he was the first cabinet minister announced by President Edgar Lungu in his historic inaugural speech which was held at the Heroes Stadium away from the traditional venue at the steps of the Supreme Court. President Lungu categorically stated that; “I want to hand you a new constitution. We will definitely deliver a people-driven constitution as per the road map we released recently.” He entrusted Dr Simbyakula with the task of ensuring the government enacts a people driven constitution to the people of Zambia. The constitution making process has been a contentious issue in Zambian politics prior to the multi- party era and the nation has witnessed commission after commission as presidents took office. The civil society and church mother bodies have made their presence known in the process. Dr Simbyakula joins us to discuss the PF government’s road map to the constitution making process. Can this be achieved before the 2016 General elections?

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Mr Bowman Lusambo – 26th March, 2015

MMD-Die-Hard-Youth-Wing-Bowman-LusamboMr Bowman Lusambo is the National Youth Coordinator of the Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD), also popularly known as the MMD Die Hard Youth wing and outspoken on national or party politics. Mr Lusambo is known for his radical stance on issues affecting the youth and has often found himself at odds with the party’s top ranking officials, particularly on his stance concerning the embattled party president Dr Nevers Mumba whom he has supported unreservedly. He recently castigated government for not safeguarding certain sectors of the job market for indigenous youth based on the report issued in parliament through a ministerial statement concerning work permits which were issued to foreign workers. Mr Lusambo is our guest on PERSPECTIVES to discuss the plight of the youth in Zambia

 

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Hon.Geoffrey Bwalya Mumba – 21st March, 2015

GBMHon. Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as “GBM” is the current Member of Parliament for Kasama Central constituency in Northern Province. A self made successful businessman, he is also former Minister of Defence in the ruling Patriotic Front’s government of the late President H.E. Micheal Chilufya Sata. Hon. Mwamba’s woes started during the late president’s refusal to recognize Mr Sosala who is the current Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people  which led to his eventual resignation from his cabinet position. GBM well known for his generosity and not shy to openly declare his wealth, also found himself at odds with his party when he decided to support and campaign for the opposition candidate and president of UPND, Mr Hakainde Hichlema during the just ended presidential election which led to disciplinary action against him and eventual expulsion from the PF party. Hon Mwamba is our featured guest to discuss his radical decisions and political future.

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Mrs Victoria Chitungu -14th March,2015

filename-2011ha-isangaMrs Victoria Chitungu serves as the Director at the Moto Moto Museum located in Mbala which is in the Northern Province of Zambia. The Museum houses a collection of artifacts related to Zambian culture, first collected by Canadian priest Jean Jacques Corbeil in the 1940s for study and posterity, were stored in the Mulilansolo Mission until 1964, when they were moved to Serenje, Zambia until 1969, then to Isoka. The current site, a former carpentry and bricklaying workshop, was donated by the Diocese of Mbala in 1972, to serve as a museum. When it opened in 1974, it was named the Moto Moto museum, after French Catholic Bishop Joseph Dupont, nicknamed Moto Moto, who began the White Fathers missionary in northern Zambia, where he worked from 1885 to 1911. Mrs Chitungu joins us to discuss the rich history and artifacts the Meseum offers, the numerous tourist attraction Mbala and the region generally offers & what the Zambian community in the Diaspora can do to promote the area.

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Isaac Mwanza – 7th March,2015

Isaac_MwanzaIsaac Mwanza serves as Governance Advisor at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia, he was recently in the United States as a Mandela Washington Fellow at the Invitation of US President Obama and studied civic leaders at the Presidential Precinct in Virginia.During the Fellowship, he studied at Jameson Madison’s Montpelier Center for the Constitution, Americas premier constitutional training center where he studied on constitutional reform. YALI was until recently part of the Grand Coalition on the people driven constitution in Zambia until they left the organization whose emphasis and position is enacting the constitution through a national referendum. Isaac joins us to discuss YALI’s position on the constitution adoption process, is it a logical or even practical for the constitution to be enacted before the 2016 General Elections? What are the options of this being achieved at minimal cost with all stake holders being in agreement? Is the government road map realistic or it is another strategy of delaying tactics? which provisions in the draft constitution are YALI’s primary concern which need to be addressed? Join us for another insightful discussion as we reflect on the daunting task of the constitution making process in Zambia and how those in the Diaspora community can contribute to the process.

 

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Ms Sarah Longwe -28th February,2015

S.LongweokarticlepierreminiMs Sarah Longwe is the Chairperson for the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordinating Council (NGOCC) and also serves as Vice Chairperson of The Grand Coalition on the people driven constitution. The two organizations have been strongly advocating for the enactment of a new people driven constitution before the 2016 General Election. Recent media reports have revealed that some member organizations have been made to leave or have simply left the Coalition. Ms Longwe joins us to discuss the composition of the Coalition, its objectives and the need for Zambians irrespective of their country of residence to be involved in the process, the practicality of a constitution being enacted before the upcoming General Elections. In view of the worst turn out reflected during the just ended Presidential Election, wouldn’t a Referendum on the constitution suffer the same apathy? Join us for this insightful discussion as Ms Longwe will also highlight some provisions in the draft constitution which are not getting the attention they deserve.

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Ms Pamela Chisanga – 21st February, 2015

pamela-chisangaMs Pamela Chisanga is the Country Director for ActionAid Zambia, a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. Its vision is to see a just and poverty free Zambia in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity. ActionAid has been championing campaigns with communities in Zambia for tax justice and transparency as a social responsibility to all multinational corporations operating in the country.
Ms Chisanga is our featured guest on Perspectives to discuss ActionAid’s work in rural Zambia, fostering democratic governance and a level political environment, advancing women’s rights, education & youth engagement, prudent fiscal responsibility from government and championing for tax justice from the G20 nations.

 

 

 

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Perspectives – Dr Canisius Banda 14th February,2014

upnd_dr_canisius_bandaDr Canisius Banda is the vice president for Administration in what has emerged to be Zambia’s largest opposition political party the United Party for National Development (UPND). Its president Mr Hichilema Hakainde proved in the recently held presidential election which have also been dubbed as the most contested election in the nation’s history that his candidacy has gained popularity across the nation, in which he narrowly lost by a mere 2% margin. Dr Banda joins us to discuss the party presidency of Mr Hichilema and presidential candidate as outlined in their constitution, evaluate the just ended elections and HH’s performance, future of the broad campaign team which brought to the limelight the nation’s who is who of the political heavy weights and its future. Dr Canisius is our featured guest to further highlight HH’s insistence that the election was stolen from him, however won’t take any legal action.

 

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