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Why are women in Zambia working so hard, yet are still marginalized to achieve social and economical security? Ngoza, looks at the historical conditions of women in Zambia. "Every society has social practices and institutions that reporduce and perpetuate inequalities. These social practices which are normally inherited from the past have resulted in low self-esteem, dependency and vulnerability in Zambian women", said Ngoza. A former career diplomat and now working for the government of Canada, Ngoza contends that,"Contemporary impoverished households headed by females in Zambia are, infact the result of a century old migrant labor system that disrupted social ties and perpetuated gender inequalities."
Mrs Ngoza Munthali is the liaison person for the Diaspora desk at State House in Lusaka, which was recently establish to facilitate engagement of Zambians in the Diaspora with the homeland. She joins us on the show to enhance the process of engagement.
Happy New Year to all of our listeners and hope we are all keeping up with our lists of goals we would like to achieve in 2011. Apart from writing our goals, how many of us have planned for death or disability? Many of us make plans for birthdays, weddings, vacations etc, but we do not plan for personal risks such as death, disability or illness and inadequate income upon retirement. While death is 100% certain, its timing is uncertain. It depends on factors such as a person's age, gender, health and lifestyle. Statistics indicate that the probability of a male being disabled before 40 are higher than that of a female. We see it all too often: families suffering financial losses upon the breadwinner’s death; when Like death, a family facing disability or illness, the decline in the financial resources lowers the family’s lifestyle. The Bible says, 'A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children.' Proverbs 13:22 Since we know that death is inevitable, how comfortable are you talking about death? Have you discussed your financial status with your family? Do you have a Will prepared? We will discuss challenges that are faced by many Zambians at home and the Diaspora in coming to terms with death, disability and lack of income. We will discuss why insurance is one of the ‘best options’ to protect your family from financial crisis as result of death or disability. In the process we will attempt to demystify some superstitions concerning insurance and Wills. Many Zambians still believe taking out insurance is a recipe for early death. What say you?
Gary Chapman, the author of the '5 Languages of Love' states that "Couples who understand each other's love language hold a priceless advantage in the quest for love that lasts a lifetime." He believes that there are five distinct languages we all use to express love: - Words of Affirmation - Quality Time - Gifts - Acts of Service - Physical Touch What is your love language? What have you been doing to spruce-up your marriage? Tune in and participate as Ruth Mugala and I explore the different love languages.
"THE violation of the Barotse agreement has caused undue injury to the people of Barotseland", Lyambai Development Centre consultant Kusiyo Mbikusita-Lewanika has said. Lewanika on Saturday said the Barotseland agreement of 1964 was the only basis upon which the Barotseland Protectorate became an integral part of Zambia. Godwin explains why the Lozi people want secede from Zambia. He will discuss "Barotse Self determination" in the context of development, History, Current issues, and Barotseland Agreement 1964. The people of Western province have been rioting and protesting demanding that the NCC Final draft submission from western province that was left out be revisited. Barotseland freedom groups in Mongu are calling for independence from Zambia for the following reasons: * The govt. of Zambia has neglected WP for the past 46 years in terms of development. * There is intentional negligency by successive governments of Zambia. * The statements made by the President and the Vice President did not help the situation. What does the Barotse Agreement of 1964 say? How much land belongs to Barotse land.
Mr Christopher Mulenga is the proprietor of CMM Property Consultants Ltd; Zambia's leading property consulting and management firm. Mr Mulenga was recently in the delegation led by Mrs Ngoza Munthali, State House Chief Analyst Economic and Diaspora Liaison Officer. They addressed Zambians living in the United Kingdom on issues of land and housing in Zambia. Mr Mulenga will discuss opportunities and procedures required in handling property transactions in the country.
Mr Chilangwa is a distinguised educator and educational boadcaster, having served as a teacher, headmaster, Head of Educational Television Services in the Ministry of Education in Zambia and worked for nearly 14 years as UNESCO Specialist in Audio Visual Media in the UNRWA/UNESCO Dept of Education in the Middle East. He is the author of "Zambia's Youth and HIV/AIDS" published in April 2010 and "Sheli Wamwabi Ailetelela", a thrilling novel first published by William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1961. He has also written "Teachers guidelines on the effective Use of Audio Visual Media in Classroom Teaching and Guidelines on the Effective use of Educational Broadcast in Schools".
Hon. Benny Tetamashimba, MP for Solwezi Central, Minister of Local Government & Housing and Chairman of MMD Information & Publicity comes back to discuss the future of Zambia's ruling party, MMD. He comes just after the main opposition group spokesman came to present their case. Just how strong is the MMD? Is the party ready for the 2011 General Elections? What is the beaf with Hon. Sylvia Masebo? Any other questions?
We very excited to have this rare opportunity of talking to Hon. Ronnie Shikapwasha, a true Zambian with great distinctions in his service to the Zambian people. His has served in the Air Force as Pilot, rising to the rank of Lt. General and finally becoming the Air Force Commander in 1991, he also served as a diplomat during the Kaunda era. Was elected Member of Parliament for Keembe Constituency in 2003 and has since served as Minister of Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and now Minister of Broadcasting & Information Services.
Above all, his strong faith in the Living God and his desire to live according to Scriptures sets him apart. He comes to us for a candid talk. This is not just a Question & Answer type of show. Our Chief Government Spokesman has cleared his calendar so he can listen to what you, our listeners, have to say, and we can hear him concerning the Government Vision for Sustainable Development in Zambia.
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