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Ms 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.
"Is Zambia a province of Nigeria?" that's the answer I received when I told someone I was born in Zambia. In this show, I would like to introduce Zambia, a sovereign nation in the centre of Africa, and the Our-Zambia Vision. Hear about a real African liberal democratic nation, a country with so much potential, with a people peaceful and friendly.
This weekend Zambians around the world celebrate 50 years of independence!
What are your favourite childhood memories? What has Zambia achieved especially in terms of lifestyle?
What do you want to see from Zambia in the next fifty years?
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Our featured guests Messrs Jacob Chisela and Harrison Musonda worked for Zambia Airways Corporation, which was liquidated and eventually shut down operations on December 4, 1994. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary we look back at Zambia Airways' fate and the airline industry in Zambia. The airline was one of the largest employer in the nation with operations extending world wide. Our guests will share their working days at the airline and endeavor to reflect on whether the airline could have been saved or not. What went wrong? Who was responsible? Could the airline have continued if the decision was withheld or even an attempt to salvage the struggling airline? Where are most of the former employees and families who were affected by the closure today? Was this one of the demands from the IMF and World Bank to the new government if they were going to benefit from the much needed funding the economy desperately needed?Join us for a reflection and analysis on one of the events that affected Zambia's economy in a drastic way. Closure of Zambia Airways Corporation!!!!
Dr Neo Simutanyi is a political analyst and Excecutive Director at the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to formulating and promoting alternative public policies based on principles of social justice, limited government, individual freedom and rule of law. The CPD has conducted electoral polls in previous elections including the 2011 elections which they predicted that the then opposition Patriotic Front would carry the day. Dr Simutanyi joins us to discuss his recent pronouncement about the significance and role of Lusaka & Eastern provinces determining the winner of the January 20, 2015 presidential election. He has also maintained that the race still remains between the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition UPND.
We will also get an update from Mr Cris Akufuna, spokesperson for the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) on their preparedness to conduct this election and of any challenges being faced and the political parties adherence to the electoral code.
An exciting film is in the works and Zambia Blog Talk Radio is proud to promote it. Join us every Saturday for a 15 min conversation with the Executive producer Andrew-Knox B Kaniki Call 347-327-4270 to listen and/or participate, or simply follow the link Time 8:30am EST, 15:30CAT, 21:30 (8:30PM) AWST
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