January 2008


Why did God make mothers?

1. She’s the only one who knows where the sticky tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?                              
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring
3. God made my Mum just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men’s bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother & not some other Mum?
1. We’re related
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s mums like me.

What kind of little girl was your mum?
1. My mum has always been my mum and none of that other stuff.
2. I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mum need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mum marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mum eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mum didn’t have her thinking cap on.

Who’s the boss at your house?
1. Mum doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such a clot.
2. Mum. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mum is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What’s the difference between mums & dads?
1. Mums work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Mums know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power ’cause that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.
4. Mums have magic; they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mum do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don’t do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mum perfect?
1. On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know her hair. I’d diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mum, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.
2. I’d make my Mum smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

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The method is bring out names of people you think, have presidential Qualities. It is time to start separating water from oil. This is the right time. Bring them in a debate. Some people need a kick to let them know they have presidential qualities, just like some have positively identified Mrs Mwanawasa. I am sure every Zambian has someone on their mind. Bring your wish list. We will take a person on the operation table to see what exactly is inside the candidate. We Will slice and dice each candidate. We will make sure the best candidate gets support by letting the public know about the candidate.  Zambian Chronicle has a link to the outside world.
This is not about appointing spouses. We are here to groom ourselves and be able to identify quality leadership, and compete on a global scale. The government should work for its people not people working for the government.

Check Mbikusita Lewanika . She is able to get a job anywhere in this world, due to exposure and education. She is doing a great job.

We at Zambian chronicle will work hard to make the best candidate get all the exposure he/she needs. We are here to serve you all at no cost.

 You are all talking like educated people. you make us so proud when we read some sensible comments.
 When you say positive sensible things, it shows the world how peaceful and democratic Zambian people are.
  We are a civilized nation. Zambia has never experienced war, from the time we got independence from the British on October 24 1964. No Zambian has ever tested a refuge camp. At all cost, Violent should not be an option. I am sure we do not want to go there. So let us keep peace in our country, we will shame the devil. We have experienced a lot of Distress in our country, most of it man made.Death is an everyday thing, the pain that can not be compared to anything in this world. HIV AIDS has wiped the nation in a blink of an eye. Despite all that, we know God is with us.Give God a way to pass judgment. God will fight for you. Keep praying do not stumble. There is nothing powerful than a prayer to God. Remember money is a source of evil. Jesus was sold for 30 p.

We are a strong united Nation. We may be dying like rats,we burry ourselves, we morn ourselves, and we reach out to one another. We are a family.

Lets not  break the chain of peace. Due to our good deeds, God will help us pull through.

Unity will help us achieve positive results.The headace we all have is how we are going to Win HIV AIDS.

 We have a big battle to fight HIV AIDS. We all need to work together as a nation, to combat it.

Let us choose our leaders with peace. You all have potential in this world, you have talents, you are smart, even with  limited education system.

We will survive. Do not stumble.

I  trust that  Zambians will do the right thing.

Critical thinking is a key. Lets think outside our own boxes and Identify good leaders. If we do not conduct open debates like this, we will end up choosing wrong leaders. Trust me this is very healthy.
Our team keep posting updates of the USA presidential elections, the reason we are doing that, is to have our fellow Zambian have a feel of how people outside the world choose their leaders without a violent act.

I was very disappointed when I went to Zambiatimes.com, and read some of the comments.
People with simple minds post ridicule. Smart people come with ideas. You need  to respect your leader at some level for security reasons, do not let your enemy take advantage of your divisions. Remember Zambia is a country of immigrants on a small scale. You will still need your ruling president when it comes to international relations with the outside world and in times where the country has a problem, you will still need him to act.
Currently, we are concerned  about the contraceptive injection that speeds up the virus and reduce immunity system. We are doing everything trying to dig out any information that can give us a lead. where necessary we will post our findings.
   Cursing your own leader’s wife who is still in power and has said nothing shows how we use our emotions to control our minds. Mrs Mwanawasa never said a word about her stand. It come from  Zambians who are seeing her work  and felt She is a right person to be the next President.  Zambian Chronicle sees nothing wrong in doing that.It gives everyone something to think about when there is time.  last minute candidates are dangerous, you will come to know them when they are already in the state house. Do your home work now in Identifying a president.That is what democracy is about. Every Zambian citizen has a right to come forward , Zambian people have a right to vote.

It takes a day to choose your leader, But it takes a long time to identify him.We feel this is the best time to bring your candidate on an open forum debate. You may just realise or learn something you were not aware of.
 So instead of firing insults at the first lady, lets fire at each other, do not take things personal, debate with an open mind in a professional manner and give reasons.
We Zambians do not want to end up like Kenya.
Simple minded people resort to violent. We are all smart people. We are a peaceful country lets maintain that peace. 

 The headache is how to save a great nation like Zambia, lies a big puzzle.

Reversing the Mistakes that some humans created for themselves. HIV virus is human created in a lab.  According to the reports that I found , it explains how Green Monkeys were collected from Congo to some lab in this world.The video clip below explains how HIV began. Take a time and listen to it.

Evil goes  back to torment the originator. The virus has gone bouncing back from where it originated from. God brings balance in humans.

 Keep our nation in peace for who ever will be left. Some of our youth may survive the epidemic. Those are the future leaders. Let us protect our youth by choosing right people to lead the nation.

There is no place like home.
I will answer all those comments I saw in Zambiatimes.com, because comments that instigate violent is not health to the country.

Unfortunately, when it comes to voting all smart people never show up.
Open debates is a best option in identifying quality leadership. We need quality, not quantity.

We have created a place were we can all express ourselves freely.
My advice is: You are  Zambians and  we at Zambian chronicle respect you for that. You have all the right to oppose or support an idea.  We would recommend when you support, give us the reason you are supporting the idea. If you oppose, give reasons, that way, you are not just exercising your rights as a Zambian Citizen, but you are helping your fellow Zambians to think outside their box.

  We respect people like you who are able to question every decision. Keep it up you are on the right track.  You all have reasoning minds, and that’s what Brainwave and the team are doing here.
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   When someone comes out to challenge you, go back do your homework, do not hide,  prove your point. Never let anyone in this world tell you, you can not do it. Have confidence in yourselves. That is a way to go. Zambians are very smart, only lacks self- esteem.

We at Zambian chronicle are happy to hear every comment. As you bring out your views and points, it helps everyone of us. We do not need Kenya situation, in Zambia.

So stay here we want to hear more from you. Give a belliah1.jpgSuggestion of a person you think may make a good president. We will put forward the name and wait for people views.

Thanks a trillion

   

Belliah K Theise

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Editor – Zambian Chronicle

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LAUNCH OF THE CAMPAIGN:
ZAMBIA’S CANDIDATURE FOR
CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION

REMARKS BY CANDIDATE, Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika

Your Honor the Vice President, Mr. Rupiah B. Banda, M.P.;
Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Members of Parliament;
Your Excellencies, the Heads of African Missions resident in Zambia; Heads of International and Regional Organisations;
Senior Government Officials;
Distinguished Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Let me begin by thanking his Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia for finding me a worthy Zambian candidate to contest for the high office of African Union Commission chairperson.

I am also very grateful to His Honour the Vice President for his strong support, and his knowledgeable and experienced guidance, as the chairperson the Zambia Campaign team.

His Honour is well supported in this task by Honourable Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, other government officials and other eminent citizens.  Gratitude and credit is also due to these distinguished Zambians.

And, if I may state what is self-evident to all of us present, the work by the organisers of this event is truly magnificent and gratifying. 

Above all, I also thank you all for accepting His Honour the Vice President’s invitation and for your support today and in the months and years to come.

Je dit merci beaucoup;
Shukra;
Asante sana, na shukuru sana;
Muento obrigada.

Given the honour of your presence, and the support the support of the Zambian Government, I pledge to all my fellow Zambians and fellow Africans that I will not let you down – God being my help.

It has been my privilege to have served in over 40 African countries, in all the five sub-regions of Africa, through UNICEF.  This has been after a decade of child development and teacher training, at university level in Zambia.

I have been associated with the OAU, since the 1970’s.  As a Special Envoy of His Excellency President Levy P. Mwanawasa, SC., I have been privileged to play a part in the transition process from the OAU leading to the establishment of the African Union.

In this an many other ways, I have interacted in socio-economic development work with a cross section of Africans, on the continent and its Diaspora. 

Needless to say, my candidature is only significant in the context of what Zambia, has stood for and continues to stand for.  The history of Africa would be incomplete without the recognition of the fact that Zambia hosted freedom movements and freedom fighters.  Zambia has hosted, and continues to host, refugees for several of our sister countries in Africa. Zambia is the birth place of SADC, the birth place of COMESA and the decision point for the establishment of the African Union.

Indeed, Zambia has played key roles in promoting peace in our sub-region and Africa as a whole.  Our country continues to be active in African affairs, as signified by the recent election of our President to the chairmanship of SADC.  This is in addition to continuing to host COMESA and the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s regional office for Southern Africa.

It is, therefore, as a Zambian that I am proud of the progress Africa is making.  I believe strongly in the renaissance of our continent.  Our continent deserves nothing less. Our continent is richly blessed with many resources, chief among which are the people – with their smiles, energy and the wealth of human relationships, as well as their determined aspiration for political freedom and human development.

The solutions to all the challenges facing Africa are in committed African hands, sharp African minds and strong African self-determination.  African needs to unite around common ground and issues of common interest.  Africa needs to engage all her people young and old, male and female and urban and rural.

The future of the African Union lies in the appropriate mobilization and application of these committed African hands, sharp African minds and strong African self-determination. It is in this context that I am humbled, but eager and ready, to accept the nomination as Zambia’s candidate for the position of chairperson of the African Union Commission. 

African can and will make it;
Asante sana mungu a mibariki;
Thank you.

Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika
11th September 2007
Lusaka, Zambia

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Zambia’s Woman Ambassador to the US seeks African Union’s Top Post

ZAMBIA – CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHAIR OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION


– Interview of Ambassador by Reginald Ntomba of the New African Magazine

Zambia’s Woman Ambassador
to the US seeks African
Union’s Top Post

Campaign Launch Speech

NGO Declares Support for Inonage Lewanika

Civil Society Supports Inonge

INONGE MBIKUSITA LEWANIKA ONE AFRICAN WOMAN THAT STANDS FOR JUSTICE, FAIRPLAY

Zambia eyes AU top job

AMBASSODOR INONGE MBIKUSITA-LEWANIKA’S CV
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Zambian Ambassador to the United States of America Dr Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika has declared her interest in the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Dr. Lewanika has been held by a former Head of State but never been held by a woman.

“My success as a candidate would represent change that breaks through a glass ceiling of apparent exclusion – a change that re-affirms that indeed all human being, men and women, are created equal,” she said. Mbikusita-Lewanika added that it is time to implement gender equity at all levels that has been preached for years.

She said that she has been associated with the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) since the 1970s and was part of the transition process from the OAU leading to the establishment of African Union (AU). “In this and many other ways, I have worked on socio-economic development work with a cross-section of Africans, on the continent and the Diaspora,” she said. The Ambassador said that she has worked with Heads of State and ministers, worked as an international civil servant, legislator and diplomat as well as working in proximity of summits of governance authority. She added that she has also had the opportunity to work with marginalised members of society in both rural and urban areas.

It remains to be seen whether African heads of state who are used to the former head of state as Chair of the Commission would feel comfortable handing the post to an Ambassador, or choose another former head of state to head the commission. With regard to Ambassador Lewanika’s charge on gender equality in Africa, it has
to be noted that Africa has gone a long way in promoting women to many high-powered positions. The two highest positions of the African Union in America, that of the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Ambassador to the United States, are both
occupied by African women.

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Published: July 31, 2007
TO Westerners, the repatriation of five nurses and a doctor to Bulgaria last week after more than eight years’ imprisonment meant the end of an unsettling ordeal. The medical workers, who in May 2004 were sentenced to death on charges of intentionally infecting hundreds of Libyan children with H.I.V., have been freed, and another international incident is averted.

 

Anthony Russo

 

But to many Africans, the accusations, which have been validated by a guilty verdict and a promise to reimburse the families of the infected children with a $426 million payout, seem perfectly plausible. The medical workers’ release appears to be the latest episode in a health care nightmare in which white and Western-trained doctors and nurses have harmed Africans — and have gone unpunished.

The evidence against the Bulgarian medical team, like H.I.V.-contaminated vials discovered in their apartments, has seemed to Westerners preposterous. But to dismiss the Libyan accusations of medical malfeasance out of hand means losing an opportunity to understand why a dangerous suspicion of medicine is so widespread in Africa.

Africa has harbored a number of high-profile Western medical miscreants who have intentionally administered deadly agents under the guise of providing health care or conducting research. In March 2000, Werner Bezwoda, a cancer researcher at South Africa’s Witwatersrand University, was fired after conducting medical experiments involving very high doses of chemotherapy on black breast-cancer patients, possibly without their knowledge or consent. In Zimbabwe, in 1995, Richard McGown, a Scottish anesthesiologist, was accused of five murders and convicted in the deaths of two infant patients whom he injected with lethal doses of morphine. And Dr. Michael Swango, ultimately convicted of murder after pleading guilty to killing three American patients with lethal injections of potassium, is suspected of causing the deaths of 60 other people, many of them in Zimbabwe and Zambia during the 1980s and ’90s. (Dr. Swango was never tried on the African charges.)

These medical killers are well known throughout Africa, but the most notorious is Wouter Basson, a former head of Project Coast, South Africa’s chemical and biological weapons unit under apartheid. Dr. Basson was charged with killing hundreds of blacks in South Africa and Namibia, from 1979 to 1987, many via injected poisons. He was never convicted in South African courts, even though his lieutenants testified in detail and with consistency about the medical crimes they conducted against blacks.

Such well-publicized events have spread a fear of medicine throughout Africa, even in countries where Western doctors have not practiced in significant numbers. It is a fear the continent can ill afford when medical care is already hard to come by. Only 1.3 percent of the world’s health workers practice in sub-Saharan Africa, although the region harbors fully 25 percent of the world’s disease. A minimum of 2.5 health workers is needed for every 1,000 people, according to standards set by the United Nations, but only six African countries have this many.

The distrust of Western medical workers has had direct consequences. Since 2003, for example, polio has been on the rise in Nigeria, Chad and Burkina Faso because many people avoid vaccinations, believing that the vaccines are contaminated with H.I.V. or are actually sterilization agents in disguise. This would sound incredible were it not that scientists working for Dr. Basson’s Project Coast reported that one of their chief goals was to find ways to selectively and secretly sterilize Africans.

Such tragedies highlight the challenges facing even the most idealistic medical workers, who can find themselves working under unhygienic conditions that threaten patients’ welfare. Well-meaning Western caregivers must sometimes use incompletely cleaned or unsterilized needles, simply because nothing else is available. These needles can and do spread infectious agents like H.I.V. — proving that Western medical practices need not be intentional to be deadly.

Although the World Health Organization maintains that the reuse of syringes without sterilization accounts for only 2.5 percent of new H.I.V. infections in Africa, a 2003 study in The International Journal of S.T.D. and AIDS found that as many as 40 percent of H.I.V. infections in Africa are caused by contaminated needles during medical treatment. Even the conservative W.H.O. estimate translates to tens of thousands of cases.

Several esteemed science journals, including Nature, have suggested that the Libyan children were infected in just this manner, through the re-use of incompletely cleaned medical instruments, long before the Bulgarian nurses arrived in Libya. If this is the case, then the Libyan accusations of iatrogenic, or healer-transmitted, infection are true. The acts may not have been intentional, but given the history of Western medicine in Africa, accusations that they were done consciously are far from paranoid.

Certainly, the vast majority of beneficent Western medical workers in Africa are to be thanked, not censured. But the canon of “silence equals death” applies here: We are ignoring a responsibility to defend the mass of innocent Western doctors against the belief that they are not treating disease, but intentionally spreading it. We should approach Africans’ suspicions with respect, realizing that they are born of the acts of a few monsters and of the deadly constraints on medical care in difficult conditions. By continuing to dismiss their reasonable fears, we raise the risk of even more needless illness and death.

Harriet A. Washington is the author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present.”

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A group of Indian Investors will build a US $20million state of the art specialist hospital in Lusaka to be called Lifeline hospitals – centre of excellence.

This came to light when a team of investors from India paid called on President Mwanawasa at State House in Lusaka yesterday where he informed the team that Zambia is now poised to make a great leap forward in the economy.

Team leader, Raj Kumar said that his team was in a hurry to commence the construction of the hospital to be situated near the United Nations (UN) House on Alick Nkhata Road in Lusaka.

Dr Kumar said the hospital once constructed would employ local people, especially nurses and other health workers and that the team believed in partnering with local people.

He said they were in Zambia to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which would pave way for the commencement of the project and that about $20 million would be spent.

He said the Hi-Tech medical care in Zambia, would help put patients back on their feet in good time.

And Dr Mwanawasa said Zambia was at the stage where it could now make a big leap forward in her economy and that in the recent past, the country had moved to the next stage of reforms which focused on simplifying the process of starting and running business in Zambia.

“As you will learn, there is a law in this country, which makes it very hard for the State to expropriate people’s investment. Expropriation in Zambia, if any, requires the approval of Parliament and even then, it may only be done with full compensation. You can therefore rest assured that in Zambia, your investments are safe,” he said.

He said while Zambia was working to develop various sectors of the economy, it was important that Zambians enjoyed good health to allow them to contribute positively.

He said although Zambia had made progress in various sectors, the country’s health sector was not impressive and that he hoped it would not be long that the team would set up the hospital to benefit the local people.

“While we work to develop this country in various sectors it is important that our people enjoy good health at prices they can afford. Provision of quality health service in Zambia is not satisfactory and I do hope that it will not be long when you establish these facilities,” Dr Mwanawasa said.

He said in the past six years, the economy has continuously recorded strong positive growth each year while inflation had come down and the value of the country’s exports had more than quadrupled in the past five years.

He said he was happy that the Indian Investors had responded to the invitation to come to Zambia and look at the opportunities available and that Zambia was full of profitable opportunities in all areas.

He said the country hosts major Indian investment and cited the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM), which is controlled by Vedanta and encouraged them to bring in investments without fears.

“Zambia admires the determination and resourcefulness of India and her people, which has suddenly catapulted you to be one of the present major World economies,” he said.

Earlier, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Felix Mutati said he was happy that the team was interested in joining in joint ventures with the local people and also to exploit the country investment opportunities.

At the same function, Indian High Commissioner to Zambia River Wallang said his Government was committed to contributing to the development of Zambia’s development and that he was happy with the relationship that exists between the two countries.

Japanese Ambassador to Zambia, Hideto Mitamura said the two countries had continued to discuss the acceralation of the country’s development.

Source: Times of Zambia

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