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Zambian Mission holds memorial service for late diplomat Gen. Simwanda

Brigadier General Samson Simwanda                 Brigadier General Samson Simwanda

BRUSSELS, FRIDAY, 11TH MAY 2018

The Zambian Mission in Belgium yesterday held a remembrance church service for the late Defence Attache Brigadier General Samson Simwanda who died in Brussels.

The church service which was held at the International Baptist Church of Brussels was preceded by a guard of honour mounted by the Belgian defence forces.

During the service, Charge d' Affairres Henry Ngilazi described the death of Gen. Simwanda as a loss to the Mission and the country.

Mr. Ngilazi said Gen. Simwanda was a remarkable diplomat who served the Mission and the nation professionally and diligently.

Mr. Ngilazi said Gen. Simwanda dedicated his life to selfless service and generously rendered his knowledge and expertise whenever called upon.

“During his tour of duty, Gen. Simwanda served as the President of the Corp of Air, Military and Naval Attaches (CAMNA), an assignment that brought pride to the Mission and the Republic of Zambia.  He was a multi-talented serviceman who executed his duties with excellence.  The Mission will truly miss his exceptional services,” said Mr. Ngilazi.

And Dean of CAMNA Brig. Gen. Abdelaziz Al Hama said the association of Defence Advisors accredited to the Kingdom of Belgium is saddened by the death of Gen. Simwanda.

He described Gen. Simwanda as a man of good humour who was committed to serving the association.

Gen Hama said this in a tribute read on his behalf by Defence Attache of the South African Embassy in Brussels Brig. Gen. Macdonald Letsholo.

A representative from the Dutch military, Head of the International Military Liaison Brig. Gen. De Jong described Gen Simwanda as a professional man who was always eager to learn from his colleagues.

Gen. Simwanda began his career in the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) in 1988 and rose to the rank of Colonel in May 2012, before being promoted as Brigadier General on 3rd February 2017, a position he held at the time of his demise.

He was appointed into diplomatic service on 23rd March, 2015.

Gen Simwanda, 50, died on 1st May 2018 and is survived by a wife Mika and five children.

Meanwhile, a book of condolences has been opened at the Zambia Embassy to allow the diplomatic community to pay their last respects.

The body of the deceased is expected to be repatriated to Zambia today and arrives at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport today Friday 11th May 2018 aboard Ethiopian Airways at 14:30 hours.


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Phyllis Chilekwa [Ms]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:38

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Platform Zambia holds Zambia Day

Zambian dayPlatform Zambia held its annual Zambia Day in Amersfoort, Netherlands to review the new developments among its members, share experiences and chart the way forward on the various projects being implemented.


The event drew participants from Netherlands and Zambia representing various organisations such as Young Africa International, Young Africa Zambia, Makeni Ecumenical Centre, Imena Foundation, and Reformed Church in Zambia, among others.

Mr. Henry Ngilazi, Counselor, represented the Embassy of Zambia to the BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg).

The meeting focused on issues regarding education and skills training, orphanages, disabled and vulnerable children, youth empowerment, water and sanitation, healthcare, agriculture, tourism, community development, income generating activities and sports.

The Embassy of Zambia assured Platform Zambia of its continued support in its endeavour to contribute to the further development of the country through the projects implemented in different communities with support from Netherlands.

Platform Zambia is a working group that encourages cooperation with Dutch private development organizations that are currently supporting various projects in the social sector run by Zambian non-governmental and religious organisations.

In the picture- Mr Henry Ngilazi being shown a book on rain water harvesting by Ms. Lucy Engeley, PARTIN President.


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Phyllis Chilekwa [Ms]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

Tel: +32(0)2 8 932 173 Mobile +32  467 676 265
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STELLA ARTOIS TO CELEBRATE LUSAKA’S CULINARY DELIGHTS

Stella Artois to celebrate Lusaka’s culinary delights THE Belgian beer Stella Artois will officially launch in Zambia on 3 March 2018 at a colorful event at the Roan & Sable Restaurant where business leaders, celebrities and socialites will attend to taste the unique beer.

Stella Artois is one of the world’s best-selling beers, a classic lager, golden in color with exceptional clarity and a spicy hop character that is enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavor and excellence is assured through a superior brewing process and by using the finest ingredients available. The beer is well known as an in ideal accompaniment for a variety of cuisines from around the world.

Under the theme ‘Host Beautifully’ Stella Artois has partnered with the premium food venue to celebrate the beer’s arrival in Zambia. A variety of food will be presented at the launch to highlight the support of the brand for the development of culinary arts in Zambia.

“2018 is an exciting year for Stella Artois, a global beer that prides itself on its rich heritage of over 600 years of brewing expertise. This event is a great tasting opportunity and we are delighted to give the country’s consumers the choice of such a fine product that has been a favourite for centuries in Europe. It brings a whole new taste to our beers and product line. It’s a distinct lager, perfect for anyone wishing to drink in style or celebrate” stated Jose Moran, Country Director of Zambian Breweries Plc.

House DJ El Mukuka and International violinist Caitlin De Ville will entertain the guests with an unforgettable music experience.




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Phyllis Chilekwa [Ms]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

Tel: +32(0)2 8 932 173 Mobile +32  467 676 265

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Zambia Embassy mourns with South Africa

mr. Henry



Mr Henry Ngilazi, Counselor, today signed a book of condolences at the South African embassy in Brussels Belgium on behalf of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the People of the Republic of Zambia,

I wish to pass my heartfelt condolences on the death of Mrs. Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela, a revolutionary stalwart and icon of the struggle in South Africa. Zambia stands with the Republic of South Africa during this trying time. May the Soul of Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela Rest in Peace.





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Phyllis Chilekwa [Ms]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

Tel: +32(0)2 8 932 173 Mobile +32  467 676 265
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Aid recipients should define own priority areas – Kopulande

http://zebru.org/images/hon.%20kopulande%20addressing%20acp-eu%20joint%20parliamentary%20assembly%20at%20eu%20parliament%20in%20brussels%20belgium.jpgBRUSSELS, FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH, 2017 – Zambian Member of Parliament Sebastian Kopulande has called for non-interference in aid management system.
Presenting a report on “Improving Aid and Development Effectiveness in EU-ACP Cooperation” to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels yesterday, Mr Kopulande said EU aid should not be tied to priorities chosen by donors other than respect for human rights and democracy. He said since the primary aim of donor aid was to assist developing countries attain much needed economic development, recipient countries needed to be free to define their future by coming up with development plans they wish to implement in line with their local needs. He said to maximise aid effectiveness, donor countries needed to take into account critical assessment of local needs of recipient countries, and ensure effective monitoring mechanisms are in place.
Mr Kopulande said what ACP countries were asking for was self-determination to decide the use of aid resources through capacity building – as a way for economic development and prosperity.
The Zambian parliamentarian further expressed concern at the slow pace by donor countries in meeting the 0.7% pledge of their Gross National Income (GNI) official development aid.
“[ACP ] laments the failure by the European Union to meet its commitment to provide 0.7% of Gross National Income”, he said.
Mr Kopulande added that the idea of looking at ACP states as suppliers of raw material to industries of developed world was not only unsustainable, but also against the principle of contemporary international trade and development.
“We looking for trade relations and capacity that add value to our own raw materials, so we can become more competitive in international trade”, he noted.
On the role of civil society in aid management, Mr Kopulande said the structure was not helping aid effectiveness because most organisations were serving the interest of donor countries as opposed to recipient countries.
“We need to examine the role of civil society organisations. When we are talking about people defining their own aid use, it’s important to look at issues surrounding civil society [organisations’ involvement in aid management]”, said Mr Kopulande.


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Lambwe Kachali [Mr]
First Secretary (Press & Public Relations)

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 19:33

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