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LOL some youth claims HH has a demon for insisting on holding a political rally..He wants the church to pray for him (ZNBC NEWS). I expect more from a leader at his level to be honest.
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I'll title this article: Intellectual leaders By Shalala Oliver Sepiso

I love the way the Rwandan government seems to trust Zambians in the diaspora and especially the women. It’s a winning formula because intelligent women are a definite resource not to waste. Allow me to explain in this rather long status post; as you enjoy this weekend and your African freedom.

When internationally-acclaimed economist Dambisa Moyo, who writes on the macro-economy and global affairs, wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times based on the thesis of her book "Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa", at least one African president, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, gave her an ear. Dr Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia was read it and even made her own rebuttal through an op-ed in the Financial Times but it was Kagame who took action. He not only wrote an op-ed himself in the Financial Times, but after reading her article during a flight, he saw a chance to rid Rwanda from development aid. He wanted Dambisa to go to Rwanda right there and then to meet with his ministers, spend the weekend debating development aid, discuss how to get a credit rating report as a country, how to sell government bonds, how to attract foreign investors and how to find new trade partners.

This was not an average person Kagame was getting: Dr. Dambisa Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, and was named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. The Daily Beast also selected Moyo as one of "150 Extraordinary Women Who Shake The World" along with Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and others. In September 2009 Moyo was featured in Oprah Winfrey's power list of 20 remarkable visionaries. Moyo serves on the board of Barclays Bank, SABMiller, and Barrick Gold. She has done numerous speaking engagements at organizations including: OECD, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Council on Foreign Relations, American Enterprise Institute and the 2009 Munk Debates as well as most of the G7 countries. In 2009 and 2010 she spoke at TEDxBrussels.

Then there is Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa. She is a 2011 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a 2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute. Jacqueline is currently based in Rwanda as an advisor to the Minister of Justice on legal matters related to trade and investment. She is a Zambian lawyer who operates out of New York where she founded and acts as managing partner of Hoja Law Group, a boutique New York law firm which represents government ministries, businesses and non-profits in areas of political, corporate and intellectual property law. Jacqueline has been an Adjunct Professor of law at universities in the US and Rwanda. Jacqueline attended Davidson College where she received a BA in Political Science and International Studies. She earned a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. She is licensed to practice law in Australia and New York. Additionally, Hoja Law Group is specialized in assisting investors doing business in and/or investing in Africa. Jacqueline was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she practiced in the area of corporate law. She also clerked for Senator Denton’s Zambia affiliate office, Corpus Legal Practitioners. Jacqueline is the founder of Transitional Trade, a non-profit whose mission it is to promote social trade, investment and entrepreneurship in post-conflict countries and transitional communities. She has participated in the rebranding of several countries, capacity building for African companies as well as mentoring many African entrepreneurs.

Talking of the famous Moyo, Dambisa has worked the media system very, very effectively; Newsweek, Sky News, Forbes Magazine, The Economist, etc all queing for interviews and conferences enlisting her as a speaker e.g. Bilderberg Conference. She has been a regular contributor to financial journals such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal and has appeared as a guest on networks such as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC and Fox Business.

Dambisa’s father, Dr Stephen Moyo, studied in USA including UCLA and has the distinction of being the first Director General at ZNBC before going on to run an anti-corruption organization called Integrity Foundation after leaving Transparency International. He was also once a Lecturer at University of Zambia. Her mother, Mrs Orlean Moyo, is a reknown Banker and former MD of ZANACO who got conferred the title of fellow by the Banking Association of Zambia and is the only female Bank Chairperson in Zambia (for Indo Zambia Bank). Her sister, Marsha Moyo, she is a singer/musician who used to perform at Chrisma Hotel with the No Parking Band and at Kalahari Guest House with Gibson and band and earned recognition by the Kora, Ngoma and the SAMA Awards. She went on to have a singing stint for a few months at the exclusive, picturesque and masterpiece Burj-al-arab Dubai, the “only 7 star-hotel in the world”. Dambisa’s sister, Marsha is not a mere musician, she too is a university graduate from Rutgers University NJ and her last job before she turned full time to music was Marketing Services Manager for Zambia Sugar (Plc). In 2001 Marsha authored “Zambia: Women Celebrated” (2001 UNFPA, Royal Norwegian Embassy) on the achievements of several women in Zambia. In 2008, the United Nations appointed Marsha as the first-ever celebrity jointly appointed by 13 UN agencies – FAO, ILO, IMF, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, The World Bank, WFP & WHO – to represent UN ideals and advocate for the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals. The appointment also saw Marsha become her country’s first UN honorary appointee as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Zambia.

Dambisa worked for the World Bank in the Europe and Central Asia and Africa Departments from 1993 to 1995 as a consultant. Then for 8 years, Moyo worked for Goldman Sachs in the debt capital markets and as an economist in the global macroeconomics team. Goldman Sachs is the Royce Rolls of Wall Street; the creme dela crème of the financial establishment. In 1997, Moyo earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard Universityy. She holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Economics from St Antony’s College, Oxford University.

Moyo holds a Doctorate (D.Phil. - Oxford version of a PhD) in Economics from St Antony's College, Oxford University; her 2002 dissertation is titled "Essays on the determinants of the components of savings in developing countries". In 1997, she earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She also earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry from American University in Washington D.C. She began her university studies at University of Zambia in the School of Natural Sciences.

Jacqueline describes herself as follows: “I am black African by birth (Zambian). I am foreign-educated, well-travelled and have embraced the lifestyle and philosophies of an “Afropolitan” (a cosmopolitan African, with global exposure and viewpoints, who retains a commitment to, knowledge of and passion for Africa). I studied development in India to understand what Africa can learn from a new global powerhouse and increased South-South relations; I studied politics in the US to understand democracy; studied law in Australia to understand the evolution of common law (which former British colonies in Africa use); I work in Rwanda to understand a development model that works."

We need to utilise Zambians in the diaspora whether in government, private sector, civil society or community levels.
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If you are like me, and don't get Muvi TV, here is the infamous interview.
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What do you think when you look at Zambia?
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I think it applies to the entire human race..
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What the F! I remember seeing this about 4-5 months ago, as usual it was ignored by those I shared it with by those who saw it. personally I think Zed is scared of being a successful country, this is why we keep getting ourselves in useless corners we can't get out of. I wonder what value this stuff will bring or if it'll put food on my table.
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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LANDS, ENERGY, AND WATER FOR THE FIRST SESSION OFTHE ELEVENTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY APPOINTED ON 20
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OCTOBER 2011
 Consisting of:Mr G G Nkombo, MP (Chairperson); Mr R Siamunene, MP; Ms D Siliya, MP; Mr M Mumba,MP; Prof G Lungwangwa, MP; Mr M Muteteka, MP; and Mr J Kapyanga, MP, and Mr NChilangwa.The Honourable Mr Speaker,National Assembly,Parliament Buildings,
LUSAKA.
Sir,Your Committee has the honour to present its Report for the First Session of the EleventhNational Assembly.
Functions of the Committee
2. In addition to any other duties placed upon it by the Honourable Mr Speaker or anyStanding Order or any other order of the Assembly, the duties of the Committee on Lands,Energy and Water are as follows:i.
 
to study, report and make appropriate recommendations to the Governmentthrough the House on the mandate, management and operations of theGovernment ministries, departments and/or agencies under its portfolio;ii.
 
to carry out detailed scrutiny of certain activities being undertaken by theGovernment ministries, departments and/or agencies under its portfolio and makeappropriate recommendations to the House for ultimate consideration by theGovernment;iii.
 
to make, if considered, necessary recommendations to the Government on the needto review certain policies and/or certain existing legislation; andiv.
 
to consider any Bills that may be referred to it by the House.
Meetings of the Committee
3. During the year under review, your Committee held thirteen meetings.
Procedure Adopted by the Committee
4. During the course of their deliberations, your Committee considered and adoptedthe following programme of work:(i) consideration of submissions on the Status of the Petroleum Industry inZambia;(ii) local tours;
 
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(iii) consideration of the Action-
Taken Report on the Committee’s Report for
2011; and(iv) consideration of draft report.
PART ICONSIDERATION OF TOPICAL ISSUES
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THE STATUS OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY INZAMBIASUBMISSION FROM THE MINISTRY OF LANDS, ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT
 
Policy and legislature framework governing the petroleum sector in the country
5. The Permanent Secretary submitted that the Energy Regulation Act provides for theestablishment of the Energy Regulation Board which was responsible for the monitoring of activities in the energy sector as well as providing of licenses related to the supply of petroleum products to the final consumer. The Petroleum Act provides for the regulation of the importation, conveyance and storage of petroleum and other inflammable oils andliquids, and any other incidental matters thereof. He added that the Petroleum (Explorationand Production) Act provides for the management of issues related to the exploration andproduction of hydrocarbons in the country. It also provides for the establishment of thePetroleum Committee which considered issues of allocation of petroleum explorationblocks.
Mechanism of the Uniform Petroleum Pricing (UPP)
 Your Committee was informed that the uniform petroleum pricing was aimed at
contributing to the improvement of productivity and standards of living in Zambia’s rural
areas. It heard that the cost of pricing of petroleum products in Zambia had been influencedby the distance from the refinery in Ndola to the point of consumption. The pump prices of petroleum products, therefore, had in the past varied countrywide with those far from thesource in Ndola paying higher prices than those nearer. This situation had been of greatconcern to the Government, as fuel being a critical input in most productive processes, isobtainable in the rural areas at very high prices thereby depriving the rural areas effectivedevelopment opportunities because of high fuel pump prices.The Permanent Secretary explained that in order to address this issue, the 2008 NationalEnergy Policy sought to improve petroleum pricing in rural areas through the setting up of an incentive mechanism to mitigate high petroleum prices and encouraging low costpetroleum retailing in rural areas.
The Impact of the Uniform Petroleum Pricing (UPP)
 Your Committee was informed that the implementation of the uniform petroleum pricingmechanism entailed that the prices of fuel in the country would be uniform. As thetransportation cost was the major cost factor in transporting fuel from urban to rural areas,the additional cost to be incurred as a result of moving fuel by oil marketing companies anddealers to rural areas would be met through this subsidy arrangement.
 
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The implementation of the uniform petroleum pricing has had positive impacts on the ruralareas in that it has contributed to the reduction in the cost of doing business in the ruralareas in that access to more affordable petroleum products had been assured.
The Sources of Petroleum Products in Zambia
 The Permanent Secretary stated that the supply of petroleum products into Zambia wasmainly done through the following channels by Government:
(i)
 
importation of petroleum feedstock for processing at Indeni Oil Refinery which wastransported through the TAZAMA Pipelines from Dar-es-Salaam to TAZAMA; thefeedstock, which was usually a mixture of three components, namely; crude oil,diesel and naphtha was sourced from the Middle East and India by the nominatedSupplier, Glencore Energy UK Limited; and
(ii)
 
importation of finished petroleum products which were delivered by road eitherfrom the Ports of Dar-es-Salaam, Beira and South Africa; the supplies through Dar-es-Salaam and Beira were mainly sourced from the Middle East and India whilstfrom South Africa from their local refineries. The nominated supplier for theimportation of finished petroleum products on behalf of Government was DalbitPetroleum Limited of Kenya.
Roles of TAZAMA Pipeline and Indeni Petroleum Refinery in the short, Medium and longterm in the Zambian Petroleum Industry
 Your Committee was informed that TAZAMA Pipelines was involved in the transportation of petroleum feedstock from Dar-es-Salaam to the refinery in Ndola whereas Indeni OilRefinery was involved in the processing of the imported feedstock into finished petroleumproducts.It was further informed that the roles of these two companies in the medium to long-term,was a matter that was subject to the recommendations of a study through the Private-PublicPartnership (PPP) under the Ministry of Finance and National planning regarding review of the whole fuel supply chain in the country. The study was expected to suggest optionsregarding the most viable options for supply of fuel to Zambia including the future role of Tazama and Indeni.
The Pricing Structure of all Petroleum Products on the Zambian Market
 The Permanent Secretary explained that the applicable pricing structure (price build-up) inthe country encompassed the following cost items:(i)
 
the cost of importation of the feedstock and or finished petroleum products;(ii)
 
the wholesale price to Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs);(iii)
 
fees and margins accruable to the Ndola Fuel Terminal, Energy Regulation Board,OMCs and Dealers;(iv)
 
Value Added Tax and Excise Duty Margins; and(v)
 
contribution to the Strategic Reserves Fund.The detailed price build-up arising from the price adjustments of October 2011 was as setout below.
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