Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Riverside Farm Institute Ltd
Riverside Farm institute is a self-supporting mission outpost based in Kafue run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church
and was established in the 1970’s.
Aside from its core propose of reaching out to its community with the gospel though evangelism, Riverside also serves the community – though the provision of medical services and adult education programmes, it also strives to be self sustaining through its various farming and industry efforts.
Revenue from the Riverside farm helps support much of the institute’s work. The 33,000 banana trees and 225 acres of irrigated farmland provide employment for community residents. RFI’s mill grinds, stores, and sells maize, Zambia’s staple food—another major source of income.
The institute is organized into 7 departments; Education Department, Evangelism, Missions & Development, Wellness Centre, Health Clinic, Farm & Banana Departments, and Mill Department. The medical clinic serves about 4,000 local residents, most of whom live in poverty. Its nurses also hold bush clinics in even more remote regions.
A permanent representative is the head of a diplomatic mission to the United Nations. Of these, the most high-profile UN permanent representatives are those assigned to headquarters in New York City. However, member states also appoint permanent representatives to the other UN offices in Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi.
Many countries call their UN permanent representative UN ambassadors. Although a permanent representative holds the equivalent diplomatic rank of an ambassador (or chief of mission or high commissioner), he or she is accredited to an international organisation, and not to a head of state (as a nation’s ambassador would be) or to a head of government (as a high commissioner would be).
National Assembly of Zambia
Office of the Clerk
The office of the Clerk of the National Assembly is enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia. Article 73 states that “There shall be a Clerk of the National Assembly and such other offices in the department of the Clerk of the National Assembly as may be prescribed by an Act of Parliament.”
The Clerk is the Chief Advisor to the House, the Hon. Mr Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Chairman of Committees. During the sittings, the service of the House itself is maintained by the Clerk and her assistants who sit at the Table of the House. They keep the minutes of proceedings, which are subsequently published as the votes and proceedings. The Clerk is the custodian of all records and documents. She prepares the order or notice paper and any other paper issued in connection with the business of the House.
Republic of Zambia
In the mid-1950’s, Kenneth Kaunda founded the Zambia African National Congress (ZANC), a breakaway from the more conservative African National Congress (ANC), to fight for civil and voting rights for the African population.
ZANC was quickly banned by the colonial authorities, and Kaunda arrested. During his internment, his followers evaded the ban by remoulding the ZANC as the United National Independence Party (UNIP), taking the name from the main platform of its programme.
Kaunda became chairman of the UNIP on his release in 1960. In turn, the UNIP was outlawed but it had caught the popular imagination and political demonstrations spread across the country. The UK accepted the demands and, in January 1964, introduced a new constitution giving the country internal self- government, and organising elections. UNIP emerged as the majority party and proceeded towards independence.
After the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia achieved independence on 24th October, 1964 as the Republic of Zambia.
National Institute of Public Administration
The National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) was established in 1962, initially as a staff training college for the civil service of the then Northern Rhodesia. The decision to establish the college arose out of the perceived dearth of experienced African administrators and skilled personnel, to take over the administration and management of the public service on the country’s attainment of independence on 24th October, 1964. At the time the decision was taken, most, if not all key and strategic positions were occupied by expatriate personnel.
Until 1966, the focus of the college’s programmes was the civil service. However,
conscious of the fact that political independence alone was not adequate to address the aspirations of the people of Zambia, the Government embarked on radical
economic policy reforms.The Government believed that developing and promoting the parastatal sector would enable the people to participate fully in the economic
development of their country.
These developments led to changes in the training requirements of the country, which
influenced the college to broaden the areas of concentration of its training programmes, to take into account the emerging training needs of commerce and
industry. In the light of this new and broader agenda, the name of the college was changed from Staff Training College to National Institute of Public Administration
Therefore, in line with the Public Service Reform Programme (PSRP) introduced in
1993, the Institute was restructured along with other government ministries and
organisations. It underwent various processes from 1993 to 1997, culminating in the enactment of the NIPA Act, No. 15 of 1998 which paved the way for the transformation
of NIPA from a conventional government training institution, into an autonomous and self-financing one.
It began its operations as new NIPA in January, 2000.
- AJPAM Vol XVI, No. 1 • January 2005
United Nations Development Programme
The UNDP was established in Zambia in 1965. In recent years the UNDP has continued to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia in addressing national challenges in the areas of Democratic & Economic Governance, Environment, Gender, and HIV / AIDS. The programmes being implemented throughout the country together with the Government, the UN Family, Cooperating Partners (CPs), Civil Society Organisations and Communities at the grass root level.