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Report on Global week of Action 2005 concert in Chipata

Susan Mwape

16 April 2005

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Saturday 16th April 2005, was a big day for Organisation Development and Community Management Trust (ODCMT) and the people of the eastern province, as it marked the end of the Global Week of Action. The Global Week of Action was a week when global Trade Campaigns were emphasised. In Zambia, the ODCMT with support from Christian Aid held its major events; a match past, a musical concert and signature mobilisation campaign in the Eastern Province.

ODCMT's campaign team from Lusaka included all members of staff and representatives from its partner organisations which included One World Africa, Civil Society Trade Network of Zambia, Green Living Movement, Zambia Council for Social Development, Social Economic Literacy Development Club (SELIDEC), Twikantane Womens Nutrition Group and a representative from Christian Aid. Others came from media houses which included Qfm radio, Monitor Newspaper and the Green Time News Paper. Musicians like Red Linso, Chiko Chali and Chax were on board with the team which left Lusaka on Friday 15th April 2005, for a nine hours' drive and got to chipata at 6pm (18:00hrs). Meanwhile the Muvi Posse; James Chamanyazi, Saga, Shamack, Cha and solo left Lusaka on Thursday at 03:00am to make sure that everything was in place ahead of the big day.

Campaigners marching to the David Kaunda Stadium
Campaigners marching to the David Kaunda Stadium

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