Prof. Clive Chirwa Was Professionally Sodomised, says Fisho Mwale

Former Lusaka mayor Fisho Mwale has re-opened the chapter in Professor Clive Chirwa’s sojourn to Zambia. Prof. Chirwa arrived in Zambia with a bang but his political touch could have landed him in hot soup after he had an affair … Continued

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Former Lusaka mayor Fisho Mwale has re-opened the chapter in Professor Clive Chirwa’s sojourn to Zambia. Prof. Chirwa arrived in Zambia with a bang but his political touch could have landed him in hot soup after he had an affair with the MMD, UPND and later PF. His ending was a sad note that ended with criminal prosecution in the Zambian magistrate court. His cousin Fisho has stumbled on some of his aeronautic works and shares the story. SEE BELOW FISHO MWALE’S NARRATION SOMETIMES AM SO PROUD TO BE ZAMBIAN…..last month I flew on Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner and I was amazed at the brightening and darkening windows which like a little boy with a new toy I kept playing with. Little did I know that the invention was by a Cousin of mine , ( I underline cousin to show am related to him) non other than ProfessorClive Chirwa, a scientist Zambia vilified as a criminal and academic impostor. Clive was professionally sodomised by his Zambia Railways board and government. For 3 years he was a “prisoner†in his own country, passport taken away . His NASA credentials or claim to be one of the world’s renown aircraft crash expert did not help. Zambia is not kind to its own heroes. So I called him up when I saw his invention and asked “Cousin was it really you who patented the invention?“ and to my joy and pride he said it was him in partnership with Splice and funded by Boeing. I wanted to ask for a loan from royalties but My chest grew with pride as a Zambian , I could not ask if he will ever come back to help his country. I remember in pain that even people who went to school called him a fraud and yet outside Zambia he is a respected intellectual. The post Prof. Clive Chirwa Was Professionally Sodomised, says Fisho Mwale appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Harry Kalaba Responds to Resignation Calls

Former Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba has broken his silence on the calls for his resignation from some Patriotic Front officials. Kalaba has been on the receiving end of resignation calls from the PF on whose ticket he holds the … Continued

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Former Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba has broken his silence on the calls for his resignation from some Patriotic Front officials. Kalaba has been on the receiving end of resignation calls from the PF on whose ticket he holds the Bahati parliamentary seat. The Bahati lawmaker quit his government job citing corruption. BELOW IS HIS POSTING: SOME PEOPLE HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD MY SILENCE Good Morning Zambia, Yesterday, I promised to share my thoughts with you today and from the overwhelming response I have seen on my wall over the last 24 hours, I can sense a certain kind of positive anticipation about what I was to say. Thank you for your valuable contributions and insights and thank you for your moral support and encouragement. Well, you have all heard the numerous calls from my fellow members of the Patriotic Front for me to resign from the Party if I am man enough. Some of these calls have been made by people I consider to be my brothers and sisters. I have been called all sorts of names and accused of treachery and betrayal simply for having an opinion. Many of those making the allegations or challenging me to quit from the Party are doing so probably with a silent expectation to provoke a reaction from me. This is a failed formula usually adopted by those who resist the rules of mutual engagement and responsible dialogue. But let me put something very straight, I will not attempt to preoccupy myself with proving what God has already established and done. He made me a man and man enough for that matter and I do not need to do anything to prove that. Resigning from the Party is not what will make me a man because I am already a man. I do not subscribe to the simplicity of vindictiveness and possessive aggression. When you choose to consider yourself among men of honour, it is imperative that you should treasure the difficulty inherent in remaining silent even when provoked beyond measure. Being sober minded and understanding the call on your life comes at a price. Those who are not prepared to pay the price opt out and resort to incessant and volatile utterances that more often than not just end up demeaning them. I’m not quiet because there isn’t a lot to talk about or reveal. There is actualy a lot. I can choose to talk about so many things in similar fashion to what Zambia has now become accustomed to but that approach has clearly and unquestionably failed before and has done very little to change the circumstances of you our people. In this regard, I am silent because in the silence of reflection, inspiration dawns – inspiration, which is often held in position by the strands of temperance and by its nature holds the promise of real and practical impact. We have all come to learn that those who choose to talk at the slightest of provocation are often admonished and mistaken for glorious chatter-machines; why then should we pursue those who elect self-restraint and measured aggression even when provoked and insulted? What shall it profit this country if our leaders choose to abandon their solemn duties and elect to spend government time dancing on the fortunes of negligence? What shall it profit this country if leaders, in the apparent disregard for the timelessness of time, elect to use their precious time inducing aggression in the minds of those who must be helped to understand the virtues of free expression? Why should difference of professional opinion mean the same thing as the end of brotherhood? This is the kind of politics we all must rise against. I made a choice to leave my cabinet portfolio not because I decided to make enemies of all my brothers and sisters in the Party and Government. Most of them are still my brothers and sisters even if we may differ in the interpretation of issues. Those who want me to become a talking – Tom even for no just cause have no care for this country and its people. I will simply not be tempted. I elect solemn silence, observation and reflection, over the prospect of forever singing soprano on the platform of public relevance. God bless you all, always. The post Harry Kalaba Responds to Resignation Calls appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nyirenda Warns Against Complacency

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says his team will not go to sleep after having beaten Uganda 3-1 in their opening Group B match at the African Nations Championship (CHAN). And Uganda coach Sebastian Desabre said it was not easy for … Continued

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Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says his team will not go to sleep after having beaten Uganda 3-1 in their opening Group B match at the African Nations Championship (CHAN). And Uganda coach Sebastian Desabre said it was not easy for him to chalk up a victory after having taken over the Cranes job in the last 10 days. During a post-match press conference, Nyirenda said the 3-1 win over Uganda was behind and would now focus on the next two matches. “Winning today is just the first game, we cannot go to sleep and think we have already qualified. We have three points apiece with Namibia and the race is still open,†said Nyirenda. “This is a marathon, which means we all have two games to go, therefore we can only think about being qualified after playing the third game.†He added: “We are not going to relax, I believe the way Uganda is playing, and we should not be surprised to find them qualifying because we have seen the way they are playing. Any other team can qualify.†The coach paid tribute to his players for having withstood the bombardment from the Cranes in the first half. “The first half was all for Uganda, they controlled the game. They played very well, well organized and they kept the shape. We were nowhere to be seen,†he said. “My team did not believe in themselves in the first 20 minutes. Uganda could have scored in the first 10 minutes. We showed some character we did not concede in the first 10 minutes,†he said. Nyirenda also paid glowing tribute to Kambole who made his competitive debut in Chipolopolo colours. “There is nothing that gives a coach a lot of pleasure than when you believe in a player and you give him a chance and he responds in such a way. I think this is a big plus even to the other players,†said Wada of Kambole. “This is his debut, he scored us a beauty of a goal in a friendly against Orlando Pirates last week. The boy is building his confidence more and more. All we need as coaches is to believe in what we see. The young man has a lot to show to this world.†Kambole was named Man of the Match after having scored a goal and provided an assist for the second goal to crown a dream debut. Zambia took command of Group B with a 3-1 win that saw goals from Kambole, Augustine Mulenga and Fackson Kapumbu cancel out Derrick Nsibambi’s goal for Uganda. Zambia will next face Ivory Coast on Thursday in the second group match before concluding their pool matches next Monday. In the other Group B match Namibia stunned Ivory Coast whom they beat 1-0. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Nyirenda Warns Against Complacency appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chipolopolo In New Kit At CHAN

The Zambia national team this morning trained in the new KoPa kit at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco. Zambia is expected to don the new KoPa kit which is a Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) own branded kit. … Continued

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The Zambia national team this morning trained in the new KoPa kit at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco. Zambia is expected to don the new KoPa kit which is a Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) own branded kit. FAZ opted for own branding after having terminated the contract with Singaporean firm Mafro. The new strip will be available in white, green and the traditional copper attire. Zambia’s official playing kit will be unveiled on Sunday during the opening fixture against Uganda. The game will be played at 21:15 hours (Zambian time) and will be live on pay television channel SuperSport. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Chipolopolo In New Kit At CHAN appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Toll Gate Revenue Hit K667 Million In 2017 – Political Activist

The debate on how much the National Road Fund Agency has made from toll gates is misplaced and a misrepresentation of facts, says young political activist Edmond Mbanga Miti. Miti says Zambia raised about K667 million from toll gate revenue … Continued

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The debate on how much the National Road Fund Agency has made from toll gates is misplaced and a misrepresentation of facts, says young political activist Edmond Mbanga Miti. Miti says Zambia raised about K667 million from toll gate revenue not the K560 million announced by the minister of infrastructure. Miti said it was wrong for people to deliberately misconstrue information so as to damage the names of innocent people. He said the information making rounds on social media on how much was made in 2016 from toll gates lack basic understanding and is made to misinform the public. Miti explained that the figures being quoted are for the period between the time the first toll gate was opened and 2016 and not for the year 2016. He challenged the public to counter check the figures for the toll fees target for 2017 in the 2017 budget as pronounced by the minister of Finance during the presentation of the budget in 2016. “Two days ago I read a story online about how much National Road Fund Agency had raised for the year 2017 in Comparison to the previous year 2016, what saddened me was the level of laziness some of these online media houses exhibited and worse still how gullible Zambians at large can be, so I took time to investigate the actual figures as a concerned citizen and this is what I found from my simple walk to national road fund agency HQ offices,” said Miti. “Why can’t people take time to counter check or investigate the actual figures so that they can be talking from an informed position? It is simple for one to a research or better still take a simple walk to NRFA HQ and find out the truth as opposed to telling lies and injuring innocent individuals that are entrusted to run the affairs of our institutions.” Below is a tabulation of the monies raised from toll gates as of 2013/14 as compiled by Miti. -Toll fees raised in 2016 was K460.0 Million -Toll fees raised in 2017 Is K667.0 Million -Targeted Toll fees for 2017 according to the 2017 Yellow Book (National Budget) was K682.0 Million. Meaning NRFA almost met the target for 2017 but only missed it by K15 Million, which according to me isn’t bad. – Toll fees for the years 2013 – 2016 was K1.1 Billion. The K560.0 million that was reported by the minister of Infrastructure development was actually for the first 3 quarters of 2017. The above are the actually figures not what was reported on social media by some political propagandists whose only intention is to bring embarrassment to their government all in the name of playing politics. The post Toll Gate Revenue Hit K667 Million In 2017 – Political Activist appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Officials Flirting With NDC Face Disciplinary Action

The Patriotic Front on the Copperbelt has slapped charges on provincial vice IPS Kelvin Sinyangwe and provincial youth Secretary Christopher Kalenge for gross misconduct and allegedly putting the name of the party in disrepute following revelations they were flirting with … Continued

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The Patriotic Front on the Copperbelt has slapped charges on provincial vice IPS Kelvin Sinyangwe and provincial youth Secretary Christopher Kalenge for gross misconduct and allegedly putting the name of the party in disrepute following revelations they were flirting with the opposition National Democratic Congress. According to a disciplinary charge letters signed by Copperbelt Province chairman Steven Kainga, Sinyangwe has been charged after his photos of a private meeting with NDC founder Mwenya Musenge leaked on social media. The letter further indicates that being a person who holds a sensitive position in the party structures, Sinyangwe has been directed to stop carrying out any party duties until further notes. It reads that his activities as observed from the photos compromises his standing thereby putting the party into ridicule and disrepute. Sinyangwe has been given seven days to exculpate himself as to why the party should not take action against his activities. Last week Sinyangwe’s private photos with NDC founder Mwenya Musenge leaked and raised a lot of issues with regards to his standing in the Party. Meanwhile, the ruling party has slapped charges on Kalenge for allegedly working with former foreign affairs Minister Harry Kalaba. The letter has stated that Kalenge has not heeded to advice on several occasions concerning his activities with the Bahati parliamentarian. Kalenge has been asked to with immediate stop carrying out any duties in the party until further notice. The post PF Officials Flirting With NDC Face Disciplinary Action appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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CBU Workers Snub State House Aide

Unionised workers at the Copperbelt University yesterday snubbed State House political advisor Kazier Zulu and Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu when a meeting was called to find a solution to problems affecting the institution. Mpundu summoned the Unionised Workers at … Continued

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Unionised workers at the Copperbelt University yesterday snubbed State House political advisor Kazier Zulu and Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu when a meeting was called to find a solution to problems affecting the institution. Mpundu summoned the Unionised Workers at the Kitwe City Council to meet state officials and help resolve the impasse at the Copperbelt University. The District Commissioner was however angered to learn that the Unionised workers had refused to attend the organised meeting. In addressing the media, Mpundu said the behaviour exhibited by the Unionised Workers was disappointing and will not be condoned in the district. “We had informed them that we meet here on a neutral ground to help address the issues but am disappointed that they have decided to stay away from this meeting. This behaviour will not be allowed because we will be forced to take action against such indiscipline behaviour,” Mpundu said. He said the district was faced with a number of challenges among them the possible cholera outbreak and it was disappointing that despite finding time to meet them, the unionised workers decided to stay away. Meanwhile, Presidential advisor Kaizar Zulu who at the venue of the meeting issued instructions on the phone that the workers be punished for their behaviour. However, the unionised workers said any meeting called by authorities was not important to them because they had laid their demands on the table. Worker’s representative Dr. Derrick Ntalasha said the workers had demanded the resignation of Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma. “We asked them to come here [CBU premises] where the problem is. Why call us when the problem is here. We have given our position, Professor Ngoma must go! Nothing else,” Dr Ntalasha said. The post CBU Workers Snub State House Aide appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Change Bad Perception Of The Judiciary, Pres. Lungu Tells New Judges

President Edgar Lungu has urged newly sworn in judges to change the perception of the judiciary saying this is possible if officers of a critical arm of governance were selective in their company. President Lungu swore in Justice Mwiinde Siavwapa, … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has urged newly sworn in judges to change the perception of the judiciary saying this is possible if officers of a critical arm of governance were selective in their company. President Lungu swore in Justice Mwiinde Siavwapa, Justice Betty Mwaka Majula, and Justice Petronella Chama Mwitwa-Ngulube as Judges of the Court of Appeals today. The Head of State also swore in Justice Conceptor Chinyanwa Zulu as a High Court Judge. “I understand that people have raised concerns with the manner in which the Judiciary has conducted itself. I urge judges to change the bad perception that has been painted over the years. “This can be done if the judges stop socializing with people perceived to be of bad conduct in society and be selective in your contacts,” he said it a brief statement on his social media page. President Lungu reminded the judges of their duty to guard the integrity and independence of the judiciary through their conduct when delivering justice. The post Change Bad Perception Of The Judiciary, Pres. Lungu Tells New Judges appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Official Slams Cadres In Luapula Demanding Kalaba’s Resignation

Patriotic Front Kitwe District PF vice information publicity secretary Gift Kalumba has slammed Patriotic Front demanding that Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba resigns from his parliamentary position. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, … Continued

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Patriotic Front Kitwe District PF vice information publicity secretary Gift Kalumba has slammed Patriotic Front demanding that Bahati Member of Parliament Harry Kalaba resigns from his parliamentary position. In an audio posted on one of the Patriotic Front WhatsApp groups, Kalumba expressed disappointment that the ruling party is spending so much time to discuss the resignation of Kalaba instead of discussing developmental issues. Kalumba said the resignation of Kalaba from government should not shake the party because he has maintained that he will remain a member of the party. He said the party should differentiate Kalaba’s resignation and applaud him for his works in creating a better image of Zambia. “Kalaba has not resigned from the PF, has never, not even a single time denounced any portion of the party objectives or policies. He has respected the party and still remains a strong member. You people criticizing Kalaba are a shame to the country’s political democratic dispensation. The man has just left government and not the party, obviously he does not agree to certain things,†Kalumba said in the audio. He said “why should people be asking Kalaba to resign. when Davies Mwila resigned from government as deputy minister of Defence, did anyone of you ask him to resign from the party? Today he is the Secretary General of the party, for example when a prefect resigns from his position, does he stop being a pupil? Or when [Felix] Mutati decides to resign will you ask him to resign from the party as well? We need to be serious†“You hypocrites are making us upset, you are the same people supporting UPND. Your thoughts are so pathetic. Some of you were with Guy Scott when Edgar Lungu was becoming president, so don’t bore us such petty calls.†Kalaba resigned last week citing corruption in the ruling party with the decision sending shock waves among faithfuls. The post PF Official Slams Cadres In Luapula Demanding Kalaba’s Resignation appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chiteme Not Suitable For National Planning Role – PF Official

A Patriotic Front official in Ndola is surprised that President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning and Development. He said President Edgar Lungu should have replaced fired Lucky Mulusa with a … Continued

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A Patriotic Front official in Ndola is surprised that President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning and Development. He said President Edgar Lungu should have replaced fired Lucky Mulusa with a technocrat who can plan well and ensure better implementation of the 7th National Development Plan. He added that Alexander Chiteme should have first been tested to head the Copperbelt Province rather than rushing him to such a ministry that requires a technocrat. “I am not trying to be naive or downgrade Chiteme. He is a friend. I know him very well but that Ministry is too much for him. Chiteme is new in this game he needed more time to mature politically, we have a lot of senior members in our party who could have deserved that Ministry,†the official said. “The President may be building his own team but such timing is wrong. I hope that this won’t bring back the confusion we saw between him and Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, remember that caucus committee called Copperbelt Members of Parliament headed by Chiteme? Hope this doesn’t come back, because we need development not fighting.†He however stated that the appointment of Joseph Malanji was timely and although he was also another former MMD Member. “Our party has lost it because as we speak it is MMD in charge now. That is why you see senior members of the PF speaking out in the manner they are talking, they are frustrated,” the official said. Kwacha MP Malanji was appointed foreign affairs minister replacing Harry Kalaba who quit citing corruption. The post Chiteme Not Suitable For National Planning Role – PF Official appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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