Chaile Backs Cancellation Of UPND Rally Over Cholera Threats

Opposition leader Radical Revolutionary Party (RRP) leader Vincent Chaile has backed government’s decision to cancel the UPND rally that was due to take place in Kanyama yesterday. Chaile said the Cholera threat was real and holding a rally in Kanyama … Continued

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Opposition leader Radical Revolutionary Party (RRP) leader Vincent Chaile has backed government’s decision to cancel the UPND rally that was due to take place in Kanyama yesterday. Chaile said the Cholera threat was real and holding a rally in Kanyama would have been an oversight. “Let’s not be emotional as to why UPND rally which was supposed to take place in Kanyama has been cancelled…as much as we are in opposition I think that was a serious over sight from the police.. “It’s unfortunate that the petition might have come from our comrade Tayali but he has a point…lets bear in mind that life is more important than politics. “We are all in politics with a sole purpose of improving the life of our people but it would have made more sense If such a caution came from medical personal or ministry of health,” he said. The post Chaile Backs Cancellation Of UPND Rally Over Cholera Threats appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND’S Kasonso Puts Mulusa On The Spot

Solwezi West UPND Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso Friday morning put National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa on the spot asking him to explain why the state of infrastructure is still poor yet the province is contributing about 8% to … Continued

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Solwezi West UPND Member of Parliament Teddy Kasonso Friday morning put National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa on the spot asking him to explain why the state of infrastructure is still poor yet the province is contributing about 8% to the country’s GDP. Kasonso wanted to know how the ministry is sidelining the province despite contributing well to the country’s GDP. The parliamentarian who seemed emotional had no kind words for his fellow north westerner. “Can tell us why the province has remained in that state, the province is contributing significantly to the national development†Kasonso said. But in response, National Development Planning Minister Lucky Mulusa however could not hide his emotional as he went on to challenge the Parliamentarian who once served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries under the MMD government what he did while he served in government. “But as a rider may I say, madam speaker, that Honourable Kasonso you served in government what did you do about North Western province?†Mulusa asked. However, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Catherin Namugala guided “Honourable Minister not that route you are in government now†Mulusa explained that the Patriotic Front government has been forced to fast track developmental projects that were scheduled for another phase. He explained that the upgrading of roads in North Western Province were scheduled for 2022 under phase two but the Head of State saw if fit to squeeze them under phase one. “The President has frequently visited North Western Province than anywhere else, and when he visited them the cry number one was on the Solwezi-Chingola Road. That road was not even in phase 1 of the link Zambia 8,000. If it was left under phase two that was only going to be worked on in 2022. He said all the township roads have been pushed into phase one due to the province’s contribution to the national budget and development in general. “The President realised that North Western Province is contributing 33% to funding the budget which Honourable Felix Mutati pronounced at the end of last month, and what did he do, he went around and commissioned township roads throughout the province, and even the trunk road, Mushondamo – Solwezi, Kasempa – Mumbwa, Kasempa – Kaoma and Mwinilunga – Jimbe roads,†he said. The post UPND’S Kasonso Puts Mulusa On The Spot appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Paramount Chief Mpezeni Vows Never to Go to State House

Paramount Chief Mpezeni has given up on going to State House complaining that President Edgar Lungu’s aides treat him like trash. The traditional leader said that his efforts to seek audience with President Lungu has been met with resistance from … Continued

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Paramount Chief Mpezeni has given up on going to State House complaining that President Edgar Lungu’s aides treat him like trash. The traditional leader said that his efforts to seek audience with President Lungu has been met with resistance from State House aides who have been blocking him. He said that he has been turned away on more than four occasions leading him to vow never to ever go to State House. Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s complaint is consistent with complaints from various stakeholders about being blocked from meeting President Lungu by aides that prefer charging people for meeting the Head of State. Catholic Bishops were earlier this year forced to issue a stinging press statement on the state of the nation after having been denied access to President Lungu to air their grievances. The traditional leader said that he had wanted to meet President Lungu to bring to his attention some of the challenges his subjects were facing in his chiefdom. He said that he was saddened that State House aides had a very low opinion of traditional leaders. The traditional leader said that his subjects had issues with the manner agriculture policies were being implements with farmers that supplied maize to the Food Reserve Agency yet to be paid. The post Paramount Chief Mpezeni Vows Never to Go to State House appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Kanyama Rally On This Sunday

The Zambia Police has granted the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) the right to hold a political rally in Kanyama on Sunday. Contrary to fears that they would be denied the right to address their supporters, the Zambia … Continued

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The Zambia Police has granted the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) the right to hold a political rally in Kanyama on Sunday. Contrary to fears that they would be denied the right to address their supporters, the Zambia police has permitted the rally to go on that will be held at Twashuka Grounds. The UPND has often raised dust over being denied the right to hold public rallies by the police using the Public Order Act. The post UPND Kanyama Rally On This Sunday appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Pray For Dr. Nevers Mumba, Nakachinda Urges MMD Members

MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda has called on party members across the country to take advantage of the National Day of Prayers and pray for their former leader Nevers Mumba so that he can find himself. Speaking when he featured … Continued

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MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda has called on party members across the country to take advantage of the National Day of Prayers and pray for their former leader Nevers Mumba so that he can find himself. Speaking when he featured on Mellenium Radio Mr Nakacinda said the former party president was lost and needed to find himself hence the need for members to take advantage of the Day of National Prayer and remember the embattled former vice president in their prayers. Nakacinda also encouraged Dr Mumba to use the day to reflect, pray and try to find himself as opposed to shunning the event. And Mr Nakacinda has said the event today is a non partisan  which should not be politicised. He said all well meaning citizens should attend the event as it provides citizens with an opportunity to dialogue with one another. And on the accusations by Chishimba Kambwili that MMD had taken over PF hence the increment in taxes by government the MMD CEO said his party had ignored talking about the expelled PF Roan MP because they realise that “if you tango with a pig in the mud you will end up regretting but the pig will enjoy the ride.” He said the outspoken MP had deliberately chosen to ignore the facts that have led to the increment in a number of taxes to gain political mileage by insinuating that it is the MMD who had increased them. He called on Zambians to stop getting excited when individuals dish out insults in the name of doing checks and balances on those in government but instead examine the facts on the issues the individuals are bringing out. On the Cholera outbreak that has broken out in some compounds in the capital city Nakacinda called on the city authorities to quickly constitute a team that would ensure that the outbreak is averted before it spreads. He said the City Mayor Willson Kalumba should quickly ensure that sanitary conditions are improved before the disease becomes a national disaster. Nakacinda was responding to a caller who called in from Malapodi complaining that the compound has been hit by a Cholera out-break and that the compound has been hit by serious series water shortages a situation which has exacerbated the cholera situation in the area. The post Pray For Dr. Nevers Mumba, Nakachinda Urges MMD Members appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UNZA ‘Monks’ to Vacate Ruins

The University of Zambia has announced drastic changes to the accommodation structure at the institution with the exclusive male residence known as the ruins now expected to house females. UNZA public relations officer Damaseke Chibale said that the move would … Continued

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The University of Zambia has announced drastic changes to the accommodation structure at the institution with the exclusive male residence known as the ruins now expected to house females. UNZA public relations officer Damaseke Chibale said that the move would ease the ease with which demonstrations were fanned at the ruins by students. “Management of the University of Zambia has noticed with great concern that over the years, most riots are organised in the exclusive male students’ residence, mainly referred to as Ruins,†Chibale stated. “Further, the behaviour of the male exclusive residents tend to be hostile towards female members of the public who include students, staff and visitors of the university. To moderate this unfriendly behaviour, management has decided to give the front hostels of International, President, Kwacha and Africa to female students on the swap basis.†The statement adds: “This means that all male students who were accommodated in the earmarked hostels would be taken to New Residence hostels to occupy rooms left by female students who will be taken to old residence hostels. It should be emphasized here that no student involved in this rearrangement would lose his/ her accommodation.” The post UNZA ‘Monks’ to Vacate Ruins appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zaffico Exports ‘Stolen’ Timber

Timber trader Kumbukilani Phiri has cried foul over Zaffico’s decision to export a commodity that is still in dispute. Phiri, owner of Owner of Green Lake Zambia Limited & Legacy Sawmills Limited, argues that Zaffico should not be exporting the … Continued

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Timber trader Kumbukilani Phiri has cried foul over Zaffico’s decision to export a commodity that is still in dispute. Phiri, owner of Owner of Green Lake Zambia Limited & Legacy Sawmills Limited, argues that Zaffico should not be exporting the timber that is in dispute. “Despite the spirited fight we put up and my appeal to the President through the open letter, our timber has been taken by ZAFFICO to be sold and exported to their clients,” he writes. See the full article in the screenshot The post Zaffico Exports ‘Stolen’ Timber appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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PF Youths Petition Speaker to Constitute Medical Board Against Kambwili

Some Patriotic Front youths provided some side entertainment when they handed a petition to parliament questioning the mental faculties of expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili. The youth led by a Munir Zulu demanded that the Speaker of the … Continued

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Some Patriotic Front youths provided some side entertainment when they handed a petition to parliament questioning the mental faculties of expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili. The youth led by a Munir Zulu demanded that the Speaker of the National Assembly constitutes a medical board to examine the mental health of Kambwili. There was no sign of police officers to break up the marchers at parliament buildings as did the group that was protesting the purchase of the 42 fire tenders at US$42 million. The petition was received by Chitambo MP Remember Mutale who promised to hand it over to the Speaker of the National Assembly for action. Kambwili has been on the ruling party’s case since been expelled and has made it his pre-occupation to verbally brutalize President Edgar Lungu and his government. The post PF Youths Petition Speaker to Constitute Medical Board Against Kambwili appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Muvi TV Leads The Way In Private Station

Some people thought it to be insanity when a Zambian started the first privately owned commercial TV station (Muvi TV) in Zambia 15 years ago. Look how many more TV stations have been birthed after Muvi TV. We led the … Continued

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Some people thought it to be insanity when a Zambian started the first privately owned commercial TV station (Muvi TV) in Zambia 15 years ago. Look how many more TV stations have been birthed after Muvi TV. We led the way. It didn’t even make sense to some people when Muvi TV became the first TV station to air Telenovelas. We set the trend, others have imitated the trend. It also didn’t make sense for some people, when Muvi TV foresaw the digital migration way before it was even a topic of discussion anywhere. But look where everyone is today. It is not making sense to some people now that Muvi TV has it’s own decoder. Just wait and see where everyone will be. Who will control the rates of subscription in the country, if everyone is on one box? Do these others have the capacity to carry Muvi TV which now has over 30 channels? No one thought Zambians could make their own Movies until MUVI premiered the Lawyer, no one thought Zambians would watch a daily soap in vernacular until MUVI created Banja,no one thought Zambians could make reality show run daily non stop for 4 months until MUVI made beads and lipsticks, no one thought Zambia can build it’s own celebrities , this is where superstars are born …… The post Letter: Muvi TV Leads The Way In Private Station appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Cholera Cases Reach 17 in Lusaka

Lusaka has been hit by a cholera outbreak with merely the first signs of rain. The cholera incidences have reached 17 with two more cases reported in Lusaka’s Kanyama Township. Cholera in Zambia is an annual problem although the public … Continued

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Lusaka has been hit by a cholera outbreak with merely the first signs of rain. The cholera incidences have reached 17 with two more cases reported in Lusaka’s Kanyama Township. Cholera in Zambia is an annual problem although the public may be concerned that with barely the rain season commencing the capital city has already fallen The patients are admitted at the Kanyama Cholera Centre with the disease having broken out on October 4. The affected are Chipata, Mazyopa, Kabanana and Kanyama Townships. The post Cholera Cases Reach 17 in Lusaka appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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