Divisions Emerge In Chingola Council

Divisions have emerged in the Chingola Municipal Council with the Deputy Mayor George Kampamba being linked to the yet to be registered Harry Kalaba party. Kampamba a once upon a time close friend to Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo, has been … Continued

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Divisions have emerged in the Chingola Municipal Council with the Deputy Mayor George Kampamba being linked to the yet to be registered Harry Kalaba party. Kampamba a once upon a time close friend to Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo, has been accused of being disrespectful to his senior and is alleged to be holding dark corner meetings with other councillors. The Chingola Central Ward councillor is alleged to have been causing confusion by undermining Tembo during meetings as he organises Harry Kalaba’s passage in the once cleanest town in Zambia. “We are aware of his activities I am one person he has approached but I have told him am not interested, you see the way he is treating the Mayor who single handedly made him Deputy Mayor is shocking. “Most of us are aware that he has been holding meetings with Honourable Harry Kalaba, but because I know Honourable Kalaba’s standing in the Party I have taken a distance,” one of the councillors said. He said it was shameful that Kampamba during a full Council rose on a point of order against His Worship the Mayor of Chingola while seated on the same table in front. “It shocked all of us because such a thing has never happened and it was embarrassing to the Mayor that one among them was rising on a point of order when such issues could have been addressed in the office before coming to the chamber,” he stated. He said, “the Mayor was shocked to learn that Kampamba has been collecting signatures from other Councillors to discipline two councillors, Benson Tonge and Brian Banda of Nsansa and Kabundu Wards respectively.” The post Divisions Emerge In Chingola Council appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Commonwealth Warm Up To Locally Championed Dialogue

Vice President Inonge Wina has given insight on her meeting with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland. The meeting on the side-lines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit gave insight on the state of the never-ending national dialogue. Wina said … Continued

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Vice President Inonge Wina has given insight on her meeting with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland. The meeting on the side-lines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit gave insight on the state of the never-ending national dialogue. Wina said that the Commonwealth stands with the government position that dialogue should be spearheaded by a local body. The revelation may not sit well with the opposition UPND that has been running to the Commonwealth at every turn of grievance. “We briefed her on the Zambian stance regarding the dialogue process on the role the Commonwealth should play or not play. She has accepted that the dialogue should be carried through Inter Party Dialogue and they will be asked if they will need to play a role,†Wina said. The dialogue process was ignited by the Commonwealth Secretary General after having brokered the release of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema from prison over a treason charge. Scotland spelt out a roadmap that had Professor Ibrahim Gambari as chief envoy but the process seems to have broken down following a dispute over who should lead it. President Edgar Lungu has said that his team is agreeable to the dialogue process only if it is spearheaded by the local body while his political adversaries in the UPND are looking to a foreign force to oversee the dialogue process. The post Commonwealth Warm Up To Locally Championed Dialogue appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Take Rogan Case to the UN

The opposition UPND’s obsession with taking their matters beyond the borders of Zambia has taken them to the United Nations over their grievance with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative Janet Rogan. UPND president has written to the United … Continued

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The opposition UPND’s obsession with taking their matters beyond the borders of Zambia has taken them to the United Nations over their grievance with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative Janet Rogan. UPND president has written to the United Nations General Secretary Antonio Gutirrez that complaining about the alleged misconduct of Rogan whom they have been throwing mad at every opportunity. Hichilema wants the United Nations to discipline Rogan for allegedly sitting on part of the post 2016 general elections report. The UPND has unleashed its machinery on Rogan whose defences as a diplomat are vulnerable. The post UPND Take Rogan Case to the UN appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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RTAs Claim 400 People In 3 Months

The Zambia Police Service has disclosed that about 400 people died in 7,247 road traffic accidents recorded in the first three months of 2018. The 7,247 accidents recorded in the first quarter of 2018 represent an increase of 179 accidents … Continued

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The Zambia Police Service has disclosed that about 400 people died in 7,247 road traffic accidents recorded in the first three months of 2018. The 7,247 accidents recorded in the first quarter of 2018 represent an increase of 179 accidents compared to 7,068 road traffic accidents recorded during the same period in 2017. Exact number of deaths stand at 396 but the figures could be more if unaccounted deaths were factored. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says of the total number of accident recorded this year, 340 were fatal in which 396 people died compared to 480 deaths recorded in 343 fatal road traffic accidents during the first quarter of 2017. Katongo says this shows a decrease by 84 persons killed when compared to last year in the same period. She says 1,147 were serious road traffic accidents in which 673 persons were seriously injury during the period under review as compared to 1,187 persons seriously injured in 637 serious road traffic accidents recorded during the same period in 2017. Katongo adds that 1,960 people sustained minor injuries in 1,578 slight road traffic accidents during the first quarter of 2018 compared to 2,265 persons slightly injured in 1,264 slight road traffic accidents in the same period in 2017. She adds that the total number of casualties in the first quarter of 2018 is 3, 503 as compared to 3, 932 casualties in 2017. The post RTAs Claim 400 People In 3 Months appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Frank Bwalya Seeks Agric, Mining Opportunities For Zambia

Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia Frank Bwalya says Zambia’s standing in the international community has continued to rise owing to the good leadership of President Edgar Lungu. Bwalya made these remarks in a closed door meeting with Australia’s Governor General … Continued

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Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia Frank Bwalya says Zambia’s standing in the international community has continued to rise owing to the good leadership of President Edgar Lungu. Bwalya made these remarks in a closed door meeting with Australia’s Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove before he presented his credentials at Government House in Canberra today. He says President Lungu’s commitment to develop Zambia and offer its people a more dignified life needed to be matched with innovative economic diplomacy. Meanwhile, Bwalya says his tour of duty in Australia will be anchored on three pillars of education, agriculture and mining as ably guided by President Lungu. This is contained in a statement issued to QTV News by Press Secretary at Zambia’s high commission in Australia Godfrey Mulungushi. The post Frank Bwalya Seeks Agric, Mining Opportunities For Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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John Deere and Opportunity International Announce Competition for Digital Solutions to Farming

The following press release was distributed by Opportunity International: To commemorate a century of innovation in tractors, Opportunity International partner John Deere is hosting the John Deere ICT4D Application Development Competition to improve access to tractors for African farmers. They’re … Continued

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The following press release was distributed by Opportunity International: To commemorate a century of innovation in tractors, Opportunity International partner John Deere is hosting the John Deere ICT4D Application Development Competition to improve access to tractors for African farmers. They’re inviting developers from Africa to build the digital solutions that will shape the next century. Making use of agriculture and technology in creative and unconventional ways will help improve access to affordable mechanization services for smallholder farmers in Africa. This is important because the majority of the world’s poor share one profession: farming. Addressing the needs of smallholder farmers will have a long-term impact on poverty. The World Bank estimates that agricultural development is “two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the very poor than growth in other sectors.†Not only is this a high-impact sector, it’s also a large one. Farmers account for more than 30 percent of the global working-age population, and most of them live in poor countries. For example, Africa is home to a quarter of the world’s farmland, but generates only 10 percent of all crops produced globally. In Opportunity’s experience, most African farmers are operating at just 40 percent of their potential capacity. Crop production remains low because the majority of food producers are smallholder farmers who lack access to financial services, farming inputs such as improved seeds and fertilizers, agricultural training, fair crop markets, and mechanization, to transition from subsistence farming to economically and commercially active farming. We expect the competition to help shape and develop solutions for African farmers. It’s an important challenge that will have an impact on Africa. Since teamwork is a big part of what has made John Deere successful, they are looking for applications from teams of three (3) to five (5) people, with at least one female, to register and compete. Winners will be featured at the ICT4D 2018 Conference, attended by technology leaders from around the world. An esteemed team of judges will select (3) three finalists and announce the winning teams at the ICT4D 2018 Conference to be held in Lusaka, Zambia. The winning teams will receive USD$2,000, USD$1,000, and USD$500 for first, second and third place respectively. Applications are due here by April 19, 2018. The post John Deere and Opportunity International Announce Competition for Digital Solutions to Farming appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zanaco in Mission Impossible

[Times of Zambia] Zanaco have a near impossible task of qualifying to the group stage of the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup as they today to overturn a 2-0 deficit away to Raja Casablanca tonight at the Stade Mohammad V.

[Times of Zambia] Zanaco have a near impossible task of qualifying to the group stage of the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup as they today to overturn a 2-0 deficit away to Raja Casablanca tonight at the Stade Mohammad V.

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Financial Scandals in Ministries Continue

[Times of Zambia] Over the past few years, the Auditor-General’s Report has been revealing glaring financial impropriety in a number of Government Ministries involving millions of tax payers’ money.

[Times of Zambia] Over the past few years, the Auditor-General's Report has been revealing glaring financial impropriety in a number of Government Ministries involving millions of tax payers' money.

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Zambia Education Minister Challenges Scientists, Researchers

[Times of Zambia] Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo has challenged scientists and researchers in the Southern African Development Community region to simplify and make public their findings and solutions to climate change.

[Times of Zambia] Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo has challenged scientists and researchers in the Southern African Development Community region to simplify and make public their findings and solutions to climate change.

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