Tayali Renders Political Counsel In Weekly Update To Pres. Lungu

Opposition leader Chilufya Tayali has rendered political counsel to President Edgar Lungu on events Zambians would want to immediately forget. Political events in Zambia hit one of the lowest moments with the climax being a diplomatic lapse in which presidential … Continued

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Opposition leader Chilufya Tayali has rendered political counsel to President Edgar Lungu on events Zambians would want to immediately forget. Political events in Zambia hit one of the lowest moments with the climax being a diplomatic lapse in which presidential handlers exposed him to the disrespect of junior South African politicians in Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane. HERE IS HOW TAYALI SUMMARIZED THE WEEK HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST WEEKEND FOR PRESIDENT LUNGU Your Excellence, while you were being captured dozing at the SADC meeting, together with your counterpart, Robert Mugabe, the following happened: Kaizer Zulu and Emmanuel Mwamba were quarreling with some protestors in a foreign land, through the some PF cadres. The protestors were against your dictatorial tendencies because of the obituary arrests for which I am calling for your IG, Kakoma Kanganja because it is due to his incompetence and inefficiency that you were even exposed to danger in Mongu. Anyway, Ba President I love both Kaizer and Emmanuel but what they did to organize those cadres did not help our reputation, if anything, it confirmed your bad governance, especially if you monitored international media. The other thing which happened is that your Information Minister showed a bit of her old self in the manner she quarrelled with Costa Mwansa, over what she really didn’t understand. Ba President, Kampamba Mulenga let you down, since you are such a calm and collected man, which makes some people think you are humble, though I don’t agree with them. Whilst Kampamba was arguing with Costa over manadotory HIV testing Dr. Chitalu Mulenga your Health Minister was backtracking on your policy pronouncement, that it is not mandatory, full consent must be sort from patients. I think I agree with Dr. Chilufya but I blame him for misleading you, I don’t think he explained these technical issues properly to you otherwise you would not have exposed yourself in that manner in public. You may have to check Kalaluka also, the Attorney General, because he ought to have know that that was a breach of human Right which we have signed to as a Country. Attached is a video of Kampamba quarreling with Costa instead of having a good interview explaining your policies with acceptable decorum. I hope you will act on these issues otherwise don’t blame me when I call your governance mediocre and chipatepate. TAYALI – NI TOUCH AND GO! EEP – A NATION IS PEOPLE! 2021 IS OUR TIME – WAPYA BAISA! The post Tayali Renders Political Counsel In Weekly Update To Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Killing of Old People Worry HRC

[Times of Zambia] The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has said the aged are the custodians of traditional and cultural values and should not be victims of killings on suspicions of practising witchcraft.

[Times of Zambia] The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has said the aged are the custodians of traditional and cultural values and should not be victims of killings on suspicions of practising witchcraft.

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Late Shonga Brace Takes Zambia Through

[CAF] Zambia left it until late on Saturday at home to book their place at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after beating South Africa 2-0 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

[CAF] Zambia left it until late on Saturday at home to book their place at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after beating South Africa 2-0 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

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OPINION: Laura Miti Weighs In On Pres. Lungu’s Diplomatic Lapse In Malema, Maimane Summons

Yesterday [Friday], Zambia’s Ambassador to South Africa announced that President Lungu had summoned SA opposition leaders, Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema, to meet him while he was at the SADC summit in Johannesburg. It was something about the President wanting … Continued

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Yesterday [Friday], Zambia’s Ambassador to South Africa announced that President Lungu had summoned SA opposition leaders, Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema, to meet him while he was at the SADC summit in Johannesburg. It was something about the President wanting to speak to them about their interference in our sovereign matters when they called for HH’s release. Like most people, I was shocked at that report. Why would anyone go looking for trouble for the President like that? Well, predictably, the two SA politicians rejected the invitation to meet the President. And again, predictably, the two jumped at the opportunity provided them by the President’s own diplomatic team to insult him for imagining he could summon them. Maimane and Malema of course did not fail to also say what they thought about the President generally. As if that debacle was not enough, by end of day, videos of PF cadres in full party regalia clashing with protestors from other countries, were doing the rounds. The protestors who had listed President Lungu among the presidents whose “dictatorial tendencies†they were calling for an end to also took their chance to hurl insults at the president as they demanded that the PF cadres leave. In short, Emmanuel Mwamba managed to turn the SADC Summit into a veritable dog’s dinner as a diplomatic context. He seems to have totally lost the plot and is repeatedly calling unflattering attention to the President whose image it is his job to build. As for the President himself, surely he knows that Emmanuel is no diplomat. Emmanuel’s real interest seems to be in hard knuckle party politics. So why keep him in the diplomatic service? I honestly think Emmanuel should lose his job for the disaster he created yesterday but then I know that this President does not fire people who beg to be fired. In fact he promotes them. But that is his presidential mandate. What the President can do with Emmanuel if he can’t bear to be without his ability to rubble rouse for him, is move him back home into a position in which he can engage in that acrimonious politics he seems to enjoy. Then there is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harry Kalaba. I have to ask, how did he allow all that yesterday to be even thought of, forget implemented? How did having cadres protesting their support for the President at an International summit in a foreign country seem even mildly rational? How could Emmanuel be allowed to provoke someone with as little restraint as Julius Malema? Simply, is the Minister of Foreign Affairs even in control of what is happening in the SA mission? Did Emmanuel run his little plan by Harry and he said yes, that is clever? Let me just end by advising President Lungu – you need to take a step back and critically look at your presidency. You are President of Zambia and not a candidate in an unending contestation for power. Your obsession with 2021, is allowing you to be led by people like Emmanuel who themselves are thinking of nothing but how they can get themselves into the political positions they really want. My sense is you need to completely change your inner team. They are driving you so off track we can all see you heading into a mighty crash over the abyss. Look at it this way, everything awkward that is happening around your presidency is well predicted by all neutral observers well before it does. It seems everybody knows which puddle you are about to step into except your advisors. In short, they are not earning their cushy salaries. Worse than that, they are turning you into a laughing stock. Change them – for your own good. SOURCE: LAURA MITI FACEBOOK PAGE The post OPINION: Laura Miti Weighs In On Pres. Lungu’s Diplomatic Lapse In Malema, Maimane Summons appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Ready To Dialogue With Anyone

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is set to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all political players. UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma says there are a lot of things that need to be ironed out. Kakoma … Continued

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The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) says it is set to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all political players. UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma says there are a lot of things that need to be ironed out. Kakoma points out the Public Order Act, the need to have a new and independent Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) board, and other challenges in the electoral process. Kakoma says following the release of UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema, the party is set to engage in a meaningful dialogue in order to promote democracy and the rule of law in Zambia. The post UPND Ready To Dialogue With Anyone appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mutati Tells Commercial Banks To Take Advantage Of Reserve Ratio

Finance minister Felix Mutati has advised commercial banks to respond aggressively towards the reduction of the reserve ratio. Mutati says the reduction in policy rates has already started bearing fruits, but the struggle remains on how banks will respond towards … Continued

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Finance minister Felix Mutati has advised commercial banks to respond aggressively towards the reduction of the reserve ratio. Mutati says the reduction in policy rates has already started bearing fruits, but the struggle remains on how banks will respond towards it. He says banks should now be able to bring down the cost of money because they have enough liquidity with the reduced policy rates. Mutati says the reduction, coupled with the tax amnesty is slowly creating the revival of activities in the private sector. He has since described the country’s economy as cheerful as such measures will create jobs and business opportunities. Source: Qfm The post Mutati Tells Commercial Banks To Take Advantage Of Reserve Ratio appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UNZA Allowances About 8, 000 Tuition Defaulters To Write Exams

University of Zambia academic affairs secretary Cornelius Daka has disclosed that all registered students will be allowed to sit for exams provided their sponsors or guardians sign commitment forms to clear the debt. This follows President Edgar Lungu’s intervation in … Continued

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University of Zambia academic affairs secretary Cornelius Daka has disclosed that all registered students will be allowed to sit for exams provided their sponsors or guardians sign commitment forms to clear the debt. This follows President Edgar Lungu’s intervation in the standoff between students and the institution. UNZA management had issued a circular barring students with uncleared tuition fee from sitting for examination. “UNZASU would like to inform the student populace that senate held an emergency meeting yesterday concerning examination and fees and a concordance has been reached, all registered students will be allowed to sit for exams this academic year 2016/2017 provided their sponsor or guardian sign a commitment to complete payment of fees for the affected student, this came as a directive from H.E President Edgar Lungu through the minister of higher education, ladies and gentlemen we have won the battle,†Daka stated. He said results of owing students would be withheld. “We urge students to continue making further payments as results will not be published for students who will still be owing the university at the time of publication, and all graduating students still owing will not be allowed to graduate. We further urge all registered students to collect new identity cards and latest exam slips as they will be used to gain access to exam rooms,†stated Daka. “Furthermore deffered exams will be given to all students that are registered and missed mid-year exams, a deffered exam timetable will be published immediately after the final exams. Lastly we urge all registered students still owing the institution to get in touch with their sponsors and guardians to travel to the University of Zambia and sign commitment forms on their behalf before exams begin in a fortnight to avoid being inconvenienced.†Last month, UNZA management announced that over 8,000 students who were owing the institution about K58 million will not be allowed to sit for exams or access university services. The post UNZA Allowances About 8, 000 Tuition Defaulters To Write Exams appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Letter: Take Caution When Commenting

Good morning Zambia Reports, first and foremost, let me compliment and congratulate you with your online news media publication. No doubt, we lend you our eyes for good purpose. You further deserve our much anticipated attention. Never-the-less, through your platform, … Continued

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Good morning Zambia Reports, first and foremost, let me compliment and congratulate you with your online news media publication. No doubt, we lend you our eyes for good purpose. You further deserve our much anticipated attention. Never-the-less, through your platform, I would like to urge my fellow youths out their to mind the language they express in their comments. It seems each and everytime a political issue is posted on your timeline. There is always a few youths out there, who are overcome by the bigotry of tribalism, unnecessary political dogma and hatred, they always vomit ill comments that likely injure fellow citizens. I would like to politely urge fellow youths to bear in mind that where their freedoms of expression and rights end, marks the beginning of another’s. It is us that can fight this cancer out of society. Otherwise, blaming society, yet forgetting that we are the society that is only aiding us in digging our own mass grave. Let Us Change Our Mentality And Kick Tribalism Out Of Zambia. Mike Chimansa The post Letter: Take Caution When Commenting appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kamanga’s Comments Upset Wedson Nyirenda As Shenko’s Alleged Attempt To Incite Player Boycott Over Allowances Flops

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s comments suggesting the trainer’s job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo’s passage to the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. … Continued

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Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s comments suggesting the trainer’s job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo’s passage to the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament. The unease situation prompted by an article published in the Times of Zambia quoting Kamanga issuing a warning that should Zambia have failed to qualify, Nyirenda and his staff were to be fired. Speculations filtered through after the match that Nyirenda had quit his job on account of lack of support from the FAZ executive committee. Nyirenda’s lads, who were only a goalless or 1-all draw away from qualification after forcing a vital 2-all draw in South Africa last week, went on to qualify to next year’s competition with a 4-2 aggregate scoreline. Nkwazi forward Justin Shonga delivered two goals to give Zambia and Nyirenda’s side a 2-0 home win. But it was the forces against Nyirenda within football circles that dominated Zambia’s build-up to yesterday’s victory. Sources have briefed Zambia Reports that Nyirenda felt let down by Kamanga’s comments as they dealt a huge blow in his morale. According to the sources, Kamanga’s was the last straw to Nyirenda’s level of confidence and his comments suggested he had no backing from his employers. “The coach does not mind criticism because he has been in this business for a long time so he understands what the expectations are. What was upsetting is that some FAZ executive committee members have been working against him. “And on the day of the match, the coach reads comments quoting the FAZ president that he will be fired after the game. Wedson felt that was very unfair of the president,” the source said. The source said if Kamanga wanted to make such comments, he should have done so on a day when the team was not engaged in a crucial match such the one played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium yesterday. What compounded Nyirenda’s frustration were alleged attempts by some FAZ executive committee members led by Mining Rangers owner Elijah Chileshe commonly known as Shenko to incite the players to boycott the crucial match about 72 hours before kick-off. “Can you image, ba Shenko was telling players and coaches ati imwe ninshi muchili mule teyela ifya lutu. Tabamifolesha nokumi folesha [why are you playing for charity when they don’t even pay you]. Teku chita fye boycott [Can’t you boycott?],” the source said. The source added that when the news about Shenko inciting the players filtered to Nyirenda, the coach worked so hard to calm the situation and encouraged the boys to focus on national pride rather than the monetary benefit. “CHAN is developmental, so the boys were told to consider the future and the coach really worked hard to lift their spirits. But when he read the comments attributed to the FAZ president, he was deflated,” the source added. Nyirenda has been subjected to very harsh working conditions that include members of the secretariat sabotaging his schedule and preparatory programmen. “Against Swaziland, the match Zambia was hosting was nearly put off because logistics were not in place. In fact the match commissioner was so upset that he even cancelled a pre-match meeting between the two teams,” the source explained. “They had to arrange another pre-match meeting.” “Wedson is being frustrated by so many people including officials at the FAZ secretariat. It’s really sad. How he has even managed to get good results so far is a mystery because those are not conducive working conditions.” When journalist quizzed Zambia assistant coach Aggrey Chiyangi about speculations Nyirenda had quit after guiding the team to CHAN, the trainer dismissed the reports but gave an answer that confirmed things were not all that rosy in the build up to the win. “I think that [Nyirenda’s resignation] is not true but one thing you should understand is that even coaches are human beings,” Chiyangi said. “When you had a game that is crucial and that game is a do or die game and you are focusing and someone else comes says somethings that don’t make you happy, you are disturbed a bit. But for now this issue of resigning is not there. Whoever said that is just lying.” Nyirenda took over the Chipolopolo job in September last year and has within few months guided a modest Zambian side of little-known starts to the CHAN after finishing second at the COSAFA Senior Castle Cup. The post Kamanga’s Comments Upset Wedson Nyirenda As Shenko’s Alleged Attempt To Incite Player Boycott Over Allowances Flops appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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