OPINION: Numbers Indicate PF Still Stronger than UPND

The second round of by-elections have flown past with a less than convincing result to help the opposition United Party for National Development’s claim for popularity. Do they not say that numbers do not lie? Out of a count of … Continued

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The second round of by-elections have flown past with a less than convincing result to help the opposition United Party for National Development’s claim for popularity. Do they not say that numbers do not lie? Out of a count of 12 by elections that were held on September 14 across the country the ruling PF harvested nine out of 12. This is not to take anything away from the other parties that lined to compete as per their democratic right but for the kind of political noise that has become customary of the UPND, they should do more than screen robbery. The country is partly where it is in terms of political tension as a result of the UPND crying at every turn of being robbed of victory. But then would even minute as the by-elections have been be indicative or supportive of their theory that they were robbed of victory? The simple spray of by-election results indicate that while the PF may not be at the peak of their popularity they still retain some semblance of national support. Just in case one missed it here is the outcome of the last round of local government elections the UPND won Itezhi Tezhi, Libonda Ward in Kalabo district as well as Mpindi Kakonja in Zambezi. The ruling party has scooped, Mabinga in Chama South, Chililalila in Kabwe, Chitwi in Luanshya, Luansobe in Mufulira, Luntomfwe in Kaputa and Chimanja. The PF also made its presence felt in Lunte, Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda. So then where is the evidence that the UPND is more popular than the PF. If the UPND want to claim popularity they must back it up with empirical evidence otherwise they will remain branded as cry-babies or sore losers. While there is a general principle never to read too much into by-election results the PF can for now delight in their recent posting of impressive results and credit to them they have not rubbed it in on their opponents. The post OPINION: Numbers Indicate PF Still Stronger than UPND appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sunday Chanda Retracts Awkward Statement

Patriotic Front Media Director Sunday Chanda has been once again caught pants down with an alarmist statement that could potentially fan violence. Chanda not for the first time has attributed ordinary incidences of violence to politics and gone to town … Continued

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Patriotic Front Media Director Sunday Chanda has been once again caught pants down with an alarmist statement that could potentially fan violence. Chanda not for the first time has attributed ordinary incidences of violence to politics and gone to town with it but has had to fall back on it. Credit to him for having tendered in an apology. In the heat of the political campaigns Chanda had claimed that UPND cadres had killed a PF sympathizer in Chilanga but it has turned out no one died. “We would like to dispel reports published in some quarters of the media purporting that a member of the Patriotic Front assaulted during the just ended by-election campaigns in Kalundu area in Chilanga has died, “ she said in the statement,†said the police in a statement. Chanda has since issued an apology reproduced below: Below is the statement: RETRACTION STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, 17th September 2017, my Office received information from the Party Provincial Officials to the effect that a PF member who was attacked in Chilanga during the by-election campaigns had passed on. Upon receiving this information, we had it verified with two other Provincial Officials who confirmed the reports. It has come to our attention that the Provincial Officials information was not accurate. The victim is still hospitalised in University Teaching Hospital and remains in our prayers. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused on the vIssued by: Sunday Chanda PF Media Directorictim and the bereaved family. Further, we wish to advise our officials to verify information with the Provincial Party Chairperson before transmitting any such information to the Party Secretariat. Lastly, we continue to call for investigations into the violence to ensure the perpetrators of this violence are brought to book. Issued by: Sunday Chanda PF Media Director The post Sunday Chanda Retracts Awkward Statement appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Reliance Financial Service, Elixir Global Group Sign MOU

[The Point] Reliance Financial Service and Elixir Global Group last Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a ceremony held at the Reliance Financial Service’s main office, along Kairaba Avenue.

[The Point] Reliance Financial Service and Elixir Global Group last Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a ceremony held at the Reliance Financial Service's main office, along Kairaba Avenue.

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The Legacy Launches Leadership Clinic

[The Point] In its quest to shape and prepare the next generation of African leaders, The Legacy last Saturday officially launched the Leadership Clinic,at the American Corner, along Kairaba Avenue.

[The Point] In its quest to shape and prepare the next generation of African leaders, The Legacy last Saturday officially launched the Leadership Clinic,at the American Corner, along Kairaba Avenue.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Rediscover Information – the Mandate of African Media to Global Audience

[The Point] A paper presented by Yaya B. Baldeh on the theme “Uplifting Africa’s Status through Media” at a seminar, organised by the Centre for Africa Strategic Studies in Ankara, Turkey. The event was attended by academics and university students.

[The Point] A paper presented by Yaya B. Baldeh on the theme "Uplifting Africa's Status through Media" at a seminar, organised by the Centre for Africa Strategic Studies in Ankara, Turkey. The event was attended by academics and university students.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Three Former Governors, Ministers Face Commission

[The Point] Three former governors: Omar A. Khan, former governor of the Upper River Region, Sompo Ceesay of URR and Aminata Siffae Hydara of West Coast Region, yesterday appeared before the Commission of Inquiry that looks into the assets and financia…

[The Point] Three former governors: Omar A. Khan, former governor of the Upper River Region, Sompo Ceesay of URR and Aminata Siffae Hydara of West Coast Region, yesterday appeared before the Commission of Inquiry that looks into the assets and financial transactions of former President Yahya Jammeh.

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Green-Up 1 Million Tree Initiative Launched

[The Point] Having successfully planted more than 10,000 trees across the country during the past year, Green-Up has launched its 1 Million tree initiative, a commitment to plant 1,000,000 trees within a year.

[The Point] Having successfully planted more than 10,000 trees across the country during the past year, Green-Up has launched its 1 Million tree initiative, a commitment to plant 1,000,000 trees within a year.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia