New Initiative Seeks to Promote Transparency in Climate Projects

[New Times] A ?91,297 (about Rwf91m) project has been launched with view to ensure that corruption does not undermine climate change mitigation efforts as well as effective and equitable allocation of climate finance in the country.

[New Times] A ?91,297 (about Rwf91m) project has been launched with view to ensure that corruption does not undermine climate change mitigation efforts as well as effective and equitable allocation of climate finance in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Two Local Startups Compete for Rwf490 Million in Green Challenge

[New Times] Two Rwandan startups have reached the finals of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, a global competition that attracts startups whose solutions aim to reduce greenhouse emissions.

[New Times] Two Rwandan startups have reached the finals of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, a global competition that attracts startups whose solutions aim to reduce greenhouse emissions.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

MPs to Investigate Central Bank’s U.S.$99 Pens

[Observer] Parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has started investigations into the irregular procurement process of 350 branded pens by Bank of Uganda at Shs 125 million.

[Observer] Parliament's committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has started investigations into the irregular procurement process of 350 branded pens by Bank of Uganda at Shs 125 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

My Attackers Were Sponsored, Says Charly Boy

[Guardian] Maverrick singer and social crusader, Charles Oputa (a.k.a. Charly boy), has said that the attack on him and others at Wuse Market was sponsored.He said: “I don’t think we will stop this protest soon because this is a fight for the Nigeria o…

[Guardian] Maverrick singer and social crusader, Charles Oputa (a.k.a. Charly boy), has said that the attack on him and others at Wuse Market was sponsored.He said: "I don't think we will stop this protest soon because this is a fight for the Nigeria of our dreams. And I keep saying that until the youths wake up from their sleep, nothing is ever going to change. So, till they decide whether they want a country or they want to go down with the country because we are definitely going down if we don't do something quick

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UPND, PF To Renew Rivalry In Sept 14 By-Election

The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country. Northern, Central and Muchinga will hold council … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front and the leading opposition party UPND will renew their rivalry when the Electoral Commission of Zambia calls by-elections at council and ward level in selected parts of the country. Northern, Central and Muchinga will hold council chairpersonship with eight wards holding polls for councillor positions with PF and UPND being the only political parties to field to candidates for all positions. According to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), nominations of candidates for the forthcoming Council Chairperson Elections in Lunte (Northern Province), Lavushimanda, Kanchibiya (both in Muchinga Province) and Itezhi Tezhi (Central Province) districts. Candidates who have successfully filed their nominations in Lunte are Simon Chanda of the Patriotic Front, Lazarous Chongo of the United Party for National Development and George Chikwanda, an independent candidate. In Lavushimanda, two candidates filed their nominations on Monday. UPND’s Mupenda Mwelwa and the PF candidate Humphery Katemba will battle for the council chairmanship. In Kanchibiya, Chipalo Mwansa of the PF and Kanjela Silvario of the UPND are the successful candidates while in Itezhi Tezhi PF’s candidate Kaingu Namakau, UPND’s Stephen Shaloba, Party of National Unity’s Shilupezi Irene and Independent candidate Oliver Sitengu make up the race. The by-election in Itezhi Tezhi, district has been necessitated following the death of the incumbent Council Chairperson. The creation of Kanchibiya, Lavushimanda and Lunte districts necessitated the need for Council Chairpersons’ elections in the said districts. ECZ will also hold by-elections in eight (8) Local Government Wards namely; Chililalila, Chitwi, Luansobe, Luntomfwe, Libonda, Mpidi Kakonga, Chimanja and Mabinga. The vacancies in eight (8) wards are as a result of deaths and resignations of incumbent Councillors. The post UPND, PF To Renew Rivalry In Sept 14 By-Election appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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